(PRWEB UK) 19 October 2011
Irish escorted tour operator, The Travel Department has released its new range of Christmas Markets 2011 breaks. The new expanded range of Christmas Market breaks includes Vienna, Prague, Munich, Berlin, Budapest, Cologne and Stockholm. All breaks include a half-day guided sightseeing tour of the city with English speaking guide and free time for sightseeing and shopping at the Christmas Markets.
Included in the range is the charming city of Budapest, now a popular choice for winter city breaks. The Travel Department’s Budapest Christmas markets break includes 3 nights in the 5* Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal – one of the leading hotels in the Hungarian capital. Visit the markets in Vörösmarty Square and enjoy the many sights of Budapest including Castle Hill, home to many of Budapest’s most important monuments and museums, Magyar Allami Operahaz, the Hungarian State Opera House and the Royal Palace.
Also featured, in the Christmas Market range is Prague. The three night break, includes 3 nights 4* hotel accommodation in the Hotel Clarion Congress. Visit the markets at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and explore the historic sights of the city including Prague Castle, the centrepiece of the Czech capital and Josefov - the Old Jewish Quarter.
The Stockholm Christmas Markets break is new for 2011 and includes 3 nights 4* hotel accommodation in the Scandic Norra Bantorget Hotel. The markets take place across the city of Stockholm with the most popular being Skansen on the park island of Djurgården and Gamla Stan commonly known as the Old Town just south of the Royal Palace. Explore the city’s maritime heritage with a visit to the Vasa Museum or visit their Royal National City Park, the world’s first national urban park.
The Travel Department’s Christmas Markets 2011 range includes:
- Vienna Christmas Markets – 3 nights for €315*
- Prague Christmas Markets- 3 nights from €235*
- Munich Christmas Markets - 3 nights for €319*
- Berlin Christmas Markets - 3 nights for €289*
- Budapest Christmas Markets - 3 nights for €249*
- Budapest Christmas Markets 5* Hotel - 3 nights for €349*
- Cologne Christmas Markets – 2 nights for €239*
- Stockholm Christmas Markets – 3 nights for €459*
*All prices are per person and exclude taxes and charges.
The Travel Department offer a variety of escorted holidays from Ireland including short breaks, New Year holidays, lake holidays and long haul tours. The Travel Department’s customers benefit from the experience of local tour guides with in-depth knowledge of the destination, its sights, history and attractions. Customers also experience the benefits of socialising in a group in the evenings. Like all holidays from The Travel Department, the range includes the convenience of return flights, airport transfers and hotel accommodation.
About The Travel Department
The Travel Department is a leading operator of escorted holidays worldwide. Their holidays offer a professionally planned itinerary, the expert knowledge of a local guide and the convenience of booking an "all-in" package.
Operating to over 40 countries around the world, The Travel Department offer a wide and varied range of holiday destinations and types. The company offers 150 destinations worldwide ranging from leading European locations including France, Italy and Spain, to long haul destinations in Asia, Africa, Australasia and The Americas.
The Travel Department’s holiday types range from popular sightseeing and cultural holidays and short breaks through to special interest tours, cruise holidays and activity breaks.
Full details of all holidays are available on http://www.thetraveldepartment.ie or by calling 01 637 1600.