There are many reasons Europe winter tours are a favourite of Cosmos travellers. The Europe winter lasts from November to April but you won’t find it keeping Europeans indoors. In fact winter is when Europe’s most famous cities are at their best, dressed up with shimmering lights and seasonal decorations celebrating the winter season. There is also an amazing lineup of winter festivals and events including Nativity (also known as Lent or Advent), Saint Nicholas Day, Winter Solstice, Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day.
A carefully planned Cosmos European winter tour could see you at one or more of these wonderful winterland festivals. Wander eccentric scenery drinking Gluhwein on the 12-day Highlights of Germany tour (6040); enjoy the sumptuous Spanish delight ‘chocolate and churros’ on our 9-day Jewels of Spain and Portugal tour (6790). Our 10-day From St Paul’s to St Peter’s (5901) tour takes in France, Switzerland and Italy all renowned for their amazing European winter traditions. Add Belgium, Germany, the Czech republic and Austria to your tour and you’ll be on our 15-day Cosmopolitan Europe tour (5151). Select December departures of our 15-day Central Europe tour take in the amazing Christmas Markets in Berlin, Budapest and Prague.
If you are budget conscious, Europe winter tours (outside of the main holiday periods of Christmas and New Years), offer unmatched value for money. Besides paying less for your tour, low season, also known as off-peak has fewer travellers and less crowding. Local residents, who are aren’t overwhelmed by the deluge of summer travellers, are likely to have more time to exchange pleasantries with you.