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.

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Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights

Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights

Discover this Finnish winter activity wilderness week
From £2,449 to £2,949 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 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
Southern India small group holiday

Southern India small group holiday

Discover the two southern most states of India
From £2,149 to £2,649 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 22 Oct, 19 Nov
2023: 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 23 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: 25 Oct, 7 Nov, 22 Nov, 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
Botswana camping safaris

Botswana camping safaris

Botswana's premier game parks, Okavango Moremi Savuti Chobe
From €1,740 to €1,970 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2023: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 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, 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
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Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia and Botswana safari holiday

Namibia & Botswana lodge safari Caprivi Etosha Okavango
From €3,380 to €3,560 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 11 Dec, 25 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 12 Feb, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 24 Dec
Join us on our 21 day accommodated Namibia & Botswana Southern Circle Tour departing on the 24th July 2022
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: 2022: 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2023: 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 01 Oct, 08 Oct
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery
From £2,049 to £2,249 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec, 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
Late availability on these dates: 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 08 Oct
Morocco cultural tour

Morocco cultural tour

Come and see Morocco's kaleidoscope of colours
From £875£656 to £1,045 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Wednesday & Sunday and selected Fridays throughout the year
Up to £210 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 10 Jul, 14 Jul, 17 Jul, 20 Jul, 24 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 21 Aug, 24 Aug, 28 Aug, 30 Aug, 01 Sep, 05 Sep, 07 Sep, 09 Sep, 11 Sep, 12 Sep, 14 Sep, 16 Sep, 18 Sep, 21 Sep, 23 Sep, 26 Sep, 28 Sep,...
Costa Rica wildlife holiday

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From £3,599 to £4,949 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Nov, 26 Nov, 17 Dec, 22 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 21 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 23 Feb, 25 Feb, 2 Mar, 4 Mar, 9 Mar, 11 Mar, 16 Mar, 18 Mar, 23 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 ...
Late availability on these dates: 09 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 06 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 03 Sep, 08 Oct
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From £1,899 to £2,349 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 28 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 5 Nov, 9 Nov, 12 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 7 Dec, 10 Dec, 14 Dec, 17 Dec, 28 Dec
2023: 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 5 Apr, 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 ...
Late availability on these dates: 06 Aug, 03 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 28 Sep, 01 Oct, 08 Oct
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From £1,429 to £1,899 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 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 ...
Late availability on these dates: 09 Jul, 06 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 03 Sep, 10 Sep, 01 Oct
Classic Antarctica cruise & South Shetland Islands

Classic Antarctica cruise & South Shetland Islands

Experience all that this remarkable area has to offer!
From US $5,730 to US $7,990 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 12 Nov, 21 Nov, 19 Dec, 29 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 8 Feb, 17 Feb, 27 Feb, 26 Mar, 22 Nov, 1 Dec, 10 Dec, 19 Dec, 29 Dec
2024: 18 Jan, 8 Feb, 17 Feb, 27 Feb, 8 Mar, 17 Mar, 26 Mar
Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

An inspiring wilderness & wildlife journey of a lifetime
From £4,050 to £12,360 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 31 Oct, 5 Nov, 7 Nov, 9 Nov, 11 Nov, 17 Nov, 19 Nov, 22 Nov, 23 Nov, 26 Nov, 28 Nov, 29 Nov, 1 Dec, 2 Dec, 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 ...
Cuba cultural holiday

Cuba cultural holiday

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture on this 8 day adventure
From €635 to €700 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2023: 1 Jan, 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
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Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari

Serengeti Trail, Kenya & Tanzania safari

Overland truck safari
From £1,460£1,236 to £1,715 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Sundays and selected Wednesdays throughout the year
Up to £330 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 09 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 06 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 03 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 01 Oct, 08 Oct
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: 2022: 27 Dec
Christmas or New Year 2022 in Lapland

Christmas or New Year 2022 in Lapland

Magical snow holiday in northern Lapland at reasonable cost
From €1,194 to €1,320 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 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
2023: 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 £2,865 to £3,635 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 4 Jul, 8 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 22 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 19 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 2 Sep, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 16 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 14 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 21 Nov, 5 Dec, 19 Dec
Southern Peru small group tour

Southern Peru small group tour

Journey through south Peru, the heartland of the Inca Empire
From £3,488 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 8 Aug, 19 Sep, 14 Nov
2023: 9 Jan, 27 Mar, 1 May, 19 Jun, 7 Aug, 18 Sep, 13 Nov
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 £1,400 to £1,700 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 £825£680 to £1,025 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday & selected Wednesdays throughout the year
Up to £180 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 04 Jul, 06 Jul, 07 Jul, 09 Jul, 14 Jul, 18 Jul, 20 Jul, 23 Jul, 26 Jul, 27 Jul, 30 Jul, 03 Aug, 04 Aug, 06 Aug, 07 Aug, 08 Aug, 10 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 20 Aug, 22 Aug, 24 Aug, 29 Aug, 31 Aug, 03 Sep,...
South America tour, coast to coast

South America tour, coast to coast

Epic discovery journey across South America
From £3,548 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 3 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 14 Dec
2023: 18 Jan, 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 £4,253 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 30 Oct, 20 Nov, 11 Dec
2023: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 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 £1,650 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Jul, 16 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 18 Dec
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made

Independent tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka
From £2,395 15 days inc UK 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.
Gorilla safari & the Masai Mara

Gorilla safari & the Masai Mara

Superb safari and trip to see gorillas
From £5,099 to £5,299 17 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 21 Jan, 24 Jun, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 14 Oct
Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

Golden Triangle small group holiday, India

India's 3 most popular destinations, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
From £655£491 to £770 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 21 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 29 Sep, 3 Oct, 6 Oct, 8 Oct, 13 Oct, 17 Oct, 22 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 5 Nov, 7 Nov, 10 Nov, 14 Nov, 17 Nov, 21 Nov, 24 Nov, 29 Nov, 1 Dec, 5 Dec, 8 Dec, 10 Dec, 12 Dec, 15 Dec, 17 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec, 24 Dec, 26 Dec, 27 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 23 Jan, 31 Jan, 3 Feb, 9 Feb, 13 Feb, 16 Feb, 20 Feb, 23 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 6 Mar, 7 Mar, 9 Mar, 15 Mar, 18 Mar ...
Up to £160 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 21 Jul, 08 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 05 Sep, 12 Sep, 29 Sep, 03 Oct, 06 Oct, 08 Oct
Galapagos adventure holiday

Galapagos adventure holiday

An active Galapagos Islands adventure holiday
From £4,300 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec
Yoga Retreats in Valencia, Spain

Yoga Retreats in Valencia, Spain

Yoga and meditation in the magical countryside of Valencia
From €795 to €1,045 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 25 Dec
2023: 1 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb
Book a retreat or course with us and if government restrictions dictate that you are not able to come, we will carry over your full booking deposit to another date of your choice, giving you a year in which to decide your re-booking dates.
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