Whether explorers are looking for a crisp snowy adventure or an escape to somewhere warm and sunny, On The Go Tours offer a wide range of Christmas and New Year’s tours to suit everyone’s needs.
Festive itineraries with the award-winning operator start from just $1,186 per person and range from short four-day city breaks to 15-day cultural adventures.
Nothing quite compares to waking up on Christmas morning to a city blanketed with snow in Russia, entering 2017 under a star-lit sky in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, spending New Year’s Day relaxing in the luxurious Blue Lagoon in Iceland, or marvelling at the ice sculptures at the Harbin Ice Festival in China.
Here are On The Go Tours’ top picks:
For explorers looking for a snowy escape, Russia promises to deliver and On The Go Tours is currently offering a 15% saving on all four of its festive itineraries until 30 September 2016. Adventurers can choose to spend the jolly season in St Petersburg – the city of the Tsars, before ending in the nation’s capital Moscow with the six day The Snowballtour which departs on the 24 and 27 December 2016, and costs £1,186 per person. Or spend Christmas Day in St Petersburg before celebrating the New Year, Russian-style, with a view of Moscow’s Red Square and the spectacular firework displays on the nine day The Big Chill tour. The tour departs on 24 December 2016 and costs $1,781 per person.
For a spectacular New Year’s break, celebrate in Russia’s thriving capital city, Moscow. Take in the Kremlin and Red Square before travelling onwards to beautiful St Petersburg, exploring delights such as The Hermitage and Catherine Palace. The seven day White Russian tour is $1,271 per person and departs on 29 December 2016. For travellers with more time, they can spend nine days on the New Year in Moscow tour, with a detour to historic Pskov before heading north to St Petersburg. Costing $1,696 per person this nine day tour departs on 29 December 2016.
Just a short hop from Europe but world’s apart, is magical Morocco. Experience Christmas in the exotic land of spices, ancient Kasbahs, rolling Saharan sands, verdant valleys and bustling souks. Departing on 23 December 2016, the eight day Christmas in Morocco tour invites travellers to explore the bustling souks of Marrakech, see the changing colours of Todra Gorge, where a traditional Christmas dinner will be enjoyed, relax by the coast in beautiful Essaouira and ride a camel across the Sahara sands. The tour costs from $1,439 per person.
Travellers can spend Christmas and New Year discovering China and the ice sculptures of Harbin. The Harbin Ice Festival tour includes plenty of time to explore China’s most historic landmarks including Beijing’s Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an. Explorers can also spend Christmas Day climbing the Great Wall. Explorers will celebrate New Year’s Eve and Day at the Harbin Ice Festival on the Sun Island Park, the largest ice and snow festival in the world. Before the official festival starts travellers will see the sculptors finish their magnificent artworks, from dragon boats to mythical creatures. The 11day Harbin Ice Festival tour departs on 23 December and costs $2,849 per person departing on 23 December 2016. The new Harbin Ice Festival Express tour is ideal for travellers with a little less time. The five day itinerary visits Beijing and the Great Wall of China, and includes New Year’s Eve and Day at the festival. The tour departs on 29 December 2016 and costs $1,999 per person.
Head to the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, for a New Year’s to remember, with postcard-perfect landscapes and the Northern Lights. Spend a couple of days exploring the capital before heading to the famed Golden Circle, where explorers will witness the Geysir geothermal fields, Gulfoss Waterfall, and Strokkur geyser. Travellers will enjoy a delicious four course meal on New Year’s Eve at the famous Perlan restaurant before celebrating with a spectacular firework display. New Year’s Day will be spent relaxing in the luxurious Blue Lagoon before heading home. Departing on 29 December 2016 the five day New Year’s in Iceland tour costs from $2,195 per person.