Best Winter Vacations in Europe

During the summer months, a European city gets flooded with tourists. However, you can sidestep those crowds by embracing cooler temperatures.


A winter visit to Rome may have you bundling up to see iconic sights like the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain.


The charms of Paris are alive and well in winter. Warm up while sipping coffee in romantic cafes, and spend time visiting heated indoor


Winters in Amsterdam can be chilly, but those willing to endure the cold will enjoy significantly discounted hotel rooms and flights.


Budapest gets pretty cold in winter and snowfall is frequent. But, you can snag inexpensive hotel stays and plan your trip around indoor activities


Crowds in St. Mark's Square will also thin out as a mist falls over the island, providing stunning photo-ops for those willing to endure temperatures in the high 30s.


Prague's castles and underground restaurants are perfect spots to seek refuge from the city's winter weather and enjoy a Czech beer


If you like the idea of beautiful castles, cathedrals and other Baroque buildings covered in snow, one look at Salzburg, Austria, might be enough to lure you in.


Vienna welcomes winter with advent markets, public ice skating rinks and plenty of lavish parties.


The Austrian Alps peek through the skyline of this charming city, home to the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.


Set in the shadow of the Swiss Alps and nestled next to Lake Lucerne, this German-speaking town is about as picturesque as it gets in the winter.