Christmas Markets Holidays
Celebrate the festive season this year on one of 90 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
Must do highlights on a tour of Europe's Christmas Markets
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
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
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
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.
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.
90 Christmas Market holidays sourced from 18 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their European Christmas Market tours
“River cruising with Tauck from Germany to Vienna”
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”
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.
“Christmas markets in Europe”
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.
“Great Way to Experience Christmas Markets”
This short cruise was a great way to start our Christmas European holiday with delicious food, highlighting local produce, and a reasonable wine list with meals. Our cabin was spacious, well designed along Avalon’s panoramic window principles and had the most comfortable bed with zero partner disturbance. The staff were fine but a little hit and miss in terms of quality and friendly service. Certainly our cruise director needed to be more present, more light humoured and more personable. Given ...read more the tragic events in Strasbourg we understood and appreciated the urgent changes to our schedules along the way. Most excursions were well done with informative local guides but having to spend extra time in Basel was a disappointment. We both appreciated the friendly, timely and comprehensive service from Juliet from Global Journeys and intend to book through her again.