Christmas and New Year tours in 2021 & 2022

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 2022 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.

And with no compulsory single supplements on our Signature XMAS & NYE tours, we're an excellent choice for solo travellers. So spend your festive season with a varied group of like-minded travellers for a Christmas or New Year's to remember. Head to our Solos page for more information on our solo traveller-friendly tours.

How would you like to feel this Christmas?


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!


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.

Berber laughing with camel - Morocco Tours - On The Go Tours

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.


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!

Christmas and New Year tours to Iceland

Spend the festive season in the land of ice and fire. Enjoy a four-course New Year's Eve dinner in Reykjavik on our New Years tour, and warm your hands by the local bonfires. We also have a departure of our popular Land of the Northern Lights tour running over the Christmas period.

Festive tours to Jordan

Spend the festive period combining Egypt and Jordan on an epic adventure 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 festive period discovering Vietnam with your clan, seeing all the wonderful sights that the country has to offer. 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, Egypt 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.