Our top picks for the best in European Christmas travel

on 15 October 2018.

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This year you can really experience the delicacies and delights of Christmas custom from traditions across the continent with some of Fare Wise Travel’s hand-picked Christmas escapes! Romantically illuminated towns beckon, laden with enchanting and unique wares to make 2018 a truly remarkable Christmas. Pop into Fare Wise Travel today to find the full range of breaks available. Here are a few of our favourites:

An Artisan Crafts weekend in Southern Italy – Saturday 8th or 15th December

Experience historic Lecce with its heritage for Papier-mâché and soak in the famous artwork of Lecces Cathedral. Create your own masterpiece in the underground Jewish museum of Lecce with an artisan craftsman and travel to the capital of culture for Matera’s extravagant Christmas market with its twinkling lights, Papier-mâché figurines and living nativity scenes. This whistle stop tour is the perfect way to reconnect with friends and family. Find out more from Fare Wise Travel.

Cruise your way through Christmas – departing 23rd of December

Escape the chaos and experience ultimate entertainment as you enjoy a leisurely 5-day cruise onboard your own floating hotel calling at Rüdesheim, Koblenz and Königswinter. Sit beneath the romantic Reichburg Castle, sample Moselle’s prettiest wine towns and enjoy on-board entertainment from live musicians with opulent opulent feasts served on board for the Christmas period. Find out more from Fare Wise Travel.

An unforgettable Christmas in Vienna – departing 22nd of December

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Treat a loved one to a Christmas they will never forget in Vienna. This beautiful medieval town cannot fail to enchant with its elegantly decorated shop windows and exquisite Christmas lights illuminating the centre. Attend Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the Vienna State Opera on Christmas day and visit the city’s finest museums and galleries whilst retiring to the impressive former palace, 5-star Deluxe Ritz-Carlton located on Vienna’s famous Ring. Christmas doesn’t get much better than this magical 5-day getaway. Find out more from Fare Wise Travel.

There really is a Christmas break for everyone, whether it is capturing the Christmas spirit before the big day, Christmas, Twixmas or New Year, Fare Wise Travel have a break that is perfect for you. Pop in and speak to one of their friendly, knowledgeable advisors for independent advice on the best break for you!

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