Christmas Market Breaks for Beginners

Bath Christmas MarketWith Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about attending Christmas Markets.  Here’s a quick guide for beginners of the best markets to visit both in the UK and a little further afield. With a great selection of Christmas market breaks available, you are certain to find something enjoyable for the whole family.

Our best-selling UK Christmas Market at Bath, is a truly fantastic festive experience. With over 170 chalets selling gifts, food and drink and festive souvenirs, soak up the sights, sounds and smells as you wander around the market. Bath itself has plenty of stunning architecture and sites to see including the Royal Crescent, Thermae Bath Spa and the Roman Baths.

Coach breaks to Bath Christmas Market start from £99 per person and include a visit to Bath and the Christmas market, a short tour of the Cotswolds, visits to Bourton-on-the-water and Stow-on-the-Wold plus one nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a good quality hotel and coach travel throughout.


Another best-seller for Christmas Markets in the UK is Edinburgh, with the European Christmas Market held in the picturesque setting of the Mound plus various other rides and attractions there is plenty to see around Edinburgh at Christmas time.

Coach holidays to Edinburgh Christmas Market are priced from £159 and include a city sightseeing tour, transfers to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre and two nights’ bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation in a good standard hotel in the Edinburgh area. All coach travel will also be included


Lille Christmas MarketIf you fancy going a little further afield to the continent for a Christmas Market, a great place to start is Lille and Bruges. Set in two picturesque market squares with medieval alleys, with fabulous canals in Bruges you’ll experience plenty of Christmas magic.

Coach trips to Lille and Bruges Christmas Market include a visit to Lille Christmas Market, Bruges Christmas Market and one night’s bed and breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the Lille area. All coach travel is included in addition to return channel crossings.


The German Christmas Market promises to deliver to those wanting to experience a traditional Christmas Market. Journey to the wonderful Rhine and Moselle Valleys to see some of the most picturesque markets. Visit the famous markets of Cochem and Koblenz and perhaps enjoy an optional excursion to Rudesheim too.

Coach holidays to the German Christmas Markets start from £209pp and include visits to Cochem and Koblenz, plus three nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a comfortable hotel in the Moselle or Rhine area. All coach travel and channel crossings are also included.