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German Christmas Markets

Experience Germany's finest Christmas markets - from Dresden to Nuremberg - on this all-encompassing festive tour.

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    Berlin Dresden Eisenach Nuremberg Offenbach Weimar

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Real Britain

See and taste the best of British culture, taking in London, Bath, Cardiff, Edinburgh and more.

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    Bath Cardiff Edinburgh Liverpool Salisbury Stratford Upon Avon York

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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

Walk in the footsteps of Peter the Great along the winter-white carpets of two fairy-tale imperial cities.

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    Moscow St Petersburg


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Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland

Discover the best of Europe's Christmas markets on this festive tour of Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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    Innsbruck Salzburg Vienna

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Best of Scotland

Enjoy Scotland: experience its cities, and discover its castles, legends and lochs.

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    Armadale Edinburgh Glasgow Kinlochard Laggan Mallaig Stirling

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Spain Morocco and Portugal

Discover ornate palaces, spice markets and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun on this Regional Explorer trip.

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    Casablanca Fez Marrakech Tangier

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All you need to know about Winter Holidays

Is Europe worth visiting in winter?

You’ll see another magical side of Europe in winter, with twinkling lights, cosy feasts and stunning snowy landscapes. Europe is well worth a visit in winter, with plenty of experiences you can only have during the winter months. See the Northern Lights in Iceland, explore the Christmas markets in Europe or go skiing in the Alps.

What are the best European Christmas markets?

Visiting Europe's Christmas markets is a magical way to spend your winter holiday. The best Christmas markets in Europe are found in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Moscow in Russia. You’ll discover enchanting fairy lights, festive food, handmade crafts and a beautiful blanket of snow. Get cosy with a mug of hot chocolate and join in the Yuletide cheer.

Where is it warm in Europe in December?

Most of Europe is covered in snow during winter, but you can still chase the winter sun. The best warm places to visit in December and January are Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta and Cyprus, with temperatures usually hovering around 20°C. You’ll miss the summer crowds and it may even be warm enough to swim at the beach.

Where should I go for winter break?

With so many different winter travel experiences, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Europe comes alive with the Christmas markets, while Iceland dazzles with the Northern Lights. Explore the beautiful landscapes of England and Scotland, or chase the winter sun to warmer destinations like Italy, Spain, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Thailand and Vietnam.


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