This year has been fairly action-packed in the UK, what with our Lizzy’s Jubilee and team GB’s Olympic medal haul. If you’re craving some end-of-year excitement, we’ve uncovered a selection of discounted holiday gems that depart before the years ends. From Lisbon to Lapland, you can really go for gold with these.
Here’s our pick of the best offers:
Save 47% on a Lisbon city break, now just £159 per person. You’ll stay in the 5-star Real Palacio Hotel, and the deal includes return flights, three nights' accommodation and daily breakfast. Depart from London Luton, London Gatwick or Edinburgh on select dates throughout November and December. Lisbon is a romantic and vibrant city with diverse attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Monument, Belem Tower, and Tram 28 -- a vintage yellow tram offering some of the city’s best views. Did we mention that the hotel is housed in a former 17th-century palace?
Find out how "Vietnam is embracing the 21st century with vigour" (according to National Geographic Traveller) with this triple-centre Vietnam holiday for £1479 per person -- saving £810. This action-packed trip includes all flights, three nights at a 5-star hotel in Hanoi, seven nights in Nha Trang and three nights in Ho Chi Minh City. Explore Halong Bay with a free cruise, which will take you through the 500-million-year-old limestone rock formations.
Think you’ve been good enough for a visit from Santa this year? Why not pay him a visit with this Lapland log cabin holiday that we’ve found for £389? Not only will you save £170, you’ll get return flights and seven nights’ accommodation in the kitted out 4-star Ylläs Log Cabins. These modern cabins are dotted around the woods, with access to activity options including skiing and husky safaris. Of course, the deal wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and a visit from Santa and his reindeer!
Click here for a full list of late 2012 holidays.
Assistant Producer Luke Doyle contributed to this post.