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Top Europe Trips & Tours in December 2022

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Discover Europe in December 2022 on one of these 72 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Strasbourg, Vienna, Passau, Budapest, and Cologne during December 2022 as you enjoy cruises, river cruises, christmas market visits, wine tasting, and village visits. Prices for trips in December 2022 range from $1,250 to $45,099 for a vacation of 5 to 15 days. Choose any of the below 72 amazing itineraries in December 2022 and customize it to make it your own with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Europe trip planners.
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Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich
$4,679
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The Enchanting Rhine - From Zurich to Amsterdam

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaprima
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Zürich
  • Walk along Lucerne's famous streets
  • Visit the iconic Heidelberg Castle
  • Admire Amsterdam's beauty
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your Rhine River adventure with two magical nights in Zurich and two nights in Lucerne. Explore the unique landscapes Switzerland has to offer, then take a 7-night cruise from Basel to the historic city of Amsterdam. Enjoy a walking tour of Breisach, Germany. Visit Speyer, one of …
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Discover distinctive Venetian architecture
$6,937
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Classic Italy

Venice to Rome - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Ride the gondola in Venetian canals
  • Discover the city of Venice
  • Admire Michelangelo's masterpiece
  • Explore the Vatican Museums
  • Marvel at the architecture in Siena
  • Savor authentic Tuscan cuisine
  • Drive across Tuscany's vineyards
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Rose Garden Palace
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Cooking Classes, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 10-day classic Italy tour takes you to some of the country's most famous landmarks. Experience first-hand some must-see destinations in Venice and Florence before heading to Rome. Glide through the famous grand canals of Venice on a gondola ride. Listen to the guide as they explain the …
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Visit charming Passau
$3,399
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Magna on the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Discover Budapest
  • Take a guided bike ride
  • Enjoy wine tasting
  • Delight in a walking tour
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in …
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Hengifoss Waterfall
$2,246
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Best of Iceland

8 Day Itinerary
  • Drive the Ring Road
  • Enjoy Whale Watching Tour
  • Visit National Parks
  • Wander Snæfellsnes Peninsula
  • Tour the Golden Circle
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Land Tours, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Circumnavigate Iceland while traveling the island's famous Ring Road. Hike along a pristine glacier, stand in awe at the base of tumbling waterfalls, board a boat in search of whales fromDalvik and achance to ride across Langjokull Glacier on a snowmobile. Your trip concludes inSnaefellsnes, …
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Waterfall Skogafoss in South Iceland
$2,026
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Discover Iceland

Reykjavik - Reykjavik - 8 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Reykjavik
  • Visit the Golden Circle
  • Search for whales
  • Circumnavigate Ring Road
Starts / Ends:
Reykjavik / Reykjavik
Activities:
Land Tours, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover Iceland's most famous attractions and natural wonders on this exciting 8-day Ring Road tour. Explore Reykjavik's quaint streets and charming cafes, taking in the essence of this Arctic capital city. Hike a shimmering glacier, stand at the base of thunderous waterfalls, soak in …
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Les Contamines Montjoie Valley
$8,517
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Mount Blanc Hiking Adventure

10 Day Itinerary
  • Enjoy the view of Chamonix
  • Hike the Mont Blanc
  • Admire the Bioniassay glacier
  • Explore Courmayeur Alpine resort
  • Hike the old trail valley in Trient
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Geneva / Geneva
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Skiing, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the enchanting surroundings and a breathtaking journey through the French and Italian Alps on this 10-day hiking trip from Geneva to Chamonix Mont Blanc, and admire the highest mountain in Europe and the beautiful landscape of the Alps. Visit the incredible, world-famous mountain resort of …
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Porto with Dom Luis Bridge
$4,299
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Enticing Douro

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadouro
  • Tour Belem Tower
  • Explore the Castelo da Pena
  • Travel to Lamego
  • Enjoy Sandeman Winery
Starts / Ends:
Lisbon / Regua
Activities:
Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country — the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Visit Porto, the beautiful “City of …
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The rolling hills and vineyards in local village
$6,486
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Turin, Langhe, and Cinque Terre

