If you’re heading off for a delightful Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere, in search of a magical White Christmas, then you’ll want to make sure you make the most of this incredible time of year. Yes, it may be freezing cold, but we can assure you there’s nothing more beautiful than visiting destinations in Europe and the United States of America during their winter. Especially for us Aussies, who have grown up spending Christmas holidays by the beach in our bathers and thongs – you really couldn’t get a more polar opposite experience!
If you’ve made the decision to spend Christmas abroad and you’re looking for some great ways to get a truly local Christmas experience on your travels – we’ve looked at some of the fantastic Urban Adventure Christmas tours that you can add to your itinerary.
So, pack your fanciest Christmas sweater and your festive cheer and soak in the enchanting winter wonderland that is Christmas in the Northern hemisphere.
Christmas Lights & Markets Tour – London
Indulge in a glass of mulled wine or cider and a traditional fruit mince pie as you enjoy this two hour evening tour of London’s festive streets. You’ll visit one of London’s most famous Christmas markets, see the majestic River Thames lit up at night and enjoy your mulled wine and fruit mince pie at one of Charles Dickens’ favourite pubs!
Merry Markets Christmas Tour – Prague
Did you know Santa doesn’t visit in Prague? Immerse yourself in the age old Czech Christmas traditions on this two and a half hour Christmas extravaganza in Prague. You’ll get the pleasure of experiencing the city’s main market as well as two different markets outside the city centre. Sample delicious Christmas treats including mulled wine, hot mead, cheese and roasted nuts and visit an incredible nativity scene within a grand church.
NYC Holiday Sites & Markets Tour – New York City
New York is a magical city year round, but in the holiday season the city is abuzz with amazing lights, ice skating rinks and beautifully decorated streets and store windows. Learn about the history of the Rockefeller tree, visit holiday markets at Bryant Park and Union Square and get the insider tips of where to go to pick up some fabulous Christmas gifts.
Merry Markets & Mulled Wine – Budapest
Budapest is home to one of the best Christmas markets in Europe (and that’s a feat considering how many there are to choose from!) You will get to experience this famous market, and two other traditional Christmas markets as you learn about the traditional Hungarian Christmas celebrations and customs. It wouldn’t be a Christmas tour without getting to sample some delicious festive treats and on this experience, you’ll get to taste some traditional Christmas cake and a selection of red or white mulled wine.
Christmas Market & Flavours – Krakow
Peruse the delightful array of authentic Polish holiday decorations and gifts at the annual Christmas market in Krakow. Stroll alongside local families in this magical area comprising of wooden stalls and with an aroma of freshly cut Christmas trees. This two and a half hour morning tour also includes a typical Christmas plate at a local restaurant!
Contact us to arrange for one of these great Urban Adventures to be included on your itinerary!