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01st November 2010

Christmas Shopping

Jet2.com flights to Christmas shopping hot spots from just £9.99 one way including taxes

It’s that time of year again, time to start thinking about what to buy for your loved ones for Christmas. If you are stuck for inspiration and feel ill at the thought of fighting your way through the Christmas crowds dodging puddles for overpriced gifts then let Jet2.com take the strain by transporting you to Europe’s best shopping hot spots.

Christmas markets, unusual shops, unique local traditions in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities will restore your festive mojo helping you to find original gifts often at great prices whilst enjoying a different culture. Shopping overseas for your Christmas party outfit will also make sure that no one is wearing the same as you this year!

Not only does Jet2.com offer flights to some fantastic destinations, but with a generous 22kg baggage allowance, you definitely won’t struggle to get all your pressies home!

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays top tips for European Christmas shopping destinations are:

Rome. The Piazza Navona Christmas Market runs from 26th Nov – 6th January, complete with Santa Claus, nativity scenes and stalls selling festive treats including traditional Italian biscotti, toronne and panettone. Enjoy the culinary delicacies and stylish clothes shopping. Rome flights start from £19.99 one way including taxes from Manchester and Leeds Bradford. Jet2holiday packages start from £278 for three nights in the 3 star Republicca Hotel, bed and breakfast, based on four sharing leaving Leeds Bradford on 18th November.

Prague. The Old Town Square Christmas Market has a gigantic Christmas tree from the Sumava Mountains, decorated with dazzling lights and ornaments. Cute wooden stands sell Czech specialties and traditional souvenirs which you can browse whilst enjoying a mulled wine. Prague is a break for your purse as shopping, eating and drinking is great value. Prague flights start from £19.99 one way including taxes flying from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Jet2holiday packages start from £194 for a three night stay in the three star Prague Centre Superior Hotel, bed and breakfast based on two adults sharing from Leeds Bradford Airport on 21st November.

Amsterdam. The Museum Quarter becomes a Christmas hub every year, with a market, Christmas lights, craft-making and an ice rink to get you in the festive spirit. Amsterdam is a great place for shopping, full of unique independent stores and all your favourite chains. So whether you’re looking for shoes, clothing, bags, antiques, beauty products or even something sparkly for a more special present, you’re bound to find it here. Amsterdam flights start from £9.99 one way including taxes from Leeds Bradford. Jet2holiday packages start from £248 for three nights at the three star Blue Western Blue Tower hotel, bed and breakfast based on 2 adults sharing from Leeds Bradford on 8th November.

Barcelona. The Fira de Santa Llucia, Barcelona’s Christmas fair and Barcelona’s 35,000 shops mean that this is a shopping mecca. Just be careful to remember to buy for everyone else! After enjoying the shops you can take in some sea air down at the beach or eat at one of the port side restaurants. Barcelona flights start from £14.99 one way including taxes from Manchester and Leeds Bradford. Jet2holidays start from £259 for three nights in the four star HCC Regente Hotel, bed and breakfast basis, based on two sharing from Leeds Bradford on 11th November.

Budapest. The Budapest Christmas Fair in the central Vörösmarty Square is perfect if you want a really unique and individual gift. That’s if the smell of mulled wine, cinnamon and the traditional Budapest pastries haven’t stopped you in your tracks! Budapest flights start from £29.99 one way including taxes from Manchester and Edinburgh. Jet2holidays start from £241 for three nights stay in the 3 star Hotel Hid bed and breakfast, based on two adults sharing on 16th November from Manchester.

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November 01, 2010 at 14:02

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