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New Year’s Eve destination

My dears, with my friends we finally decided the New Year’s Eve destination. After discussions and researches online, we came up with a common idea about the place. There are a lot of cool proposals around Europe, but we can’t obviously to join all of them. So, what to do? We agreed on the place. The reasons are different so I won’t list them here.

Now your question is becoming bigger: what is your New Year’s Eve destination? Well, I have to answer… We will go to Prague. I have already been there, but I am happy to go back to that superb city. Also, I was there for some work meetings and I didn’t have so much time to visit the attractions, neither to enjoy the city entertainment. What we will see during the party night?

The New Year’s Eve in Prague

Prague, in the Czech Republic, is surely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and maybe in the world. Since the Middle Ages, it is considered a jewel of art and architecture. People call our New Year’s Eve destination “golden city” and also “city of hundred spires” or “the crown of the world”. It is located in the heart of Europe. What will they organize to celebrate the arrival of 2019?

It is full of small events around Prague, but we are interested in what will happen in Letná Gardens. There will be a traditional fireworks display and they will be visible on the river, from every bridge. This is not the only thing that we considered, also because fireworks are part of the party everywhere. Let’s see the plan to know better why Prague is our New Year’s Eve destination.

New Year’s Eve in Prague plan

It is possible to do river cruises (also if now the tickets are almost all sold out). There are boats for every taste, as the party one, the jazz one, and the panoramic. Unfortunately the boat with the dinner a la carte is already full. I have a friend in Prague who can help me with this. The New Year’s Eve on the river is something that I really like to do. It is something different. Around the city, performers will act with theatre and opera shows.

As midnight approaches the fireworks start. The river cruises, the restaurants, and the clubs already organized programs to allow guest to see the fireworks. Anyway, our decision was to choose the cruise. We can enjoy other people and meet locals and persons from other countries as well because the city is the New Year’s Eve destination for many travelers.

The cruise

Prague New Year’s Eve cruises are quite similar in terms of content. The tour requires about 5 hours and include obviously a scenic spot on the river. They give you a welcome drink and you can enjoy the buffet food, snacks, and music entertainment. Drink, chat, and dance are the keywords, to spend time with new people and of course with my friends.

It is also a good way to explore the city, or better to see it from a special point of view: the river. Going around you can see the main attractions and then make a plan for the visits. After the cruise, we will go maybe to some club, because all of them will have a fun party. The New Year’s Eve is an important moment to celebrate so I will try to enjoy it with my friends in Prague. I need your help, don’t forget it, because I have to define the accommodation: boutique hotel or luxury apartment? Stay tuned for my next post.

 

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Eve in Europe

The New Year’s Eve is getting closer and we need ideas. Till today I was thinking of a relaxing night with friends or something like that, but one of my friends proposed me to search for a short trip. Well, he literally asked me some last minute proposal. I am still not convinced to accept, but at least I want to help him. That is why I started my research online.

I love to travel so it is certainly not a big deal to prepare the luggage and to go abroad for a few days. But I travel often and maybe I can enjoy these holidays at home. Maybe just visiting friends around me. Anyway, I am not here to share my wish about the New Year’s Eve, but to tell you about my research and to ask you some ideas also.

New Year’s Eve trips

Generally, when I search online for some advice I have already a general idea, but not this time. So I have to combine the last minute proposal according to my (and the ones of my friends) interests. The New Year’s Eve offers are really a lot, also if many hotels, at least in Italy, seems fully booked. Amsterdam, Paris, London, Berlin and many other destinations in Europe.

Stay in Europe is better to not lose too much time in traveling. I decided to check the various events around the main cities. It can be funny to attend a concert. It is also better to see something innovative or exclusive. What to do? Where to go? These questions are in my mind all the time, but I need to win the challenge: find a good place for New Year’s Eve.

The events of New Year’s Eve

Rome, Milan, Turin, Naples will host big concerts, but Italy is not in our wish. We want to go out of our country. Then it is not a too crowdy place, but just some fun with new people. There are also proposals for a break in nature, mountains to see the snow and stay close to the fireplace. We need a last second travel offer for the New Year’s Eve.

A plane, a room and nothing more. This is what we are searching for. Of course, it has to be a good destination, where to have fun. Possibly a place where I have never been. Maybe this is too much for my friends. Reading the New Year’s Eve idea I get confused. What to do? Maybe you can help and maybe my friends will easily decide.

European cities and New Year’s Eve

The first proposal in Madrid, Spain: the capital appears as a must for party lovers. There are a lot of events, some places where to drink and dance and they have also a good cuisine. At midnight they eat, as the tradition says, a bunch of grapes. Then there is Madeira Islands in Portugal. There is a cruise ship that starts from Funchal and there are fireworks on the sea. In 2006 they were recognized by the Guinness World Records for the largest display of the fireworks in the world.

The New Year’s Eve is cool also in London, UK. The sky at midnight becomes a blaze of light and colors. They organized a big firework show. On 1st January there will be a parade with 8,500 performers from 20 different countries. In Berlin, Germany, at the Brandenburger Gate they will have more than two kilometers of fun stages for shows, party tents, light, and laser shows as well as a mass of food and drink stands. An amazing street party.

Other proposals

In Paris, France, the New Year’s Eve will have a magical setting with the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, the bridges. They offer a special festive menu: scallop céviche, duckling breast, Christmas Log. All accompanied by a live orchestra. Edinburgh, Scotland, host Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, one of the biggest world’s celebrations. It consists of a Torchlight Procession that will end with a fireworks show.

In Brussels, Belgium, they will play more than 60 DJs in 15 different New Year’s Eve parties around the city. The charming streets will become a big discotheque. They will play from rock’n’roll to hip-hop. Dubrovnik, Croatia, will be full of performers to entertain people, also with music. Then in Vienna, Austria, in the City Hall Square and in Prater there will be great events. The first one is a gala dinner with festive ball and opera. The second one is a concert with a hip club and sophisticated bar.

Among the proposals, there are many other cities as Prague and Stockholm, but I guess there is enough to choose. Also, research on Booking.com gave me some ideas. In fact, there are some hotel offers. Now we need only to prepare our credit card.

And you?

What will you do for your New Year’s Eve? Any ideas? Do you have some tips? What would you choose among the proposals that I found? Share your traditional party or just some curious way to celebrate. I will appreciate it a lot. You can just write in comments.