Leading travel booking website OneTwoTrip.co.uk, reveals its pick of the best festive destinations this year.
Edinburgh (PRWEB UK) 6 November 2013
With festivities fast approaching, many thoughts turn to the abundance of wonderful Christmas markets, soon to be opening across Europe. In order to satisfy this demand Jet2.com have announced the introduction of flights from Northern Ireland to arguably the most famous Christmas Market, held in Cologne, Germany. Leading travel booking website OneTwoTrip.co.uk, reveals its pick of the best festive destinations this year.
Markets brimming with traditional gingerbread treats, twinkling lights and the smell of chestnuts roasting and mauled wine, it’s no surprise more and more people are jetting off to festive hot spots across the continent.
Germany hosts some of Europe’s oldest and most popular Christmas markets including Cologne and Nuremburg. One of the country’s oldest Christmas markets’ Dresden, is a stickler for tradition and only approved bakers are allowed to sell the traditional Christmas cake, meaning shoppers can expect nothing less than perfection. Flights to Nuremburg during December start from just £44 return.
Austria is another popular destination for those in search of some Christmas cheer, boasting both Vienna’s and Innsbruck’s magical Christmas markets. Vienna has hosted Christmas markets since the 13th Century and now has many dotted across the city. Innsbruck is the perfect destination for those looking to combine skiing and shopping, where holidaymakers can hit one of the many Christmas markets, whilst marvelling at the surrounding snowy peaks. Flights to Innsbruck during December start from £109 return.
The Belgium city of Bruges is home to some of the most spectacular Christmas markets, with medieval buildings, cobbled streets and picturesque canals as a setting. Market traders are busy selling handmade jewellery, traditional wooden toys and of course, delicious Belgium chocolates, whilst children are kept busy with the fairground rides. As well as shopping, holidaymakers can visit the Ice Sculpture Festival, which this year has seen artists recreate Disney’s film, Frozen. Flights to Brussels during December start from just £89 return.
The Christmas market in Strasbourg, France dates back to the 16th Century and now takes over most of the city. When Christmas shoppers tire of sauntering around the stalls selling glass paintings, quaint music boxes and foie gras, they can head to the stunning ice rink. Lille also hosts a Christmas market, boasting eighty colourful stalls and a 164ft high Ferris Wheel with a pretty, snow covered miniature village at its foot. Flights to Strasbourg during December start from as little as £28 return.
The enchanting city of Prague famed for its great nightlife, is also home to the breath taking Christmas market, which fills The Old Town Square. With a huge, twinkling Christmas tree as a centre piece, along with a stage-set nativity scene and daily performances from folk bands and choirs, this market captures the true spirit of Christmas. Flights to Prague during December start from £63 return.
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