Winter Destinations in Europe
Don’t let the winter blues get you down and book yourself an amazing holiday this winter. There is no need to get grumpy about the change of weather, embrace it instead and enjoy all the perks that come with low-season and winter travelling. Europe has some fantastic hidden and not so hidden gems you can enjoy. From budget to luxury holidays, we give you an exciting overview of options. All you have to do is sit back and be inspired by our destinations.
Copenhagen simply oozes charm and Christmas in November and December. Plan a visit to the Tivoli Garden to enjoy the annual Christmas market. Not only will it look amazing due to all the lights and decorations, you will be able to find some great hygge-inspired gifts for friends and family. Copenhagen is best enjoyed by foot so you can drink in the atmosphere and charming architecture. Make sure to walk along the canal or book a boat tour to enjoy the brightly coloured houses. If you want to get around the city at a faster pace, rent a bicycle! Obviously, watch the weather to ensure the roads aren’t icy. The last thing you want is an ugly fall during your enchanting city break to Copenhagen!
If you enjoy the winter months and like hitting the slopes, book a trip to the French Alps. Browse around for the best deals for ski holidays to the Alps, as many tour operators offer package deals on accommodation, travel and ski passes. You have the choice from a variety of different ski resorts so you can always find something that suits your level of ability. If you are a seasoned skier or snowboarder, have a look at Tignes or Chamonix. Both resorts offer great slopes and off-piste areas for expert skiers. If you are less experienced or are giving it a go for the very first time this season, look into Les Deux Alps. This resort offers beginners slope at the top of the mountain, so you can learn the ropes on good snow.
Rome is a great winter destination as you will be able to enjoy the fantastic historic sights without having to battle your way through rows and rows of tourists. The city is much calmer in winter months, so you can enjoy the biggest tourist attractions in relative peace. You might still have to wait in line for some of them as there might be winter opening times to take into account, but it won’t be anywhere near as hectic as it can get over summer. Take full advantage of low airfare and cheaper accommodation prices. You can get yourself a better hotel room without breaking the bank, or use the money you save on accommodation for dining. Indulge in winter sweets such as panettone and hot chocolate or rich pastas like carbonara. Just as other cities, Rome gets a Christmas makeover with fairy lights and decorations.