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Christmas and New Year tours in 2016

Spend the festive season somewhere exotic this year

Snow or sunshine for you this holiday season?

If you’d like to wake up on Christmas morning to a vista blanketed with snow in Russia, or fancy ringing in 2017 under a star-lit sky in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, then consider one of our exotic Xmas and New Year escapes for a unique travel experience. From sunshine and sandy shores in Egypt, to the frosty delights of Iceland and everything in between, we’re bound to have a Xmas or New Year break to suit you. You'll get all the extras that we include on our group tours from arrival transfers to knowledgeable local tour leaders to show you around. Plus we've planned our festive itineraries to ensure that you spend Christmas and New Year's eve and day in stunning locations around the planet.

How would you like to feel this Christmas?

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Hot and dry

For guaranteed sunshine, clear blue skies and a nice, dry heat, look no further than Egypt this XMAS and New Year. Tour the incredible classical sites and head to the Red Sea coast for some beachside R&R to top off your tour and top up your tan!

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Warm and tropical

The climate in India over XMAS and New Year is perfect for sightseeing and we have a number of tours that depart over this period. Consider also the tropical climes of Vietnam and Cambodia in Southeast Asia for a Christmas caper with a difference.

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Mild and Sunny

For a real adventurous break over Christmas, consider Jordan with its famed Rose City of Petra and the Dead Sea, or the Saharan sands of Morocco. As the home of St. Nic, though a little chilly at this time of year, Turkey is another top pick.

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Simply Freezing!

For some, it isn't a proper Christmas unless it snows, and our top choices for a snowy escape are Russia, which looks simply stunning in the winter, Iceland for its other-worldly landscapes and the Northern Lights, and China for the Harbin Ice Festival.

XMAS and New Year tours to Egypt

Head for some winter sun in Egypt this Christmas and New Year. We offer a choice of departure dates and all tour itineraries are carefully planned to ensure you spend Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve in Egypt's very best locations. With 4 - 5 star standard hotels, degree qualified Egyptologist local guides and both arrival and departure airport transfers our festive Egypt tours are excellent value too.

Have a snowy festive season in Russia

For a truly unique festive break, spend Christmas in St Petersburg - the city of the tsars, and enjoy some winter fun in Russia, ice skating and sledding, defrosting in a steamy banya and spending New Year’s in Red Square. Our carefully planned itineraries over Christmas and New Year's in Russia take in all the key highlights and you'll stay at comfortable hotels too. Join us in Russia for a truly unique festive experience!

XMAS and New Year tours to Morocco

Make your way to magical Morocco this year for Christmas and New Year, just a short hop from Europe but world's apart. Explore the bustling souks of Marrakech, see the changing colours of Todra Gorge and the famous fortified kasbah at Aït Benhaddou, relax by the coast in beautiful Essaouira and ride a camel across Sahara sands!

New Year tours to Iceland

Ring in the New Year in the land of ice and fire. Enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner in Reykjavik after spending the day enjoying some of Iceland's most remarkable landscapes. Warm your hands by the bonfire and spend the following day (the first day of 2017!) relaxing in the Blue Lagoon.

Festive tours to Jordan

Have yourself a merry pink Christmas spending the day exploring the Rose City of Petra or celebrate the end of the year with a Bedouin BBQ party in the Wadi Rum desert. What could be more special?

Family festive tours

Christmas is all about family and what better way to celebrate with loved ones than experiencing a camel ride in front of the Great Pyramids of Giza or spending the night camping out under the stars in the Sahara Desert. Or perhaps spend the New Year with your clan discovering the sights and sounds of India before setting off on a tiger safari. This collection of tours have departures over the Christmas and New Year period with '...for teens' tours open to children aged 12 and over, and the other tours welcoming children as young as 5 years old.

More festive escapes around the world

For the ultimate Christmas adventure travel to Turkey and spend Christmas Eve at the home of Santa Claus, St Nicholas himself! If it's a snowy Christmas you're after, lose yourself in the ice sculptures of Harbin in China. We've also got departures to India and Vietnam over the holiday season for those hoping for warmer climes as well as safari trips where you can spend Christmas or New Year's on the search for the Big 5.

Get in touch to start planning your dream XMAS or NY break →

These are just some suggestions of exciting travel destinations this festive season but if you're thinking of somewhere else or prefer a private holiday with friends and family, contact our tailor-made team to start planning that dream trip. Need a little more inspiration? Take a look at our pick of top destinations in December and January to help you decide on the ideal beach break or wildlife adventure this Christmas or New Year.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

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