With over 60 Christmas markets, feel mesmerised in Germany’s capital. Go to the Berliner Weinachtszeit, behind the Alexanderplatz, and take in the Christmas spirit at the captivating Charlottenburg Palace.
'Tis the season to be jolly
Get into the Christmas spirit with a winter adventure and explore enchanting Christmas markets. Pick up glistening gifts, wander around food stands, sip on warming drinks and soak up the heart-warming atmosphere.
Choose from a merry selection of Christmassy destinations, enjoy a city break and make the most of this magical time of year. Immerse yourself in the best traditional markets when you stay in Vienna, which date back to the thirteenth century. See miniature puppets, glistening lights and delicate handblown glass. Or go to Innsbruck for a romantic Christmas retreat – see Christmas tree lights bounce off the snow-dusted mountain backdrop and smell the aroma of sweet gingerbread. Visit the best festive food spot in Budapest. Stroll through the stalls and try kurtoskalacs (a cinnamon-pastry chimney cake), toki pompos (a Hungarian-styled pizza with bacon, onion and cream), home-made chocolates and honey cakes. Whether it’s cosy alpine themed lodges or twinkling fairground rides you're looking for, choose the festive destination for you.
Scandinavian chic, German traditions or maybe something different?
It’s a city of two sides – the ruined past and the dynamic present. You can see both just by lounging in a bath lit by funky modern lighting at the historical Gellért spa. Whether you want to haunt the castle district or prop up a ruin bar, Budapest has all the makings of a fantastic city break.
The natural wonders of Iceland are plentiful and Reykjavik is a capital to count on. From sightseeing extravaganzas to Icelandic comfort food that’ll warm your heart, cover all your bases as you explore this extraordinary city. Wander through the Old Harbour, stroll along the coastal paths and take in the spectacular scenery. Reap the rewards of this ethereal city, like no other.