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Snow Business Like Snow Business – Top Wintery Getaways

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Winter is coming, and redspottedhanky.com reckons that’s cause for celebration. Who needs shorts when you can wrap up warm and enjoy the best winter breaks Europe has to offer? We’ve made it super-easy to find the destination of your dreams: you can book train ticketsflightshotels and European rail tickets from us. And if you book your train tickets in advance, they’re cheaper – giving you more cash to spend on mulled wine. Prost!

Praha (Prague)

Prague’s one of Europe’s most beautiful cities at any time of year – but if you want to see it at its best, you need to see it covered in snow. The Castle overlooks delightfully dusted spires and brightly lit medieval streets. The noisiest pubs in Europe welcome a thirsty traveller with promises of spectacular beer and hearty hot food. Split your time between party nights and lazy gallery days. And don’t forget to sample a few schnapps in a roadside bar as the world drifts by outside.

Newquay, Cornwall

Stick closer to home for some freezing cold fun in the winter surf, courtesy of the home of British watersports. Hordes of locals descend on the perfect waves as the tourists pack up for the winter: the bars stay open, the cafes are crowded every morning, and the nightclubs get their fair share of action too. It’s almost as though no-one told them the party’s over. Oh wait – it isn’t….

Vienna

Home to Sigmund Freud, apple strudel and waltzing, Vienna’s the ultimate olde worlde winter town. Don greatcoat, don’t forget your hat, and step out with the culture crowd to enjoy some Mozart, a splash of opera or just a morning amble round the city’s squillions of art galleries. Then it’s time to settle into one of the best cafes on earth (doesn’t matter which one you choose, they’re all good) for a Viennese speciality: coffee liberally reinforced with rum and cream, and you can linger for the afternoon over a good book.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen delivers Christmas kitsch by the stocking-load. Head to the Tivoli Gardens to see the ultimate pantomime, hang out in bars while the snow whistles in the streets, and skate your socks off at one of the city’s multiple open air rinks. When you’ve finished being festive, head over to Christiansborg Palace. The imposing seat of Danish government is a must-see pilgrimage for fans of The Killing and Borgen.

Budapest

It’s all very well heading off to the land of ice and snow – but what you really want when it’s cold outside is to be inside. Somewhere warm. There’s nowhere better than Budapest to do just that. Start with a tour of the snow-covered city, then duck into a Turkish bath for a revitalising boil in a steam room. Then it’s on to the evening, and a pub crawl with a difference. Budapest has converted a ton of ruined buildings into drinking establishments, without bothering to fix the ruins first! These ruin-pubs are as popular with the locals as they are with tourists: and if the lack of walls doesn’t warm you, the local spirits will.

Get your winter woollies packed and redspottedhanky.com does the rest. Enjoy hassle free winter holidays with our full service: cheap train tickets (when you book in advance); flights; hotel booking; and European rail booking. It’s all part of the package.

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