5 Great Countries For You To Explore!

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France

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France is the world’s number one tourist destination, and it’s certainly not hard to see why.

From Paris with its vast amount of cultural history, amazing monuments and architecture, to the beauty of the French Riviera and the stunning region of Burgundy, France has it all.

You can explore the Mont Saint-Michel and the historical Normandy beaches in the north, and the medieval citadel of Carcassone and ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard that crosses the Gardon River in the south.

Expat Explore has many coach tours that visit Paris. See the Champs Elysees and famous Arc de Triomphe, visit the the Louvre Museum or infamous catacombs. Enjoy a cruise up the River Seine, Climb the Eiffel Tower and explore the many museums, galleries, boulevards and restaurants, as far as places to go, the ‘City of Lights’ is truly a remarkable experience not to be missed.

Germany

Germany sits central at the heart of Europe and boasts stunning rural scenery and natural landscapes dotted with historical architecture. The Rhine Valley is a picturesque glacial alpine valley that cuts between enchanting hillside castles and rolling vineyards.

See the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle, a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace seated on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau in Bavaria. You have to see it to believe it as this extraordinary castle takes you to a world of fantasy and fairy tales.

The magical countryside is contrasted by urban cities which are steeped in thousands of years of history. This urban culture reflects a dynamic and creative force that can be seen in cities such as Berlin and Munich. Berlin has an enticing mixture of history and contemporary culture, so you can witness the historical Berlin Wall while enjoying the bustling cutting edge social scene.

Likewise, in Munich enjoy the Oktoberfest beer festival on a guided tour with Expat Explore tour to get a true feel of German culture as it is meant to be.

Netherlands

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The Netherlands is one of the most unique if not smallest countries in Europe, and is recognized by its many canals and iconic windmills.

It may be small, but it has also provided considerable power and influence over the years. In the 17th century, the Dutch Empire grew to become one of the major economic powers, excelling in science and the military. The Dutch also had considerable cultural influence which can be seen in its legacy of master painters such as Van Gogh and Rembrandt.

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, and is well known for its artistic heritage and bustling nightlife. You can visit the Van Gogh museum and Rembrandt House museum there and see the truly wonderful work of these great artists, or take a trip down one of its many canals to see the true spirit of the city.

If the countryside is more your thing, why not take a trip to the famous Keukenhof Tulip Garden, and be blown away by the outstanding beauty of the place, especially in spring. Whatever your preference, the Netherlands will have something for everyone, and is a truly inspirational place to be.

The Netherlands is perfectly situated for an Expat Explore Europe multi-country coach tour, and is often the first or last destination to visit depending on which way round you travel.

Switzerland

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In the heart of central Europe lies the outstanding beauty of Switzerland, home to numerous enchanting lakes and valleys, and the founder of the intricate Swiss watch. Sample the famous cheese fondue and indulge in the finest Swiss chocolate, arguably the best in the world.

Switzerland is also known for its alpine peaks and glaciers, especially the 11,400 feet Jungfraujoch which is one of the highest peaks in Europe and one of most famous landmarks in the world. Take a train ride up to the peak and witness breathtaking views.

Visit the beautiful Lake Lucerne, which can be found in central Switzerland, and embark on a boat cruise on either an elegant salon motor vessel or historic paddle wheel steamer.

With France to the west, Germany to the north and Italy to the south, Switzerland is also perfectly situated for Expat Explore Europe multi-country coach tours.

Italy

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Last but not least Italy, what isn’t there to love about Italy – a truly extraordinary place!

As well as boasting the famous Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and  St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy also has the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world!

Home to the Pope and the Catholic church, Rome has more than its fair share of  beautiful architecture and incredible history. Explore the Vatican city and see the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo, or wonder at the beautiful Saint Mark’s Basilica.

Explore Venice, famous for its canals, gondolas and amazing festival; visit the Leaning tower of Pisa, or bask in the glory of Florence. The Romans surely did leave a wealth of legacies to behold.

Immense yourself in the Italian culture with Expat Explore on one of their regional coach tours of Italy, and enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.

Insight into Europe!

