Christmas markets and breaks

Do something different this festive season by experiencing another country's customs and traditions. Visit famed markets across the continent, enjoy Christmas dinner under the Italian sun, or spend the period in the fairy-tale forests of Savoie.  

Top travel destinations to discover

In a world packed with mouth-watering travel possibilities, planning that next big trip is all part of the adventure. Life-changing holidays don’t have to be long haul. Uncovering the secrets of classical Spain, strolling down the ancient streets of Pompeii or watching the sun set from the Bridge of Sighs in Venice can be just as thrilling as hiking in Canada’s Rocky Mountains or wandering through the redwood forests of California. Some of the greatest travel experiences on earth are all about the journey – whether that’s river cruising on the Rhine or riding the Bernina Express through the Alps. But whatever your idea of a good time, our inspiring trip ideas are sure to whet your appetite for exploration. Find out more on The Independent travel website, click here to visit.