Easter Weekend Tours
The Easter weekend this year is from Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April and there are lots of wonderful European Easter Weekend tours to tempt you! So, if you are planning a long weekend, a week’s stay or even longer, there are a range of destinations in Europe. Why not book an historical city break or take a beach holiday and see the great wonders of the world.
Many school children are on holiday at this time of year. However there are plenty of family tours available over the festive weekend. Easter is important to European children, especially those embraced in traditions. As legend has it; thousands of huge bells brimming with chocolate eggs leave Rome and place the eggs all over Europe.
Easter in Europe is also when we start to see the glorious sunshine. Flowers start blooming and days are longer and warmer. However, although churches are open at Easter many museums will be closed on Sunday and Easter Monday.
So, if you are visiting Europe – here are six top tours that make good trips for the Easter weekend:
This tour would make the Easter gift for anyone! You can choose to board either at the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dam Cathedral and the cruises run throughout the day and into the evening. The boat is completely covered by glass providing continuous scenic river views whilst being protected from the elements. You can enjoy the cruise in the daytime or the evening when Paris is beautifully lit up.
This cruise last an hour and glides past some of Paris’s icon and impressive landmarks. Multi-lingual commentary presents a fascinating insight into the history that has been formed along the banks of the Seine. As you enjoy your relaxing cruise, you will discover new places of interest. These include Les Invalides, the Musee D’Orsay, the Hotel De Ville, the Grand Palais and a series of stunning bridges.
A superb combined tour that will help you to discover the Venetian culture whilst enjoying gorgeous local cuisine and wines.
You will also visit various bustling vibrant bars and taverns. All while soaking up the wonderful atmosphere, learning the local history and enjoying a range of local cicchetti dishes. To finish off the tour; there is an undeniably romantic traghetto gondola ride into the Rialto area – where you will get to sample even more local wines and fresh Venetian fare.
A wonderful tour for the whole family – this takes you on your own private leisurely walking tour with your guide up to Castle Hill. Have a look inside the city’s oldest confectionary shop; hear the stories and secrets of the city’s colourful past.
Admire the Parliament building and the wonderful views of the city and waterfront from the top of Castle Hill. The lively bustling city will soon be a thing of the past, as you soak up the history of the winding streets of Castle District (dating back to the 13th century) and sit back and relax whilst enjoying a delicious cake from a quaint mid-19th century local pastry shop.
Another exciting and unforgettable experience for all the family! Can you imagine floating serenely by the amazing deep green Lake Bled and the powerful Julian Alps? Just as the sun starts to rise slowly above the Karavanke mountain range. The complete experience takes approximately 4 hours and you spend 1 hour in the air. The flights operate in the early mornings just after sunrise which is usually about 6am.
This combined tour will show you the historical and architectural sites of this amazing city. You will visit famous icons such as Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. There is also a boat tour on the Vltava where you will be in awe of the scenery and the many architectural icons dotted along your journey.
You will enjoy a wonderful lunch that includes six different options and enjoy the famous beer scene as you indulge in some traditional Czech ‘beer tapas’ in various pubs and beer halls in the less touristy places of Prague.
Beer tours are fantastic Easter Weekend Tours, especially if you’re celebrating a special occasion.
You will meet at Donostia/San Sebastian and then head off to Idiazabal, where you can visit the famous museum and take a stroll around a working farm. The cheese tasting actually takes place on the farm, before heading off to the delightful fishing town of Getaria.
Afterwards, it is a visit to the local winery you will discover all about the txakoli wine producing process. Discover how the Hondarrabi-Beltza grapes thrive on the gentle breeze from the Cantabrian Sea, producing the regions very special vines. You will enjoy a special tasting session and then the tour finally returns to Donostia/San Sebastian where you can relax and finish your day’s experience with either a course of pintxos or a gastronomic dinner.
Easter Weekend Tours
So, what are you waiting for – if you and your family are going to one of these countries, try out a couple of Easter Weekend tours. Book a tour to treasure forever!