Lightfoot’s Travel Designers often say that designing Christmas holidays is one of their favourite parts of the job. It gives us the chance to get really creative with our tailor-made travel.

Trail big game on safari in Kenya? Check. Scuba diving in the Philippines archipelago? Check. Explore Patagonia & the Atacama Desert in Chile? Check. Colonial tea plantations & tropical beaches in Sri Lanka? Check.

Of course we realise that Christmas is time of tradition as well, and many of our clients prefer the snowy, evocative scenes played out across Europe. All our holidays are 100% tailor made to your requirements. We offer a handpicked portfolio of ultra-luxury hotels, boutiques and private villas.

Contact your Travel Designer to find out more about a luxury holiday at Christmas.

Properties for Christmas Holidays

Amangani

United States & Alaska

This rocky retreat at the foot of the Teton range makes for a fabulous mountain hideaway and the perfect base for skiing the snow-packed slopes of Jackson Hole. Contemporary and stylish w…

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Wilderness Safaris

Founded in 1983, Wilderness Safaris is one of the most acclaimed operators in Africa. They boast a total of 50 luxury camps across eight African countries, all in prime wildlife viewing spot…

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Bighorn Revelstoke

Canada

Bighorn Revelstoke was voted ‘World’s Best Ski Chalet’ at the World Ski Awards three years running, and it’s easy to see why. Nestled at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, this …

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Hotel Granvia Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

This luxury hotel is situated in the futuristic Kyoto Station complex, an architectural masterpiece that includes a museum, a shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. Hotel Granvia Kyoto …

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Palace Hotel Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

This luxury hotel lies alongside a moat overlooking the Imperial Palace, in the heart of the Marunouchi district in Tokyo, Japan’s vibrant capital. It boasts stunning views of the city. …

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Tokyo Station Hotel

Tokyo, Japan

This luxury hotel is located inside Tokyo train station, in Marunouchi, the historical centre of Japan’s capital, Tokyo. It is 30 minutes from the Haneda Airport Station by Tokyo Monorail;…

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Castillo Rojo

Santiago, Chile

With the combination of brick walls and red paint, the architecture looks as imposing as its name suggests, which means Red Castle in Spanish. Castillo Rojo has a majestic presence in the cu…

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Le Reve

Santiago, Chile

Tucked snugly in the beautiful central neighbourhood of Santiago, Le Reve emanates classic sophistication with its white floor-to-ceiling French windows, contrasted strongly with a black mai…

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Lastarria

Santiago, Chile

Centrally located in Santiago’s historically-rich neighbourhood, Lastarria Boutique Hotel is the latest offering on the thriving Chilean boutique hotel scene. Nothing fazes this “new kid…

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W Hotel Santiago

Santiago, Chile

Boasting a polished and elegant facade with its gleaming glass windows, W Hotel Santiago stands in the heart of Santiago. With the Andes Mountain Range looming in the background and the fron…

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Awasi Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

Hidden away in a 15,000-acre private reserve next to the remote Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile, this new luxury boutique hotel has been designed for maximum relaxation an…

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Explora Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Currently undergoing renovation, due to reopen Jan 2017 Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in the remote Atacama Desert in Chile, this luxury boutique lodge is the ultimate desert hide…

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Explora Patagonia

Chilean Patagonia, Chile

Explora Patagonia lies on the shores of Lake Pehoe in Patagonia, Chile, offering awe-inspiring views of the Paine ridge and the towering granite peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Desi…

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Tierra Atacama

Atacama Desert, Chile

Located in San Pedro in the Atacama Desert, in Chile, this luxury boutique hotel offers spectacular views of Licancabur Volcano. Built on the site of an old cattle coral, Tierra Atacama …

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Taj Lake Palace

India, Rajasthan

Taj Lake Palace rises majestically from a four-acre island in the centre of Lake Pichola with a stunning backdrop of the Aravalli Mountains and Udaipur, in Rajasthan in the north west of Ind…

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Kempinski Ciragan Palace

Istanbul, Turkey

The Kempinski Ciragan Palace is a magnificent luxury hotel situated on the European shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey close to numerous cultural and historic sights. Steeped in his…

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Four Seasons George V, Paris

Paris, France

Located a stone’s throw from one of the most famous avenues in the world, the Champs Elysees, the Four Seasons George V is a true Parisian home away from home. As you enter one of Paris’…

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Hotel Alpaga

France, Megeve

Situated overlooking the chic village of Megève with magnificent views of Mont Blanc, Alpaga is a super-stylish, luxury boutique hotel that combines a traditional alpine chalet design with …

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Freycinet Lodge

Australia, Tasmania

Located in the spectacular Freycinet National Park overlooking Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge that provides a superb base from which to ex…

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Cradle Mountain Lodge

Australia, Tasmania

Nestled high in the Tasmanian mountains on the edge of the magnificent World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge is a secluded and relaxing hi…

