Christmas in Austria, Twixmas River Cruise, New Year in Ypres

  • 12 Day Tour
  • 11 Sights Visited
  • 3 to 4 Star Rating

Dec 22

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium for an overnight stay.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Dec 23

Travel through Germany to the Austrian Tyrol for four nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Christmas Eve - Innsbruck & Rattenberg

Included excursion to the capital of the Tyrol to enjoy the Christmas markets and explore the city’s charming old town. We’ll also visit the glass-blowing centre of Rattenberg in the Inn Valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Christmas Day - Kitzbühel

Enjoy our included excursion to the world-famous ski resort of Kitzbühel. Why not opt to ride the gondola up the majestic Hahnenkamm Mountain for some breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks. We return to the hotel for tonight’s turkey Christmas dinner.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Boxing Day - Mayrhofen and Ziller Valley Railway

Included excursion to Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley. Here you can take an optional ride on the Ziller Valley Railway between Mayrhofen and Fugen.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Ziller Valley

Dec 27

We leave Austria and head into Germany to reach Andernach and our cruise ship, the MS Rhine Princess, for a two-night cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dec 28 - Rüdesheim and Koblenz

We cruise from Andernach to Oberwesel, then after lunch, travel by coach to Rüdesheim. Explore the bustling Drosselgasse, visit the lively atmosphere, cosy wine taverns and narrow, romantic streets. We then continue by coach to Koblenz, and rejoin our cruise ship. Enjoy the lively festive spirit of this town, which lies at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Dec 29 - Cologne

We cruise to Cologne, where you can explore the delights of the capital of the Rhineland. Cologne is a joy to visit with its shops, restaurants and cosy bars of the Old Town. Later this afternoon, we head to Ypres in Belgium for a four night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Dec 30 - Bruges & Ypres

Included excursion, which takes us to historic Bruges, one of Europe’s best preserved medieval towns. Spend time exploring the town, strolling the cobbled lanes and crossing pretty canals.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



New Year’s Eve - Lille

Join our optional excursion to the beautiful French town of Lille. See the Grand Place, the Old Town and Belfry ahead of tonight’s New Year festivities, which include a special New Year’s Eve buffet, disco and a glass of champagne at midnight.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


New Year’s Day - Brussels

Included excursion to the centre of Brussels, Belgium’s capital city. Located in the heart of the city is the majestic Grand Place, a square surrounded by Guild Houses and elegant cafes.

  • Included meals: Brunch, Dinner


Jan 2

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room/lower deck cabin supplement £239; travel insurance from £49.95. 

Cabin Upgrades (per person)Twin
Middle Deck Cabin£15
Middle Deck Superior Cabin£20
Upper Deck Cabin£25

FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.