LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2012) - Whilst its been a fantastic summer of sport here in the UK, the same can unfortunately not be said for the weather. The notoriously unpredictable British summer climate has been at its worst this year, making the move into autumn almost unnoticeable. So why not beat the winter blues and book a Christmas to look forward to? Whether you're looking to get a much-needed boost of vitamin D with a winter sun getaway, or get in the festive spirit with a snowy escape, we've come up with two fantastic holiday ideas for Christmas 2013.
1. Christmas in the Sun: Croatia
Croatia Holidays can be extremely busy during the summer months, with cruise ships filling the pretty ports and crowds of bodies lining the beaches and streets. Autumn and winter offer a much more tranquil experience of this fantastic Eastern European destination and there are plenty of affordable deals up for grabs. Book a winter sun trip to see the gleaming walled city Dubrovnik without the hordes of summer tourists and take a short ferry journey to the tiny island of Lopud, where you'll find the best unspoilt beaches in the area. Further north in the Pula region, the charmingly cobbled town of Rovinj is a gateway to the soaring Zlatni Rat national forest. Here nature-lovers and sports enthusiasts can explore the lush green peninsula by foot or bike, or even abseil down the sheer rock face all the way to the glittering sea - click here for more Croatia ideas.
2. Christmas in the Snow: Lapland
If it's some festive fun you're after, why not treat all the family to a trip to the home of Christmas itself? Holidays to Lapland with Cosmos combine thrilling ski slopes and winter activities with the comfort of a relaxing resort stay. Just a 3.5-hour flight from the UK takes you deep into a magical winter wonderland, where you can choose to spend your snowy break beneath Levi Fell mountain, in the snow-clad pine forests of Yllasjarvi, or at the brand new resort of Olos on the Swedish border. Every Lapland holiday is packed with festive activities, such as thrilling reindeer rides and trips to Santa's grotto and post office. A magical holiday in the snow is completed with a delicious Christmas Gala meal, where the kids will be treated from a very special appearance from Father Christmas himself!
For more information on Cosmos Lapland holidays or to find the best winter sun deals to Croatia, go to www.cosmos.co.uk.