In the absence of a ‘one horse open sleigh’ to whisk you to this year’s Christmas Markets, iChauffeur (ichauffeur.co.uk), recognised as one of the finest chauffeur companies in the world, has launched a new service in time for the festive season. Travel in decadent comfort, complete with faux-fur throws and warming spirits to boost seasonal cheer, in one of iChauffeur’s fleet of luxury vehicles, to your choice of Christmas market.
Between forays into the stalls and chalets set up to recreate enchanted winter settings, complete with twinkling lights, enticing scents and tempting gifts, clients will be able to return to their waiting vehicles to warm up and drop off purchases – all the better for leaving the hands free to sample crisp, chocolate dipped churros, mulled wine, fragrant mince pies and spicy Bratwurst.
Winchester Christmas Market
Running from 21st November to 22nd December, this Christmas Market is one of Britain’s best, thanks to its magical atmosphere, British Crafts Village and wealth of chalets to explore. It’s a huge drawcard for American travellers too, having been voted one of the top Christmas Markets in Europe by The New York Post. Attracting more than 350,000 visitors each year, the market surrounds a covered ice-rink, creating a wintry landscape even in the absence of that longed-for white Christmas.
Bath Christmas Market
The famed honeycomb buildings of Bath get an extra special glow at Christmas time, when more than 150 fairylight-bedecked chalets extend through the city’s charming Georgian streets. Stuffed with temptations, ranging from artisan crafts and handmade homewares to exquisite decorations and personalised gifts, the market runs from 28th November to 15th December, and features a host of musicians and performers to entertain young and old alike.
Gloucester Quays Christmas Market
With half a million visitors last year, the Gloucester Quays Christmas Markets features an open-air ice rink and Victorian fairground rides. Running from 14th November to 24th November, there are over 150 stalls for visitors to browse, all in a sparkling waterside setting.
Lincoln Christmas Market
Despite its relatively short duration, Lincoln packs a lot of Christmas cheer into its award-winning market, which runs from 5th to 8th December. Over 250 stalls line the streets of this quintessentially British city, which features both a castle and a cathedral.
For visitors wishing to extend their festive experiences for each location, iChauffeur can assist with hotel reservations, as well as recommendations about events and restaurants. Alternatively, be transported back to your point of departure in style and comfort, ready to unload your festive purchases: flexibility is key to iChauffeur’s offering, with clients able to create bespoke tours according to their own interests, as well as having the freedom to deviate from plans mid-way through a tour.
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