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Winter is coming…

The summer holidays are upon us and as we all sadly know, they will soon be over and we’ll be onto the next thing: winter. With the threat of cold, rainy winters looming, there’s no better way to get excited about the change of the seasons than by booking yourself an exciting trip or winter holiday celebration. Whether you’re looking for Christmas markets, winter sun or just a change of scenery, these excellent December package deals are worth getting excited about… now. In most cases, you’d be hard pressed to find flights for less than the prices of these flight and hotel packages.

a bathroom with a large windowViceroy Central Park Hotel, New York

All you have to do is ask Kevin McCallister to know it’s hard to beat New York City at Christmas. With Central Park covered in snow, the glowing Rockefeller tree, endless decorations and general merriment (and sales) all around, there’s a lot to love. This glamorous five star hotel is truly in the perfect location, offering excellent views of both the city and Central Park.

Price: From £641pp return flights + 3 nights. Premium Economy from £1079.

Link: Viceroy Central Park Hotel (economy). Viceroy Central Park Hotel (premium).

a pool with chairs and a railing on top of a buildingHilton Dubai Creek, Dubai

What’s better than kicking off those long winter months with an enviable tan? Soak up the sun at the rooftop pool and hit the beautiful beaches of Dubai for the full winter sun experience. This luxe five star hotel is perfectly located to the city’s main attractions and with breakfast included, it’s a total bargain. On many dates you’d be lucky to find flights at these prices, let alone hotels included!

Price: From £478 pp return flights + 3 nights + full breakfast (this is a great deal!) Premium Economy from £732.

Link: Hilton Dubai Creek (economy). Hilton Dubai Creek (premium).

a bridge over a river with a large building and a domeNH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento, Rome

Rome is an incredible city with so much fascinating history. People love to visit in the warmest high season months, but smart tourists wait until winter when the crowds disperse and the weather is far less humid. Don’t worry, the crowds may be gone, but the delectable Italian food and wine will still be all around!

Price: From £192 pp return flights + 2 nights.

Link: NH Collection Roma Palazzo Cinquecento

a room with a table and chairsThe Thief, Oslo

This may seem a little pricey for a mini Euro trip, but the hotel is just so fantastic. The celebrity hotspot is full or quirky touches, famous pop art and truly world class cocktails to accompany the swoon worthy rooms. The TV’s even have light that points backward, so your sleep isn’t affected. When you feel like venturing out from you’re comfy room, Oslo has a lot to offer, and you’re right in the mix. Shops, history, great restaurants and undeniably fun holiday markets will keep you entertained for days.

Price: From £373 pp return flights + 2 nights + breakfast.

Link: The Thief

a city with a lake and mountains in the backgroundPan Pacific, Vancouver

Vancouver is one of the coolest cities out there. The superb culmination of buzzing city life, wonderful dining, endless nature, natural beauty and the famously friendly vibe of the Pacific Northwest makes it a place not to be missed. For any skiers or snowboarders, you’re in close proximity to Whistler – which easily offers some of the best slopes in North America. After a day of exploring, enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi, lovely spa, comfy rooms and incredible mountain or Stanley Park views that await you at this chic hotel.

Price: From £870 pp return flights + 5 nights. Premium Economy from £1128

Link: Pan Pacific Vancouver (economy). Pan Pacific Vancouver (premium).

a lobby with a round table with flowers on itBristol A Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw

If you’re looking for some good bang for your buck, then this deal is hard to beat. Three nights in this elegant yet modern hotel located in the heart of Warsaw is the perfect amount of time to get a feel for this charming and powerfully historic city. Enjoy the hotels facilities as well as the top quality restaurants and bars on hand, including the famous Column Bar which is an Art Nouveau masterpiece.

Price: From £214 pp return flights + 3 nights.

Link: Bristol Warsaw

a patio with furniture and a view of the cityHilton Munich Park, Munich

Isn’t Germany just one big holiday market in December? If you’re looking for some festive joy in the build up to the festive season, Germany does it right. This cozy hotel is peaceful, comfortable and well located to many main attractions, with great rooftop views. Make sure to leave some space in your case for all the extra decorations and presents. These deals include a free checked bag, unlike most short haul flights.

Price: From £188 pp return flights + 2 nights.

Link: Hilton Munich Park

a pool with chairs and a roof topAndaz West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Sunshine, sunshine, sunshine! There are not many places in the world where you’re almost guaranteed blue skies and beaming sunshine. But if that’s what you’re after, there’s no better place than glitzy LA. This marvelous hotel will take care of your every need and make you feel like you belonged in Los Angeles your whole life. It’s the perfect holiday city with endless amounts of fun to be had – beaches, hikes, shops, famous restaurants and glamour, it has it all.

Price: From £987 pp return flights + 5 nights. Premium Economy from £1410.

Link: Andaz West Hollywood (change star rating to 5 to narrow the search)

Are you jetting off this winter?

Featured image courtesy of Hyatt Hotels.

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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