There is no better place to get into the festivity of Christmas than to head for the Christmas markets in Europe.
Trafalgar, a leading guided vacation company, has an 8D Christmas Markets 2015 tour which will take you to Austria, Germany and Switzerland, visiting festive markets and landmarks in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Innsbruck and Lucerne.
The stallholders of Vienna's Christkindlmarkt (Christmas City) will regale you with stories of the origins of their traditional wooden toys, as you munch on spicy gingerbread and sip mulled wine.
There is also the bustling grand market in Munich's famous Marienplatz and quaint little stalls in lakeside Lucerne.
The Christmas Markets 2015 tour costs US$1,750 (S$2,275) per person. Book before Feb 12 and enjoy discounts of up to 12 per cent.
Can't wait till next year? Take off on a 12-day European Whirl tour for the best of its history, scenery and locals experiences. Cost: US$2,465 per person. Departs on Dec 30, seats are limited. For details or booking of both tours, visit_www.trafalgar.com or call 6922-5950.
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