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Think summer is the best time to travel? Think again! The off-peak season presents cooler temperatures, thinner crowds, and thicker wallets. Escape by Globus is the best collection of the top itineraries across the planet presented during Winter or off-peak season, hence you can experience the world’s most famous destinations for better deals. 

Travel for less during Winter

Snow and reindeer add Christmas festive spirit, you can shop for gingerbread to sleigh bells and plenty of good cheers in the traditional Christmas markets all over Europe. 

Winter is the most magical season in Europe, a total of 27 exciting packages are featured in this coming winter season. Here we reckon our four favourite destinations to get you packing.  

The Sound of Christmas Music in Austria

Winter in Austria is cold but temperatures rarely drop under zero during the day and there is a load of sunny days. indulge yourself for a musical concert in Vienna, wander around traditional Christmas markets or escape to an idyllic Alpine village. If you travel to Austria in December, there’s no way to miss out on the traditional Christmas markets. 

The beautifully decorated wooden Christmas stalls offer handicrafts and gifts, festive baked treats, and Glühwein to keep you warm. The scent of gingerbread drifting through the crisp, cold air, singing along to Christmas songs and wrapping around a steaming mug of Glühwein is one of the wonderful time of winter in Austria.

Ring in Hogmanay like a Viking in Scotland

Hogmanay is Scotland’s New Year’s celebration, the Scots come in full force to blast at the end of the year. If you looking for a unique way to welcome the 2020 New Year, join the Scots singing Auld Lang Syne or walking through the street celebrations in Edinburgh. Besides concerts, street parties, fireworks and earthbound fire spectaculars. A number of ancient traditions related to Hogmanay in Scotland can still be found in some private celebrations.

Immerse in the scent and taste of Morocco  

If you looking forward to a bit of warmth and sunshine, Winter is a perfect time to visit Morocco. Commonly known as the Kingdom of Morocco, the North African country is an all-embracing destination with something for everyone. 

Get a glimpse of the authentic history in the Imperial cities of Marrakech, being drawn into the beautiful sound of the snake charmer’s flute in Jemaa el Fna. Take in the smells of the Tanneries and taste Moroccan cultures through the gastronomy of Fez. 

Get lost while you wander around the maze-like medieval alleys in the ancient cities, or steep climbs in the Medina with over 100 different shades of blue in the enchanting town of Chefchaouen. Founded by Mulay Rachid Ben Ali, Chefchaouen is a small mountain town with a blending of Spanish and Jewish heritage.  

The civilization of European has extended across the continent. The tradition of painting everything blue dates back to the Jewish people who settled Chefchaouen in the 15th century, the colour mirrors the sky and reminds them of God.

The charming Carnevale of Venice

Once upon a time, the appearance of San Marco Square was bursting of vibrant colour, the Palazzos along the Grand Canal was new and glittering with fresh paint, golden ornament and elegant marble sculptures. The waterfront of Piazzetta in San Marco Square was packed with elaborately-decorated galleys loaded with cargos from Asia, Egypt, Spain, Britain, even Iceland. 

The Carnevale of Venice is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The festival is world-famous for its elaborate masks and masquerade ball. According to tradition, the Carnival of Venice started in honour of the victory over the Patriarch of Aquileia dating back to 1162 when the people started to dance and celebrate in San Marco Square. 

The culture of masking has a long tradition in Venice in the time of the Renaissance, masks were a ritual of Carnevale celebrations. The hauntingly charming Venice’s Carnevale start from 1st week to 3rd week of February, reminiscent the Renaissance Age in Venice. Dressing like locals in elaborate costumes and spooky masks, relive the canal city’s vivid history to life.

Difficult to look for a travelling partner? No worry, we have good news for solo travellers. In addition to great prices for all travellers, a solo traveller can benefit too. For most tours, there’s a number of single rooms where the single supplement is waived.

Leave the hassle of planning to Sedunia Travel, we got you covered. Find out more here.

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