Fred.\ Holidays has released its new-look ‘Winter Breaks & Christmas Markets brochure’ for 2015, featuring a handpicked selection of short breaks to festive destinations in Germany and Central Europe.

Including firm favourites such as Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich, the company has included a selection of lesser-known Christmas markets in traditional German cities such as Bremen, Baden-Baden, Rothenburg and Würzburg, and has also expanded its offering to include popular festive destinations such as Paris, Rome and Vienna; as well as Eastern European gems, Budapest and Krakow.

This year, Scandinavia and the Arctic Circle also make an appearance, with city breaks to Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm accompanied by a new ‘Dogsled the Arctic Circle’ trip for February and March 2016.

Lawrence Peachey, the company’s UK sales manager, said: “We are increasingly receiving calls from agents interested in Christmas markets and short breaks outside of Germany, therefore wanted to produce a more-encompassing brochure for this year, highlighting just some of our favourites. The packages included within the brochure are ‘suggested breaks’, i.e. our suggestion for making the most of each destinations, whether this be a two-, three- or even four-night stay; however all holidays can be tailor-made to customers’ personal requirements.

“We have also introduced a new four-step guide to help customers personalise their holiday, which will in turn, make agents’ lives easier having prompted customers to think about how they would prefer to travel, where and when they would like to go, and how long they would like to stay for.”

Packages start from £259 per person for a three-night short break to Budapest, departing on December 2 and staying at the four-star Benczur on a bed-and-breakfast basis. Flights and private transfers are also included.

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