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.
“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
“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
Lovely apartment perfectly located for shopping, eating and sight seeing. Stayed here for three nights with two teenagers and we had plenty of space. The owner was in contact during our visit to ensur… More
Thank you so much for an amazing review!!! Oh please come back soon. You were amazing guests. Merry Christmas to you and your family and I very much look forward to hearing from you again soon. My best wishes Louise xxx
“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
“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
“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
Superbe 4-room apartment (3 bedrooms), 4* in a small residence recently built at about 400 meters from the skilift. Spacious and bright living room / dining area with a fireplace, cabled television and free WiFi.Open modern kitchen fully equipped with an oven, microwave …see more
2*, 4-bedroom-apartment for 8-10 people located in the gondola from Veysonnaz. Bright living room with fireplace, cable TV and radio/cd-player. Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. Fully equipped open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, coffee machine, kettle, dishwas …see more
“BEST GET AWAY” From the moment I went to the website and viewed the accommodations, I was looking for to having a relaxing experience.When we had arrived, it simply was fabulous!
I would rate a "10" and would be a repeated customer
Lovely location in Hampton. Allison met us upon arrival and showed us around. The Old Coach House is lovely and has been beautifully updated and decorated. It is comfortable, has amenities for youn… More
Thank you for your lovely review and we are very happy that you enjoyed the cottage, please do come and see us again soon. Alison and Tim.
“Oh my gosh! So sad to leave...!”
Reviewed 19 Aug 2016
Lovely, reliable, kind, helpful owners.
Lovely home - beautifully appointed.
Worried about recommending this place because it will become too popular!!
David and Leah. … More
Ha ha so kind, would be lovely to see you all again!
“An excellent venue for a group of 6. So, clean! The Old Coach House I an excellent place to stay, amenities all great!”
Reviewed 11 Jul 2016
Tremendous stay at The Old Coach House! The house is really clean with lots of amenities.
The garden is beautiful.
The bedrooms are 2 Double and 1 twin.
The kitchen is well stocked, with all the … More
Thanks for the great review, it was a real pleasure to meet you all, Alison.
“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
“\\superb modern designer apartment” The apartment has the 'wow' factor. Situated in a new development alongside the Thames it is spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. All amenities are provided including secure underground parking and
“a fantastic find in a fantastic location..better than a hotel”
Reviewed 14 Oct 2011
This is now my 2nd stay i this apartment and again it has been fantastic. The apartment is spacious with both bedrooms being of a great size. The Area is zone 2 but outside the congestion charge zone … More
“Great flat, fab location”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2016
Flat is modern, clean, tidy, and has everything you need. The location is not only very convenient for Tesco express and Imperial Wharf bus & overground links, but also quiet and only a very short wal… More
“What a great time!”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2016
The owner was fantastic, the location and apartment was superb. Close to all transportation, and pubs. What more could you ask for?… More
“Absolutely brilliant” We stayed in the apartment over Christmas and it was just wonderful. Maggie met us on arrival and showed us everything in the apartment. The apartment was centrally located - a 5 minute walk to the centre of York and it was abs
2*, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-8 people located next to the cable car. Bright living room with sofa bed, fireplace, Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and fondue set. Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. One bedroom with two …see more
2* studio for 4 people next to the ski lift.Living room with sofa bed and cable TV.Entrance hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds.Open-plan kitchen.Bathroom with shower and toilet.Balcony with view over the Rhône valley. ------------------------------------------- …see more
**On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights**
This simply striking top-floor two-bed apartment, with two bathrooms and a sofa bed in the lounge, sleeps up to 4 comfortably – with a balcony and views of the very cool Northern Quarter.
In terms of the …see more
3*, 3-bedroom-apartment for 6 people in the center below the pool, 600m from the (ski)lift. Bright living room with cable TV. Open-plan kitchen with oven, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher. Two bedrooms with two single beds side by side. One bedroom with 1x2 folding out …see more
2* - 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people located next to the departure of the lift of L’Ours.Bright living room with a sofa and a fireplace.Open kitchen equipped with refrigerator and freezer compartment, oven, filter coffee machine, dishwasher.Hall with 1x2 foldi …see 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.
