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SWISS CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - 8 days

Imagine staying in a delightful old wooden chalet style hotel in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. On your Swiss Christmas break you will experience special train rides through the magnificent mountains and lakes to Montreux, Luzern and medieval Bern. All around you jagged mountains soar to impossible heights whilst you relax and enjoy real Swiss hospitality, bubbling cheese fondues, snow covered peaks and much, much more. Contact Guidepost Tours to spend Christmas in Switzerland. (Gpt-Alb)

SWISS CHRISTMAS IN ZERMATT - 11 days

 Spend Christmas relaxing in a charming chalet style hotel in the Swiss Alps. Add to this the Austrian Lakes District, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Zermatt, Luzern plus the famous Glacier Express. Contact Guidepost Christmas Tours. (Alb)

CHRISTMAS IN A FRENCH ALPINE VILLAGE - 11 days

 Imagine… celebrating Christmas in a classic chalet style hotel with astounding views over the beautiful French Alps and the mighty Mont Blanc massif. Now add Christmas shopping in the boutiques of Paris and Christmas Markets of lakeside Annecy, Chamonix, and chic Megève. Visit the ‘City of Peace’ Geneva, travel by cable car up to the roof of Europe, take a train to the ‘Sea of Ice’, enjoy a snow shoe walk and a romantic horse drawn carriage ride. Contact Guidepost Tours (Alb)

GERMAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - 8 days

Imagine staying deep in the heart of the German Black Forest over Christmas. Visit medieval towns and explore Christmas Markets on cobblestoned streets. Explore the Alsace wine road, visit the magnificent Hohenzollern Castle and see Gengenbach’s town hall illuminate with the world’s largest advent calendar. Contact Guidepost Tours for  "White Christmas" and New Year tours in Germany. (GptAl)

SALZBURG & CHRISTMAS IN BAVARIA - 11 days

 Imagine celebrating this Christmas in the famous Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Savour traditional Christmas meals, soaking up the atmosphere of festive Christmas Markets in Salzburg and Innsbruck, ride high in a cable car to the summit of the Zugspitze and visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. (Alb)

COMBINE A CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR TOUR

Our German and Austria Christmas Markets Tours are designed to join with many Christmas Breaks which in turn will combine with New Year Tours. Contact Guidepost Tours for more information. (GptAlb)

CHRISTMAS IN THE SLOVENIAN ALPS - 11 days

Spend Christmas on the shores of magnificent Lake Bled deep in the Slovenian Alps. Your tour will take you through the Italian Dolomites and the snowfields of Kranjska Gora in the Julian Alps. From the canals of Venice to the old city of Ljubljiana plus 2 nights in a dreamy Italian castle. Let Guidepost Tours take you away Christmas in the Slovenian Alps. Click on the enquiry button at the top of this page. (Alb). 

A SWISS CHRISTMAS IN GRINDELWALD - 11 days

 Imagine celebrating Christmas in a 5 star spa hotel in the stunning Swiss Alpine village of Grindelwald. Shop at Christmas Markets, explore the gorgeous Swiss Riviera town of Montreux, visit Château de Chillon, the amazing hilltop town of Gruyères and enjoy an exhilarating Alpine ride on the Golden Pass train and the incredible funicular train up to the Jungfraujoch. Contact Guidepost Tours (Alb)

SALZBURG, THE MIGHTY MATTERHORN & THE GLACIER EXPRESS - 12 days

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MARKETS - 8 days

 Experience the 600-year-old holiday spirit of “Christkindlesmarkts” in Germany, Austria and France. Sip mulled wine and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe. Spend three nights in the traditional Alpine village of Oberammergau and two nights in the heart of the Black Forest. Bask in holiday cheer as you stroll along the cobblestone streets of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrolean Austria. Explore historic Nuremberg, Wurzburg and Rothenberg, some of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Contact Guidepost Tours (Coll)

MAGICAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS - 7 DAYS

 Hit the holiday road to uncover the magic of Christmas in Austria and Germany. Explore the Christmas markets, alive with festive cheer and cultural treasures. Uncover the history and tastes of these incredible regions spending 5 relaxing nights in Innsbruck, where the spirit of Christmas is undeniable. Venture to the Alpine village of Seefeld via train. Partake in the traditional taste of Schnapps before you’re whisked away on an actual horse-drawn Christmas sleigh. Contact Guidepost Tours (Coll)

A MEDIEVAL BOHEMIAN CHRISTMAS - 12 days

You can spend Christmas in a beautifully restored 500 year old hotel in the centre of Cesky Krumlov. On the way you will visit the ancient cities and Christmas Markets of Rothenberg, Nurnberg, Prague and Vienna.plus Melk Monastery and the Schonbrunn Palace, dining in the Catacombs under the cobble stoned town square. To book your Medieval Bohemian Christmas contact Bob at Guidepost Discovery Tours - click on the enquiry button at the top of this page. (Alb)

BOHEMIAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS - 11 days

 Imagine shopping in the Christmas Markets of Europe’s greatest cities. Stay in vibrant Berlin, ancient Dresden, medieval Prague and amazing Nürnberg. See the Brandenburg Gate, enjoy visits to Potsdam’s Palaces, the ‘Bridge of Spies’, Dresden’s Royal Palace with its extravagant New Green Vault and Hradcany Castle. Explore Bamberg and delightful Rothenburg and stand on the ramparts of Königstein Fortress in the magnificent Saxon Switzerland National Park. Contact Guidepost Tours.(Alb)

CHRISTMAS ON THE DANUBE - 8 days

 Begin your holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Rothenburg and Nuremberg. Nuremberg is home to one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in the world, and is famous as a toy making centre, known for its fanciful nutcrackers and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). Enjoy a German holiday party with mulled wine, referred to as a Glühweinparty. Float through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns. Discover Würzburg, an ancient Franconian wine town. Delight in the fairytale, Baroque architecture in Passau. In Vienna, join a local expert in exploring the historic sites where you’ll indulge in the city’s atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Visit the 900-year-old Benedictine Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. Guidepost Tours (Coll)

AUSTRIAN LAKES CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - 8 days

Celebrate Christmas over 7 nights, staying in the delightful first class White Horse Inn beside Lake Wolfgangsee, Austria. Explore beautiful Hallstatt, St Gilgen and visit the Christmas markets of Salzburg and enjoy hot chocolate and ginger biscuits in Austria’s oldest restaurant. Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations (ALB)

GERMAN & AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS MARKETS - 10 days

 Christmas approaching and being there as snowlines creep lower down the mountain sides and forests start to droop under the weight of snowfalls. Towns and villages stir in anticipation of the festivities ahead and the old, medieval squares become filled with fabulous Christmas markets. This festive tour has been specially designed to, not only capture the magic of some of Europe’s greatest and most nostalgic Christmas Markets but also takes you through a dramatic winter wonderland, to enjoy visits to castles perched on craggy hillsides and savour the warm, local hospitality.  (Alb)

CHRISTMAS IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL - 11 days

 Stay a full week over Christmas in the heart of a Tyrolean village in the snow covered Stubai Valley, Austria. Spend 2 nights in baroque Salzburg and another amongst the fairy tale castles of Bavaria. This tour is perfect for anyone wanting a less regulated tour - families and more independently minded people. Contact Guidepost Tours for details and reservations. (Alb)

AUSTRIAN CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - 8 days

A festive tour staying 8 days in a charming Chalet style hotel in the Austrian Alps. Visit the Salzberg Christmas Markets, Silent Night Chapel, Linderhof Palace and Oberammergau in Bavaria. Travel on a nostaligic snowbound steam train ride to the ski resort of Mayrhofen, medieval Innsbruck, a sleigh ride, then enjoy traditional Christmas meals, music and much more. Ring Guidepost Tours on 1300 733323 for information and bookings on our Austrian Christmas break. (Alb) 

