Five best destinations for the winter holiday: From Amsterdam to Lapland
To make your winter holidays a memorable moment, start thinking over your future trip in advance. Spontaneous trips are good in their own way, but not when you’re talking about Christmas vacations. In this case, you have to understand clearly where to go and what to expect from travelling.
In this article we’re going to advise you five incredible places for a winter holiday, whether you’re travelling alone, with friends or with family. Before anything else, we recommend you to check the availability of the tickets for winter flights and how much you have to spend on them. You have always to book tickets in advance for popular destinations.
Christmas is a magic time. Different countries and even cities celebrate it in their own way. So, which one of the most popular winter destinations can we recommend you for the next trip? The following cities are among those which will be interesting even for the most demanding tourists.
- Lapland, Finland. Of course, our first destination is the residence of Santa Clause as there is no Christmas celebration without Santa. Where else can you find Santa Clause if not in his own house? Lapland is a unique place, interesting not only for children but for adults as well. A number of activities you can do here and a number of interesting places you can visit here are incredible. Among all of them, we highly recommend you to stay in an igloo hotel, to experience a husky safari, to try the Finnish food, and to enjoy a Finnish sauna. And don’t forget to observe the northern lights, which will probably the best thing during the whole trip to Finland.
- Our second destination is Prague, the Czech Republic. Despite the fact that Prague is already a beautiful city, in winter it becomes especially magical. On winter holidays time in the city stands still. Winter wonderland on the streets of Prague starts in the beginning of December. All you have to do to feel the atmosphere of Christmas here is only to wander the streets, to visit a Christmas market, and to taste traditional homemade Christmas sweets.
- Copenhagen, Denmark. Winter holidays in Copenhagen means cosiness, family celebration, unusual decorations, ice skating, traditional Danish hot chocolate, and a lot of delicious food (pancake balls, buttermilk apple dumplings, apples with bacon, sausages, etc.).
- Amsterdam, Netherlands. The most distinctive feature of spending winter holidays in Amsterdam is that all local galleries and tourist attractions there are open during the whole Christmas period. After visiting the Amsterdam Light Festival, listening to classic museum performances, and skating in the centre of the city, skip to tasting traditional dishes and beverages. Make sure to visit a traditional jenever tasting tavern. And, of course, taste famous local waffles with layers of syrup.
- Last but not least is the city of romance: Rome, Italy. It is always a good idea to visit Rome. But it is a brilliant idea to visit Rome in winter. The first distinctive feature of Italian Christmas is the weather. It can be really warm in Rome during Christmas holidays (up to 15 degrees above zero). Rome has the largest Christmas markets and the most decorated malls, streets, and cafes in Italy. And Christmas is an ideal period to try the world’s most loved cuisine on site.
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