Winter in Europe
Winter, it's the season that you either love to hate or love to love. Frosty mornings, crisp air, open fire places, hot chocolate, mulled wine, toasty puffer jackets, the list of things we love about winter could go on and on!
Now, for winter lovers, traveling in the winter months is an easy decision. For those of you who need a bit more convincing, hear us out. We understand that the decision to travel during winter may be hard but we guarantee traveling during the winter months isn't so bad, especially when Europe and Christmas are involved!
A magical and charming Christmas small group tour to Austria, Slovenia and Croatia awaits. And trust us, you don't want to miss out! From Christmas markets, to charming capital cities, fascinating cultural traditions, to a winter wonderland, this tour is sure to leave a warming impression on you.
Christmas lovers, we’ve got you covered with this one! Charming Christmas markets abound in Europe equipped with everything from ice skating rinks, mulled wine, delicious food, stalls selling Christmas decorations and more. Discover the Christmas markets of Vienna, Ljubljana, Bled and Zagreb during this small group tour.
Charming Capital Cities
Austria, Slovenia and Croatia are all home to charming capital cities. From Vienna’s baroque architecture and rich history, to Ljubljana’s pretty streets, bridges and landscapes, to Zagreb’s vibrant culture and location between the slopes of the Medvednica Mountains and the northern bank of the Sava River, discover the charm during a mix of guided city tours and free time.
Fascinating Cultural Traditions
Home to the birthplace of the snow globe, visit the Original Viennese snow globe factory and museum to learn about the history of the snow globe and get the chance to purchase one of your own. In Croatia, discover the craft of Croatian gingerbread making and decorate your own heart shaped gingerbread as you learn about the craft that is steeped in tradition.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park turns into a winter wonderland during the winter season. The lakes vibrant colored water is surrounded by bare trees and, more often than not, snow covered landscape and sidewalks. With constant freezing temperatures causing the lakes to freeze over, the national park turns into a real-life winter wonderland.
Other Articles You Might Like
A moment of connection, of intimacy, of understanding. It’s less about the things we can cross of a list, and more about the things we experience.Read more
With its serene, sapphire-toned lake, charming villages and alpine fresh air, Bled enchants all who make their way here. Surrounded by picture-perfect beauty, Bled is yours to explore during our Wonders of Slovenia and Croatia & Slovenia small group tours.Read more
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.Read more
Here at the Small Group Touring Co. we travel a lot and between the entire team we’ve come up with some simple yet effective packing lessons to help you get your suitcase organised.Read more