Be it shopping for Christmas in New York or a New Year cruise, Bon Voyage has the perfect suggestions for your festive trip 

Christmas comes but once a year, and with it the chance for a festive getaway. The archetypal trip to take at this time of year is a shopping break: and nowhere puts the ho-ho-ho into holiday shopping quite like New York.

      Bon Voyage, the North America travel specialist, recommends balancing the Big Apple's shops with some seasonal sightseeing at the Rockefeller Center, which is famed for its huge Christmas tree.

      Pack even more into a long weekend by taking Jetblue Airways' early-morning flight from London Heathrow (with overnight return) and staying at Midtown's centrally located Casablanca Hotel, with endless shopping opportunities right on the doorstep.

     Departing 30th November, a three-night escape costs from £1,380pp, including flights and accommodation based on two sharing, room-only.

Alternatively, how about spending Christmas or New Year in sunnier climes? Bon Voyage has availability on several departures with Norwegian Cruise Lines, taking in the likes of Bermuda, Hawaii or the Caribbean over Christmas and New Year.

      Start with a mini city-break in Honolulu, New Orleans or even New York before boarding your ship and setting sail for a festive, sun-kissed voyage.

      A seven-night cruise (balcony cabin, full-board) combined with flights and pre- and post-cruise hotel stays (room-only basis) costs from £2695pp, based on two sharing. Price is valid for travel from 22 December 2023.

     For bookings or more information, call Bon Voyage 0800 316 0194 or visit

Visit Dolly Parton’s all-new Dollywood’s HeartSong
Lodge on self-drive discovery of America's Deep South

Country music lovers can get a deeper immersion in all things Dolly by checking into the all-new Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Surrounded by stunning Appalachian scenery next door to Dollywood theme park, the chic, 302-room hotel opens on 3 November and offers two pools, six dining options and special Dollywood privileges such as complimentary transfers and priority access to the park.

      Bon Voyage, the leading North America travel specialist, can include a stay at HeartSong Lodge in its 11-night, tailor-made Music & Mountains fly-drive to Tennessee and the Deep South.

      Journeying through the states of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama, the tour begins in Atlanta and continues to Birmingham, Alabama (famous for its jazz clubs). From there, it's on to Tupelo, Mississippi (birthplace of Elvis Presley) before crossing the state line to Memphis and Nashville: two Tennessee cities deeply rooted in the music industry.   

      Next up is a drive through the Great Smoky Mountains (perhaps with Dolly’s classics playing loudly on the stereo) and a visit to Dollywood itself, where you'll find 40-plus daily musical performances and a 25-acre waterpark. 

      This suggested, fully tailor-made round-trip fly-drive from Atlanta costs from £3,275 per person and includes flights (from London, Manchester, or Glasgow), quality accommodation (11 nights, room-only basis) and car hire.  For more information and to book, call 0800 316 0194 or visit