Christmas, New Year & Winter Wonderland Tours

9 Reasons why you will love our Festive Tours

1. We capture the magic
Festive experiences, mountain adventures, nostalgic Christmas Markets, beautiful locations, fun in the snow – all tried and tested!
 
2. Specially for you
Unique tour itineraries designed to suit the travel needs of Australians and New Zealanders seeking genuinely authentic European travel experiences.
 
3. Longer stays
Enjoy a leisurely and sensibly paced itineraries that include 2, 3, 4 and even 7-night stays in each captivating city or region.
 
4. Designed for the season 
There is a difference! These are not summer tours or winter tours but special Christmas, New Year and Winter Wonderland tours. 
 
5. Genuinely inclusive 
We guarantee there are no ‘optional’ activity costs – even your ‘end of tour’ tips are included. Check out the outstanding value inclusions in each of our tour itineraries.
 
6. Authentic Experiences
Packed with fabulous local dining, high quality excursions, activities and unique experiences - and they are all included!
 
7. Unique Accommodation
Stay in hand selected, character style accommodation in superb locations. In a historic mansion, centuries old castle or a beautiful alpine chalet style hotel.
 
8. ‘My Time’ Guaranteed
You days are easier. With our sensible and leisurely pace, we guarantee your ‘My Time’ so you can relax and truly enjoy the festive wonderland you have travelled so far to see.
 
9. Experience you can trust
With well over 20 years of experience in successfully creating and operating market leading European tours, you know you are in safe hands.  
 

How to chose your perfect Festive tour

We offer 29 unique Christmas, New Year and Winter Wonderland tours. Some of our tours are more focused on Christmas Markets and historical sites whilst others are more active, with extra free time. To help find your perfect tour take a look at the map for each tour and check out the included highlights. Each tour boasts different highlights and you’ll find a dizzy choice. So relax, have a good read and select the one holiday that’s perfect for you!
 

Our tours can easily be combined

You can easily combine a range of Albatross tours right through December, January and into February. You may need to stay an extra night or two, or transfer to another destination to combine the tours, just ask us how. Contact us or your travel agent for details.
 

2018/19 Festive Tours

Pre-Christmas Tours

6 Departures: November – early December

What a great way to do your Christmas shopping! Timed to capture that European Christmas magic in the festive weeks leading up to Christmas. Visit fabulous Christmas Markets, enjoy exciting activities, thrilling mountain experiences and be home for Christmas Day! 

Christmas Holidays

4 Departures: Mid December

Relax and settle into one specially selected 'Christmas hotel' for 7 nights and use this 'home base' for included daily excursions and activities. With free time to truly enjoy each picturesque destination, our Christmas Holidays are popular for family and friends' gatherings.

 

Christmas Tours

13 Departures: Mid December

Perfect for anyone wanting the complete European Christmas experience! Usually starting with a few nights in one of Europe's grand historic cities, we then escape to the snow clad mountains and celebrate Christmas over 3, 4, 5 or 6 nights in nostalgic, charming hotels. With so much included, we explore local picturesque towns and villages, Christmas Markets, ancient monasteries and fairytale castles.

Book any Christmas tour travelling over Christmas Day and rest assured that your tour is guaranteed to depart.

New Year Tours

6 Tour Departures: Late December

Imagine watching the massive New Year's Eve fireworks in Berlin, enjoying a grand celebration in an Italian Castle or simply spending time in the mountains playing in the snow. We have something for everyone. Our New Year tours can be enjoyed either as 'stand-alone' tours or seamlessly added to almost all of our Festive Christmas Tours and Holidays.

Winter Wonderland Tours

3 Departures: Late January – early February

Would you like to be home over Christmas but also like to capture the excitement and magic of the glorious European Winter Wonderland? Then this new type of tour is for you! Departing in late January and February - when the snow is deeper, the skies seem bluer and the mountains and valleys are alive with sightseers relaxing, playing and having fun.