Twinkling fairy lights bring warmth to the streets. Bustling markets brimming with mouth-watering delicacies and mulled wine.
Ice-skating on frozen rinks as carols ring out. There’s nothing that transforms a city quite like Christmas. If a festive tour is on your bucket list, now is the perfect time to end your year with a memorable city experience.
Christmas Magic Close to Home
You don’t have to traverse the world to find an interesting city to explore this Christmas. The UK is bursting with worthwhile places jam-packed with history, culture and beauty. Of course, the obvious choice to enjoy the festivities is a trip to the capital.
Hopping aboard an open-top bus and witnessing the spectacular display of lights across London’s iconic avenues is a must after the ultimate day of Christmas shopping.
Or if you fancy something a little cosier, why not check out the markets at Oxford or unearth a gem at York’s St Nicholas Fair, and then wrap your day up with a spectacular carol concert in York Minster? Or head to Belfast and explore its renowned culinary delights, see the city of Edinburgh from atop the big wheel or uncover Roman ruins on a festive tour of Chester.
Europe’s Winter Wonderlands
If you do fancy heading further afield, why not enjoy a winter city tour across the English Channel? Many of Europe’s most adored cities spring into life as December descends, with the likes of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prague and Paris making popular Christmas hotspots with plenty to see and do. Markets are part and parcel of the festivities, which draw crowds from across the globe.
For a more unique tour, why not check out Norway’s Bergen, the inspiration for Disney’s Frozen, France’s Strasbourg, which has been dubbed the ‘Capital of Christmas’, or Iceland’s Reykjavik, and combine a city break with a thermal spa and the Northern Lights?
Whatever your destination, a festive city tour will make this Christmas a holiday to remember!