An incredible city to visit at any time, Prague is particularly special around Christmas time when the markets are in full swing. The Travel Department have a 3 night break staying at the 4* Hotel Clarion Congress departing Dublin on December 1st from €359 per person now.
Berlin is a festive blaze of lights in the run up to Christmas every year and with over 60 Christmas markets to wander around you will be spoilt for choice here. Clickandgo.com have 2 night stays starting from €199 per person including flights and hotel.
If you want to keep most of your budget for buying presents then Budapaest is for you. Just named Europe’s cheapest Christmas market city to visit there is plenty of festive cheer to be found here. Abbey Travel are offering a 3 night break at a 4* hotel on a B&B basis from €213 per person sharing.
If you’re looking for a more structured experience Keith Prowse Travel are running a tour to Vienna departing Dublin on November 29th. This a 3 night trip staying at the 4* Superior Austria Park Royal Hotel with return flights on Aer Lingus. Prices start from €465 per person sharing and includes a full city tour.
With its medieval buildings, cobbled streets and squares, and picturesque canals, Bruges is possibly the most fairy-tale-perfect city for a Christmas market. Citiescapes have a range of deals on offer at the moment.