Whether you’re after a snowy Arctic adventure or luxury winter sun break, a January holiday is a perfect post-Christmas escape. From luxurious beach breaks and safaris to thrilling Northern Lights holidays in Scandinavia, our specialists have picked out their top itineraries to begin the year in style.
Why not make the most of winter next year? A holiday to Scandinavia and the Nordics offers the ultimate luxury break. Expect husky sledding and snowmobiling under the Northern Lights, returning to luxury log cabins and lodges with private hot tubs, while Iceland and Svalbard offer epic adventure alongside luxury accommodation.
For a dose of winter sun to beat those post-Christmas blues, the white sands of the Caribbean offer beachfront hotels and private-pool luxury on islands like Barbados and St Lucia. Alternatively, the beach-fringed islands of the Maldives and Sri Lanka make for the ultimate romantic getaway, while closer to home, Tenerife offers year-round warm weather.
In Africa, a January safari in Tanzania is an excellent option, with dry, warm weather and the start of the wildebeest calving season. Alternatively, Ecuador's Galápagos Islands offer island-hopping adventures with a base on board a luxury yacht or an eco-retreat.
The height of summer in South America makes January the ideal time to visit Argentina and Chile's southern region – Patagonia. Hiking trails and big-name national parks like Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy are best explored with a base in a luxury eco-lodge, offering the likes of gourmet dining and spas.
4 days from £1,265 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.
Levi Glass Igloo Winter Break
4 days from £1,730 pp incl. flights
On this classic Northern Lights short break, you'll Experience Finnish Lapland’s Arctic wilderness in serious style with two nights at a Scandi-chic hideaway and one night in a cosy glass igloo.
Sri Lankan Splendours
12 days from £4,370 pp incl. flights
Experience the best of Sri Lanka, from its UNESCO-listed wonders to its wildlife-rich national parks and glorious, Indian Ocean coast.
Highlights of Tanzania and Zanzibar
15 days from £9,280 pp incl. flights
Discover Tanzania’s stunning natural world of iconic landscapes and thriving wildlife on an all-inclusive fly safari before ending with some ultra-luxury indulgence on the island of Zanzibar.
Svalbard & the Polar Night
4 days from £1,365 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.
Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius
15 days from £8,050 pp incl. flights
See the highlights of South Africa and the Indian Ocean, from city greats and world-wonder safaris to white-sands idylls. It’s all showcased in utter luxury, including indulgent dining and stays in the finest hotels.
Highlights of Vietnam
13 days from £4,305 pp incl. flights
An introduction to Vietnam's most iconic and enticing sights, including its vibrant towns and cities, verdant countryside and, of course, its world-renowned cuisine.
Patagonia’s Glaciers & Fjords
16 days from £11,300 pp incl. flights
Compare Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia as you cruise the icy fjords from Ushuaia and explore Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Park – all while enjoying our collection of curated luxurious lodges and boutique hotels.
Shangri-La's Le Touessrok, Mauritius
Tucked away on the idyllic shores of Trou d’Eau Douce, this iconic beachfront resort and spa is one of the finest hotels in Mauritius.
Highlights of New Zealand's South Island
13 days from £3,770 pp incl. flights
The beauty of New Zealand's South Island is in its natural landscapes and outdoor activities – discover them all with a range of curated excursions, from whale-watching tours and overnight fjord cruises to glacial heli-hikes and mountain rail journeys.
Treehotel & ICEHOTEL
5 days from £2,030 pp incl. flights
With stays at two on Scandinavia's most iconic hotels, plus the chance to add on a raft of thrilling activities, this holiday to Swedish Lapland makes for an exceptional winter adventure.
Luxury Quito & Galápagos Cruise
15 days from £10,240 pp incl. flights La Pinta
There is truly nowhere else like the Galápagos, and this unforgettable itinerary showcases it all on a luxury yacht, with included excursions led by expert guides, alongside a stay in a luxury cloud forest wilderness retreat and time to explore the buzzing cities of Quito and Guayaquil.
ION Hotel & Reykjavik
5 days from £1,380 pp incl. flights
Experience Iceland’s wild side on an adrenaline-fuelled and adventure-packed luxury short break while staying in an amazing wilderness hotel and seriously stylish Art Deco gem.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, St Lucia
This luxurious, plantation-style resort offers spectacular accommodation in one of the Caribbean's most beautiful settings.