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Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for travel. Today, we are sharing some winter wonderland ideas that are sure to bring out the Christmas spirit in your college students.

There are so many places to consider when choosing winter breaks for college students. Each location offers its own unique take on celebrating the holidays, exposing your students to new Christmas traditions and a wealth of historical culture.

With that in mind, here are some fantastic locations to help you decide where to go on your next winter break with your college students.

Fairytale of New York

Going to New York for a college trip is a dream come true at any time of year, but anyone will tell you that visiting the big apple during Christmas time is a whole new level of festive delight.

When on a winter break or college trip to New York, your students can marvel at iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty or enjoy the natural beauties of Central Park. Students may also enjoy going for a frosty walk or getting wrapped up to give ice skating a try.

Naturally, New York is adored for its endless avenues of wonderful shops, and gigantic department stores, making it the perfect spot for some Christmas shopping. There really is no other place quite like New York for a little retail therapy, shopping for treats and getting ready to welcome old St Nick.

Feliz Navidad from Barcelona

Barcelona is a lively place at the best of times, but it’s particularly booming during the festive season, especially when it comes to food, music and religion.

Loved for its spirited dancing, eye-catching architecture and authentic Spanish cuisines, Barcelona is the perfect place to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

When on a winter college trip to Barcelona, your college students can enjoy so many wonderful and unique Spanish Christmas traditions, including:

  • Watching the Nativity story

  • Visiting churches and singing hymns and carols

  • Making their own Cesta de Navidad (Christmas food/gift basket)

  • Exploring one of Spain’s oldest traditions, the 12 Grapes of New Year’s Eve


Naughty or n-Iceland?

Your students will have definitely made the good list if they go on a winter break to Iceland. One of the most mesmerising winter wonderlands on the planet, Iceland is the perfect festive trip for any college student.

Do you want to build a snowman? No problem because snow is not in short supply at this majestic place. Students can marvel at breathtaking anomalies such as the Northern Lights whilst capturing the full majesty of its one-of-a-kind landscape.

Iceland has everything you could ever want from a Christmas break for college students, and if things get too chilly, they can always go for a Christmas dip in the blue lagoon and then head back for Icelandic hot chocolates.

The real Christmas markets 

Your college students may be familiar with the Christmas markets we have over here, but experiencing them where it all began promises to be a whole new level of festive fun.

The German Christmas markets are world-renowned for their originality and unforgettable aromas of mouthwatering foods. Scents of roasted meats, plump sausages, chutneys, slow-cooked stews, festive toasted nuts, and so much more linger in the crisp air. There is also no limit to the fantastic selection of hot and cold drinks, colourful confectionaries and imaginative trinkets and clothing to buy. 

Going on a winter college trip to Berlin will allow your students to see a real Christmas market at the city’s heart, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Lit by colourful lanterns and twinkling fairy lights, the markets are buzzing with musical Christmas cheer. The German Christmas markets are a welcoming and warm place to be over the holidays. Just wait and see.

Ready for a magical Christmas college break?

 We know what it takes to organise an unforgettable Christmas college trip and are ready and waiting to help you plan a spectacular winter break for your college students.

So, don’t be a Christmas humbug and contact our friendly team, who are there to ensure you have everything you need, including a festively-fabulous itinerary to keep everyone full of fun and Christmas cheer during your next winter college break.

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