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The Berkeley

England, United Kingdom

Superbly located in the heart of Knightsbridge, one of the most desirable residential neighbourhoods of central London, The Berkeley is a supremely stylish hotel that exudes luxury and elega…

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The Soho Hotel

England, United Kingdom

Superbly located on a quiet street in the heart of London’s trendy Soho, The Soho Hotel is a chic boutique hotel offering impeccable service, sublime accommodation and first class faciliti…

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Le Royal Monceau

Paris, France

Dating from the 1920s but reopening in 2010 after a two-year renovation overseen by Philippe Starck, Le Royal Monceau was awarded ‘palace’ status in July 2013 by the France Agency for To…

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Le Burgundy

Paris, France

This ‘quietly chic’ hotel just off the Champs Elysées is light and bright and certainly brings a contemporary style of luxury to the upper echelons of the Paris hotel scene. Only ope…

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Sher Bagh

India, Rajasthan

Step back in time at Sher Bagh, a luxurious and eco-friendly tented camp next to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan. This luxury safari camp is ideal for game viewing and spotting tiger…

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Hotel Le Brussel’s

France, Val d Isere

Hotel Le Brussel's is a luxury hotel chalet located in the heart of Val d'Isère from which guests can easily go and discover of one of the finest ski areas. With this unique accommodation y…

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The Strand

Yangon, Myanmar/Burma

Built in 1901, this three-story Victorian hotel was once one of the most luxurious hotels in the British Empire. It is now an all-suite, top-of-the-range boutique hotel located in Myanmar's…

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Why House

Southern Beaches, Sri Lanka

A short walk from the beautiful Wijaya beach, Why House is nestled within 3 acres of stunningly landscaped gardens of tropical plants, fruit and spice trees. Why House is a fabulous boutiqu…

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Pointe Sud

Southern Beaches, Sri Lanka

Pointe Sud in a word? VIEWS. There are few other properties in Sri Lanka blessed with such sensational oceanfront panoramas, such privacy and such exclusivity. The five bedroom villa is p…

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Aureum Palace Hotel

Bagan, Myanmar/Burma

Set within Bagan Archaeological Preservation Zone amongst the ancient temples of The Kingdom of Bagan, this luxury boutique-style resort offers a relaxed retreat for guests, and is the ideal…

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Qualia

Australia, Queensland

Qualia is a unique Australian example of world-class luxury, situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Unravel in exquisitely appointed pav…

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Lizard Island

Australia, Queensland

Truly secluded from the rest of the world, this resort is the northern-most property located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. WIth no less than 24 powdery-white beaches to explore enjoy…

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The Green Leaf

Niseko, Japan

Minutes away from the busy apres-ski hub of Hirafu Village, the Green Leaf is a quiet and chic hotel surrounded with nothing but the world's finest powder snow. Located at the base of Mou…

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Tsubaki

Niseko, Japan

Japanese minimalism blends with clean lines and simple elegant furnishings. The use of Hokkaido-made timber soothes your senses as it fills the space with a light and airy atmosphere. Dra…

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Chalet Blanchot

France, Courchevel

Chalet Blanchot, Courchevel sits quietly on the edge of the Parc de la Vanoise National Park as it offers you ski-in, ski-out access to the ski runs and exceptional concierge services as par…

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Baghvan

India, Central India

Baghvan Pench Jungle Lodge with its 1950s ambience, is surrounded by a lush forest that would make Tarzan feel at home. Each individual lodge has stairs that lead up to a covered jungle r…

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The Slate

Phuket & Khao Lak, Thailand

Set on picturesque Nai Yang Beach on Phuket’s North Western shore, The Slate is a resort deeply rooted to the island's history of tin mining and rubber harvesting, evident in its interiors…

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Yukimi 2

Niseko, Japan

Indulge in this luxury 5-bedroom luxury chalet amidst some of the best powder skiing to be found in the Japanese Alps. Located in the tranquil Izumikyo 1 area of Hirafu, Yukimi 2 is a sel…

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Shirayuki Lodge

Niseko, Japan

Nestled in the heart of Hirafu ski village, Shirayuki Lodge provides the perfect year round getaway for ski enthusiasts. Located within metres of the free shuttle bus stop, virtually next…

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Old Man Creek A

Niseko, Japan

Old Man Creek A defines rustic apline living with modern amenities - the all-in-one chalet for your ultimate ski getaway. Old Man Creek A sets a fine standard in premium mountainside acco…

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Yamabiko

Niseko, Japan

Conveniently located a quick 5 minute walk to the Niseko Hanazono lifts, a stay at this exclusive free standing chalet almost guarantees you to be making the first tracks in the snow every m…

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The Freshwater Apartments

Niseko, Japan

11 exclusive luxury boutique apartments located in the heart of the best champagne powder in the world - the Freshwater encapsulates premium mountain living at its finest. The Freshwater …

