Christmas Markets

Without the hassle

Once purely a German tradition the Christmas market has spread its wings and can now be found in many towns and cities throughout Europe. Hop into your car and travel over for a short break to any one of the following cities for a special pre-Christmas treat, and stock up with your Christmas goodies.

Come the end of November, cities such as Dusseldorf, Hannover and Salzburg host the most traditional of Christmas markets with chalet style huts selling a vast array of handicraft produce while Paris radiates a particular beauty during the festive season with its buzzing Marches de Noel.

If you are planning to head over to the continent to stock up with festive treats you could be in for a seasonal shock if you have a breakdown while overseas.

Even though your trip may only be a one day shopping trip, a breakdown can happen anywhere and at anytime. If it happens on the wrong side of the Channel, you could find yourself stuck not only with a big bill but also a lot of hassle trying to get you and your shopping home.

Any savings made at the Christmas market or hypermarket will soon disappear if you end up having to pay for car repairs. The average cost of breakdown repairs on the Continent is more than £400 and to recover a vehicle from Europe back to the UK can cost up to £2,000.

From just £9.72* for a one day trip, you can buy yourself the peace of mind of having AA European Breakdown Cover which includes emergency roadside repair, recovery of your vehicle to the UK and emergency travel and accommodation for you and your party.

The English speaking helpline deals with incoming call from AA European policy holders who have broken down throughout Europe and is in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. They will deal with local garages to arrange repair or repatriation or you and your vehicle.

So rather than relying on your phrase book to get help with a flat battery or broken clutch, you can relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere and let the AA deal with your car.

European Breakdown Cover from the AA

*Online Member price for one day.