***On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.***
Part of a block of 14, with a mix of 2 bedroom apartmetns & studios. We love having a whole building to ourselves, as we can accommodate *LARGER GROUPS* occupying a whole floor, or keep an area of the bui …see more
Apartment 2 rooms, 4* for 4 persons. Superior class apartment located near the ski slopes.Modern living room with chimney, sofa bed, sofa, flat screen cable TV, DVD and free WiFi.Open kitchen with refrigerator/freezer compartment, oven, 4 plate ceramic stove, microwave, …see more
3*+, 2-bedroom-apartment, for 4-8 people located in the center of the resort at 250m from the skilift.Bright living room with fireplace, sofa(bed), cable TV, DVD-player. Fully equipped open-plan kitchen with oven, ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, fondue pan, filter coff …see more
Set within York's city walls, the Townhouse is a stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday home set over 4 floors, footsteps from the historic Treasurer's House and York Minster. The white arrow in the photo shows its peaceful yet central location. For guests wit …see more
“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
2* Studio for 2-4 people in the center of the resort at 450m from the (ski) lift and just below the swimming pool. Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. Open-plan kitchen with coffee maker, oven, refrigerator and fondue set. Living room with 2 sofa beds for 1 person each …see more
“amiability” The apartment is perfect. Great location. It's as seen in the photos. Very well equipped.
What most stands out is the great occupation of Dvid ambilidad and so everything is fine. He and his family are great hosts. We would like to return
Great flat and great location! It was really a lovely place, clean, cosy and well equipped. 5m from London bridge station and juste next to Borough market. David was really welcoming and helpful. My f… More
“Location Location Location!”
Reviewed 17 May 2013
What a great find this was - a nice, clean and modern apartment and perfect for a couple.
The position is just perfect to get to all of the places you want to get to when in London!
A vibrant area w… More
Thank you for this positive review. We look forward to having you back!
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
First visit to London and it won't be our last! Bankside Apartment is the perfect location for a stay in London. So conveniently located within minutes walk of everything that you could possibly need … More
Thank you for this lovely review.
We are so pleased you enjoyed staying with us for your first trip to London and would love to welcome you back.
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com
“Very comfortable and homely house in an attractive and peaceful location”
Reviewed 18 Apr 2013
We enjoyed a very restful and relaxing week in this lovely home-from-home. The house is very warm and comfortable and the facilities on the Estate ensured that there was something for everybody to do … More
Reviewed 30 Mar 2013
Great house. Very cold outside for our weekend away but lovely to have the wood burner for a cosy atmosphere inside. Lots of little extras that the owners provided to make it feel like a real home fro… More
“Fantastic house in a beautiful setting - would definiately stay again!”
Reviewed 16 Jan 2013
We had a wonderful time at the Cornerstone property near Cirencester. We stayed for 2 nights over NYE and had such a lovely welcome (champagne, chocolates, wood for the fire!). The owners were a pleas… More
“Great place ideal for people who want to cook for themselves” Really neat and tidy place, well maintained. Especially the kitchen was well laid out and well-equipped. It was a bit cold (winter!) until we figured out to turn the furnace into continuous
A delightful homely cottage in a quiet street but just a very ahort walk to a huge array of restaurants, all the Oxford sights and the rural banks of the Thames. Owner Liz is very flexible. A great fi… 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
5* luxury 2-bedroom-apartment for 4 people located next to the (ski)lift.Modern and spacious living room with fireplace, sofa, flat screen cable TV, DVD and WIFI.Open-plan kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, fondue pan, filter coffee machine, kettle.One b …see more
2* Studio for 2-4 people at the bottom of the ski slopes.Open-plan kitchen with oven, electric kettle, microwave and coffee machine.Living room with a sofa bed and calbed television.Large renovated bathroom with shower and toilet.A small separate room with 1x2 bunk beds …see more
2*, 1-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people in the center of the resort, at 300m from the skilift. Bright living room with a sofa bed and a fireplace. Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator/freezer compartment, oven, coffee maker and dishwasher. Entrance hall with 1x2 folding o …see more
3*+, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-6 people located 250m from the cable car in the center of the resort.Bright living room with fireplace, comfortable sofa, television, DVD-player.Corridor with 1x2 bunk beds.Open-plan kitchen equipped with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, toas …see more
1* apartment under the roof with 1 bedroom, for 2-4 people.Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. Open-plan kitchen with oven, dishwasher, kettle and a fondue set.Living room with fireplace and dining table.One bedroom with two single bed side by side. Bathroom with showe …see more
Apartment 2 rooms, 3 * 4-6 people located in the resort center, 300m from the skilift. Bright living room with sofa bed, fireplace and cable TV. Fitted kitchen with oven, fridge, filter coffee machine and dishwasher. Hall with 1x2 folding out bunk beds. A room with two …see more
2 * studio for 4 people.Hall with folding bunk beds,Fitted open-plan kitchen with oven, fridge and coffee machine. Living room with a sofa bed for 2 people, cable television and free WiFi.Bathroom with bath and toilet. Quiet garden ------------------------------------ …see more
Apartment 2 rooms, 2* for 3-5 people, situated in the resort center, 300m from the gondola. Bright living room with sofa bed, fireplace and TV. Kitchen with fridge, oven, fondue pan and coffee machine. Bedroom with a single bed and 1x2 bunk beds. Bat …see more
This tiny shelter is an amazingly located accommodation positioned in the very centre of Dublin. Free WiFi!! It is in front of Dublin Castle and Temple Bar, Trinity College, no struggle to find the house or to reach places. You are already in town!!
