Christmas is certainly the merriest time of year, and whether it’s the yuletide sing-a-longs or dazzling decorations in the shops, travel during this season is becoming increasingly more popular.
With more people looking to enjoy a romantic Christmas getaway, your best option of enjoying insane holiday savings is Black Friday. Now firmly established as one of the biggest bargain-finding days of the year, Black Friday is set to offer huge discounts.
Before the sales frenzy reaches fever pitch, we thought it would be useful to detail some of the best European romantic getaways. Travel operators tend to be big hitters for Black Friday and with a huge array of top destinations being offered at incredible prices, you will easily be able to find the perfect Christmas getaway at a fraction of the usual price.
Here are some of our favorite romantic holiday options to inspire your Black Friday shopping!
European Christmas Markets
With the silent, snowy landscape, Christmas conifers and the taste of gingerbread and cinnamon heavy in the air, Christmas in Europe is not to be missed. If you’re the type of person who dreams of the sweet aroma of mulled wine whilst listening to the Christmas bells, then a Christmas market is the perfect setting for you!
Many of Europe’s most beautiful cities host Christmas markets on the lead up to Christmas. These markets are often full of festive fare and as the night draw in, there really is no better way to celebrate this festive season.
If mounting travel costs are getting you down, you’re in luck! Ryanair has a plethora of £5 and under flight deals available this Black Friday that you should definitely take advantage.
We really like the sound of return flights from London Stansted to Hamburg!
Sun, Snow and Santa
Skiing is always a fantastic getaway option during the winter and there are some fantastic ski holiday deals available on Black Friday this year. Ski holidays often have a reputation for coming with hefty price tag, however, it’s definitely possible to find a great selection of travel bargains, so you can enjoy that snowy escape without breaking the bank.
With many places across Europe offering spectacular conditions, you should definitely hunt out your skis or snowboard! St Anton in Austria is continuously ranked in the top 3 of most lists for skiing and is known as one of Europe’s snowiest areas, making it the perfect backdrop for any festive getaway!
It’s not just ski holidays where you can see phenomenal savings. A number of the top outdoor clothing companies will also be offering impressive discounts on ski gear.
Exotic Trip to Destinations Unknown
Suffering from a serious case of wanderlust? If so, you should definitely pick up your passport and embark on your very own festive adventure this year. Whether it’s a weekend break to enjoy a much-needed dose of Vitamin D or an epic exotic trip to the other side of the globe, you’ll easily find a great deal this Black Friday.
Always fancied driving the Amalfi Coast? Now is your chance! Known for its cliff-hugging roads and beautiful pastel-hued villages, this scenic stretch of coastline is arguably one of the most impressive in Europe – making it an unforgettable destination and one to tick off on your travel bucket list! Please be aware, with increasingly narrow roads and distracting
views, you will need to drive carefully.
With most of the top airlines offering discounts across the board, it’s now or never when it comes to booking your dream holiday! Click here for some great last-minute travel deals for Christmas.
Amy Hartle is the co-founder and owner of Two Drifters, where she blogs about romantic and couples travel, relationships, honeymoons, and more. With a Master’s in English and a BA in Musical Theatre, Amy loves to write quality content as well as to entertain, and she hopes to do a bit of both here on the blog! Amy is happily married to her husband Nathan, and when not working on their sites, Amy & Nathan can be found cuddling, reading, and enjoying delicious lattes.