The holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of year to see the world and also one of the most popular.
So, when you’re looking for a great deal on holiday travel, the best time to book it is way in advance. This means that you should be making your winter plans in summer, between dips in the pool and firing up the barbecue.
Where to go? There are so many options! Explore a winter wonderland blanketed in snow or see your go-to destination decked out in its holiday best.
Check out some of our favourite holiday travel experiences and for a limited time, save up to $200 per person on select 2019 Holiday departures1 with CAA Member Choice Vacations!
Visit the Christmas Markets of Europe.
There’s no place like Europe at Christmas. The place is famous for its dedication to getting into the spirit of the season.
Experience the 600-year-old tradition of Germany and Austria’s “Christkindlesmarkts,” where you can wander through wonderlands of wooden stalls bedecked with decorations and colourful lights, sipping mulled wine and collecting unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys. Visit Vienna’s Viennese Christmas Market, Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt and the famous Nuremberg Christmas Market, which dates all the way back to 1628 and where you can sample sausages and gingerbread (yum!) While in Germany, explore some of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe, enjoy some of Berlin’s famous nightlife and head to Cologne to marvel at one of the world’s most majestic cathedrals.
Experience the “Big Apple” Alive With Holiday Spirit.
From Rockefeller Center to Greenwich Village, at Christmas, the bright lights of New York City shine even brighter.
Visit the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and even join thousands at the lighting ceremony which takes place this year on December 4. Go skating! New York is famous for its skating rinks at places like Rockefeller Center and at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Take in a Broadway show, see the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, featuring the world famous Rockettes and check out the elaborate and world-famous 5th Avenue holiday window displays. Head to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge neighbourhoods, where residents take decorating their homes with Christmas lights to a whole other level. There’s nothing like New York at Christmas.
Enjoy the Seasonal Magic of London.
Christmas season in London is a world within a city with traditional Christmas markets, twinkling lights and incredible shopping in beautifully decorated department stores and on bustling streets.
Take a tour of the city’s best Christmas trees, including the Covent Garden Tree, the Connaught Tree and the biggest and best of them all, the Trafalgar Christmas Tree. Join in with the carolers singing Christmas classics. See the festive lights adorning Buckingham Palace and travel to magnificent Blenheim Palace, where you will witness an incomparable display, including a market, an illuminated light trail and an Alice In Wonderland-themed experience for 2019. And check out the illumination of the London Eye at night twinkling brightly over the Thames.
Take a day trip to explore the historic university town of Oxford to see it decked out in seasonal splendour. Go skating on a pop-up rink and enjoy a play at one of London’s finest theatres. London has so many ways to get into the holiday spirit!
Just think of it, from the Christmas markets, quaint villages and bustling cities of Europe, to the unapparelled excitement and bright lights of New York city, your dream 2019 holiday awaits. And now is the time to book it to take advantage of CAA exclusive savings!
For a limited time, save up to $200 per person1 on select 2019 Holiday departures with CAA Member Choice Vacations. Call: 1-855-660-2294 or visit your local CAA Store to start planning.