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The Setsumon

Niseko, Japan

Overlooking the main street of Hirafu, the Setsumon is the choice for the international skier and snowboarder looking for a magical alpine ski experience. Positioned a mere 3 minute walk …

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Old Man Creek B

Niseko, Japan

Located in the Izumikyo 1 area offering mesmeric views of Mount Yotei and the Hirafu ski hills, Old Man Creek B is the perfect place to stay in the winter wonderland of Niseko. Old Man Cr…

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Latitude 42

Niseko, Japan

A standard in luxury homes has been set with ´Lat 42´. This chalet is a self-contained, western-style home which offers amazing views of Mt. Yotei. Consisting of 4 bedrooms, 3 en-suites…

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Mojos

Niseko, Japan

Located in the lower Hirafu village, Mojos is a 3-bedroom, 2-storey luxury chalet with a Japanese style and feel. Mojos has stunning views of both the Hirafu ski area and Mount Yotei. …

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Miyabi

Niseko, Japan

This luxury 4 bedroom chalet is the ideal family retreat for an unforgettable ski holiday. Located in the Lower Hirafu Village it is just minutes away from some of the finest skiing spots in…

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Hidden Dragon

Verbier, Switzerland

Hidden Dragon is a privately-owned exclusive alpine lodge situated in the heart of Switzerland’s 4 Valley region in the ski area of Veysonnaz. Nestled in fir and pine forests in the ski…

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Blue Sydney

Australia, New South Wales

Blue Hotel offers views across the harbour to the Botanical Gardens and the city, it is located just a few minutes taxi ride from Sydney's central business and shopping district. Built on…

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Samode Haveli

India, Rajasthan

Samode Haveli is a boutique hotel offering personalised service. It has been meticulously restored and integrated into a unique contemporary property. This unique atmosphere blending all …

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The Oberoi Amarvilas

India, Delhi & Agra

There is only one place to stay to view the timeless monument in Agra and that is the Oberoi Amarvilas. Located just 600 meters from the Taj Mahal, Oberoi Amarvilas is the closest hotel to t…

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Trisara

Phuket & Khao Lak, Thailand

Trisara is a small luxurious resort based on the ultimate in indulgence and private pool villas. All accommodations embrace beautiful seaviews from the private pool decks. Located on the se…

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Amanpulo

Palawan, Philippines

The postcard perfect Amanpulo seems to have it all - glistening white sand, balmy turquoise ocean, exclusivity, privacy and ultra-luxurious accommodation all on a peaceful and tropical hidea…

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Last House

Southern Beaches, Sri Lanka

Aptly named, The Last House is the architectural swan song of Sri Lanka's most influential architect Geoffrey Bawa. A man known for blending Sri Lanka's rich cultural past with clean, modern…

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Zekkei

Niseko, Japan

Zekkei is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and luxurious chalet in the village of Hirafu, set over 3 floors and occupying approximately 400sqm. It offers a rare combination of privac…

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Annabel

Niseko, Japan

Boasting a location which is conveniently close to the ski slopes and restaurants, yet nestled into a quiet enclave, Annabel is a luxury chalet ideal for families looking to enjoy the world …

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The Vale Niseko

Niseko, Japan

The Vale Niseko offers exceptionally luxury apartments in a landmark property. From the outdoor thermal spa overlooking snow-capped mountains to the “ski chic" designer lobby, this award-w…

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Suiboku

Niseko, Japan

Suiboku is a collection of just 10 bespoke and original holiday lofts designed for maximum comfort and aesthetic enjoyment, just moments from the ski lift in Upper Hirafu Village. Not just t…

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A Selection of Christmas Holidays Itineraries

Untouched Tasmania

Australia, Tasmania

With a fifth of Tasmania’s magnificent untouched wildernesses and rugged coastlines under heritage and ecological protection, the island is a splendid getaway after a tour through bustling…

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Australia with Kids

Australia, Sydney

Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Australia, a…

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Oman with Kids

Oman

Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Oman, and ca…

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Christmas Beach Holidays

Nowhere does beaches like Asia, and there are so many countries that enjoy great weather during the December months. …

Christmas Ski Holidays

There simply isn’t a more traditional way to spend this holiday season than being surrounded by a beautiful blanket of snow.…

Christmas Safari Holidays

This Christmas, instead of spending it in the cold, why not fly back to summer! Grab a camera and explore the African Bush. …

Christmas Culture Holidays

Why not immerse yourself in a new culture this holiday season? You could learn something new every day and still have fun!…

Christmas City Holidays

Cities are always full of activities around this time of year. If you’re looking for a Christmas getaway that also provides you with plenty to do then…

Christmas Outdoors Holidays

This holiday season why not do something adventurous! Pack up your hiking boots and enjoy some of the best scenery in the world.…