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Lake Louise | Credit: Travel Alberta
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Cross Country Skiing Juneau | Credit: Travel Alaska / Mark Kelley
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Northern Lights | Credit: Travel Alaska / Chris McLennen
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Top of Europe Ice Magic

Winter Travel & Holiday Packages

During winter, the Northern Hemisphere transforms into a magical realm of snowy wonder. Destinations like Canada, Alaska, Switzerland and Scandinavia become enchanting winter wonderlands, offering an array of extraordinary experiences. From the serene beauty of snow-clad landscapes to the vibrant dance of the Northern Lights, these regions promise an unforgettable winter holiday.

Each destination in our winter holiday packages has its own charm. Canada's vast landscapes turn into a picturesque snowy paradise, ideal for skiing and snowshoeing. Alaska's rugged wilderness under the blanket of snow offers a stunning backdrop for winter cruises and wildlife viewing. Switzerland, with its iconic alpine scenery, is the quintessential winter sports destination. Meanwhile, the clear, dark skies of Scandinavia provide one of the best stages in the world for the Northern Lights, making it a top destination for those chasing this natural phenomenon.

A Guide to Winter Packages

Discover our all-in-one winter holiday deals and packages, each offering unique experiences in some of the world's most stunning winter destinations.

Choosing the Perfect Destination

Your ideal winter escape depends on what kind of experience you're seeking:

  • Canada offers a vast winter playground, perfect for snow train adventures through the Rockies and delightful resort town activities.
  • In Alaska, winter cruising presents a unique perspective of its breathtaking fjords and glaciers.
  • Switzerland is renowned for its luxurious winter resorts, providing both relaxation and exhilarating ski holidays.
  • Scandinavia is the ultimate destination for witnessing the Northern Lights and embracing Nordic winter traditions.

Benefits of Booking Winter Holiday Packages

Booking with us offers numerous benefits:

  • Expertly Planned Itineraries: Each package is crafted to showcase the best winter experiences.
  • Hassle-Free Travel: We handle all logistics, from accommodations to activities.
  • Diverse Activities: From skiing in the Alps to Northern Lights tours, our packages include a range of winter activities.
  • Local Insights: Our tours are guided by locals with deep knowledge of the area.

Activities and Excursions

Our winter holiday packages feature a diverse range of activities:

  • Northern Lights in Scandinavia: Chase the mesmerising aurora borealis in the clear Nordic skies.
  • Scenic Snow Train: Traverse snowy landscapes on a scenic train ride through Canada's majestic mountains and Alaska’s vast tundra.
  • Winter Cruise: Experience icy wonders, from Norway’s fjords to Alaska’s wildlife, aboard a cosy cruise.
  • Swiss Ski Resorts: Enjoy top-notch skiing and resort luxuries in the heart of Switzerland's winter wonderland.
  • Charming Winter Towns: Stroll through picturesque towns and cities, each a festive, snow-laden paradise.
  • Wilderness Adventures: Engage in exhilarating activities like snowshoeing and dog sledding in pristine wilderness areas.
  • Arctic Swimming and Saunas: Take a daring swim in icy waters, followed by a relaxing sauna experience.
  • Mountain Resort Stays: Unwind in luxurious resorts offering stunning views and top-tier amenities.
  • Frontier Town Exploration: Discover the unique charm and history of northern frontier towns amidst breathtaking landscapes.

These curated experiences provide the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation and cultural immersion in some of the world's most beautiful winter destinations.

Tips for Booking the Best Package

To ensure the best winter holiday experience, consider the type of winter activities you enjoy, the level of adventure you seek and the kind of landscapes you wish to explore. Book early to secure the best deals, especially for popular destinations like the Northern Lights viewings.

Packing Essentials

When embarking on a winter holiday, packing the right items is crucial for comfort and enjoyment. Here's a checklist to help you prepare:

  • Warm Clothing: Bring insulated jackets and cosy sweaters to keep the cold at bay. Layering is key, so include items that can be easily added or removed.
  • Waterproof Outerwear: Invest in a high-quality waterproof jacket and snow pants. These are essential for snowy or rainy conditions, ensuring you stay dry and warm.
  • Thermal Layers: Pack thermal underwear and long johns. These base layers will retain body heat and are essential for extremely cold environments.
  • Sturdy Boots: Waterproof, insulated boots with good grip are a must. They'll keep your feet warm and provide stability on icy surfaces.
  • Hats, Gloves and Scarves: Don't overlook these accessories. A warm hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf can significantly increase your comfort.
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen: The winter sun, especially when reflected off snow, can be quite harsh. Protect your eyes and skin.
  • Moisturisers and Lip Balm: Cold weather can dry out your skin and lips. Bring moisturising creams and lip balm to prevent chapping.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated even in cold weather; a thermos can be useful for keeping drinks warm.
  • Personal Medications and First Aid: Include any personal medications you need and basic first aid supplies for minor injuries.

With these essentials, you’ll be well-equipped to enjoy your winter holiday adventure, no matter how cold or snowy it gets.

FAQs About Winter Experience

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What are the best destinations for winter holiday packages?

Top destinations include the Canadian Rockies for their breathtaking scenery, Alaska for its unique wildlife and Northern Lights, Switzerland's renowned ski resorts and Scandinavia for its winter landscapes and aurora borealis viewing.

What types of winter holiday packages are available for families?

Family-friendly winter packages often feature activities like dog sledding, snowman building and skiing lessons for beginners. Many resorts featured in our packages provide kids' clubs, ensuring entertainment for all ages while allowing adults some leisure time.

What activities and attractions are typically included in winter holiday packages?

Expect activities like skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating. Scenic train rides through snowy landscapes, Northern Lights tours and winter wildlife expeditions are also popular. Some of our packages include unique experiences like staying in an ice hotel or winter cruising.

Can I customise my winter holiday package to suit my preferences?

Yes, customisation is possible. Many providers offer the flexibility to tailor packages based on your interests, whether it's adding more adventure activities, choosing specific accommodations or incorporating cultural experiences.

When is the winter holiday season, and when do packages typically become available?

The winter holiday season typically spans from late November to early March. Package availability starts to increase in late summer or early autumn. Booking in advance is recommended, especially for popular destinations or specific experiences like Northern Lights tours or Christmas markets.

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