Top 5 citybreaks for New Years

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This year, why not swap your usual local bar and spend news years somewhere special. There is still many last minute deals to fulfill your New Year wishes.

Welcome in 2018 with some of these top destinations known for their great New Years Celebrations!

1. Edinburgh, UK

In the mood to mingle at a Scottish Street party. Greet the new year with the event the scot’s call Hogmanay. It all begins with a Torchlight Procession in the Scottish Capital. 30,000 people stroll through the medieval centre. You can join the parade with your own torch for £12. For more information and for tickets click here.

If you can stay a little longer why not hire a campervan in Edinburgh and visit The Highlands! Soaking up the Scottish countryside is a perfect way to start the new year.

2. Madrid, Spain

Spain’s capital has a lot to offer all year round. This city is full of life and loves to party. There is a huge selection of festivities to choose from especially for nochevieja (what the Spanish call New Years Eve). Puerta del Sol is a firm favourite for many to catch the incredible fireworks display. Make sure you pack some grapes! It’s a Spanish tradition to eat 12 grapes during the countdown for the New Year. The grapes are meant to give you good luck for the next 12 months that follow. After the display their are a huge collection of some of the best clubs and bars in Europe to choose from. If you are fortunate to be able to travel in Spain longer, the Spanish Christmas season starts on the 6 of January so you can prolong this festive period.

3. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is a top destination for winter breaks but if you manage to pass new years in the compact Portuguese capital you won’t help but notice the amazing buzz that descends on the city. To get your evening started you can head out to the Time Out Market, the cities collection of award winning chefs who are all cooking under the same roof. Then head to the Comercio Square for the New Years fireworks display. After this you can head to the Barrio Alto where you’ll be spoiled for choice for Portuguese bars and a great atmosphere. Lisbon will help you kick off your 2018 in style! Felice Anno Nuovo! For more info on how ways to travel Portugal click here.

4. London, UK

It’s no secret that London can put on a show. The UK capital never disappoints when it comes to big celebrations and the New Year is no exception. People come from all over the globe to see London's world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks display along the river Thames. Some people even start holding their place 12 hours before they light the first firework. Don’t fancy being in the crowds, you can choose from some of Londons best Skyscraper restaurants and light up your evening in front of some world class grub. Not a bad way to start 2018 at all. If your struggling to find accommodation in London you can also rent a campervan and park it in the outskirts of the city. It will also give you a chance to discover great places to roadtrip in the UK after the festivities are over.

5. Berlin, Germany

It won’t shock anyone when the clubbing capital of Europe appears on a list of top New Year Spots. Brandenburg Gate hosts Berlin’s cracking New Years party, boasting over 2 kilometers of live music acts! If you head a little earlier to the German capital you can also visit the famous Berlin Christmas Markets full of beautiful quaint gifts, delicious street food and hot wine. For more info on the best Christmas markets of Europe click here!

If you want to relax after the festivities in Berlin you have to stop by Markthalle 9, one of the best craft breweries in Germany to start 2018 in style.

If you ever wish to visit these cities, consider a road trip and hire a campervan or motorhome. This will allow you to get closer to the action, keeping you mobile and free from being tied down by fixed accommodation.

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