Easter usually falls in March-April, a great time to travel as you find perfect weather conditions in fantastic places. For those with time restrictions, a short trip may be just enough to simply get away and unwind. Those who can extend their Easter break, the long haul could be considered. Whatever your options, we have listed below some beautiful holiday destinations for the month of April, before the summer heat becomes too oppressive.
Buy a prepaid travel card, and lock the currency exchange rate when they are favourable to you. This way when the forex rates go up, you can still use the locked rate which would be way lesser.
With Easter falling on the 16th of April this year, you have barely few weeks to plan your much deserved break. If you have not already booked, you can start looking online for some good offers on flights and hotels, and may also consider homestays, and bed and breakfasts for a more friendly local experience.
Greece- Athens and beyond
Greece is beautiful, with the turquoise blue sea, sand, and idyllic structures of white and blue. It is a perfect holiday destination as one can combine a lot of sight-seeing and typical tourist activities whilst enjoying a little solitude and downtime at one of the more remote islands. To note, though, some remote islands in Greece may not have ATMs, so it would be best you withdraw your Euros, in the main city using your prepaid travel card, to avoid any hassle or inconvenience.
The Vatican City is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world; renowned for its treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. The well-known tourist attractions of Rome include the Colosseum, Vatican, Pantheon, Maxxi Museum and Piazza Navona. Whilst these visits will take up most of your holiday, be sure not to miss out on the authentic local experiences as well. Indulge yourself at the local gelato cafes and bistros around town while walking down artsy lanes scouring for souvenirs and off-beat jewellery designs.
Nothing beats the magnificent beauty of the deep shades of tulips along the country's rolling fields and the windmill dotted meadows. Amsterdam, a wonderful place to visit in April, has open flea markets, street performances, and everything oranj. There is also Efteling, Europe’s third largest theme park, to keep the children thrilled.
Japan- Tokyo and beyond
People visit Japan for many reasons including adventure, cultural experience, intellectual curiousity and even enlightenment. Japan has simply fantastic food, people and landscape. April sees a lot of spring activity in Japan. The month is the beginning of the cherry blossom season and ends with the Golden Week, Japan's biggest spring holiday. You can be part of the awesome and unusual hanami parties, under sakura trees (hanami means flower viewing). Besides, there are beautiful temples and shrines, castles, museums and even the Mount Fuji if you feel upto it or the surrounding places which will continue to mesmerise you.
Zermatt is Europe's largest and highest summer skiing region. The village of Zermatt, is car-free, with old-fashioned brown chalets and winding alleys. However, don't worry, you don’t have to walk everywhere—there are electric vehicles and horse-drawn cabs, which add to the charm of this beautiful region. Skiing in the region often lasts through early summer, though even if you miss that, it is still a great place to hike.
Hong Kong- Hong Kong City
Whether you are planning a family or romantic getaway, Hong Kong has the magic to make memories for life. Just a short flight away from most Asian cities, it offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan lifestyle, featuring a unique blend of East and West with its cultural fusion and diversity. It has a history which goes beyond the delectable dim sum, floating islands, and a one-of-its-kind skyline. Get an eyeful of traditional Chinese architecture, up close and personal with Buddhism, and if with children, make sure you spend some time at the magical Disney world.
With such wonderful and fascinating places to visit, go ahead and book your holidays now, and don't forget to get a travel card which gives you complimentary travel insurance!
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