Christmas in Europe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas, it’s the hap-happiest season of all and there’s no more magical place to be than in Europe at Christmas time, where the cities are glistening with lights and Christmas markets pop up selling trinkets, decorations, mulled wine and delicious food.

Grab your warmest puffer jacket, put on your gloves, wrap yourself up in a scarf and get ready for a winter (and Christmas) wonderland! Here are the places we love during Christmas in Europe.

Vienna, Austria

The Austrian capital is a charming European city with impeccable Baroque architecture and a rich history. Consistently named one of the most liveable cities in the world, Vienna’s atmosphere and culture adds to its charm. During the Christmas season, Vienna’s buildings and tree-lined boulevards twinkle with light while the city’s Christmas markets are the place to be. A visit to a Viennese market isn’t complete without trying Weihnachtspunsch (Christmas punch), yum!

Top Christmas Experience in Vienna: A visit to the Original Viennese snow globe factory and museum, where traditional snow globes have been manufactured since 1920, is a special experience not to be missed!

Vienna

Vienna

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, is an increasingly popular destination for travellers to Europe and it’s easy to see why, with its elegant buildings, tree-lined streets and quaint atmosphere. The Christmas spirit is infectious in Ljubljana with decorations colourfully filling the city.

Top Christmas Experience in Ljubljana: Visit Preseren’s Square located in the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town and be transported into a Christmas wonderland. Decorations are aplenty in the square that serves as the main meeting point for the locals.

Ljubljana

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Arguably the jewel in Slovenia’s crown, the serene and enchanting Lake Bled is the perfect escape from bustling Ljubljana. In winter, the lake’s sapphire toned water is surrounded by snow-capped trees with the snow-covered Julian Alps in the background creating a magical setting.

Top Christmas Experience: Located on the shore of the lake is Bled’s Christmas market. Enjoy the festivities by the lake’s edge and indulge in delicious local cuisine while picking up unique Christmas decorations and gifts.

Lake Bled

Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Renowned for their range of distinctive colours from azure to green, grey or blue, the cascading sixteen lakes formed by runoff from the mountains are a stunning site to see whilst in Croatia. Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Croatia and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

Top Christmas Experience: Embrace the outdoors and step into the pages of a fairy-tale as you immerse yourself in the incredible winter wonderland of a snow-covered Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Enjoy all these experiences and more during our Austria, Slovenia & Slovenia Christmas Markets small group tour.