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Winter Getaway 2018-19 (18 Days, London to London)

Nothing's like Europe in winter. The snow-covered rooftops, the yummy food and the chance to cloak yourself in winter woolies are just some of the reasons why a trip during the chilly season is the perfect idea. Oh, and not to mention the lack of crowds. Take the opportunity to explore the winter wonderlands of France, Switzerland, Italy, Vatican City, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and the Netherlands (sans, a throng of tourists) and give your friends a million reasons to hit 'Like' on your 'grams.

Inclusions

Visit former concentration camp Mauthausen
Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
Walking tour of Florence with local guide
Driving tour of Paris
Vaporetto ride in Venice
17 Breakfasts
17 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
18
Price From
AUD $2,339
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
13 Oct 201830 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,739 
27 Oct 201813 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,739 
10 Nov 201827 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,739 
17 Nov 201804 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,739 
24 Nov 201811 Dec 201815AUD $2,739
01 Dec 201818 Dec 20186AUD $2,889
05 Dec 201822 Dec 20184AUD $2,889
07 Dec 201824 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,889 
15 Dec 201801 Jan 20198AUD $3,039
22 Dec 201808 Jan 20197AUD $3,039
29 Dec 201815 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,889 
05 Jan 201922 Jan 201921AUD $2,889
12 Jan 201929 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
19 Jan 201905 Feb 201918AUD $2,599
26 Jan 201912 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
02 Feb 201919 Feb 201927AUD $2,339
16 Feb 201905 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
02 Mar 201919 Mar 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
16 Mar 201902 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,739 
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'éclair de Génie 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
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. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 4: Swiss Alps
Hop on board the optional excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe'), which takes you to the highest train station in Europe. The view is so beautiful it'll probably make you cry. Seriously. Want more adventure? Up the adrenaline by skydiving out of a helicopter, then head back down to earth for some snow angels and hot chocolate. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Scenic excursion to Jungfrau ('The Top of Europe') -Scenic helicopter ride in the Swiss Alps -Skydiving in the Swiss Alps -Schilthorn cable car ride
Day 5: Swiss Alps to Florence, Italy
Yodel your way down the mountains and into the land of hearty Tuscan cuisine and the birthplace of gelato: Florence. But first, we’ll make a stop at Pisa, home of the legendary wonky tower. This evening will be yours to stroll along the real-life watercolour of the Arno River in Florence. Enjoy! Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 6: Florence
Get schooled on the Medici family, stroll the Ponte Vecchio and learn about leather (new handbag, anyone?) on a morning walking tour. Use the afternoon to meet a guy named David doing his best Blue Steel in the Accademia Gallery, shop the markets and hunt down the best aperitivo spreads. Meals: -Breakfast Included today: -Walking tour of Florence with local guide
Day 7: Florence to Rome
We're Romeward bound today for a rendezvous with ancient architecture's biggest players. Make like Caesar (the emperor, not the salad) and work up a colossus hunger as you pass by the Pantheon, throw your two cents in the Trevi Fountain and sit on the Spanish Steps. Tonight, you're in Disneyland for foodies. Have fun. Included today: -Visit the town of Orvieto -Walking tour of Rome Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: Rome including Vatican City visit
Create the ultimate Roman Holiday in one day with a whirlwind of Vespas, espresso, two-cheek kisses and pizza the way it's supposed to taste. Pop in on the Pope on an optional tour of the Vatican City, then play I spy with two-and-a-half millennia worth of history. Shop 'til you drop on Via Condotti, head to Capitoline Hill for awesome views of the Roman Forum and Colosseum or just kick back in Piazza Navona for some dolce far niente (delicious idleness). Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Guided tour of Vatican City
Day 16: Berlin 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 15: Berlin
Join the optional Third Reich walking tour for an insight into what the city was like under Nazi rule during WWII, go on a museum crawl or head to the zoo. More culture awaits on Museum Island, with creative types and memorable meals available in the Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg neighbourhoods. Tonight, no curfew at clubs = get ready for a night to remember. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Third Reich walking tour -Berlin Alternative Tour & Nightlife tour
Day 14: Prague to Berlin, Germany
Get acquainted with 800-year-old Dresden - a city virtually destroyed in WWII and then rebuilt. Then: Berlin, we're coming for ya. We'll drive you around to see the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building before knuckling down with some pork at Hofbräuhaus. Included today: -Walking tour of Dresden -Driving tour of Berlin Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 13: Prague
Channel your inner bohemian and seek out the John Lennon memorial wall to start your free day. Soak up some more Czech history at the National Museum or Communist Museum or get a taste of the quirky local culture at a marionette puppet opera (you gotta see it to believe it). Snap a selfie at Prague's own Eiffel Tower, visit The Museum of Miniatures, eat roast pork from one of the street vendors lining Old Town Square and drink beer. Really. Good. Beer. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 9: Rome to Venice
Snap a selfie at Juliet's famous balcony in Verona and join throngs of lovers leaving notes on the wall (or avoid the crowds and just marvel at the ancient arena). Say ciao to Venice from across the lagoon as we check into our hotel and tuck into a yummy dinner together. Included today: -Walking tour of Verona Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 11: Venice to Salzburg, Austria
Today, it's off to Mozart's birthplace: Salzburg. Enjoy a walking tour of his birthplace and then play I spy with Salzburg Castle overlooking the city. There's lots to explore here, so hop to it! Included today: -Walking tour of Salzburg Meals: -Breakfast
Day 10: 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 17: 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 12: Salzburg to Prague, Czech Republic
First, a sobering visit to Mauthausen concentration camp for a lesson in the resilience of humanity. Then, fuel up on trdelník (pastry deliciousness) before a walking tour to get us started in Prague. Suss out the castle deemed worthy by Guinness World Records as being the largest ancient castle in the world, cross medieval Charles Bridge and watch 'Death' toll the hour on an astronomical clock that's over 600 years old. After dinner, get cosy in a café with hot chocolate. Included today: -Visit Mauthausen concentration camp -Walking tour of Prague Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 18: 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