Simply, there are two ways to think of winter. The first sees you embrace its charm, heading to Scandinavia to chase the Northern Lights, stay in a cosy log cabin and explore the snow-clad wonders of Finnish Lapland.
The second will see you escape for some winter sun. Alongside wildlife experiences with Tanzania’s Serengeti and Rwanda’s gorillas, it’s a fantastic time to visit much of southern Asia. India and Southeast Asia are particular highlights. And, with the seasons flipped, the southern hemisphere also enjoys its hottest weather, opening up travel to the likes of Patagonia and New Zealand. And, there’s still some warmth to be found closer to home, with places such as Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands serving up an enticing blend of mild weather and elegant, beachfront luxury.
For some inspiration, we’ve picked out our finest winter getaways below. And remember, our consultants are always on hand to help you design your perfect trip.
4 days from £1,045 pp incl. flights
This is the ideal holiday for the adventurous at heart – a three-night break in the wilds of Swedish Lapland, staying at the world-famous ICEHOTEL. Add on everything from husky sledding to Northern Lights hunts.
Winter break at the Arctic Retreat
4 days from £3,040 pp incl. flights
Get away to Swedish Lapland's most boutique luxury offering, where days are spent snowmobiling and dogsledding and evenings in a private hot tub under the Northern Lights.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Paris & Vienna in winter
5 days from £4,995 pp incl. flights
Experience Europe at its wintry best as you journey from London to Paris and on to Vienna, pairing luxurious accommodation with innate style of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Splendors of Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld
12 days from £5,495 pp incl. flights
Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt's famous River Nile as you combine a luxurious Cairo stay with an indulgent Uniworld River Cruise. Enjoy included excursions, gourmet meals and bespoke experiences throughout.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: A festive journey to Venice
4 days from £4,070 pp incl. flights
Enjoy festive perfection on this pre-Christmas journey across Europe, pairing luxury hotels stays in Paris and Venice with the delights of the world's most famous train.