Published Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Jet2 launching new holiday packages to the Cologne Christmas markets. (© Bill Smyth)
From Tuesday, NI shoppers can book a trip to fly from Belfast International Airport to the world renowned Christmas markets of Cologne, Germany.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to experience the bustling markets and check out the city's beautiful sights.
A limited number of packages are available for various lengths of stay including an overnight visit.
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer, Jet2holidays and Jet2.com said: "We're thrilled to add the magical city of Cologne for our Belfast customers to enjoy our fabulous European Christmas market package breaks.
"All our festive getaways are perfectly timed to allow travellers to really maximise their break, with our early flights ensuring they can immerse themselves in the Christmas spirit as soon as they arrive!"
He continued: "Whether its soaking up the aroma of roasting chestnuts and mulled wine against the backdrop of snow capped landscapes or exploring the labyrinth of stalls and ornate displays to pick up an unusual gift, our Christmas market trip to Cologne will provide something for everyone.
"With limited places available we're urging customers to book early to avoid disappointment."
Uel Hoey, of Belfast International Airport, said: "We are delighted that this year Jet2holidays and Jet2.com are to offer Northern Ireland travellers direct access to one of Europe's most high profile Christmas Markets.
"The standard and scale of Cologne's Christmas markets are legendary across Europe, particularly set against the backdrop of the city's stunning and historic cathedral."
© UTV News