No one really needs an excuse for a holiday, but if you are looking for one, let’s gear up for Easter. A fresh start to a new year brings in new work and responsibilities. We work, work, and work and before we know the Easter holidays are here! Easter is a time for friends and family; happiness and togetherness; love and joy. While the world celebrates Easter with much gaiety and excitement there are some countries and places that take the excitement to the next level! Easter holidays are fun as the markets are abuzz and streets full of revelers. The kids are at the peak of excitement and preparing and planning for Easter and the parents as excited to double the fun for the children.
If you too are planning a great vacation this Easter but have not decided where to, here’s our list of the Top 10 Countries to Visit in the Easter Holidays.
If you have not gotten your doze of skiing this year, head to Bulgaria during Easter holidays and ski to your heart’s content! Easter is one of the most significant holidays in Bulgaria and the celebrations begin much in advance and the excitement continues for days. Apart from skiing you can join in for traditional Easter mass with bright red painted eggs and Kozunak, the traditional Easter bread. There are numerous mountains with excellent resorts that offer the best season end skiing opportunities for vacationers during Easter. It could be a great holiday for the complete family. Bulgaria is known for it’s rich history and traditions. Easter is a great time to explore a country like Bulgaria that is alive and happening with locals and vacationers. You can feel the local pulse of the country and have a memorable holiday.
Chocolates are a big part of Easter, so how about heading to the home of the finest chocolates! Brussels is recognized all over the world for the best and most delicious chocolates and Easter holidays at Brussels could become the finest too! Also, Brussels organizes the world’s largest Easter egg hunt for children. Approximately 500000 chocolate Easter eggs are hidden across 10 of the parks in Brussels. The children can have the time of their life hunting eggs in an atmosphere full of energy and enthusiasm. It just makes the Easter memories special for life! There are also several churches all across Brussels that hold Easter services for the public. Brussels has a rich and diverse arts and culture scene. You could explore the various museums, shop the best of chocolates and other interesting items and just join the city in the Easter revelries. Make it a holiday of blissful indulgence!
For those looking forward to a sunny Easter, Cyprus is the right Easter holiday destination for you. You can spend your holidays soaking up the sun and beautiful natural scenery that Cyprus offers in abundance. Cyprus has some of the world’s most splendid beaches that offer the relaxation and calmness a holiday deserves. Cyprus is also home to numerous historical sites and locations that are well worth exploring. It has National Parks to admire various forms of nature and amusement parks to spend a day of excitement. The country is full of amazing destinations and activities to make any holiday fantastic. Some of the quaint towns and cities are beautiful to explore and discover new cultures and traditions. Monasteries, beaches, churches, parks, museums, shopping districts, restaurants, hotels… Cyprus has it all and much more! Enjoy a sunny and beautiful Easter with friends and family.
Portugal is a beautiful country to visit any time of the year but the many traditions and celebrations during Easter make it an even more remarkable holiday destination. The Portuguese celebrate Easter with fervor and extended revelries. All through Portugal several traditions are observed during Easter. The food, the celebrations and decorations all have a traditional touch. You can observe the many rituals and also be a part of them to celebrate Easter in the traditional Portuguese way. The restaurants and shops are full of traditional foods and sweets that mark the special festival. This small but beautiful country has several activities and opportunities to offer to travelers. Apart from joining in the Easter festivities, you could explore the numerous towns and cities that are equally rich in history and traditions.
The enchanting beauty of Prague is sure to make your Easter Holidays remarkable. The natural beauty, traditional churches and the many historic places add to the beauty of Prague. A walk through Charles Bridge, sipping a cup of delightful Hot Chocolate, or a river cruise with good music and food can be the absolute best way to spend Easter holidays. Prague also offers the most exquisite and luxurious shopping opportunities. The Prague City Center is always abuzz with activity and revelers and Easter just makes it one of the most happening and alive places to be. Prague is also home to some of the most unique architecture and art museums. Mouth watering Food, splendid natural scenery, delightful shopping, mysterious architecture and breathtaking churches… a perfect Easter Holiday! Where ever you go, don’t forget that absolutely delicious cup of hot chocolate!
If the concept of holiday for you is all about lazing by the beach, head to Tunisia for your Easter holidays. The weather is absolutely perfect during Easter time to soak in the sun by the beautiful white sand beaches. Children can have the time of their life with several activities and opportunities for them. The beaches are live and happening but you can find corners for peace and calm too! There are churches that hold Easter services for those who must attend one. Easter in Tunisia attracts a lot of tourists for the good weather and beach experiences. You can explore and discover some great food and shopping areas. Tunisia also has a rich history so you could spend time discovering new sites and locations. Even though Easter is not the most significant holiday in Tunisia, the markets and streets are full of vacationers and happy holiday makers. The beach is calling this Easter!
Budapest gives a whole new meaning to partying and rejoicing! It is also the place to discover some mesmerizing Hungarian Easter traditions. It is a wonderful place to spend amazing Easter holidays. You could hop on the Easter Cruise and Dinner on the river Danube for the most enchanting views of the city by night. The Buda castle looks absolutely beautiful at night! The city also gives you a chance to view some traditional folk dances at the palace on Easter. Budapest has beautiful architecture that are worth admiring. The city comes alive at night with numerous bars, restaurants and nightclubs that promise a fantastic party. The concept of Ruin Bars is specific and unique to the city and definitely worth exploring. You could also calm you senses at one of the many thermal baths and spas that the city offers. For an absolutely fun and exciting holiday mixed with arts and traditions plan your Easter Holidays in the wonderful city, Budapest.
For the most blissful and traditional Easter experience, Rome is the best place to visit for your Easter holidays. The Pope himself holds many masses and services adding a touch of tradition and making it a blessed Easter for the complete family. The home to the Vatican lives up to it’s expectations and comes to life during Easter. Rome holds grand Easter celebrations that are spread across weeks. The whole city is alive and decorated to bring in Easter. It is also the place for the most delectable food and wine. Every church in the city is geared up for Easter celebrations. It’s also a fantastic holiday destination for those who are passionate about history and architecture. The city is fairly crowded as people from all across the globe want to be in the holy city of Vatican for Easter, but the crowd only adds to the excitement and revelry. While the shops are closed on Easter day you can plan your shopping a day before and get your hands on some fine and exclusive items for keepsake and memories.
For a holiday that leaves a lingering aroma for a lifetime, visit Amsterdam during your Easter holidays. It’s spring time, which means that the city is full of flowers and flowers and more flowers! The tulips are in full bloom and you can see the most vibrant hues and shades of every color, spread across numerous rows and several miles! The historical zoo and park in Amsterdam also hosts an egg hunting celebration to add to your experience. The weekend markets are live and buzzing and the nightlife of Amsterdam is world renowned! There are several museums and historical sites too! Head to one of the restaurants for a great Easter brunch or take a romantic cruise down the river… Amsterdam offers much to do! The tulip fields will make your holiday memorable for life!
Rio de Janeiro is most famous for the annual carnival time but those who have spent Easter here are no less amazed! Religious services and processions are taken through the city, making the entire city celebrate together as one large group! It’s a week long celebration and the entire city is abuzz with activity and revelry. You can experience a grand Easter celebration with the whole city participating and make it a great memory for you and your family. It’s a varied mix of interesting activities, food, people, traditions and cultures.
Easter is a time for friends and family; happiness and togetherness; love and joy therefore Top Ten in Travel presents to you; the most attractive sights there are to see this Easter.