Tourists visit the traditional Christkindelsmaerik (Christ Child market) near Strasbourg Cathedral.
Tourists visit the traditional Christkindelsmaerik (Christ Child market) near Strasbourg Cathedral.

How about Christmas in Europe?

By Time of article published May 24, 2013

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Brace yourself for a magical festive escapade through the heart of Europe that will leave you stunned, enthralled and more than a little excited.

This is a journey through some of the continent's most iconic cities - Paris, Munich and Prague but with Busabout we literally take you to the heights of Europe in the Swiss Alps. All combined with the biggest party season of the year, it's enough to give you goose bumps just thinking about it...

Begin your journey of winter wonderland magic in Paris. Spend the day exploring the beautiful City of Lights before joining the Paris Night Bike tour and end with a boat trip down the River Seine. The next day you're up bright and breezy for the trip to the stunning Alpine village of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland where we'll spend two days skiing and snowboarding.

On Christmas Eve we head to Austria to Greunau for a fantastic dinner and wake up to the snow-filled wonderland of Austria on Christmas Day. Snow board and ski to your hearts delight, working up an appetite for a Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings. Party the night away and indulge in a little sleep before heading to Munich via Salzburg.

Fill your belly with pork knuckles and beer in Munich while overnighting in this fantastic German city before getting ready to depart for the Unesco listed city of Cesky Krumlov for more beer and castles of the architectural kind. We stay in the Czech Republic heading for the beautiful city of Prague with a free day to explore the sights and hit the nightlife.

Then continue northward back into Germany to the buzzing capital city, Berlin via Dresden. See in the New Year in Berlin with a spectacular party and sleep off the after effects on New Years' day.

Priced from R10 080 per person sharing this Alpine Festive Trek takes in France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and includes 11 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, a Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas dinner, New Years' Eve party, Paris night bike ride with river cruise, picnic lunch in Switzerland, traditional Swiss dinner, Welcome Beer in Munich, walking tour in Berlin and more.

Travellers also get a free Lonely Planet guidebook and lots of free time to indulge in the winter sports on the Alpine slopes. The Busabout guide is on hand to give loads of advice on where the best parties are and where to eat (outside normal included dining).

To book contact your local ASATA travel agent or contact Busabout on (011) 280 8400 or visit

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