The coldest, darkest months of the year are fast-approaching, meaning that now is the right time to book your winter getaway and escape the chill and drizzle of East Anglia for a few days. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with the inconvenience and crippling expense of driving to one of the London airports, since our very own Norwich International offers plenty of cheap flights to some of the most exciting destinations on Earth. If you’re looking for an easy winter getaway, read on to find out the best places you can get to from Norwich.
If you want to be guaranteed plenty of sunshine this winter, then Dalaman in Southern Turkey is the place to be. Average temperatures throughout the winter months hover at around 16-22 degrees Celsius, ensuring that you’ll be able to spend your Christmas sunning by the pool instead of piling on the layers. This coastal district offers countless resort towns and hotel complexes to suit every lifestyle and budget, all within easy reach of the airport that Norwich operates several weekly flights to.
If you’re looking for glamorous winter in the shadow of the Italian Alps, then Lake Como might be just what you need for a few days. This is usually the playground of the super-rich and the high rollers, with luxury casinos and hotels dotted around the shorelines. Fortunately, prices in the winter months for this luxury haven are a fraction of what they are in high season, meaning you can feel like a celeb this Christmas. The glamorous casinos will still be operating and, if the glitzy aesthetic has left you wanting more even after you step out the door, travellers can also play Live Casino Games online to continue playing hands at the tips of their fingers, wherever they might be globetrotting off to.
Those looking for a stimulating, culture-filled European city break this winter can do no better than booking a trip to the sun-drenched Portuguese city of Porto, just a two-hour flight from Norwich. While the weather here might be rather damp, you can console yourself with dozens of museums, art galleries, Michelin-rated restaurants, and next-level shopping. Skip the Christmas pudding and instead gorge yourself on flaky pastel de nata and succulent Piri Piri chicken washed down with gallons of dirt-cheap Portuguese wine. Christmas in Porto certainly beats long weekends spent queueing on the high street.
If the snow is something you’d rather embrace than run away from this winter, then head to Finnish Lapland for the ultimate festive experience. Norwich runs multiple daily flights in collaboration with Santa’s Village, meaning that you can get from your living room to a cozy wood cabin near the Arctic Circle in just a few hours. There is plenty for friends and young couples to get up to in this winter wonderland. Try out husky-driven sleigh rides, vodka-tasting tours, and ice swimming if you’re feeling particularly brave. A trip to Lapland will certainly be a winter getaway to remember.
If the grey British winter is already starting to get you down, it’s time to book those flights. Pick one of these quirky destinations to brighten up your holiday season.