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.
“Absolutely wonderful!” 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 train station, main supermarket
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.
“Lovely, home from home” Had a lovely weekend away with the girls, the cottage was clean and comfortable. Charlotte the owner was really friendly and kind. We were provided with milk and breakfast which was a lovely touch. I would highly recommend book
“Very comfortable and convenient for a city visit” Spent an excellent week in the apartment. Accommodation was clean, warm, comfortable and ideal for exploring the city of York. Access was easy and the owner's directions and local advice were very help
We had a lovely week in this apartment in York. It's a great location, just a short walk from everything in the city centre, the city walls. Extremely easy to find, with good directions provided by th… More
“Absolutely perfect, ticked every box” I am not usually moved to write reviews but I must take this opportunity to say how completely perfect this flat was for us for a weekend in Bath. It is perfectly presented, every convenience supplied and spotles
“Ms” We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Dubrovnik and in Mihaela's apartment which provided a very good standard of furnishings and domestic provision. Location, location is where the apartment exceeds. The quieter side of town, a 10 min walk to the old
“Lovely, clean, quiet and comfortable barn just a short walk to Bath” We loved our stay in this great barn, the pictures do not do it justice and were surprised with the size of it. On the first night we discovered how easy it was to walk to Bath when
We stayed at the cottage for 2 nights and it was just wonderful. Beautifully presented,cosy and very clean.
It had all we needed and more.
Location was great just a short walk to shops and restaur… More
Reviewed 9 Dec 2013
The barn was perfect for our girls' weekend in Bath! The property is beautifully furnished & provided a warm, cosy retreat for a relaxing stay. It is very luxurious & the lovely finishing touches made… More
“Perfect stay.” So glad I chose to book here. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have asked for more. A beautiful apartment from great people who make you feel very welcome and can't do enough for you. We will definitely be booking to go again. Thanks
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.
“Fabulous” Great location, great apartment. has everything you need even doen to shoe polish!!!
Douggie the concierge was most helpful.
Very central, in a nice leafy suburb.
Would not hesitate to book these apartments again.
“Nice apartment, Great Location” This apartment, while a little small, was more than enough for our family of four. It was extremely well located and well maintained. Rafael was very helpful with all aspects of the trip and answered any questions or co
My husband and I enjoyed our stay in this well appointed apartment, which was ideal for our requirements. The location, on the 2nd floor of a quiet block of apartments, with a lift and good security, … More
Dear Ann, your review on my apartment is greatly appreciated, I am glad to learn that we met your expectation.You are welcome anytime.Warm regards, Rafael
“Fantastic location, uncomplicated booking process and great customers care.”
Reviewed 20 Nov 2011
I have enjoyed a fantastic London experience thanks to this aparment and his owner, Rafael.
Whether you are looking for sightseeing, fun, culture or all of this together, this apartment really tick a… More
Dear Daniel, your review on my apartment encourages me to continue offering the best service we can...Location is clearly a selling point of the property.Looking forward to host you again soon.Warm regards, Rafael
“Excellent family stay in fantastic apartment” Myself and my partner visited with our two boys aged 1 and 3. A fantastic time was had at the beautiful apartment, arrival and check in was all very simple and the owners made us feel welcome. Great apartm
I came here for a week's escape and to recharge my batteries. I loved it! The apartment was very clean and well equipped. Two sets of bi-fold doors opened onto the large balcony which overlooked the l… More
Thank you for your lovely review - so glad the holiday was just what you needed. We would love to welcome you back in future.
“Perfect place to stay.”
Reviewed 29 Oct 2016
Beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and everything provided that you could ever need. Location is wonderful for families, plenty to do, swimming pool was lovely, will definitely go again now we … More
Thank you so much for your kind words. Do hope we can welcome you back very soon.
With best wishes
“Craven street” 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, and the bed was so big. I have no c
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
“Perfect location, very nice apartment with all conforts”
Reviewed 30 Jun 2011
We stay there for 5 days.
The house is in a quite street, just behind Trafalgar Square. In a one minute walk you have underground, trains, buses, taxes and various supermarkets and obviously a lot of… More
“Nice stylish apartment in the heart of Northern Quarter” I received the code to the apartment and the key box prior to my stay, which was really convenient.
We had breakfast in the kitchen every morning, after filling the fridge on the first day. Cof
“Excellent accommodation and location” The property has been recently refurbished to a high standard and it is perfectly located for the old city centre, with a very helpful and friendly owner.
A small but perfectly formed apartment, just off The Stradum, this family run collection of small apartments has everything you need for a stay in the heart of this amazing city.
The family live on … More
“Perfect modern studio in beautiful old town.”
