Amazing festive experiences with Travelsphere

From Christmas holidays with all the trimmings to New Year celebrations with dancing till dawn, we’ve got the festive season all wrapped up. Here are some amazing experiences you could have on a Travelsphere festive holiday.

Visit Lyon during the Festival of Lights

At the beginning of December, the French city of Lyon is transformed into a multi-coloured wonderland as talented visual artists create light installations around the city. For four magical nights, designers from around the world compete to create the most dazzling displays. The festival dates back to 1852, when local people lit candles to honour a statue of the Virgin Mary. Nowadays, cutting-edge displays illuminate buildings, trees, parks and rivers and breathtaking light shows are accompanied by music, video and sound effects.

To experience this incredible event, join our Discover Lyon & the Festival of Lights by Eurostar holiday.

Browse the Christmas markets in Munich, Vienna and Linz

Visit the fairy-tale Christmas markets in a trio of European cities as you enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Danube. In Munich, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a steaming hot mug of glühwein amidst the twinkling lights of the Christmas market, before you join your ship and cruise to Vienna. With a full day at leisure in the beautiful Austrian capital, you can explore the sights and shop for traditional gifts and festive treats in one of the city’s many magical markets. Finally, you’ll arrive in the charming city of Linz, where the aroma of gingerbread wafts through the air welcoming you to the Christmas markets.

Get into the festive spirit with our Danube Cruise, Munich & Christmas Markets holiday.

Have a white Christmas in Switzerland

Step into a glittering wonderland of ice and snow, and spend Christmas surrounded by the stunning scenery of the Swiss Alps. On Christmas Day, you’ll have the chance to climb aboard the Mount Titlis cable car and travel to the top of the mountain, some 3,000 metres above sea level. During the five-minute journey, the cable car revolves 360 degrees for panoramic views of steep rock faces, crevasses and snow-capped peaks – be sure to remember your camera! Soak up even more breathtaking views as you enjoy lunch at the summit, then relax as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride in the enchanting village of Engelberg. It’s the perfect end to a truly unforgettable day.

For a Christmas Day to remember, join our Christmas in Switzerland holiday.

Float in the Dead Sea in Jordan

What could be more relaxing than floating in the Dead Sea at Christmas? At 431 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. It has an unusually high concentration of salt in its waters, making it easy for anyone to float. Just wade in, lie back and let the natural buoyancy take over, you’ll be amazed how effortlessly you can bob around. After a busy few days exploring Petra and the Jordanian capital Amman, a day at the Dead Sea is the perfect way to unwind.

Take a dip in the Dead Sea on our Jordan’s Ancient Wonders at Christmas holiday.