Cheap Christmas Holidays
Christmas is the most expensive time of the year for most of us; we’ve got a whole range of family and friends to buy gifts for, a fridge and cupboards to fill and a huge amount of chaos as we try to remember Christmas cards, work parties and all the other celebrations that happen at this time of year.
Budget Christmas TravelGoing away over the Christmas season is incredibly expensive but you can still find some cheaper destinations if you want to get away from it all and have a magical Christmas holiday without breaking the bank. With that in mind we look at some great budget getaways for Christmas.
Cheap christmas holidays in the UK
If you want to save money on flights and accommodation then the UK remains one of the best Christmas destinations. You can drive to your holiday cottage, take all your food and presents with you and avoid the higher prices for flying and holiday accommodation around the world. Holidays in the UK around Christmas time also mean relatives and friends can visit you and you can enjoy beautiful destinations. There are hundreds of great places to go in the UK around Christmas. Some of our favourites would be the area around Bath for its incredible Christmas markets, Edinburgh for its Christmas and New Year parties and atmosphere or the rugged and beautifully bleak countryside; from the Lake District to Dartmoor or Exmoor.
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Cheap christmas holidays in Bulgaria
Skiing is a very fast growing industry in Bulgaria and the country has quickly become the budget destination of choice for winter sports enthusiasts throughout Europe. You can save hundreds and hundreds of pounds by heading to Bulgaria instead of our usual Alpine destinations and you’ll still get an incredible winter experience. The Bulgarian mountains are stunningly beautiful, the pistes are well tended with thousands of acres of off-piste opportunities to enjoy and the atmosphere is warm, welcoming and lively. Of all the resorts on offer Bansko has the best snowfall and the best runs with a lively atmosphere. But there are a plethora of great destinations with other good options including; Borovets, Chepelare, Vitosha and Pamprovo. A pint of beer will cost you under £1 and a meal is little more expensive making this a great budget option!
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Cheap Christmas Holidays in Egypt
With average temperatures of 20°c and 9 hours of sunshine a day December is a fantastic month to spend on the Red Sea enjoying the warm blue waters and beautiful sands of Sharm el Sheik and the Red Sea coast. Christmas in Egypt gives you a great opportunity to enjoy some much needed winter sun and, because it isn’t the high season, you can still pick up some great deals. The atmosphere of the Red Sea coast is warm and welcoming, the food is fantastic and the beach activities on offer are amongst the best in the world; with the scuba diving being particularly incredible. If you fancy a day trip to the Pyramids and the Sphinx Cairo is only a few hours away and it’s a great break from the beach if you need one around Christmas!
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Cheap Christmas Holidays in the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are technically in their cold season come December which means that prices are a far cry from their summer peak. However, temperatures are still averaging 18°c and there’s 6 hours of sunshine a day. The islands offer incredible natural beauty and amazing beaches with Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote being the most popular. December is off peak season meaning prices are relatively low and you can have a great chance to enjoy a cheap Christmas holiday. In terms of attractions the islands boast beautiful scenery, incredible beaches, fantastic beach activities and beautiful towns and villages.
Cheap christmas holidays in Cyprus
Like the rest of the Mediterranean regions December is a winter month but it’s still warmer than January and February with average temperatures of 17°c and 8 hours of sunshine a day. Prices are very reasonable at this time of year; making Cyprus a fantastic cheap Christmas destination. In terms of attractions the beaches are the biggest draw for most but that’s not all that’s on offer. There’s Paphos with its old town, castle and beautiful beach which is a must visit, Kolossi castle with its impressive walls and history is great, the salt lakes, the lacemaking at Lefkara and an incredible culture, atmosphere and cuisine to enjoy.