"The festive period is a very special time to travel, whether you’re dreaming of a magical escape to a snow-dusted log cabin or a spot of winter sun without a Brussels sprout in sight."

Festive and New Year Tours

The festive period is a very special time to travel, whether you’re dreaming of a magical escape to a snow-dusted log cabin or a spot of winter sun without a Brussels sprout in sight. A short break visiting the atmospheric Christmas markets of central Europe is a great way to get in the festive spirit, while a trip north to Lapland to see Santa is a popular choice for families. Alternatively you might prefer a break from the cold and the winter gloom, and head to sunnier climates for a very different experience. How about a Christmas Day barbecue on a Caribbean beach, or seeing in the New Year with fireworks over Sydney harbour? There is a huge range of tours on offer over the Christmas and New Year period, with something to suit every type of traveller.

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23 Nights

Christmas Trans Mongolian

Experience a Russian Christmas in a Siberian village and New Year’s Eve in Moscow’s Red Square. Along the way, you can enjoy a traditional troika ride led by three horses, and stay in a Mongolian ger camp surrounded by snow. What more could you wish for this Christmas?

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £147pp
Starts:Beijing
Ends:St Petersburg
Group Size:1- 15
Difficulty:Reasonable pace
Operator:Sundowners Overland

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5 Nights

The Snowball - 6 days

CHRISTMAS OR NEW YEAR TOUR: No stuffing turkeys or entertaining aunts, head to mighty Russia this Christmas or New Year! With fun and good cheer discover the wonders of St Petersburg and the nation’s capital - Moscow on this 6 day tour of Russia, taking in palaces of the tsars and the Hermitage, Red Square, the Kremlin and more.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £13pp
Group Size:0- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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7 Nights

New Year's in Wadi Rum - 8 Days

NEW YEAR TOUR: Celebrate a festive Bedouin New Year’s Eve in the heart of the Wadi Rum Desert. Add the fascinating Lost City of Petra, bobbing in the Dead Sea, exploring Roman ruins, and you'll be kicking off your New Year in style!

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £25pp
Group Size:0- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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10 Nights

New Year's in Morocco - 11 Days

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Spend a cracking Christmas exploring the Atlas, snap up some bargains in the souks of Marrakech and ring in the New Year beachside in Essaouira, on Morocco's stunning Atlantic coast.

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £16pp
Group Size:0- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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7 Nights

New Year in Lake Garda

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £21pp
Operator:Travel Department

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3 Nights

Berlin Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £9pp
Operator:Travel Department

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£449pp including flights
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3 Nights

Bruges Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £10pp
Operator:Travel Department

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£479pp including flights
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7 Nights

Christmas in Tuscany

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £20pp
Operator:Travel Department

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7 Nights

Festive Salzburg, Munich & Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Treat yourself to festive fun as we head to the Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich Christmas markets, and enjoy Alpine scenery on the way!

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £12pp
Operator:Leger Holidays

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3 Nights

Prague Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £6pp
Operator:Travel Department

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£299pp including flights
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4 Nights

Krakow Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £9pp
Operator:Travel Department

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7 Nights

Christmas in Lake Garda

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £19pp
Operator:Travel Department

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7 Nights

New Year in Tuscany

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £25pp
Operator:Travel Department

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3 Nights

Budapest Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £7pp
Operator:Travel Department

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1 day

Lapland Santa Experience Day Trip

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £11pp
Operator:Newmarket Holidays

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-£71

3 Nights

Kraków Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £8pp
Operator:Newmarket Holidays

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£396pp including flights
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-£50

3 Nights

Prague Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £8pp
Operator:Newmarket Holidays

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1 day

Riga Christmas Markets

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £8pp
Operator:Newmarket Holidays

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7 Nights

Christmas on the Italian Riviera

You'll love this tour if you like: 

  • Seaside resorts - Alassio is a delight 
  • Glamour - enjoy the glitz of Monte Carlo 
  • Historic ports - Genova is fascinating 
  • Typical Italian towns - quaint, laid back and gorgeous

A popular tourist destination since the early 19th century after its beauty was much extolled by the Romantics, this dramatic coastline is a delight to explore with small coves crowded by villages tumbling down their cliffs, colourful harbours full of yachts and fascinating, historic cities. Your base is the charming Alassio, a peaceful yet atmospheric seaside resort with visits to Genoa, Santa Margherita and Monaco.
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Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £29pp
Starts:St Pancras
Ends:St Pancras
Group Size:0- 36
Operator:Travel Editions

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7 Nights

Four Countries Christmas & the Swiss Glacier Express

Make your Christmas dreams come true as you visit Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria, and ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express!

Members are eligible for cashback on this trip of up to £20pp
Operator:Leger Holidays

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