Christmas holidays destinations

In addition to the Canary Islands and Andalusia, always demanded destinations by the christmas season, and the attractive ski resorts, there are many other options where spending the Christmas days. There are some excellent choices for those who enjoy Christian celebrations decorated in traditional style as for those who seek a total escape from the lights and trees. From Strasbourg, to the remote Antarctic or to other destinations such as the enigmatic Easter Island.

Christmas holidays destinations 2011-2012

Rovaniemi (Finland)

The capital of Lapland, located in the Arctic Circle, is the perfect destination for traveling with kids: this is where Santa Claus lives and where children can meet him directly. But this is not the only attraction: it is one of the natural and exotic destinations in Europe, with tourist attractions (visitrovaniemi.fi).

Frankfurt (Germany)

Has one of the most beautiful and oldest Christmas markets in Europe, located in the central square of Römerberg. Other reasons for visiting Frankfurt are provided by the Goethe House, the Museum Tower Städel and Goethe.(germany.travel/en/index.html).

Vienna (Austria)

The markets are one of the main attractions of Vienna in Christmas. Vienna has again been voted the Most Livable City in the world for the third consecutive time (according to the Mercer study). The most important market is the Christkindlmarkt. The famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the greatest reasons to consider choosing this destination (http://www.wien.info/en).

Antarctica

This area, one of the very few remaining virgin areas in the world can be explored by cruise from where we can sightseeing icebergs, glaciers…The trip lasts 11 days, and it is a great experience. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Antarctica)

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Easter Island

Christmas in the sun in the most remote inhabited island in the world (called Rapa Nui by its former inhabitants) is the perfect choice for those allergic to Christmas celebrations. Despite its name, has nothing to do with Christmas but to the discovery date. This National Park (World Heritage) has many charms, volcanoes and meadows to explore on foot or horseback, flora and fauna to discover, scuba diving and, of course, the 300 moai (stone sculptures of heads volcanic)

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