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Festive Holidays
From romantic getaways that remove you from the usual festive routine to enchanting family trips to European Christmas markets, a break of this kind is an ideal way to end the year or start a new one.

Christmas is a magical time full of excitement and wonder, no matter what age you are. One thing that can make it even more special and memorable is a holiday to somewhere you've always wanted to visit or a specific place you love to return to at this time of year. From romantic getaways that remove you from the usual festive routine to enchanting family trips to European Christmas markets, a break of this kind is an ideal way to end the year or start a new one.

One of the most popular things to do around Christmas is visit some of the dazzling Christmas markets that pop up in cities around Europe. Surrounded by twinkling lights, traditional stalls and jovial locals, you can't fail to feel the Yuletide spirit wash over you. Every town has its own authentic wares to tempt you with and there are plenty of opportunities to see the unique ways Christmas is celebrated there.

There's also the option to see in the New Year in a new and exciting location. Perhaps the previous year has been an important one or maybe the coming months bring with them a special occasion. Either way, we have some fantastic ways for you to ring out the old and ring in the new in style. Many of these come in the form of a cruise, on board which you can join New Year's Eve parties with hundreds of others and watch the sun rise on a brand new year. There may even be the opportunity to countdown to midnight twice in one night, as you sail across the international date line and back into the past.

If you would rather have a relaxing festive period, perhaps some winter sun can tempt you to the beautiful Canary Islands. The Hotel Jardín Tecina is a picturesque resort on the island of La Gomera, where you can unwind in the midst of nature and enjoy a few cocktails by the pool on Christmas Day.

European City Breaks

Find your perfect city break from the countries below. Don't forget we can tailor-make your perfect break for you including multi-centre breaks, rail travel and car-hire for self-drive options.

Austria has a natural beauty from crystal clear lakes to ice capped, rugged peaks to picturesque mountain villages, dense woods and lush pasture land.
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Belgium is often overlooked but it is a mistake to miss out this tiny but culturally significant territory in the North of the continent.
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Croatia is a land of jaw-dropping landscapes. Plitvice Lakes National Parks holds lush, dense, forests, while Dubrovnik is surrounded by golden beaches.
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Czech Republic
Situated between Germany and Poland, the landlocked nation of the Czech Republic offers visitors stunning cities and cultural delights.
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Comprising of the Jutland peninsula, north of Germany, and over 400 islands of various sizes, Denmark is Scandinavia's smallest country.
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Estonia's capital, Tallinn, dates back to the Middle Ages and is still in pristine condition.
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Finland is a land of islands and has more than any other country in the world. Nearly 70% of its area is populated by forests and roughly 10% is water.
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It may come as a surprise to some people, but France receives more tourists each year than any other country.
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From the vibrant cities of Cologne and Munich to the medieval villages and majestic mountains of the country, Germany always proves a hit with tourists.
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Located at the southernmost tip of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece offers visitors an extensive history, fascinating mythology and beautiful golden beaches.
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Situated in the heart of Europe, Hungary is a nation of just over 10 million people. The country has an extraordinary wealth of thermal spas.
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Iceland is a destination that has been on the rise for several years now, as more and more people become aware of its natural beauty and untamed wild landscapes.
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Italy’s fantastic food, glorious weather and fascinating history make it tremendously popular for tourists from all over the world.
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The Netherlands is known for its lively tradition, windmills and tulips, and fast-paced modern European life.
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Norway is one of the world's richest countries. It has a rugged but captivating landscape and a coastline that runs for more the twelve thousand miles.
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In recent years, Poland has become an increasingly popular tourist destination with tourists discovering the gems that once were hidden behind the iron curtain.
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Not only can you visit the Pena National Palace just outside of the country’s capital, you can also taste an authentic Piri-Piri meal, a speciality in Faro.
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Romania is located in the centre of Europe. Famously known for Count Dracula, the country is extremely diverse and has plenty to offer. Book now.
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At roughly 6,592,800 square miles in size, Russia is the largest land mass on the planet.
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Spain has always been a beloved holiday destination for us Brits, even as the trend slowly moves away from relaxing beach resorts & towards shorter city breaks.
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Sweden is situated in Northern Europe. It has a wild landscape, made up of large streams and rivers and nearly 10% of its landmass is covered by glacial lakes.
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As the home of fantastic natural scenery, Switzerland is becoming more and more popular every year.
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As the UK’s northernmost cruise terminal, Aberdeen provides a wealth of holiday opportunities for northern Scotland.
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Located two miles from the city centre, cruises from Belfast depart from a port located on the River Lagan - the largest in Northern Ireland.
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Bristol Avonmouth
Bristol Cruise Terminal offers an ideal link to the Atlantic Ocean via the mouth of the River Severn.
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Cruises depart from Queen Alexandria Dock and getting to Cardiff is very easy by car.
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Dover Cruise Terminals proximity to France makes it a great option for itineraries to Belgium, the Netherlands, the Norwegian fjords, and the Baltic nations.
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The Irish capital of Dublin, situated on the east coast, is a bustling hub of culture and history.
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Dundee is home to one of the UK’s northernmost cruise terminals, providing cruising opportunities for the Highlands and Northeast Scotland.
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Greenock is easily accessible from Glasgow and serves as the primary cruise terminal for the city.
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It is an ideal embarkation port for East Anglia, with easy access via a good network of roads from Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk.
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Hull will receive a new cruise terminal and riverside berth which will boost Hull’s status as a cruise port providing itineraries out of Hull into Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, and Norway.
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Ships berth directly in Liverpool City Centre, making it one of the most easily accessible cruise ports in the UK.
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London Greenwich
A stop in London Greenwich gives fabulous links straight into the heart of London whether you are looking for shopping, sightseeing or shows in the glittering West End.
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London Tower Bridge
What better way is there to arrive into or depart from London in style than by sailing under the gates of Tower Bridge? As the iconic landmark opens up in front of you, it welcomes you to England's capital in one of the most exceptional ways.
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, the Port of Tyne is located just ten miles outside of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne city centre.
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Situated on the Dorset coastline, the charming town of Poole is situated just two and half hours away from London and offers a gateway to some of the finest destinations in Europe.
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Portsmouth’s award-winning passenger terminal building opened in 2011 and is the perfect place from which to embark on a cruise.
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Cruises from Rosyth take passengers into Northern Europe, the Norwegian fjords, and the Arctic Circle.
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With a total of four passenger cruise terminals, Southampton is widely regarded as the UK’s number one cruise port.
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Situated just 25 miles outside of London, Tilbury’s deepwater cruise port provides the opportunity for larger vessels to dock in the area.
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