Germany offers an appealing alternative to Christmas shopping in the UK by providing the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the cold, wet high-street, struggling with heavy bags and queuing for hours to get the latest must-have present. Our guided rail tours remove all the stress of Christmas shopping, replacing it with a highly enjoyable and relaxing experience. Our friendly Tour Manager will meet you at the station and without being intrusive, be on-hand for your entire trip to the German Christmas Markets should you require any assistance.
All the way through November and December the German Christmas Markets are positively buzzing with both tourists and local shoppers throughout the day and well into the evening. Vibrantly coloured stalls with twinkling lights brighten up grey skies and the chance of snowfall in December gives the markets an especially festive feel.
Warm up by sampling the traditional German Glühwein and enjoy the assortment of music and other street entertainment going on around the marketplace. By visiting the Christmas Markets in Germany you get the opportunity to buy unique gifts for friends and relatives back home, whilst experiencing the tantalising tastes and smells of delicious German food and drink.
Some of the gifts that the German Christmas markets have to offer include confectionary, hand-made Christmas decorations, toys, jewellery and candles, amongst other traditional arts and crafts. Situated around each marketplace are several vendors selling traditional German food such as Brätwurst, which can be washed down with one of the local beers. To get you into a particularly festive mood, perhaps sample some of the hot roasted chestnuts that are on sale at many of the German Christmas Markets.