Guest Blog: My Visit to the German Christmas Markets

Our Guest Blogger Grant has just returned from a trip to explore the traditional German Christmas Markets, we thought we’d find out a little more about the experience. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to a traditional Christmas Market… so why not head to the home of Christmas markets I thought? Germany! I had been to various markets across the continent; Bath, London, Paris, Arras & Prague to name a few but never Germany. Having won a prize of a 2 night stay at the Lindenwirt in Rüdesheim and having heard only good things about the town I decided […]

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Our Magical Day at Lapland

This year I finally bit the bullet and booked a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland! Having wanted to travel there for years whilst my daughter was still young we decided this was the year to go. Here’s a little more information about our amazing day. It was an early start for our trip to Lapland, our flight left London Gatwick at 7.15am and as with any flight you had to be at the airport approximately 2 hours before. The flight lasted for around 2 hours and 45 minutes, during this time we were served breakfast and soft/hot drinks. Unfortunately there was […]

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Things to do on Christmas Day if you’re not going away

It’s all very well if you’ve booked a Christmas break where the food, itinerary and entertainment is all wrapped up, but for many, Christmas is the cause of stress. What to cook, what to buy, what to do to keep the family occupied – these are key questions which make many of us break out into a cold sweat on a yearly basis. Don’t worry though, if you’re not one of the lucky few going away this Christmas, we have some ideas on what to do.   The After Dinner Quiz After dinner quizzes are a great way of filling […]

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Christmas Gifts for Her

It’s scary how quickly Christmas comes around each year and with only 38 days to go until the big day we thought we’d suggest some ideas for what to get the woman in your life. Forget the old clichés of perfume, jewellery and clothes – how about a trip somewhere far more exciting. London International Horse Show The annual London International Horse Show always proves to be a hit each year with a spectacular display of dressage, carriage riding, show jumping and much more. Not only is there lots to watch, there is also a great selection of market stalls […]

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A Snapshot of Christmas Overseas

Ever wondered what Christmas would be like in a different country? Fed up of this cold weather then why not head to a hot country like Australia or for something more exotic head to India for Christmas. Here one of the team from Door2Tour coach breaks tells you about her experiences of Christmas in another country during her travels around the world… Christmas in Australia Australia is a perfect country to spend Christmas, with a culture similar to the UK it is celebrated throughout . At first you may find it a little difficult to believe that it is actually […]

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Christmas traditions around the world

Keeping with our festive theme, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the various traditions undertaken by countries you can visit on coach holidays during Christmas. Everyone knows that in the UK, we put up a decorated tree and hang our stockings up waiting for Mr Santa Claus to fill (if we’ve been good) but what do other people from across the world do for Christmas? Here’s a little whistle-stop tour of some of the festive traditions that take place in a few places around the world… Christmas in Brazil This country has a mix of […]

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Give the gift of coach travel this Christmas

Unless you’ve been in outer space, you’ll realise that we are now only 12 sleeps away from the big day and if like us, you’re struggling to find that perfect gift for someone special, we thought we’d offer a helping hand and cherry pick a few coach holidays that could make perfect Christmas presents this year. So if you’ve never thought of giving the gift of coach travel before, check out the fabulous coach breaks we’ve chosen especially for you below and perhaps put a smile on your loved one’s face this festive time! Gardens & Flower Shows Do you […]

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