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As far as location goes, France has been a major attraction for people the world over for decades. Central to European history for centuries, France and its penchant for art, architecture and gastronomy has made it one of the world’s top destinations.

From the WWI Battlefields of the north to the southern sun-baked landscapes of Provence, France never ceases to amaze. Scale the heights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, seek out the masterpieces of the Louvre or follow the impressionist’s trail to Monet’s house at Giverny. For a touch of class, experience the splendours of Versailles and the Chateaux of the Loire Valley.

 

 

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The Louvre, France

 

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Provence, France

 

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Revolution and evolution have shaped the Germany we know today. From the booming financial district of Frankfurt to the remains of the iconic Berlin Wall, you’ll find countless examples of the nation’s colourful heritage.

From fairytale castles along the Rhine to Munich with its charming cobble-stoned streets; famous beer halls and festive spirit. From Nuremberg for the mighty ramparts, traditional markets and St. Sebald’s Cathedral to the medieval city of Rothenburg, be entertainment with rousing songs and dances in taverns and beer gardens, colourful carnivals in Spring, spectacular fireworks displays during Summer and wine or beer festivals in Autumn.

 

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Berlin

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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

 

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Sat in the very heart of Europe, with four official languages and a rich cultural diversity, Switzerland is a land of contrasts. It is surrounded by snow-capped summits and romantic lakes, charming cities and towns and spectacular scenery. It is also home to world-famous watches and delicious chocolate as well as an international reputation in banking and insurance.

To fully appreciate Switzerland’s glorious lake and mountain scenery, take a cable car ride, scenic train journey or a steamer cruise across the expanse of Lake Lucerne on a beautiful summers day or crisp winters morning. Then enjoy evenings of traditional entertainment such as yodelling, flag throwing and performances on the mighty alphorn.

 

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Snowy Switzerland

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Glacier Express, Switzerland

 

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Italy is a culturally rich country with its wealth of Renaissance architecture, Roman history and priceless art.

Scenically, embrace the Apennine Mountains, olive groves and vineyards of Italy’s Mediterranean south. Enjoy the wonderful palaces and squares, magnificent cathedral and superb art collections in the Accademia and Uffizi galleries in Florence, and trace the course of history through 2500 years from the grandeur of the Forum and Colosseum, to the grandiose Altar of the Nationis in Rome.  Venice is simply unique with its maze of narrow streets, canals and unexpected city squares, while you’ll also find Murano glass and porcelain carnival masks in the many exquisite shops.

 

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The Colosseum

 

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Exquisite porcelain carnival masks

 

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Spain is one of the most diverse and visually stunning nations of Europe where vibrant, cosmopolitan cities contrast with sleepy villages, lost in time. Spain has fiercely independent regions, each with their own culture, gastronomy, folklore and language. As anyone from Bilbao or Barcelona and they will attest; they are Basque and Catalonian respectively, not Spanish.

Spain’s Costa Brava is one of the most dramatic coastlines in the Mediterranean and the lively port city of Barcelona bursts with cutting edge creativity from its impressive old town to the daring architecture from the Modernist period (1890-1920). Further south find Seville, the breathtakingly romantic regional capital of Andalucia,which has a landscape painted with orange trees and scattered whitewashed houses.

 

 

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City of Barcelona

 

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Andalusia, Seville

 

Applying for a Schengen Visa!

It’s great to imagine a spontaneous visit to the UK or Europe. If you are from one of the following countries you don’t need a visa for a tourist stay of up to 90 days: UK, European Union, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and  this list is by no means a complete one.

However, if your passport is from India, China, Pakistan, Indonesia, any African country, most South American countries and many others, then you must apply for a visa for the UK and the ‘Schengen Area’. First, however, it would be helpful to understand some background information in order to understand what the Schengen Area actually is.

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The background to the Schengen Area stems from the formation of the European Union (EU) in 1993. The EU is a group of 28 mostly European countries that participate in the world economy as one economic unit and have one official currency, the euro.

 

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From this European Union, the Schengen Agreement was signed which created the Schengen Area. Countries in the Schengen Area have removed border controls with the other Schengen members and strengthened border controls with non-Schengen states. Of the 26 countries bound by the Schengen agreement, 22 are part of the EU and the other 4 are part of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

 

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 The countries that are not part of the EU but are part of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) include Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. The other six EU members that do not form part of the Schengen Area include Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The first 4 are legally obliged and wish to join the area, while the last 2 have opted-out.

