The popularity of European Christmas Markets breaks is showing no signs of decreasing and we’re certainly not surprised! Who wouldn’t love taking a few days out during the busy festive period to visit some of the prettiest cities on the continent? During November and December, beautiful city squares around Europe, lined with chocolate box buildings, are taken over by glowing market stalls that fill the air with the aroma of mulled wine, cinnamon and hot baked treats. If wanting to go on a Christmas Markets break is wrong, we don’t want to be right!
Jet 2 offer great value short breaks to some of the best Christmas Market destinations across Europe and with 22kg hold luggage included in the price of your trip, you don’t have to worry about all the perfect Christmas presents you’ll be bringing back! Now with two brand-new destinations for Christmas 2020, there are nine fabulous cities for you to choose from with flights direct from Newcastle: Nuremberg, Berlin, Cologne, Copenhagen, Prague, Krakow, Vienna and our two new destinations, Strasbourg & Budapest.
In the former Alsace region of north-east France, not far from the border with Germany, Strasbourg is a beautiful old town full of characterful timber-framed buildings. Their Christkindelsmärik is one of the oldest Christmas Markets in Europe, having been held around the Cathedral since 1570! Budapest’s market on Vorosmarty Square benefits from the impressive backdrop of St Peter’s Basilica. If you’re all shopped out, you there are plenty of other festive activities to enjoy in Budapest, like seeing a Christmas concert or ballet and if you’re brave you can even try warming up in the city’s thermal pools!
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