With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably counting down the days until you can crank up the festive tunes and eat as many mince pies as your heart desires. But what if you didn’t have to wait? Well, great news, you don’t!
All across Europe there’s plenty of festive fun to be had! From wandering around Christmas markets to festive city tours where you can learn about local Christmas folklore, and let’s not forget about the mulled wine 😍
So here are some of our festive favourites around Europe that are a sure-fire way to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Discover Christmas tradition in Munich
Did you know that many of the world’s Christmassy traditions were started in Munich? Take a couple of hours out of your day to explore this magical winter wonderland on a Munich Christmas Market Tour – you won’t be disappointed. Follow the sweet smell of roasted hazelnuts and spices as you wander past stalls filled with traditional gifts and decorations, perfect for a little Christmas souvenir.
Soak up the Christmas Spirit in Stockholm
Meet a local tour guide underneath a Christmas tree in the city’s old town, for a Stockholm Christmas Spirit Walking Tour that’ll really kick-start the festivities. As the cobblestone streets guide you through Gamla Stan, you’ll soon find yourself perusing the local wares at the most famous Christmas market in Stockholm, the Stortorget Christmas Market. You won’t be able to stop yourself tucking into traditional Swedish sweets and devouring tasty smoked sausages.
Cosy up around a campfire in Copenhagen
Is it even really Christmas if you’re not cosying up in front of a roaring fire? On a Copenhagen Christmas Spirit Walking Tour, you’ll do just that! Lap up folklore tales and local stories from your knowledgeable guide all while tucking into free traditional Danish cookies such as pebbernødder and brunkager. The real star of the show, however, has to be the Christmas-inspired Tivoli Gardens with its millions of fairy lights and thousands of Christmas trees, perfect for that extra Christmas sparkle.
Sip on warming gløgg in Oslo
You may have come here for the gløgg (Norway’s version of mulled wine), but you’ll stay for the warm and cosy atmosphere. On the Oslo Christmas Spirit Walking Tour, you’ll visit the quaint market stalls of Oslo’s finest Christmas market, with its famous outdoor ice skating rink. Just make sure you take another cup of gløgg for the road.
The sparkling lights of London are waiting for you
It’s simply impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit on a London Christmas Lights and Markets Tour, but don’t just take our word for it! See for yourself just how magical London becomes as you pass iconic landmarks all decked up with the spirit of Christmas. Grab a selfie with London’s biggest hand-picked Christmas tree in Covent Garden and finish the night off with a glass of mulled wine or cider and a slice of fruit mince pie at one of Charles Dickens’ favourite pubs.