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Christmas and festivals

Life is meant to be enjoyed and our Christmas vacations and festival tours will have you turning up the fun around the world. Feel the magic at the best Christmas markets in Europe or the stunning Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Whether you throw colourful powder at the Holi festival in India or let the good times roll at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, our Christmas & festivals tours bring endless joy.
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German Christmas Markets

4.5 178 reviews

From R26,000


  1. Germany

    Berlin Dresden Eisenach Erfurt Frankfurt Leipzig Nuremberg Rothenburg ob der Tauber Weimar

7 Day trip

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1 Country

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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

4.3 30 reviews

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  1. Russia

    Moscow St Petersburg

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11 Day trip

9 Cities in

1 Country

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Southwest Native Trails End Albuquerque

4.3 4 reviews

From R63,180 Was R70,200


  1. United States

    Acoma Pueblo Albuquerque Bluff Chinle Durango Gallup Nageezi Santa Fe Taos

10 Day trip

11 Cities in

1 Country

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Colourful Trails of the Southwest

4.7 155 reviews

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  1. United States

    Alamogordo Albuquerque Bluff Durango Las Cruces Moab Phoenix Santa Fe Scottsdale Sedona Taos

Splendours of Japan with Hiroshima - Celebrate the Takayama Festival

4.6 5 reviews

From R107,600


  1. Japan

    Gokayama Hiroshima Kanazawa Kotohira Kyoto Miyajima Omishima Island Osaka Takayama Tokyo Yamanakako

14 Day trip

6 Cities in

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Colourful India

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  1. India

    Agra Delhi Jaipur Narlai New Delhi Old Delhi

Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland

4.6 378 reviews

From R27,400


  1. Austria

    Innsbruck Salzburg Vienna

  2. Germany

    Munich Oberammergau

  3. Liechtenstein


  4. Switzerland


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Tastes and Sounds of the South

4.7 436 reviews

From R50,580 Was R56,200


  1. United States

    Indianola MS Memphis Nashville Natchez New Orleans

All you need to know about Christmas and Festivals

How do they celebrate Christmas in Europe?

Christmas is celebrated differently all over Europe, from the traditional Christmas Eve feast in France to the arrival of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands on December 5th. Other popular Christmas traditions include the Queen of Lights festival on December 13th in Norway and St Nicholas Day on December 6th in Germany.

What are the best European festivals?

Europe is known for its incredible festivals, full of music, food and drink, and old-world traditions. Some of the best European festivals include the Christmas markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, and the Carnival of Venice in Italy.

Where is the best place in Europe to spend Christmas?

The best places in Europe for a Christmas holiday are Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. You’ll find enchanting Christmas markets, magical fairy lights, delicious festive food, a blanket of snow, and plenty of Yuletide cheer. Enjoy a mug of mulled wine, go shopping for handmade crafts, and keep watch for Santa Claus.

Where is the best place to go for Christmas markets?

Our Christmas market breaks take you to the best places to experience the beautiful Christmas markets including Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. The cities with our favourite Christmas markets include Vienna in Austria, Dresden and Munich in Germany, Lucerne in Switzerland, and Moscow in Russia.

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