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7 of the Best Festive Foods to Try at European Christmas Markets

If there’s one thing you can be sure of when visiting traditional European Christmas Markets, it’s that it will be cold. Rugging up is one way to keep Jack Frost from nipping at fingers and toes, but so is indulging in rich and delicious food and drink.

Keep the cold out by trying one of these seven European winter warmers while wandering through the street stalls. And remember: ‘tis the season for giving, so allow your tastebuds that extra festive treat. Happy holidays! Read more

Frankfurt Christmas Markets - Julia Higginbotham

Traveller Story: Magical Christmas Markets

Julia travelled on our German & Austrian Christmas Markets tour in December 2015. She enjoyed exploring the beautiful towns and cities of Germany & Austrian while soaking up the Christmas spirit. Read more

Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Christmas at Home Vs Christmas in Europe

Nobody does Christmas quite like Europeans. There’s nothing wrong with spending the holidays at home. But have you ever wondered what Christmas looks like in Europe? During the festive season, there are some not-so-subtle differences between Australia and Europe. These are some of the most obvious we’ve encountered in our travels. Find out more

Kirchberg Cable Car

Tips on having fun in the Snow

If you look you'll notice most of our European Christmas tours start in the gateway cities such as Vienna and Munich, but then as Christmas approaches we escape to the snow covered mountains to usually spend about 5 nights. We not only have time to enjoy Christmas as it should be, and explore the local medieval towns and villages, but we also usually have a couple of days to 'play in the snow'. Obviously downhill skiing comes to mind, but there are so many other wonderful activities you can do from the incredibly laid back and lazy to extreme sports. It really is up to you. So let's start at the easy end and then become more adventurous. Read more