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New Year's Breaks

Welcoming in a new year is the perfect opportunity to embrace a new adventure. New Year breaks are the perfect chance to do just this, and there are lots of amazing places to join the party. Perhaps you’ll choose Amsterdam, the city of canals, and take a midnight cruise along the river to watch the fireworks and sip champagne. Some New Year breaks will give you the chance to explore natural beauty alongside nightlife, like in Reykjavik, with the stunning Northern Lights. You’ll also find the Blue Lagoon here, where you can soak in geothermal waters while looking out at snow-tipped volcanic landscapes. Maybe you’d prefer to celebrate alongside the Irish, spending the early hours in a lively pub, singing along with locals? Or you could join Dublin’s Procession of Light, for a street parade like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. If you’d like to bring a touch of class to the New Year’s celebrations, say ‘bonne année!’ on the twinkling streets of Paris, marvelling at the illuminated Eiffel Tower and strolling down the iconic Avenue des Champs-Élysées .

If you head to Rome, you can sample a traditional New Year’s Eve meal that’s meant to bring luck for the next 12 months or take part in Festa di Roma: there’s a packed itinerary of DJ sets, film screenings and concerts that lasts a full 24 hours! If you’re looking for a unique way to welcome 2024, visit the Polish city of Krakow that’s home to one of Europe’s biggest open-air parties. Rynek Glowny is the place to be at the stroke of midnight, and instead of fireworks, there’s a laser and light show. By day, the city centre looks like it’s been plucked straight from a fairy tale, and if you’re lucky enough to get snow it’ll feel extra magical.  So there you have it, New Year breaks in all of our favourite cities. Now, which one sounds perfect for you?

New Year's Breaks City Destinations

New Year Beach Breaks