Christmas Markets Hamelin: 4 nights from £303pp - departs Newcastle
This legendary medieval town transforms into an enchanting wonderland. The market takes place in the picturesque old quarter with over 70 decorated wooden stalls as well as a Nativity scene with real animals and a giant advent calendar.
Departs Newcastle: 1, 8 & 15 Dec 2012. From £289pp based on 2 sharing an en suite cabin. Includes 2 nights onboard, 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 4-star Mercure Hotel Hamelin and coach transfers to and from your hotel in Hamelin. Cologne: 4 nights from £283pp - departs Newcastle
This magical city has eight different festive markets for you to explore including its largest market set against the backdrop of the Cathedral; boasting the tallest Christmas tree in the Rhineland, an outdoor skating rink and more than 160 decorated stalls it won’t fail to get you in the festive spirit.
Departs Newcastle: 1, 6, 13 & 15 Dec 2012. Prices from £283pp based on 2 sharing an en suite cabin. Includes 2 nights onboard, 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 4-star Marriott Cologne and coach transfers to and from Cologne. Bruges: 4 nights from £223pp - departs Newcastle
Enjoy the charm of this medieval city and wander along cobbled streets, alongside the canals or sit back and relax in a horse drawn carriage and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. The main square hosts a Christmas market with speciality chocolate stalls, handmade decorations and an open air ice rink.
Departs Newcastle: 1, 8 & 15 Dec 2012. Prices from £223pp include 2 nights onboard, 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 3-star Novotel Brugge Centrum and coach transfers to and from Bruges. Brussels: 4 nights from £203pp - departs Newcastle
Place St Catherine with its iconic church provides a magnificent backdrop for this market made up of more than 240 wooden market stalls. With street entertainment, an outdoor ice rink, live music and a giant magic roundabout, it’s the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a Gluwein from one of the stalls.
Departs Newcastle: 7 December. From £203pp based on 2 sharing an en suite cabin. Includes 2 nights onboard, 2 nights bed and breakfast at the 3-star hotel Ibis Brussels Centre STE Catherine and coach transfers to and from the city centre. Copenhagen: 4 night self-drive from £241pp - departs Harwich
Copenhagen’s Christmas markets are set in Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks creating a magical atmosphere. With an outdoor ice rink, sparkling lights and beautifully decorated Christmas stalls selling traditional Danish gifts as well as the park’s traditional rides, this is the perfect Yuletide getaway.
Departs Harwich: 2 or 3 times a week throughout November and December. From £229pp based on 2 sharing an en suite cabin. Includes 2 nights onboard ship, carriage of a standard-sized car, 2 nights bed and breakfast at the Wake Up Hotel and entrance to Tivoli Gardens.