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Christmas or New Year in New York

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Empire State Building

I know it seems bizarre to be talking about Christmas or New Year just as summer is getting going for us, but there are good reasons to be doing just that. The key one is that y booking your apartments now you will pick up a good deal.
An apartment is a great way of seeing the city – giving you independence of agenda, the option to eat in and being located in the centre of the City. At the moment there is the chance to stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 in certain places and often include maid service.
The Americans make a big deal about Christmas and New Year and the city looks at its best with all the decorations and the winter weather ensuring it feels like Christmas. All the usual attractions are there to be explored and the chance to ice skate in Central Park would be something to talk about on your return.
Booking flights now could well save you money that could then be added to your New York shopping experience.
Give us a call on 01323 446550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk for the full information on your special Christmas and/or New Year in New York.

Christmas Dinner Cruising Sydney Harbour, Australia

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Vicki Tester


If you are planning to be in Sydney for Christmas this year or next, then consider building in the following cruise to your tailor made holiday.

True North Luxury Adventure Cruises has their 4 night cruise over both Christmases. Spend the morning with your friends and family before joining their True North vessel in the harbour and settle down to your Christmas dinner as you tour the World famous harbour – considered one of the most beautiful.

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Next morning you will be alongside the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in a prime position to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race while you have a champagne breakfast! Following the excitement of this you have the chance to visit either the Sydney Opera House or Taronga Zoo. In the afternoon you will cruise past the Heads and then along the northern beaches of Sydney to your next destination at Pittwater.

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis

Picture courtesy of Peter Ellis



Start the day with a walk or beach combing in the Pittwater area before catching a helicopter to the Hunter Valley for wine tasting and lunch. Back to Maitland Bay where the vessel will be anchored up for a swim or bush walk and then hors d’ouvre on the beach. For those that need a golf fix, a game can be arranged for this afternoon before cruising to Jerusalem Bay.


In the morning you could go for a bush walk or have a swim from remote beaches. Lunch will be on the beach at Cowan Bay and there is the chance of a further helicopter trip around this stunning scenery. Cruise to Hawkesbury River and take the scenic ride in the expedition boats up the river to explore. For your last night on board a live band will join you.

Finally sail back to Sydney on the last morning. 

If you cannot make the Christmas break then True North has a similar cruise that ensures you are in the harbour to witness and join in the fun of New Year in Sydney! The cruise then goes on a similar itinerary as above.

 Why not let us build this into a bespoke, tailor made itinerary for you.  Please contact us for all ideas and info on 01323 446550 or email: info@experienceholidays.co.uk

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson


Picture courtesy of Angie Watson

Picture courtesy of Angie Watson


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