Get festive by booking a city break near a spectacular Christmas market. Packed full of unique handmade gifts, light shows, ice rinks, fairgrounds and much more, Christmas markets offer plenty of festive cheer to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Cities across Europe play host to Christmas markets from November. Visit Berlin to see Charlottenburg Castle bathed in romantic lights. Or discover unique handmade gifts in between seeing the sights in Vienna, Brussels or Prague.
In the UK, some of the best Christmas markets are held in London, York and Bath. Go there for traditional German-style stalls selling handmade jewellery, crafts and toys and tasty yuletide delicacies. And there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained with street theatre, fairgrounds and, of course, Santa’s grotto.
“Brilliant location” What a lovely cottage/apartment - were able to abandon the cars and walk into Bath via the canal toll path. Did return once by boat (trips ran from Bath to Bathampton mill) as too tired to walk back after full day sightseeing.
What a top place to spend a holiday. The location is very picturesque. The apartment itself is very clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and stocked with loads of condi… More
“A Real Treasure in the heart of York.” Myself, my husband & our 18 yr old daughter went to York for a 2 nights stay at 4 Talbot Court in the heart of York. We regularly stay in York ( 20 times at least) & have stayed in different apt's, hotels etc ov
We stayed here with our two teenagers for 2 nights, and I can't say enough about how nice the apartment is, how wonderful the location is, and how gracious and generous the owners are. We usually sta… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased that you appreciated the special touches and look forward to seeing you again when you next return to York. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Equipped to a high standard and Beautifully decorated”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
We stayed for bank holiday weekend at this apartment . We were amazed at how centrally located it is in York. Sometimes staying so central can be a problem due to noise but this was peaceful . York Mi… More
Thank you for your kind comments.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. We're so pleased you enjoyed the freshly baked croissants with your continental breakfast - we think they're the best too! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
“Hidden gem - superb!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautifully furnished apartment. The owners had thought of everything to make our stay a memorable one, with all the comforts of home you could wish for and tho… More
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and hope you'll visit us again soon. We hope you liked the apartment so much that you'll tell all your friends and family about it.Many thanks from the Owners of 4 Talbot Court.
Timber Lodge has recently been converted to a very high standard and offers a spacious lounge/diner with well equipped kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom. There is large ensuite double bedroom on the first floor. The property has its own parking and private patio area.C …see more
A delightful character home situated in a rural location yet within easy reach of Oxford City Centre, M40 to London and to the north and the A34 to the South. The property has plenty of rustic charm and offers a great deal of peace and tranquility. It is set in attrac …see more
“Great Apartment for visiting Bath” My wife & I and her 2 sisters stayed in this apartment in Septemeber 2014 for 3 nights.
The apartment is well located just outside Bath with the bus stop very close for people without transport.We had a car so parki
We had a great time when we stayed at the old workshop. The caretaker could not have been friendlier and the welcome bottle of wine was very nice. Would definitely recommend and we would love to visit… More
Glad you enjoyed it and found us friendly. We try to be! :-) Hope to see you again soon. John and Jane
“Excellent rental house”
Reviewed 23 Sep 2014
Very comfortable, well equipped property in a quiet village just outside Bath. Ideally situated for travel into Bath (bus stop just outside house) and also for touring around the countryside.
Glad you enjoyed the property and thanks for the review!
“Really Good, Perfect Retreat After Hectic Shopping Trip”
Reviewed 29 Jan 2014
Group of 4 Stayed, Both rooms were set out as double's, Good to have seperate bathrooms for both rooms to use.
Lovely finish to the whole place, welcome pack was.. Welcome, loved the views from mai… More
Nice to hear you enjoyed the Old Workshop and the Xmas market. It was really great this year - even better than before, we thought. We think it's nice to retreat to a quiet spot after the hectic bustle of Bath, so we are glad you found the same :-) Same time next year? :-)
“Excellent - exceeded expectations!” This property was excellent. We visited as a group of friends and this holiday offered the perfect relaxing holiday.
The middle floor with kitchen, living room and dining room was fantastic - its well decorated and
A beautiful country home, with private gated drive (4+ cars) and enclosed garden with hot tub. Within the house you will find a country style kitchen, large dining area and huge lounge supplied with 55" TV, Sky TV, Wii and Xbox. A small office is next to the lounge and …see more
“Beautiful apartment, would definitely come again.” I would thoroughly recommend this apartment. From the excellent organisation to the beautifully executed décor and convenient location. Sarah's high standards really pay off, thank you for a wonderf
Definitely recommended to all. Amazing apartment in an amazing location. Only a few minutes walk to The Shambles, if that, and York Minster is literally on the door step. Lovely touch on arrival with … More
“Beautiful property, great location, fabulous service”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
I was looking for somewhere to stay for a lazy weekend in York, and found this apartment. The photos looked pretty good, the location looked decent enough, and the price seemed fair.
