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Where to spend Christmas????

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1. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 11y

I have a week off work at the end of December and I do not really where to go... There are so many places, but money is a matter for me. Anyone has suggestions or ideas for me?

I have found a great deal with easyjet from MAdrid to Basel in Switzerland, but I am not really sure if that's a good idea in Winter...

Anyway. Any suggestions would be very welcome. Ideas pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!


2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

switzerland is expensive.

what about central europe? The last xmas i was in warsaw - cheap. And a lot of snow might be an attraction for you

3. Posted by G.Star (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

We are going to be over there this year for xmas, I am from Australia but my friend is living in the UK - she seemed to think that Austria was the best option for snow, skiing and at a reasonable price. I think we are staying in Bad Gastein.

Hope this helps! :)

4. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 11y

thanks massager!!!! My summer holidays were in Poland, so I think I will leave warsaw for another time!!!!

g. star... austria sounds great... I will look up for cheap flights...

what do you think about brussels/belgium amsterdam/holland?


5. Posted by oneofthe3l (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

You could always travel down here to the South of Spain haha. It will be warmer than many places and will be very cheap to get here lol.

6. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

what about Prague - but it's packed with spanish and italians

7. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Hi Yolanda,

I have been to Basel for a weekend in September last year and it is a really nice,but a fairly small town (a bit like San Sebastian without the ocean and Tapa bars ;)). Therefore I couldn´t imagine spending a whole week only there. But as it is very close to Germany and France you could always cross the border and do daytrips to different places. Maybe even go skiing if you are into winter sports. I also remember Switzerland not to be the cheapest place on earth, you might even want to consider just flying there and get accomodation in another country.
And if you after all don´t want to head north for Christmas, how about a week in Turkey? A friend of mine stayed there (in Istambul and on the coast) for her christmas holidays and she not only recommends it for being very cheap, but also says it´s beautiful country. If you need anymore info on that just let me know!

Hope this helps,


8. Posted by triglav (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

and what about Slovenia :-) ?

+@ marko

9. Posted by CHCH (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

yes, I've been Prague last Oct but not x'mas holiday. I like Prague and it is a romantic place, especially at night. It's lovely!!

10. Posted by yolandac8 (Respected Member 159 posts) 11y

Thanks all!!!!!!!

All destinations sound great... Specially Turkey and Slovenia... Dunno why!!!!

Anyway, I am still trying to make up my mind, haven't decided anything yet!!!! So surprise!!!