CHRISTMAS AND FESTIVALS
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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.
Music festivals, spiritual celebrations & Christmas tours
The world is full of wonderful festivals and we’ll take you to some of the best. Join our Local Specialists and get under the skin of the most famous celebrations from Christmas in Europe to Holi in India.
Christmas in Europe
An enchanting winter wonderland awaits in Europe with our Christmas travel experiences. Indulge in mulled wine and gingerbread as you wander the city squares, Christmas stalls and magical fairy lights. See handcrafted toys, hear joyful carols and discover old-world traditions. From Dresden's Striezelmarkt to Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt, this will be your best Christmas holiday yet.
Party in the USA
The United States loves to celebrate and you’ll find a wonderful variety of festivals across the country. We’ll take you to Albuquerque to see the spectacular Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky. If you’re in the mood for some music, head to New Orleans for their annual Jazz Festival that celebrates the music and culture of the Southwest.
Colourful festivals in Asia
You’re never too far away from a festival in Asia, with a calendar packed with spiritual events. We’ll meet local families in India who will show you how to perform the puja sacred ritual of Diwali, or celebrate Holi by throwing bright powder. In Japan, we’ll experience the ancient Takayama Festival and admire the beautifully carved floats that date back to the 17th century.
All you need to know about
Christmas and Festivals
How do they celebrate Christmas in Europe?
Where is the best place in Europe to spend Christmas?
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.
The best places in Europe for a Christmas holiday are Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. 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.
What are the best European festivals?
Where is the best place to go for Christmas markets?
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.
Our Christmas market breaks take you to the best places to experience the beautiful Christmas markets including Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. The cities with our favourite Christmas markets include Vienna in Austria, Dresden and Munich in Germany, Lucerne in Switzerland, and Moscow in Russia.