Christmas Market with a Twist

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Enjoy this exciting short break to Sweden’s West Coast for a true taste of a Scandinavian Christmas! Enjoy 2 nights in Sweden’s second largest city exploring the largest Christmas market in Scandinavia with its 700 Christmas trees and 5 million lights! Mulled wine, gingerbread, cosy café’s and traditional Christmas crafts and food make for a wonderful experience. When you are all shopped out head to the beautiful lake district of Dalsland for some truly memorable winter activities and a Christmas break you will always remember!

Where

Sweden - Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and the fifth largest of the Nordic countries. It is situated by the Kattegat (a sea area bounded by the Jutland peninsula and the Straits of Denmark) on the West Coast of Sweden. Gothenburg is often referred to as 'Sweden's Christmas City' and seeing the dark Nordic days lit up with candles and fairy-lights, listening to traditional choirs and visiting beautiful churches will get your festive season off to a great start! The Liseberg Amusement Park hosts Scandinavia’s largest Christmas Market. Decorated with beautiful lights and trees, it boasts a festive atmosphere like no other. Browse traditional stalls selling local arts and crafts and sample delicious local festive food such marinated herring, roasted reindeer meat, Christmas pastries and of course traditional mulled and spiced ‘glögg’. There are also fun fair rides, an ice skating rink, a bandstand, carol concerts, reindeer rides and of course Father Christmas or Jultomten (Swedish for Santa)!

You will also get to experience Sweden's lake district, Dalsland, approximately 1.5 hours north of the city. This area is characterised by dense forest, lakes and rivers and is a perfect setting for a variety of winter activities and Christmas celebrations.

When

Available throughout November and December each year.

Accommodation

The example itinerary includes 2 nights in the 5* Elite Plaza hotel in central Gothenburg on a bed and breakfast basis. If you would like to extend your day trip to Dalsland and stay for the night then accommodation will be in a large luxury lakeside cabin on the grounds of the activity provider.

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Activities

Winter Activities

Depending on the weather conditions at the time the activities you will be offered may be snow based. This might include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, horse and sled rides or walks across the frozen lake.

Wilderness Activities

If there is no snow at the time of your travel you will be offered a variety of activities including hiking, cycling and horse riding.

Culinary Activities

One of the most important aspects about any Swedish Christmas celebration is the food. If you are interested in learning about the food then we can include a session with the amazing chef in Dalsland where you will learn how to make some traditional festive foods.

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Flights

Flights to your chosen destination are not included in your package. However we will always include details of the most suitable flights in our opinion to match your tailor-made itinerary. We cooperate with Dial-A-Flight to assist you in making your flight bookings. However, flights can be booked independently and through your choice of carrier which increases flexibility and allows you to continue to travel with your preferred airlines.

Extras

There are a number extras that we can offer to compliment or extend your trip.

No1 Traveller Lounges

If your flying from selected airports why not start your holiday off in style with No1Traveller airport lounges. These award winning luxury airport lounges offer everything the discerning traveller needs from freshly prepared complimentary food and drink to wifi or even a spa! Contact us today to arrange your access and start your holiday in style.

Clothing and Footwear Package

The cost of buying the winter clothing recommended for your trip can easily add up. To help out Off the Map Travel has teamed up with Expedition Kit Hire to provide top of the range Northern Lights clothing and footwear rental package. Including all the recommend items this package is a great way to get everything needed at a fraction of the price it would cost to buy.

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Extend your stay

Why not extend your trip and stay an extra night or two in Sweden's Christmas City?

Alternatively why not spend some time on the beautiful West Coast of Sweden with a night on one of the incredible coastal hotels?

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Prices

Prices from £599 per adult and £519 per child (up to 16 years of age) based on the example itinerary (excluding flights). As with all of our trips this package can be tailor-made to your exact requirements. Simply Contact Us with your requirements and we will provide you with a tailor-made personal itinerary.

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Additional Information

Highlight

Scandinavia is one of the best places in the world to get that real festive feeling. Cosy log fires, snow covered pathways, traditional decorations and delicious Christmas delicacies make this package a great Festive getaway and will be sure to leave you in the Christmas spirit!

Travel Information

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Interested in Christmas Market with a Twist?

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