Dear IE students,

Winter holidays are just around the corner and everyone is getting ready to go back to their countries: some people have already left, and some will travel with friends during the holidays. In case you don’t have a defined plan yet, or you have a few spare days that you don’t want to spend on the couch, what’s better than a last minute trip with some friends?

Luckily, from Spain it is very easy to reach almost every country in Europe, which will allow you to visit very nice places with just a few hours.

Here’s a few ideas:

Explore Castilla y León

As at the moment it is unfortunately still not allowed to travel from one region of Spain to another,you can instead explore the beautiful province of Castille y Leon. Although these restrictions are limiting it provides a great opportunity to rent a car with a few friends and just drive around the region. Castilla y Leon has a lot of nature and pretty little cities you can explore without driving too much! In case you don’t have a driving license, you can still choose different stops and arrange to take busses or trains to move around these stops. To get a few hints on where to go look at our previous articles!

P.s. make sure you have the right road trip playlist!

Travel to Portugal

Besides form being super close to Spain and easily reachable with a short flight, train bus or even car ride, Portugal has no restrictions to foreign travellers. Because of this, you will be able to enjoy and visit cities, as all restaurants and tourist attractions are open. At the same time, if you are looking for a nature oriented trip, Portugal is the place for you! you will find amazing white, endless beaches and natural parks to explore and even try out some new activities such as surfing!

Go on a Surprise Trip

Flykube is a company that organises 3 to 7 days trips in an European city for a fixed price, depending on the amount of days. If you want to leave for three days, you will have a hotel and two-way flight booked for only 150 euros. The best thing is that you don’t get to choose where to go: in fact, Flukube lets you eliminate a few destinations out of their choices, in order to not disappoint you sending somewhere you have already been or you don’t want to go, and then reveals you the destination of your trip one day before the departure. 

On the website flykube.com you can compose your customised surprise package, choosing the type of stay (airbnb, hotel or flat) and choosing among different surprise options they have.

I hope you will enjoy your well-deserved Christmas break wherever you go! Remember to check the specific rules in the country you choose to visit beforehand to stay safe!

Happy holidays and be ready for new upcoming articles in 2021!

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