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Winter holidays

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 R26,000


  1. Germany

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

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Real Britain

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From R19,900


  1. United Kingdom

    Bath Cardiff Edinburgh Liverpool London Ludlow Stratford upon Avon York

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Festive St. Petersburg and Moscow

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  1. Russia

    Moscow St Petersburg

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Capitals of Scandinavia

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  1. Denmark


  2. Finland


  3. Norway


  4. Sweden


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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Best of Scotland

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  1. United Kingdom

    Edinburgh Glasgow Isle of Skye Pitlochry Scottish Highlands St Andrews Stirling

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Spain, Morocco and Portugal

4.3 1321 reviews

From R44,900


  1. Morocco

    Casablanca Fez Marrakesh Rabat Tangier

  2. Portugal

    Fatima Lisbon

  3. Spain

    Costa del Sol Granada Madrid Salamanca Seville Toledo

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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