When I arrived… More
“Fantastic accommodation - far better than a hotel!”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2013
We have just returned from a very relaxing weekend in York, staying at apartment 1, Bootham. Having previously stayed in a hotel on our last visit ( and being disappointed with it ) we were delighted … More
“Lovely spacious apartment in the best location!” I really enjoyed our stay in this apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from Soho, Covent Garden and Oxford Street and directly behind Shaftesbury Avenue - it is hard to beat this location with al
“Perfectly positioned appartment for sight seeing ,shopping and Theatre”
Reviewed 21 Nov 2016
The appartment is beautifully furnished and well equipped( apart from an iron). We really enjoyed our stay, able to cater for ourselves as well as visit superb resturants nearby. Saturday night was a … More
Thank you very much, the new iron arrived today, thank you very much for booking with me and for letting me know the iron was missing. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope you returned home safely and I look forward to having you back again one day soon. Best wishes Louise
“Wonderful Christmas” Rented this property for my Daughter & her 2 young children who travelled from USA for Xmas. We had a family Christmas with sons from Bristol plus myself & husband .Plenty of space for all and room for children to play.
“Excellent holiday rental. I would recommend it to anyone”
Reviewed 17 Jul 2015
We were a group of 8, including three kids, and each one of us wished we had booked a longer stay at Marina Villas. The house was clean and smart with all the necessities provided. The pictures on the… More
Reviewed 27 Oct 2014
Our stay in Marina Villas was just perfect. The house was very cosy, and the owner was always willing to lend a hand.
There is a small beatiful garden at the backyard!… More
“Couldn't have been better”
Reviewed 21 Oct 2014
For our extended family (7 adults and 4 small children) Marine Villas was perfect.
Well-equipped property, (but don't forget to turn on the extractor when cooking, the smoke alarm reacts with steam t… More
“Great Apartment in York City Centre” Right in the middle of York City Centre, this apartment is ideal for getting out and about without using your car.
The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need including a patio area and secure par
“Fantastic, modern apartment in terrific location”
Reviewed 14 Mar 2012
Had a fabulous long week-end. Apartment is lovely, clean and modern, everything we needed and in a superb location.
Really glad we took the bikes, didn't realise York and the surrounding area was so … More
Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the cycling and the apartment - look forward to seeing you again!
“Brilliant apartment in fantastic location”
Reviewed 15 Feb 2012
Apartment was very well equipped and very secure. Centrally located for all city centre amenities. Free parking and only 2 minutes from restaurants and shops. We were greeted on arrival by Rachel who … More
Thanks for your review - glad you had a good time in York and you enjoyed staying in our apartment.
“Excellent for short break”
Reviewed 28 Dec 2011
The apartment is of a really high standard as specified in the website information. The location is fantastic and only a few minutes from the city centre. A great base to combine Christmas shopping wi… More
Hi - Thanks for your review and also for your repeat booking! Regards Carol
“Highly recommended,great location,perfect in every way,will return.” Stayed for two nights in January to celebrate my wifes birthday.Arrived by train which is a short(10-15 mins) walk from the appartment, arrived before 12 noon, a quick call to Sean (
This was our second stay at 44 Emperors Wharf and we can't wait for next year. Excellent apartment in a brilliant location. Great views from the balcony and very comfortable beds. Secure car parking i… More
“Best Place Ever”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2016
We stayed here two nights and of the 3 places we rented on our trip to Europe this was my favorite. Great view, location and flat. No problems at all. Would definitely stay here again and hope to agai… More
Reviewed 20 Nov 2016
Beautiful apartment everything we needed stunning views would definitely come back again would highly recommend this too anyone… More
“Does exactly what it says on the tin” Absolutely superb accommodation everything provided from washing up liquid, shampoo and hand wash to tea,coffee and sugar. Secluded and secure but still within easy reach of amenities. Would definitely recommend a
We had a brilliant time here. My partner and I arrived to the stable lodge on a Saturday night and were greeted by the friendly owner who showed us round and made us feel very welcome. The stable itse… More
Reviewed 13 Apr 2013
Stable Lodge is a beautiful place to stay. It is very tranquil but within easy reach of all amenities (five minutes drive from the motorway). The accommodation is all new and immaculate throughout and… More
Reviewed 4 Sep 2016
The cottage has wonderful views from the sitting-room and terrace. A lovely spacious cottage that you can just relax in. Good walks from the door and easy access into Oxford using the P&R which is abo… More
“Awesome Place, Great Owners” We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
Haus Arve is in a great lo
We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the tra… More
“5* apartment” Stayed here for 2 nights. Went out on the first night but the apartment was so nice we decided to stay in on Saturday night. It rained all weekend but the location was so central it didn't matter as everything we needed was so close.
