Festive European Christmas, New Year & Winter Wonderland  Tours

Albatross Tours offer an exciting range of Christmas, New Year and our new range of Winter Wonderland tours which will take you on an unforgettable adventure. Explore stunning Christmas Markets, take incredible cable car rides up the Alps, stay in a 900 year old Italian Castle and visit the fairytale castles of Germany. There are so many experiences to be had including romantic horse and carriage rides and enjoying mulled wine and ginger biscuits.   

Offering leisurely 2, 3, 4, 5 and even 7 night stays which allow you to enjoy each captivating city, town or region. Each tour is packed with fabulous local dining, high quality excursions, activities and unique experiences, and they are all included in the price!
 
You could be waking up in a splendid half-timbered hotel inside the medieval walls of Rothenburg, or in the Swiss village of Grindelwald surrounded by soaring peaks. Albatross tours are genuinely inclusive and are packed with so many experiences. In Switzerland you will travel on the famous Glacier Express train, in Austria you will hurtle down the Olympic bob sled run and in France you will gasp at the astounding views across Mont Blanc as you soar 4,000 metres to the peak of the mighty Aiguille du Midi.
 
There is a magical European winter wonderland out there waiting for you, filled with exciting ‘bucket list’ experiences, amazing adventures, and bursting with heart-warming festivities.
 
 

 

Experience the Albatross difference…

  • Leisurely 3, 4, 5 or even 7 nights in one location over Christmas. Virtually NO one night stops - our tours are to be enjoyed not endured
  • These are festive Christmas tours. We always take particular care to include special events and activities in each itinerary that will bring alive the nostalgia and joy of the Festive Season
  • Genuinely inclusive tours with NO additional 'on tour' costs - even your 'end of tour' tips are included
  • Unique touring itineraries designed for you - the Australian and New Zealand traveller
  • Small group sizes with a maximum of 40 people so you will enjoy a more personal touring experience
  • Stay in charming character hotels in superb locations - selected for their style and ambience to complement the festive season
  • So many wonderful dining experiences included, often in delightful local restaurants
  • Book with confidence with our Guaranteed Group Departure Policy

 

Christmas, New Year & Winter Wonderland Tours

 

German and Austrian Christmas Markets Tour

10 days only $3,329 pp twin share

Over $1,000 extras included!
This pre-Christmas tour has been specially designed to, not only capture the magic of some of Europe’s greatest and most nostalgic Christmas Markets but also takes you through a dramatic winter wonderland, to enjoy visits to castles perched on craggy hillsides and savour the warm, local hospitality.

Austrian Lakes Christmas Holiday

8 days only $3,489 pp twin share

Over $800 extras included!
Celebrate Christmas over 7 nights, staying in the delightful first class White Horse Inn beside Lake Wolfgangsee, Austria. Explore beautiful Hallstatt, St Gilgen and visit the Christmas markets of Salzburg and enjoy hot chocolate and ginger biscuits in Austria’s oldest restaurant.

German Christmas Holiday

8 days only $2,769 pp twin share

Over $800 extras included!
Stay in the heart of the Black Forest near the lovely town of Triberg. Includes visits to Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Lake Titisee, Strasbourg, Hohenzollern Castle plus more!

Austrian Christmas Holiday

8 days only $2,829 pp twin share

Over $800 extras included!
A festive Christmas staying seven nights in a charming chalet style hotel in the enchanting Austrian Alps. Includes the Salzburg Christmas Markets, Silent Night Chapel, Linderhof Palace plus more!

Swiss Christmas Holiday

8 days only $2,139 pp twin share

Includes 8 day Swiss Tour Travel Pass!
Stay in a delightful old wooden chalet style hotel in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Includes train excursions to Luzern, Bern and to Lake Geneva. Note this is a non-escorted group stay.

German Fairytale Christmas Tour

10 days only $4,829 pp twin share

Over $1,000 extras included!
A festive Christmas near Ludwig's 'Fairytale Castle' in the Bavarian Alps with visits to Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Munich, The Romantic Road plus more!

German White Christmas Tour

10 days only $3,989 pp twin share

Over $1,000 extras included!
Imagine... staying five nights over Christmas in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Enjoy traditional Christmas meals, savour the fabulous Christmas markets in Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck plus more!

Bavarian Fairytale Christmas Tour

10 days only $3,939 pp twin share

Over $1,000 extras included!
Celebrate Christmas in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau with visits to Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nurnberg, Munich, Neuschwanstein Castle and much more!

Austrian White Christmas Tour

10 days only $4,589 pp twin share

Over $1,000 extras included!
Christmas in the enchanting Austrian Alps with visits to Vienna, Salzburg Christmas Markets, Rattenberg, Melk Monastery, Innsbruck plus more!

Christmas in the Austrian Tyrol Tour

10 days only $3,479 pp twin share

Over $1,000 extras included!
Experience Christmas in heart of a Tyrolean village in the snow covered Stubai Valley, Austria. Includes Salzburg and Innsbruck, fairytale castles of Bavaria, Olympic Bobsled run at Igls plus more!

Christmas in an Italian Castle Tour

11 days only $3,979 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Imagine Christmas in a glorious Italian Castle! Now add the Austrian Lakes District, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Venice, Milan plus more!

Christmas in the Slovenian Alps Tour

11 days only $4,089 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Spend Christmas on the shores of magnificent Lake Bled. Includes Innsbruck, Neuschwanstein Castle, Kranjska Gora, Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj, a stay in a dreamy Italian Castle plus more!

