Best places to visit in December holidays

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 holiday 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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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise

The Ultimate Antarctica Experience!
From 11,500 to 14,000 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 24 Oct, 23 Nov, 17 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 16 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb, 18 Oct, 21 Oct, 6 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2025: 4 Jan, 16 Jan, 1 Feb
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
Costa Rica wildlife holiday

Costa Rica wildlife holiday

An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife
From 4,5994,399 to 5,4995,249 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 2 Nov, 4 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Dec
2024: 2 Jan, 4 Jan, 9 Jan, 25 Jan, 27 Jan, 30 Jan, 3 Feb, 8 Feb, 10 Feb, 20 Feb, 22 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 7 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 19 Mar, 23 Mar, 27 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 31 Oct, 2 Nov, 5 Nov, 7 Nov, 9 Nov, 12 Nov, 14 Nov, 16 Nov, 19 Nov, 21 Nov ...
Up to 200 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 07 Oct, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 02 Nov, 04 Nov, 09 Nov, 16 Dec, 02 Jan, 04 Jan, 09 Jan
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy

Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages
From 1,7491,579 to 2,199 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 18 Nov, 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, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
Up to 150 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 18 Nov, 30 Dec
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Classic Antarctica cruise & South Shetland Islands

Classic Antarctica cruise & South Shetland Islands

Experience all that this remarkable area has to offer!
From US $10,290 to US $14,490 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 30 Oct, 19 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 14 Dec, 26 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 31 Jan, 28 Feb, 30 Oct, 6 Dec
2025: 16 Feb, 25 Feb
Costa Rica highlights holiday & beach

Costa Rica highlights holiday & beach

Short highlight itinerary covering city, forests and beach.
From 1,995 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way.
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan

A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan
From 2,2492,099 to 2,699 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 8 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 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, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 25 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 23 Oct, 26 Oct, 30 Oct, 2 Nov, 6 Nov, 9 Nov, 13 Nov, 16 Nov, 20 Nov, 23 Nov, 27 Nov, 30 Nov, 4 Dec, 7 Dec, 11 Dec, 14 Dec, 28 Dec
Up to 200 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 08 Nov, 11 Nov, 15 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 29 Nov, 13 Dec, 30 Dec
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
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: 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 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
Antarctica small ship cruises

Antarctica small ship cruises

Ultimate Antarctica and South Georgia small ship wildlife cruise
From 7,390 to 30,695 22 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 24 Oct, 28 Oct, 1 Nov, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 14 Nov, 15 Nov, 23 Nov, 14 Dec, 17 Dec, 21 Dec, 23 Dec, 27 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 6 Jan, 11 Jan, 13 Jan, 16 Jan, 17 Jan, 19 Jan, 22 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 2 Feb, 15 Feb, 16 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 29 Feb, 13 Mar, 18 Mar, 18 Oct, 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 2 Nov, 17 Nov, 6 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2025: 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 11 Jan, 16 Jan, 1 Feb, 20 Feb, 26 Feb
Highlights of Morocco holiday

Highlights of Morocco holiday

Explore the diversity of romantic Morocco
From 1,445 to 1,745 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 10 Dec
2024: 28 Jan, 18 Feb, 3 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 9 Jun, 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 20 Oct, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 10 Dec
B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals

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

Explore coastal expanses and mountainous magnificence on this Tassie tailor made trip
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
North Cyprus walking holiday

North Cyprus walking holiday

Varied walks amid rugged scenery and superb archaeology
From 1,6491,179 to 1,849 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 23 Dec
2024: 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
Up to 100 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 14 Oct, 18 Nov, 23 Dec
Cuba salsa dance holiday

Cuba salsa dance holiday

Learn to salsa in Santiago de Cuba
From 1,875 to 1,975 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 26 Nov, 15 Dec
2024: 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 8 Mar, 31 Mar, 28 Apr, 30 Jun, 24 Nov, 15 Dec
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Nile cruise holiday in Egypt

Nile cruise holiday in Egypt

Discover ancient temples & tombs & travel by Nile cruise boat
From 2,149 to 2,849 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 28 Oct, 18 Nov, 9 Dec
2024: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 25 May, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 21 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 28 Oct, 18 Nov, 09 Dec, 06 Jan
South African safaris for families with teenagers

South African safaris for families with teenagers

Visit the famous Kruger National Park and Zulu villages
From 1,640 to 1,865 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 18 Dec, 28 Dec
2024: 28 Mar, 1 Apr, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 8 Sep, 22 Sep, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 22 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 18 Dec, 28 Dec
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan

Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery
From 2,3492,249 to 2,799 9 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 20 Dec
2024: 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 13 Apr, 4 May, 18 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 100 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 25 Nov, 09 Dec, 20 Dec
Turkey small group tour

