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Immerse yourself in the Christmas markets across Europe

One of the best ways to truly get into the Christmas spirit is to visit Europe's Christmas markets! Tourists and locals are brought together to celebrate the festive season, and if the winter chill gets too much, a sip of Glühwein will help you fight off the cold as you browse the handicrafts on offer.

Our Christmas market breaks take us to some of the biggest and best Christmas markets in Europe and the UK including Cologne's maze of pretty stalls, the spectacular Christmas markets in Lille and Bruges and even three Baltic Christmas markets in one textile-themed holiday!

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  1. York Christmas

    York & Harrogate Christmas Markets

    15 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019

    Get in to the festive spirit with this wonderful short break by rail, as we explore the UK Christmas markets of York and Harrogate. The perfect break to kick start the festive seasons, not only will your enjoy time browsing the many stalls at the festive markets, but be able to indulge in a exclusive cream tea and Betty’s Tea Room in the spa town Harrogate – if that isn’t treating yourself, then we don’t know what is!

    4 days from £395
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  2. Lille

    Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

    27 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019

    All aboard to France and Belgium on this festive break by rail! Explore some of the very best Christmas markets as we spend time in Bruges, famous for its spectacular canals and medieval centre, and Lille one of France's largest markets with over 800 stalls. Treat yourself to the scenery and enjoy a medley of markets.

    4 days from £395
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  3. Baltic Cities Christmas Markets Knitting Tour

    Baltic Cities Christmas Markets Knitting Tour

    30 Nov 2019 - 6 Dec 2019
    With: Carol Meldrum

    This tour to Tallinn, in Estonia and Riga, in Latvia, is the perfect way to start your Christmas preparations.

    6 nights from £1,379
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  4. Strasbourg

    Strasbourg & the Black Forest Christmas Markets

    2 Dec 2019 - 9 Dec 2019

    Board Eurostar for a festive rail journey like no other. On this four day break we visit some of Europe's best Chrsitmas markets, including the world famous Strasbourg markets, and even include a trip into the winter wonderland that is Germany's Black Forest and the markets of Freiburg.

    4 days from £459
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  5. Cologne Cathedral

    German Christmas Markets featuring Aled Jones

    11 Dec 2019 - 14 Dec 2019

    Shop and soak up the atmosphere of picturesque Bonn and the stunning city of Cologne, before enjoying an exclusive Christmas concert featuring Aled Jones, followed by a post concert CD signing and Q&A with Aled himself. This is a festive holiday you won’t forget in a hurry! .

    4 days from £1,095
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