Are you looking for inspiration for a gift that will blow your other half away? Are you desperate to steer clear of pants and socks, aftershave and gadgets that will never leave their box? If you’re searching for something a little different, why not give the gift of travel this Christmas? If you like the sound of taking a break and getting away, here are some dazzling destinations to get you thinking.
Venice is a truly stunning city, which looks like something straight out of a movie set. One of the most photogenic places on the planet, this is an idyllic spot for a romantic retreat. Although the weather may be a little gloomy during the winter months, this is actually an excellent time to visit, as you can meander through the winding streets without having to contend with crowds of eager tourists. The best way to explore Venice is to lose yourself in the labyrinth of quaint cobbled streets and of course, take a gondola ride to cruise the narrow waterways. On your travels, make sure you tick off the famous landmarks of the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco, but don’t be afraid to explore the areas that don’t appear on the front page of the guidebooks.
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The undisputed city of love, nothing will give you brownie points like sweeping your other half off their feet and booking some cheap flights to Paris. Paris is a unique city, which has so much to offer at any time of year. You could pound the tree-lined avenues or sit and watch the world go by with a coffee for hours, but if you’re short on time, it’s best to draw up a rough itinerary. There’s a seemingly never-ending list of sights and attractions, and if you’re keen to tick them all off, you’ll need to work fast. The Eiffel Tower is top of many tourists’ lists, and you won’t want to miss Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Coeur and the Louvre. There are myriad galleries for art enthusiasts, countless restaurants for foodies and the opportunity to catch rugby and football matches for sports fans.
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Do you fancy a winter break packed with action and adventure? If so, you can’t go wrong with Iceland. Iceland has emerged as one of the most popular winter destinations in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. This is a land that is blessed with scenery that will make you gasp and coo like never before. Think thundering waterfalls, glacial peaks and iceberg-ridden waters that are impossibly blue. You can hike, climb and cycle to your heart’s content, you can spot whales flipping in and out of the water, and you can get the adrenaline pumping on a snowmobile safari. After an exhilarating day, relax and unwind in the natural thermal baths and keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.
Are you looking for a gift that will make your partner’s Christmas? If you’re hoping to push the boat out and go the extra mile to make them beam from ear to ear, why not consider booking a mini break? Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas and your other half will be blown away when you reveal the surprise.