Turkey small group tour

Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour
From 1,279 to 1,495 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 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, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct ...
Northern Lights family holiday, tailor made

Northern Lights family holiday, tailor made

A mix of Lapland family activities and a relaxing spa hotel
From 1,225 to 2,250 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Cycling holiday in Morocco

Cycling holiday in Morocco

Take in the sites of Morocco by bike
From 915 to 975 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 21 Oct, 11 Nov
2024: 17 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov
Late availability on these dates: 21 Oct, 11 Nov
Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finland
From 1,997 to 2,444 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 5 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2024: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar
Lapland holiday, husky safari & log cottage

Lapland holiday, husky safari & log cottage

Luxurious log suite,northern lights & overnight husky safari
From 1,950 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Jordan holiday, small group

Jordan holiday, small group

Visit Jordan from cities to mystic desert landscapes
From 1,090981 to 1,4551,365 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 19 Oct, 31 Oct, 6 Nov, 10 Nov, 13 Nov, 17 Nov, 18 Nov, 19 Nov, 20 Nov, 22 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 29 Nov, 1 Dec, 2 Dec, 4 Dec, 6 Dec, 9 Dec, 11 Dec, 13 Dec, 18 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec
2024: 4 Jan, 6 Jan, 10 Jan, 12 Jan, 13 Jan, 15 Jan, 20 Jan, 22 Jan, 24 Jan, 27 Jan, 29 Jan, 3 Feb, 5 Feb, 7 Feb, 10 Feb, 12 Feb, 14 Feb, 17 Feb, 19 Feb, 21 Feb, 24 Feb, 26 Feb, 28 Feb, 2 Mar, 4 Mar ...
Up to 140 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 19 Oct, 31 Oct, 06 Nov, 10 Nov, 13 Nov, 17 Nov, 18 Nov, 19 Nov, 20 Nov, 22 Nov, 25 Nov, 26 Nov, 27 Nov, 29 Nov, 01 Dec, 02 Dec, 04 Dec, 06 Dec, 09 Dec, 11 Dec, 13 Dec, 18 Dec, 20 Dec, 22 Dec, 28 Dec,...
Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

An inspiring wilderness & wildlife journey of a lifetime
From 4,450 to 13,850 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 5 Nov, 8 Nov, 11 Nov, 12 Nov, 14 Nov, 19 Nov, 21 Nov, 22 Nov, 23 Nov, 26 Nov, 28 Nov, 30 Nov, 1 Dec, 2 Dec, 4 Dec, 5 Dec, 6 Dec, 7 Dec, 10 Dec, 11 Dec, 12 Dec, 14 Dec, 15 Dec, 17 Dec, 19 Dec, 20 Dec, 26 Dec, 28 Dec, 29 Dec
2024: 2 Jan, 4 Jan, 5 Jan, 9 Jan, 10 Jan, 14 Jan, 15 Jan, 20 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 30 Jan, 31 Jan, 3 Feb, 7 Feb, 9 Feb, 10 Feb, 12 Feb, 13 Feb, 21 Feb, 22 Feb, 23 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb ...
Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

Sri Lanka small group tour, a food adventure

A delicious adventure through this provocative country
From 1,5501,534 to 2,125 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 28 Nov, 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2024: 2 Jan, 5 Jan, 26 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 26 Mar, 12 Apr, 23 Apr, 17 May, 14 Jun, 9 Jul, 26 Jul, 9 Aug, 23 Aug, 6 Sep, 20 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 26 Nov, 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 24 Dec, 27 Dec
Up to 390 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 28 Nov, 22 Dec, 29 Dec, 02 Jan, 05 Jan
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach

Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach

Elephant encounters, jungle treehouses and stunning Thai islands
From 1,499 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is only for tailor made departures throughout the year to suit your requirements
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: 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 23 Dec
2024: 3 Feb, 2 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 9 Dec, 14 Dec
2025: 11 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 8 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 22 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 27 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 22 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 23 Dec
Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights

Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights

Discover this Finnish winter activity wilderness week
From 3,0492,549 to 3,349 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 9 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 21 Dec, 28 Dec
2025: 12 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr
Up to 250 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 09 Dec, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
Family winter adventure in Finland

Family winter adventure in Finland

Great range of activities in Lapland's winter wilderness.
From 1,858 to 2,125 4 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2023: 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 14 Dec, 17 Dec, 20 Dec
Cuba Christmas & New Year tour

Cuba Christmas & New Year tour

Rumba in Cuba = the ideal way to party in the festive season
From US $1,420 11 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 22 Dec
2024: 22 Dec
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