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Christmas coach holidays 2016

Christmas coach holidays

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Gemma says
If you plan to take any gifts with you make sure they are small or lightweight as you don’t want to be overloaded on the way home.
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Festive breaks by coach and air

For many, Christmas Day conjures up the same old picture every year; weeks of preparation and hours spent over a stove for a day that goes by far too quickly. This year, why not have yourself a 'Merry Little Christmas' and make sure it's one to remember for all the right reasons. If the thought of cooking yet another Christmas dinner makes you tremble or you want to try something different, Christmas coach holidays are an ideal way to shake off the festive routine and let someone else do the hard work for you.

If it's a white Christmas you're dreaming of in snow-capped, cosy, alpine villages, take a look at some of the fairy-tale European destinations on offer like Switzerland, the Austrian Tyrol, enchanting Black Forest, Italian Dolomites, Belgium or even Holland which are the most likely to guarantee a snow-filled Christmas in that order. An array of coach and air holidays will include a multi-course Christmas dinner as well as entertainment on and in the lead up to the day, included excursions, plenty of festive atmosphere and perhaps even a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride. Alternatively, Costa Brava offers a warmer option for those wishing to escape to sunnier climes.

For those wanting to spend Christmas closer to home or are dabbling their toes in the Christmas breaks water, try a shorter break to one of many UK coastal or city destinations, providing dinner, entertainment and all the festive trimmings.

There are plenty of destinations across Europe that are the perfect place to spend Christmas Day if you would rather escape the usual routine. If you want to find out more about the places to visit over the festive period then look no further: 

Austria
Christmas in Austria is like one of those wintery Christmas card scenes, with snow on the rooftops and tree tops. It is the perfect destination to escape to from the stress of Christmas in the UK. With a 3 course Christmas dinner and entertainment, you are bound to have a Christmas you will never forget.

Switzerland
Likely to be covered in snow, Switzerland makes the perfect setting for a winter wonderland style Christmas. Escape Christmas fever and experience how the Swiss celebrate this time of year. Enjoy a Christmas dinner and if it is included in your tour itinerary, a traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride through snow-capped trees.

Germany
If Christmas in Germany lives up to the way they do their Christmas Markets, you are bound to have a magical time whilst you are away. With the possibility of celebrating a white Christmas you will get lost in German Christmas spirit with a 3 course Christmas dinner and plenty of entertainment providing you with the perfect festive break.

Spain
Are you one of those people who would prefer to escape the cold for warmer climes? If that's the case, the Costa Brava should meet all your expectations. The temperatures will be slightly cooler than in the summer months but still a respectable 14°C. Your tour will include days at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of the resort, plenty of good food, festive entertainment and hopefully some sunshine!



Marks & Spencer sells approximately 500 tonnes of sprouts over the Christmas period, which is as heavy as 125 double decker buses.