Turin to Sestri Levante - 10 Day Itinerary
  • Explore the city of Turin
  • Visit the city's main squares
  • Discover the wine region of Barolo
  • Taste local wine and cheese
  • Experience truffle hunting
  • Walk in Quadrilatero Romano
  • Admire Cinque Terre
  • Swim in the Italian Riviera
  • See the picturesque Santa Margherit
Starts / Ends:
Milan / Milan
Activities:
Hiking, Land Tours, Local Market Visits, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 10-day Italian tour and discover the beautiful city of Turin, the famous wineries in Langhe, and the picturesque towns of the Cinque Terre. Explore the beautiful city of Turin, known as the Paris of Italy. Walk through the oldest area of Turin, the so-called Quadrilatero Romano, made up …
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Salamanca, Spain
$3,399
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Enticing Douro

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amadouro
  • Tour the São Bento Railway Station
  • Sample Bôlas de Lamego
  • Soak up the Douro River
  • Visit the Palacio de Mateus
Starts / Ends:
Porto / Douro River
Activities:
Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges,”; and Salamanca, the “Golden City,” on this 8-day Douro River cruise on MS Amadouro. Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes. Rambling vineyards and …
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$5,445
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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The Dolomites
$6,378
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Dolomites Hiking Adventure

10 Day Itinerary
  • Visit Pesaris' historic center
  • Hike the Mount Coglians
  • Visit a local harpsichord maker
  • Discover Cortina's mountain scenery
  • Hike the spectacular Tre Cime
  • Visit a local dairy
  • Enjoy the culture of Bolzano
  • Tour Venice's Grand Canal by boat
Starts / Ends:
Venice / Venice
Activities:
Camping, Cooking Classes, Hiking, Land Tours, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the enchanting surroundings of the western alpine region of Italy and hike the Dolomites mountain range on this 10-day guided tour. Take an easy hike to the Tre Cime and visit the Lagazuoi terrace to take incredible photos of the Dolomites. Visit Pesariis, known as the town of the clocks, …
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Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary
$3,499
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Christmas Markets on the Danube - Cruise Only

Budapest to Vilshofen - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Sail a special Illuminations Cruise
  • Visit Vörösmarty Square
  • Tour the illuminated Rathaus
  • Join a guided bike tour
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vilshofen
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Europe's Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; and while in …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$4,399
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Explore the charming city of Prague
  • Visit the largest Christmas Market
  • Walk across historical Passau
  • Take a guided biking tour of Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the magic of the wonderful winter season with a fascinating luxury river cruise beginning in historic Prague. Continue on your small ship cruise to Nuremberg, crossing the Main-Danube Canal. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting enchanting Christmas …
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Explore Basel
$3,995
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Rhine Christmas Markets

Basel to Amsterdam - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Jasper
  • Discover La Petite France
  • Visit charming Baden-Baden
  • Uncover the history of Heidelberg
  • Explore amazing Koblenz
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Amsterdam
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight in the charms of a European Christmas as the ship cruises along the Rhine. Visit charming Strasbourg, take in the spa resort town of Baden-Baden, explore Cologne’s Christmas markets and Heidelberg Castle, discover the canals of Amsterdam, marvel at the World Heritage-listed Rhine …
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Historic Nuremberg
$6,999
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Grand Christmas & New Year's

Nuremberg to Budapest - 13 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Tour to the Regensburg old city
  • Visit the Bavarian Forest village
  • Walk through the beautiful Passau
  • Enjoy an evening of music at Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you.Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year dancing in a real Viennese palace and see how a dusting of snow adds …
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$3,399
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European Holiday Markets

Nuremberg to Vienna - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Beatrice
  • Experience Europe on the holidays
  • Visit holiday markets in Europe
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Vienna
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Village Visits, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise takes you to some of the most famous and delightful holiday markets in Europe.Those looking to experience Europe at its most magical will enjoy the chance to discover the delightful holiday traditions and treats of Germany and Austria.At each market, you’ll find wooden stalls …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,599
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Explore the historic old town Koblenz
$3,099
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Rhine Holiday Markets

Basel to Cologne - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Antoinette
  • Visit Basel’s Christmas Market.
  • Tour to Doktorenhof vinegar estate
  • Wander through Mainz’s Old Town
  • Walk through the Cologne Old Town
Starts / Ends:
Basel / Cologne
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise is the best way to discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sipvin chaudand stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that …
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