Alternative Christmas vacations

Turkey, stuffing, the ball game, the dog bolting at the sound of crackers... Christmas is a wonderful time, but it does tend to follow pretty much the same theme each year. If you fancy taking advantage of the vacation season to do something a bit different this December, take a look at our alternative Christmas vacations. You could be firing up a barbie on the beach, singing carols in Transylvania or celebrating with Santa himself, in snow-clad Lapland.

Botswana camping safaris

Botswana camping safaris

Botswana's premier game parks, Okavango Moremi Savuti Chobe
From US $2,100 to US $2,180 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Dec
2023: 1 Jan, 12 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec
Last minute availability for our 14 day Botswana Camping safari departing till April 23
Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

An inspiring wilderness & wildlife journey of a lifetime
From £4,420 to £12,360 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Dec, 10 Dec, 12 Dec, 13 Dec, 14 Dec, 15 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec, 27 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 3 Jan, 4 Jan, 6 Jan, 8 Jan, 9 Jan, 11 Jan, 15 Jan, 18 Jan, 21 Jan, 22 Jan, 23 Jan, 26 Jan, 27 Jan, 30 Jan, 31 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 11 Feb, 13 Feb, 18 Feb, 19 Feb, 20 Feb, 22 Feb, 26 Feb, 3 Mar, 4 Mar, 5 Mar, 6 Mar, 7 Mar, 8 Mar, 13 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Oct, 8 Nov, 26 Nov, 30 Nov, 5 Dec, 7 Dec, 14 Dec ...
Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango
From US $3,795 to US $4,110 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Dec
2023: 12 Feb, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 24 Dec
Last minute availability winter 2022
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From US $1,779 to US $2,579 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
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Cuba cultural vacation

Cuba cultural vacation

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture on this 8 day adventure
From €690 to €760 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov
Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan

Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From US $1,999 to US $2,579 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2023: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 27 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 25 Oct, 28 Oct, 1 Nov, 4 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 22 Nov, 25 Nov, 29 Nov, 2 Dec, 6 Dec, 9 Dec, 13 Dec, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar ...
Late availability on upcoming trips
New year Northern Lights vacation, Sweden

New year Northern Lights vacation, Sweden

Winter glamping, wildlife, dogsledding and Northern Lights!
From €2,800 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 25 Dec
Christmas or New Year 2023 in Lapland

Christmas or New Year 2023 in Lapland

Magical snow holiday in northern Lapland at reasonable cost
From €1,230 to €1,370 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 21 Dec, 22 Dec, 23 Dec, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 27 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec
2024: 1 Jan, 2 Jan, 3 Jan, 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 6 Jan
North Cyprus walking vacation

North Cyprus walking vacation

Varied walks amid rugged scenery and superb archaeology
From US $1,249 to US $1,599 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery
From US $2,399 to US $2,979 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 21 Dec
2023: 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 20 Dec
2024: 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 25 May, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 7 Dec, 19 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
Zambia safari holiday, Xmas & New Year

Zambia safari holiday, Xmas & New Year

Safari & Victoria Falls at Christmastime
From £2,345 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Namibia safari and vacation

Namibia safari and vacation

A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia
From £3,585 to £4,520 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 19 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 19 Feb, 9 Mar, 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 13 Apr, 22 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 13 May, 16 May, 23 May, 27 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 24 Jun, 27 Jun, 1 Jul, 4 Jul, 8 Jul, 11 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 29 Aug, 2 Sep, 5 Sep, 9 Sep, 12 Sep, 16 Sep, 19 Sep, 23 Sep, 26 Sep, 7 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh vacation in Vietnam

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh vacation in Vietnam

Capture the spirit of Vietnam on this compact adventure
From US $1,295US $1,076 to US $1,465 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday & selected Wednesdays throughout the year
Up to US $260 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 09 Dec, 11 Dec, 12 Dec, 14 Dec, 15 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec, 18 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 26 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 01 Jan, 02 Jan, 03 Jan, 04 Jan, 05 Jan, 06 Jan, 07 Jan, 08 Jan, 09 Jan,...
Costa Rica wildlife holiday

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From US $5,279 to US $6,079 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 4 Mar, 7 Mar, 25 Mar, 29 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 2 Nov, 4 Nov, 7 Nov, 9 Nov, 11 Nov, 16 Nov, 18 Nov, 21 Nov, 23 Nov, 25 Nov, 28 Nov, 16 Dec, 21 Dec
2024: 2 Jan, 4 Jan, 6 Jan, 9 Jan, 11 Jan, 13 Jan, 16 Jan, 18 Jan, 20 Jan, 23 Jan, 25 Jan ...
Late availability on upcoming trips
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Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia

Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia

Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia
From £4,900 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 29 Oct, 19 Nov, 10 Dec
Galapagos adventure vacation

Galapagos adventure vacation

An active island adventure
From US $5,599 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec
2023: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 18 Dec, 22 Dec
Cuba salsa dance holiday

