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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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Festive Tours and Cruises Tours & Cruises
Festive Tours and Cruises

Celebrate Christmas, discover exciting new destinations and make new friends on a tour, cruise or river cruise departing this festive season.

Christmas Markets Tours
Christmas Markets

Embrace the festive season this year on a uniquely tailored tour or river cruise celebrating Europe's renowned Christmas Markets.

Northern Lights Tours Tours
Northern Lights Tours

Journey through Scandinavia and Iceland in your quest to view the incredible natural phenomena of the Northern Lights.

Ski Trips Trips
Ski Trips

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.

Discover Experiences and highlights you can have on a Winter Tour

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Recent Reviews What our clients are saying about their Winter Trips

Advent on the Rhine   , VIC, Australia, Dec 2023
We would have to say that we could NOT fault the ship Amados Riva. The standard of the food in the restaurant and the buffet was of high standard and quality like a 5 star venue. The rooms were beautiful and the ship was new and made you feel special. The Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful, in all we would not hesitate to recommend this ...read more company to travel with, and we would be happy to book our next cruise again with them, and booking with Global Journeys also made it smooth. They always replied to emails promptly and they were easy to keep in contact with. A Happy Traveler!
The Ultimate White Xmas   , NSW, Australia, Dec 2023
When I booked this I was hoping to get a true white Xmas and this trip met all of my expectations. Xmas Day in Lake Louise was perfect, enough snow to enjoy and play and blue skies to make it picturesque. Scenic Tours are always well structured, excellent in all aspects from accommodation to inclusions and options, pace of travel and most importantly ...read more staff- tour guide and driver.
Great cruising vessel, new and clean and modern and spacious   , WA, Australia, Dec 2023
A lovely cruise with TravelMarvel. Unfortunately the water levels were too high in parts but the Tour Director and Ship's Captain were amazing in rearrangement the itinerary at short notice to accommodate as many Christmas markets as possible. Our docking was always walking distance to the attractions. Just too much food!
Incredible life changing experiences throughout Europe     , VIC, Australia, Dec 2023
Where do I even begin??? This tour was beyond good, it was extraordinary… I loved every minute of it and getting to know and be a part of my Contiki family. Have made some really awesome friends out of this and would strongly recommend this to anyone who has the chance! I was lucky enough to have Jodie and Peter as my trip manager and coach driver and ...read more they went above and beyond to make this experience the best it could be. They were knowledgeable, kind, fun to party with, and excellent at what they do.

Explore More Explore more Your guide to our Winter Trips

The Magic Of Christmas In The Rockies With Scenic

10 July, 2023

The Magic Of Christmas In The Rockies With Scenic

Canada is a magical place to visit at any time of the year, but never more so than during the winter holiday season. Experience Scenic's 14 Day Christmas in the Rockies tour departing in mid-December from Victoria to Banff and featuring an array of experiences to get you into the festive...

Want to Heli Ski New Zealand’s Southern Alps? Do it with Haka Tours

12 August, 2020

Want to Heli Ski New Zealand’s Southern Alps? Do it with Haka Tours

The Southern Alps of New Zealand are considered one of the top 10 places to heli ski in the world. A heli skiing adventure may be something you dream about, did you know you don’t need to be an expert alpine skier to take on a heli skiing holiday? If you are an intermediate level skier who can...

Our Team’s Favourite Festive Trips

11 December, 2019

Our Team’s Favourite Festive Trips

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re getting into the spirit by rounding up our team’s favourite festive season itineraries. From waking up to a white Christmas in Whistler or by the Austrian lakes, to the twinkling lights of market stalls and the smell of cinnamon, this is what we’re...

Escape to Europe this Winter with Globus

04 November, 2019

Escape to Europe this Winter with Globus

Europe has so many stories to tell year round, and its appeal doesn’t cool off when the weather does. That’s why Globus offers a selection of their best European journeys throughout the winter months, comprising their Escapes collection. These trips bring you all the highlights of their...