Winter Getaways

It seems everyone loves a winter getaway whether it’s sunseeking to a warmer climate or chasing those fun filled skiing trips. It’s becoming more popular for families and friends alike to book trips all year round and take advantage of the winter escapes.


As we love holidays as much as you here at Thomas Royall, we’ve put together some awesome winter getaways ideas to give you some inspiration when booking your next trip.


To kick start our search we’ve picked the exciting Alps and Macedonia with its landlocked Balkan nation of beautiful mountains with lakes and ancient towns. This fun filled action style holiday offers freeriders snowboarding for those who love an adrenalin rush! Add the historic towns this place has to offer with its European architecture and sure be blown away!

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If you’re looking for a luxury, hot and blazing sun kind of getaway then Dubai could be the place for you. This dazzling city has scorching temperatures throughout the year and is always entertaining its tourists. Sit back, relax and take in Dubai’s stunning skyline and luxury landscapes. Take your pick of first class 5* hotels including The Royal Mirage Hotel,  Jumerirah Creekside Hotel, Raffles, The Oberoi and The One and Only Palm. Indulge yourtime soaking up the atmosphere and experiencing the lifestyle this city has to offer.

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If you’re seeking somewhere a bit further field and love to travel then far east is worth considering. Koh Sumui is one of the world’s most natural beautiful places that’s well immersed with local cultures and breathtaking landscapes. The uniqueness lies with the fact that there’s no building higher than its palm trees allowing the island showcase its powdery white beaches, lush green jungles and eye catching waterfalls. Take advantage of the jam packed water sports and canopy tours for all you alderine seekers. You can simply indulge in the local Thai food and unforgettable flavours his place has to offer.

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Finally, if it’s something glorious, glittering and festive you’re after this winter then go for somewhere traditional like Berlin, Prague or Vienna. All three have some of the best Christmas markets to experience with locals coming together to get you in the festive mood.

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Berlin offers a range of different markets in December including Weihnachtszauber at the Gendarmenmarkt, Berliner Weihnachtszeit at Roten Rathaus and Wintertraum and fair. All with unusual stalls, christmassy food and sightseeing landmarks to visit.

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Christmas markets are a key ingredient to making the festive magic however the Czech Republic has the most impressive light up city to experience. This true wonderful setting will definitely get you in the mood for Christmas offering a magical setting with festive fun stalls and welcoming locals.

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Last but not least is Vienna, this historic sightseeing city is one for all the family. It’s main Christmas attraction is in Rathausplatz Square with its picturesque buildings and stunning market stands. Shop till you drop in front of it’s famous city hall and sip away at the local mulled wine.


Whether your sun seeking for a warmer experience this winter season or desperate to get in the festive spirit, we hope there’s some inspiration for your next getaway!

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