Olivia's Magical White Christmas
What tour did you travel on?
An Alpine Christmas Adventure in December, 2019.
Why did you select this particular tour?
I selected this tour because I wanted to enjoy a white Christmas and a European winter escape in between 6 countries.
Who did you travel with?
I travelled with my partner Louis.
Have you travelled with us previously?
This was my first Albatross tour and I was absolutely blown away with the tour itinerary, included features and the amazing company that I had on tour.
What was your favourite place/s on your Albatross tour?
My favourite place on the Alpine Christmas Adventure was the trip to the beautiful village of Zermatt. We found handmade artisans goods and tasted the delicious local cuisine before embarking on an exciting trip up to the top of the Gornergrat Station. The views were spectacular and we were lucky to have amazing weather that day to capture photos of the massive Matterhorn mountain and it's neighbouring peaks.
What was the most amazing thing you saw or did on your Albatross tour?
One of the most amazing things we saw on our Albatross tour was the first glimpse of snow out from our Milan hotel on Day 1 of the tour. Our noses were pressed right up against the cold window glass pane as we watched the small flicks of white snow gently fall down from the sky. I think an hour had passed by as we gazed over the city of Milan, seeing the ground turn from black to grey and finally snow white.
Tell us about your most memorable moment on tour?
One of the most memorable moments on tour was the leisurely 'My Time' afternoon meandering around the magical Christmas Markets at Montreux. We enjoyed roaming from market stall to stall seeing and tasting all the delicious festive treats from mulled wine to German sausage and of course the handmade fudge. As the sun went down, we sat in front of the lake watching the fairylights start to twinkle brighter and brighter.
What was your favourite meal on tour?
Our favourite meal on tour was the truffled potato mash and the eye fillet Christmas Eve main that was served by the wonderful team at Alpina Hotel. Washed down with the local elderberry juice and wine - bliss!
What advice do you have for anyone interested in travelling on this tour?
My advice for anyone interested in travelling on this tour would be to pack a travel power bank for your smart phone/devices as well as a waterproof cover for your bag to protect your valuables from the elements.
Would you recommend this tour to family and friends?
I would absolutely recommend this tour to my family and friends. It's a perfect escape from a hot Christmas in Australia!