Winter Tours & River Cruises
Discover Europe's Christmas markets on a tour or river cruise, hit the slopes of Lake Tahoe, Japan, New Zealand or Europe on a ski trip, chase the Northern Lights in Scandinavia or enjoy a memorable festive season in the Canadian Rockies. Save on summer prices, beat the heat and escape the crowds on an autumn, winter or spring holiday.
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Experiences and highlights you can have on a Winter Tour
Europe’s Christmas Markets
Enjoy the festive season under twinkling Christmas lights, where the air is thick with merry excitement and the smell of warm cinnamon.
Chase the Northern Lights
Head off in search of this natural phenomenon, when the sky comes alive with green and turquoise hues dancing across the vast Scandinavian skies.
Hit the Slopes of Austria
Make the most of winter with a ski trip – hit the slopes of Hopfgarten by day and warm your bones in front of a crackling fire by night.
Monkey Business in Japan
See the snow monkeys soaking in the Jigokudani Yaen Koen hot springs with their trendy frosted tips. Their pink faces stand out from the snow and their big eyes silently ask why you’re not enjoying the steaming springs.
A White Christmas in the Rockies
Travel the Canadian Rockies when forests full of Christmas trees are dusted in snow. Explore Jasper and Banff National Parks and pull your curtains back on Christmas morning to reveal a magical winter wonderland.
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Celebrate Christmas, discover exciting new destinations and make new friends on a guided tour or river cruise departing this festive season.
Embrace the festive season this year on a uniquely tailored tour or river cruise celebrating Europe's renowned Christmas Markets.
Journey through Scandinavia and Iceland in your quest to view the incredible natural phenomena of the Northern Lights.
On a guided ski trip to the US, Japan or Europe you'll meet new people and everything will be organised for you, on and off the slopes.
Brochures with Winter Trips
378 Winter Trips and River Cruises sourced from 40 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their Winter Trips
We both thoroughly enjoyed our seven day Italian adventure. The tour company was excellent and the tour guide was an extremely well organised person with a wealth of knowledge and anecdotes, The standard of the hotels was very good and in great locations. Top marks to everyone involved in our package holiday.
Love Insight. They really make you feel safe and looked after. Worries disappear once you're on the road with them. And Global Journeys takes the worries out even before you start travelling - and keep the cost down.
“History and Culture of Turkey”
This was our 4th Trafalgar tour so we were confident that we would have an experienced tour director and driver and that the itinerary would provide us with the very best opportunity to see the highlights of Turkey. Istanbul - a city of 18 million people is breathtaking with the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar and the Hagia Sophia highlights of this vibrant city. Our stop at Gallipoli was poignant and Lone Pine allowed us to reflect on lives lost. Troy and Ephesus were spectacular ...read more reminders of the power of ancient Rome and Greece, the surreal landscape of Cappadocia was unlike any other and the open air museum at Goreme was a reminder of the difficult life of early Christians in this region. Our visit to Ankara included a visit to the final resting place of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - the founder of modern Turkey. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in history and Turkish culture. We booked this tour through Global Journeys - because we have always had excellent service and this was no exception. Georgie is very professional and always quick to respond to any query - 10/10!!
“Enjoyable Swiss Escape”
We went to other cities as well as the usual big Swiss cities. It is clean, efficient and beautiful. Being a winter tour it was significantly cheaper than in summer. Mountain snow and Spring flowers are a thing to see. Montreux was the stand out. I will do more winter tours, not only to save money, but also to avoid the crowds and the traffic and dare I say the heat. (If you are using Aussie dollars, the prices will kill you. Multiply everything by 4 in Switzerland ). Have a HUGE breakfast daily. I ...read more enjoyed this tour so much that I’m considering doing it again within the next few years. The cost of this tour is literally the same price as 3 nights in centrally locates Swiss hotels. SERIOUSLY!!!!
Your guide to our Winter Trips
10 July, 2018
10 Things You Should Know about Touring Europe in Winter
Once or twice in your lifetime you need to experience a European winter. There is a romance to the season that floats snow to the ground, creates moody afternoons lit by ornate street lamps, where every indoor environment is toasty warm in cities and villages built for the cold. There are less..
18 June, 2018
7 Festive Foods to Enjoy at the European Christmas Markets
Indulging in rich and delicious food and drink is a quintessential part of the experience when you visit traditional European Christmas Markets. Truth be known, it is the coldest time of year in Europe and when you come from the Southern Hemisphere you will be feeling it. Layered clothing and..
15 June, 2018
Explore Six Festive European Christmas Markets with Albatross
If you are travelling to Europe over the festive season you need to visit to one of the beautiful Christmas Markets. The Christmas Market tradition dates back to the middle ages, and are an important event on the European festive season calendar for locals in current times too. Enjoy An..