Winter holidays are always looking forward to. Many are wondering where to go on vacation during the winter break. You can rest even in the cold season in different ways: in the forest, in the mountains and even by the sea.
It all depends on personal preference and budget. We do not take into account the trivial Turkey and Egypt. You can visit these countries in the summer. We have selected several places that you should definitely visit in winter.
Interesting options for winter holidays abroad
Before going on a winter vacation abroad, you need to prepare all the necessary documents: passports, visas, insurance. It is imperative to think about communication, because calls from the number of a Russian operator will not be cheap abroad, just like the mobile Internet. The most profitable is to buy a eSIM card for Internet access , which has a favorable roaming tariff. It is also worth collecting all the necessary things, especially warm ones, and be sure to take a good mood with you.
Bratislava offers many attractions: through the small picturesque old town to the vineyards located on the Small Carpathian Wine Route. It is worth to spend at least one day visiting the ruins of the castle in Devin and the water park in Senec. To navigate and search for interesting places, you can use the Internet abroad, since most of the locals practically do not speak Russian and English.
Prague (Czech Republic)
The main symbol of Prague is Prague Castle. Probably the most photographed and visited place by tourists. Prague is often called “the city of a hundred towers” due to its many churches and historic buildings in the Gothic style. The Golden Alley can be an interesting attraction for children. There are low multi-colored houses on it, as if taken from a fairy tale. The Charles Bridge, the Křižíkov fountains and the Alphonse Mucha Museum are also must-see.
Switzerland (Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Zurich)
Switzerland is striking in its variety. Local landscapes change as kaleidoscopic alpine meadows, and steep peaks and mountain passes attract both hikers and avid skiers. The lakes are ideal for kayaking, and the picturesque hillside villages are great for an overnight stay or stay for an entire vacation. In Switzerland, a must-see is the city of Lucerne, where Tolkien invented the fabulous Middle-earth, next to which, in the canton of Valais, is the most famous mountain in the world – the Matterhorn.
For lovers of skiing and winter sports, St. Moritz is perfect, and if you want to see the famous Hadron Collider, you should visit Zurich. Here you will definitely need a reliable mobile Internet, because the local connection can periodically disappear.
Austria (Salzburg, Innsbruck, Tyrol)
During the period of Christmas and New Years, Austria attracts, first of all, the Christkindlmarkt, as Christmas markets are usually called here, and the annual Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker, during which the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs the music of the Strauss family. Austria is also suitable for ski and snowboard lovers. In early January, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen host the Christmas Four Hills Tournament, while in Tyrol 90 lifts and almost 360 kilometers of pistes await skiers.
Particularly popular are the surroundings of Sölden, where the level of snow in winter reaches 8 meters, and ski resorts are open 240 days a year! The average temperature during Christmas and New Years in this area is about -5 ° C, so in addition to skiing equipment or snowboards, be sure to bring a lot of warm clothes, a thermos with hot tea and connect an inexpensive internet on your trip to share vivid impressions with friends and loved ones.