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Where to go in December

Christmas arrives with full, boisterous energy. Decked out and shining like a bell. You can embrace it (and go to Thailand). Or you can escape it (and go to Antarctica). But wherever you chose to spend the winter, we’re here for you.

We’ve hand-picked the ideas below to get your mind racing about your options for the month. As ever, we’re on hand to give you detailed guidance and expert suggestions in choosing your trip. And remember, we have our super-flexible State of Flex cancellation terms up our sleeve.


Your destination inspiration for the month

Where to go in December: a luxury South Africa holiday
Where to go in December: a luxury Thailand holiday
Where to go in December: a luxury Argentina holiday
Where to go in December: a luxury Finland holiday
Where to go in December: a luxury New Zealand holiday
Where to go in December: a luxury Antarctica expedition

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Experiences & hotels

Our hand-picked recommendations for where to stay and what to do

Luxury holiday to South Africa in December

The big five in South Africa

A truly classic South African itinerary, pleasing to all. Come for the Cape, nature, wine, wildlife and beach. A stay at legendary Grootbos nature reserve is the real highlight. As are the heart-stopping landscapes and exceptional cuisine of Babylonstoren. We can even help you hop over to Mozambique.

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Luxury holiday to Thailand in December

Ultimate Thailand

No itinerary would be complete without a start in Bangkok. From here, expect river boats down the Chao Phraya, the temples and festivities of Chiang Mai, and on to the beaches, bays and coves of Phuket, Phang Nga and Krabi.

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Luxury holiday to Argentina in December

Ultimate Argentina

This itinerary has a more adventurous side, taking on the mountains, valleys, hills and landscapes of Patagonia. El Calafante and El Chalten are a must. We can smooth your landing with relaxation in Uruguay’s glorious Jose Ignacio.

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Luxury holiday to Finland in December

A magical winter escape in Finland

Here’s a quintessential family Christmas escape. Finnish Lapland, featuring Santa Claus Village, Northern Lights sledding, outdoor forest spa experiences and campfire picnics. Some seriously stylish properties, too.

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Luxury holiday to New Zealand in December

An unforgettable family celebration in New Zealand

An exhilarating ‘best of’ itinerary aimed at families, but it works well for couples too. Covering both islands, the focus is on the great outdoors. Hiking, rafting, and kayaking. Rolling hills, vineyards, and a scenic helicopter flight over the Milford Sound.

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Luxury holiday to Antarctica in December

A frozen voyage in Antarctica

From Santiago to Punta Arenas, Chile, your journey will see you boarding the Magellan Explorer, one of the world’s most luxurious vessels. Setting sail through legendary Drake’s Passage. Visiting the grave of Shackleton. Colonies of king penguins. Orcas, seals. More.

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