Reviewed 25 Aug 2012
Up a beautiful street/staircase in the old town, this studio is perfect for a short city stay. Air con, satellite TV, little kitchen, amazing bathroom. Mara, the owner, lives upstairs and is so lovely… More
“A fabulous studio”
Reviewed 24 May 2012
We stayed in this studio for 3 very comfortable nights. Mara was there to greet us and show us about. The studio was immaculately clean and pleasantly furnished. The shower was great and there was… More
“Perfect placement, and ideal for family with kids” Very easy to find, and easy to access. Whole experience was so easy, clean property, great facilities, very homely and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space if the Manchester weather permits. Great park
We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. It's beautifully furnished, spotless and really well equipped. It was a great location for visiting our friends in south manchester. The owners ar… More
“A home away from home”
Reviewed 20 Apr 2013
Being a family with young children, we had a few requirements we could not compromise on in planning our daring trip to the North West England in the middle of winter. We wanted a place to stay for tw… More
“Great location, comfy base” Stayed over the weekend as a pre- Christmas break and really enjoyed the use of the house. Great location to access central London. The house is very comfortable and with two bathrooms was a real home from home. Will defini
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 wel… More
“Perfect” My partner and I stayed at the Artpad for a couple of nights this month and had a thoroughly wonderful stay!
On arriving at the Artpad we were very impressed with the beautifully grand apartment. The rooms are huge with plenty of space to
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...
“Paradise in Bath”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2015
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 bookin… More
So glad you had a good Mini Christmas break with us - thanks for staying and hope to see you again this year!
“An amazing winter wonderland” Our stay in Finland, organised with Fun with Santa was fantastic. Jane was superb in organising everything so smoothly and making sure we had some excellent trips sorted out. Everything ran very smoothly. Akoslompolo
Excellent service from start to finish. This is our second time back here to this truly magical place. The village is lovely and quiet but has everything you need within walking distance. The superma… More
“Excellent stay, great location”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just… More
Reviewed 9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the h… More
“Perfect apartment in Verbier” We stayed at the apartment Clair abri for New Year with our child (14 months). The apartment was large, bright and well decorated. The owner was very friendly and easy to get in touch with. The apartment is well located,
Beautiful and spacious flat with great veiws from the balcony. The owners called on the day of arrival to check that everything was OK. Nice decor in the leaving room. Having two toilet rooms was very… More
“Great Weekend in Bath” We had a great time at 3 Powlett Road. The house is ideally situated and an easy walk to the city centre. The parking is easy and the house is lovely and had everything we needed. Mark, the owner, is very helpful and even asked
There were 3 of us staying here whilst working in Bath for a week and this was perfect walking distance to the centre of town. The facilities in the house were top notch. Before our arrival we were … More
Reviewed 14 May 2013
This was one of our favorite properties that we have rented. The location was perfect, an easy walk to town, but on a quiet street. The town home was lovely, perfectly clean, very nicely furnished an… More
“Beautiful house with all the mod cons, in a quiet street just minutes walk from the centre of Bath”
Reviewed 9 May 2013
Beautiful house with all the mod cons, in a quiet street just minutes walk from the centre of Bath.
Stayed for two nights in April and the house was fantastic.
Two double bedrooms a large kitch… More
“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
“Best location” Number 1 is the location, central York, so everywhere is walkable. No need to use the car but having the on street parking included was a huge bonus. Parking is a little tight at times so if you're hiring a choice for something not too
My husband and our two teenage children stayed here on a weekend break in February.
The property is in a great location only a few minutes walk from the city centre and yet far enough away not to be … More
“Viceroy Lodge Apartment Surbiton - well worth a return visit!” We have just returned home having stayed in Vicerour Lodge Apartment for three nights, visiting family and celebrating a special birthday.
From first entering the flat we knew that we ha
“Great location - no clothes dryer” The greatest thing about this flat is the location. It can't be beat for the price. Couple of things to be aware of: there is no clothes dryer - there is a rack to dry clothes on, but no clothes drying machine. Th
“great location very clean and suited all our needs”
Reviewed 6 Sep 2012
we stayed at this apartment for our trip to the olympics we had a fabulous time.we were met by the owners daughter she gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around the apartment.It was very clean … More
“Golden Olympic Experience”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2012
The location of this flat was superb! A stone's throw from Covent Garden and theatre land. Very accommodating hosts, met and shown around flat and made themselves available if and when needed. The fla… More
“A Great apartment in a central location”
Reviewed 4 Jul 2012
We have just returned from a great few days in London. This apartment was very well presented. Clean/ comfortable/ with a lovely welcome when we arrived. Its location made visiting the tourist attrac… More
“Perfect location apartment” Great location. Tram to the centre just outside. Easy check in . Supermarket very close. Lots of restaurants in the area.
Clean and functional apartment. Great for a short break,
“Super place to stay” Everything that everyone has written about this place is true. Vilim is there to greet you on arrival at the apartment, fill you in on everything you need or want to know, give you a quick guided tour of the area and, we are sure
We loved meeting Vilim and staying in his family apartment. The location is excellent watching the cruise ships and superyachts come and go and its a very easy walk along the water to a number of bea… More