The Best Destinations to Visit in Winter
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The Best Destinations to Visit in Winter

White sandy beaches and relaxing in the sun may be the hallmarks of a proper summer holiday, but they’re not the only way to escape your everyday. Snow-capped mountains, cosmopolitan cities and lush, damp greenery are the calling cards of these top winter destinations. Here are 4 of Ahoy Club’s favourite winter getaways to explore in 2020.

Antarctica

From November-March each year Antarctica experiences its own version of summer when the temperatures hover just below freezing, making them safe for human exploration. Take full advantage of this window of opportunity and adventure to the world’s most unique winter wonderland. Gaze at rare wildlife, hike glaciers, and shelter from the cold in the comfort of your superyacht.

Read our Antarctica destination guide to learn more.

New Zealand

New Zealand is a hive of activity all year round and it really comes to life in winter. It’s a well-known winter escape for snow sports lovers, full of food, events, and wildlife experiences in the colder months. Visit the amazing natural hot springs, go whale watching, or cosy up in one of the many local wineries. Pro tip – Central Otago is known for smooth reds, while Marlborough is world-famous for its white wines. Finally, check your calendar and plan a trip to coincide with annual festivals and events around art, film, food, and more.

Canada

Whether you choose the east or west coast of Canada for your charter, there’s plenty to explore. In Vancouver alone there’s sports, sightseeing, shopping, and dining to keep you busy. Carve up the soft powder on Whistler or Grouse Mountain, visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge at night for a fairy-light photo or explore the urban jungle for shopping. Foodwise, Vancouver is a top brunch destination with cafes on every corner and there’s always the Canadian classic poutine.

Northern Europe

Northern Europe is a winter destination to put on the bucket list. From the northern lights in Scandinavia to the medieval landscapes of the British Isles; there’s everything to see and do here. Treat yourself to a Danish breakfast board, soak up the history of London and warm your cockles in the many whiskey distilleries of Scotland. Do it all without battling the peak tourist crowds that descend each summer.

Any time of year, anywhere in the world with Ahoy Club

With thousands of yachts to choose from, there’s always a luxury charter available with Ahoy Club. Expand your travel horizons with a classic winter getaway this year. Check out our charter page and filter the results for your favourite winter destination.

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