Escape the winter blues and add some colour to your winter by taking a holiday this November. The streets of England may be dull and dreary, but there is plenty of fun to be had elsewhere on the continent.
This is a great time to take city breaks, and many of the European capitals are at their most romantic and tranquil in winter time. You can also enjoy off-season prices on air fare, Eurostar tickets and accommodation.
Take the train to Paris
for the ultimate romantic winter break that won’t cost the earth. For culture and heritage, fly to Eastern Europe with a budget airline and take in the beautiful streets of Prague
Europe is a great place to be in the build up to Christmas, and anyone seeking a cheap holiday with plenty of excitement should head to one of the major German cities. The county’s traditional Christmas markets are world renowned and begin in November, with Cologne
hosting two of the most impressive examples. A shopping trip to Germany
is the perfect way to enjoy a holiday whilst discovering unique Christmas gifts to take back home. The home made mulled wine and German sausages sold at the markets will be sure to warm you up.
If you are in need a vitamin D top-up then you will be pleased to hear that there are several great value locations where you can soak up the sun in November. For those on a strict budget package deals to the Canary Islands are a fantastic choice. Close to Africa, these islands are hot all year round. For families, Tenerife is the best option with loads of top quality resorts. For romance, head to Lanzarote where you will find plenty of secluded villas and relaxing costal walks as well as the famous caves of Cesar Manrique.
For something a little more exotic you will be pleasantly surprised by how cheap it is to fly to Marrakech, Morocco
at this time of year. How about doing your Christmas shopping in the Marrakech souks and markets where you will find exquisite silver jewellery, handmade leather goods, jewel encrusted lanterns and expertly crafted textiles. As well as cheap flights, it is easy to find cheap accommodation in Marrakech
at this time of year.
North Africa as a whole is a popular holiday destination in November. Flights to Egypt
won’t come as cheap as those to Morocco, but can still be great value if you shop around. The coast around Sharm el Sheikh
is perfect for a bit of winter sun, and the weather is just right for exploring the pyramids and tombs.
Those determined to travel further afield should check out prices to the Caribbean. As November is the beginning of the season it is often possible to find great deals on package holidays.