Austrian Christmas Markets
Travelling to Austria by rail is one of the finest ways to experience the elegant alpine scenery from the comfort of your own seat. From towering snow-capped mountains to deep, turquoise ribbon lakes, the views that can be seen from the train are among the most magnificent vistas in Europe, especially in the winter. Having taken in the stunning landscapes, you will arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and ready to get into the festive spirit. Nowhere is as magical as Austria at Christmas time; with its stylish cities and snowy alpine towns you will find scenes that look like they have been lifted straight off a greetings card. We have a range of itineraries on offer which provide a contrast between small, intimate towns and visits to larger, busier cities, many of which feature the exciting Austrian Christmas Markets in November and December.
Alternatively, there is our Danube Christmas Markets Cruise that allows you to leave the train behind for a few days and travel in style onboard our ship with its beautifully appointed, elegant cabins, delicious food and evening entertainment. The ship docks at select locations as it passes through Austria, some of which include visits to delightful Austrian Christmas Markets selling seasonal gifts, handmade crafts, trinkets and a variety of food and drink. By visiting the Austrian Christmas Markets, it is guaranteed that you will start feeling festive with snow covered roofs all around, twinkling fairy lights and sweet aromas of mulled wine and gingerbread in the air.