Christmas Market UK Coach Trips – Christmas Coach & Self Drive Holidays 2024

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Get your Christmas shopping off to a great start and enjoy a short break holiday at the same time. There are lots of Christmas market UK coach trips to pick from. A coach trip like this is a great way to soak up the festive atmosphere get into the festive spirit yourself. Carol Singers, festive decorations and  Christmas lights are all part of the pre-Christmas festive treat. Plus you get to visit one of your favourite town or cities or to visit somewhere new.

Most Christmas markets are based on the traditional German Christmas markets with their wooden stalls, array of gifts and collection of food to try. The most famous and largest German market is Dortmund which can have over 300 colourful stalls, ice rink and a massive Christmas tree. The Cologne market is a winter wonderland of a similar size to Dortmund and also gets millions of visitors looking for some of that festive fun.

UK Christmas Markets

Now you can get the German Christmas market experience at home in the UK. Many UK towns and cities have had a Christmas market for many years. The market stalls offer a great variety of festive treats and unusual gifts. Look out for unique handmade crafts and clothing which can be perfect for that hard to please friend or relative. 

You can also sample some speciality food, hot chocolates, roasted chestnuts, mince pies or mulled wine. Christmas is such a special time and these festive holidays not offer you a wonderful time but give you something to look forward to and a well earned holiday.

Plan Your Perfect Break

The easiest way to get some of this Christmas Spirit is to book a coach holiday. Choosing a Christmas market break is relatively easy. You have a choice of destinations so simply start with the town or city that suits you. Most coach firms will offer a choice of travel pick up locations throughout the UK. 

Consider the travel time and the date you wish to depart and the duration. Also think about the location of the accommodation and whether you would prefer to stay in the town or city or a short drive away Some coach operators also include extra excursions in the cost of their market holidays. 

Self Drive Christmas Market Breaks

 You can also take advantage of the Leisureplex hotels self drive deals. They are used by Alfa Travel for their Christmas holidays. Simply have a look at the Alfa Travel Christmas market holidays below and book an Alfa Travel self drive break. You can travel when you want and enjoy the freedom to spend as much time as you want shopping and enjoy all the attractions each location has to offer. 

Alfa Travel Christmas Markets Holidays

Alfa Travel Coach Holidays

Alfa Travel Christmas market breaks are based on their Leisureplex Hotel Collection. Their breaks by coach offer trips to the various nearby markets during your stay. They offer access to popular market towns and cities around the UK. Their breaks include Christmas Markets in York, Glasgow, Exeter, Cardiff and Bath.

The Alfa Travel Christmas market coach holiday deals are competitively priced and well worth considering. Alfa Travel can also offer coach package holidays for single travellers with no single room supplements.

Just Go Holidays For Christmas

Just Go Holidays

Just Go Christmas Market breaks cover some of the most popular markets in the UK. You can visit the following Christmas markets Edinburgh, Manchester and Bath. Just Go Holidays also offer Christmas markets packages featuring visits to Durham Christmas Market & Beamish in the one holiday. Some of the breaks include a day trip excursion in the holiday cost

Just Go Holidays Turkey & Tinsel breaks offer stays over Christmas and New Year. Plus on the build up to Christmas  Just go Holidays House Party breaks offer fun and festive entertainment every evening as well as happy hour plus movie afternoon and and afternoon tea dance. Both with tea, coffee and delicious treats like cake. 

Newmarket Holidays Christmas Holidays By Air

Newmarket mainly offer Christmas market breaks in European locations such as Prague, Berlin, Vienna, Krakow to name a few. However they also offer a 4 day break in Edinburgh in November and December. The Newmarket Edinburgh breaks are by air from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol and most London airports > more

Best Christmas Market UK? 

There are various factor when considering what the best Christmas market UK would be. Is it just the number of market stalls?

To find the best Christmas market you need to take into consideration a number of other factors. These are mainly down to your location. Considering a market holidays has a lot to do with shopping you need to think about the number of other shops there are. Also what nightlife options are available.

A good number of bars and restaurants would be helpful. Perhaps even a theatre so you can take in a Christmas pantomime or show while you are there.. If you are not bothered about going out in the evening make sure there is some entertainment on in your hotel.  

Bath Christmas MarketOvernight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfastVisit to Bath Christmas MarketNovember - DecemberMore Information
Edinburgh Christmas MarketsOvernight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfastExcursion to Edinburgh Christmas MarketsEn-route visit GlasgowDecemberMore Information
Durham Christmas Market & BeamishOvernight stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with breakfastVisits to Durham Christmas Market & BeamishDecemberMore Information
Exeter Christmas Market2 nights at the Seascape Hotel, Torquay with dinner & breakfastExcursion to Exeter Christmas MarketFree time in TorquayNovember - DecemberMore Information
Bosworth Hall & the Christmas Markets2 nights at the Bosworth Hall Hotel, Market Bosworth with dinner & breakfastExcursion to Lincoln Christmas MarketDecemberMore Information
Leeds Christmas Market & York St Nicholas Fayre2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with dinner & breakfastExcursion to Haworth & Leeds ChristkindelmarktEn-route visit to York St Nicholas FayreDecemberMore Information
Skipton & Leeds Christmas Markets2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with dinner & breakfastExcursion to Haworth & Leeds ChristkindelmarktEn-route visit to Skipton Yuletide FestivalDecemberMore Information
White Christmas & Manchester's Festive MarketsOvernight stay at a selected hotel in the North West area with breakfastVisit to Manchester Christmas MarketsFree time in ManchesterNovember - DecemberMore Information
Folkestone & Bruges Christmas Market Weekend3 nights at the Grand Burstin Hotel, Folkestone with breakfast plus 2 dinnersExcursions to Bruges Christmas Market & CanterburyLight entertainment every eveningDecemberMore Information
Edinburgh & Glasgow Christmas Markets2 nights at a selected hotel with breakfast Excursion to Glasgow Christmas Market Free time in EdinburghDecemberMore Information
Beautiful Buxton & Chatsworth House Christmas Market2 nights at the Palace Hotel, Buxton with dinner & breakfastExcursion to Chatsworth House Christmas MarketFree time in BuxtonNovemberMore Information
Festive Break to the Chatsworth Christmas Fayre3 nights at the 4-star Delta by Marriott Nottingham Belfry Hotel, near Nottingham with dinner & breakfast Visits to Hardwick Hall, Chatsworth House and Christmas Fayre, Kedleston Hall & Sudbury HallAccompanied by Tour Manager throughoutNovemberMore Information
Dunoon FestiveSelborne HotelGlasgow Christmas MarketNovemberMore Information
Scarborough FestiveCumberland HotelYork Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Exmouth FestiveCavendish HotelExeter Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Bridlington FestiveMonarch HotelYork Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Porthcawl FestiveSeabank HotelCardiff Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Torquay FestiveRegina HotelExeter Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Exmouth FestiveCavendish HotelExeter Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Weston-super-Mare FestiveAnchor Head HotelBath Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
Scarborough FestiveCumberland HotelYork Christmas MarketNovember - December More Information
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