Our annual get together with friends was arranged for Manchester and I booked this apartment. Jacqueline is excellent and the apartment really lovely and clean with everything you need for a short br… More
“Great apartment, local to town centre”
Reviewed 13 Jul 2015
Really enjoyed our stay. Apartment was clean and had everything you would need for a weekend away. Its within walking distance of shops and bars. Owners very helpful on arrival offering directions to … More
“Don't think about it, book it!”
Reviewed 2 Nov 2015
This apartment is excellent in every way, from the location to the host to the apartment itself.
It is right in the centre of town and yet very quiet at night (and both City and Utd were playing at h… More
“Amazing apartment for everyone” I stayed in this apartment for a weekend in June and can honestly say it is the best property I have ever stayed in. Patricia the owner was so helpful and friendly, she has catered the apartment to everyone down to ever
From the start of the booking Patricia was very helpful and this continued all the way until she waved us on our way back to the airport. The apartment is even better than the pictures and we loved o… More
“Wonderful find in Dublin! Perfect location, luxury flat!”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
We stayed here with our two children (13 and 17) four nights. What a great find. The flat is spotless and modern with every amenity we could possibly need from washer/dryer to 3D television and Playst… More
Thank you for doing such a great review for us and future guests.
We are so pleased you had a wonderful time and that you felt the Irish welcome.
Great to see you took on some Irish slang too!
“Fantastic family friendly option in Dublin - I'd go back here and no where else!”
Reviewed 16 Jul 2013
I am so glad I found Patricia through TripAdvisor! From initial contact to our final goodbye hugs she was always attentive and her lovely apartment was every bit the luxury promised! Everything was su… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this truely wonderful review.
I am so glad you enjoyed Dublin and the apartment felt like home to you all.
It is great to get some feedback and know that I have happy and comfortable guests.
Thank you for such a great heading too Best wishes Patricia
“comfortable, convenient and quiet” Stayed for 4 nights and would have happily stayed longer. Travelled with husband, teenage daughter and her friend and found this apartment a good base with easy access to central London, which suited the girls, whi
Our family stayed at this apartment for 10 days in Dec 2012 /Jan 2013 for New Year celebration. We are from Armenia, and wanted to find comfortable, clean and secure home. The reality was more than t… More
“Perfect home from home”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2012
We stayed at this Surbiton apartment for 2 weeks in October / November 2012. We were in UK from Australia, visiting family in the local area and wanted a home from home. That is exactly what we foun… More
“Cosy and comfortable cottage” We were very comfortable in this cottage. We found Bathford a convenient place to stay to explore Bath. We didnt use our car at all instead choosing to walk along the canal into Bath or use the bus. A couple of things we
On our way to Cornwall we couldnt have hoped for a better place to stay in Bath. The cottage was clean and well furnished. My daughter loved the selection of books and immediately began reading!. my s… More
So pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for taking the time to post your review.
Style, comfort and convenience right in the centre of the beautiful city of York. A lovely elegantly refurbished Victorian terraced house opposite a historic church. Eating out, site-seeing and shopping are all on your doorstep. Knowledgeable local owners. Dedicated par …see more
“Perfect location, loved staying here!!” This apartment really made our holiday. We enjoyed nothing more after a days shopping to come back and relax before heading out for the evening. The apartment is right in the centre and has everything you could
“A perfect home environment away from your home.” Its great place to book if you are traveling with your family and want to have the same environment as at your home. I really enjoyed my stay with my family. Highly recommended if you are traveling in g
The flat was very comfortable & had everything we needed. It's very close to town where we could find plenty of restaurants & stores. It was less then a 10 minute walk to the tube station which made g… More
Happy to hear you had a great time! Just to clarify for the good folks out there who will read this the actual train station is just a 75 meter walk from the Apartment front door, that is about a 60 second walk.
Reviewed 18 Jul 2014
We used the apartment as a base for travelling into London, with 2 children (4 and 7 yrs old). It was an ideal location, 15mins walk from the train station. The apartment had everything you could need… More
“Nice modern flat.”
