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Christmas and festivals

Life is meant to be enjoyed and our Christmas vacations and festival tours will have you turning up the fun around the world. Feel the magic at the best Christmas markets in Europe or the stunning Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. Whether you throw colourful powder at the Holi festival in India or let the good times roll at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, our Christmas & festivals tours bring endless joy.
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Top Christmas and festival tours

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German Christmas Markets

4.5 178 reviews

From CA$2,205 Was CA$2,450

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  1. Germany

    Berlin Dresden Eisenach Erfurt Frankfurt Leipzig Nuremberg Rothenburg ob der Tauber Weimar

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Capitals of the North

4.4 236 reviews

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  1. Denmark

    Copenhagen

  2. Finland

    Helsinki

  3. Norway

    Oslo

  4. Russia

    Moscow St Petersburg

  5. Sweden

    Stockholm

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Southwest Native Trails End Albuquerque

4.7 10 reviews

From CA$4,799 Was CA$5,645

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    Acoma Pueblo Albuquerque Bluff Chinle Durango Gallup Nageezi Santa Fe NM Taos

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Colorful Trails of the Southwest End Albuquerque

4.7 185 reviews

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    Alamogordo Bluff Durango Las Cruces Moab Phoenix Santa Fe NM Scottsdale AZ Sedona Taos


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Splendors of Japan with Hiroshima - Celebrate the Takayama Festival

4.6 5 reviews

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  1. Japan

    Gokayama Hiroshima Kanazawa Kotohira Kyoto Miyajima Omishima Island Osaka Takayama Tokyo Yamanakako

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Colours of Rajasthan with Mumbai

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  1. India

    Agra Deogarh Jaipur Mumbai New Delhi Ranthambhore National Park Udaipur

Christmas Markets of Austria, Germany and Switzerland

4.6 378 reviews

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  1. Austria

    Innsbruck Salzburg Vienna

  2. Germany

    Munich Oberammergau

  3. Liechtenstein

    Vaduz

  4. Switzerland

    Lucerne

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Tastes and Sounds of the South

4.7 456 reviews

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    Indianola MS Memphis Nashville Natchez New Orleans


All you need to know about Christmas and Festivals

How do they celebrate Christmas in Europe?

Christmas is celebrated differently all over Europe, from the traditional Christmas Eve feast in France to the arrival of Sinterklaas in the Netherlands on December 5th. Other popular Christmas traditions include the Queen of Lights festival on December 13th in Norway and St Nicholas Day on December 6th in Germany.

What are the best European festivals?

Europe is known for its incredible festivals, full of music, food and drink, and old-world traditions. Some of the best European festivals include the Christmas markets of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, and the Carnival of Venice in Italy.

Where is the best place in Europe to spend Christmas?

The best places in Europe for a Christmas vacation are Austria, Germany and Switzerland. You’ll find enchanting Christmas markets, magical fairy lights, delicious festive food, a blanket of snow, and plenty of Yuletide cheer. Enjoy a mug of mulled wine, go shopping for handmade crafts, and keep watch for Santa Claus.

Where is the best place to go for Christmas markets?

Our Christmas market breaks take you to the best places to experience the beautiful Christmas markets including Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The cities with our favourite Christmas markets include Vienna in Austria, Dresden and Munich in Germany and Lucerne in Switzerland.


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