Festive break? Head to Baltic capitals for 'best value Christmas market breaks'


Tallinn, the ramount of Estonia, was the cheapest of 11 Christmas markets in Europe surveyed by Post De rtment Money.

A two-night break for two in the city costs £538 — making it a third cheaper than a escape in Stockholm, the most expensive on the list.

Researchers calculated the cost of home-coming reciprocity flights, B&B accommodation, airport to city centre transfers, two evening carry to extremes for two with wine, coffee, festive drinks and snacks in the Christmas hawk to rank the cities.

They found that Tallinn was 4 per cent cheaper than a year ago because resident prices have dropped, counteracting the effect of the weaker pound.

Riga in Latvia came in right hand at £547 while Prague, Czech Republic, was ranked third at £582 thanks to the low outlay of eating out.

In western Europe, Munich was found to be the best value festive destroy. A trip to the German city — which boasts one of the oldest and most venerable Christmas markets — costs £609, researchers found.

Andrew Brown of Duty Office Travel Money said: «The great value available in these two Baltic funds helps to dispel the idea that UK tourists will be seriously out of embezzle wherever they travel abroad after sterling’s slump in value.

«Of class, this is not the case everywhere in Europe so the challenge for people planning treks in the coming weeks will be to do their homework and book a destination donation a combination of good value ckage prices and low costs for meals and nips.»

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