Discover Winter

Discover Winter
From £ 2389
Duration 20 Days
From £2389
Duration 20 Days

Fancy a journey through cities steeped in history, dripping in romanticism and dotted with jaw-dropping sites? Yeah, we thought so. Take in the splendour of Paris, the ancient majesty of Rome or the party atmosphere of Amsterdam on this never-to-be-forgotten discovery of Europe. Add to that the wonders of Eastern Europe including Ljubljana, Budapest, and Prague, and you’re bound to experience enough holiday magic to brighten any dreary winter’s day.

Tour Itinerary

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

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

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

Swiss Alps

Wake up, eat hearty then go Stallone all over the Alps. Or just settle in with some Gluhwein. If you get a second wind, jump on the revolving gondola to the top of Mount Titlis and test your pano photo skills. Then head back down for some snow angels and hot chocolate.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Scenic excursion to Mount Titlis

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. Then, the evening is yours to stroll along the real-life watercolour of the Arno River, wishing you were a painter. Enjoy!

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Florence to Rome

Get schooled on the Medici family, stroll the Ponte Vecchio and learn about leather (new handbag, anyone?) on a morning walking tour. Then we're Romeward bound for a rendez-vous 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:
-Walking tour of Florence with local guide
-Walking tour of Rome

Meals:
-Breakfast

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 ‘till 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

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

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 get ready for a quintessential gondola ride on the Grand Canal. 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
-Gondola ride in Venice

Meals:
-Breakfast

Venice to Ljubljana, Slovenia

Today, we’re off to Ljubljana. But first, a stop at Insta-worthy Lake Bled. Then, visit the Ljubljana Castle and Old Town. Tonight, hit up Metelkova Mesto for a tea or vino with a side of live music and underground art installations.

Included today:
-Visit stunning Lake Bled
-Walking tour of Ljubljana

Meals:
-Breakfast

Ljubljana to Budapest, Hungary

Your house in Budapest awaits. A driving tour will get you down and Danube (that be the river) with twin cities, Buda and Pest. Check out Hero's Square, Parliament House, the National Palace, Fisherman's Bastion and swanky Andrássy Avenue. After gorging on goulash, cabbage rolls and dumplings, roll into bed at your comfy hotel.

Included today:
-Driving tour of Budapest

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Budapest

Free day! Indulge in a spa treatment, visit the Buda Castle or hit up the House of Terror Museum. Tonight, hang with the hipsters and drink local fruit brandy at one of the original ruin bars.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Budapest to Vienna, Austria

Roll into Vienna and get your bearings on a driving tour. Top off your day with a schnitzel and apple strudel at Café Central, the regular hangout of Freud, Trotsky and Lenin. Let the Vienna Chamber Orchestra serenade you later (optional).

Included today:
-Driving tour of Vienna
-Visit Schönbrunn Palace

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional activities:
-A night at the Viennese Chamber Orchestra (dinner optional at an additional expense)

Vienna 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

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

Optional activities:
-Beer tasting in Prague

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

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
-Kreuzberg walking tour (dependent on departure date)

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

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

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

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