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Europe Christmas Markets Tours

Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe to experience the yuletide season at its very best.  With the backdrop of winter white hilltops, twinkling lights and extravagantly decorated cities, you'll undoubtedly get swept up in the enchantment and wonder that's in the air.  it's that special time when festively adorned wooden stalls begin to sprout up from cobblestone streets in grand capitals and charming villages alike.  These are the famed Christmas markets, where people from around the world gather to make merry, indulge in authentic delicacies and find unique gifts for loved ones.

It's hard to resist the intoxicating aroma of roasting chestnuts, gingerbread and mulled wine, as you wander from stall to stall, appreciating the textures of hand-woven scarves and unique ornaments made by local craftsmen.  And there's nothing that makes you feel more jolly than listening to a caroling choir while you enjoy a hot mug of gluhwein and a delicious pastry.  With every step, there is a magical piece of history to be seen and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter be had, making this a holiday unlike any other.

Most Popular Christmas Market Tours

The Splendors of Italy (64002016)

By Cosmos Tours. 9 Days starting at $1,399

TitleThe Splendors of ItalyVacation OverviewItaly—a country filled with history, amazing art, delicious cuisine, remarkable architecture, and splendid beauty. You’ll see and feel it all on this affordable tour through Italy. Explore the maze of stree.. (click for more)


Six Countries, Venice and Paris (44202016)

By Cosmos Tours. 10 Days starting at $1,579

TitleSix Countries, Venice & ParisVacation OverviewIf you want to see Western Europe’s main highlights but don’t have a lot of time, this is the vacation for you! Visit England, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and France. Sample France.. (click for more)


Christmas on the Danube

By Collette Tours. 9 Days starting at $1,799

Begin your holiday season with a relaxing cruise along the scenic Danube River, stopping at traditional Christmas markets in Vienna, Regensburg, Passau, Rothenburg and Nuremberg. Nuremberg is home to one of the oldest and largest Christmas markets in.. (click for more)


Classic Christmas Markets

By Collette Tours. 9 Days starting at $1,899

Sip mulled wine and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe. Spend three nights in the traditional Alpine Village of Oberammergau and two nights in the heart of the B.. (click for more)


Jewels of France (47502016)

By Cosmos Tours. 8 Days starting at $1,199

TitleJewels of FranceVacation OverviewExperience the highlights of northern France, starting in Paris, the “City of Light.” Enjoy a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and a guided orientation of the city’s main highlights: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomph.. (click for more)


Christmas Market River Cruises

There are several options for Christmas markets vacations including Christmas markets tours, cruises along the Danube and Rhine rivers, or independent city stays where you can travel at your own pace.

Discover the Magic of the Rhine:  At the Christmas markets along the Rhine river, you'll enjoy a variety of unique experiences.  Savor soft German pretzels and see the largest tree in the Rhineland in Cologne, which boasts more than 150 stalls in front of the city's majestic Cathedral.  Also, you'll explore the oldest, largest and most famous market in France when you visit Strasbourg - where Alsatian treasures and delights have been dazzling visitors since 1570.

Experience the season on the Danube:  You'll visit impressive markets on your Danube cruise.  Vienna's glimmering City Hall makes an unforgettable backdrop to its 700 year old markets, where you'll find decadent Austrian tortes, enormous pastries and international choirs.  Nuremberg has over 180 stalls brimming with unique German gifts, like Plum People - folksy figurines made from dried prunes.  Enjoy one of our favorite Christmas markets in Vilshofen, a delightful Germany town known for its warmth and friendliness.

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Featured Winter Value Tours:

The Splendors of Italy (64002016)

9 Days starting at $1,399

By Cosmos Tours.


Six Countries, Venice and Paris (44202016)

10 Days starting at $1,579

By Cosmos Tours.


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