 

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This may all sound very complicated, but for the benefit of travelling around Europe, it does have its advantages as only one visa is needed to cover your journey – the Schengen Visa. To apply for the Schengen Visa it is advisable to allow at least 8 weeks for the process as you have to pay for your travel arrangements in advance, and these travel arrangements form part of the evidence you need to show to the consulate where you are applying. Correct paperwork is also essential for the consulate to issue a visa, so checking you have the right information beforehand is very important.

 

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Notably, the booking conditions of most tour and travel arrangements do not provide a full refund within 8 weeks of travel. A sliding scale of cancellation charges kicks in usually within 8-10 weeks before departure. If you have to cancel your travel plans you will lose your airfare, your tour deposit and probably a lot more since you won’t know if your visa has been granted until possibly a couple of weeks before travel. Unfortunately, visa refusal is not an insurable event. The best thing to do is make sure you have all the information you need in the first place to obtain your visa.

 

Key points to remember:

  • Apply to consulate of your main destination. If you are visiting different countries in the Schengen area, but one country in the Schengen area is where you will be spending most of the time (in number of days) that is your MAIN destination.

  • If you are visiting different countries in the Schengen area, but you are spending an equal number of days in each country, your first port of entry in the Schengen area is the country you apply to. BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW – Allow minimum 10 working days to have your passport returned after the appointment date!

  • Apply in your country of residence. If you are currently living in the UK as a student or worker you can apply in the UK as long as your UK residence permit is valid at least three months beyond the return date of the tour.

For the Schengen Visa Global Coach Tours will write you an application support letter when you have booked and paid in full for one of their tours. Again, you must have a UK resident permit to apply in the UK and not just here for a short visit. Your UK residence permit must be valid at least three months beyond the return date of the tour. You should apply in the consulate of the country where you spend the most time. Allow several weeks before your tour as you will be seen by appointment only.

 

 

10 Reasons to go on a Winter Holiday!

Why go on holiday in winter?

Well, there are many reasons why going on a winter holiday is a great idea.

Take a look below to see 10 fab reasons why a winter getaway to Europe is the best way!

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Winter Wonderland

 

1. You can travel for less and view major attractions at a cheaper rate.
Winter is the cheapest time to fly to Europe. Airfare prices drop after the high season, and you get cheaper deals and better service at major attractions and local restaurants.

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Fly Cheaper

 

2. You will have more of Europe to yourself.
Winter and autumn time in Europe means less crowds and and fewer queues. This means you will have extra time to fit more into your itinerary every day and have a complete and satisfying experience of each destination.

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Less Crowds

 

3. You get to see all of Europe (and not just the main attractions).
Travelling in autumn and winter can include visits to places you would not normally have time for. Art galleries, museums and places of worship for example. Plus, because you do not get the stifling summer heat, you would not mind being indoors.

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Visit York minster and the Christmas shop on Stonegate.

 

4. Cultural Paradise.
In Europe the cultural calendar swings into full action during winter. Revel in late night exhibitions, enjoy  the warmth of heated indoor museums and take advantage of the busy schedules at opera houses and theatres.

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Take in a Show – enjoy some ballet!

 

5. Enchanting Christmas Markets! 
Christmas in Europe is a sight to behold! European capitals have their city squares decked out in festive finery and Christmas markets can be seen in almost every European city. Be mesmerized by Christmas markets in Vienna, Munich, Nuremberg, Bruges, Berlin and Krakow to name a few. Indulge in some some Christmas shopping, enjoy some traditional Glühwein and savour the many delicious Christmas treats available at this time of year!

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Christmas Market in Ulm, Germany

 

6. Food! Glorious Food! 
Talking about food, winter time in Europe is the perfect time to eat, drink and be merry. Top winter treats not too miss are Belgian Waffles and Belgian hot chocolate, German cinnamon stars, Swiss Fondue, gingerbread, and of course, the traditional Glühwein!