This vintage shelte …see more
“Modern side of Limehouse” very convenience location, right next to limehouse DLR and bus stop toward the city. Quiet residence neighborhood. Very new and tidy place. Great for a solo traveler or with partner.
Excellent location in Docklands area - easy access by DLR/Tube or Bus to central London, Canary Wharf, London City Airport. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and safe and the owner, Stepheni… More
“Holiday accomedation homelike”
Reviewed 30 Mar 2015
perfect stay at an optimal place. Only 10min from Tower, with DLR or bus. We love this flat and will come back.… More
“Well appointed and great location” We chose this house due to its location close to Whiteladies Road and it proved to be a great find. Joanna was very efficient and helpful handling the booking, some nice welcome touches - and the house was very nicel
“Beautiful apartment short walk into city centre” Really enjoyed our two night stay in Maurice's court apartments. Not far from all the sights of york. Would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for that little bit extra in luxury and comfort. Co
The apartment was absolutely fantastic accommodation and perfectly located for all amenities.
Will return here every time I come to visit York and will also recommend it to friends and family when… More
Reviewed 20 Feb 2013
We stayed 3 nights at Sarah's lovely apartment which is furnished to the highest standard and was beautifully clean. I'm really fussy about the bed and bedding and this was absolutely immaculate. Desp… More
“A modern, perfect apartment within a few minutes of Yorks best”
Reviewed 24 Jan 2013
Excellent all round apartment and service.
we booked the apartment on its location to start with, as it was bang in the centre, which is what we were looking for. The photos on the site looked r… More
“Comfortable accommodation, very convenient location” My wife and I stayed over a long weekend for our first visit to York and were extremely pleased with the apartment. It was clean, comfortable and warm - important given the weather at the time! Kitt
Emperors Wharf was a really lovely apartment and furnished to a very high standard. We especially appreciated the warm personal welcome and all the thoughtful extras provided.… More
Thanks so much for the lovely review. Really appreciate you enjoyed all the things that we think are important too! Great to hear from you...and thank you
Reviewed 13 Feb 2013
We had such a wonderful stay in York. The accommodation and welcome were amazing. Sheena the owner was so helpful and friendly. The apartment had everything you could possibly need and more. There wer… More
Thanks so much for the wonderful review. Makes my day to read you want to come back. I especially enjoyed your description of 'playing house' and will look forward to seeing you again! I enjoyed meeting you both too...
“A must stay, stay!”
Reviewed 24 Sep 2012
The flat was absolutely lovely. Exceptionally clean with a stocked pantry and perfectly located. It was a few minutes walk into the hib of the town with a friendly local across the road. It had all… More
It was great to meet you and I really enjoyed hosting your birthday stay! Thanks very much for your review and I also appreciated your personal thanks at the time. Look forward to seeing you anytime you can get back here again...
3*+, 2-bedroom-apartment for 4-8 people located near the ski slopes.Bright living room with sofa bed, fireplace, cable TV, DVD player and free WiFi.Hall with 1x2 bunk beds.Open-plan kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishwasher an …see more