Best places to visit in December vacations

We've picked out the best places to visit in December. It's high winter in some places and high summer in others, so your vacation could be at two ends of the spectrum will it be chasing the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland or meeting the wildlife of South America? It's also a great time to be in Antarctica.

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Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Brilliant experiences including Tigers and Temples
From 1,199 to 1,299 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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 these dates: 24 Dec, 31 Dec, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 04 Mar, 11 Mar
Cuba tours

Cuba tours

Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean
From 995 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: Our Cuba tours can be tailor-made and departures can be arranged all year. The sample itinerary shown can be modified to your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination
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 these dates: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 04 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar
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Antarctica small ship cruises

Antarctica small ship cruises

Ultimate Antarctica and South Georgia small ship wildlife cruise
From 7,390 to 22,750 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Dec, 5 Dec, 7 Dec, 16 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 27 Dec
2023: 4 Jan, 7 Jan, 11 Jan, 14 Jan, 27 Jan, 29 Jan, 31 Jan, 1 Feb, 19 Feb, 22 Feb, 24 Feb, 28 Feb, 10 Mar, 13 Mar, 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 24 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 11 Nov, 23 Nov, 14 Dec, 17 Dec, 23 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 16 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb, 15 Feb, 20 Feb, 5 Mar
Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finland
From 1,595 to 1,995 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 15 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar
Thailand tailor made vacation, elephants, jungle & beach

Thailand tailor made vacation, elephants, jungle & beach

Elephant encounters, jungle treehouses and stunning Thai islands
From US $1,820 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is only for tailor made departures throughout the year to suit your requirements
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: 24 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 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, 23 Nov, 25 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, 27 Jan, 30 Jan, 1 Feb, 3 Feb ...
Late availability on these dates: 24 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 04 Mar
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
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
Jordan vacation, small group

Jordan vacation, small group

Visit Jordan from cities to mystic desert landscapes
From US $1,400US $1,120 to US $1,660US $1,490 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Dec, 12 Dec, 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, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 15 Mar, 20 Mar, 22 Mar, 27 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, 27 May, 29 May, 3 Jun, 5 Jun, 7 Jun ...
Up to US $330 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 10 Dec, 12 Dec, 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, 06 Mar
B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals

B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals

Self-drive staying in Tasmania's most charming B&Bs
From AU $1,495 to AU $6,000 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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: 4 Dec, 5 Dec, 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 ...
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Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

A delicious adventure through this provocative country.
From US $2,475US $1,856 to US $2,820 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 27 Dec
2023: 7 Feb, 10 Feb, 3 Mar, 24 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 25 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 4 Jul, 7 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 29 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 28 Nov, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 19 Dec, 22 Dec, 26 Dec, 29 Dec
Up to US $610 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 27 Dec, 07 Feb, 10 Feb, 03 Mar
Turkey small group tour

Turkey small group tour

Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour
From 1,2791,087 to 1,6991,444 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
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 these dates: 09 Dec, 23 Dec, 08 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 05 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 05 Mar, 12 Mar
Family winter adventure in Finland

Family winter adventure in Finland

Great range of activities in Lapland's winter wilderness.
From 1,545 to 1,635 4 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 8 Dec, 15 Dec
Lapland vacation, husky safari & log cottage

Lapland vacation, husky safari & log cottage

Luxurious log suite,northern lights & overnight husky safari
From 1,950 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Dec
2023: 7 Jan, 8 Jan, 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 11 Jan, 12 Jan, 13 Jan, 14 Jan, 15 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Jan, 18 Jan, 19 Jan, 20 Jan, 21 Jan, 22 Jan, 23 Jan, 24 Jan, 25 Jan, 26 Jan, 27 Jan, 28 Jan, 29 Jan, 30 Jan, 31 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb, 3 Feb, 4 Feb, 5 Feb, 6 Feb, 7 Feb, 8 Feb, 9 Feb, 10 Feb, 11 Feb, 12 Feb, 13 Feb, 14 Feb, 15 Feb, 16 Feb, 17 Feb, 18 Feb, 19 Feb, 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 22 Feb, 23 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb, 26 Feb, 27 Feb ...
Cuba cultural vacation

Cuba cultural vacation

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture on this 8 day adventure
From 635 to 700 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Dec, 25 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 15 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, 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
Small group tour to Cuba

Small group tour to Cuba

Discover the fascinating diversity of Cuba
From US $1,170 to US $1,250 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
Cuba cultural tours

Cuba cultural tours

Experience authentic Cuba using local guides and guesthouses
From US $935 to US $970 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Friday throughout the year
Family culture & adventure vacation to Egypt

Family culture & adventure vacation to Egypt

An Egyptian adventure the whole family will remember
From 1,8991,519 to 2,099 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 20 Dec
2023: 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 27 May, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 21 Oct, 20 Dec
Marrakech & the Sahara vacation in Morocco

Marrakech & the Sahara vacation in Morocco

Journey to the Moroccan Sahara
From US $1,199 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 12 Feb, 12 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun, 13 Aug, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 3 Dec, 15 Dec, 24 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 12 Feb
Transylvania winter vacation accommodation

Transylvania winter vacation accommodation

B&B in Transylvania
From 95 to 183 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Accommodation
Classic Antarctica cruise & South Shetland Islands

Classic Antarctica cruise & South Shetland Islands

Experience all that this remarkable area has to offer!
From US $6,590 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 7 Dec
2023: 4 Jan, 22 Jan, 18 Feb, 19 Nov, 28 Nov, 26 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 28 Feb, 18 Mar
Cycling vacation in Morocco

Cycling vacation in Morocco

Take in the sites of Morocco by bike
From US $1,190 to US $1,210 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 18 Feb, 11 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 11 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 18 Feb, 11 Mar
South African safaris for families with teenagers

South African safaris for families with teenagers

Visit the famous Kruger National Park and Zulu villages
From US $1,995US $1,916 to US $2,465US $2,440 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 29 Dec
2023: 2 Apr, 8 Apr, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 5 Aug, 13 Aug, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 18 Dec, 28 Dec
Up to US $490 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 29 Dec
Rajasthan Christmas vacation in India

Rajasthan Christmas vacation in India

A truly unique place to spend Christmas & New Year
From 3,189 to 3,899 16 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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