Christmas Markets

Celebrate the festive season this year on one of 45 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.

Top Selling Christmas Markets

9 Days Munich to Zurich
Operated By: Insight Vacations
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$2,069
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$381
8 Days Passau to Budapest
Operated By: Uniworld
From
$5,246
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$173
10 Days Frankfurt to Munich
Operated By: Albatross
From
$3,637
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$152
8 Days Budapest to Zagreb
Operated By: Intrepid
From
$1,927
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$271
8 Days Budapest to Passau
Operated By: Uniworld
From
$5,244
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$155
5 Days Basel to Basel
Operated By: Back-Roads
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$2,524
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$105
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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.

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Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their European Christmas Market tours


“Christmas Markets and Snow ”
John & Lyn - QLD, Australia Dec 2018
Great accommodation and an excellent Tour Director. We will recommend Insight Vacations to our friends. Georgie at Global Journeys was very helpful.

“All in all a wonderful trip”
Narelle Leman - QLD, Australia Dec 2018
Booking with Yvonne from Global Journeys was so easy. All I had to do was ask for a quote, then pay a deposit and Yvonne handled the rest. We travelled with Trafalgar last year and were very pleased with the price, optional tours, accommodation, the tour guide and driver, so we decided on a similar tour this year with them. Everything on the tour was organised for us by Ulf, our tour guide, who was terrific. He had a thorough knowledge of Germany and was very interesting to listen to. The accommodation ...read more

“Festive Christmas Markets Tour”
Denise - VIC, Australia Dec 2018
I would definitely book through Global Journeys again - everything was handled extremely well and all my flights were thoughtfully chosen. Juliet contacted me when one of my flights was changed about 3 months before the tour started. Michelle (Tour Director) and Zoltan (Driver) were marvellous: there was one very difficult passenger and Michelle handled the situation with courtesy, tact and a minimum of fuss. The market venues were wonderful and we were given plenty of time to browse the areas surrounding ...read more

“Alpine Christmas markets”
Gail - VIC, Australia Nov 2018
Very good tour most enjoyable. The accommodation was excellent, the food very good and the markets excellent. The tour director Sue Mason was excellent and the flourishes much appreciated.