Christmas markets | City breaks in Europe from £253/week

Christmas markets (1845)

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.



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Holiday apartment in York Riverside

York / York Riverside

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 72 km
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £59 / night

£410 - £610 / week

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from £59 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse with shared pool in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

2 6 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £95 / night

£550 - £1000 / week

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from £95 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Surbiton

Kingston upon Thames / Surbiton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £990 / week

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from £99 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing stay! 5* Apartment” Booked Kenilworth apartment for a girls weekend for 6 of us to stay. Apartment was spotless, gorgeous, great value for the price and just perfect for a mix of nights in with a takeaway and a night out on the Toon. Landlords  …see more

from £180 / night

£869 / week

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from £180 / night

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Canton of Graubunden / Vella

6 13 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 13
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £15 / night

£102 / week

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from £15 / night

(10) Excellent 

15

Holiday apartment in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Dubrovnik

1 4 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning

from £60 / night

£348 - £757 / week

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from £60 / night

(30) Very Good 

23

Central York holiday townhouse rental

York / Central York

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“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  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £800 / week

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from £100 / night

(29) Excellent 

25

Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(15) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Lower Mill

Cirencester / Lower Mill

5 11 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 11
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Lovely place and enjoyed the stay” We were 12 of us and had a amazing break for 2 todays.All our friends enjoyed but 2 days was not enough.  …see more

from £220 / night

£1300 - £2199 / week

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from £220 / night

(27) Excellent 

23

Akaslompolo ski log cabin to rent.

Lapland / Akaslompolo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
“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  …see more

from £130 / night

£498 - £1170 / week

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from £130 / night

(8) Excellent 

23

Verbier ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Valais / Verbier

2 4 4 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
“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,  …see more

from £250 / night

£1450 - £1700 / week

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from £250 / night

(25) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Central Bath

Bath / Central Bath

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Ms” Beautiful, clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment, perfectly situated for strolling around the city.  …see more

from £125 / night

£700 - £800 / week

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from £125 / night

23

Holiday home in Central London/Zone 2

Central London/Zone 2 / Maida Vale

3 8 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

from £200 / night

£1250 - £1950 / week

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from £200 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Excellent stay” Lovely clean modern flat. We stayed for three nights. Two separate bedrooms, one double room en suite and one bedroom with twin beds plus separate bathroom with shower. Beds very comfortable and the flat overlooks the River Ouse. Jus  …see more

from £150 / night

£700 - £850 / week

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from £150 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Hampton

Greater London / Hampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

from £145 / night

£1000 - £1340 / week

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from £145 / night

(43) Excellent 

24

Home rental in Bath

Somerset / Bath

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“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  …see more

from £145 / night

£650 - £775 / week

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from £145 / night

5

Zurich Old Town holiday apartment rental

Zurich / Zurich Old Town

1 2 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation

from £130 / night

£869 - £954 / week

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from £130 / night

(3) Excellent 

22

Ski apartment to rent in Davos Klosters

Klosters / Davos Klosters

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £125 / night

£870 - £3044 / week

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from £125 / night

(7) Excellent 

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St. Clement holiday farmhouse rental

Jersey / St Clement

5 10 7 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £258 / night

£1800 - £2200 / week

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from £258 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Central York

York / Central York

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Mrs” Fabulous apartment in a fabulous location!! Very clean, everything you need. We stayed 4 nights with our 2 girls aged 3 and 6 and it was perfect!  …see more

from £95 / night

£500 - £700 / week

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from £95 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Lapad

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£487 - £822 / week

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from £70 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Apartment letting in Isleworth with golf nearby

Greater London / Isleworth

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“It made Christmas 2012 possible for us.” Strawberry Cottage isa very well furnished and equipped property. It had everything we needed for a one week stay over Christmas. It even came with Christmas decorations. It was very comfortable. Our family  …see more

from £75 / night

£450 - £700 / week

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from £75 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Lower Mill holiday home rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Superbly relaxing” We stayed in Cuckoo's Nest in Mid November. The cottage is a really lovely estate with a spa and tennis courts on site. The house is beautifully located on the lake with a stunning view. Our party included 6 adults and one small  …see more

from £125 / night

£995 - £1795 / week

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from £125 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Oxford

