Experience a Winter Wonder Tour!

A coach tour in Britain or Europe can be an utterly amazing experience, but have you ever thought of doing these types of trips in Winter?

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London is seeing and believing at Christmas time as the festive season comes to life with fantastic light displays scattered far across the city. The city is waiting to be explored as it captivates you by the wonderful sights to behold. See the amazing light displays along the Thames, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Somerset House ice-rink and Buckingham Palace. For more decadence, enjoy a spot of London’s finest shopping when visiting Harrods and the boutiques of Knightsbridge.

Amazing panorama of London.

Amazing panorama of London.

It’s not just the English Capital that can get you in the mood for Christmas, the French capital is also enchanting, inspiring and dazzling. Paris at Christmas is something to behold as you experience the glittering city including the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and the festive illuminations on the Champs Élysées. Enjoy the beauty, romance and sparkling glory of this magical French capital.

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If you want to witness iconic sights and seasonal delights in central Europe, you can’t beat a tour to the Christmas markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland! See markets and illuminated landmarks in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne. Travel to the beautiful city of Salzburg and visit the enchanting Christmas market. Soak up the aroma of mulled wine and Christmas songs in the magic of Dresden‘s Striezelmarkt which is Germany‘s oldest Christmas market. Chat to the stallholders of Vienna‘s Christkindlmarkt about their traditional toys, made of wood just as they have been for centuries, or their spicy gingerbread and mulled wine. Enjoy the bustling grand market in Munich‘s famous Marienplatz, and also experience the magical little stalls in lakeside Lucerne.

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5 outstanding places to visit in Italy!

 

1. Rome.

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Of course you can’t go to Italy without seeing Rome! From the amazing sight of the Colosseum to the breathtaking Vatican City, Rome has it all. Feast your eyes on the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Roman Forum and be taken aback by the Trevi Fountain in all its glory!

2. Florence.

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Florence is best known as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’ and a must see for anyone who appreciates fine art and architecture. The Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce Basilica are just some sights to see. The street sculptures are also amazing, and talking about great sculptures, don’t forget to visit the  Galleria dell’Accademia and see Michelangelo’s masterpiece sculpture ‘David’!

3.Pisa.

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Oh, the joy of Pisa – everyone has to witness the great Leaning Tower of Pisa at least once in their life! It is probably the most famous bell tower in the world and it’s not hard to see why. The tower’s famous tilt began during construction, thought to be because of an inadequate foundation on too soft ground. The tilt gradually increased until the tower was stabilized in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The majestic cathedral is also as beautiful as much as the Tower is unusual!

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Venice Festival!

 

The unique city of Venice should be on everyone’s wish list as it is definitely one of the most enchanting cities to behold, and is an absolute must for any romantic trip. Enjoy a gondola ride on the picture perfect canals, drink wine and eat delicious food in one of the many quaint little cafes or admire venetian masks that adorn the windows of the local gift shops.

5. Pompeii

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Visit Pompeii for a truly unforgettable experience! Explore the ancient ruins of this roman town which fell victim to Mt Vesuvius and be taken aback by what you see!

5 Amazing Places to visit in Scotland!

1. Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle is an amazing  icon of Scotland and has stood majestically in the capital of Scotland for centuries.

It actually sits on top of an extinct volcano and boasts Scotland’s most visited attraction.

This magnificent fortress has powerful stone walls which have withstood many sieges over the centuries, its sumptuous apartments also housed many Scottish Kings and Queens.

It is now home of  of the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a dazzling celebration of music and entertainment which continues to delight audiences from all over the world.

 

2. Loch Ness

 

The world-famous Loch Ness is the stuff of legends and is situated within the Scottish Highlands, packed with wild mountain scenery, rugged green hills and the tales of old clans.

Cruise along the beautiful lake and find out about the lake’s mythical monster, or take a leisurely walk along the shore.

The more adventurous could take on the challenge of the  South Loch Ness Trail, approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores.

 

3. Urquhart Castle

The fairy tale Urquhart Castle sits on a headland overlooking Loch Ness.

The castle dates back to the 13th century and played a dramatic role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century.

It was subsequently held as a royal castle but continued to suffer many battles before falling into decay.

However, it is now one of the most-visited castles in Scotland and is a breath taking sight to behold.

 

4. The Whisky Experience at Glengoyne Whisky Distillery

 

Have a whisky experience like no other at the Glengoyne Distillery.

Glengoyne is a distillery with pretty whitewashed walls and pagoda roof nestling into the bottom of Dumgoyne Hill.

It is a happy, thriving business and home to tenth generation distillers with the knowledge and methods passed to them by their forefathers.

It offers fascinating and  in-depth visits to whisky experts and beginners alike and makes it an utterly fun experience.

 

5. Edinburgh’s Hogmanay New Year celebrations

 

Last but not least, be part of Scotland’s famous Hogmanay New Year celebrations, a must experience to behold in your lifetime!

Let the good times roll as Edinburgh puts on the world’s biggest party festivals, full of awesome entertainment, exciting rides and cool bands!

Visit Winter Wonderland and skate on the ice rink, enjoy the cool bars & clubs or take to the streets & soak up the awesome atmosphere & fireworks!

 

 

5 Things to know on an Expat Comfort Tour!

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1. Age Groups

Expat ‘Comfort’ tours welcome people of all ages as long as you are fit, healthy and young at heart!

The average age of Expat tour groups is 40. Usually between 20 to 45 years of age, however, this average is going up as Expat tours become more popular with
“older travellers” who are still young at heart are most definitely welcome – a positive attitude and an open mind are more important than a
number. Tours are not suitable for very young children, so a minimum age limit of 12 years old is set.

2.  Accommodation 

Expat have searched and invested in excellent budget options of 2 and 3 star hotels, either located in cities or well placed with public transport connections. Accommodation is provided in twin share en-suite rooms and clean linen is always included.  If you are a single traveller, you will be placed in a same-gender twin room with another traveller. Should you want your own room you are welcome to choose the single supplement option.

 

 

3. What is included in the tour price?

The tour price includes accommodation for the duration of your Expat tour, transport by private coach, breakfasts and
dinner as per your tour itinerary, ferry crossings (where applicable), guided walking tours and excursions as per your
tour itinerary. As well as this, you will have a tour leader to assist you along the way with great tips and handy advice!

 

 

4. How much time will be spent on the coach?

Many of the countries are vast and varied and there will be some long driving days on your tour. This gives you
the opportunity to enjoy watching the changing countryside as it rolls past your window, to share music with your
fellow travellers, watch a few movies or get involved in some of the games and quizzes hosted by your tour
leader. Where possible, there are also included stops at points of interest for you to take in.

 

 

5. What should I pack?

The weather is always unpredictable and will depend on the time of year you are travelling. As a general rule,
you will need comfortable shoes, as there will be a lot of walking on the tours, a towel, as not all of the hotels will
supply you with one and a watch and an alarm clock are essential items as time keeping is very important on tour.
You will create memories you will want to treasure forever so please don’t forget to bring spare memory cards
for your camera, and a relevant adapter so you can recharge the batteries. Add to that your passport, visas and a
sense of adventure and you are ready to go!