Top Five: Christmas Getaways 2012

With Christmas fast approaching, ‘tis the season to be jolly. And what better way to celebrate than to treat yourself to a fantastic Christmas getaway. So whether you’re looking for a bit of adventure, or just want to escape the winter blues, here are five of our favourite festive trips to give you some inspiration for Christmas getaways this year.

 

1. Ice Hotel, Romania

Ice Hotel Romania Christmas Getaway

A trip to the breath-taking Ice Hotel is ideal for a long weekend getaway. Including an evening of glamour spent in the vibrant capital city of Bucharest, prepare to be swept away into the heart of rural Romania through the plains of the Transylvanian countryside. Spend your afternoons in the beautiful towns of Brasov and Sibiu, and explore the ruins of Rasnov Fortress and Romania’s ancient culture at your leisure.  Top it all off with the magical experience of staying at the Ice Hotel. It’s the only way to guarantee snow this Christmas.

2. Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Bab Ourika Atlas Mountains Christmas

Sublime relaxation and luxurious surroundings await you at Kasbah Bab Ourika. Perched on a hilltop in the stunning Ourika valley, there’s not a more picturesque setting in which to stay within the majestic Atlas Mountains. Experience magical Christmas sunsets from the Kasbah’s sunkissed terrace, which offers spectacular 360 degree views of the rugged landscape. With gardens blossoming with flowers, stunning views and an infinity pool to die for, the Kasbah Bab Ourika offers the perfect peaceful retreat.

3. Transylvania, Romania

Sibiu Transylvania Romania Christmas Winter

 If you’re after 7 nights of wonder for your Christmas escape, this is the trip for you. With our discovery bus tour, you’ll soon see why Romania is known as the land of choice. The trip includes a fantastic cross-section of the country’s history, culture and architecture, a passage through the rural countryside to the medieval saxon towns of Brasov and Sibiu, and of course, a trip up through the clouds to the stunning, hand-carved Ice Hotel. Escape to a fairytale land this Christmas and expect lots and lots of snow!

4. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh Christmas Escape

Spend Christmas in exotic Marrakesh and enjoy the sensory overload. The vibrant city has an allure of charm that hits you as soon as you set foot on Moroccan soil. Be careful you don’t get carried away bartering for goods in the Souks, they have everything you could possible imagine. You could always cool down with a leisurely dip in the azure swimming pools of the Palmery if you need a quick breather. And fans of spectacular views can go hot air ballooning over Marrakesh. The sights from up on high will blow you away.

5. Sahara Desert, Morocco

Sahara Desert Morocco Christmas Retreat

Our 3 night Private Desert Tour lets you experience the magic of the Sahara. Things start off with a soothing trip through the Atlas Mountains, along a route so beautiful that you’ll be eager for more. Throughout the voyage you’ll be amazed by the spectacular sights, from the wonderful Kasbah Ait Behnaddou, to the serene Skoura Oasis, and the marvellous Todra Gorge. Of course nothing will compare to the enchanting night in Bedouin tents amongst the towering tunes in the deep desert. And watching the sunrise atop a camel from deep within the Sahara is a one-of-a-kind sight you’ll have to see to believe.

By Charles Oben

Seen anything you like? If you’re interested in booking a trip away this Christmas but need some more information, you can get in contact with us at info@untravelledpaths.com or give us a call on 0871 662 9521. 

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