Discover the Magic with ToursByLocals

As the festive season approaches, Europe comes alive with the enchanting allure of Christmas markets.

For those seeking a truly magical experience, ToursByLocals offers a selection of private and customizable market tours led by expert locals.

From the traditional German markets to the lesser-known Estonian and Austrian winter wonderlands and cosy Scandinavian excursions, these tours promise to immerse you in the spirit of the season.

Christmas Market Tours: Discover the Magic with ToursByLocals

Expert Guides Leading the Way

Each ToursByLocals tour is guided by a knowledgeable local who offers insider insights into the destinations and shares hidden secrets. These expert guides provide you with the best ways to embrace the Christmas spirit and avoid the crowds.

What sets these tours apart is their flexibility; they can be fully tailored to your individual interests and group size. Many guides even offer exclusive experiences due to their insider connections, family ties, or specialist skills.

A Selection of European Christmas Market Tours

ToursByLocals has curated a variety of European Christmas market tours to ensure you make the most of this special season. Let’s explore some of these captivating experiences:

In the birthplace of the beloved carol ‘Silent Night,’ you can embark on a traditional festive journey by exploring the historic Salzburg Christmas market with expert guide Michaela.

Over ninety magical minutes, guests will traverse the Getreidegasse, the famous Austrian shopping street, visit the birthplace of the iconic composer Mozart, and explore hidden alleyways to discover traditional decorations made from wood, glass, and spices.

Visitors will then experience more seasonal surprises in the iconic Austrian city with a visit to the farmer’s market to peruse local food and drinks and savour the aroma of delicious gingerbread.

The adventure continues at the Salzburger Christmas Market, where you can indulge in gift shopping, and mulled wine, and explore the Salzburg Dom and the 100-year-old nativity scene. During this journey, you’ll also enjoy a delightful meal at St. Peter’s restaurant and visit the city’s beautiful Salzburg Christmas Museum.

Nuremberg’s Trio of Traditional Markets

For the ultimate Christmas experience, visitors can discover the winter wonderland that is Nuremberg during Christmas with this tour led by Christmas expert Claudia. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the city’s markets that come alive during the holiday season, including the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt, one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets.

This fair is brimming with stalls offering German festive classics, including tinsel angels, prune fingers, and an array of handmade artisanal products. As you browse the selection of stalls, you’ll learn heartwarming stories about the Nuremberg Christkind (Christmas Angel).

Christmas Market Tours: Discover the Magic with ToursByLocals

The tour also includes a visit to the Children’s Christmas Market, where you can engage in hands-on crafting of yuletide essentials like gingerbread and candles. Later, you’ll explore a variety of stalls from around the world, a tradition that reflects Nuremberg’s rich trading history.

Discover Christmas in the Home of Hygge

Copenhagen, known worldwide as the capital of cosiness, beckons those seeking the magic of Christmas. This six-hour tour, led by local guide Ivan, offers a fully customizable excursion to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Christmas in this iconic city.

You’ll have the opportunity to see famous landmarks such as the Little Mermaid statue, Northern Tollboth, and Gefion Fountain. Additionally, you can witness the changing of the guard at the stunning Amalienborg Palace. Guests will explore the festivities across Copenhagen Food Court, Medieval Town, and New and Old Square.

Christmas Market Tours: Discover the Magic with ToursByLocals

Here, you’ll discover delectable seasonal treats, including mulled wine, apple slices, and mouth-watering roast pork sandwiches. The tour also includes private visits to Christmas fairs throughout the city, culminating in a visit to the beloved Tivoli Gardens, where you can soak in the sparkling illuminations, peruse gift and food stalls, and bask in the festive cheer.

Take in Tallinn Christmas Market

Visitors can bask in the glow of thousands of fairy lights and immerse themselves in the magic of Estonia during Christmas with this festive excursion guided by expert Davide. The historical centre of Tallinn transforms into a Christmas market filled with enchanting winter experiences, from Santa’s Grotto to unique artisanal market stalls.

Each itinerary can be tailor-made to include a walk around the historical sights of Tallinn’s Upper Old Town, including entrance to the beautiful Nevsky Cathedral and exploration of the Lower Old Town and the picturesque Pikk Street.

Christmas Market Tours: Discover the Magic with ToursByLocals

Guests will also stop at the city’s oldest cafeteria for a warming lunch break to savour local desserts, including the iconic marzipan and Vana Tallinn liquor. There are also plenty of opportunities for gift shopping, with numerous Estonian handicraft shops, art galleries, and design boutiques.

Oslo at Christmas

For those looking to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit, an excursion to discover Oslo at Christmas with expert guide Diana is a must. Visitors will bundle up warmly and wander through picturesque streets, taking in the Norwegian capital’s most iconic buildings adorned for Christmas. You’ll have the chance to see famous landmarks, including The Tiger and Karl Johan main street.

As part of this tour, you can indulge in seasonal specialities such as Gløgg, a zesty Christmas mulled wine, lutefisk, a seafood dish often prepared for Christmas feasts and delicious Norwegian Christmas cake.

Christmas Market Tours: Discover the Magic with ToursByLocals

The adventure continues with a visit to the Oslo Christmas market, featuring its famous Ferris wheel, stunning lights, and artisanal goods. Along the way, you’ll learn about the country’s pagan influence and “Julenisse,” the Norwegian Santa Claus.

Booking Your Christmas Market Adventure

These enchanting Christmas market tours are available through ToursByLocals, offering you the opportunity to create lasting memories during the festive season. Prices vary depending on the specific tour and group size, so be sure to check the details for each tour on the ToursByLocals website.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience the magic of European Christmas markets with the expertise and guidance of knowledgeable locals. Book your unforgettable Christmas adventure today!

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