Christmas Holidays & Breaks 2020
The best destinations for a Christmas break
For some people the festive season is all about being at home. But for others, a Christmas break is the perfect thing to look forward to at this magical time of year. Lots of destinations offer better weather than you might get at home, and for many of us, that's a huge attraction. But if you're looking for a more traditional Christmas atmosphere, we can show you the perfect places to visit. Whatever kind of experience you want during the coming festive season, you'll find the ideal Christmas break at Voyage Privé.
With its mix of traditional architecture and elegant contemporary decor, Galata Hotel is a special place to spend your Christmas. Set in the vibrant Istanbul district of Beyoglu, you are just a short walk from the city's landmark Galata Tower. The accommodation is luxurious, and the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing in this remarkable city. This is a great choice for a Christmas with a difference.
Located in England's best-preserved Roman walled city, the DoubleTree in Chester is a former 18th-century manor house set within 12 acres of landscaped gardens. It provides the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant historic city at Christmas. After a busy day shopping or seeing the sights, relax with a drink or take a winter stroll around the beautiful grounds. For ultimate relaxation, a variety of treatment and thermal rooms can be enjoyed at the hotel's luxurious spa.
The weather in the Maldives is generally dry and balmy in late December, making this resort the ideal destination for a relaxing Christmas break. Home to just 50 spacious villas, the Noku Maldives is set in tropical greenery surrounded by white sandy beaches and clear blue water. This little piece of paradise may be many miles from a Christmas market. But if you're looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of another festive season, it's the perfect choice.
This picturesque French location will add another level of magic to your Christmas break. The resort offers a range of slopes for skiers of all levels, as well as opportunities for ski touring and snowshoeing. That means a stay here can be as exciting or as relaxing as you want it to be. Your Christmas photos will be extra special in this lovely winter wonderland. The Alpine-inspired hotel offers elegant accommodation and some stunning views, for a festive getaway you'll never forget.
This boutique hotel is set in an area that offers bars, restaurants and great shopping, and is just a short distance from many of London's best-loved sights. Christmas in any capital city is a wonderful experience. But in London, you're following in the footsteps of some of Charles Dickens' iconic characters. The hotel's rooms are designed with luxury and comfort in mind, making it the perfect location from which to explore the festive delights of this historic city.
If good weather is important, Cambodia could be a perfect destination in December. There is little rainfall, and the temperature is around a comfortable 26?. Surrounded by exotic greenery, this peaceful resort offers guests three pools, a fine restaurant and a relaxing spa. Its location in the delightful city of Siem Reap allows travellers the opportunity to visit the ancient temple of Angkor Wat. If you want to soak up some Cambodian culture, the city itself is a pleasure to explore.
For travellers from some parts of Europe, December in Sicily will feel more like spring than winter. Make the most of it without the crowds at this chic four-star hotel. Take a stroll on the private stretch of beach, enjoy some time at the relaxing spa, then round off the day with a meal at the on-site restaurant. The rooms here are stylish and welcoming, and a daily breakfast is included. Set on the Mediterranean coast with beautiful sea views, this is the perfect resort for a romantic Christmas break.
If you're not a fan of the winter months, this sophisticated adults-only retreat in the Dominican Republic offers a Christmas to remember. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy on this idyllic island and plenty of ways to relax in luxury afterwards. The festive season can sometimes feel a little too familiar, and this is the resort for a perfect escape from the routine.
For a Christmas break that's truly out of the ordinary, this stylish hotel in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik is the ideal choice. Explore the city, then take in the views from the top-floor restaurant and bar. Northern Lights wake-up calls will ensure you don't miss the chance of that once in a lifetime experience, so always have your camera or phone ready!
City breaks are a rewarding experience at any time of the year, and Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in the heart of the action, there are incredible views of Vatican City from Hotel Isa's rooftop terrace. Rome is a city with ancient history and world-famous art. Explore it at your leisure in all its festive glory, while enjoying four-star service and luxury.
The Voyage Privé expert's opinion on the best destinations for a Christmas break
Christmas has always been a special time for many of us, and here at Voyage Privé we know that a Christmas break can make it even more special. If you're looking for Christmas markets there are many European cities that provide them in abundance. If festivities and fairy lights are not your thing, we can find you some great deals by the pool or beach. Whatever your preference, the perfect Christmas break is waiting for you at Voyage Privé.