Monarch launches Lapland holidays from Birmingham

The UK’s Monarch has announced plans to add Lapland holidays direct from Birmingham to its winter programme starting December 1, 2017 with three and four night breaks available to book now.

According to the plan, Monarch flights will depart Birmingham twice a week, on a Tuesday and Friday. Monarch also offers a selection of hotels, apartments and log cabins across Finnish Lapland. Three night breaks to Levi from Birmingham start from £749.00 per person. Flight only service will be available from May 4, 2017.

Gary Anslow, Sales Director at Monarch said: ‘We are really pleased to be extending our Lapland programme to Birmingham for this coming December. Our trade sales team will be out and about in the next few weeks’ visiting our agent partners to make sure they have everything they need to make the most of these new departures. Our Lapland holidays from Gatwick and Manchester are always sold out, so extending to Birmingham departures is great news for those wanting to fly from the Midlands’.

The Birmingham programme will include Monarch’s Ready Steady Snow holidays and Santa’s Tinsel Trail. The Ready Steady Snow itinerary operates from December 1 – 26 and includes snow suit and boots hire, reindeer sleigh, husky sled and snowmobile mini-ride, Arctic Circle ceremony, a trip to ‘Santa’s Post Office’ to see his elves at work, and a private meeting with Santa himself. The Santa Tinsel Trail holidays operate from December 15 – 26 and include the same activities as the Ready Steady Snow programme as well as a hunt for Santa on the tinsel trail, Arctic games and a Christmas feast on the last night.

Monarch’s three- nights Ready Steady Snow holidays to Yllas from Birmingham is priced at £749 per person, with accommodation at the three-star Lapland Hotel Yllaskaltio. The three- nights Ready Steady Snow holidays from Birmingham to Levi is also priced at £749 per person, with accommodation at four-star Levistar Apartments; and, the three-nights Ready Steady Snow holidays to Levi is priced at £869 per person, with accommodation at Levi Hotel Spa. The prices are based on a bed and breakfast basis for a family of four sharing.

Monarch will also be offering an expanded holiday programme from Manchester this winter with the full Santa and Arctic experience trips available to book for the first time in January and February. The announcements follow the successful launch of the Arctic experience programme from London Gatwick last winter, Monarch noted in a release.