Why You Should Spend Christmas in Europe Next Year

Why You Should Spend Christmas in Europe Next Year

Celebrating the festive magic in Europe can be an experience of a lifetime. With snow-dusted streets and the twinkling lights of Christmas markets, there’s a lot to love about celebrating the silly season in Europe.

There are also many other reasons why you should consider Europe your next destination of choice for some festive fun. With so much to see and do, you can plan your trip for as long or as little as you like! You can arrive in mid-December for a shorter stay and check out the key highlights. Or you can stay an extra month or two and explore the best that Europe has to offer.

From taking advantage of the off-peak season prices to winter-only activities, we explore why Europe should be your place of choice to celebrate Christmas.

‘Tis The Off-Peak Season

If you don’t mind being bundled up in woollen layers, then the off-peak winter period is the perfect time to travel to Europe. Travelling around Europe during the colder months might seem daunting for some. But when you consider the benefits, it’s hard to not pack up your things and get moving.

The winter months tend to be cheaper for a lot of essential travel elements, such as flights and accommodation. This allows you to not overspend on flights and accommodation, giving you extra money in your back pocket for some Christmas shopping. And if you want to stay for a longer period of time, you can factor in the cheaper airfares and accommodation too.

Travelling to Europe around Christmas time means you can also avoid dense crowds at popular locations. Having the breathing space to fully absorb what’s happening without having to worry about bumping into anyone can enhance your holiday. Though it’s important to do your research beforehand, as some attractions may be closed during the shorter days.

White Christmas Magic

A highlight of exploring Europe in winter is that most of the countries will be covered in snow. This can turn the ordinary into something magical, leading to the perfect photo opportunities.

Adding to the festive fun is the range of Christmas markets that take over streets during the holiday season. You can enjoy the aromatic mulled wine crafted by locals, or discover hand-made Christmas goods that you won’t find anywhere else. Christmas markets are an excellent way to taste the local delicacies and sweets. If you’re wanting to experience these festive markets, then you can start booking your spot on one of our Christmas market tours

If you’re more of a history buff, you can take advantage of the quieter period and explore snow-dusted castles or visit museums. Get up close and personal with some of Europe’s rich history and experience the knowledge first-hand.

Celebrate the Festive Season With Others

If you are considering celebrating the festive season in Europe, then come and join other like-minded travellers with Albatross Tours. We have a range of festive experiences for travellers available in 2023.  You may even wish to extend your visit and experience New Year’s Eve in an Italian castle, in the Swiss Alps or in the heart of ‘Sound of Music’ country! Contact us to find out more. Or download our Christmas Brochure here.

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