Chasing snow or chasing sun?
When the winter months come around in the UK, our travel daydreams tend to flip between winter wonderlands and ski vacations, other days we long for that ever-elusive summer sun to escape the cold.
But who says you have to choose just one? Find your seasonal getaway to a warmer climate to relax under the sun or get your adrenaline rush with something more daring. Plan your winter holiday today.
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Set against the spectacular natural backdrop of the French Alps, Chambéry combines a colourful cultural scene with easy access to some of Europe’s most famous mountain resorts. This winter wonderland has a certain fairytale atmosphere to it. It is famous for its long history and was once the capital of its own sovereign state and was the seat of the Dukes of Savoy. When you are not out snowboarding and taking on the slopes, get out and explore the Old Town, walking through all the little alleyways and get yourself lost in this picturesque winter escape.Find out More
If you are looking for sun, Dubai should be at the top of your list. Dubai’s desert climate means it’s a sure bet for sultry weather all year round. Dubai gets an average of 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day year-round, so you can generally expect blue skies and warm to hot weather. Head to the malls, the Burj Khalifa, the state-of-the-art venues, or indulge in the plethora of activities, adventures and experiences and the overall entertainment provided. Dubai is ripe to bursting with events during this season. November kicks off with Dubai Design week – a festival for the creative in the community. Enjoy a sunny new years celebration and escape the winter gloom.Find out More
Paphos is in the southwest of Cyprus off the south coast of Turkey and north of Africa. This means it has warm weather all year round and you’ll find temperatures are cool but still pleasant in December. You may experience some cooler nights but the average high in December is 19ºC which is warm enough to relax on the beach or by the pool. A mixture of lovely clear sunny days, crisp nights and dramatic storms creates a unique visitor experience and a stark contrast to the constant grey of the UK.Find out More
Perched on the northern tip of Lake Geneva, or, as the locals would have it, Lac Léman, and flanked by snow-capped mountains, Geneva is a tiny jewel of a city. Cosmopolitan, dignified and packed with things to do, it’s hard to imagine a better place for a winter break. For avid skiers, this tiny city is the perfect launching point to some of the world’s best ski resorts. If you’re more into shopping and sipping, you’ll find plenty of luxury stores and bars in the city centre.Find out More
With year-round sunshine, a spectacular volcanic interior and miles of golden sand beaches, it’s no surprise that Lanzarote is one of the most popular islands in the Canary chain. As a result, a holiday to Lanzarote from Glasgow Airport is one that won’t be easily forgotten. With daytime temperatures in the range 18 to 24ºC, falling generally no lower than 14 degrees at night, you will be sure to find that much-needed vitamin D here.Find out More
Tenerife has almost guaranteed warmth and sunshine in the winter. It is the largest of the Canary Islands and an all-round holiday favourite. It is a beautiful island and it’s one of the best places for a winter sun holiday from the UK. January is the coldest month in Tenerife but temperatures still average 17°C and it very rarely falls below 14°C - so basically a British summer ;) Book your trip to Tenerife for some much-needed summer sun.Find out More
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