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Christmas and New Year tours in 2023 & 2024

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 Iceland, or fancy ringing in 2023 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 looking to enjoy some Christmas travel. 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.

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.

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 Finland

Lapland is one of the most iconic places to spend Christmas and for that reason, festive departures sell out months in advance. Fear not, as we offer an alternative - Kuhmo, an equally attractive winter wonderland.

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 Christmas travel destinations, 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.