A Swiss Christmas in Grindelwald Tour

11 days only $5,289 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Spend this Christmas in snow drenched Grindelwald surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Bernese Oberland. Commencing in Paris, the tour explores the Swiss Riviera town of Montreux, Chateau de Chillon, medieval Bern, the amazing hilltop town of Gruyères and the chic ski resort of Gstaad.

A Swiss Christmas in Zermatt

11 days only $5,399 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Spend Christmas relaxing in a charming chalet style hotel in the Swiss Alps. Add to this the Austrian Lakes District, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Zermatt, Luzern plus the famous Glacier Express.

A Medieval Bohemian Christmas Tour

12 days only $4,549 pp twin share

Over $1,200 extras included!
Spend Christmas in the absolute heart of medieval Cesky Krumlov in a beautiful 500 year old beautifully restored romantic hotel with visits to Rothenburg, Nurnberg, Prague, Vienna, Melk Monastery plus more!

Bohemia and Christmas in the Tyrol Tour

16 days only $5,879 pp twin share

Over $1,600 extras included!
Visiting the ancient cities and delightful Christmas Markets of Rothenburg, Nurnberg, Prague, Vienna and wonderful, medieval Cesky Krumlov before escaping to the snow clad mountains of the Austrian Tyrol where you enjoy a festive Christmas over 5 nights in magical Kirchberg.

New Year in a Venetian Villa & Tuscany

9 days only $3,689 pp twin share

Over $900 extras included!
Experience stylish Milan, the romance of Venice, stay in the medieval Tuscan town of Lucca and visit renaissance Florence.

New Year in an Italian Castle Tour

7 days only $3,189 pp twin share

Over $700 extras included!
Imagine celebrating New Year's Eve in a glorious Italian Castle set in the charming foothills of the Italian Dolomites. Now add Innsbruck, Cortina d’Ampezzo, romantic Venice plus elegant, stylish Milan.

New Year with the Sound of Music Tour

7 days only $3,289 pp twin share

Over $700 extras included!
Celebrate the New Year in style – Join us as at the spectacular rococo ‘Sound of Music’ Palace, Schloss Leopoldskron, for a New Year’s Eve like no other!

Swiss New Year Holiday

8 days only $2,139 pp twin share

Includes 8 day Swiss Travel Rail Pass!
Stay in a delightful old wooden chalet style hotel in the beautiful Bernese Oberland. Includes train excursions to Luzern, Bern and to Lake Geneva. Note this is a non-escorted group stay.

New Year in Bavaria

7 days only $2,849 pp twin share

Over $700 extras included!
Experience New Year's Eve in the mountains of Bavaria with visits to Oberammergau, Rothenburg, Nurnberg plus more!

Christmas in a French Alpine Village

11 days only $4,189 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Imagine… celebrating Christmas in a classic chalet style hotel with astounding views over the beautiful French Alps and the mighty Mont Blanc massif.

New Year in Berlin

6 days only $2,689 pp twin share

Over $600 extras included!
Discover lovingly rebuilt Dresden, and amazing, vibrant Berlin with its firework extravaganza to celebrate the New Year. Stand on the ‘Bridge of Spies’, under the Brandenburg Gate, at Checkpoint Charlie, and visit Potsdam’s Palaces and Dresden’s Royal Palace with its extravagant, bejewelled New Green Vault!

A French Winter Wonderland

11 days only $4,389 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Imagine… being there, as dozens of colourful hot air balloons soar high above you in a snowy winter wonderland! Spend five nights in the heart of the French Alps in chic Megève. Visit Montreux and Chaplin’s Vevey on the Swiss Riviera, the amazing hilltop town of Gruyères, lakeside Annecy and Chamonix in the incredible Mont Blanc mountain range.

A Swiss Winter Wonderland

12 days only $4,789 pp twin share

Over $1,200 extras included!
Imagine… relaxing in a charming hotel in beautiful Zermatt, in the Swiss Alps, surrounded by dozens of 4,000 metre high mountains, including the mighty Matterhorn. Discover Mozart’s baroque Salzburg and Innsbruck, explore the stunning Austrian Lakes District and Klosters, enjoy a horse drawn carriage ride through a winter wonderland to a mountain hut, and ride on the famous Glacier Express!

An Italian Winter Wonderland

9 days only $3,239 pp twin share

Over $900 extras included!
Imagine… staying three nights in a glorious 900 year old Italian Castle set in the charming foothills of the Italian Dolomites with visits to Cortina d’Ampezzo and the romantic city of Venice. Stay three more nights in the medieval, walled Tuscan city of Lucca, visit renaissance Florence, the ‘town of towers’ San Gimignano and enjoy lunch in a traditional Osteria in an Olive Farmhouse estate.

French and Italian Christmas Markets

11 days from $3,959 pp twin share

Over $1,100 extras included!
Imagine… spending four nights in the heart of the chic ski resort of Megève surrounded by the beautiful French Alps. Now add Christmas shopping in the boutiques and Christmas markets of Paris, Milan, Lyon and more.

Bohemian Christmas Markets

12 days only $4,259 pp twin share

Over $1,200 extras included!
Imagine shopping in the Christmas Markets of Europe’s greatest cities. Stay in vibrant Berlin, ancient Dresden, medieval Prague and amazing Nürnberg.