Christmas & New Year

Where will you celebrate the festivities?

Sunshine and sand, or snow and sleds?

December and January are a great time to travel. I’ve spotted some incredible deals on offer in places where the sun shines or the snow is guaranteed over the winter months.

So, I thought it a good idea to select a handful of unforgettable holiday destinations to help with those special and happy memories with friends and family. Whether you live to sing carols and roast chestnuts or can’t get far enough away from all the ‘happy holiday’ hype I’ve selected destinations to cover all options. I hope you find the below ideas of interest and something to ponder for your next travel destination.

Christmas & New Year Holiday Ideas

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I hope you find the below ideas of interest and something to ponder for your next travel destination.

Happy Travels,

Nick Truch
Guest Editor & Travel Counsellor

Lake District, UK

A Lakeland winter brings out the best in the Lake District landscape. The onset of cold weather does see fewer people exploring the hills and mountains but this is when the mix of winter walks and warm Lakeland pubs and inns come into their own. From the comfort of your cottage, Lakeland Inn or country house hotel watch the weather transform the mountains and lakes into a winter wonderland. If…

Prague, Czech Republic

What better way to feel festive than with a visit to Prague’s enchanting Christmas markets? Undoubtedly one of the most charming cities in Europe, bohemian Prague is simply bursting with culture, history, art, and an abundance of style and character. There’s so much to see and do here, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Explore the Old Town, home to the famous Astronomical Clock, take in the amazing views from Charles…

Val d’Isère, France

There’s no better way to start 2016 than on the slopes! If you’ve always dreamt of a snowy start to the year then why not hit up the slopes for a New Year ski holiday to remember? Join Mark Warner in vibrant Val d’Isère and enjoy magical snow, great ski runs and bundles of festive cheer. One of the world’s leading ski resorts, Val d’Isère is a fabulous destination both…

Swedish Lapland, Sweden

What better place for a traditional winter holiday than a cosy wooden cabin in Swedish Lapland? With a whole host of popular winter activities and all meals included in the price, this incredible deal from Taber Holidays is one not to be missed. This winter you could be enjoying a spectacular four-night adventure on the frozen Luleå Archipelago, one of the most picturesque regions of Arctic Sweden. You’ll be taken…

New York, USA

By whichever criteria you care to use, New York is one of the world’s greatest cities. Art and culture, food and entertainment, history and global commerce – you’ll find everything here, and unashamedly bigger and bolder than anywhere else. Occasionally overwhelming, always awe-inspiring. New York is a living, breathing Hollywood movie set. Iconic skylines give a sense of familiarity to NYC for even first-time visitors. But for every Times Square…

Florida, USA

Florida offers a true holiday-of-a-lifetime experience with its unforgettable theme parks, flawless beaches and immense shopping opportunities yet there are even more reasons why people return to this fantastic part of the USA year after year. World famous Orlando is not only home to some of the best theme parks in the world but also has a vast array of spas, fine dining, wildlife expeditions and outdoor activities. The Florida…

South Africa

With amazing wildlife, vibrant cities and a rich cultural heritage, there’s so much to see and do in sensational South Africa. Over seven incredible days, you’ll have plenty of time to discover this captivating country for yourself. Your South African adventure begins with a two night stay at Crown Plaza Rosebank in the lively city of Johannesburg. Boasting stylish shopping malls, superb restaurants and upmarket entertainment, you’ll find plenty to…

Yellowstone, USA

The first national park in America, Yellowstone is quite simply incredible and winter reveals a side most travellers don’t see. Explore with a wildlife tracking guide, take a skiing lesson and snow shoe in search of wildlife. Exploring the park under a blanket of snow is the ultimate winter wonderland adventure. On this tour you’ll have the ability to stay within the borders of the national park at a time…