Festive Touring Holidays
Discover a new take on the holiday season when travelling with us on one of our Festive Holidays. Each of our holidays include roundtrip airfare, accommodation, transfers and excursions with an expert, local guide.
Experience a festive escape
Savour our Christmas markets
From Christmas to New Years holidays
It's all included-flights, accommodation & much more
Select A Guided Group Festive Holiday
Why Choose A Travel Department Festive Holiday?
Nothing rings in the New Year like a change in scenery. We offer a range of exciting destinations to escape to this holiday season. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the dramatic mountains of Andalucía to the crystal blue waters of Lake Garda, each of our New Year’s holidays allow us to take in breathtaking scenery while exploring local history and culture with guided excursions. Of course, we’ll also ring in the New Year in style with a delicious dinner full of local and international delicacies, live music and dancing.
Escape the holiday madness and fly south on our selection of Christmas holidays in the sun. Malta and Tenerife have some of the warmest winter weather in all of Europe and are a great place to get a dose of Vitamin D during the holiday season. Spain’s Costa Brava may be slightly cooler than the islands this time of year, but no less beautiful! On our Costa Brava holiday, we’ll experience a traditional Spanish Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with dinner, drinks and entertainment.
Turn Christmas shopping from a chore to a treat on our Christmas Market holidays! We offer a selection of holidays to Christmas Markets in Cologne, Munich, Vienna and more. Enjoy a steaming cup of Glühwein as we explore the markets of Berlin, get in the festive spirit with live carol singers in the markets of Vienna, and shop for traditional Hungarian crafts in the markets of Budapest. All of our holidays include city tours with expert, local guides to help us get our bearings and plenty of free time to wander the markets at our own pace.
Enjoy a holiday like no other on our Italian Christmas getaways. On our trips to Lake Garda and Tuscany, we’ll have the opportunity to experience Christmas in another culture as we explore towns and villages, cathedrals and sacred sites, all lit up in celebration of this magical time of the year. Italy is known for its fantastic food and at an Italian Christmas, the traditional cuisine takes centre stage. Our festive Italian holidays include delicious Christmas dinners featuring a variety of regional delicacies and international staples.
When most people think of a European Christmas, we picture snow covered mountains, rich, timber-framed buildings strung with Christmas lights, and a winding maze of lively Christmas markets. We’ll be able to experience all of this and more on our Festive Holidays to Austria and Germany. Sail down the Rhine River to traditional German towns and villages or spend a week surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery in the Austrian Alps. If you’re looking for a traditional European Christmas, look no further than our festive getaways to Austria and Germany.
A Festive Holiday Experience
From the Christmas markets of Munich to New Year’s Eve in Andalucía, our guided group holidays take the hassle out of the festive season. For those looking to combine a holiday with their Christmas shopping, we offer trips to some of the best Christmas Markets around Europe. These are a great way to visit a new city and experience a taste of the local festivities at the same time. If you prefer to escape the weather and bedlam of Christmas time, we offer journeys to a selection of warmer spots around Europe, where we’ll enjoy a relaxed Christmas or New Year’s holiday. Sample a traditional Italian Christmas dinner in Lake Garda, take a sleigh ride through the Austrian Alps or simply spend your holiday soaking up the sun in Malta. No matter what you choose, your holiday is sure to be one to remember!
Festive Holiday FAQs
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.