Christmas & New Year Holidays

Whether you are looking to get away from it all on the other side of the world over the festive period or enjoy seasonal celebrations in the snowy realms of Lapland and Iceland we have a selection of holidays for the Christmas and New Year period.

Spend Christmas in Iceland and discover a city of festivity and magic. Reykjavik is aglow during the festive season with the city literally covered in lights - everywhere glows with warmth and a magical atmosphere envelops the city. Enjoy Icelandic traditions and the fine dining for which the city is known. Our special Christmas and New Year holidays include some guided activities and a Discover the World representative will be available to look after you throughout your trip. You can enjoy fine dining and add in a number of excursions. You may even have the opportunity to witness the northern lights, nature's very own fireworks on New Year's Eve.

There is nowhere in the world more synonymous with Christmas than Lapland - the snow-covered forests and pristine open spaces sparkling in the sunshine providing scenes straight from a Christmas card. We offer the totally unique Icehotel in Swedish Lapland with a range of accommodation including glorious themed Art Suites that will literally take your breath away, and where better to bring in the new year than the Absolut Icebar. And in Finnish Lapland, enjoy an authentic log cabin experience.

If you want to celebrate Christmas away from home or if you simply wish to treat the day as any other, many of our most popular holidays can depart over the Christmas period ensuring you a festive season you will never forget. From fly drive holidays in New Zealand to Antarctic cruises, escorted coach tours to city breaks you can choose a Christmas holiday that is right for you.

Travelling to the other side of the world is well worth it to see the first penguin chicks hatching in Antarctica. The mildest month with the longest hours of daylight, December is high summer in Antarctica. An adventurous voyage offers the perfect introduction to the wildlife, history and stunning scenery of this fascinating continent.

The long, warm days and mild nights of the summer are perfect for exploring New Zealand's glorious landscapes. Feel the freedom in your own motorhome, don your hiking boots to discover picturesque coastlines and towering mountains, marvel at the wildlife, or just kick back, relax and savour the stunning scenery.

Head down under to soak up the summer sunshine on Australia's golden beaches, explore the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef and hike through national parks. Renowned for its unique wildlife, fascinating landscapes and friendly locals, the wine's not bad either, don't forget to relax with a chilled glass of award-winning wine!

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