Winter Holidays Vacations
If you still believe in the magic of Christmas and want to feel its natural, fairy-tale atmosphere, than you plan your winter holidays vacations in Tromso. Located in close proximity to the actual North Pole (or Arctic Circle), that is the place where the liquid-green aurora borealis illuminate the nighttime sky, where you can enjoy reindeer and dog sledding, and admire beautiful holiday decorations. Norway wilderness is an actual winter wonderland. Each year thousands of visitors from all over the world come to Tromso for unforgettable winter holidays vacations.
With its stunning architecture, Munich is famous for its beauty, especially in Christmas time. Sparkling Christmas decorations, unique Christmas markets, churches and cathedrals with holiday singing and organ recitals, shopping streets, glittering lights, mulled wine, roast goose and the romantic background of the snow-capped Alps – Munich is a wonderful city to enjoy the holiday season and experience quintessential Christmas.
Picturesque villages and country farm homes with smoke trails from each chimney, cobblestone streets, pleasant sounds of caroling and bells from impressive medieval churches - a Christmas holiday in Provence is something very special, a winter fairy tale. With its colourful countryside, old traditions, wine, and food, Provence is one of the most popular regions for winter holidays vacations. Get into holiday spirit, Settle in an old inn with a cozy fireplace, and dig into a Christmas Eve dinner of traditional grilled sea bass, vegetable gratin, black truffles, and mincemeat pies.
Quebec City, Canada
400-year-old magnificent walled city with European-like atmosphere, Quebec is a perfect place to enjoy all of the Christmas pleasures: lit-up cobblestone streets, 16th- and 17th-century stone houses, fantastic decorations, good cheer, great food, and lots of snow. If you’re looking for jaw-dropping scenery and the highest vertical drop of 770m in Eastern Canada, then Le Massif de Charlevoix is your dream winter destination, which is only 75km from Québec City. It is one of the few ski areas, which is accessible from both the base and summit.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Developing at an unbelievable pace in the tourist and trade sectors, Dubai is one of the most unusual destinations to spend your winter holidays vacations. Dubai makes a great short break for shopping at enormous malls, sunbathing, fine dining, sporting events, and even a few sinful pleasures. It is a city of superlatives: for the fastest, biggest, tallest, largest and highest, Dubai is the destination. Even though the temperature there in December is about 27oC and there are no mountains around, you can chill out in the ski resort. Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort that has five snowy slopes (including an indoor black diamond) and covers an area equivalent to three football fields. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. To warm up after a snowboarding lesson, grab a cup of hot chocolate at the Avalanche Café or simply go to a beach.
If you consider spending your winter holidays vacations on Bahamas, mark your calendar on Boxing Day (26 December) and New Year's Day (1 January). It is the time when the biggest Bahamian event, “Junkanoo” carnival, takes place. Wearing spectacular costumes, Junkanoo groups go through the streets of towns, playing distinctive music, which combines African rhythms with loud brass and cowbells, fusing them together in a medley that veers on cacophony but is exceedingly danceable. The costumes, made from scratch every year, are disposed of on the streets as the party ends and make a great free souvenir to bring home! So, watching sunset from a beach chair might be the perfect antidote to the winter chill and blues.
Dreaming about warm winter holidays vacations? You can book it now with Toronto travel agency Altair Travel.