Our Picks for the Best Winter Travel
The Christmas season is fast approaching, and there’s no better time to plan the perfect festive getaway. Whether you want to revel in holiday traditions or simply escape to a tropical beach for some rest and relaxation, reach your destination aboard your own charter flight to elevate your holiday experience.
The days and weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be notoriously difficult for travelers, and avoiding the disruptions and delays of commercial air travel is bound to make your entire vacation more fun and less stressful. It’s not too late: contact our flight coordinators today to arrange a charter flight to your favorite holiday destination this year.
Whether you yearn for quaint, snow-draped villages, warm, inviting beaches, or glittering city lights, we’ve rounded up this list of our favorite places to celebrate Christmas and the coming of the new year:
Bergen is a must-visit for those in love with the magic of Disney’s Frozen (which is almost any family with kids). This picturesque town was the real-life inspiration for the film’s fictional village of Arendelle, and it transforms into a winter wonderland for the holidays. Its famous Pepperkakebyen gingerbread town showcases delightful confectionary creations in the heart of downtown. Next, take a breathtaking fjord cruise to usher in the New Year surrounded by snow-covered peaks!
Swap snow for golden sand beaches in Andalusia, a sun-kissed region of Spain with warm December weather. The streets come alive with parades and festivals, blending modern celebrations with age-old traditions under the glorious Andalusian sun.
This American town wears its festive spirit proudly. Nestled snugly in the Lehigh Valley in the Pocono Mountains, the entire city of Bethlehem is festooned with lights and decorations at Christmastime.
Enjoy the spectacular view from above as you approach the city from the elevated bridge spanning the entire valley. For a taste of European-style festivities, visit the Christkindlmarkt and enjoy traditional Pennsylvania Dutch treats and sweets. Finish the evening with a nighttime stroll through downtown, basking in the glow of the lights and decorations.
Step into a winter fairy tale in Rovaniemi, where picture-postcard snow-capped buildings abound. Visit Santa Claus Village and make someone’s holiday perfect by sending them postcards stamped by Santa’s very own post office! While you’re there, bask in the green-blue glow of the famous Northern Lights and join in on the local holiday celebrations.
Christmas Cruise on the Rhine
Combine travel and luxury with a festive holiday cruise on the Rhine. With ports of call in cities such as Amsterdam, Strasbourg, and Basel, travelers get a taste of multiple European cultures. Visit the many old-world Christmas markets on your own or join in on the guided tours to ensure you don’t miss out on any attractions. Aboard the ship, indulge in holiday feasts and join in the onboard festivities, including a special New Year’s Eve celebration with spectacular views you will never forget.
New York City
The Big Apple is a spectacle during the holidays. Witness the legendary Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the world-renowned Rockettes. Glide on ice skates under the watchful glow of New York’s iconic Christmas Tree. And as the clock ticks down on December 31st, join the throngs in Times Square to watch the famed ball drop as you welcome the New Year in grand style.
If the cold weather doesn’t sound appealing, consider pairing your holiday celebrations with a tropical vacation in Barbados. Spend sun-drenched days lounging on its white sandy beaches, indulge in a pre-Christmas buffet lunch at the Atlantis Historic Inn, dance the night away at bonfire beach parties and marvel at the spectacle of New Year’s Eve fireworks exploding over the blue Caribbean waters.
Whether you dream of snowy landscapes, balmy beaches, historic towns, or bustling cities, there’s a corner of the world waiting to make your Christmas and New Year’s Eve truly special. Contact us today to plan your perfect holiday getaway.