These are UK-based tour operators and specialist travel agencies featuring Christmas shopping breaks to overseas (especially European) cities and towns with christmas markets or popular shopping areas and malls.
Auto Plan Holidays 01543 257777 Self-drive breaks in the Christmas Markets of Belgium & Germany.
German Travel Centre 020 8429 2900 One-night short breaks to Christmas Markets throughout Germany
Gold Crest 01943 433457 Specialist in European short breaks by coach with a programme of Christmas Market breaks in eleven cities.
Leger Holidays 0800 018 98 98 Christmas markets & pre-xmas shopping holidays in the UK and by coach to popular markets all over the continent including: Aachen, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Heidelburg in Germany; Bruges in Belgium; Valkenburg in Holland; Lille and Rheims in France; Prague in the Czech Republic; and Salzburg in Austria.
Russell Hafter Holidays 01946 861652 Shopping breaks to Christmas markets all over Germany (there are over 35 towns with xmas markets).
T4 Travel 01223 560513 This group tours specialist has a 3/4-day christmas market tour to Aachen in Germany.
Thomas Cook 0871 895 0055 Pound sign TC has a good selection of breaks to Christmas Markets across Europe.
Travelsphere 0800 567 7372 Pound sign Escorted tours to Christmas markets in Europe.


  • The six historic German cities of the Rhine/Moselle region market themselves as the Romantic Cities Through their website they offer their own short-break accommodation packages (based on Ryanair flights into Frankfurt-Hahn) to their traditional Christmas Markets.
  • is a new (Nov 06) web site that lists Advent and Christmas Markets by destination and tourist attractions offering festive events leading up to Christmas.

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