Cresta Launches Dedicated Christmas Markets And Winter Breaks Brochure

Aug 26, 2010, 06:58 ET from Cresta Holidays

PETERBOROUGH, England, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The UK's leading short breaks provider Cresta has launched its new edition Christmas Markets and Winter Breaks brochure for 2010/11.

The brochure includes two fantastic new destinations for the Yule tide season Helsinki, Finland and Interlaken, Switzerland and sees the return of Moscow, one of the world's most beautiful cities.

Customers can also save up to 15% on Christmas breaks to Paris, Lille or Belgium, if booked before 31st August 2010, travelling from 1st November to 20th December 2010.

**New for 2010 to Cresta**

Finland Christmas Market - Somewhere a little bit different

St Thomas Christmas Market in Esplanade Park will have over 120 stalls with Finnish festive treats, gifts and handicrafts, including sledges, skis and ice skates. For food lovers, taste typical Finnish pastries washed down with mulled wine, which is fortified here with a dash of vodka! The town's famous Old Market Hall in South harbour is known for its salmon, wild boar and pates made from hare, venison, or pheasant for a festive feast worthy of three kings.

2 nights in Finland, Helsinki from 269 pounds Sterling per person

**New for 2010 to Cresta**

Interlaken - The alternative winter break

Situated between lakes Thun and Brienz and within sight of Switzerland's snow capped peaks. Interlaken has such a stunning mountain backdrop and fresh mountain air, it's the perfect winter short break. Take a trip to the Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe at 3454 metres, and journey through a winter wonderland of snow and ice, culminating with an awe-inspiring view across the Swiss Alps.

2 nights in Interlaken from 279 pounds per person

Budapest Christmas Market

The biggest outdoor event of the winter season against the cosmopolitan backdrop of the city, Vorosmarty Square is transformed into a festive wonderland, complete with around 150 cottage-style wooden stalls selling handmade gifts and souvenirs.  After a day browsing, relax in one of the many cafes to sample mouth-watering local delicacies including delicious Hungarian cakes, pastries and honey cookie.

3 nights in Budapest from 335 pounds per person **3 nights for the price of 2**

Lille Christmas Market

This Market is extremely popular with British Christmas Shoppers thanks to the Eurostar deals. Visitors to this market quickly get into the festive spirit with Lille's month-long Christmas market, held in the Place Rihour in the centre of town. The town centre is taken over by stalls selling arts and crafts and local cuisine. There's entertainment for children in the shape of theatre and games and a chance to sample traditional French Christmas delicacies, such as Yule Log and Christmas cookies.  

Cresta - 1 night in Lille from 125 pounds per person

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About Cresta

Specialising in city and short breaks, award-winning Cresta offers a range of destinations, with a dedicated Cities programme, as well as France, Italy, Ireland and Eurostar brochures.  Using scheduled flights and a range of handpicked accommodation, Cresta features a choice of holidays and short breaks that can be booked exactly as seen in the brochure, or tailor made to the customers' requirements.

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