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December 2018 Travel News, Events and Highlights

December 2018 Travel News, Events and Highlights


Discover the secrets and magic within the narrow winding streets of one of Barcelona’s most historic neighborhoods with our Guide to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. (Fat Tire Tours)


Make the most out of your time in one of the Christmas Market capitals of the world with not one, but our five top picks for Christmas Markets in Berlin! “German Christmas Markets are a magical, fairy tale-like Christmas delight with robust Christmas trees, mulled wine, and endless market stalls selling a variety of handmade crafts and artisanal goods, like candles, soaps, festive decorations, wood carvings, warm-weather clothes, and so much more.” (Fat Tire Tours)


Not to be outdone by our friends across-the-pond, it’s the most wonderful time of year at the Daley Plaza! Christkindlmarket is open for festive fun in the Windy City. Vendors include gift specialities like cuckoo clocks, jewelry, and toys, as well as plenty of places to sit down and enjoy a traditional glühwein (hot spiced wine) or German beer. (Christkindlmarket)


Escape from the wintry weather to a cozy British pub on our West End Beer Tasting Tour, available on Fridays and Sundays in December. (Fat Tire Tours)


Do you know your Weißbier from your Märzen? Fear not! Sip some of the best beer in the world with ease thanks to our guide on How to Order a Beer in German. (Fat Tire Tours)

New Orleans

If there is one thing New Orleans loves, it’s a parade, and nobody does it better or bigger! If you missed the Krewe of Jingle Parade on December 1st, mark your calendars for Movies Along the Mississippi (featuring the films Elf and the Santa Clause) or the Canal Place Reindeer Run. All the details can be found here. (Downtown NOLA)


While we’re on the topic of Noel and all things festive, then definitely don’t miss the fabulous wintertime window displays at the big Parisian department stores in the run up to the big day! Galeries Lafayette, BHV and Printemps will all create magical little worlds to pull you into the store! Every year they get more creative, more fabulous and more tempting – there’s a reason why window shopping is called lèche-vitrines (literally translating as: window licking) in French!

We are seeking hard-working, high energy, and personable Tour Guides, Office staff, and Customer Service team for the 2019 season! Requirements: Fluent English speaker, 2 years of university studies or work experience, valid EU working papers, and an exceptional personality. Visit to apply now!

San Francisco

Click here to find out how you can help Northern California fire victims. (San Francisco CURBED)

Washington DC

We are seeking hard-working, high energy, and personable Tour Guides for our 2019 season! Visit our D.C. Employment page for details and to apply now!

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