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Best Christmas market tours in Europe

The magic of Christmas comes alive in these Christmas market tours.

Once you’ve seen one Christmas market, you have NOT seen them all.

Head to Vienna and you’ll find stalls lined with Austrian artifacts in a baroque setting. Go to Munich and traditional Jesus-shaped Fatschnkindl pastry will await your tastebuds. Book in to Prague for hearty meats, puppets dressed in national costume and traditional Christmas ornaments.

Europe has no shortage of Christmas markets, and if you’re hoping to experience each country’s unique celebration, a dedicated market tour can navigate you through the best and provide historical and traditional commentary as well.

Best Christmas market tours

Check out these tours taking in the best of Europe's Christmas markets, ranging from just a few hours to multiple days.

1. Small Group Gourmet Christmas Tour of Paris via Viator
If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare in the city of cheese and baguettes, take your tastebuds on a tour of the best Christmas food on the market.

Connoisseurs and foodies will relish the chance to sample seasonal sweets and treats including chocolate Yule logs and spiced rum. They’ll also learn about many of the region’s traditions such as the 13 Desserts of Christmas.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Countries visited: France
  • Cities visited: Paris

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2. Prague Christmas Walking Tour via Viator
The old city of Prague is a city steeped in history, beauty and intriguing Christmas delicacies.

Over the course of this walking tour you’ll be introduced to Czech traditions like eating carp and potato salad on Christmas Eve. If you’re not brave enough for that, then just enjoy sipping on mulled wine while gazing upon the ancient city of Prague.

  • Tour length: 2 hours
  • Countries visited: Czech Republic
  • Cities visited: Prague

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3. Christmas Markets of Central Europe via TourRadar
Visit Central Europe's Christmas market, start in Munich and end in Budapest.

Indulge the senses by exploring the best of Central Europe’s festive market scene. Meander from stall to stall, discovering new sights, sounds, flavours and fashions.

  • Tour length: 8 days
  • Countries visited: Germany, Austria, Hungary
  • Cities visited: Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest

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4. Paris Christmas Food and Decorations Tour via Viator
Celebrate the holiday season in France.

Walk around Galeries Lafayette’s festive decorations and take panoramic views of Paris. Get the chance to taste the traditional French festive delicacies.

  • Tour length: 3 hours
  • Countries visited: France
  • Cities visited: Paris

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5. Alpine Christmas Markets via TourRadar
Enjoy festive markets in this 9-day Alpine Christmas market tour.

Get the chance to taste the traditional Bavarian Lebkuchen and a fragrant cup of Glühwein in one of the markets in Munich. Don't miss out to sighsee Europe's biggest indoor Christmas extravaganza held in the main railway station in Zurich.

  • Tour length: 9 days
  • Countries visited: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
  • Cities visited: Munich, Salzburg, Zurich

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6. Bruges Christmas Markets via TourRadar
Gear up for a Christmas weekend in Bruges.

Visit one of the home of Europe's best Christmas markets and indulge in the local fare. Sip wine and munch in some waffles.

  • Tour length: 2 days
  • Countries visited: UK
  • Cities visited: London, Bruges, Belgium

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7. Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria via TourRadar
Fill your heart with the Christmas spirit of Austria and Bavaria.

At this time of year, the Vienna is a place of nostalgia and romance, with concerts, nativity displays and many official Advent Markets.

  • Tour length: 8 days
  • Countries visited: Austria, Germany
  • Cities visited: Munich, Vienna, Salzburg

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Top Christmas market deals

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Europe tours over Christmas from just $599

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Valid on select tours. Destinations include Paris, Amsterdam, and European Christmas markets river cruises.

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Christmas market tours in Europe from $18.22 Book one- and multi-day Christmas market tours with TripAdvisor company, Viator. Prices start from $18.22pp.

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