10% off our favourite Christmas Markets tours

10% off our favourite Christmas Markets tours

Wherever you’ll be this Christmas, you can enjoy the holiday season the local way. We’ve put together the best Christmas tours from around the world for you to experience the festive season. Delve into delicious treats, winter wonderlands, merry markets, local produce, traditional snacks and the brightest of lights, all...

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How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

How to spend a perfect Christmas vacation in Russia

Coming to Russia in winter may sound a bit scary. I’ll be honest with you; when I run our Moscow tours in winter, I usually check on my tourists every 15 to 30 minutes, asking whether it’s too cold and whether we should we go inside somewhere. Usually, only Canadians...

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Christmas traditions in Greece

Christmas traditions in Greece

Christmas is celebrated in many different ways depending on where you travel. Traditions vary, as does food and types of celebrations. If you happen to find yourself in Greece over the holidays and want to dive into some traditional festivities, we have you covered. Our local tour guides in Greece...

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4 must-dos in DC to celebrate the holidays

4 must-dos in DC to celebrate the holidays

If you’ve been to Washington, DC, you know the city does the holidays up right. We’re known for the massive trees in front of the White House and Capitol Building and you’ve probably seen at least 15 Instagram photos of the giant wreaths hanging in the entrance of Union Station....

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Sausage season! All about Mallorca’s Matances tradition

Sausage season! All about Mallorca’s Matances tradition

Mallorca has a lot of gastronomy to offer — and all of it is excellent! Have you ever tasted a delicious sobrassada (the typical red sausage from Mallorca)? Or maybe a pa amb oli (bread with olive oil) with butifarró? What about a tasty camaiot? Or the frit de Matances? All...

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The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

The story of Mallorca’s UNESCO-honoured Christmas song

A legend says that in Mallorca, at the beginning of time, the land was petrified by the snake-haired Medusa of Greek mythology. Since then, time has stood still in Mallorca, traditions never changing. As far as damnations go, this was a pretty good one, as Mallorcan traditions are beautiful and...

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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice… and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...

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Christmas in Venice: A local gift guide

Christmas in Venice: A local gift guide

One of the best parts of travelling is coming home not just with great memories but also with luggage full of presents either for yourself or your loved ones. And if you’re travelling during the weeks leading up to Christmas, it’s the best time shop for the perfect gift for...

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9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

Year-round, local markets are the best place to get a taste for local life (literally, since you can scoop up tasty snacks as you browse!). But at Christmas time, markets become so much more than just a place to shop — they become magical winter wonderlands filled with tasty cold-weather...

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Behind the fine art of Christmas baubles

Behind the fine art of Christmas baubles

It’s that time of year, to hang lovely balls and baubles from the tree as you decorate your house for Christmas. But as you’re hanging all those colourful charms, did you ever wonder who invented these now traditional decorations, and how they’re made? The first Christmas bauble similar to the...

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