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Autumn, Winter & Spring: Festive Celebrations

Celebrate this festive season in Europe and Britain with Trafalgar travel

Soak up the magic of the festive season in Europe

Nowhere else can match Europe's festive celebrations. Its age-old traditions and fairy tale Christmas markets are magical, and New Year’s Eve in Europe is spectacular. Trafalgar ensures you’ll get to celebrate in true European style by arranging unforgettable festive celebrations for Christmas and the New Year. Read on for some examples of the experiences you’ll enjoy with Trafalgar.

The festive Christmas markets of Vienna, Austria Celebrate Christmas festivities in Prague, Czech Republic Celebrate the New Year in Venice and other European destinations with Trafalgar

Fairy tale Christmas Markets

Many of Europe’s Christmas markets can trace their roots back hundreds of years making them a tangible reminder of the origins of many Christmas traditions. From the fairy tale backdrop of Vienna’s town hall to the song of carol singers drifting through the air, there is no better way to experience the Christmas spirit in all
its glory.

A Christmas Day to Remember

Florence, Italy: Savour a traditional Italian Christmas dinner in a charming trattoria near Florence’s Santa Croce basilica. The mouth-watering menu includes pasta with Traviso radicchio and gorgonzola, sea bass baked in an envelope and traditional Christmas desserts – all washed down with local Italian wine.

Lucerne, Switzerland: Enjoy a truly memorable white Christmas in Europe as you sit down to a festive meal with all the trimmings, surrounded by the breathtaking snow-capped mountains of Lucerne.

Legendary New Year Celebrations

Paris, France: Toast the New Year in style as live music, fireworks and the glorious backdrop of New Year’s Eve in Paris provide the ultimate setting for a feast of local specialties; including foie gras, beef filet, and nougat ice cream.

Heidelburg, Germany: Enjoy your fill of delicious local cuisine (including apple strudel!) in true German style at a charming inn, before ringing in the New Year...

Edinburgh, Scotland: After dinner and champagne, join the locals and tourists on the streets of Edinburgh for a night of music, revelry and spectacular fireworks at the famous Hogmanay Festival celebration – the world’s largest New Year’s party.

Unforgettable Festive Itineraries

Trafalgar's Autumn, Winter & Spring itineraries immerse you in the magic of Europe’s festive season, local traditions and legendary celebrations.

UK England Stately home Germany Dresden Christmas markets Austria Vienna Christmas market
Festive English Countryside
6 days from R13650pp 
German Christmas Markets
8 days from R15200pp
Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland
8 days from R15750pp
Italy Rome Trevi fountain Switzerland St Mortiz Lake Italy Rome Colosseum Christmas tree
European Whirl
12 days from R24250pp
Swiss Delight
7 days from R17450pp
Best of Italy
13 days from R24400pp

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