Luxury Trip Ideas to Ring in the New Year

With 2023 quickly approaching, now is the time to book your luxury trip for the new year.

From the birthplace of bubbly in France to the sunny beaches of St. Barths, these vacations are perfect for some R&R.

Read on to see how you can make 2023 the best travel year ever!

Sail into the New Year on a Floating Boutique Hotel

One of the most unique ways to celebrate the holiday season is with Uniworld Boutique River Cruises aboard a floating boutique hotel. Uniworld takes travelers to the best Christmas markets and magical European destinations at their most festive time of year on a 5-star, all-inclusive cruise while only having to unpack once.

Travelers can welcome 2023 on the ‘Grand Christmas & New Year’s’ trip aboard the stunning S.S. Beatrice ship, sailing through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube River. Itinerary highlights include Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve in a Gothic cathedral in the quiet medieval town of Regensburg; a horse-drawn carriage ride through the serene Bavarian Forest; exploring the iconic filming locations from The Sound of Music in Salzburg; meeting royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley; and ringing in the New Year in the sparkling city of Vienna.

Endless Toasts in the Birthplace of Bubbly

Put down the $6 bottle of Brut and travel to the birthplace of bubbly to toast Champagne from the source at award-winning boutique Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, where you can taste more than 800 wines/Champagnes and rejuvenate at its spectacular spa. Nestled amongst the vines just 45 minutes outside of Paris, Royal Champagne is the region’s first-ever luxury wellness destination, boasting Michelin-starred dining, a 16,000 square foot wellness center overlooking the vines, spacious and serene guest rooms with private patios and of course, plenty of wine.

Guests can book the Bubbly 2023 Kick Off offering, including a bottle of welcome Champagne, gastronomic New Year’s Eve dinner with live music, and a healthy lunch on January 1st to start the year off right. For that new-year glow, guests can head to the spa in partnership with cult-favorite Biologique Recherche. Top treatments include a candle massage, which uses wax and organic ingredients from different parts of the world to create a unique sensory experience that promotes sleep while softening and moisturizing the skin and a custom-made Biologique Recherche facial, which works through three fundamental phases with a fully customized formula unveiling gorgeous, glowing skin. 

Countdown to 2023 in Sunny St. Barths 

From white-sand beaches to lively celebrations, travelers can ring in the New Year on the luxurious island of St. Barts at Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa. Overlooking the picturesque Grand Cul-de-Sac Bay, guests can choose from 44 dynamic suites all offering a modern luxurious design, high-quality amenities, and unbeatable views of the bright blue Caribbean waters.

For a revitalizing experience to restore the mind, body and soul, guests hoping to reflect on 2022 and find their inner self ahead of 2023 can book the Complete Wellness Experience and embark on a holistic healing journey at Le Spa, the on-property spa at Le Barthélemy, plus enjoy beachfront yoga and daily fresh juices. With a signature body massage and facial treatment from La Mer that harnesses the powers of the ocean plus a skin diagnostic with La Mer products and an energizing body wrap treatment – guests will leave feeling renewed and refreshed. On New Year’s Eve, guests can join Chef Vincent Gomis at the hotel’s decadent restaurant, Amis St. Barth for a 7-course dining experience with flavors of the South of France and the Mediterranean along with live music from local musicians. After dinner, guests can toast to the New Year under the starry skies with a vibrant celebration at W.T.F. Rooftop Bar from 10pm-1am.


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