Oxfordshire / Oxford

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Car not necessary
“Brilliant!” This is our second visit to this apartment, the owner Amanda is always so welcoming and always makes time to pop by and say hello to her guests. The apartment is fully equipped, kettle, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, cooke  …see more

from £95 / night

£630 / week

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from £95 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Hampton holiday cottage rental

Greater London / Hampton

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
“Oh my gosh! So sad to leave...!” Lovely, reliable, kind, helpful owners. Lovely home - beautifully appointed. Worried about recommending this place because it will become too popular!! David and Leah.  …see more

from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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from £200 / night

(25) Excellent 

49

Dubrovnik holiday apartment rental

Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik Old Town

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect stay” Lovely people running the accommodation, beautiful well-appointed flat with the most stunning view imaginable. Would return there without hesitation. Not for people who don't like walking or are unfit, because of the height. Still, it w  …see more

from £70 / night

£487 - £1218 / week

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from £70 / night

(3) Excellent 

62

Holiday apartment in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Lapad

3 4 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly

from £70 / night

£487 - £914 / week

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from £70 / night

(43) Very Good 

94

Holiday cottage in Dublin

Dublin / Dublin 4

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Car not necessary
“Warm, inviting, quaint, charming, should I say more?” We had the most remarkable time in Dublin and after a long day of exploring it was nice to come home to the cottage. This is how we felt staying at the cottage, coming home! The atmosphere was wa  …see more

from £131 / night

£566 - £609 / week

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from £131 / night

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Holiday cottage in St. Martin

Jersey / St Martin

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £108 / night

£750 - £1125 / week

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from £108 / night

25

Holiday home in Prague

Bohemia / Prague

5 10 3 nights min

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £92 / night

£640 / week

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from £92 / night

(35) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment with golf nearby in Central Oxford

Oxford / Central Oxford

2 4 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“HOME AWAY FROM HOME” We were pleasantly surprised by this modern and spacious OXFORD APARTMENT TWO. Well appointed, very neat, so comfortable and located in a quiet garden setting. Highly recommended for a pleasant, relaxing stay in Oxford.  …see more

from £125 / night

£840 / week

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from £125 / night

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Laax ski apartment to rent.

Canton of Graubunden / Laax

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £112 / night

£783 - £1218 / week

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from £112 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Davos / Davos Platz

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Ski
  • Child friendly

from £66 / night

£457 - £1979 / week

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from £66 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Dubrovnik holiday apartment rental

Dubrovnik / Pile

1 3 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“PERFECT!!” Beautiful apartment in the perfect location with excellent hosts! Excellent value for money and the location means that you are close enough to the old town but far enough to enjoy peace and quiet. The apartment itself had everything you ne  …see more

from £53 / night

£366 - £731 / week

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from £53 / night

(51) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Batheaston

Bath / Batheaston

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 56 km
“Perfect Honeymoon Location” My husband and I arrived Sunday 3rd April, to find The Saltings was everything that we had hoped it would be and more. It is an immaculate cosy cottage, which was an absolute pleasure to return to, after spending our days e  …see more

from £97 / night

£458 - £500 / week

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from £97 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Apartment rental in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Lapad

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
“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  …see more

from £64 / night

£381 - £1461 / week

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from £64 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Canton of Valais / Susten

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

 …see more

from £77 / night

£484 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Dubrovnik holiday apartment rental

Dubrovnik / Dubrovnik Old Town

1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly

from £75 / night

£490 / week

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from £75 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday studio in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik / Gruz

Studio 3 3 nights min

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Great value and fantastic view” We had a really good week in Dubrovnik and this apartment was an ideal base - easy to travel to the old city and conveniently positioned for the ferries. The apartment is spacious and well equipped and the beds are are  …see more

from £61 / night

£366 / week

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from £61 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Chalet rental in Trinity

Trinity / South of Trinity Parish Church

2 6 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £97 / night

£675 - £2655 / week

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from £97 / night