Christmas, New Year and January is when many of us take time off to celebrate, relax and rejuvenate and get ready to start the new year afresh. It is also one of the most popular times to take a holiday and reconnect with family and friends.
Whether it’s a trip to the other side of the world, close to home or somewhere in-between, we have some fabulous ideas for you*. If you haven’t already booked your end of year holiday it’s time!
Sea Cloud Cruises
For anyone who loves the sea, Sea Cloud & Sea Cloud II are two sailing ships that combine history, tradition and a sense of adventure with the comfort and security of luxury 5 star accommodation, fine food and wine, and outstanding individual service. Sea Cloud & Sea Cloud II are icons in the world of luxury passenger sailing ships, delighting discerning passengers of all ages.
Spend your Christmas and New Year aboard Sea Cloud II (Barbados – Barbados 21 Dec – 4 Jan) discovering stunning volcanic scenery and island hideaways in the Caribbean Sea. A return journey from Barbados, you’ll visit St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, Grenada and more!. Click here for more information, itinerary and pricing. Other fabulous itineraries include Sea Cloud Costa Rica (4-15 January) Sea Cloud Costa Rica to Cuba (15-28th January) & Sea Cloud Cuba to Jamaica (28th January – 7th February).
Celebrate a European White Christmas with Albatross Tours
For the complete European Christmas experience! Tours usually start with a few nights in one of Europe’s grand historic cities, before escaping to the snow clad mountains to celebrate Christmas in nostalgic, charming hotels. You will explore local picturesque towns and villages, Christmas Markets, ancient monasteries and fairytale castles. Here’s just one of the fabulous itineraries for Christmas 2017!
Christmas in a French Alpine Village Tour. Imagine… celebrating Christmas in a classic chalet style hotel with astounding views over the beautiful French Alps and the mighty Mont Blanc massif. Now add Christmas shopping in the boutiques of Paris and Christmas Markets of lakeside Annecy, Chamonix, and chic Megève. Visit the exclusive ski resort of Courchevel 1850, travel by cable car up to the roof of Europe, take a train to the ‘Sea of Ice’, enjoy ice curling and a romantic horse drawn carriage ride. 11 days only $4,189 pp twin share.
Give us a call for more information on this or other Albatross Tours Christmas and New Year itineraries.
Holiday in your own private villa
Whether it’s just your immediate family or an extended group, hiring a villa is a wonderful way to enjoy your holiday. There’s an array of wonderful villas worldwide in fabulous destinations – like Italy, Croatia, France, Greece, Spain, Bali, Thailand. Some come with their own private chefs to make your festive season stress free and allow you to have time to reconnect with family and friends.
Give us a call we’d love to help you select a villa that ‘s perfect for you.
Seabourn South Pacific Isles (16 days, Auckland 20 December, 2017)
Set sail from Auckland on 20 December for your Seabourn Encore South Pacific Isles Cruise. You’ll visit Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island and more. Celebrate both Christmas and New Year on this fabulous 16 day itinerary that’s close to home. Veranda Suites from $11,999pp twin share.
Give us a call for more information and to book your cabin.
Christmas Cruising with Holland America Line
This year, why not simply relax your way through the holidays? On a Holland America Line Holiday Cruise, you and your loved ones can rejuvenate, reconnect and rejoice as you celebrate your most fabulous holiday ever. Imagine leaving the cooking, cleaning, decorating and hosting out-of-town guests behind, while you have the time of your life, both onboard and ashore.
15 Day Pacific Treasures – Roundtrip from Sydney – 21 December
13 Day Australia & New Zealand – Sydney to Auckland – 23rd December
14 Day Far East Discovery – Hong Kong to Singapore – 20th December
Ready, Set, Sail offers valued at up to $1,000 on-board spending money are available for bookings made by 1 June. Give us a call to find out more.
Cruise to Antarctica with Silversea Expeditions-Book and Pay by 30 June and save 10%!
Plus for a limited time only: AUD $899 Roundtrip Economy Class Air to Buenos Aires or Santiago de Chile* or Business Class Air upgrade from just AUD $4,950 Roundtrip on select itineraries.
No other destination can elicit the sense of excitement and adventure as Antarctica. The most unspoilt and remote place left on Earth, this is the ultimate journey of a lifetime. Silversea’s new all-inclusive packages now make this incredible destination even easier to experience.
A range of dates are available in December-February. Give us a call for more information.
Skiing or Snowboarding Holiday
Get the kids off their technology and outdoors having a ball on the slopes. Whether you’re a beginner or love the challenge of double black runs, there’s a ski destination for you! Canada, US, Japan, Europe? Our ski experts can help you choose the perfect resort for your skiing ability, your group needs (whether you’re travelling as a couple, family, group of friends or multi-generational group) and cultural interests. Not a skier? Most ski resorts are just as popular in spring, summer & autumn and offer wonderful walking, biking & other outdoor activities in stunning locations. Early Bird discount offers are available at a number of resort destinations, so now is the time to book!
We’d love you to join us for our Ski Expo on Monday 29th May where you can chat with representatives from overseas resorts plus our travel advisors. Click here for more information.
