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Cold Christmas vacations

If you like your festive season cold then take a look at these wonderful vacation ideas over the Christmas period. From a luxury Alpine ski vacation with all the renowned Scott Dunn trimmings to a snowy adventure perhaps with a Northern Lights show in Iceland, our Christmas vacations are sure to provide plenty of yuletide joy.

This isn't an exhaustive list of what's still available over the festive season in cold destinations and the sooner you book the more likely you are to get availability for exactly what you want. Please contact our Travel Consultants to start planning your customized Christmas vacation.

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Chalet Papillon, Val d`Isère - sleeps 8+2

A brand new luxury chalet with the renowned Scott Dunn service, Chalet Papillon has one of the best locations in Val d'Isère; our nearest chalet to the slopes and close to the center of the resort. With an indoor swimming pool and hammam; sleeps 8+2.

From £3,435 per person departing 21 December based on 8 sharing the whole chalet, including flights, transfers and the full Scott Dunn service.

Mandarin Oriental Prague

Christmas markets are a key ingredient of the festive magic in the Czech Republic and the Prague Christmas markets are the country's most impressive, lighting up the city, bringing locals and tourists together to share in the spirit in a 'winter wonderland' setting. Enjoy a magical Christmas vacation staying at the Mandarin Oriental, a beautiful monastery within walking distance of all of the sights in this beautiful city.

From £900 per person based on two sharing a superior room for 3 nights on a B&B basis, including British Airways flights and private transfers.

Lodge Bodensee, St Anton - sleeps 10

Lodge Bodensee is a contemporary Premier chalet featuring an open air hot tub, massage room and sauna. The chalet suits groups of adults or families. Can be combined with other Arlberg Lodges for larger groups. Sleeps 10.

From £1,945 per person departing 21 December based on 4 sharing 2 rooms, including club class flights, transfers and the full Scott Dunn service.


December is a perfect time for a festive trip to Iceland. It’s impossible not to embrace the spirit of Christmas after visiting the year round Christmas shop with the largest advent calendar in the world and being dazzled by the Christmas lights that adorn every house. There are plenty of exciting winter activities to keep you entertained – not to mention the magic of the wondrous Northern Lights.

From £1,800 per person based on 4 nights including return flights to Keflavik with Icelandair and internal flights to Akureyri.

Kempinski Hotel Moika 22, St Petersburg

Perceptions of St Petersburg are of a snow covered city with fur clad citizens and a trip to this seaside city come winter won’t disappoint! The crowds at The Hermitage, Catherine’s Palace & Peterhof Palace will have lessened, the royal gardens will glisten under a bed of snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides and ice-skating are on offer & the cuisine lends itself to the frosty days.

From £1,900 per person based on 3 nights on a B&B basis at Kempinski Moika 22, including British Airways flights and private airport transfers.

Four Seasons Jackson Hole

Located in Wyoming's spectacular Teton Mountains, the Four Seasons Jackson Hole has ski in/ski out access. For a true taste of the Wild West, dramatic scenery and great skiing, Jackson Hole has it all

From £2,415 per person for a family of 4 for 7 nights in a double valley view room on room only basis, including return flights from London Heathrow to Jackson (via Dallas) and private transfers.

Le Portetta, Courchevel 1650

Set on the slopes at Courchevel Moriond 1650, Le Portetta is a superb ski-in ski-out hotel. An ideal spot for a family Christmas ski vacation with an exclusive Scott Dunn Mini Explorers children's club and easy access to the slopes.

From £2,545 per person, based on a family of 4 for 7 nights departing 20 December, in a family valley room on half board basis including two spaces in our exclusive Scott Dunn Mini Explorers club, return British Airways flights and private transfers.

Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe

Located in the family friendly resort of Northstar, California, the Ritz Carlton Northstar is a fantastic ski-in ski-out property. The skiing at Northstar offers something for all levels with wide, groomed easy cruisers for beginners and steeper, tree-lined runs for intermediates and experts, so there’s something for all the family.

From £2,040 per person for a family of 4 for 7 nights departing 21 December, including B&B, return flights from London Heathrow to Reno (via LA) and car hire.

The Lydmar Hotel, Stockholm

Where better to get into the Christmas spirit than snowy Stockholm? The effortlessly chic and stylish Lydmar Hotel is the perfectly convenient base from which to explore this beautiful city, its Christmas markets and superb restaurants and bars. After a busy day wandering the sights, head back to the hotel and rejuvenate in the fabulous Raison d'Etre Spa.

From £1,050 per person for 3 nights in a Medium King room including, daily breakfast and return flights in economy class with British Airways from Heathrow to Stockholm.

Manoir Hovey, Canada

Escape to a magical winter wonderland on the shores of Quebec’s Lake Massawippi at the beautiful Relais & Chateaux Manoir Hovey. Curl up in front of your own fireplace, go skating on the lake or snow shoeing on the trails before enjoying warming gourmet food with views across the lake. Add in a stay in Montreal for some last minute Christmas shopping.

From £1,585 per person based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe room for 7 nights room only, including flights and car hire.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation

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