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Our top trips departing in December

Where to go on holiday in December


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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4-day tailor-made holiday from £745 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.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

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

From city greats and iconic, jungle-shrouded temples to off-the-beaten-track gems framed by a fabulous food scene, this best-of tour takes in the must-see highlights of two Far East favourites.

Aerial view of Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Highlights of South Africa

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,005 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect 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.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,790 pp incl. flights

With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.

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Top offers for December

Le Touessrok, Mauritius

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok, Mauritius

7-night luxury holiday from £2,375 pp incl. flights & transfers


Early booking offer – Save up to £690pp
Book by: 31 May 2024

With its Chi spa and Bernhard Langer-designed golf course, this long-time island favourite brings the best in contemporary luxury to Mauritius’ Trou d’Eau Douce Bay.

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

12-day expedition fly-cruise from £15,570 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Suite upgrades, US$1,000 credit & no single supplement
Book by: 31 May 2024

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 luxury river cruise from £2,540 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to £750 pp off selected departures
Book by: 31 May 2024

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

Antarctica with Silversea

Antarctica Discovery with Silversea

15-day expedition cruise holiday from £12,420 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Suite upgrades, US$1,000 credit & no single supplement
Book by: 31 May 2024

This is the ultimate introduction to Antarctica. Begin and end your expedition in remote Chilean Patagonia, sailing out to the white continent to spot rare wildlife amid the ice.

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