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.
Winter break at Wilderness Hotel Nangu
5 days from £2,180 pp incl. flights
Experience the very best of a Lapland winter with this luxury escape to Wilderness Hotel Nangu – a chic, adults-only retreat on the frozen shores of Lake Inari.
The Eastern & Oriental Express & Malaysian Beach Escape
15 days from £5,785 pp incl. flights
Pair the fine dining and open bar-car indulgences of one of the world's finest rail journeys with two of Asia's city greats and a white-sand getaway.
Svalbard & the Polar Night
4 days from £1,135 pp incl. flights
A winter break to Spitsbergen in the remote Svalbard archipelago, combining a luxury lodge stay with adventures beneath the inky blue of Norway's polar night.
Northern Lights Luxury Break at Javri Lodge
4 days from £3,610 pp incl. flights
This luxury break in Finnish Lapland is Scandi luxe defined. You'll spend three nights enjoying full-board gourmet dining and a full spread of included excursions under the Northern Lights.
Winter Adventure at Treehotel & Arctic Bath
4 days from £1,810 pp incl. flights
Experience Swedish design at its absolute best, with a two-night stay and action-packed day at Treehotel, followed by a day of sauna relaxation and fine-dining delights at the all-new Arctic Bath.
Antarctica Bridge with Silversea
11 days from £12,990 pp incl. flights Silver ExplorerSave up to £1,430 pp – ends 31 May
A fast-track to the White Continent, this luxury Silversea cruise skips the infamously choppy waters of the Drake Passage to deliver you in unmatched style, via a business class charter flight, to the wilds of the Antarctic Peninsula.