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Winter is one of the most magical times of year and our winter holidays during the festive season make the most of the season. With Trafalgar, you'll experience the magic of Europe in winter, with powdery snow, twinkling Christmas markets and mugs of mulled wine. See the natural spectacles of winter like the Northern Lights in Iceland. Or chase the winter sun to the beaches of Italy, Spain and Thailand, and the mystical deserts of Jordan and Morocco.
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Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon

3.9 200 reviews

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  1. Iceland

    Reykjavik Vik

German Christmas Markets

4.5 178 reviews

From £1,695


  1. Germany

    Berlin Dresden Eisenach Nuremberg Offenbach Weimar

Real Britain

4.5 777 reviews

From £995


  1. United Kingdom

    Bath Cardiff Edinburgh Liverpool Salisbury Stratford Upon Avon York

Capitals of Scandinavia

From £3,150


  1. Denmark

    Copenhagen Helsingor

  2. Finland


  3. Norway


  4. Sweden

    Helsingborg Stockholm

Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland

4.7 366 reviews

From £1,695


  1. Austria

    Innsbruck Salzburg Vienna

  2. Germany


  3. Switzerland


Best of Scotland

4.5 827 reviews

From £1,395


  1. United Kingdom

    Edinburgh Glasgow Newtonmore Stirling

Spain, Morocco and Portugal

4.4 1310 reviews

From £2,750


  1. Morocco

    Casablanca Fez Marrakech Tangier

  2. Portugal


  3. Spain

    Granada Madrid Salamanca Seville Tarifa Toledo Torremolinos

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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