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Ginger bread treats

7. Ice skating, sledding and skiing.

Travelling through Europe in winter means you can do activities that are not possible to do in summer. Ice Skating is a must during the festive season and Europe is home to some of the best outdoor ice skating rinks in the world. Sports enthusiast can also indulge in their passion for skiing in the Swiss or French Alps and sledding is a great way to experience the great outdoors in winter.

Why not try dog sledding

Why not try dog sledding

 

8. Winter walking and great photo opportunities

Enjoy the fresh air in the Countryside where the crisp air, freshly fallen snow and frozen lakes will make you want to grab your camera for a snap shot of the wonderful scenery.  The quaint cobbled streets found in the medieval cities of  Europe will make you to stay outside even if the weather is cold!

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Taking photos in the snow

 

9. The locals are in town.

Winter is the perfect season if you are out to meet people! The cafe & pub culture in Europe is on fire over winter months and the locals are everywhere. Meet up for a coffee, beer or wine and soak up the warm atmosphere. It’s the best season to get cozy and chatty inside, and to find out more about the local history and culture of a place!

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Cheers!

10. You can experience New Year celebrations in a different country.

European capital cities celebrate the New Year like no other.  Millions of people  gather around major attractions like the Eiffel Tower in France, the Piazza in Florence, or Oosterdok in Amsterdam, counting down the minutes to the New Year and amazing celebrations. Scotland in particular is a popular place to celebrate the new Year, calling it Hogmanay and  throwing one of the biggest parties full of huge firework displays and musical performances.

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New Years Eve celebrations

 

So, as you can see, travelling to Europe ‘out of season’ makes absolute sense and can make for a truly amazing experience to cherish and never forget!

Christmas & New Year 2015/2016 Coach tours!

Again, it’s that time of year when we start to think about Christmas Time.

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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.

 

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There is an alternative though. Why not spend Christmas doing something else instead by taking a 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.

 

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Expat Explore do an excellent tour of Britain around the festive season called the ‘Great Britain Christmas Tour’.

 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.

 

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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.

 

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Christmas market

 

Expat Explore also do an excellent tour of Europe called the ‘Europe Christmas Taster Tour’.

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!

 

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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.

 

Go Christmas Crackers on a Coach Tour!

We know Christmas is just round the corner when we start to see more of this little fellow.

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Our wonderful little robin.

 

We also know that we have to get those Christmas gifts sorted, so what better way to do this than at a wonderful Christmas market!

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Bearing gifts!

 

But rather than go local, why not try something different like on a continental shopping trip!

Combine that all important present buying with an amazing discovery of sights and sounds you have not experienced before.

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Holland at Christmas time.

 

European Christmas Markets are a seasonal event, and if you’re looking for a short trip, Bruges Christmas Markets are perfect and run from the end of November throughout December every year. See an assortment of handmade gifts, decorations, food, drink, clothing and everything else Christmassy that you can think of. While you’re there, go and climb the Belfry Tower for wonderful views of this stunning medieval city.

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Christmas treats.

For something a bit longer, try a multi country tour and visit places like  Paris, Switzerland, Rhine Valley, Amsterdam and Bruges!

See the stunning ‘City of Lights’, marvel at the Swiss Alps, relax on board a Rhine riverboat in Germany’s famous Rhine Valley, revel in the traditional Dutch style and indulge in beer, waffles, chocolate and moules et frites in Bruges.

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Beautiful Christmas market.

 So when all the shopping’s done and you eventually have a little time for yourself,  celebrate Christmas in style this year on your European trip and crack open that bottle!!

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Crack open that bottle of bubbly!

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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Guaranteed Expat Exploring!

See Europe for less with the ‘exceptionally good value for money’  Expat Explore Tours!

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Expat Explore Travel brings the wonders of Europe to you with an outstanding selection of coach tours to suit everyone!

What’s more, their comfort tours are guaranteed to operate, so you never have to worry about your tour being cancelled at the last minute.

 Expat Explore Travel offers an amazing range of Comfort Tours to Britain and Europe ranging from 7 to 26 days.

These comfort tours provide twin-share accommodation with en-suite facilities and visit some of Europe’s most famous destinations, offering travellers an unparalleled range of activities and opportunities to explore each destination.

