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European Christmas Market Tours & Vacations

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With dazzling light displays and a festive ambiance, traditional cuisine and charming customs, you can experience the grandeur of the winter season with a European Christmas Market Tour. The joyous traditions represent past and present heritage accentuated by crisp air, happy locals, celebrated chalets, and snowcapped cathedrals. Discover the best ways you can enjoy Europe’s Christmas Markets with the sample itineraries below.

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St. Peter's Square at Christmas, Vatican City

Exclusive Christmas in Italy Tour: Rome, Florence, Milan

10 Day Custom Tour

From $5,995

Your customizable 10-day Italy Christmas tour immerses you in Italian culture and illuminates the deep-rooted connection between ancient tradition and Christian heritage embodied in the art, architecture, cuisine, and customs. From a graceful Christmas tree contrasting the powerful Colosseum walls to the vibrant display of lights accentuating Nativity scenes decorating the streets of Florence, Italy provides a holiday season brimming with welcoming, cheerful ambiance for all to enjoy. 

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Dublin at Christmas

Ireland Christmas Vacation and a Lucky New Year

11 Day Custom Tour

From $4,395

Rings of holly decorate the doors as candles flicker in the windows, bringing in a traditional Irish Christmas. Gaelic heritage blends with Christian customs set against the backdrop of the majestic countryside during your custom tailored Christmas tour of the Republic of Ireland. The songs of carolers fill the vibrant markets of Galway. Historic pubs with roaring fires provide a welcoming atmosphere in Limerick. Strong ramparts continue to protect the grand castle of Dublin and captivating seaside villages stand beside stunning mountain slopes. The charms of Ireland enhance the seasonal spirit, making for an enchanting Christmas and an unforgettable New Year.

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Christmas in England Vacation

Christmas in England Vacation

8 Day Custom Tour

From $2,795

Picture the perfect Christmas scene: the air filled with the strains of your favorite carol and the silent dance of falling snow, the smells of hot cider and apple pie rising to your nose, the undeniable feeling of lightness and joy that heralds the coming of the season. If these are your Christmas memories, then this is your Christmas in England vacation.

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Christmas Market in Frankfurt, Germany.

Christmas in Germany: Picturesque Villages and Enchanting Castles

10 Day Custom Tour

From $3,145

Germany is a reliable destination full of warm hospitality, and this 10-day tour of Frankfurt and Bavaria has been designed to immerse you in the country's many famous Christmas markets and welcoming culture. With the smell of mulled wine and pine shavings being your constant companion, you will experience a holiday like never before as you explore each destination and their distinctive take on the holiday season.

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Regent Street decorated with Christmas lights in London, England

English Christmas Tour: Majesty and Magic on Display

9 Day Custom Tour

From $3,595

From the cozy charm of a Cotswolds farmhouse in the wintery countryside to the scarf-wearing and pint-hoisting hospitality of London, this 9-day tour of England at Christmas time will present you with an unforgettable experience of the holidays. England is an excellent choice of destinations no matter what time of year you visit, but nothing quite matches seeing this historic land during the peak of the holiday season.

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Family on reindeer safari in Finland.

White Christmas in Scandinavia: A Holiday Tour of Finland and Norway

10 Day Custom Tour

From $4,115

Bask in the ambiance of the North Pole with a Christmas in Scandinavia on an exclusive tour of Finland and Norway. Your 10-day Scandinavian excursion celebrates the fascinating winter around the Arctic Circle as it reveals an enchanting untamed landscape and marvelous myths that reflect the captivating countryside. Hunt for the dancing colors of the Northern Lights then call for Santa’s reindeer during a reindeer safari. Warm your hands around traditional mulled wine, visit bustling Christmas markets, search for giant king crabs in a Norwegian fjord, and ride a dogsled across Finnish Lapland for an unparalleled winter adventure in Finland and Norway.

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