Do something different this Christmas. Escape from the usual everyday environment and indulge yourself and family in adventure and see new places this festive season.
Russia: To enjoy Christmas differently, visit Russia, a snowy festive break. St. Petersburg, the city of the tsars, a perfect place for the occasion. Have some winter fun, sledding, ice-skating, spend the New Year at the famous Red square. Observe the splendid fireworks, visit the various cathedrals and squares. Enjoy traditional meals of Russia at the local restaurants and also see a performance at the Russian Ballet.
Jordan and Turkey: Participate in this ultimate Christmas adventure journey to Turkey. See the historic city of Istanbul that spans across two continents. Visit the Hagia Sophia, which used to be a church and now converted to a mosque. Also other churches, museums and mosques. Also the busy marketplace and the amazing street life are a treat to your eyes.
In Jordan, enjoy the fabulous 4X4s travel of the desert landscapes, camp in the desert at night. Float in the Dead Sea and witness the wealthy archaeological sites at the city of Petra.
Srilanka: Feel the relaxed pace of life here. Beautiful island in the Indian Ocean. Catch views of the migratory whales’ traveling through the waters of Hikkaduwa beach. Meet baby elephants at an elephant orphanage. See how tea is grown and plucked in the highlands. Climb up the steep walls of Lion Rock at Sigiriy’s Sky Fortress.
For a more Christmas oriented holiday:
White Christmas in Europe: Start at Prague, mesmerise yourself with its amazing architecture and winding streets. Visit the spectacular Christmas market and enjoy the food with a hot Christmas punch. Next head to Vienna, explore the city’s marketplace, view the Christmas lights lit up and huge Christmas trees. Hire skaters and go for ice-skating. Enthral yourself with the magnificent baroque architecture all around, palaces and museums.
Then next, take a 3 hour train and reach Salzburg. Explore the car-free inner city. Visit the majestic cathedrals, Mozart’s birthplace. Take your children to see a performance by the world famous puppeteers of Salzburg. Visit the Mondsee village.
Hereafter reach Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a beautiful town, at the foot of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. Celebrate a traditional German Christmas. Take a walk through the silent village at night and go to the church for the midnight mass. Admire the painted traditional house facades. Enjoy the Alpine music.