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Winter Wonder

Discover a winter wonderland in Europe!

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Group Size: Max 48, Avg 35

Trip code: EHWWLL

Duration: 14 days

See 6 European countries
Twin/Triple share rooms
Explore Salzburg and Heidelberg

Discover a winter wonderland in Europe on this amazing winter tour and see the best bits of Europe in all their winter glory! Travel out of peak season and get better value for money as you explore 6 European countries in 14 unforgettable days! Travel from the UK to France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. See stunning cities such as Paris, Rome, Venice, Florence, Salzburg, and Amsterdam on guided tours and have fun in the snow in a Swiss Alps ski resort. Make new friends on this group European travel experience and enjoy effortless travel with an experienced tour guide for a hassle-free adventure in Europe!

Trip highlights

  • Take two winter weeks to discover the best of Europe on this guided group coach tour
  • Seek out the snow in stunning European cities and see the spectacular Swiss Alps
  • Take a tour of chic Paris and go skiing, snowboarding or sledging in an Alpine ski resort in Switzerland
  • Discover the fabulous Italian city of Florence, check out Verona, glide down Venice’s stunning canals on a gondola ride, tour the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome and visit tiny Vatican City
  • See beautiful Salzburg, sample German beers in Heidelberg, and explore Amsterdam by bike
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What's included
  • 13 nights of twin or triple share hotel accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • English Channel ferry crossings
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with wi-fi and USB ports
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities
  • Escorted services of a fully trained Trip Leader and Driver
  • Paris ‘City Lights’ tour
  • Swiss Alps Ski Resort stay
  • Gondola ride on the Grand Canal, Venice
  • Bicycle tour of Amsterdam
  • Dutch cheese and clog demonstration
  • Visit to a leatherworks in Florence
  • Visit to Venetian lace school
  • Farewell canal cruise and dinner in Amsterdam
  • 24 hour support
What's not included
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional extra tours and activities
  • Pre-Tour Accommodation (Due to the early start, we recommend booking pre-tour accommodation. Please contact us for details.)
Further trip information

Carve through the snow in style, on board a comfortable coach with like-minded explorers! Enjoy free Wi-Fi, individual USB ports, a TV, toilet, aircon/heating, and reclining seats – everything you need to relax as the European landscape sweeps by!

Joining you on your coach is a top-notch driver and guide dedicated to delivering a fantastic experience. With unique local knowledge and a keen sense of direction (especially when it comes to tasty food and nightlife!) your crew will ensure you have the trip of a lifetime!

Let the adventure begin!

Day 1: London to Paris, France.  Cross the English Channel to the chic city of Paris. Driving tour included. Dinner included.

Day 2: Paris.  Explore Paris at your leisure on a free day. Optional cycle tour. Optional evening activities: River Seine cruise or cabaret show. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland. Alpine village stay in Engelberg. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 4: Swiss Alps. Free day in ski resort. Optional winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledging and cable car up Mount Titlis. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy. Travel to Florence through stunning scenery. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 6: Florence to Rome. Guided walking tour of Florence. Travel to Rome, walking tour of the city. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Rome. Optional tour of Vatican City. Free afternoon. Breakfast included.

Day 8: Rome to Venice. Stop in Verona en route to Venice. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 9: Venice. Guided walking tour of the city and inclusive gondola ride. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Venice to Salzburg, Austria. Walking tour of Mozart’s home city. Breakfast included.

Day 11: Salzburg to Heidelberg, Germany. Walking tour of this university city. Breakfast included.

Day 12: Heidelberg to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Farm stop with cheese and clogs demonstration. Tour of Amsterdam, including the notorious Red Light District. Breakfast included.

Day 13: Amsterdam.Enjoy a farewell dinner on board a cruise through Amsterdam’s canals. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 14: Amsterdam to London, England. Ferry back from Calais, France to London, England where the tour ends. Breakfast included.

Please note: Free on-coach Wi-Fi is available but speed and connection relies on local 3G / 4G networks, and signal can be intermittent in some of the more remote areas.

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Arrival information

This trip starts in London. You will need to make your own way to London and be at the joining hostel by 6am, ready to check in, in time for a 7am departure. Due to the early start, you may wish to pre-book a night at the hostel for the night before. We can help you make this arrangement.

If you do wish to book a night in the hostel the following costs will apply:

  • Twinshare: £35 per person, per night
  • Shared Dorm (4-6 people): £26 per person, per night
  • Shared Dorm w/ En Suite (4-6 people): £31 per person, per night

The trip ends in London, at approximately 8-8.30pm, at the same hostel you departed from.

Accommodation & meals

13 nights of accommodation is included as part of this European winter tour. You will be staying in twin or triple share rooms in 3*or 4* star hotels. In total, 13 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included on this trip, with other meals being at your own cost.

If you have special dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian or wheat intolerance, we will make every endeavour to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise us when you book. Please be aware that in some countries, particularly in Eastern Europe, it is more difficult to cater for dietary requirements, but we will always try our best to arrange it. However, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

Minimum age & eligibility

The age requirements for this trip is 18 - 39 years. 

UK citizens can travel to countries in the European Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days. Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.

All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change so we recommend travellers check the most up to date information with the relevant embassies before travel.

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.