May be you like me are planning to get into the festive mood with a trip to one of those lovely Belgian or German Christmas Markets? Sample spiced wines and cinnamon pastries, soak up the atmosphere and bring home craftwork gifts. Well don’t overlook getting your travelinsurance for pre-existing medical conditions.
This is the perfect weekend break as most of the well-known Christmas Markets can be reached by Eurostar or perhaps you will take the car, either way even those with a limited life expectancy will be able to get cover for that all important travel insurance to cover their existing medical conditions for this trip.
I love Brussels in winter with colourful Christmas trees in the main Square and if you chose a nice hotel you will be able to fit in an excursion to historic Bruges while you are there and sample some of the local gastronomic delights. If you want to go a little further afield there is the “Village de Noel de Liege” with its huge pedestrianized shopping zone, you can stay in a wooden chalet and skate on the open air ice rink.
For a fairy-tale snow scene fly budget airline to Kitzbuehel Christkindlmarkt in Austria or visit Vienna where the aromas of candied fruits Christmas Punch and roasted sweet chestnuts waft around the market stalls.
In Holland the market with a difference is set in the Velvet Cave at Valkenburg where Santa has made his home for the festive season. Take a tour to enjoy Christmas music and impressive murals set amongst loads of stalls crammed with unusual goodies.
Most Christmas Markets are open from the last week of November so you can book now and make sure you have travel insurance and insurance on the tempting presents you are certain to bring back. What better way to get the Christmas spirit for 2013?
Thank you to Tricia Pearson-Tietema our Head of Medical Underwriting for this guest blog.