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Winter Express 2018-19 (11 Days, London to London)

With so much to see and do, one of the best things about travelling Europe in winter is the serious lack of crowds. Enjoy Europe 'all to yourself' as you flit between France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Netherlands, where elegant capitals are blanketed in snow and festive cheer is as common as hand-knitted scarves.

Inclusions

Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Stay in the scenic Rhine Valley castle region
Driving tour of Paris
Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal, Venice
10 Breakfasts
10 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
11
Price From
AUD $1,592
Start Location
London, England
End Location
London, England
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
25 Oct 201804 Nov 201813AUD $1,859
01 Nov 201811 Nov 201829AUD $1,859
08 Nov 201818 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,859 
15 Nov 201825 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,859 
22 Nov 201802 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,859 
29 Nov 201809 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,859 
02 Dec 201812 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,969 
06 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,969 
09 Dec 201819 Dec 2018986AUD $1,674
13 Dec 201823 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $1,969 
20 Dec 201830 Dec 201833AUD $1,674
27 Dec 201806 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,969 
03 Jan 201913 Jan 201933AUD $1,772
06 Jan 201916 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,969 
10 Jan 201920 Jan 201910AUD $1,769
17 Jan 201927 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,769 
20 Jan 201930 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,769 
24 Jan 201903 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,769 
31 Jan 201910 Feb 201931AUD $1,592
14 Feb 201924 Feb 201939AUD $1,592
21 Feb 201903 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,769 
07 Mar 201917 Mar 201945AUD $1,769
14 Mar 201924 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,769 
21 Mar 201931 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,859 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: London, England to Paris, France (or join in Paris)
Leave London for dust as we jump over the English Channel to France for a beauty smackdown. Brush up on your bonjours when you meet the rest of the group and wrap your lips around your first real French meal at our included dinner. See the City of Light at its best on a driving tour and play landmark bingo with the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. Included today: -English Channel ferry ticket -Driving tour of Paris Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Paris
A free day in Paris to get involved with pastries, paintings and the Centre Pompidou. Bike along the Seine on an optional tour or just flâner (stroll) around and drink it in. Check out L'eclair de Genie in le Marais (don't ask questions), get your obligatory Eiffel Tower #selfie then explore the world's largest grave at the Catacombs. Tonight, experience the razzle dazzle of a cabaret show or hop on a boat down the river to crank the romance dial to 11. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Traditional cabaret show in Paris -Seine River cruise -Bike tour of Paris
Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Tear yourself away from that baguette - fondue awaits! The vistas out your window today are gorgeous. Unlike the Toblerone box, the Swiss Alps aren't all lined up perfectly, so we weave up through the breathtaking valleys and peaks to reach our destination. Grab your forks and prepare to cover everything in cheese at dinner tonight. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Swiss Alps
Ski, sled, snow angel, or park yourself indoors to enjoy the views (from the warmth). Craving more altitude? Head to the 'Top of Europe', aka Jungfrau, on an optional adventure and test your pano skills. The view from up here is so beautiful, you'll probably cry. Seriously. With so much to get involved with today, the question is, where to start? Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') -Night sledding in the Swiss Alps -Skiing in the Swiss Alps -Skydiving in the Swiss Alps -Scenic helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps
Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy
Bella Italia today as we roll into Venice. Get ready to get lost in its maze-like alleyways as you ogle the romantic canals. Inside tip: the best local haunts will always be found off the beaten track. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 6: Venice
100+ slowly sinking islands won't explore themselves. Get your bearings on this morning's walking tour before an action packed day. Soak up St Mark's Square and opt in for a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal (optional activity). Corny smooching not included. This afternoon, snoop the Doge's Palace, cross Rialto Bridge and shop for Carnevale masks. There's so much going on here. Did we mention it's beautiful? Included today: -Walking tour of Venice -Vaporetto ride in Venice Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Gondola ride in Venice
Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany
Time to leave Venice behind. *cries*. But it's all good because we're off to the epic Munich. It's time to get to know the city. Why not slide on your Lederhosen and get amongst it at the 426-year-old Hofbräuhaus - the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria. Prost! Included today: -Walking tour of Munich Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: Munich to Rhine Valley
Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine river are all up next today. Breathe in as we weave our way through narrow cobblestone streets and tunnels. Besides its obvious appeals (hello, fairytale views over the Rhine) half of Germany's wine comes from here. Shame not to try some. Included today: -Stay in the scenic Rhine Valley castle region Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 9: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amster-DAM it's going to be a good day! Start dreaming of cheese and clogs as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. Get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital and see the Dam Square, Royal Palace and National Monument. End the night with a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm. Included today: -Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration -Walking tour of Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: Amsterdam
Get on your bike and ride! Do as the locals do and join the 881,000 bicycles on an optional city bike tour to soak up the wintery canal vistas before retreating with hot chocolate, poffertjes and stroopwafels. Take on the city's 51 museums (must-dos: Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House). Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal. Included today: -Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Bike tour of Amsterdam
Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England
Today it's back on the ferry as we journey back to London. Start planning the next adventure. Facebook friends? Included today: -English Channel ferry ticket Meals: -Breakfast