Enjoy luxury Christmas breaks abroad
What are you doing this Christmas? Many of us love the tradition of doing the same thing every year. Others are working and for that, we thank you! Some people like to do things differently and others might have had a really tough year and are looking for something to put a smile on their faces. How about heading away for a slice of luxury somewhere abroad? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune as there are budget options available, but if you like the idea of Christmas on holiday, we have got a few ideas for you. Let’s have a look at luxury Christmas breaks abroad.
Visit family & friends
Whilst you might not want to be in this country for Christmas if you have friends or family in another country, why not see if you can spend the festive holidays with them? Hopefully, they’ll have somewhere for you to sleep and then all you have to organise is your travel. This could be a flight, train or maybe you can drive to their home in a different country?
If they moved from this country, perhaps take some ‘home comforts’ like proper tea and decent chocolate and be sure to offer some cash for food and fuel. It’s going to be much cheaper than paying for a hotel and you can use some of the money saved to enjoy some fancy meals or attractions.
Christmas on the beach
How do you fancy Christmas on the beach? We don’t mean a dip in the North Sea whilst the wind tries to blow you over. We mean blue skies, golden sands, warm crystal clear seas, and maybe even a BBQ! Luxury Christmas breaks abroad can be taken to another level when you head to a hot country. Many of us associate Christmas with snow but how do sunshine and swim shorts sound?
You’ll meet some amazing people on the beach. People who travel, visit family and of course, those who live there. You’ll be welcomed into various parties, offered food, and make great new friends. Try something different this year and get yourself booked to a destination with a wonderful beach. Enjoy the festive season in a completely new way!
Get some movie inspiration
You can’t have luxury Christmas breaks abroad without mentioning Tinseltown. One of the Christmas films that continually finds itself in the top 20 most popular is The Holiday. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz swap houses for the festive season. Their lives entwine, they meet new people and there is plenty of romance and onscreen laughter. How about taking a leaf out of that book, well movie!? You might not meet Jude Law, you probably won’t get a mansion in LA. But there are house-swapping websites you can sign up with and discover properties abroad that people just like you list.
Of course, it does mean getting your own house clean and tidy for a visitor! Where would be your ideal destination? Who knows where you might see a house available?! Get those flights booked and swap houses with someone for the Christmas holidays. You might even meet a lifelong friend via swapping houses for Christmas.
How about enjoying the Christmas break in a completely different city? Many of us live near a city here in the United Kingdom. It could be Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, or perhaps the capital city of London. Swapping the comfort of where you live for a complete culture change in another city can be an amazing way to spend the festive season. Book yourself a lovely hotel, find somewhere to enjoy your Christmas Day meal, and then enjoy the surrounding days exploring and adventuring.
As well as shops, tourist spots, and places you might have seen on Instagram, make your way off the obvious routes and discover hidden gems. Talk to locals, immerse yourself in this different culture, and of course, enjoy a nice glass of wine in the hotel bar at the end of the day. Make use of those facilities too, there’s nothing quite like booking a Boxing Day massage!
Book Yourself A Cruise
A list of luxury Christmas breaks abroad wouldn’t be right without mentioning cruises. Jump aboard and set sail somewhere exotic. You’ll spend a few days on the ship, enjoying five-star meals, top entertainment, and incredible swimming pools, along with fantastic views, before exploring different countries on your journey. Meet other people, just like you, who are looking for an alternative Christmas.
You’ll have a pick of food for Christmas Day, from traditional roast dinners to meals from around the globe. Relax whilst looking out to see, get merry with the cruise ship singers and meet the captain! These ships depart from all around the country and head off to some absolutely fantastic locations. Where do you fancy traveling to? The world is your oyster. They probably have them on the menu too!
Break from tradition
Many of us do the same thing every Christmas. of course, we call it tradition but is it time to break that tradition? Maybe you’ve had a life-changing year and want to continue that with a festive adventure. Life is extremely short and spending every December 25th, in the same way, could be seen as dull and boring. How about swapping your usual activities for some luxurious, groundbreaking, and fun? You could enjoy this journey by yourself or if you have a close friend or family member who wants to adventure too, explore together. Tradition can be lovely but it can also be constricting. Break out and break free!
So where will you visit for your luxury Christmas breaks abroad? What really takes your fancy and makes you picture yourself there on Christmas Day? City, beach, a house swap that becomes your home for a few weeks? It doesn’t have to be this year. You could start planning now for next year. You never know, once you’ve had a different type of Christmas, you might never want to go back to the festive season you’ve fallen into year after year.