While traveling abroad used to be a distant dream some years ago, today it has become far more common and popular. A recent report by the UN World Tourism Organisation stated that as many as 50 million Indian tourists traveled abroad in 2019. In particular, for those looking to make their winter vacations just a little more special this year, there is no place better than Europe.
After all, the spirit of Christmas is best enjoyed in the many festivities celebrated across Europe. Even though they have a common festival, Christmas is celebrated in several European countries in truly unique ways. You too can head to the country of your choice and make the most of the festivities by availing a travel loan on Finserv MARKETS. You can get the loan approved in three minutes flat, receive the amount in less than 24 hours and utilise it for all your holiday-related expenses.
So, this Christmas, if you too would like to make the most of some European cheer, here are some of the various magical experiences you should put on your list:
Shopping in Prague:
The city of Prague in Czech Republic has an annual tradition of setting up special Christmas shops around this time of the year. As it is, the city and its architecture is known for its fairy-tale charm. But during Christmas time, with the shops set up in Old Town Square, the city becomes an even more vibrant place to celebrate this festival. The Prague Christmas market is popular for its sale of local delicacies such as pastries and craft items for decoration.
Strolling around town in Paris, France:
As one of the most admired and visited cities in the world, Paris lives up to its reputation during Christmas time as well. Apart from its great Christmas shopping areas, more than 400 trees on the streets of Avenue de Champs Elysees are lit up during this festival time. Walking through these illuminated streets is often called one of the most magical experiences possible during Christmas time.
Moreover, families can also make the most of Christmas time to enjoy the fun activities at Disneyland, Paris. Disneyland hosts a variety of specific, Christmas-time experiences for children every year and kids are also sure to enjoy annual Christmas parades there with their favourite cartoon characters.
Meeting Santa in Rovaniemi, Finland:
For families with kids obsessed with meeting Santa Claus or those looking to evoke their childhood memories, the best Christmas location is Rovaniemi in Finland. This city is famous for its official Santa Claus village which is home to the official Santa Claus whom you can also meet. Although this village keeps the spirit of Christmas going all year round, during Christmas time, it brightens up even more to spread the festive cheer.
Here, you can enroll in Elf School, learn to bake cookies with Mrs. Claus and go on husky and reindeer rides.
Whatever activities you may plan for your Europe Christmas vacation, your travel budget can always be supported by a convenient travel loan available on Finserv MARKETS. You can avail this travel loan in no time with minimal paperwork, and utilise it for your flight tickets, accomodations, food and entertainment.
Celebrating culture in London, United Kingdom:
London, known as one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, is also a fantastic place to visit during Christmas. Every year, there are several plays, concerts, dance performances and fairs set up all across London during this cheerful time. You can especially look forward to the Winter Wonderland fair set up in Hyde Park as well as the events in Kew Gardens that are decorated during Christmas with more than a million lights.
Spending a white Christmas at Reykjavik, Iceland:
For those of us more inclined towards the snowy hills and mountains of the world, Reykjavik in Iceland is the perfect spot for Christmas. During the festival season, you can go on a Santa Claus hunt around the town, go ice skating, rice Icelandic horses and catch a glimpse of the brilliant Northern Lights.
Apart from these incredible spots, there are a variety of holiday destinations in Europe that are perfect to visit during Christmas time. Whatever city you choose, you are bound to have a uniquely cheerful and enjoyable time. To help you with your travel financing, there is always the option of availing the travel loan on Finserv MARKETS, a platform that is trusted by over 100 million customers in India. You can avail a travel loan of up to Rs 25 lakh and make repayments in easy EMIs for the tenure of your choice from 12 to 60 months.
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