Winter Holidays 2014
As winter draws nearer, people start to dig out skis, find their ice skates and eagerly await the first flutter of snowfall. While it may get colder in most places, you can be sure that the sun is shining in some of the world’s most beautiful corners. Melt the icicles from your toes in one of these top destinations and indulge in a slice of winter sun. Alternatively, embrace the outdoors and get on-piste in an amazing ski resort or simply spend your winter holiday wandering around one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
- Departing London Gatwick on 1st December 2014 - 3 nts BB in Krakow staying at the 4* Sympozjum Hotel and Spa from £107pp^
- Departing Liverpool on 26th January 2015 - 3 nts BB in Madrid staying at the 4* Best Western Mayorazgo from £144pp^
- Departing London Gatwick on 24th January 2015 - 7 nts RO in Chamonix staying at the 3* Mercure Chamonix Les Bossons from £547pp^
- Departing London Gatwick on 1st November 2014 – 2nts RO in Marrakech staying at the 4* Hotel Almas from £154pp^
- Departing London Gatwick on 1st December 2014 – 7nts B&B in Tenerife staying at the 3* Hotel Marquesa from £236pp^
- Departing London Gatwick on 1st November 2014 – 7nts BB in Malta staying at the 4* Ramla Bay Resort hotel from £187pp^
- Departing Manchester on 11th November 2014 - 7nts, AI in Sharm El Sheikh staying at the 5* Coral Beach Rotana Resort Tiran from £395pp^
- Departing London Southend on 5th December 2014 - 7nts AI in Costa Blanca staying at the 3* Fiesta Park Hotel from £226pp^
Winter Sun destinations
Chase the sun in style this winter with some of these beautiful beachside resorts. Find yourself high up in a mountain retreat or trekking the Sahara Desert on camelback in the striking country of contrast, Morocco. Visit Marrakech and take in the intricate architecture, practice your bartering skills or drink in the lush green views as the winter sun beams above.
Bathed in sunshine for most of the year, Egypt is one of the best places to visit for a rich dose of warmth during the chilly months. Rich with a vibrant culture, you can immerse yourself in the beach lifestyle of Sharm el Sheik and enjoy the cool accompanying evenings. Float in the waters of the Red Sea or dive beneath its depths to see the incredible colours and creatures under the surf.
Costa Blanca is a winter sun sure thing. Nestled on Spain’s sheltered eastern coastline, this is a holiday hotspot for sun-seekers. Expect temperatures around 20C all winter long to keep you toasty during the day. Sink your toes into the golden sand and settle in for a warm holiday in winter.
Spend your wintertime gliding across beautiful, snow covered mountains in some of the world’s top ski resorts. Breathe in the fresh, cold air and see the icicles hanging from the trees as you tackle exciting mountain routes. In Andorra, spend your time whipping along on a snowmobile or learning to ski in Soldeu, where you’ll find easy runs that are perfect for beginners.
The Bulgaria ski season is hotly anticipated by European skiers. Providing some of the greatest value ski passes, stunning mountain resorts and an awesome variety of après ski action, Bulgaria is a skiing haven. Take your pick from Borovets where you can ski among the fragrant pine trees, to Pamporovo – the most modern resort – which benefits from sunny conditions and reliable, natural snow all season.
When it comes to class, there are few places that are held in as high regard as the French ski resorts. For sheer choice, spend your winter holiday in Tignes. The resort offers 320km of trails and even glacier skiing, so you have plenty of room to carve up the powder in your own time.
Winter City Break
The question really is: why would you not want to visit Barcelona? With colourful festivals filling the streets with laughter and the sun shining during the day, Barcelona is a charming place to escape to on your winter holiday. Less crowded than the summer months, you can explore Park Guell and the iconic Sagrada Familia in peace before retiring to one of the quaint cafés with a warm drink in hand.
During winter, Paris glistens with white snow and twinkling lights; making the city even more beautiful than usual, if that’s possible. Bathed in the warm glow of sunshine during the day, you can see the snow covered landmarks of the City of Love in a new light. Walk along the River Seine to witness the great modern and avant-garde architecture or wander in the world’s largest museum, the Louvre.
Prague is a city rich in emotion and expression. A walk around the streets here in winter will take you through the buzzing Christmas markets, the grandeur of the churches and to the confines of a cosy bar where you can enjoy the taste of warm, spicy mulled wine. Visit Prague Castle and see the Gothic spires of this UNESCO World Heritage site blanketed in pure white snow; a truly unmissable sight.
Alternatively, celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall in the great city itself. Berlin is the ideal place for a winter getaway, becoming a winter wonderland of thriving markets, bars and architectural wonders. From fireworks to festivals, there is always something going on in beautiful Berlin, and a winter holiday here is yours for the taking.
^Based on two adults sharing.
Winter Getaways Prices from £107 per person based on 2 adults sharing a room for 3 nights at the 4 star Sympozjum Hotel & Spa in Krakow on bed and breakfast basis departing Gatwick on 1st December 2014
All Holiday Prices have extremely limited availability & were correct and available on the easyJet Holidays website on 14/04/14. Prices are per person (pp). Prices include admin fee. Additional charges apply for credit card payment, baggage and transfers.