Great value family Christmas breaks
There’s still time to think about a last minute Christmas break so if you have been putting off buying the turkey and inviting round all those relatives you never talk to for the rest of the year why not take the opportunity to grab a bargain break in Europe while you have the chance?
Many European cities make great destinations for family Christmas breaks. At this time of year most cities are decorated with festive lights and welcome visitors to their Christmas markets. Several cities also have parades or festivals that add an extra dimension to the celebrations.
Here is our selection of the best European cities for family Christmas breaks
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and is known as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. This historic city is a fascinating blend of ancient and modern architectural styles. Visitors will find Bohemian Baroque and Gothic architecture nestling side by side with contemporary architectural wonders.
Prague is great for dining out shopping and family walks along the river. In December the city is home to Prague Christmas market where you can purchase seasonal delicacies mulled wine and Christmas gifts.
Berlin has become a multi-cultural melting pot of a city. Here you will find a vibrant artistic city and international food to delight any palette. During December Berlin is most famous for the Christmas markets of which there are more than sixty throughout the city. For visitors who want something a little extra why not try a temporary ice rink or even a mobile toboggan run?
Amsterdam is the ideal city to enjoy a relaxed family Christmas break. Uncover the history of the city at the Rijksmuseum or enjoy a quiet stroll along one of Amsterdam’s numerous canals. This is the city to visit if you prefer to take life quietly without all the rushing around that often comes with visiting a new city. Sit quietly in a pleasant café and watch the world rush by without you for a while.
No list of great value family Christmas breaks would be complete without including Paris. The cultural heritage of this city is plain everywhere you turn. There is so much to see here that a single short break is nowhere near long enough to fit it all in. Your family will love the fine dining and the chance to get up close to landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower. One thing that Paris is particularly famous for is fashion. Older children will be delighted with the opportunity to visit some of the more exclusive fashion boutiques in Paris. If you are visiting over Christmas then try to extend your trip by a few days as you won’t want to miss the start of the January sales. At this time discounts can reach as much as 70% and this the perfect time for young fashionista’s to grab a fashion bargain.
Whether you choose Berlin or Paris or the more relaxed experience of Amsterdam city-breaks are best for great value family Christmas breaks this year.