A sweet smell of mulled wine and scrumptious roast chestnuts lingers in the air that floats between the illuminated stalls of Europe's festive markets. As you stroll around these medieval marketplaces you can buy festive delights such as handmade decorations and sample local delicacies. We have created itineraries that explore the best of Europe's Christmas markets by train, from the festive underground grotto in the caves of Valkenburg to the floating market of Cologne.
On these holidays you can rediscover the nostalgic spirit of the festive season on a winter break that combines sightseeing and shopping in some of Europe's most picturesque destinations. The wintery landscape of Europe, which features the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and frozen glaciers, can also be admired during many of our tours of Europe's charming Christmas markets by train.