city breaks at christmas

Christmas City Breaks

Experience a difference Christmas this year with a relaxing city break

City breaks over the Christmas period are extremely popular with travellers of all ages, with the stress of the festive season making this the perfect time to get away from it all. Enjoying a city break allows you to really experience an alternative Christmas, where you can spend the day doing exactly as you please, and escape the kitchen, exploring local restaurants and bars instead. Whether you want to stroll around the bustling stalls of a charming Christmas market or get away from it all on a tropical far-flung beach, there are many city breaks available in late December, with early booking strongly advised.

Visit a legendary European Market for unique gifts and decorations

If you are tired of battling through the high street shops every year, book a weekend away and get all your shopping done in one of the many festive seasonal markets in Europe. There is no better way to get into the spirit of things than by escaping to a beautiful new city where you can stay in luxury hotels, wrap up warm and sip spiced wine whilst strolling around delightful Christmas markets. Here, you’ll find picturesque Winter Wonderland settings in medieval squares, with Baroque architecture adorned with sparkling lights, richly-decorated trees and charming Nativity scenes. Legendary cities known for their superb winter markets include Cologne, Bruges, Munich and Vienna –where you can browse stalls selling traditional wooden dolls and delicate jewellery, to hand-blown glass and regional sweets and local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the festive charm. There’s plenty of entertainment for everyone, too, from romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, live music and choral presentations, to puppet shows and ice-skating for the whole family.

Soak up the sunshine on Christmas Day

To really get away from it all at Christmas, consider a city break getaway to the sun, with beloved Mediterranean favourites such as Malaga, Palma and Faro offering the chance for a round of golf in the sunshine, and strolls along the beach. Destinations such as Istanbul or Marrakesh can also offer a true taste of the exotic during the season, and venturing further afield can present the chance for Christmas Day on the beach or in the pool, with budget long-haul flights available for tropical city breaks in Cape Town, Bangkok or Rio de Janeiro really offering a unique Christmas experience for everyone.

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