Reviewed 9 Mar 2014
Overall this flat was lovely, very modern, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you might require and the information pack was very informative about the local area and… More
“Stunning Location!” We had a wonderful time staying here, it was such a cosy place. In a wonderful setting and a real get away from it all. If you want to escape the city and get some real rest and recuperation I highly recommend you stay here!
It was an absolutely amazing stay and a hugely amazing trip and definitely worth it. We went for a winters walk out down by the bird hide and went down to the beautiful Coln river. As I am obsessed wi… More
Reviewed 23 Nov 2014
White Willow Lodge is stunning - an absolutely perfect place for a weekend away with friends.
The decor is gorgeous, from the amazing top floor bedroom and bathroom, to the open plan living and kitch… More
“Wow this place is amazing”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2014
We walk in and we all went WOW the house the view are just amazing, The bedrooms all have full length windows so you feel like you are on the lake from your bed, The spa is fantastic, we had a fantast… More
“Great for the cost paid!” I stayed by myself and felt very safe there. Once I got my bearings, I walked up and down the hill into Bath with no problem, although sometimes it was a bit of a slog uphill (But then that's me probably being unfit!) The apa
We spent 5 nights in this lovely apartment which is in a peaceful but convenient location for the city centre. It is set on a quiet street with great views over Bath. It is about a 10 minute walk fr… More
Many thanks for your review Helen. Hope to see you both again in Bath.
Reviewed 9 Dec 2015
Lovely clean apartment in a fantastic city.
Would definitely recommend to friends.
Situated up quite a steep hill out of the city.… More
Thank you so much for your review.
“Great location, very comfortable stay!”
Reviewed 1 Sep 2015
We stayed for 3 nights in this very comfortable apartment. Perfect for a romantic getaway.The apartment was immaculate and very well presented and we have already recommended it to our friends. It was… More
Situated in the historic village center right at the unique village square you find a very comfy modern apartment. Dating back to 1900, Vals' renovated Grosshus apartment is just 300 metres from the world known Vals Thermal baths and 800 metres from the local cable …see more
“Location, Location, Location” Having stayed in full catering luxurious very expensive chalets in Verbier, this location was much better, 5 mins to bars, restaurants and supermarkets, ski shops and really what ever you needed it was close! and 6 mins
“Wonderful, quiet, well-equipped, perfect spot for large family”
Reviewed 20 Oct 2014
Enjoyed a long weekend with 3 boys and 4 grand-parents - everyone loved the place and its surroundings. Highly recommended.… More
“Absolutely beautiful chalet”
Reviewed 22 Jan 2016
This chalet was very well appointed. Excellent appliances in kitchen . Beautiful bathrooms and lots of them . Very warm and comfortable .Excellent view of surrounding mountains and the valley. Close … More
“Great Rental for Family” The location of this rental is absolutely perfect, on a quiet street b/w the Thames and Trafalgar Square. You are very close to many attractions, tube stations and train stations. Anything else you need is also nearby (Boots
Perfect location at an affordable price. Easy walking distance to many attractions and sights including Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Theatres, Museums and Restaurants. Trans… More
“Perfectly equipped and situated”
Reviewed 19 Dec 2011
Best city centre accommodation we have ever had. I had high hopes for the location which were well-founded - I doubt you could do better for a shopping/eating/theatre and sight-seeing visit to London.… More
Reviewed 28 Nov 2016
The apartment was fantastic, big and spacious. The lounge was bright and homely, the grandchildren loved the swivel chair and remote light switch. The master bedroom, I can't describe how big it was,… More
“Perfect little space” Love the place. The location was great - super close to the tube and a great line so everything was quick and easy to get to. It is close to grocery stores so you don't have to eat out for every meal. We are extremely happy ab
We have stayed in the apartment for a week, we did not expect it to be as good as that !
Fantastic location, beautiful view, well-equiped studio, spacious, cozy and clean.
We loved it and certai… More
“Great place to stay in London.”
Reviewed 27 Jan 2014
Great location!!! Only 5-10 minutes walk to a tube station (Bermondsey). 5 minutes walk to Shad Thames, which has a great selection of nice restaurants and great view of London Bridge. The flat has ve… More
Reviewed 22 Feb 2016
We try to stay in different areas of London on previous trips to get a feel for the various neighborhoods. We will ALWAYS try and book this apartment in the future!!