Uniworld Classic Christmas Markets – Generations Family Programme Itinerary
8 days from Frankfurt to Nuremburg – 15 December 2017
Discover villages with fairytale houses and a friendly, festive atmosphere. Embrace the holiday spirit in Germany, the land where many Christmas traditions began, and find the magic of the season in the smiles that you meet along the way. This Generations Family Programme itinerary filled with lots of family holiday merrymaking is the perfect way to share the magic of a European holiday with the special young people in your life. Uniworld’s multigenerational journeys provide unforgettable and in-depth experiences for people of all ages, and are an exceptional way to introduce young travellers to Europe’s most spectacular destinations. Kids ages 4-18 cruise for half price.** Select cabins are still available but are selling fast so give us a call today.
Azamara Club Cruises Christmas & New Years Discovering Vietnam & Thailand
Hong Kong to Singapore 15 Nights (23rd December, 2017)
Celebrate the holidays in Southeast Asia, departing from dazzling Victoria Harbor on December 23. On Christmas Day take a junk ride through the beautiful karsts and floating fishing villages of Halong Bay, returning to the ship for a holiday feast. With two days in Da Nang, visit ancient Hue on the Perfume River and the beautiful old trading village of Hoi An. Savor fine French-Vietnamese cuisine, explore Mekong Delta villages and discover the night markets of Ho Chi Minh City. Celebrate New Year’s Eve onboard (it will be legendary) followed by three days exploring Bangkok’s temples and markets. After all the excitement, you’ll love the blissful tropical isle of Ko Samui.
*Book your cabin by 31st May for the following savings : Club Oceanview from $6,759 (was $7,509), Club Verandah from $8,239 (was $8,989)
Celebrate Christmas in Europe with Tauck. Last cabins! Book now!
Tauck’s Christmas Market river cruises will take you on a journey along the Danube or the Rhine experiencing a white Christmas the European way. Travelling aboard your riverboat decked out in the true festive spirit while discovering the magic of this 700-year holiday tradition is a experience to never be forgotten! Limited space is available on the following departures:
Christmas Markets Along The Rhine 8 Days from $3,680*pp twin share (select dates in November and December). Tour Highlights include Christmas Markets in Aachen, Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Colmar & Riquewihr, visits to Old Town Heidelberg and Heidelberg Castle, traditional European Christmas dinner & holiday events aboard the riverboat.
Christmas Markets Along The Danube 8 Days from $4,080*pp twin share (select dates in November and December). Tour highlights include visits to Christmas Markets in Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Passau, Regensburg & Nürnberg, tour of Thurn und Taxis Palace and visit to its private Christmas Market, traditional European Christmas dinner & holiday events aboard the riverboat.
Club Med Summer Resorts – Early Booking Bonus – Save up to 40%!
Save up to 40% on your favourite Club Med summer resort holiday. Enjoy a truly all-inclusive holiday where the whole family will be kept happy and entertained. All you need to do is book your stay with us by 13th September 2017 and stay between November 2017 and April 2018. Now teens can save up to an extra 20%!!
Maldives-Kani & The Finolhu Villas, Indonesia – Bali & Bintan Island, Thailand-Phuket, Malaysia-Cherating Beach, and Mauritius are some of the wonderful resorts to choose from.
Click here or give us a call for more information.
Tick Northern Lights off your bucket list on a Yukon Winter Adventure (4 nights from Vancouver)
Combine your Canada ski holiday with this wonderful Yukon Winter Adventure. You will experience 5 adventure packed days on snow mobile, dog sled, relaxing in the hot waters of the Takhini Hotsprings and visiting the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. You’ll view the spectacular Northern Lights on each night of your winter adventure.
This is an excellent tour for families! Convenient departure from and return to Vancouver. Give us a call for more information.
Snow Train to the Rockies – 7 Days / 6 Nights Vancouver to Calgary or Calgary to Vancouver
Travel through the impressive winter scenery of Banff & Jasper National Parks as well as the majestic Lake Louise. With attentive services aboard Via Rail, you can relax and enjoy this inspiring journey. Some highlights of this journey include picturesque Banff with its surrounding snow-capped mountains, stunning Lake Louise & a rare walk on a frozen river at Maligne Canyon.
Early Booking Bonus:Book by 31 May, 2017, receive up to $250 per couple in added value which can be used for additional hotel nights, city sightseeing tours, winter activities or private transfers.
Club Med Ski Resorts – Early Bird Offer – Save up to 30%
Save up to 30% on your favourite Club Med skiholiday. Enjoy a truly all-inclusive holiday where the whole family will be kept happy and entertained. All you need to do is book your stay with us by 21st June, 2017 and stay between November 2017 and April 2018.
Club Med Ski Resort pricing includes Accommodation, Dining & Open Bar, Lift Tickets, Lessons, Kids Club and Entertainment.
Choose from resorts in Japan, France, Italy, Switzerland and China.
Give us a call for more information.
*subject to terms and conditions & availability and may be withdrawn at any time.