Holiday packages for Christmas 2014

It can be nice to leave the stress of the holiday season at home and go on your own holiday during the Christmas season. Rather than worrying about cooking the Christmas dinner, have someone else take care of it all and allow yourself to sit back and enjoy the holiday season. The first step though is to figure out what type of holiday package you are looking for this Christmas.

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The River Cruise Line offers a relaxing trip through Strasbourg stretching over 4 days. With prices starting from £399, you will be taken to visit their beautiful and breathtaking Christmas market. This is the perfect place to try a pastry, purchase a unique gift to take back with you or give to a loved one or simply enjoy the sights and sounds the market has to offer. There are also a number of concerts and exhibitions that are on over the Christmas period as well. The package includes room and board on the cruise, an en-suite cabin and a return coach travel to and from your departure point. For a full itinerary and more details about the packages on offer visit the River Cruise Line website.

If Strasbourg doesn't seem enticing enough how about a cruise down the beautiful Rhine where you will be able to check out the vast Christmas markets on offer. You will also be able to see the festivities in Cologne and visit a traditional Christmas market in Rudesheim Koblenz offers a full board cruise with an on board entertainment programme. For this 7 day package, it comes in at about £499 per person for a minimum party of 2 people.

Cruises are not for everyone though so for those looking for a short escorted tour, Newmarket Holidays offer a charming little festive package holiday for £99 per person that takes you through Lille Christmas market and Bruges Christmas Market. The package includes coach travel, return channel crossing and 1 night bed and breakfast in quality accommodation.

For those looking for a more active getaway, why not head to Austria and enjoy the snow! DirectSki have numerous Christmas package deals with a huge array of ski resorts to choose from. Whether you are on a budget or are looking for luxury they will have something for you. You can also specify what type of slopes you are looking for or if you are interested in taking lessons they are very accommodating. It's the perfect way to get some fresh air and exercise while enjoying the breathtaking sights over the Christmas period.

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