It’s been a pretty topsy-turvy couple of years, especially with everything that happened due to the pandemic. So, if there’s ever the right time to treat yourself to a good Christmas vacation, this is the year – you’ve earned it!
But where should you plan to go this year? Whether you’re looking for a calm and relaxing getaway or a destination for fun activities, here are the best places to spend the holidays this year.
Iceland is a beautiful holiday destination for anyone who wants to feel the ideal Christmas spirit.
Here, you can treat yourself to a pulsating festive season complimented by lively Christmas markets.
Besides the iconic and beautiful Northern Lights, the glitter of gifts, stellar Christmas trees, and loads to drink, you can also take the time to marvel at the craggy mountains with snow-covered tops punctuated by wild lava fields.
Admittedly, the Christmas weather can get pretty chilly in Iceland, but you can always take a warm and refreshing dip in the Blue Lagoon’s geothermal waters.
St. Petersburg, Russia
Are you tired of the usual holiday destinations? Then you might find St. Petersburg, Russia, an intriguing travel destination this Christmas.
What makes this place the perfect travel location during the festive season is the Imperial Russian Family’s exquisite Fabergé Egg Collection located at the Shuvalov Palace in St Petersburg.
The city also holds fascinating museums and rich historical monuments such as the famous Red Square, the St Basil’s Cathedral, and the Kremlin- which you can visit using the one-and-only high-speed Sapsan train.
The Rhine, Germany
If you haven’t experienced what it feels like to float on the Rhine yet, then Germany is where you need to be heading this Christmas. Imagine gliding gently on the Rhine, staring at the starlit sky while your fingers caress a glass of wine – that’s true Christmas relaxation.
The Rhine is the perfect location for those who want to take things easy this yuletide, away from the hustle and bustle. It ushers you through the beautiful sights of cities like Bonn, Koblenz, and Cologne.
Whether you’re looking for a solo travel experience or family getaway, the Bahamas remains one of the most popular travel destinations.
This location features a string of 700 islands, with exciting leisure activities for any budget size, from surfing lessons and water parks to horseback riding and exploring beautiful terrains.
Almost everyone loves the feel of fresh, turquoise water, gentle breeze, beautiful white sands, and fantastic food – and you’ll find all these and more in The Bahamas.
You can also check out this list of all-inclusive family resorts in the Bahamas to help you plan the perfect trip to this destination.
Ephesus is an ancient city recorded in the New Testament of the Bible- making it an exciting city to visit during the Christmas holiday. You’ll be surprised how well-preserved this city is even after thousands of years.
This city’s rich past goes back to a period where Ephesus was the epicenter of trade and religion. Even today, the beautiful walls of the city radiate the grandeur it once had. You’ll still find stunning houses, temples, and basilicas worth exploring.