Instead of spending nights online shopping and weekends in line at the mall, why not give your family and loved ones a gift they’ll never forget this holiday season: A European vacation. So long as it’s not in the style of Clark Griswold and company, a European holiday getaway can inspire the magic of the season by introducing travelers to centuries-old traditions and modern holiday merrymaking.

Whether you plan it this year or give it as a gift for next, here are some enchanting European holiday escapes for all ages.