Holidays in Europe
Magical. It's the best word to describe this part of the world during the holidays. Instead of hiding indoors during the winter, Europeans embrace the season and head out into the outdoor hot baths, Christmas markets, and skating rinks... usually with a cup of hot wine in hand of course. This is our favorite time of the year in this slice of Europe and if it's your first time to experience Budapest, Prague, and Berlin in the winter then you're in for a holiday season you'll never forget. Our winter adventure kicks off with a "Detours family" Christmas in Budapest for 3 days of ice skating, thermal baths, Christmas markets, castles, a dinner river cruise down the Danube, and lots of "Christmassy options" such as joining the locals for Midnight Mass or taking in a live Nutcracker performance. From Budapest we fly 1 hour together up to Prague, one of the most unique cities in Europe with old world charm all lit up for the season, complete with all the history and holiday spirit, but jam packed with gay nightlife too! Known as one of the world's gay "must visit" hotspots makes this a perfect place to balance out some day time exploring with night time fun. After 3 days in Prague we jump on the 4.5 hour train along the Elbe & Vlatava rivers for the grand finale of the trip in Berlin! There's tonnes of amazing sites to experience in Berlin and we'll make sure to experience them, but the icing on the cake is getting everyone together at one of the biggest street parties in Europe at the famous Brandenburg Gate to ring in 2018 together. If you've been looking to switch up your holiday season and make sure this one is unforgettable, then Budapest, Prague, and Berlin are all waiting. Check out more info about the itinerary and each stop in the links on the left side of the page.