Christmas Markets Holidays

Celebrate the festive season this year on one of 74 uniquely tailored tours & river cruises showcasing Europe's renowned Christmas Markets. Take a river cruise along the Danube and the Rhine to soak up the culture of Europe’s historic Christmas Markets in quaint town centres and palace squares, filled with modern and traditional stalls and the aroma of mulled wine and Christmas baking.

Popular Christmas Markets Holidays

9 Days Munich to Zurich
Operated By: Insight Vacations
8 Days Budapest to Nuremberg
Operated By: Evergreen
8 Days Passau to Budapest
Operated By: Uniworld
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Must do highlights on a tour of Europe's Christmas Markets

Rothenburg and the Romantic Road
Rothenburg and the Romantic Road
Visit picturesque Rothenburg on the Romantic Road with cobblestoned streets, and alleyways filled with quaint Christmas Markets stalls. The Christmas Shop is famous for its stunning displays.
Christmas Market River Cruise
Christmas Market River Cruise
River cruise along Europe's mighty rivers, crossing up to five countries, stopping along the way to enjoy the colourful Christmas markets, from Budapest to Paris.
Vienna's Christmas Dream Market
Vienna's Christmas Dream Market
There are many Christmas markets in Vienna but the Vienna Christmas Dream Market, in front of the City Hall, offers an unforgettable winter festive scene.
Warm Christmas Treats
Warm Christmas Treats
Roasted chestnuts, mulled wine or steaming hot chocolate; decorative cookies and pastries, warm and fresh from the bakery. Sample each region's unique festive specialities as you explore the Christmas Markets for trinkets and trimmings for your tree.
Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg, France
Take a walking tour of the Christkindlmarkt, host to 300 wooden stalls that light up the heart of the World heritage-listed Grande Île. Fairly lights and Christmas cheer light up this ever popular French Christmas market.


74 Christmas Market holidays sourced from 20 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their European Christmas Market tours

“River cruising with Tauck from Germany to Vienna”
Heather - QLD, Australia Dec 2019
Fantastic company and nice staff on board. We never had to ask for anything... it was all offered on a plate. Very good service and Global Journeys handled the booking and delivered all the required paperwork.

“Well run trip”
Ben - QLD, Australia Dec 2019
Well run and organised tour, good pace most days, last two days were fill in and disappointing. Overall a good tour as it snowed up in the Alps on the first day and different places to see each day.

“Amazing European Christmas Markets”
Karen & Garry - VIC, Australia Nov 2019
I would not hesitate to book through Global Journeys again. It was easy and stress free. Our tour was great. Our guide Agnes was wonderful, and nothing was too much trouble for her. She was very knowledgeable, and interesting to listen to. Our hotels were pretty good, although one did not provide free internet, which surprised us. The markets were amazing, even the shops joined in with the decorations. One thing to be aware of, not all of the Christmas markets were open. One in Munich opened the more

“Christmas markets in Europe”
Neil and Anne - New Zealand Dec 2018
Great trip met some really nice people. The ship was well presented apart from a rip in our cabin carpet. Our trip was disrupted due to the shootings at Strasbourg Christmas Market, so that was by-passed but Avalon recovered well and provided alternative markets to visit. Staff, particularly the waiting staff, were very good and the cabin attendant made up the room every day so that it sparkled.