Festive & Christmas Tours

Celebrate Christmas, discover exciting destinations and diverse cultures on a tour departing this festive season. Choose from 45 Christmas and New Year holidays and experience Europe's festive Christmas Markets, the snow coated Canadian Rockies or a moving midnight mass in Bethlehem. Enjoy the whitest Christmas in Antarctica or explore ancient landscapes in Jordon in the cooler season.

Popular Festive & Christmas Tours

7 Days Vienna to Budapest
Operated By: Back-Roads
9 Days Munich to Zurich
Operated By: Insight Vacations
5 Days Basel to Basel
Operated By: Back-Roads
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Festive Travel Styles

Christmas Markets Holidays
Uniquely tailored tours & river cruises showcasing Europe's renowned Christmas Markets.
Christmas & New Year Cruises
Celebrate Christmas and New Year on the high seas this festive season.
Christmas River Cruises
Embark on a river cruise departing this festive season along the rivers of Europe.


Experiences and highlights you can have on a Festive & Christmas tour

A White Christmas in Banff
A White Christmas in Banff
Embrace Banff’s most breathtaking snow covered landscapes when you ride the gondola, take a dog sled ride and enjoy a magical white Christmas Day.
A Christmas Market River Cruise
A Christmas Market River Cruise
River cruise along the mighty Danube or the Rhine, crossing up to five countries as you stop to enjoy Europe's festive Christmas markets, from Budapest to Paris.
Find Santa in Antarctica
Find Santa in Antarctica
Enjoy a pristine White Christmas in Antarctica. Spot leopard seals, gentoo penguins, and elephant seals and celebrate on your Expedition ship.
Christmas in Bethlehem
Christmas in Bethlehem
Celebrate the festive season of your lifetime in the Holy Land of Israel when you join pilgrims on their march to the Church of the Nativity and witness a moving midnight mass. This is where it all began!
Christmas in Petra
Christmas in Petra
Spend Christmas Day exploring the wonders of Petra. Walk through the mysterious Siq to discover the Khazneh, Theater, Colonnaded Street and Museum, then climb to the magnificent façade of ad-Deir (the Monastery).

Brochures featuring Festive & Christmas Tours

45 Festive & Christmas trips sourced from 21 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their tours during the festive season

“NZ Festive Tour 2019”
Romaine - QLD, Australia Dec 2019
Travelled on a 10 day tour with Grand Pacific Tour over Xmas and could not recommend the tour company enough. Driver and Guide were excellent.

“Loved it all”
Steve - TAS, Australia Dec 2019
Loved it all even when a little "busy" and occasionally suffered from scenic overload. Exceptional driver and Christmas dinner. Remainder was very good with one or two very minor gripes. Normal start time very early and we would have preferred an extra day rather than a 2am night at an expensive hotel. Coffee and wine were pretty expensive.

“Great trip through Canada”
Glenn - WA, Australia Dec 2019
Had a great trip with a wonderful tour guide and a congenial bunch of travellers. Missed a few excursions due to heavy snowfall around Banff causing road closures - winter in the Rockies is the opposite of Oz in summer (heat waves and bushfires)!

“Nice itinerary for a Christmas tour, but fellow travellers make or break enjoyment level”
Beryl - ACT, Australia Dec 2019
The Xmas markets were very pretty and worth doing as a new experience. The standard of accommodation was pretty good, (only one hotel in Innsbruck was not clean and up to standard) but internal heating was too warm everywhere. For future travellers, layers is the way to go, T-shirts under jumpers and then overcoats, allows for stripping off the layers as things get warmer inside. Lake Bled was the highlight of the tour and a great place to spend 4 days over Xmas. Although the itinerary was good, ...read more