"The festive period is a very special time to travel, whether you’re dreaming of a magical escape to a snow-dusted log cabin or a spot of winter sun without a Brussels sprout in sight."

Festive and New Year Tours

The festive period is a very special time to travel, whether you’re dreaming of a magical escape to a snow-dusted log cabin or a spot of winter sun without a Brussels sprout in sight. A short break visiting the atmospheric Christmas markets of central Europe is a great way to get in the festive spirit, while a trip north to Lapland to see Santa is a popular choice for families. Alternatively you might prefer a break from the cold and the winter gloom, and head to sunnier climates for a very different experience. How about a Christmas Day barbecue on a Caribbean beach, or seeing in the New Year with fireworks over Sydney harbour? There is a huge range of tours on offer over the Christmas and New Year period, with something to suit every type of traveller.

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6 Nights

English Christmas Markets 2022

When it comes to wrapping up warm and enjoying the magical chill of Christmas, there's nowhere quite like England - and on this seasonal tour of the country's most festive attractions, we'll find ourselves getting into the spirit of things in true English style. From London to historic Bath and back again, we'll experience Choral Evensong services, delve into the traditions of bygone times - and of course, explore plenty of Christmas markets along the way.  

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £41pp
Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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7 Nights

New Year's in Wadi Rum - 8 Days

NEW YEAR TOUR: Celebrate a festive Bedouin New Year’s Eve in the heart of the Wadi Rum Desert

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Starts:Amman
Ends:Dead Sea
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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10 Nights

New Year's in Morocco - 11 Days

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Spend a cracking Christmas exploring the Atlas, snap up some bargains in the souks of Marrakech and ring in the New Year beachside in Essaouira, on Morocco's stunning Atlantic coast

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £16pp
Starts:Marrakech
Ends:Marrakech
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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23 Nights

Christmas Trans Mongolian

Experience a Russian Christmas in a Siberian village and New Year’s Eve in Moscow’s Red Square. Along the way, you can enjoy a traditional troika ride led by three horses, and stay in a Mongolian ger camp surrounded by snow. What more could you wish for this Christmas?

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £147pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Reasonable pace
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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6 Nights

Festive Salzburg, Munich & Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Treat yourself to festive fun as we head to the Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich Christmas markets, and enjoy Alpine scenery on the way!

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Twixmas Cruising the Rhine & Moselle

Relax in style post-Christmas with this delightful Twixmas river cruise along with Germany’s most enchanting river, the Rhine.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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6 Nights

Four Countries Christmas & the Swiss Glacier Express

Make your Christmas dreams come true as you visit Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria, and ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express!

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Cruising the Christmas Markets of the Rhine Valley

Cruise the Christmas markets of the Rhine Valley and enjoy a little romance on your festive break as you visit Rüdesheim, Koblenz, and Cologne.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Festive Ghent, Brussels* & Bruges Christmas Markets

Visit the Christmas markets of Ghent and Bruges as we travel to festive Europe!

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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5 Nights

The Black Forest & Christmas Markets of Strasbourg, Colmar & Freiburg

Relish in the festive delights of France and Germany as we travel to Christmas markets of Strasbourg, Freiburg, Colmar and Metz.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Valkenburg, Aachen & Cologne* Christmas Markets

Get into the festive spirit with a trip to Aachen, Valkenburg and Cologne*, as you enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of the Christmas markets.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Luxembourg & Trier Christmas Markets

If you’re looking for festive cheer, Luxembourg and Trier have got it covered! Join us on this Christmas market break.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Magical Markets of the Rhine Valley

Dotted along the banks of the beautiful Rhine Valley, enjoy the magical Christmas markets the charming towns have to offer on this festive break!

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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6 Nights

Prague, Vienna & Bratislava Christmas Markets

Enjoy the merry atmospheres of Prague, Vienna and Bratislava on this Christmas market break, taking in iconic sights and wonderful shopping.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Monschau & Aachen Christmas Markets

Step into Christmas with this wonderful break, as you enjoy the romantic festive atmosphere of the Monschau and Aachen markets.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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7 Nights

Christmas on the Italian Riviera

You'll love this tour if you like: 

  • Seaside resorts - Alassio is a delight 
  • Glamour - enjoy the glitz of Monte Carlo 
  • Historic ports - Genova is fascinating 
  • Typical Italian towns - quaint, laid back and gorgeous

A popular tourist destination since the early 19th century after its beauty was much extolled by the Romantics, this dramatic coastline is a delight to explore with small coves crowded by villages tumbling down their cliffs, colourful harbours full of yachts and fascinating, historic cities. Your base is the charming Alassio, a peaceful yet atmospheric seaside resort with visits to Genoa, Santa Margherita and Monaco.
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Starts:St Pancras
Ends:St Pancras
Group Size:0- 36
Operator:Travel Editions

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6 Nights

Scenic Austria Winter Wonderland

A true winter wonderland! Enjoy picturesque scenery, with the chance to ride the Ziller Valley Railway, and visit Salzburg and Zell am See.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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6 Nights

Four Countries New Year & the Swiss Glacier Express

Alpine delights and an idyllic train ride awaits on this New Year’s holiday, visiting Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland.

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Operator:Leger Holidays

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6 Nights

Christmas in Alsace by Rail

You'll love this tour if you like: 

  • Lively Christmas markets
  • Distinctive local cuisine
  • Exploring cities on foot - Strasbourg's Petite France is a delight
  • Fragrant white wines - the local Riesling is delicious 
  • Ancient, picturesque villages

The beauty of Alsace is in its timberclad wine towns, vast stretches of vineyards and forest cloaked mountains. At Christmas, though, there is an added magic with vibrant Christmas markets selling decorations and gingerbread, the chilly air laced with the scent of glühwein. This lovely six day break is based in the centre of beautiful Strasbourg, new for 2017.

Highlights of the itinerary include relatively unknown (but one of France's most beautiful cities) Strasbourg, Colmar, Riquewihr, Obernai and the beautiful city of Freiburg.

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Starts:St Pancras
Ends:St Pancras
Group Size:0- 36
Operator:Travel Editions

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7 Nights

Christmas in San Sebastian by Rail

You'll love this tour if you like: 

  • Rich unique culture and history 
  • Delicious regional cuisine 
  • Spectacular scenery - rugged coastline and mountainous interior 
  • Historic cities - with both a French and Spanish flavour
  • Mordern art at the Guggenheim 

Experience the festive celebrations of the Basque Country where, as well as enjoying a unique Christmas experience, you can submerge yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of this beautiful region. Based in the foodie capital of San Sebastián, the itinerary includes guided tours in Bilbao, plus entrance to the Guggenheim, Pamplona, Vitoria- Gasteiz and Biarritz with plenty of free time to soak up the local atmosphere.


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Starts:St Pancras
Ends:St Pancras
Group Size:0- 36
Operator:Travel Editions

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