Festive season availability 2019

Believe it or not, the clock is ticking... There are some places that you need to book well in advance if you want to head there for the holiday season. Destinations like Cape Town need to be booked as early as possible if you want to get your choice of hotels and flights. In fact some places are already pretty full for 2019.

Scott Dunn Chalets

Each of our chalet vacations depart on 22 December and includes Flexi Service & Private transfers. The prices below include a 10% early booking discount.

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

One of the newest luxury chalets in Val d'Isère, with a superb location just meters from the bottom of the Bellevarde chairlift and close to the center of the resort.

Chalet Papillon is a clever blend of authentic alpine architecture with a modern feel, also offering an indoor swimming pool and hammam.

Based on 8 adults sharing: £26,000 for 7 nights

Chalet Pauline, Val d'Isère - sleeps 10

A luxury ski chalet offering an indoor swimming pool and hammam, Chalet Pauline is located on the private estate of Les Fermes de Val d'Isère. Chalet Pauline blends traditional Alpine chalet style with great facilities to give some of the best ski chalet accommodation in the Alps.

Based on 10 adults sharing: £24,000 for 7 nights

Chalet Husky, Val d'Isère - sleeps 14

Chalet Husky is one our Flagship property and it really raises the bar to a whole new level when it comes to luxury catered chalets in Val d’Isère. At 610m² in size, Chalet Husky sleeps 14 and has a south facing terrace, fabulous wellness area with large pool and even an indoor climbing wall.

Based on 14 adults sharing: £22,600 for 7 nights


Festive Adventure on the Cape Peninsula

This jam-packed trip is the ultimate holiday season vacation for little ones. Embark on a treasure hunt through the tree top canopies of Kirstenbosch Garden then travel south to Kalk Bay for a spot of fishing. Next you will visit the famous penguin colonies of Boulders Beach and then continue down to the Cape Point, where you can try and spy the Cape 5 (Ostrich, Baboons, Mountain Zebra, Bontebok and Tortoise).

Seek Out South Africa's Cape 5

This itinerary is the perfect combination of safari adventure and tropical sunshine. Spend the festive season in a secluded safari lodge where each suite features a private plunge pool and ample game ambling by. Next, go on to the sun-drenched shores of Mauritius where Shanti Maurice awaits complete with the largest spa in the Indian Ocean and breath-taking views.

Family Fun in the Sun

Spend the holidays traversing the beauty of South Africa and visit must-dos such as Cape Town and Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. This 7 night tour also has something for all the family with amazing game drives and wildlife viewing.

Latin America

Take in Argentina's Highlights

Get a taste for Argentina in this all-encompassing tour where you can dance the tango in the lively city of Buenos Aires, go riding amidst the sweeping panoramas of Cordoba, and immerse yourself in Argentina’s heavenly Lake District. December is arguably one of the best times to visit Argentina: it’s the middle of summer so the weather is sublime.

Brazil for all the Family

Discover the highlights of northeast Brazil from the colonial splendours of Salvador to the golden sands of Bahia's beaches. Spend the ultimate family vacation soaking up the samba beats, sampling mouth-watering cuisine and marvelling at iconic sights, then visit Christ the Redeemer.

Sun-Drenched Getaway in Mexico

Sun, sand and sea calls this holiday season. Baja, Mexico is a dream for lovers of wildlife, culture, history and great food. Your expert guide will lead you to all of the best whale watching spots with sightings near guaranteed, and for the more adventurous, hop straight into the ocean to swim right alongside massive whale sharks. A thrilling experience! Unwind after daily explorations with fresh seafood, the best tacos you’ll ever eat and world-famous margaritas.

Far Away

Cambodian Adventure

Be whisked away to the east, with an exclusive adventure to Cambodia, one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful destinations. Spend the holidays exploring the architectural wonder of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap then go on to the beach to relax in utter luxury on the stunning sands of the Koh Rong Archipelago, staying at the exclusive Song Saa private island resort.

Sri Lanka in Style

Sri Lanka is, surprisingly, a hub for festive cheer and December also happens to be an excellent time to visit thanks to the near perfect blue skies and average daily temperature of 30°C. Celebrate the holidays (or Naththala) in style and swap curling up in front of the fire in favor of lounging on a gorgeous beach.

Discover the Magic of Bhutan

Why not discover a whole new country as 2019 draws to a close? This itinerary is perfect for any first-time visitor to Bhutan as it takes you to all the must-see sights. Embark on a journey which combines the capital Thimphu, with the fertile valley of Punakha and Paro with the amazing walk to Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Festive Celebration in the Land of the Long White Cloud

The holiday season in New Zealand is less about snow and more about sun and BBQs in the back garden, albeit with festive carols. This itinerary showcases the very best of New Zealand’s wild landscapes and varied terrain from the azure waters of the Bay of Islands to the golden beaches of the Coromandel.

European Escape

See the Northern Lights in Iceland

Winter in Iceland offers the opportunity to witness one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders - the Northern Lights. This phenomenon draws visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive dancing lights among the island's other-worldly landscapes.

Visit Santa

A trip to Finnish Lapland is an unforgettable experience full of treasured memories you will keep for a lifetime. Here, we bring the fairy-tale stories of Lapland to life with enchanting encounters with elves, reindeer, huskies and of course, Santa Claus.

Embark on a Family Adventure Through Sweden

A real winter wonderland, Sweden truly has it all, from the colorful cobbled streets of Stockholm to the wild landscapes of Lapland and the magical Northern Lights. Here, history and culture meet natural beauty and adrenaline-packed activities, creating the perfect playground for both adults and children alike. 

Oceans & Islands

Six Senses Zil Payson, Seychelles

Picture the scene: it's December and you are basking in the sun in a quiet sandy cove, the salty sea breeze tickles your face and there is a lush tropical rainforest dotted with soaring granite boulders behind you. If it gets too hot you can cool off by snorkeling in the shimmering Indian Ocean or maybe you prefer to indulge in a refreshing cocktail brought to you by your private butler. This is what awaits you at Six Senses Zil Payson.

Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

Dreaming of a hot getaway this holiday season? December in the Maldives couldn’t be more different to frigid corners of the US thanks to the pristine white beaches and turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Niyama Private Islands Maldives takes barefoot luxury to an exotic new level, so you know a vacation here will be brilliantly indulgent.

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

Escape to the wild and untouched south coast of Mauritius where you will find the largest spa in the Indian Ocean, an attentive Explorers Kids Club and unique restaurants. Shanti Maurice is also a luxury hideaway offering breath-taking views of the green-clad hills and Indian Ocean.

Mountain Retreat

Dolomites Ski Safari

Ski hut-to-hut staying in a mix of mountain rifugios and charming hotels on this unique and luxurious ski adventure. Indulge in the ultimate ski break where you can hit the slopes with your private guide in this UNESCO World Heritage Site and then return to a roaring fire, excellent cuisine and fabulous wine at the end of the day. We highly reccommend booking a table at St Hubertus, Rosa Alpina's three Michelin-starred restaurant.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation