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.
Popular Winter Tours & River Cruises
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.
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.
Brochures with Winter Trips
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What our clients are saying about their Winter Trips
“Wonders of Ancient Egypt”
This was the holiday I had always wanted to go on and it certainly did not disappoint. Yvonne was as always fabulous with arranging my travel arrangements. Trafalgar were excellent with the Egyptologist, Khaled, the best one could hope for. Cairo was hectic but the Trafalgar people who meet you at the airport guide you through the process. The River Nile Cruise is a highlight. The MS Miriam is an older style ship which is totally renovated and has absolute charm. The staff are fabulous and the food ...read more is plentiful. All of the Egyptian temples, tombs, and museums that are visited are amazing and the history is so interesting. An absolute must is visiting Dendera Temple which this trip provides but is not visited by all tours. The colours and condition of the hieroglyphics was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Trafalgar ensures that at all times you feel safe. Something to keep in mind is the culture of tipping. There is quite a bit expected for bus drivers, staff on the boat etc so go prepared and you will be fine. I would redo this tour in a heartbeat!
“Incredible way to venture around the historical countries of Great Britain and Ireland”
Amazing trip which allowed individuals to meet like-minded people whilst travelling and exploring the historical areas of Great Britain and Ireland. The Contiki road crew were amazing and very knowledgeable of the locations and highlights explored. The accommodation, included extras and add-ons were all excellent and great value for money. I would definitely book another Contiki trip and use Global Journeys in doing so.
“Wonderful winter in Scandinavia”
We had an amazing trip through Finland and Norway over Christmas and New Year. We travelled with Insight Vacations and found the tour director Lene looked after us very well. Would have loved to spend extra time in Ivalo as I feel one night was not enough. All the hotels were clean and comfortable and the included meals were ok. It was definitely an experience to spend time in the Arctic Circle at this time of year as there is no real daylight. We were very happy booking through Global Journeys and ...read more would not hesitate in doing so again.
Started well then deviated off the itinerary, sleigh ride was a carriage ride, misleading advertising. We only did a short leg of the Glacier Express then hopped onto local trains with long stop overs, bit bewildering. Didn't do the Matterhorn as promised but a smaller mountain, overall a bit of a patchy tour, good then the bad. Tour leader didn't correspond well.
Your guide to our Winter 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..
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 summer..
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..