10 Best Places to Enjoy (or Escape) Christmas

8. Mandarin Oriental Prague, Czech Republic

Each season has its charm, but the Czech capital’s Christmas light decorations,street markets and Christmas carols make it fits like a glove. It is enough to contemplate its splendid Castle these days, to walk across Charles bridge on the Vltava river and to enter the place of Old Town Square , Christmas epicenter of Prague. To meet expectations, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental in Prague launches the Christmas package, available from November 30 to January 7, 2019.Hotel guests who choose this option can stay in a room or suite with breakfast buffet; relaxing in a limousine for two hours through the markets; receive a private cooking class to learn how to bake traditional cookies … From $415 /night (minimum stay of two nights). More information at: www.mandarinoriental.com

9. Porto Rico

Here in Porto Rico you can experience the longest Christmas in America, which begins just after Thanksgiving Day and concludes with Three Kings’ Day. In between people enjoy the music of parrandas and assaults; traditional menu with suckling pig, coquitos (a kind of punch with coconut) and sweets; playing the Christmas carol with traditional instruments such as guiro and maracas; and the carnival party, organized since 1884 by the people of Juana Díaz every 6th of January. The agency Snorkel and Beach Tour offers even more adventurous day in Porto Rico, where you can choose between scuba diving, catamaran sailing or kayaking through bioluminescence water from $48 per person. More information at: www.snorkelandbeachtour.com

10. Porto, Portugal

Bluesock Hostel in Porto prepared an affordable offer to enjoy as a couple or with friends in this beautiful country. Aimed at millennials, this premium hostel is located in the historic center of Porto, within a classic Portuguese building nd a step away from the main cultural attractions of the city: the Stock Exchange Palace, the Lello bookstore, the Douro riverbank with the traditional rabelos, the Clerigos tower and the Cathedral … The accommodation, which has shared rooms for 4 to 16 people with shared bathrooms, as well as doubles and a private suite with views of the Ribeira, has prepared for the last night of the year a various dishes menu that includes drinks, grapes and green broth. NewYear’s Eve menu, $62 / person. Accommodation from $36 / person. More information at: www.bluesockhostels.com

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