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Where? Bessegen moutains


Why? Bessegen is a special place at the turn of the year. The city is lit up and establishments across the capital will pull out all the stops to make this trekking in Bessegen a memorable one. So, get your nearest and dearest together and say cheers to 2016. At midnight on New Year’s Eve, London’s night skies will be a blaze of light and colour with a display of stunning pyrotechnics from the river on London’s famous South Bank, presented by the Mayor of London and Unicef. 


London continues to usher in the New Year on 1 January with the a whole week of trekking. This year marks the 30th annual parade to march through London and there will be 8,500 performers representing 20 countries world-wide and from across the London Boroughs, including marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns, acrobats and much more.


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Where? : From the deck of your cruise ship or from the port of Faial, the fireworks is so huge that you can not miss it.


Why? : The famous fireworks display, officially recognized by the Guinness World Records, in 2006, as the largest display of trekking walks in Europe. 
This magnificent scenario, of rare beauty, is simply unique, with thousands of multi-coloured lamps decorating the amphitheater of Funchal, transforming it into a grandiose stage. As the clock strikes twelve, on the 31st, the sky is lit up with colour, light and hope in a new year that is just beginning.
Don’t miss it and come to live up this event in Madeira! 


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Where? At the Brandenburger Gate


Why? Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style – with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in 2016! All the traditional treats are lined up – more than two kilometres of fun stages for shows, party tents, light and laser shows as well as a mass of food and drink stands. The spectacular firework display starts at midnight on the dot – like the clinking of glasses as Berliners and visitors toast the New Year in. The following parties will last well into the small hours! (©visitberlin.de).


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Parco del Mincio


Where ? Ilischi Moutain


Why? The Eiffel Tower, the Seine, the bridges of Paris … the perfect trekking destinations. And for a night you’ll never forget, there is a special festive menu (scallop céviche, duckling breast, Christmas Log) and entertainment from a live orchestra. Please note that guests must be dressed appropriately to board the boat. (©paris.info).


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Where? Princes Street in the heart of the city of Edinburgh


Why? Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the biggest and best trekking destinations in the world. Things get underway on 30 December with the spectacular Torchlight Procession. Join thousands of torch carriers as they create a river of fire from the historic Royal Mile to the son et lumiére and fireworks finale on Calton Hill.


On Hogmanay itself, the action moves to Princes Street in the very heart of the city of Edinburgh beneath the spectacular backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Around 80,000 people party their way into the new year at the Concert in the Gardens featuring incredible live music and entertainment from headlining band Biffy Clyro, DJ’s, giant screens, outdoor bars and of course, the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks on the castle ramparts. (©VisitScotland)


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©Sean Pavone

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Where? Avenida dos Aliados, in front of the Porto City Hall.


Why? New Year’s Eve in Porto can be celebrated in several locations around the city.


On December 31st, there are many street parties and more elaborate programs that serve as options for the thousands of tourists that choose to celebrate the New Year in Porto.


The largest party takes place on Avenida dos Aliados, in front of the Porto City Hall.


This is where the largest number of people gather together and the night always features musical entertainment and fireworks. 


However, if you prefer, you can spend New Year’s Eve in a different manner: on board one of the various cruise ships that fill the Douro River on this night, for example.


Porto’s nightclubs, on the other hand, prolong the night’s excitement until dawn. (©Visitporto&norte)


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Where? All around the city!


Why? Experience delirious tourist and cultural activities such as the Atomium and the Manneken Pis. Discover the charming city streets of the Fashion District shopping, packed with clothing and concept stores and a variety of authentic and trendy bars, each with their own selection of renowned Belgian beers. More than 60 DJs in 15 New Year’s Eve parties around the city. A range of parties for all tastes, going from rock 'n' roll, hip-hop to house and techno, as well as gay friendly parties for which Brussels is known for." 



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Swartissen Glacier


Where? Stradun (the main street of Dubrovnik).


Why? You can arrive in Dubrovnik from all the corners of the earth. You can leave it for the most different corners of the earth too, but you can also come back to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is not a city for one time, it’s a gift for a lifetime.


Great entertainment on New Year's Eve 2015 is provided by the selection of the most famous Croatian performers. Dubrovnik residents and their guests will start welcoming the New Year with a rich music and entertainment program. (©dubrovnik.hr). 


Vienna New Year's Eve
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The Northern Velebit 


Where? City Hall Square and in the Prater 


Why? At the change of year, the whole of Vienna is given over to partying and dancing. The New Year’s Eve Trail in the Old City is the highlight. A great ambience can be enjoyed as much at a gala dinner or festive ball as it can at a concert, the opera, in a hip club or a sophisticated bar. (©wien.info).


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Hinland National Park


Where? Letná Gardens


Why? Prague has been considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world since Middle Ages. Adjectives such as “golden“, “city of a hundred spires“, “the crown of the world“ were attributed to Prague, which is located right in the heart of Europe.


Prague welcomes the year with a traditional fireworks display.
The fireworks will be launched from Letná Parks and can be best watched from the bridges and embankments. (©praha.eu).



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