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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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German Christmas Markets

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

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  1. Germany

    Berlin Dresden Eisenach Erfurt Frankfurt Leipzig Nuremberg Offenbach Rothenburg ob der Tauber 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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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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    Munich

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    Vaduz

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    Lucerne Zurich

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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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    Lisbon

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    Granada Madrid Marbella Salamanca Seville Tarifa 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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