Cuba salsa dance holiday

Learn to salsa with the pros in Santiago de Cuba, tuition, day trips and nights out
From £1,650 to £1,750 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 18 Dec
2023: 12 Feb, 12 Mar, 16 Apr, 7 May, 25 Jun, 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 24 Dec
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

The Ultimate Antarctica Experience!
From €11,150 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 23 Dec
2023: 4 Jan, 14 Jan, 2 Feb, 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 24 Oct, 11 Nov, 23 Nov, 17 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 16 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb
Morocco cultural tour

Morocco cultural tour

Come and see Morocco's kaleidoscope of colours
From US $1,240US $1,122 to US $1,495 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Wednesday & Sunday and selected Fridays throughout the year
Up to US $200 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 14 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec, 26 Dec, 29 Dec, 01 Jan, 04 Jan, 08 Jan, 22 Jan, 01 Feb, 15 Feb, 19 Feb, 22 Feb, 01 Mar, 05 Mar, 10 Mar, 12 Mar
South America tour, coast to coast

South America tour, coast to coast

Epic discovery journey across South America
From £4,086 to £4,226 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 29 Mar, 3 May, 7 Jun, 2 Aug, 20 Sep, 18 Oct, 13 Dec
Bolivia and Peru tour

Bolivia and Peru tour

Explore the Amazon Andes and Inca trail
From US $5,170US $4,912 to US $6,075 25 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 15 Dec
2023: 23 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 11 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 27 Nov, 7 Dec
Up to US $250 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 15 Dec
Gorilla safari & the Masai Mara

Gorilla safari & the Masai Mara

Superb safari and trip to see gorillas
From US $6,399 to US $6,879 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 21 Jan, 24 Jun, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 14 Oct
Late availability on upcoming trips
Oman highlights tour

Oman highlights tour

Journey through Oman's ancient cities, mountains and deserts
From £2,795 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Jordan vacation, small group

Jordan vacation, small group

Visit Jordan from cities to mystic desert landscapes
From US $1,420US $1,192 to US $1,755 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Dec, 24 Dec
2023: 5 Jan, 7 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 1 Mar, 13 Mar, 15 Mar, 20 Mar, 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 1 Apr, 3 Apr, 5 Apr, 8 Apr, 9 Apr, 10 Apr, 12 Apr, 15 Apr, 16 Apr, 17 Apr, 19 Apr, 22 Apr, 23 Apr, 24 Apr, 26 Apr, 29 Apr, 1 May, 3 May, 6 May, 8 May, 10 May, 13 May, 15 May, 17 May, 20 May, 22 May, 24 May, 29 May, 3 Jun, 5 Jun, 7 Jun, 10 Jun, 12 Jun, 14 Jun, 17 Jun, 19 Jun ...
Up to US $290 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 05 Jan, 07 Jan, 09 Jan, 16 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 30 Jan, 06 Feb, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 01 Mar, 13 Mar, 15 Mar
Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach

Mexico small group vacation, culture & beach

2 week discovery Mexico's Aztec, Zapotec & Mayan cultures .
From US $1,745US $1,408 to US $1,980 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 24 Dec, 27 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 7 Jan, 10 Jan, 14 Jan, 17 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 7 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 14 Mar, 18 Mar, 21 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 11 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 18 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 8 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 31 Oct, 4 Nov, 7 Nov ...
Up to US $370 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 24 Dec, 27 Dec, 31 Dec, 07 Jan, 10 Jan, 14 Jan, 17 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 04 Feb, 07 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 14 Mar
Golden Triangle small group vacation, India

Golden Triangle small group vacation, India

India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
From US $1,005US $820 to US $1,160 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 20 Dec, 24 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 5 Jan, 9 Jan, 12 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 2 Feb, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 16 Feb, 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 5 Mar, 7 Mar, 13 Mar, 18 Mar, 20 Mar, 23 Mar, 27 Mar, 30 Mar, 3 Apr, 4 Apr, 7 Apr, 10 Apr, 11 Apr, 13 Apr, 17 Apr, 21 Apr, 25 Apr, 1 May, 11 May, 15 May, 25 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 7 Aug, 10 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug ...
Up to US $210 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 20 Dec, 24 Dec, 02 Jan, 05 Jan, 09 Jan, 12 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 02 Feb, 06 Feb, 13 Feb, 16 Feb, 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 02 Mar, 05 Mar, 07 Mar, 13 Mar
Turkey small group tour

Turkey small group tour

Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour
From £1,279£1,087 to £1,699£1,444 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec ...
Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

A mix of Lapland family activities and a relaxing Spa hotel
From £1,095 to £2,010 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Southern Peru small group tour

Southern Peru small group tour

Journey through south Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire
From £4,042 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 9 Jan, 27 Mar, 1 May, 19 Jun, 7 Aug, 18 Sep, 13 Nov
Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

Discover this Finnish winter activity wilderness week
From US $3,279 to US $3,999 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr
Late availability on upcoming trips
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