The holidays are coming up and you are still not sure on where to spend the New Year’s Eve?
Here are 10 refined and original ideas, among which you will just spoilt for choice:
New Years’ eve IN a luxury resort with SPA, IN ITALY
For lovers, best friends, mothers with daughters.
A relaxing New Year’s Eve in a luxury relais, dipped in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Italy.
Castel Monastero is a 5* resort located not far from Siena, among the wonderful Chianti hills.
We are in an ancient medieval village with its own church and the little square, a romantic spot for a relaxing getaway.
The Castel Monastero wellness area is specialized in slimming, detox and anti age cures.
Then there are special experiences as the Berber couple treatment, with the traditional Argan oil and savon noir gommage to prepare your skin for the hammam, or the Diamond rose ritual with Damask Rose and diamond powder.
And the festive table? Here the menu is written by Gordon Ramsay, who chose the best Tuscan tradition’s dishes to be savored in the elegant gourmet restaurant and in the charming medieval cellar.
IN THE MOUNTAINS, THE DESIGN HOTEL TO REACH by snowmobile
For sports lovers, for those who want the hotel to be directly on the slopes, for those who prefer the unusual places.
It’s a New Year’s Eve in the mountains as is tradition, but this hotel is really super.
A former cablecar station has been transformed into a design hotel, the Chetzeron Crans-Montana.
We are at over 2,000 meters, very close to the ski slopes, and the view from this privileged position is unmatched.
The experience already starts at the arrival: in summer the hotel is accessible on board of a 4×4, while in winter you can reach it by snowmobile or, for sportsmen, walking or skiing.
In addition to 16 panoramic rooms, you will find a wellness area with sauna, 4 terraces on different levels and 2 local cuisine restaurants, from which to enjoy splendid views as the eye on Monte Bianco and on the entire valley.
New Year’s Eve celebrations in VIENNA. join the HOFBURG grand ball
For the nostalgic, the refined and the classical music lovers, a new year in Vienna is the ideal.
If the world famous New Year Concert in the historic Musikverein’s Goldener Saal is already soldout, opt for the equally impressive Hofburg Palace’s Grand Ball.
You will be greeted by elegant walk-on in period costumes and then guided into the Viennese nobility’s world, where you will lose the entire night in.
After the welcome cocktail and a rich gala dinner, you will be entertained by dance shows up till midnight.
You will start the new year listening love inspired melodies, played by the Vienna State Opera’s soloists.
And finally, a cheerful quadrille.
Are you doing a little thought about it?
Know that the best dance school in Vienna is the Elmayer.
Three lessons are enough to learn the fundamentals and not to disfigure at grand ball.
Here you will find our suggestions on where to sleep in Vienna with the best design hotels and boutique hotels of the city.
The northern lights IN Iceland
For those who love the wild nature, for those who does not fear the coldness, for those who dream of the Aurora, spending New Year’s Eve in Iceland could be a wonderful idea.
Iceland is one of the most pristine lands of Europe.
Here you can admire glaciers, waterfalls, geysers, discover every type of volcanos and dive yourself in the Blue Lagoon‘s warm waters.
And, why not, Iceland is also an excellent destination for those who dream to admire the Northern Lights.
The island is so rich in natural sceneries that you’ll have a wide choice of places where lurking to look at the sky.
You might be so lucky to see the Northern Lights at the iceberg lagoon, on the beach or in the natural parks plains.
New Year’s Eve celebrations at moscow BOLSHOI for the nutcracker
For the art lovers, for daydreamers, for those who still feel like princesses.
Travelling to Moscow in winter may seem a severe choice, but The Nutcracker is the typical Christmas Eve’s tale, the Tchaïkovski’s musics are wonderful and the Bolshoi is the symbol of dance in the world.
Then enjoy a wonderful night at the theater, and at midnight do not miss the fires that illuminate the Red Square and the Kremlin.
The toast? Vodka-based!
Spiritual Retreat, yoga and meditation
For yoga lovers, for those who need to find theirselves, for those who love the lush nature.
India, Thailandia, Bali, …what they suggest you?
These are the hottest destinations for those who seek a holistic holiday, an inner path based on yoga and meditation, in places where the vital force of nature helps to come into contact with our most intimate part.
Choose the destination that attracts you most and let the holiday becomes a regenerating experience.
It will be a very effective way to recover energies and a unique opportunity for personal growth.
NEW YEAR’S EVE on a boat to the Caribbean
For the sea dogs, singles, groups of friends, the experience of sailing in the Caribbean sea is a fun and classy choice.
White sandy beaches and turquoise waters, but not only.
You can swim with the turtles, make scuba diving, or enjoy your relaxation heaven on one of the many white sandy beaches, in absolute privacy.
Any ideas? Albatross proposes a wonderful catamaran cruise between Martinique and the Grenadines.
You will have a dedicated crew and modern comfortable rooms to enjoy this holiday in the sun.
New Year’s Eve at the beach in RIO DE JANEIRO
For those who love to stand out in a crowd and feel the beat, the destination is Rio de Janeiro.
Dress white and prepare yourself to live the most overwhelming new year of your life.
The date is at Copacabana Beach, where you will attend dances and performances in big-carioca style.
And while you’ll dance at samba rhythm, a grandiose fireworks show will light up the sky mirroring in the ocean.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS in DUBAI
For those who pursue the luxury, for those who want to spend a new year in the sun, for those who love shopping.
Whether you decide to wait for midnight at a socialite party, or head up watching the fireworks or even at the beach, Dubai will always have the solution for you.
The clubs and hotels where to book your gala dinner or dancing all night long are countless.
And, as you can imagine, the fireworks show is record-breaking!
Luxury CRUISE IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
For those who want to be among the firsts to celebrate the new year, this cruise is an alternative way to discover Australia.
It starts from Auckland and runs along the New Zealand’s eastern coast, to spend the new year in Sydney and conclude the navigation in Melbourne.
The Crystal Symphony‘s cabins, elegant, modern and spacious, have the comfort of the best luxury suites and a wide veranda where you can sit and enjoy the panorama.
In addition to the excursions and entertainment activites, on board it’s possible to follow the more different classes, from computer science to dance and pilates, up to golf and Nordic walking.
The Crystal Symphony is one of the most impressive active ships and was rewarded by Condé Nast Traveler’s as one of the most beautiful in the world.
| Image credits: Castel Monastero – Chetzeron Crans-Montana – Hofburg Silvesterball – Bolshoi |