There is no escaping the fact that winter is finally here and even though we experienced mild temperatures well into October, it already feels like they left us a long time ago. However, it’s time to embrace everything that winter brings – from crisp mornings to Christmas – and so here are some great cities to visit at this time of year.
Seville – To Escape The Cold
If you are not yet ready to say goodbye to those mild days, Europe’s sunshine city can provide temperatures that are much warmer than back home. The mercury is known to stay as high as 20 degrees in November and usually only drops a few notches during December, January and February. There are plenty of things to do in the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, as seen in this blog post, so you won’t be short of ways to make the most of your stay. If you want even warmer temperatures, why not consider the sun-drenched Canary Islands?
Vienna – To Feel Festive
Whilst Austria is often seen as Germany’s little sister when it comes to looking for a festive destination, Vienna does Christmas better than most cities in Europe. The combination of twinkling lights, Christmas markets and a chill in the air is enough to get you in the yuletide spirit straight away. You can shop for last-minute gifts, take in the fascinating culture in a variety of different ways and then warm up in one of the many coffee shops in which the Viennese love to relax.
Tallinn – For A Snow-filled Sojourn
If you would rather go in search of the snow than escape it, Estonia’s capital is a great choice. There’s a big chance your Tallinn city break will receive a magical dusting, creating nostalgic panoramas of glistening rooftops, heavily ladened trees and people wrapped up from head to toe. With Christmas markets, sledging in the town squares and a soft crunch under your feet as you walk, it’s the perfect season to discover this Baltic beauty.
Rome – To Escape The Crowds
During the summer months, it is almost impossible to move in Rome. However, a winter city break in the Italian capital will mean you avoid the thousands of tourists that wander the streets but still get to see the major sights. You’ll have reduced queue times for major attractions, accommodation and flights costs will be lower than during peak season, and you’ll feel much more of a connection with this historic European destination. Don’t fancy Rome? The same can be said for places like Paris, Venice and Barcelona.
Cologne – For Cool Culture
Cologne is a great city break destination all year round, but thanks to a great range of indoor activities it’s perfect for the winter. You can get out of the cold in various different museums that showcase the history and culture of this interesting city or simply sample some chocolate on the banks of the Rhine. The Romans, modern art and the history of the eponymous fragrance Eau de Cologne are all on display. Plus, there is arguably Germany’s greatest selection of Christmas markets on offer throughout the city.
If you are looking to take a European trip this winter, whatever the reason, we can help you find your ideal holiday. We will tailor-make something to your personal requests and use our expert knowledge to find accommodation options for every budget. Contact us today for more details.