Again, it's that time of year when we start to think about Christmas Time.
Whether it be thinking about what presents to buy, worrying about who to invite on Christmas day or just stressing about the cost of it all, the build up to Christmas can be eventful to say the least.
There is an alternative though. Why not spend Christmas doing something else instead by taking a guided coach trip and letting other people take all the stress! I'm not saying you should do it every year but every now and again won't hurt. What's more, there are coach trips designed especially with Christmas and New Year in mind.
The tour starts in England, taking in beautiful Cambridge and the great City of York, before heading into Scotland's capital, Edinburgh where you will celebrate Christmas Day. You will then experience the amazing scenery of the Scottish Highlands while travelling to Liverpool - the home of ‘The Beatles’ and two world famous premier league football clubs! Next, head to Wales' Capital, Cardiff before visiting the birthplace of William Shakespeare - Straford-upon-Avonand. Next stop is Bath – a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the finest architecture in Europe. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the town, and learn about the historical significance of the region, including the natural hot springs which supply the Roman baths the famous Roman Bath site in Bath.
Bath's famous Roman Baths
Christmas time and New Year in Europe is also a fabulous place to be. Full-blown winter in Europe arrives in December and lasts until mid-March, and for most of Europe, winter is really cold. But winter in Europe is a celebration that greets you with the true warmth of festive joy and cheer. Snow-covered rooftops, Christmas markets and cities decorated with amazing displays of light will take your breath away.
The tour starts in London and takes you on to Paris where you will see some of the city’s most treasured landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower! Spend two days in Paris before heading off to the Swiss Alps and the dramatic Swiss mountain scenery. Spend two days here soaking up the wonderful snow-capped peaks and tumbling mountain waterfalls. Take an optional excursion up to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe! Next, travel to Germany’s famous Rhine Valley and relax on board a Rhine riverboat which takes you to your hotel in the heart of the Rhine Valley. This is the most concentrated stretch of castles in all of Europe, and it also features vineyards, charming medieval towns and lofty cliffs - wonderful at Christmas. For the next two days you can enjoy Christmas time in the Netherlands and Bruges, both enchanting places at the best of timers, never mind Christmas!
Bruges at Christmas
Some of the most popular and impressive destinations in Europe are just waiting to be explored on these Christmas and New Year tours. Recapture the magic of this wonderful time of year by doing something a bit different and discovering Europe’s Christmas cultural traditions as well as the truly delicious Christmas treats that are created especially for this magical time of year.