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9am - 7pm

Edinburgh Christmas Markets



A festive break in the 'Athens of the North'

Fantastic late-night shopping, an authentic German market, a celebrated ice rink and an unforgettable atmosphere; the historic Scottish capital has Christmas all wrapped up! Search out the perfect gift and explore the iconic sights, from the Royal Mile to Holyrood House, as Edinburgh twinkles under the colourful Christmas lights.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A guided city tour
  • A visit to Leith
  • Two nights' bed and Scottish breakfast at the four-star Holiday Inn in Edinburgh
  • Return flights to Edinburgh
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement. For single travellers, one piece of hold luggage is included.


Day One

Fly to Edinburgh, and transfer to your hotel by coach. After check in, head into the city for a short, guided tour, revealing well-known sights such as Princes Street and Jenners (the world's oldest department store), the imposing cliff-top Castle, St Giles Cathedral, Holyrood Palace and the Royal Mile.

(Depending on your arrival time, this tour may take place on the morning of day two.)

Day Two

Spend today relaxing in the hotel or exploring the city further. Visit one of the impressive museums or the Castle, or perhaps browse the stores along famous Princes Street.

Edinburgh's colourful Christmas Markets offer plenty of entertainment and gifts galore. Shop for Scottish handicrafts and foodstuffs at the Traditional Highland Village Market in Princes Street Gardens - transformed into a winter wonderland complete with an ice rink and a funfair - or enjoy tasty delights and find unique gifts at the authentic German Market. (A return transfer into the city centre is included today.)

Day Three

Spend another day in the city, or board the coach for the included transfer to Ocean Terminal at nearby Leith. Search for special presents in the designer stores, or step aboard the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which lies at rest in the harbour (entry payable locally).

This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Holiday Inn Edinburgh ★★★★

Situated next to Edinburgh Zoo, famous for its pandas, this welcoming hotel is three miles from the city centre. A bus stop outside the hotel offers a regular service into the city.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 20 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Luggage Allowance

Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveler, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £30 per bag.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st November and 30th November 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, and Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM). This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Four-star Edinburgh Christmas Markets reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Four-star Edinburgh Christmas MarketsScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 67 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Tiverton Friends
We really enjoyed our short trip to Edinburgh. Another day would have been better. I was excited that the hotel was next to the zoo, I would have liked to see the panda's , there just wasn't time. Hotel was lovely, the staff all polite and helpful. Our tour guide was very helpful at all times, he really knew Edinburgh and pointed out places of interest.
Confirmed traveller: 07 December 2017
Published on: 21 December 2017
(7 out of 10)


London Couple
Lovely place,bad experience at hotel. Early morning fire scare but no sign of rep to do a head count. Rep seemed to be preoccupied most of the time.
Confirmed traveller: 08 December 2016
Published on: 18 December 2016