Family Christmas Holidays to Europe

Fancy a getaway at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’? Us too. Let’s face it, Christmas can be a tad stressful, so this year it’s time to leave that stress behind and escape with the brood in tow on a Christmas adventure that the whole family will love. Europe is home to so many magical destinations, from the dreamy snowy landscapes of Norway and Sweden to the ski slopes of France and Italy to the many cultural cities, ideal for a Christmas-market-filled mini-break - there is something for everyone when it comes to planning a family Christmas break in Europe.

Our dream-team of Europe experts are fantastic at putting together itineraries that suit the whole clan, whether you are embarking on your first holiday with a new baby, or if you are seasoned parenting-pros who need to entertain your teens over the Christmas holidays. So are you looking to escape the usual Christmas celebrations and hit the ski-slopes? We'll sort out everything from your boots and lift-passes to the best ski-schools, so all you have to is, well… ski. The picture-perfect medieval charm of Megeve or the chalets and boutique hotels of the Three Valleys offer Christmas charm by the snow-load, but we have relationships with a huge range of ski resorts to ensure we can find one to fit you.

If you are looking for a white Christmas, then you should definitely consider heading north to Swedish Lapland. You'll find a winter wonderland that's a dreamscape for the little ones and is sure to bring Christmas cheer to even the most unbelieving of teens. From meeting Father Christmas and Rudolph to dog sledding and ice skating, the whole family can wander through quaint cobbled streets and cosy up by the fire in a woodland cabin on the dream family Christmas break in Europe. You could take the crew for a pre- (or post-) Christmas city break that has a sprinkle of culture and some Yuletide festivities at Christmas markets. The festive markets of Tallin in Estonia happen to be some of the best in Europe, or take the little ones to the Christmas markets of Berlin, let them gaze in wonder at the glittering, overflowing stalls while they pick out presents for loved ones.

Add in our selection of hand-picked family-friendly hotels and our helpful Concierges and you have yourselves a family Christmas break to remember.

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Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From our carefully curated Sharky & George fun packs, which keep children entertained on those long journeys, to knowing the most family-friendly hotels and holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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Harriet, Arran, Kate L and Charlotte H are our 'Family Christmas Holidays to Europe ' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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