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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And with a festive coach trip, your Christmas period can be even more magical. Taking a day trip to a traditional winter market or a city glittering with fairy lights means that you can enjoy the sparkles and fun of Christmas in comfort and ease, without the hassle of driving or negotiating the best time to travel on overcrowded and often delayed public transport.

So, with this in mind, here are just four magical coach day trips that you can take in the run-up to Christmas Day this year.

Christmas by coach in England with Mayday Travel

Visit the Christmas markets with your family by coach


This beautiful cathedral city looks absolutely stunning at Christmas, and is full of olde-worlde charm that is a dream for anyone who loves traditional English Christmas scenes. Explore the cobbled streets of quaint shops and stock up on festive goodies, or wander round the magnificent Winchester Cathedral that will be dressed in its Christmas finest. Expect big, sparkling Christmas trees and carol singers wrapped up in hats, gloves and scarves filling the streets with festive favourites as you shop. Oh, and then there’s the Christmas market in the cathedral grounds, offering traditional gifts and food galore!


Nothing says Christmas like a Belgian winter market. As the home of decadent chocolate and world-famous treats like Belgian waffles, Belgium is a beautiful place to spend time at Christmas. On a coach trip to Bruges, you will be able to soak up the sights of the chocolate-box city in all the magic of winter, with its ice rink, market stalls and sparkling festive lights.


If you prefer to stay a little closer to home in the run-up to Christmas, then London has plenty to offer. Fill yourself with nostalgia and Christmas cheer with a day trip to see the festive wonders of this beautiful city. Its world-famous Christmas lights on Oxford Street and Regent Street are a must-see and will make you feel like you’ve just stumbled into a beautiful Christmas film! You will also be able to visit Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland and enjoy the rides (not just for kids!), German markets, food stalls and bags of Christmas atmosphere that it has to offer.


The historic charm of Bath truly comes alive at Christmas, and offers a traditional winter wonderland that can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The Bath Christmas Market sees more than 170 chalets, filled with seasonal gifts and goodies, line the beautiful city streets – made magical by the gorgeous backdrop of the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
So, there you have it: four of the best Christmas day trips to get you in the festive spirit this December. If you’d like to find out more or book a space, contact us at Mayday Travel today.