The Perfect Winter Destination - Europe!

About Europe, Anywhere

We already know that Europe has something for everyone. As we see the world of travel evolve and traditionally busy seasons stretch longer and longer, Trael Our Way Inc's partners are working to a wide variety of ideas and opportunities to overcome old reservations and embrace Europe as the next hot destination for winter travel.

Speaking of heat, Europe during winter is still warmer than most of Canada. Its spring also starts about a month, or two, earlier. Those living in snowy locales in Canada will find Northern Europe crisp and cool, but manageable in the middle of January or February. By March, however, the flowers are coming into bloom and days feel noticeably warmer. Remember, destinations with cooler weather are designed for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. Snuggle up in your Ice Igloo and watch the northern lights in Finland, or cosy up in a pub in Ireland or the UK with a good book and a hearty warm meal… and possibly a drink.

Winter in Paris with Happy Young Woman, France
Winter in Paris

Italy, Switzerland, Austria and France have some of the world’s most famous skiing, and the winter months usually bring with them pleasant ski conditions. Even non-skiers will find plenty of other activities to beat the winter chill in the popular ski regions. The towns are comfortable and cozy, designed for both winter and summer visitors. This is the time of year to engage with locals as they take advantage of the quiet season in many busy places in Europe.

There are some fantastic savings to be had on Travel Our Way Inc's Long Stay packages in Southern Europe. Rates are negotiated based on a group staying 21 nights (or shorter or longer too), and passed on to you for large savings. Places like Malta, Portugal and Spain are comfortable even in the dead of winter – arguably more so due to the lack of crowds. Those who aren’t looking to spend time on the beach will find plenty of other attractions to visit, and if they are lucky they may still get the occasional beach day, though they’ll probably find the ocean a bit chilly other than in southern Spain and Portugal.


Lisbon

Visiting popular attractions is almost always a bit more pleasant in winter. Capturing pictures of locations where it’s just you and nature, or you and history, as opposed to you and what feels like 3000 tourists is a great reason to visit. Lineups and wait times are frequently shorter, and you will probably have more timing options if planning your day in advance. A place like the Alhambra palace in Spain for instance is busy year round, but in winter, you may find quiet moments in the castle where you feel like it is just you enjoying its intricate details.

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain

Winter is an ideal time to book a visit to Italy. In this season, prices are lower and in the cities there are fewer tourists. In Rome you can’t surely miss its most famous building, the Colosseum. When you travel in the summer months, it can be very difficult to visit this masterpiece of architecture because of endless lines of tourists and hot weather. That’s why a visit in Rome in winter is better just to make sure you don’t miss the most well known amphitheater of the world. Inside and out, the Colosseum on a winter day is relaxing.