8 Places to Be on New Year’s Eve

Posted by Monica on December 26, 2013

Bonfires and banquets, Big Ben and big booms too,  welcome the new year in style around the world.

Skip the Line - Eiffel Tower New Year's Celebration

Skip the Line – Eiffel Tower New Year’s Celebration

Party at a Parisian Icon – Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Access

End the year by going up the Eiffel Tower and experience the exhilaration of New Year’s in the heart of Paris, France. The tour group will celebrate the holiday right with champagne before they skip the notoriously long lines and go up the tower. To keep with the festivities, party gear will be included aside from access to all three levels of the Tower. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture unforgettable views of Paris and your New Year party get-up!

Sydney New Year's Eve Cruise

Sydney New Year’s Eve Cruise

One of the World’s Most Awaited – Sydney New Year’s Eve Cruise

Treat yourself to exclusive views of the 9pm Family fireworks, the stunning Bridge Effect and Midnight Displays from aboard a restored 1922 vessel which has access to privileged viewing areas. At the stroke of midnight fireworks light up Sydney Harbour and passengers will enjoy front row seats to the show of a life time. Watch in awe as both massive and intricate fireworks displays are set off from barges, rooftops up and down both sides of the harbour and the stunning Sydney Harbour Bridge.

New Year's Eve at the Folklore Garden

New Year’s Eve at the Folklore Garden

Eat, Drink and Be Merry! - New Year’s Eve at the Folklore Garden

Though the year is new, some things are just better celebrated with folklore and traditions. Come and join an unforgettable evening in the heart of Prague at the Folklore Garden and celebrate the new year with dinner, dance, music and merriment in a countryside atmosphere! Included in the evening is an open bar (as much Czech beer, wine and soft drinks as you like!) and a traditional dinner served to the center of the table to keep the atmosphere of a holiday garden party. Guests will not only be entertained, they will also learn about Czech Traditions, watch a folklore show and have the opportunity to take part in the fun and games.

Barcelona Gourmet Bus New Year's Eve Special

Barcelona Gourmet Bus New Year’s Eve Special

Haute Cuisine on Wheels – Barcelona Gourmet Bus 

Forget going to the restaurant, dinner in a glass-roofed coach with a panoramic tour of Barcelona is more like it. The Gourmet Bus tour drives past Barcelona’s leading points of interest such as the Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia, Agbar Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Port Olimpic, Montjuic Mountain and Plaza de España. After indulging on Catalan haute cuisine paired with local wines and cava, passengers can continue the most festive night of the year at the Gran Casino Barcelona with entrance and one drink included. Grapes will also be distributed for good luck!

Caribbean Carnaval New Year's Eve Party Cruise

Caribbean Carnaval New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Carnival Cruise and New Year Show – Caribbean Carnaval New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

It’s always carnival season in this Cancun party cruise, even in the new year! Dance to tropical tunes in this  Caribbean Carnaval Cruise to the Isla Mujeres private beach club on New Year’s Eve. Highlighted by lively music, exquisite dinner and dazzling shows, the party cruise is about dancing and having fun. On board the Caribbean Cabaret boat, participants will enjoy the great variety of the bar. Once at Isla Mujeres, a Caribbean Island facing the coasts of Cancun, passengers will enjoy the Caribbean ambiance at the private beach club. Feast on a delicious buffet while a New Year’s Eve show entitled “A Journey Through Time” is played.

London New Year's Eve Gala Dinner and Dance Cruise

London New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance Cruise

River Thames Crusing and Big Ben Countdown – London New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance Cruise

In London, all eyes and ears are on the Big Ben as it  sounds the final ding dongs of the passing year. At the final stroke, fireworks erupt all over the building. Revellers can board a dinner cruise in the Thames area and listen to the arrival of the new year. They will be given a VIP treatment with a welcome drink and a delectable dinner. After dancing the night away to midnight, passengers toast the arrival of 2014 with a glass of champagne whilst listening to Big Ben ringing in the New Year.

Beach and Disco Parties – New Year’s Eve in Santiago

Santiago enjoys warm weather during this time of the year, which means:  new year beach parties! Welcome the new year in Santiago with 5-star hotel accommodations, a city tour and a special New Year’s Eve dinner.

Reykjavik New Year's Eve

Reykjavik New Year’s Eve

Fireworks and Great Balls of Bonfire! – Reykjavik New Year’s Eve

Enjoy the feeling of community during the New Year as you join thousands of people converging around bonfires scattered throughout Reykjavik’s neighborhoods. Here, people burn their old belongings with huge fires that are believed to drive away witches and evil spirits. If that’s not enough to disperse bad luck, the midnight fireworks should do the trick. Toast to the new year with a glass of sparkling wine whilst thousands of people all over the city are shooting off fireworks.

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