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December

Our top trips departing in December

Where to go on holiday in December

Introduction

These are the very best trips to enjoy in December, whether you're seeking out some winter sun or taking the family to meet Santa in his Lapland home.

Festive breaks, worldwide

December is a time for festivities, whether it’s celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney and Rio, or taking in the Christmas markets of Germany or Copenhagen. Further north, Swedish and Finnish Lapland are given over to sled rides and visits to Santa’s Grotto, while the likes of Norway’s Tromso wow with Northern Lights spectaculars. The world-famous winter ICEHOTEL also opens its doors for the season. New Year’s in Iceland is also particularly popular, combining Reykjavik’s buzzy nightlife with the country’s spectacular natural world.

Antarctic cruises

Inaccessible for most of the year, Antarctica opens up in summer, with luxury expedition cruises crossing the Drake Passage to take in the mesmerising landscapes and wildlife of the White Continent. Routes change with the weather, but in favourable conditions you can expect to land on shorelines packed with vast seal and penguin colonies, all framed by vast icebergs, creaking glaciers and snow-packed mountain peaks. What's more, you can get planning early, with Antarctica cruises are now available to book for winter 2022 and even into 2023.

Soak up some winter sun

If the British winter leaves you cold, head instead to the Caribbean and the islands of Barbados or Antigua. And, it's worth bearing in mind that you can find excellent deals on beach destinations for the first 10 days of December, beating the Christmas rush for the Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

Discover the Americas

Across in the Americas, Costa Rica offers a delightful combination of superb weather and off-peak crowds, while Mexico impresses with similarly delightful temperatures. But, if you’re looking towards the USA, Florida offers America’s finest weather – December is among the state's driest months.

 

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Our top itineraries for December

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ICEHOTEL Break

4-day tailor-made holiday from £995 pp incl. flights

With its mesmerising sculptures and thrilling excursions, a stay at Sweden's original ICEHOTEL is a truly unique experience. This classic short break includes a night in an Ice Room with two nights in warm accommodation.

Aerial view of Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Highlights of South Africa

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,400 pp incl. flights

This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards before ending with an all-inclusive Big-Five safari.

The 7th Room, Treehotel

Treehotel & ICEHOTEL

5-day tailor-made break from £1,800 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect introduction to winter in Swedish Lapland as you combine stays at two of Scandinavia's most celebrated hotels with the chance to add in a raft of optional excursions.

Madeira, Portugal

Highlights of Madeira

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,405 pp incl. flights

Famed for its friendly locals, natural beauty, mild climate and fabulous fortified wine, Madeira is the perfect year-round destination. Explore the island's myriad highlights on this tailor-made road trip.

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Top offers for December

Scenic Eclipse

Antarctica in Depth on Scenic Eclipse

16-day exploration voyage from £12,740 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £2,700 pp on selected departure dates
Book by: 14 December 2022

Explore the White Continent in unmatched style aboard the world's first discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse. Enjoy a full range of thrilling excursions, from helicopter flights to submarine dives, as you get up close to Antarctica's spectacular natural world.

Garden View Junior Suite, Colony Club, Barbados

Colony Club, Barbados

Guide price from £1,895 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer - save up to 39% of accommodation cost
Book by: 31 January 2023

A haven of peace and tranquillity, Colony Club looks out across verdant gardens and the sparkling sea. It's all tied together with first-class dining, spa treatments, water sports, yoga classes and island sightseeing tours.

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

12-day expedition fly-cruise from £14,310 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 20% on selected departure dates
Book by: 11 December 2022

With an included business class flight across the Drake Passage, this Antarctic cruise with Silversea showcases the wildlife and wonders of the White Continent across six unforgettable days.

Heidelberg, the Rhine, Germany

Enchanting Rhine with AmaWaterways

8-day river cruise from £2,025 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £600 pp and free flights
Book by: 14 December 2022

Discover the wonders of the Rhine as you sail in style between Basel and Amsterdam, exploring everything from medieval castles to riverside wineries.

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