For groups who prefer to stay in the UK, travelling by coach to a Christmas market is a fabulous way to get into the festive spirit. Be with friends, visit news places, buy many of your gifts in one go and share happy memories for years to come.
With near door-to-door transport, you won't have to worry about parking either. Also coaches have huge holds, so there is no need to limit what you buy. Coaches also offer one of the most environmentally efficient forms of transport - so you can feel greener at Christmas.
For the best UK mini break over the festive period, we love most of all the Bath Christmas market.
Bath Christmas Market Guide
With Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and the impressive Christmas lights providing a spectacular backdrop, this compact Christmas market is a wonderful way to get into the festive spirit. Bath is also a renowned shopping and culinary destination. For a special treat, visit the Thermae Bath Spa. We recommend combining your visit to Bath with a trip to nearby Bristol for a vibrant, cultural and historic day out. Read more ...
York Christmas Market Guide
York is one of those cities steeped in history and every other building you pass by has a story behind it. From Roman times to present day there are layers of historic architecture represented in every street. It makes the perfect setting for Christmas markets and the stall keepers always dress up for the occasion in Edwardian and Victorian attire. The goods on offer will really light up your face too! Read more ...