Getaway Destinations – Best cities to visit this Christmas

The Christmas holidays are nearing which means the year is coming to an end. Honestly, who doesn’t like the idea of escaping from one’s daily lives one last time before 2020. Be it visiting some spectacular monuments or taking part in a leisure sport like surfing, we have got you covered. Check out our top getaway destinations to get an idea of where you can go to bid 2019 a fond farewell.

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Prague, Czech Republic

Also known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague is one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities to visit. The capital city of the Czech Republic is rich with historical and cultural attractions like the Prague Castle, Dancing House, Prague Jewish Museum and more. Moreover, don’t forget to take a stroll on the Charles Bridge. Additionally, in time for Christmas, there is the Christmas Market at Prague Castle where you can shop for souvenirs and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the city. The market will be open till January 6, 2020. 

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Crete, Greece

The Greek island of Crete is often described as a magical and warm paradise. Ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, there’s plenty of adventure sports – canyoning, canoeing and hiking to name but three – to keep you occupied, all while taking in Crete’s stunning panoramas. Afterwards, energise yourself with mouth-watering delicacies like Dakos, Chochlioi boubouristi (fried snails), Gamopilafo or Lamb with stamnagathi. Moreover, you should not miss out on visiting the Palace of Knossos, one of the most famous historical locations in the island.

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Bali, Indonesia

Another place to treat your adventurous side during the holidays is the Land of the Gods, Bali. The endless waves and the tropical climate makes the city an ideal destination for surfing or relaxing on the sands of the beach. The Nusa Lembongan island will be an extraordinary place to go for a great surfing experience, or you can go to the Menjangan island for diving. If you are not into water sports, you can also enjoy trekking the West Bali National Park. There are also Balinese spas that would be perfect the day after the aforementioned activities. Moreover, Bali is a colourful place that brims with culture.

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Marrakech, Morocco

A perfect fusion of ancient history and cosmopolitan modernism is what you can experience in Marrakech. The city is home to ornate mosques, bustling markets and wonderful museums, making it a very attractive and loved destination among tourists. On your trip to this Moroccan city, you can visit the city’s popular museums like Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, Berber museum and Maison de la Photographie. For a spot of retail therapy, visit markets like Jemaa el-Fnaa and The Medina which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Moreover, don’t forget to try some of the world’s tastiest dry fruits and nuts from these markets.

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Cairo, Egypt

Founded over four millennia ago, the Egyptian capital of Cairo is simply brimming with history and culture. A must-visit destination on many travel lists, no trip could be complete without visiting the awe-inspiring Pyramid of Giza. A stroll along the Nile river in Zamalek, the Northern part of the Gezira island and a bird’s eye view of the city from the Cairo Tower are some of the activities you shouldn’t miss. When you are there, make sure you taste their cuisine that includes Ful, Koshary, Shawarma and other delicacies.