Their knowledgeable tour leaders offer historical and cultural context for each of the destinations you visit, and along with their walking tours, you’ll get superb insight into the fascinating history of Europe’s main cities.

Try local cuisine, interact with the locals, take part in a range of included and optional activities, and have the holiday of a lifetime!

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For example, their ‘Europe Taster tour’ visits France, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium to give you an amazing taste of some of the different cultures of Europe.

This tour  is a perfect introduction, ideal for first timers or those who want to do as much as possible in 7 days.  You will get to see all that Paris has to offer, have fun in the snow in Switzerland, cruise the Rhine Valley and the canals in Amsterdam and even have time for lunch and chocolates in Bruges on your way home.  Lots of other experiences included and great value for money.

 Europe has a vast history of diverse cultures but  the history and sightseeing opportunities in the UK are also extraordinary.

This is why Expat Explore allow a full 7 days to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the highlights on their ‘Great Britain tour’.

This coach tour of England, Scotland & Wales explores all the parts of those three countries which make Great Britain a ‘great’ place to visit!

The tour starts in England, taking in beautiful Cambridge and the friendly northern city of Yorkshire including York. It then heads into Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh and on to the amazing scenery of the Scottish Highlands, then finishing in Wales’ Capital, Cardiff and the famous Roman Bath site in Bath.

 

Wherever you decide to visit, an Expat Explore tour promises a guaranteed departure date, great value for money and an excellent adventure – what are you waiting for?

 

 

Travel your way with Cosmos Tours!

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Using a great tour company is like hopping on a magic carpet: They take care of all the bothersome details while the traveller experiences a series of wonderful adventures in distant lands. Cosmos Tours is that magic carpet offering the four corners of the globe in well-planned holidays filled with world-renowned sites.
For those seeking the wonders of nature, Cosmos has tours of the vast fjords in Oslo, the Alps of Switzerland or Mount Vesuvius. The relaxed charm of the Old World lifestyle can still be found in their tours of Portugal, Greece or Madrid while others may prefer New York or Las Vegas. There is something for all tastes here.
At Cosmos, tours are suitable for all ages from 8 years to senior citizens. Multi-generational travel is now very popular. Families share an experience together. Parents, their children and grandparents alike. Travellers with Cosmos will find themselves in a group of people with whom they can feel comfortable, the first requirement for having fun.
Instead of rushing through a blur of destinations as quickly as possible, travellers can take more leisurely tours. Coach or rail tours are available in many popular locations, allowing travellers to enjoy the landscape flowing by. This is travel as it should be.
Every coach tour is carefully planned to give maximum enjoyment without worry or inconvenience. The planners at Cosmos know what travellers love, and they are experts in supplying it. To see the world your way, see Global Coach Tours, and book that magic carpet today!

How school projects and Remembrance Day led to a tour across Europe.

I’ve got 3 children who were all covering some aspect of both the 1st and 2nd World Wars in their school studies and wanted to find a way of giving them some hands on experience that would help them appreciate the impact of these Wars. Remembrance Day was also upon us which placed even more emphasis on a need for more insight into war in general. We had also recently found some old photos that my Husband’s Mother had given us depicting a trio of soldiers whereby one of them was a relative.

Old photo found of relative from the 1st World War

I also wanted to book a holiday, as one was well over due, and thought it would be nice to combine the two – in other words, a restful trip that also provided some interesting knowledge about the past Wars. Looking at the Internet, I came across a website that specialised in coach tours across all of Europe as well as other countries across the world – Global Coach Tours.

 

I found an Insight Tour which was especially of interest called World War 1 Battlefields (Summer 2016) which provided an excellent and fascinating tour where the memorials and cemeteries testify to the futility and tragedy of the Great War to this day.

The World War 1 Battlefields (Summer 2016) tour takes you on an emotive and poignant journey through the countryside of northern France, dotted with war cemeteries and memorials.

 

This Insight tour World War 1 Battlefields (Summer 2016) has the lot – beautiful places to visit combined with rich and fascinating historical facts. Just hope my children can absorb all what there is to see and do and take the wonderful experiences back with them to the classroom – a worthwhile coach trip indeed.