First, the apartment: Just the r… More
“a home from home” The whitehouse was ideal for a great holiday with my 5 friends. We were very comfortable and had a great time exploring oxford. Great house for a big family get together or for enjoying time with friends. It was very well equipped
The White House proved to be a brilliant location for a family gathering. The house is so spacious and has everything one needs. Great for children. A lovely park over the road (slides etc.) for you… More
“Lovely house, great location”
Reviewed 20 Jul 2013
We really enjoyed our second stay at The White House. As a family with young children and visiting grandparents the layout is perfect. The owner is very helpful and happy to respond to requests. Th… More
Stunning Mountain apartment with exceptional view of the Matterhorn,Great skiing,wonderful mountain walks/hikes/climbing.Exciting village life,amazing choice of restaurants.No traffic so relaxing. …see more
“Great stay, thank you” Compact but very well equipped house, all rooms clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The property is well situated for car parking, just across the road from a bus stop with a ten minute service into the city centre and has
Myself and three friends stayed here for 4 nights. We where over from Ireland to see an Manchester United match and the location was great, just a cheap taxi ride to Old Trafford and into the centre o… More
“Clean, modern, child friendly”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Very pleasant stay, the house was equipped with everything we could possibly need from pots and pans to sewing kit. Very clean and owner was very good at communicating. Would definitely stay here agai… More
“Charming Bath flat” The flat is in a great location to explore the town of Bath. It had everything we needed - the beds were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and it was beautifully decorated. Sarah always responded promptly to email queries and
“Great central location in Bristol” We are a family of 4 ( 4 adults) who were looking for a central location to have a family weekend. As parents we wanted to sight see and the children wanted great shops. This apartment was perfect. It is very clean
“Secluded but central to York - a beautiful house and location” We stayed here for three nights over the Easter weekend. The house was immaculate with everything you could possibly wish for - it is all very well equipped. There were some lovely finish
The accomodation was well maintained and in very good order.
The large kitchen/dining area is very usefull and has plenty of
cupboard space and is also weel stocked with plates/bowls and glasware.
“Lovely Cottage In Great Countryside Location”
Reviewed 7 Jul 2016
Just realised it's been a year since we were at this beautiful cottage and suddenly went OMG don't think I left a review - apologies. Truly is a great place to stay whilst visiting York and surroundin… More
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 14 May 2015
This is a lovely cottage located off the main road in countryside, it is a great distance for day trips in to York by car or bus, also for outlet centres for retail therapy!
Well decorated and very c… More
Right in the heart of city, 1400 sq. ft, 135 m2, located on one of the most attractive areas in Copenhagen where you have the beautiful canals, and lakes by Christianshavn where is an ideal area for running or walking, architectural buildings, restaurants and cafes and …see more
“Paradise in Bath” We recently stayed here for our Christmas mini break, from start to end this place lived up to our expectations and more. Becky was so friendly and it was so easy to deal with her, she made our booking experience stress free and coul
My husband and I stayed in the Artpad at the end of July for 2 nights. I had high expectations from all the positive reviews so was surprised that in real life the apartment is even more amazing than… More
OOOOOOh so lovely to hear your feedback - thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed staying at The Artpad. You must return one day x
“Wonderful apartment, wonderful location!”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2015
This apartment really has the wow factor, having been twice (once being for our wedding) I can say this really is better than the photographs suggest. It has the perfect location for walking out to Ba… More
It's so great to hear that your return trip to The Artpad was just as good as your first! Thank you for your lovely feedback and hope to see you back again one day soon...
“The Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 4 Dec 2014
A wonderful apartment in the perfect location.Very welcoming owners and comfy accomodation.
Just a stroll from all the shops,cafes and sights of beautiful Bath and we will definitely be coming back.… More
Thank you so much for your kind words - so glad you enjoyed The Artpad - do come and visit again!
“A golden nugget of a holiday home!” My husband, my mother and I spent Christmas week in this apartment and it was the best Christmas ever! The apartment is spacious, comfortable, extremely well appointed and it was a treat to stay there.
We had a wonderful stay in this apartment. It is perfectly situated for all that York has to offer and is beautifully appointed. There is everything you could possibly need for a comfortable, relaxi… More
“It felt like home from home”
Reviewed 13 Sep 2012
A very good property in a convenient location at a reasonable price. It felt like home from home - everything we needed for 4 adults & a baby was available. Booking, finding the property, access & par… More
Reviewed 10 Aug 2012
Myself, my friend and her 5 year daughter stayed at 35 Bootham Crescent for 3 nights at the start of August. Before we even got to York, the customer service provided by Mike & Yvonne was brilliant. T… More
“Beautiful property” What a wonderful property, well equipped, spacious and in a great location, 10mins walk from the centre of York. Carol & Peter were very generous in providing Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Bread, Milk, Biscuits and a bowl of chocolates whic