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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 £940 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 £2,995 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.

The 7th Room, Treehotel

Treehotel & ICEHOTEL

5-day tailor-made break from £1,985 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 £1,470 pp incl. flights

Famed for its 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

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 £630pp
Book by: 15 October 2023

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.

Swimming pool, Sugar Beach, St Lucia, Caribbean

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Guide price from £4,235 pp incl. flights


Save up to 25% & villa upgrade
Book by: 28 September 2023

Set on an excellent beach in a National Marine Park in the south of the island of Saint Lucia, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort and formerly known as Jalousie Plantation, boasts one of the most breathtaking locations in the Caribbean.

Antarctica Bridge, Silversea

Antarctica Bridge with Silversea

12-day expedition fly-cruise from £15,400 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save 10% on selected winter 2023-24 voyages
Book by: 30 September 2023

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 £2,295 pp incl. flights

cruise offer

Save up to 20% off cruise
Book by: 30 September 2023

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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