Alternative Christmas holidays

Turkey, stuffing, the Queen’s speech, 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 holidays to do something a bit different this December, take a look at our alternative Christmas holidays. You could be firing up a barbie on the beach, singing carols in Transylvania or celebrating with Santa himself, in snow-clad Lapland.

Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights

Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights

Discover this Finnish winter activity wilderness week
From £2,799£2,599 to £3,199 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 9 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr
Up to £200 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 05 Feb, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 05 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 02 Apr, 09 Apr, 16 Apr
Southern India small group holiday

Southern India small group holiday

Discover the two southern most states of India
From £2,399 to £3,099 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 23 Dec
2024: 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 28 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 25 Mar, 01 Apr
Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

The Ultimate Antarctica Experience!
From €11,768 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Feb, 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 24 Oct, 11 Nov, 23 Nov, 17 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 16 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb
Botswana camping safaris

Botswana camping safaris

Botswana's premier game parks, Okavango Moremi Savuti Chobe
From €1,970 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 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
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Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango
From €3,560 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 20 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 24 Dec
Last minute availability winter 2022/23
North Cyprus walking holiday

North Cyprus walking holiday

Varied walks amid rugged scenery and superb archaeology
From £1,049 to £1,499 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 4 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 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 these dates: 04 Feb, 04 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 29 Apr, 06 May
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery
From £2,299£2,149 to £2,799 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 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
Up to £150 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 04 Mar, 01 Apr, 15 Apr
Morocco cultural tour

Morocco cultural tour

Come and see Morocco's kaleidoscope of colours
From £965£750 to £1,105 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Wednesday & Sunday and selected Fridays throughout the year
Up to £250 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 15 Feb, 12 Mar, 17 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 31 Mar, 01 Apr, 05 Apr, 07 Apr, 09 Apr, 11 Apr, 12 Apr, 14 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr, 21 Apr, 23 Apr, 25 Apr, 26 Apr, 28 Apr, 07 May, 09 May, 12 May
Costa Rica wildlife holiday

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From £4,449 to £5,499 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Feb, 11 Feb, 8 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, 6 Feb, 8 Feb, 10 Feb, 13 Feb, 15 Feb, 17 Feb, 20 Feb, 22 Feb, 24 Feb, 27 Feb ...
Late availability on these dates: 02 Feb, 11 Feb, 08 Apr, 06 May
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From £2,249£2,149 to £2,599 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 15 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, 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, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May ...
Up to £100 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 04 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Mar, 22 Mar, 25 Mar, 05 Apr, 12 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 06 May
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From £1,499£1,399 to £2,249 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 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, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May ...
Up to £100 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 25 Feb, 04 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 08 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr
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: 2023: 18 Feb, 19 Nov, 28 Nov, 26 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 28 Feb, 18 Mar
Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

An inspiring wilderness & wildlife journey of a lifetime
From £4,420 to £11,750 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 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
2024: 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 14 Jan, 22 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 3 Feb, 17 Feb, 23 Feb, 29 Feb, 11 Mar, 20 Mar
Cuba cultural holiday

Cuba cultural holiday

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture on this 8 day adventure
From €690 to €760 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Feb, 12 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
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Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari

Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari

Overland truck safari
From £1,720£1,547 to £1,910 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Sundays and selected Wednesdays throughout the year
Up to £270 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 11 Feb, 15 Apr, 06 May
New year Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

New year Northern Lights holiday, Sweden

Winter glamping, wildlife, dogsledding and Northern Lights!
From €2,800 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
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
Namibia small group guided holiday and safari

Namibia small group guided holiday and safari

A fabulous small group guided trip in Nambia
From £3,585 to £4,520 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 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
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: 27 Mar, 1 May, 19 Jun, 7 Aug, 18 Sep, 13 Nov
Family culture & adventure holiday to Egypt

Family culture & adventure holiday to Egypt

An Egyptian adventure the whole family will remember
From £1,899 to £2,099 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 27 May, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 21 Oct, 20 Dec
Highlights of Morocco holiday

Highlights of Morocco holiday

Explore the diversity of romantic Morocco
From £1,295 to £1,645 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 19 Feb, 30 Apr, 7 May, 11 Jun, 3 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec
2024: 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 3 Mar, 24 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 9 Jun, 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 19 Feb, 30 Apr, 07 May
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
Nepal family holiday

Nepal family holiday

A fabulous family holiday including the best of Nepal
From £1,750 to £2,250 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam

Capture the spirit of Vietnam on this compact adventure
From £955£876 to £1,135 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday & selected Wednesdays throughout the year
Up to £150 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 05 Feb, 06 Feb, 07 Feb, 08 Feb, 09 Feb, 16 Feb, 17 Feb, 20 Feb, 24 Feb, 28 Feb, 01 Mar, 03 Mar, 05 Mar, 06 Mar, 07 Mar, 08 Mar, 09 Mar, 10 Mar, 11 Mar, 12 Mar, 14 Mar, 15 Mar, 16 Mar, 17 Mar, 20 Mar,...
South America tour, coast to coast

South America tour, coast to coast

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

Small group adventure holiday to Patagonia

Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia
From £4,900 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Mar, 29 Oct, 19 Nov, 10 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 £1,750 to £1,850 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 12 Feb, 16 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jul, 26 Nov, 18 Dec
Gorilla safari & the Masai Mara

Gorilla safari & the Masai Mara

Superb safari and trip to see gorillas
From £5,699 to £5,999 17 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 24 Jun, 19 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Independent tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka
From £1,995 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Our tailor made Sri Lanka holidays can be arranged at any time to suit you, and adapted to your requirements as necessary although we do not offer trips for under 10 days.
Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
From £735£574 to £905 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 5 Mar, 7 Mar, 13 Mar, 18 Mar, 20 Mar, 30 Mar, 10 Apr, 13 Apr, 17 Apr, 25 Apr, 1 May, 11 May, 15 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug, 31 Aug, 4 Sep, 6 Sep, 7 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 16 Sep, 18 Sep, 19 Sep, 21 Sep, 23 Sep, 25 Sep, 28 Sep, 2 Oct, 5 Oct, 6 Oct, 7 Oct, 9 Oct, 10 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Oct, 16 Oct, 19 Oct, 20 Oct, 21 Oct ...
Up to £190 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 21 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 02 Mar, 05 Mar, 07 Mar, 13 Mar, 18 Mar, 20 Mar, 30 Mar, 10 Apr, 13 Apr, 17 Apr, 25 Apr, 01 May, 11 May
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