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It’s now easier than ever to take an Edinburgh city break from Cardiff, with Loganair now offering five direct flights between these two capital cities each week, so why not take advantage and head north to experience the Edinburgh Christmas Market this winter.

Edinburgh’s Christmas is a spectacular, six-week period of festive entertainment right in the heart of the city centre.  This year, the Edinburgh Christmas Market runs from 12th November 2021 to 5th January 2022, and we’ve found some great options for packages including 3* or 4* hotels conveniently located close to the centre, so you have all the highlights on your doorstep.

Edinburgh Christmas Market Neon Signage
Edinburgh Christmas Market Neon Signage

As well as the Christmas Market, Santa Land is returning to East Princes Street Gardens, with rides for people of all ages, and for families you’ve got Santa’s Grotto on Castle Street.

We’ve put together the following ATOL-protected packages including your flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh, flying on Thursday 18th November, staying three nights with breakfast included, and returning on Sunday 21st November.  We’ve chosen these hotels based on their location and great reviews, but please do get in touch if you’d prefer different options, or different dates.

Edinburgh Christmas Market From Cardiff
Edinburgh Christmas Market & Fairground

Couples City Break

Just a 15-minute walk from East Princes Street Gardens (and 7-minutes from the tram stop), the contemporary 3* Cairn Hotel in the lively theatre district is from £349 per person for two adults sharing a standard double room.

If you prefer a more luxury boutique hotel, we have the 4* Hotel Indigo, which is directly opposite York Place tram stop, and only a ten-minute walk from the Christmas Market, which is £475 per person for two adults sharing a standard room.

Family Breaks

Currently undergoing a full refurbishment ready for this winter (to be finished at the start of November), and right in the heart of the city, the 3* Jury’s Inn is £349pp for two adults and one child (to 11 years) sharing a standard room.

For a family of four (two adults and two children to 11 years) you can stay at the 4* Hotel Indigo in a junior suite for £331 per person.

Stay in a junior suite at the 4* Hotel Indigo.
Stay in a junior suite at the 4* Hotel Indigo.

Add on a Whisky Tour

Visiting the capital of Scotland is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Scottish national drink – the world-famous single malt whisky.  We can organise a tour for you to discover four hidden whisky venues in the new town, accompanied by an expert local guide.

Flights from Cardiff to Edinburgh

Loganair are now offering flights between Cardiff and Edinburgh five days per week, so we can offer you great flexibility on your Edinburgh city break, whether you fancy one of the three-night trips above, or perhaps you can only manage to escape for the weekend.  Flights with Loganair include one 15kg bag per person, plus you get a snack and a drink on board.

Edinburgh Christmas Market Stall
Edinburgh Christmas Market Stall

Taking the Tram

The easiest way to get from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre is by tram, as they leave the airport every seven minutes during the daytime, and it only takes 30 minutes to get to the city centre stops.  This isn’t included in the package, just in case you prefer to take the train or bus, otherwise we can organise private taxi transfers for you.

How to Book

If you’d like to experience Edinburgh Christmas Market from Cardiff this winter give our team a call on 02921 286655 and we’ll put the perfect package together for you.  We’re flexible on dates, hotels, and we’re also able to add on little extras like the whisky tour mentioned above, so we can tailor your package to suit your tastes.