G Adventures is hoping to make the upcoming festive season a little extra-special with the launch of its first Christmas market trips in Europe.
The new tours feature Christmas markets in Germany and Austria and were built as a result of the increased interest Canadians are showing for travel to Europe, when compared to pre-pandemic booking levels.
A sure way to get in the holiday spirit, the new itinerary visits some of Central Europe’s most famous markets, including Hellbrunner Christmas Market in Salzburg – home to more than 700 beautifully-decorated Christmas trees – and Germany’s Nuremberg market, which is celebrated as one of the oldest markets in the world.
David Green, managing director of Canada for G Adventures, points out that: “The 2020 Christmas season was tough for many, with COVID-19 restrictions meaning a lot of families and friends weren’t able to spend the holiday season together. We’re excited to launch these new festive tours, and help travellers recapture the magic of Christmas.”
Green noted that: “We’re also seeing a significant increase in interest, and bookings, for tours in Europe with double the number of Canadians booking this past August compared to August 2019, so it seems a fitting time to appeal to travellers who are looking to travel to both Europe and recapture some Christmas magic this year.”
With four departures running from late-November to the end of December, the week-long tours take travellers from Berlin to Vienna, or vice versa. Stopping in Salzburg, Munich and Nuremberg, travellers will sip on mulled wine, marvel at light displays, explore medieval sites, visit cosy Christmas markets and sample a Bratwurst and Currywurst tasting.
Go to www.gadventures.com for more.
Photos courtesy Tourismus Salzburg GmbH