EXPIRED: Festive breaks to Europe’s Christmas Markets

Christmas Market breaks with Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys offers up-market escorted tours by rail to Europe & around the world. As passionate travellers, they aim to create holidays that provide memories to cherish. Rich in content, Great Rail Journeys rail journeys are normally in First Class, hotels are of a high standard, all excursions and most meals are included within the package price. They endeavour to find a pleasing blend of the best sights and cultural experiences, together with the most convenient rail timings and travel on the most scenic rail routes.

Christmas Markets by Rail 2010

Travel by train with Great Rail Journeys on one of their escorted seasonal breaks to some of Europe’s finest Christmas Markets. Experience the festive stalls bursting with tempting gifts, exquisite Christmas decorations and delicious seasonal treats, and as you browse the stalls, perhaps indulge in a warming glass of traditional glühwein.

So much included

Great Rail Journeys Christmas markets breaks are the perfect way to do your Christmas shopping in an enchanting setting, away from the hustle and bustle of your local high street. On all of their short breaks they also include a range of exceptional excursions such as city tours, river cruises and scenic journeys on heritage railways to help you get the most out of your chosen destination. The services of a professional Tour Manager, carefully-chosen hotels and cruise ships all add to your experience.

Destinations throughout Europe

They are offering 21 different Christmas market holidays over 97 departures during November and December 2010 to some wonderful cities in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland and the UK. The range also includes Christmas markets river cruises along the Rhine and Danube and breaks especially designed for single travellers to Cologne and Bruges.

Germany
Travel to Germany, the original Christmas market destination, and experience the festive markets of Cologne, the Harz Mountains, Bavaria, the Moselle Valley or Rüdesheim. Festive Cologne has six bustling markets to choose from – including a floating one. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine, whilst musicians and acrobats provide lively entertainment.

Prices from £435 per person

Belgium
Discover the delightful Christmas markets of Bruges and Brussels on one of their short breaks, or explore the markets of Belgium, Germany and Holland from our base in Liège. The beauty of the most perfectly preserved medieval town in Europe sparkles with the Christmas lights during advent, as the narrow streets and delightful squares are filled with bustling chalets selling local crafts and delicacies.

Prices from £458 per person

UK
New for 2010! Great Railway Journeys UK Christmas markets tours take you to Edinburgh, Yorkshire and Stratford and include nostalgic steam train rides, castles and Scotland’s smallest distillery.

Prices from £325 per person

Switzerland
Enjoy the Christmas markets of Montreux in their pretty lakeside setting beside Lake Geneva or combine the markets of Basel and Zurich with the magic of the Black Forest.

Prices from £685 per person

To book one of the above tours or for further information, speak to us at Coachholidays.com or call 0845 3303747

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