Edinburgh's Christmas Markets
2 days - by Coach
Price from £99.95 per person
Departs 29th Nov 2014
Festive fun for all the family in Scotland’s sparkling capital, and shopping in Glasgow too…
The streets and gardens of Edinburgh blaze with festive cheer at Christmas as the city plays host to ever-expanding Christmas Markets as well as an ice rink and fairground rides in Princes Street Gardens, and of course the big-name shops and department stores on Princes Street itself have enduring appeal.
The European Christmas Market is one of the centerpieces of the Edinburgh festive season. Situated on the Mound Precinct and the surrounding area, and close to the National Gallery of Scotland, it is a continental feast for the eyes with illuminated wooden cabins laden with hand blown baubles, toys, crafts, glassware and candles. The German vendors also sell a tempting selection of sausages, dumplings, liver pate, puddings and breads, as well as the inevitable gluhwein, so make sure you have a little spare room around your waistband before you go! If your tastes are more traditional, visit the Scottish Market in St Andrew’s Square (on the far side of Princes Street) where you will find a winter showcase of the very finest artisan Scottish food and drink. For those with families, there is a defined Children’s Market with child-friendly activities and stallholders selling products designed to appeal to younger visitors. To round off your visit, enjoy a well-deserved early evening dinner in one of Edinburgh’s many eating places before the coach arrives to take you to your hotel for your overnight stay, ready for your shopping visit to Glasgow the next day.
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Short Breaks Ltd ABTA Y5914 . Single supplements may apply.
- Return coach travel from your chosen local departure point
- Overnight stay at a 3 or 4 star Glasgow area hotel with full Scottish breakfast
- A visit to Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets
- A shopping visit to Glasgow
- Services of an Omega coach driver / tour representative
- VAT at the government's prevailing rate at the date of travel
Saturday: After a morning departure from your local area, we will travel direct to Edinburgh where you will have several hours to soak up the festive sights and sounds and enjoy a meal before the coach arrives in the mid evening to take you to your hotel.
Sunday: You will need to be well fortified by your full Scottish breakfast today as the coach will take you for some further Christmas shopping in Glasgow city centre, considered to have the best selection of shops in Scotland. You will no doubt be glad of a sit down when the coach arrives in the mid afternoon to commence the journey home!
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
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