How about sliding down the mountains through glistening powder snow, shopping around cozy winter villages, or stopping for a cup of hot chocolate? Do you feel the urge to go now? Check some of our popular winter destinations, including:
London, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, Zurich, and Montreal.
Did you know that London has various activities and attractions during the winter? Along with the beautiful Christmas decorations, take a stroll down to the Christmas markets, enjoy ice-skating at the Somerset House, and visit the winter festivals held throughout the city, including Christmas at Kew, Wintertime at Southbank Centre, and the London Art Fair.
Paris is glamorous in all seasons, but it is especially charming when Christmas is around! The festive lights of Champs Elysées and the Christmas stalls are alluring. Wonder and shop around the chocolate shops, splendid boutiques and famous department stores to get your presents for under the Christmas tree. The options are endless!
There are several Christmas markets all over the city; the biggest one is at the Old Town where choirs are singing Christmas carols and the smell of mulled wine fills the air. You can continue your shopping by visiting the shopping malls hidden in old arcades in the Old Town or the more modern plazas a bit further from the city centre. You won’t leave empty handed!
On to the Japanese Alps! From Tokyo, take a ride on the shinkansen, bullet train, and visit the beautiful countryside of Nagano. With some of the country's popular ski resorts, including Hakuba and Nozawa Onsen, don't forget a side trip to visit the famous snow monkeys at Jigokudani Park.
Breathtaking descents, romantic winter hikes and snow fun for everyone, you will find it all around Zurich! If you want to get a closeup view of the beautiful Swiss Alps, take a trip up to Zermatt by train. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful winter landscape, especially the Matterhorn during your train ride.
Montreal is the perfect starting point for your winter sports holiday. Looking for a great ski getaway? Plan a trip to Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, voted NO.1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America by the readers of Ski Magazine for the 20th time. It is located about an hour and a half north-west from the city.