Thinking about traveling internationally in 2019? Now is the perfect time to decide where you’d like to go, what you’d like to do there and how to get where you’re going. Your destination will vary based on the kind of vacation you’re looking to have. Do you love sightseeing, historical sites or shopping? Here are some top vacation spots to consider visiting in 2019.
This beautiful square offers a picturesque view of historical Frankfurt. The seat of the city’s government since the 15th century, this market square is surrounded by postcard-perfect medieval buildings rebuilt in historical style following extensive bombardments during World War II. It’s also the home of the famous Frankfurt Christmas Market.
Looking to enjoy a tour of Frankfurt in style? Take a tram carriage known as the Ebbelwei Express and enjoy the finest sights of the city in comfort. A ticket on the Express includes your choice of a bottle of the cider or apple juice that Frankfurt is famous for.
Does your taste lean toward the macabre? You can’t visit Frankfurt without a trip to the ruin of Frankenstein Castle. Two towers, a chapel and a functioning restaurant are all that remain of the once prestigious castle, but rumors persist of a gruesome past. Take a tour to learn more about the myths and facts about this famous edifice.
If you love history, London should be at the top of your vacation bucket list. Not only is it home to world-renowned museums and art galleries, but many of them are free, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the British Museum and the Tate Modern.
The official London residence of the kings and queens of the United Kingdom since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a can’t-miss for first-time visitors to London. The state rooms are open to visitors each summer, and the palace is the focal point for national celebrations.
London is packed with amazing shopping opportunities with several retail districts, specialty stores and shopping streets. If you aren’t afraid of crowds, you’ll want to make a stop on Oxford Street, which, with over 300 unique retailers, is known as the heart of London’s shopping district. Other great shopping spots include Knightsbridge, Bond Street, King’s Road and Covent Garden.
Take a walk down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal to take in 17th century architecture and landmarks like the infamous Notre-Dame Basilica. Construction finished in 1829 and is said to be one of the oldest examples of Gothic Revival religious architecture in Canada. In Montreal you can take a tour of the Olympic Stadium where the 1976 Olympic games were held.
This 18th-century residence offers a portal to Montreal’s historic past. It features a collection of more than 30,000 objects, temporary exhibitions and presentations on notable figures who have visited the manor. This site made the UNESCO list of 1,001 historic sites you must see before you die.
Montreal is a chilly city during the winter, but the cold weather brings with it some of Montreal’s most fascinating activities. Visitors to the Festival City can enjoy the Winter Lights Photo Walk, ice skating, the Montreal en Lumiere Festival, a visit to the Nordic Terrace, Igloofest and ice fishing.
Ready to book your trip? Start with your flight out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with service to international destinations worldwide, including daily flights to London’s Heathrow Airport with new nonstop service on American Airlines. British Airways continues to offer nonstop London flights and travelers will find convenient access to Frankfurt aboard Condor Airlines.