Remember those Christmas in July celebrations? Well, how about celebrating it now by planning your next winter “holiday”! Whether you’re looking to avoid the crowds of peak tourist season or enjoy the splendor of the season in a new place, there are a few options for every kind of traveler on these trips:
If you love the glitter of the winter season: Croatia Seasonal Splendor
Embark on the privately charted La Perla and traverse the splendid gems of the Adriatic Sea, from the lovely seaside villas of Opatija to the famous red-roofed city of beautiful Dubrovnik. Why visit in the winter? Traveling in a small group during cooler months means exploring this remarkable corner of Europe during a quieter, more serene time of year, resulting in a more authentic experience. Plus, surprise—Croatia’s winter Christmas markets have been named some of the best by leading European websites and magazines.
If you love the tasty treats of the holiday season: Danube Waltz
Raise your cups of Christmas cheer to a river cruise that lets you enjoy some of Europe’s oldest holiday markets, including charming Salzburg of “Sound of Music” fame. You’ll explore the historic gems, lively cultures, and holiday traditions of four different countries—Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—learn the techniques behind apple strudel and gingerbread making, and shop alongside the locals at several bustling holiday stalls.
If you cherish the traditions of Christmas:
Heart of Germany
Watch the energetic cities and peaceful towns of Germany fall under a winter spell as you join us on an enchanting gala holiday cruise. You’ll discover the medieval towns where many of today’s own seasonal traditions originated, shop the treasures of several Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets), eat tasty regional treats, and so much more!