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2017 Christmas Market Tours

Every year, eager travelers journey to Europe's Christmas Markets to experience the yuletide season at its very best, and now you can on any of our 2017 Christmas Market Tours. 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.

But where to begin? Which are considered to be the best Christmas Markets in Europe? That's easy... They're all wonderful! It all depends if you prefer taking a 2017 European Christmas Markets Tour in the big cities, or if you prefer a more quaint tour near the river's edge... In that case, we would recommend any of our 2017 German Christmas Market Tours, which takes you to Christmas Markets in Rothenburg, Düsseldorf, or Erfurt.

Contact one of our Europe Christmas Markets experts, who would be more than happy to assist you in booking the perfect trip! Save

Most Popular Christmas Market Tours

Christmas on the Danube

By Collette Tours. 9 Days starting at $1,699

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 $1,649

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)


Magical Christmas Markets

By Collette Tours. 7 Days starting at $1,399

Delight in a single hotel stay in the charming town of Innsbruck, alive with holiday cheer. Travel through Austria and Germany to explore the history and tastes of this region and to spend time browsing its famous Christmas markets. Join a local guid.. (click for more)


Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube River 2017

By Mayflower Tours. 8 Days starting at $4,599

Six nights accommodations aboard the MS Emerald DestinyEnjoy a relaxing cruise on the Danube, Europe’s most popular river. We travel onboard our exclusively chartered ship exploring the wonderful Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria... (click for more)


Christmas in London

By Collette Tours. 7 Days starting at $1,399

Tradition at Its Best Delve into the holiday season in London, one of the world’s most iconic metropolises decorated with holiday cheer. Explore its rich history, culture and diversity. Join a local expert on a privately guided panoramic tour of the.. (click for more)


2017 Christmas Market River Cruises

There are several options for Christmas markets vacations including 2017 Christmas Markets Tours, 2017 Christmas Market River 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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