Dec 14, 2017

Winter Wonderlands

Breathe in the magic of Christmas

Europe transforms into a happy hive of activity at Christmas, as markets spring to life in every town and market square.

In the heart of Europe’s grand waterway region, rug up and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the annual Christmas markets, which have brought magic to the banks of the Rhine and Danube rivers for centuries.

Admire the festive decorations and twinkling lights along the famed boulevards in Paris and delight in the magic of Prague as snow falls softly onto the cobblestoned streets.

Christmas markets delight

Spend fourteen nights cruising Europe on your Christmas Markets River Cruise in late November.

You will sail through Vienna, Regensburg and Nuremberg where twinkling fairy lights will frame your experiences.

Shop for handmade decorations, try mulled wine, hot chestnuts and fresh gingerbread, and see Germany’s largest Christmas tree in Cologne.

Celebrate Christmas and New Year in style

Mid-December brings the chance to spend Christmas Day on board a luxury Scenic Space-Ship during the Christmas Wonderland River Cruise.

At this special time of year, our guests also have the option to attend midnight mass in a centuries-old church, where classic organ music and singing will add another magical layer to your winter wonderland experience.

Spend Christmas morning sailing from Würzburg to Nuremberg and enjoy a traditional festive menu on board. Celebrate a New Year’s Eve unlike any other by ringing in the New Year in beautiful Vienna.

A Canadian Christmas with all the trimmings

Wake up to the magic of a white Christmas against the majestic backdrop of the Canadian Rockies.

At Canada’s famous Fairmont hotels in the Rocky Mountains, legions of elves work hard to create a Christmas experience straight out of the pages of a children’s storybook.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides, fairy lights, ice skating and snow-dusted roofs are all around when you stay in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Whistler with Scenic. It’s a beautiful contrast to a backyard barbie and an afternoon dip in the pool when it comes to celebrating the festive season.

Watch fairytales come to life

Enter a winter wonderland when you travel from Vancouver overnight on the ‘Snow Train’ and wake up in mountain towns where tree lighting ceremonies and roaring open fires await.

Visit the picturesque alpine ski village of Whistler, nestled at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, where Christmas card scenes abound.

Trees and shops alive with lights, snow-laden branches and carollers complete the traditional yuletide atmosphere.

A special time, a special place

As part of your 5-star luxury experience with Scenic, when you enjoy your two night Special Stay at the elegant and exclusive Fairmont Chateau Whistler you’ll enjoy traditional s’mores and hot chocolate by the fire, plus be able to choose from a range of different dining venues.

Celebrate with an authentic Christmas Day brunch with all the trimmings at Fairmont Banff Springs or Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Continue the festive spirit with a pre-dinner drink and savour a classic Christmas dinner before dancing late into the evening.