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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Treat yourself to festive fun as we head to the Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich Christmas markets, and enjoy Alpine scenery on the way!
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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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Make your Christmas dreams come true as you visit Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria, and ride on the famous Swiss Glacier Express!