There’s nothing quite like a chilly evening spent strolling through a traditional Christmas market during the festive season. Indulge in all things Christmas as you shop, stroll and sip on spiced mulled wine against the backdrop of a quaint town square, Baroque palace or enchanting castle.
Get your Christmas shopping off to a fun and festive start with our selection of Christmas market breaks. Revel in Germany’s seasonal gemütlichkeit (good cheer), or take in the romantic surroundings of Vienna Christmas Market. Take a stroll through the festively lit lanes between chalet-like market stalls, and discover the charming, unique atmosphere of a Christmas market break.
Whether you'd like to spend your time at a Christmas market admiring the fine handmade crafts on offer and shopping for unusual gifts, sipping a cup of glühwein as you gaze at glittering Christmas lights, or even ice skating in the middle of a town square, our Christmas market holidays are a wonderful way to welcome in the festive season.
From Berlin Christmas Market to the wooden stalls on Tallinn’s Town Hall Square, join us to immerse yourself in a truly festive experience away from home. Visit some of the largest and oldest Christmas markets and explore elegant historic cities, or watch local craftsmen – from bakers to glassblowers and wood carvers – work their magic in the Christmas markets of smaller villages.
Wherever takes your fancy this festive season, you’re sure to find something to match in our range of Christmas markets holidays.
From sugary rolled dough to bitters from the 18th century - you are sure to feast like royalty this festive season.
Our ultimate guide to the cities offering markets with a memorable festive atmosphere, rich tradition, and delicious warming treats for winter.
Be inspired to travel solo. Newmarket Holidays welcomes solo travellers on all our Christmas market breaks. In fact, many of our customers choose to join our tours on their own. And the best part is: you won’t really be alone. With a group of like-minded travellers and a friendly, informative tour manager (as well as incredible locals all over the world!), you will love your holiday experience. Joining a Christmas markets break as a solo traveller is also a guaranteed way to feel safe and confident when travelling alone. While you can join any of our regular tours on your own, we also have a range of tours designed exclusively for solo travellers.
First Christmas Market holiday? Here are a few questions you might have.
Newmarket’s Christmas Markets tours are a fantastic way to get in the festive mood, explore a new city and shop for some unique Christmas gifts. Christmas Market tours operate to some of Europe’s finest, most attractive cities.
Generally speaking, Europe’s Christmas Markets start at the beginning of December, and run right through until early January. Newmarket run Christmas Market tours throughout this period.
Almost all capital and major European cities have Christmas markets. The best markets can be found in Amsterdam, Prague, Kraków, Berlin, Vienna, Edinburgh, Montreux, Riga, Bruges, Brussels, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Lyon.
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