Easter is coming! Here in the UK we’re looking forward to four days off this weekend. But with the weather not exactly being warm right now, a lot of us are setting our sights on destinations further afield than mum’s house in Wherever-shire. Which is why I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to the 6 best places to travel for the Easter holidays.

Best Places to Travel for the Easter Holidays

Best Places to Travel for the Easter Holidays

Whether you’re looking for early spring sunshine, tons of chocolate eggs (yay!), or a place that takes Easter more seriously as a religious holiday than where you live at home, there’s a perfect place to travel for the bank holiday weekend. Here’s the list…

Malta at Easter

Malta

When I went to Malta for the Easter holidays a few years ago, I wasn’t expecting to find myself in the middle of religious processions and festivities. But Malta takes Easter seriously, especially in places like the hilltop town of Rabat, where visitors can watch people walking through the streets dressed as everything from Roman soldiers to fishers of men.

Easter Procession in Malta

For the less religiously inclined, there are great Easter pastries in Malta over the bank holiday weekend. Don’t miss the delicious almond Figolli cookies.

Easter Procession in Malta

Prague

Prague is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, but also one of the best places to travel for the Easter holidays. This is not least because of the big Easter markets in Old Town Square.

Prague Easter Market

Throughout the square, everything from sheep-shaped easter cookies to beautiful hand-painted eggs can be found in rustic wooden stalls. There’s plenty of hot food to be found, and for those in a tactile mood, there’s also a petting zoo complete with lambs and other cute cuddly critters.

Prague Easter Market

Sevilla

I’ve been to Spain’s Sevilla twice during the Easter holidays, and it’s one of the most exciting times to travel to the city. All throughout Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter Sunday, people from across Andalucia come to the city in processions that last throughout the day. Just ignore the fact that their costumes look oddly similar to those of the Ku Klux Klan.

Semana Santa Procession, Sevilla

In the evenings the tapas bars and restaurants throughout Sevilla’s city center come alive with celebrations, and there’s no better place to soak up the culture and meet the locals.

Tapas Bar, Sevilla

Jerusalem

Unsurprisingly, Jerusalem is one of the best places to travel for the Easter holidays. I went a couple years ago to see what it was all about, and was amazed by the number of people that had come to spend Easter in Jerusalem.

Statue in Jerusalem

In addition to the religious pilgrimage sites that many visitors want to see, the city is full of brightly colored Easter egg pastries and other festive cultural and religious nods to the holiday.

Easter Pastries in Jerusalem

Rome

Rome is a great city at any time of year, but at Easter it takes on a special significance. The Pope’s Easter Mass at St Peter’s Basilica is a highlight for many (just reserve your tickets far in advance), and reason enough to travel to Italy in the spring.

St Peter's Basilica, Rome

But the celebrations start before Easter Sunday, with Good Friday’s candlelit procession and Holy Saturday’s Easter Vigil Mass.

Vatican Museum, Rome

And this being Italy, Easter food is just as important. From torta di Pasqua, an Easter cheese bread, to Colomba Pasquale, a cake shaped like a dove, there are plenty of treats to enjoy.

St Peter's Basilica, Rome

Brussels

And speaking of treats, Brussels is one of my favorite cities to travel at Easter. Known for world-class confections, the city’s many chocolatiers go all out at Easter to make the most stylish, lavish, large, and otherwise amazing chocolate Easter eggs.

Chocolate Easter Egg in Brussels

While in town, don’t miss Pierre Marcolini’s luxurious chocolate eggs. They’re so beautiful and fashionable they should almost be worn instead of eaten.

Pierre Marcolini Easter Egg

Where do you think are the best places to travel for the Easter holidays?

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14 comments on “Lady’s 6 Places to Travel for the Easter Holidays”

  1. Very interesting list. I would also add New York City to the list. We have a Easter Bonnet Parade on Fifth Avenue which is always a lot of fun. It is always inspiring to see how creative and artistic everyone is.

  2. What a brilliant list! I’m staying in London and heading into duke of York square for an Easter event (Chelsea)! I saw Malta and have been back and forth removing from my list would you recommend going as I’ve heard different things about it and most of my trips going forward are with bubba! We’ve already been to NYC, Sweden and Denmark this year and heading to Zanzibar and Qatar later this year…
    Simi X

  3. I’ve been to Malta and Sevilla before for Easter and this is definitely the right moment to go! This year I will be in Budapest, it seems the celebrations are amazing there too. It seems sunshine will be there too so I’m really looking forward to flying there in 2 days!

  4. Never really been on a holiday because of Easter. Your making me wish I did now, the places you have listed are lovely.

  5. What a spectacular list! It makes me want to pack my bags and hop on a plane right now. Those colorful Easter egg pastries look so interesting. I wish I could just reach through the screen and try one. haha

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