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 £1,935 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.
Winter Adventure at Treehotel & Arctic Bath
4 days from £1,710 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.
Aurora 360 Experience in the Yukon
8 days from £3,585 pp incl. flights
From goldrush history to Northern Lights, visiting the Yukon is an experience that’s once-in-a-lifetime for many. And, this trip goes one up, with the opportunity to view the world’s greatest natural phenomenon on a private charter jet with a base in the Arctic city of Whitehorse.
Winter at the Arctic Retreat
4 days from £2,710 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.
Svalbard & the Polar Night
4 days from £1,085 pp incl. flightsSave up to £115 pp – ends 31 December
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.