Even tough it’s peak of the summer and most travelers are on the road still enjoying their summer adventures, we’re thinking Christmas! It’s never too early to plan and book your Christmas vacation and hold your spot, especially if visiting European Christmas Markets it’s something you’ve always wanted to do. Most Christmas Markets travel dates to Europe are planned before Christmas, so you will be back home in plenty of time to celebrated with family and friends but can complete all your Christmas shopping while on the tour!
Poland Culinary Vacations and three other Slow Travel Tours member companies: European Experiences, Bluone Tours and Music and Markets Tours offer Christmas and even New Year’s trips.
Here are the four Christmas/New Years tours offered thru Slow Travel Tours:
Dec 2 – 14, 2019
|The European Christmas Experience: Markets, Traditions and Much More!||European Experiences||Austria – Salzburg; Germany – Munich; France – Colmar, Alsace|
|Dec 5 – 14, 2019||The Magic of Christmas Markets in Poland||Poland Culinary Vacations||Poland – Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Zakopane and Krakow|
|Dec 27 – Jan 1, 2020||New Year’s Eve Gourmet Food Tour||Bluone Tours||Italy – Dozza|
|Dec 28 – Jan 4, 2020||New Years Jazz in Italy||Music and Markets Tours||Italy – Tuscany and Umbria|
Poland Culinary Vacations guests will once again travel on a 10 days/9 nights – December 5 – 14, 2019 “The Magic of Christmas Markets in Poland” tour and experience the festive Christmastime in Poland in top cities starting in Warsaw then on to Poznan, Wroclaw and ending in Krakow with a day trip to mountain town of Zakopane.
Here are just some highlights of what’s included in the Christmas Markets tour’s itinerary to Poland:
– Small groups, maximum group size no larger than 16
– Visits to Christmas Markets in Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Krakow and Zakopane
– Visit to the International Ice Sculpture Festival in Poznan –
this is a two-day weekend event so not available on all dates, please see specific trip itinerary
– One-of-a-kind Christmas gifts shopping
– Polish Christmas cookies baking class
– Polish Christmas Eve Dinner – “Wigilia” dishes cooking class with local chef
– Christmas ornaments decorating class
– Charming boutique accommodations
– Leisurely paced itineraries everyone can enjoy
– Scenic and breathtaking sights including UNESCO World Heritage Sites
– Local, expert, English speaking guide on each tour
Here again are locations for each of the Christmas Markets in the Polish cities we’ll be visiting and 2019 open dates – the Christmas Markets are scheduled at about the same time each year with some date changes possible for special festivities and events:
Christmas Market in Old Town & Royal Castle Square
November 23 – January 6
Poznan’s Bethlehem in Old Town & Freedom Place
November 17 – December 21
International Ice Carving Festival in Poznan
December 7 – 8
Christmas Market on Old Town Market Square
November 22 – December 31
Christmas Market on the UNESCO Old Town Market Square
November 30 – December 26
Market by Gubalowka & Krupowki Street
Opened every day: morning till evening hours
Plan a Christmas getaway to Europe this holiday season with FAMILY & FRIENDS!
Join Poland Culinary Vacations and/or our other member’s Holiday tours. Poland Culinary Vacation’s “The Magic of Christmas Markets in Poland” tour dates again are: December 5 – 14, 2019 (please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and even if the tour books full, you can always be added to a waiting list in case there are any cancellations). This 10 Days/9 Nights Christmas Markets adventure in Poland will start in Warsaw and end in Krakow/Zakopane with stops in Poznan and Wroclaw along the way! All of those cities have spectacular Christmas Markets with plenty of additional holiday festivities.
Merry Christmas! – Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia!
| Malgorzata (Sarna) Rose, is a native of Poland. Poland Culinary Vacations grew out of her love and passion for travel and everything Polish, including fine Polish cuisine, eventually blossoming into a first-class culinary travel company. While growing up in Poland, she experienced the great joy of cooking with family and friends. Using her grandmothers' recipes and fresh ingredients from their gardens, they prepared food for weddings, parties, and traditional holidays. Now, through Poland Culinary Vacations, she wants to share that experience with you, and show you the best of everyday Polish living: the special people and their hospitality, and the heritage and traditions unique to each region. Only a native can help you discover and fully experience the authentic Poland!|
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