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.

Top Selling Winter Tours & River Cruises

9 or 7 Days Prague to Vienna or Nuremberg to Vienna
Operated By: Avalon
6 Days Reykjavik to Reykjavik
Operated By: Intrepid
8 Days Basel to Koln
Operated By: Tauck
16 Days Tokyo to Sapporo
Operated By: Bunnik
18 Days Budapest to Paris
Operated By: Scenic
9 Days Rome to Paris
Operated By: Globus
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Experiences and highlights you can have on a Winter Tour

Europe’s Christmas Markets
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
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
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
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
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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Winter Trips

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

325 Winter Trips and River Cruises sourced from 40 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their Winter Trips

“Best of Spain and Portugal”
Ethel - WA, Australia Mar 2019
I would travel with Insight Vacations again. Nice group of people. Tour Director was great and coach driver amazing. Some of the meals on the optional excursions were below my expectations.

“Great tour director”
Michael & Julie - QLD, Australia Mar 2019
Ramadan was simply an excellent tour leader. His knowledge of hieroglyphics, history and all-things Egyptian was great and he imparted this in a clear, friendly and professional way. He highlighted the most important things we were viewing and experiencing during this jam packed tour. The hotels and river boat were all great; very comfortable, good food choices and helpful workers. We have travelled to nearly 80 countries and also visited Cairo before but this tour clearly ranked amongst the more

“Enjoyable tour with an excellent guide”
Glenn - WA, Australia Mar 2019
Enjoyed every day of the tour. Sam C. is an excellent guide - a young keen snowshoe hiker - he trained up our whole group of newbies and looked after everyone including the older slower one (i.e. me). We saw the Northern Lights on our second night out at Peace River. Both nights were clear and really cold but a big camp fire, hot drinks, marshmallows (and a couple of snifters) added to the fun. I found a few old muscles I'd forgotten about on the first snowshoe outing but it was all easy going, more

“Great tour or Spain Portugal and Morocco”
John & Anne - ACT , Australia Feb 2019
This tour was a terrific way to experience these three diverse countries in one go, an almost essential criteria after having to travel so far. The booking process and the management of the booking by Global Journeys was smooth and seamless from start to finish and we rate them very highly. As for the tour itself, the experience provided by Insight Vacations was exceptional. The motor coach, driver and the Tour Director were of the highest standard, however the quality of the accommodation varied more