1GoOpti’s Top Holiday Picks
Here at GoOpti, we're not just about ensuring you get to your destination comfortably and punctually; we're also avid travelers at heart. Our team members have shared their favorite autumn/winter destinations, from the serene beauty of snow-covered towns to the balmy allure of beach paradises. Pack your bags and come journey with us as we unveil our top picks!
Marko's Top Autumn/Winter Destinations
Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Favourite Spots: The diverse range of beaches, from dark volcanic shores to pristine white sands resembling popcorn, and even rugged cliffs. Notable places include the lively town of Corralejo with its vibrant nightlife, the mesmerizing dunes of Corralejo Natural Park a great hotspot for Wing Foil Surfing but also Kite Surfing and the untamed beauty of Cofete beach.
Memorable Moments: Those moments during sunset when the sky turns into a shade of vanilla, with the wind tousling my hair, the warm sand beneath my feet, and the rhythmic sound of waves crashing. These are the moments when everything feels just right.
Why I Love It: Fuerteventura is a gem that offers the most stunning beaches without the usual crowds. Every visit feels like a new discovery, and sometimes, finding a secluded spot with just family around feels almost surreal. It's a place where natural beauty and tranquillity go hand in hand.
Favourite Spots: The vast snow-covered slopes of Whistler, primed for skiing and snowboarding adventures.
Memorable Moments: Standing atop Whistler Mountain, feeling the crisp, cold air against my face, ready to make the thrilling descent on fresh powder snow. The rush, the exhilaration, and the serenity of the snow-covered landscape is an experience I cherish.
Why I Love It: Whistler offers one of the best skiing experiences in the world. The sheer magnitude of the slopes combined with the pristine conditions makes it a winter sports paradise. It's where adrenaline meets tranquillity. This may not be a conventional destination, but more a once in a life dream.
Helena's Top Autumn/Winter Destinations
Favourite Spots: The historic streets of Kanazawa, the serene beauty of Kyoto's temples amidst the autumn foliage, and the neon-lit, bustling streets of Tokyo covered in soft snowfall.
Memorable Moments: Taking a tranquil walk in Kanazawa, a town that time seems to have forgotten, with its preserved samurai and geisha districts. Later, I found myself in Kyoto, savoring the breathtaking contrast of red maple leaves against the backdrop of ancient temples.
Why I Love It: Japan during Autumn/Winter is a magical blend of old and new. The history and serenity of places like Kanazawa, combined with the fiery foliage of Kyoto and the winter lights of Tokyo, make Japan a mesmerizing destination during these seasons.
Favourite Spots: The bustling squares lit up with festive lights, the quaint canals reflecting the charm of medieval architecture, and of course, the enchanting Christmas Market.
Memorable Moments: Wrapped up in warm layers, sipping on a mug of hot chocolate while wandering through the Brugge Christmas Market. The aroma of roasted chestnuts filled the air, and the festive melodies added to the city's magical aura.
Why I Love It: Brugge during the festive season feels like stepping into a fairy tale. The Christmas Market, with its twinkling lights and cheerful stalls, paints the town with a special kind of magic, making it an absolute winter wonderland.
Giovanni's Top Autumn/Winter Destinations
Favourite Spots: The snowy forests of Rovaniemi, the mesmerizing Northern Lights in Levi, and the charming wooden cabins of Saariselkä.
Memorable Moments: One unforgettable winter night, wrapped up in warm layers, I was dog sledding through the vast snowy plains of Lapland. The sky erupted in a dance of greens and purples as the Northern Lights made their appearance, creating a surreal experience.
Why I Love It: Lapland is winter's dream come true. The opportunity to witness the ethereal Northern Lights, coupled with thrilling winter activities like dog sledding, makes it a must-visit. It's a place where winter fantasies come to life.
Favourite Spots: The bustling markets of Marrakech, the windswept beaches of Essaouira, and the towering dunes of the Sahara Desert.
Memorable Moments: Wandering through Essaouria streets, in late autumn, where the vibrant colours contrasted beautifully with the golden-brown hues of the sunset. Sipping on a traditional mint tea, I was treated to the distant sounds of merchants negotiating and locals chatting – a perfect blend of serenity and vibrancy.
Why I Love It: Morocco, during the cooler seasons, is a blend of warm colors and rich aromas. The cost of living is incredibly affordable, allowing travelers to enjoy its luxuries without a hefty price tag. Plus, the welcoming weather coupled with the rich cultural tapestry makes every visit a unique experience.
Whether you're dreaming of a snowy adventure or sandy escapades, one thing is certain - your journey starts with a reliable ride. GoOpti is dedicated to making sure your travel, whether to the airport or a nearby city, is hassle-free and timely. With our extensive network and punctual services, you'll never miss a moment of your winter escapades. So why wait? Book your transfer with GoOpti, and let's make those winter travel dreams come true!