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Christmas 2013

If you are looking to go away during the festive period, take a look at these wonderful vacation ideas over the festive period. From a luxury Alpine ski vacation with all the renowned Scott Dunn trimmings, an epic adventure across Latin America, a family safari in Africa or a relaxing beach vacation in Mauritius, we can help.

All prices include international flights and transfers unless otherwise stated and are subject to availability. T&Cs apply.

Amara Selous, Tanzania

For some lovely game viewing at a beautiful lodge, look no further than Amara, on the western side of the Selous, a vast game reserve in southern Tanzania. Stay in a beautiful air-conditioned tent on the banks of the Ruaha River at this luxurious lodge - and enjoy day and night game drives and walks accompanied by your guide.

From £3,950 per person based on 2 people for 5 nights on full board basis.

Chalet Eagle's Nest, Val d’Isère

This stunning award-winning chalet s Alpine Luxury. Perched on the edge of Les Caret private estate high above Val d’Isere the Eagles Nest offers unrivalled and uninterrupted views of the village and valley below. You will be able to enjoy the ultimate white Christmas with a chef to prepare Christmas dinner exactly as you would at home and you don’t need to lift a finger or worry about the washing up, all you need to do is sit back and relax by the fire with your Laurent Perrier champagne.

From £3,180pp for 7 night from 22 December starts at with chalet catering.

Elephant Pepper Camp, Kenya

Stay at the authentic bush camp, Elephant Pepper Camp in the heart of superb game viewing country and spot all the Big 5. Wake up on Christmas morning to the sights and sounds of the Maasai Mara all around you.

From £3,565 per person for 5 nights over Christmas, on a fully inclusive basis.

Highlights of Colombia

Escape this Christmas to a land of gorgeous colonial cities, towering Andean mountains, lush jungles, coffee plantations and sparkling Caribbean coast. Colombia is truly Latin America’s rising star, and this itinerary shows you the very best of this captivating country.

From £3,620pp based on 2 adults for 10 nights on a B&B basis (2 nights at the Hotel de la Opera, Bogota, 1 night at the Posada de San Antonio, Villa de Leyva, 3 nights at Hacienda San Jose, Pereira, and 4 nights at La Passion, Cartagena)

Lodge Adler, St Anton

Sleeping 10 people comfortably this superb chalet is a great choice for those looking to get away this Christmas. Set in the peaceful Stadle area of St Anton, it’s an idea location to ski St Anton, Lech and Zurs. Fully staffed to our premier service, 5 double bedrooms, outdoor hot tub & sauna you can rest assured that the staff will ensure this is the perfect Christmas. Easy flights with BA to Innsbruck and a 1hr transfer, it’s so easy to have a guaranteed white Christmas!

Lodge Adler for the week commencing 22 December is from £2,130 per person.

Soneva Kiri, Thailand

Why not escape the cold for a pre-Christmas vacation, for a stay at the super-luxurious Soneva Kiri on the lush tropical island of Koh Kood. Offering the ultimate in relaxed barefoot luxury with unparalleled levels of service, Soneva Kiri is one of the most exclusive resorts in Asia. Enjoy lazy mornings with long walks along the stunning coastline, or treat yourself to a treatment at the well renown spa and for the younger ones there is the incredible kid’s club.

From £3,450pp based on 2 adults and 2 children staying 7 nights in a Hill Villa Suite on a B&B basis.

South America for Foodies

Tired of turkey? Why not celebrate Christmas South American style with mouth-watering steaks, succulent seafood and some of the New World’s finest wines? This culinary journey takes you coast to coast from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, and includes two lovely wine estancias on either side of the Andes.

From £3,870pp based on 2 adults for 12 nights on B&B basis (3 nights at Legado Mitico, Buenos Aires, 3 nights at Finca Adalgisa near Mendoza, 3 nights at La Casona at Matetic Vineyards, and 3 nights at Casa Higueras, Valparaiso).

The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida

Christmas in the sunshine is the order of the day at The Breakers. Set on the long white sandy beaches of Florida’s Atlantic Coast it has a great family atmosphere and plenty of festive fun activities yet with an elegance and sophistication in keeping with this fine hotel. Being just 2 hours drive from Orlando, you can even head to Disney for a day too.

From £3,090 per adult and £2,700 per child based on a family of 4 in 2 partial ocean view rooms for 7 nights from 19 December.

Ice Hotel, Lapland

Book now as availability is limited for a once in a lifetime Christmas experience at the Ice Hotel. The original hotel made entirely from snow and ice, Ice Hotel is built from the natural ice harvested from the River Thorne. A team of highly skilled engineers and artists work together to create the incredible structure, including individually modelled ‘Art Suites’ with spectacular ice sculptures within.

From £1,450 per person for 3 nights, based on 2 people sharing a snow room for 1 night and a hotel room for 2 on a B&B basis.


December is the perfect time to explore this enchanting Kingdom and see its snow capped mountains. For a memorable Christmas we recommend a week staying between Uma Paro and Uma Punaka. Enjoy the incredible setting of these lodges, delicious food and the memorable climb to see the Tigers Nest monastery. Whilst there indulge in a Christmas treat for yourself: a traditional hot stone bath or a relaxing massage in the renown Como Shambhala spa.

From 3,950pp based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Room on a full board basis, inclusive of drivers, guides and entrance fees.

Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

The Four Seasons Resort Mauritius features 132 spacious villas and private residences designed to inspire a connection with the natural surroundings. All the villas feature a private landscaped terrace with a private plunge pool, an open-air bathroom, private outdoor garden shower and with state of the art comforts.

From £5,335pp (saving £2,410) based on 2 people sharing a Garden Villa on a half board basis for arrivals between 16 & 24 December. Book by 31 August.

Reykjavík & North Iceland

Embrace the Christmas spirit by jetting off to the very North of Iceland to peruse the plethora of festive wares at Akureyri’s year round Christmas shop! While there you can partake in some skiing, snowmobiling, super jeep touring to name a few and with any luck catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

From £1,600 per person for 3 nights in a Deluxe room on B&B basis.

Essential New Zealand

While the northern hemisphere is shivering in an icy grip, explore New Zealand's stunning landscapes in sublime summer sunshine. Discover the highlights of both the North and South Islands. Take in a diverse range of scenery, from lakes and rolling hills to vibrant forests, glaciers and mountains while staying at stunning properties, ranging from lakeside lodges to luxurious tree houses. This is an itinerary perfect for both couples and families alike who wish to truly celebrate the festive season in style and at their own pace.

From £11,500pp based on 2 adults for 17 nights on mix of B&B and half board.

Tamarind Barbados

Family friendly with suite accommodation or interconnecting rooms, Tamarind enjoys one of the best locations on the west coast of Barbados, and boasts one of the most beautiful beaches. Recently refurbished it now offers a relaxed 4 star feel, it has a good range of accommodation for couples and families alike.

From £7,640 for 2 adults based on departure on 23 December for 7 nights in a pool/garden room on B&B basis.

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