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Christmas shopping is all wrapped up

1st July 2013

Grand UK Holidays has added five new Christmas market tours to its range of festive holidays.

Unveiled in the operator’s new 2013-214 brochure, the escorted coach tours offer Yuletide retail therapy options in markets across the UK and Europe.


‘Dunster By Candlelight and Bath Christmas Market’ (four days, £189pp, pictured) and ‘Christmas Markets of the Pennines’ (four days, £199) – which visits markets in Leeds and Manchester – have been added to the range in the UK. 

The range of domestic markets also includes favourites such as Birmingham’s Frankfurt Market, Lincoln, Grassington and Chester.


Over the Channel, the range of Continental itineraries has seen the addition of three new tours for this forthcoming season: ‘Christmas Markets of Belgium’ (four & five days from £219pp), ‘Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets’ (four & five days from £259pp), and ‘Cologne & Dusseldorf Christmas Markets’ (four & five days from £219pp).

The ‘Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets’ holiday also has a ‘Grand UK Gold’ option so customers can upgrade to a luxury coach (£369pp for five days).


Harold Burke, sales director, said: “Continental Christmas markets have long been favourites for Grand UK customers and indeed seem to be even more popular as the over-55s age group seems undeterred from travelling.


“We have also been delighted with the response to our UK Christmas market tours when they were introduced for the 2009-2010 season and they are a firm fixture in our brochures now.

“Successful holidays foster customer loyalty and it’s one reason why our customers are keen to travel with Grand UK regularly, often booking their festive break as soon as our brochure comes out in June.”


He added: “Taking a trip to a Christmas market is the most enjoyable way to do your Christmas shopping and get into the festive spirit. 

“The range of market stalls means customers are bound to find unusual and interesting gifts, decorations and local delicacies.

“And, as someone else is driving, you can enjoy a tipple of mulled wine after all that retail therapy!” 


Grand UK Holidays offers one of the widest selections of Christmas and New Year holidays in the UK and more than 4,000 customers join us for the traditional festive season each year.


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