And just like that, summer is over! But good news, there is still plenty of cities to travel to especially in the winter time! And you’ll get some fantastic perks: less crowds, less sunburn and you’ll also get to see cities covered in snow and festive lights! Move over summer, because your winter travel adventure awaits!
Check out our top five winter destinations you should add to your travel bucket list:
1. Hit the slopes in Bansko
It’s no wonder why Bansko becomes a popular hub in the winter: snow! And lots of it. Ski and snowboard to your hearts content, or chill out at the lodge with a hot choccy. Finish the day with a few beers admiring the snow-capped mountains and party it up into the early hours! This is what ski season is all about!
2. Explore Moscow
There is something almost fairy-tale like seeing Moscow covered in snow. Colourful buildings with look even more whimsical in the winter! And even better, you may even get to skip the queues to the main attractions. It’s a win – win!
3. Visit the Christmas markets in Budapest
Wander though Budapest’s Christmas Markets in either St Stephen’s Basilica or Vörösmarty Square. Drink mulled wine, smell the chestnut’s roasting and eat some traditional goulash as you browse handmade trinkets. Be sure to put the Christmas Markets on your list of winter adventures!
4. Chase the sun in Morocco
Don’t like the cold, we can’t blame you! Chase the sun to Morocco with temperatures of around 20 degrees during the winter months. Take a camel ride through the Sahara or experience the hustle and bustle of the Marrakesh markets, and take a journey though Morocco’s history, culture and diverse landscapes. And even better, you won’t slowly melt away in the heat like in the summer months.
5. Experience the magic of the Northern Lights
Fancy heading to one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights? Yes please! Iceland is great place to spot the Northern Lights, with the best time to see them, you guessed it, winter! You’ll also need clear, dark skies but the hunt to finally see the stripes of colour though the sky will be an unreal experience.
Ready to travel the world? Grab your warm jackets and scarfs and go on a Travel Talk winter adventure! Iceland, Russia, Ski Bansko, and Morocco are waiting for you. Jump on board a tour now!