AUSTRIAN WHITE CHRISTMAS - 10 days

10 stunning days Vienna to Luzern with the Albatross Travel Group. A festive Christmas over 4 days in the enchanting Austrian Alps, Vienna and Salzburg Christmas Markets, Silent Night Chapel, Kitzbuhel old town, medieval Rattenberg, the Danube and Melk Monastery, Innsbruck, sleigh ride, traditional Christmas meals and much more. Contact Guidepost Tours for details of our Austrian White Christmas. (Alb)

NORTHERN LIGHTS, ICE HOTELS & HUSKIES - 9 days

 Join us in the Arctic Circle, Lapland, and meet the Sami people, drive a reindeer sled, enjoy huskie rides, snow shoeing and at night time drive your snowmobile on a safari to dine in a cabin in the forest wilderness. Jump on an ice breaker ship and do a ‘dry suit’ swim in the frozen Baltic Sea. Stay in Santa’s cottages, Kemi’s extraordinary Glass Villas and an amazing Ice Hotel. Visit an Ice castle, dine in an Ice restaurant and gaze in awe at the Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights - dancing a slow ballet above you…. what an adventure! (Alb)

Great Trains of Europe - WINTER WONDERLAND TOUR

  28 December 2019 & 2020 - 20 days   A white New Year in the Swiss and Austrian Alps and the romantic cities of Venice Prague and Paris as well as Dresden, Salzburg, Interlaken and Innsbruck. Enjoy an optional Christmas add-on in the beautiful Swiss alpine village of Grindelwald.  Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-GTE)

New Year on Tour

COMBINE A CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR TOUR

 Our exciting European New Year tours have been specially designed to not only be enjoyed as ‘stand alone’ tours but also so that they can be seamlessly ‘bolted on’ to almost all our Christmas tours. 

NEW YEAR IN SPAIN & THE THREE KINGS FESTIVAL - 10 days

SWISS NEW YEAR HOLIDAY - 8 days

This wonderful New Year break has been specially designed for our passengers completing any of our Christmas Tours and looking for a few days unescorted. Stay in a delightful old wooden chalet style hotel in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Experience special train rides through the mountains and lakes to Montreux, Luzern and medieval Bern. Contact Guidepost Tours for more information on our New Year break in Switzerland. (Alb)

A SWISS NEW YEAR ADVENTURE - 8 days

 Ride on panoramic trains and funiculars up massive mountains, across ravines and snow laden valleys. Visit historic Bern and lakeside Thun, the ski resorts of Grindelwald, Mürren, Wengen and delightful Lauterbrunnen. Take stunning cable car rides over the Männlichen ridge and up the extraordinary Schilthorn mountain peak for a ‘007 James Bond’ lunch. Fly down a mountain on a zip line, experience a suspended cliff clinging walk, try snowshoeing, ice curling and watch the New Year’s Day fireworks explode and echo through the mighty,snowy peaks. (Alb)

A BAVARIAN FAIRYTALE NEW YEAR - 7 days

 Imagine celebrating New Year in the Bavarian Alps, in a village nestled at the foot of the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle. Take the Tegelberg Cable Car up the mountain, relax on a horse drawn carriage ride, visit beautiful Wieskirche – the Church in the Meadows, and explore King Ludwig’s extravagant castles. (Alb)

NEW YEAR WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC - 7 days

 Take part in a New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and dance in the Marble Room of Schloss Leopoldskron – the sumptuous Rococo Palace made so famous by the film ‘The Sound of Music’, before gathering on the lakeside terrace to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display. Whilst staying 5 nights in the palace annexe, you will enjoy special Schloss evenings and presentations plus a full programme of excursions including visiting Salzburg, taking a boat ride across peaceful Lake Königsee in Bavaria, and taking trips deep into the mountains and villages of this glorious, dramatic region.   (Alb)

NEW YEAR IN AN ITALIAN CASTLE - 7 days

7 EXHILARATING DAYS – LUZERN TO MILAN.  IMAGINE.…Staying in a glorious Italian Castle set in the charming foothills of the Italian Dolomites and enjoying a sumptuous NewYear’s Eve Gala dinner.Now add medieval Innsbruck, the chic ski resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the canals and hump backed bridges of Venice plus elegant, stylish Milan. Contact Guidepost Discovery Tours for more information and reservations. (GptAl)

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