10 holiday ideas for December

20 August 2015

December is around the corner and people around the world are looking forward to another festive season of relaxation, family time and making memories.

For a memorable holiday, whether with your family, friends or partner, here are our suggestions for holiday destinations around the world.

Mauritius

mauritius Shimmering island beaches. Photo by subzi73.

Picture yourself waking up at a seaside resort, to the tranquil sound of waves and a cool breeze blowing through the palm trees – that’s Mauritius for you.

Whether you’re in the mood for some pampering, underwater exploration or just a relaxed stroll through nearby fishing villages, Mauritius has something that caters to you.

Have a look at our Mauritius packages here.

Vienna

belvedere, vienna, austria Snowflaked palaces. Photo by Franz Jachim.

This one is for the history and heritage aficionados.

Vienna is home to a variety of important architectural, cultural and historical monuments such as Shonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Palace and the Museumquartier.

There’s also something for those looking for some retail therapy; the Mariahilfer Strasse area’s trendy shopping centres feature stores that sell jewellry, accessories, clothes and more.

Have a look at our Vienna December packages here.

Durban

Crowds enjoy the Indian ocean waves. Photo by Diriye Amey.

It’s summer all year round in Durban, and shorts, slip slops and sun hats are the order of the day.

Whether you’re looking for walks, rickshaw or bike rides along the beach, delicious traditional Indian cuisine or a Zulu cultural experience, Durban has it all.

Have a look at our Durban December packages here.

London

London Eye view Birds eye view. Photo by Aedo Pultrone.

Imagine viewing London as far as the eye can see from the London Eye – a giant ferris wheel on the bank of the River Thames, taking a stroll past Big Ben or exploring the mysterious town of Glastonbury, which is steeped in legends and tales of magic … You can do all this and more in London.

Have a look at our London December packages here.

Phuket

IMG_2812 Fishing boats moored. Photo by Rama Rama.

Clear, sapphire blue seas, pleasantly warm weather and spectacular scenery are what lie in store for you in Phuket.

There’s plenty for you to get up to during your stay, from diving in the Andaman Sea to teeing off at international-standard golf courses and eco-adventures in tropical rainforests.

Have a look at our Phuket December packages here.

New York

Traffic - New York City The city that never sleeps. Photo by Dorli Photography.

Thinking about New York, aka the Big Apple, may conjure up ideas of shopping sprees on Fifth Avenue, appreciating art at the Museum of Modern Art, concerts and long walks through Madison Square Garden, and watching the ball drop at Times Square on New Year’s Day.

Stop thinking, and live the dream. Have a look at our New York December packages here.

Cape Town

Cape Town South africa The mountainous peninsula. Photo by Yoann JEZEQUEL.

Have you ever wanted to climb one of the New7Wonders of Nature, spend your days surfing perfect waves, or visit some of South Africa’s oldest townships? Then Cape Town, the Mother City, is for you.

Have a look at our Cape Town December packages here.

Austria

Postcard view of Hallstatt, Austria Postcard view of Hallstatt, Austria. Photo by Bernd Thaller.

Travel to Austria and explore a country that’s steeped in imperial history, features mountain villages, alpine rugged alpine terrain, and was once home to Johann Strauss I and II, Mozart and Sigmund Freud.

Enjoy the picturesque eastern hillside vineyards, the Bohemian Forest and Lake Traunsee’s medieval castle – Schloss Ort.

Have a look at our Austria December packages here.

France

The Glowing Louvre The Glowing Louvre. Photo by Trey Ratcliff.

France is a mixture of port cities, serene villages, mountains, scenic wine farms and Mediterranean beaches.

Visit Paris for a taste of well-known couture fashion houses, classical art museums such as the Louvre, delicious French cuisine and the world-famous Eiffel Tower.

Have a look at our France December packages here.

Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park Majestic elephants in the Pilanesberg National Park. Photo by Derek Keats.

In the North West province of South Africa lies the picturesque Pilanesberg National Park, the perfect destination for a family holiday in the African bush.

The park is home to the Big Five, giraffes, caracals, hippos, crocodiles, hyenas and other mammals, and over 360 bird species.

Have a look at our Pilanesberg December packages here.

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