Airline and tour operator Jet2 is bringing back its popular Christmas Markets programme for 2021, with flights and trips now on sale to eight winter wonderlands.

The company has launched a series of dedicated trips to Berlin (Brandenburg Airport), Budapest, Cologne, Krakow, Copenhagen, Prague and Vienna, after travel abroad was halted last year.

Jet2 will now operate a programme of dedicated trips to eight Christmas market destinations between November and January from seven UK bases. In total, there are 17 dedicated trips on sale, and this includes nine new routes including:

In addition, Jet2 will operate new scheduled flights and city breaks to Lisbon for Winter 21, as well as to Budapest, Prague, and Krakow.

Christmas Markets in the Old Towne Center of Prague with Church of Our Lady before Týn in the background

The full Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks Christmas market programme for Winter 21 is as follows:

Belfast International:

Birmingham:

East Midlands:

Glasgow:

Leeds Bradford:

Manchester:

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Newcastle:

Customers can pick from flight-only options with Jet2.com, or package options with Jet2CityBreaks. Holidaymakers can also pick from a choice of 2 to 5-star hotels in central locations, providing the perfect base from which to explore and experience the most magical Christmas market destination in Europe throughout the festive season.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “People missed out on the opportunity to visit Europe’s most magical Christmas market destinations last year, so we’re delighted that these popular trips are back again for 2021.

"We’re very excited about the return of the programme and we know customers will be equally excited to see the Christmas markets well and truly back.

"With this fantastic programme of destinations, flights, and festive trips on sale from seven UK bases, customers and independent travel agents can choose from the best of Europe’s Christmas markets once again this year and add a sprinkle of magic to any Christmas celebration.”