Belgium top for bargain winter holidays

Belgium’s a bargain festive family break

Family holiday-seeking Britons looking to make their travel money stretch further this Christmas need look no further than Belgium, a new survey says


Belgium – the ‘Low Country’ – is the least expensive foreign destination over the festive season, according to a new study.

The strong pound is helping to make European holidays in particular affordable to want-away Brits, the report said.  But nowhere comes cheaper than Belgium, which can offer a short winter family break for a typical £420 a head.

This represents a 5% drop on last year’s prices and is among over half of the best 20 top value overseas breaks to have pushed down its prices since Christmas 2014.

Families can enjoy Belgian chocolates, ice skating, seasonal markets, sleigh rides and Santa’s grotto. But if you prefer somewhere else, then Germany can offer almost as good value with the same trip costing only £453 a head – 4% down on 2014.

Britons contemplating a trip to Sweden will notice the biggest price drops (7.1%) at £466 per head.

New York, Canada and Finland are among the most costly festive holiday getaways, M&S Bank reports.


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