As well as taking you to world-famous sights and iconic landmarks, Travelsphere tours give you the chance to discover hidden gems and experience some special moments.

DISCOVER ITALY’S SECRET LAKES

We’ve all heard of Italy’s famous lakes. Wonderful Lake Garda and beautiful Lakes Maggiore, Lugano and Como attract visitors from across the globe with their stunning scenery and chic resorts. Away from the hustle and bustle though, there are plenty of hidden beauty spots just waiting to be explored. Join our ‘Secret Lakes of Italy’ holiday and you’ll discover Lake Iseo’s spectacular forest-clad island of Monte Isola, picturesque Lakes Idro and Ledro, and the emerald-green waters of Lake Levico. There’s also the chance to take a swim in Lake Caldaro, the warmest bathing lake in the Alps, where the water temperature can climb as high as 28 degrees centigrade in the summer.

TRY YOUR HAND AT ICE FISHING IN THE ARCTIC

Situated more than 200 miles above the Arctic Circle, a wintertime trip to the Norwegian city of Tromsø is sure to be an adventure you’ll never forget. Our ‘Norway – Huskies & the Northern Lights’ holiday includes husky and reindeer sledding, a chance to spot the incredible Northern Lights and time to immerse yourself in Sami culture. You’ll also have a completely free day to do exactly as you please, so why not head off into the wilderness and try your hand at ice-fishing. Stepping onto a frozen lake, you’ll drill a hole through the ice and then wait for the fish to bite. It’s a fabulous way to take in the breathtaking scenery and be at one with nature and the wild.

RIDE SCOTLAND’S VERY OWN HOGWARTS EXPRESS

Not many people know it, but the train which featured in the Harry Potter films is, in real life, the Jacobite – a steam engine which travels through some of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring scenery. You can step aboard on our ‘Great Railways of the Scottish Highlands’ holiday and embark on a rail journey often described as one of the greatest in the world. You’ll cross the 30-metre-high Glenfinnan viaduct, which has appeared in two of the Harry Potter films and visit Mallaig, a remote fishing port on the rugged west coast.

EXPLORE THE VINEYARDS OF ARGENTINA BY BICYCLE

Mendoza in Argentina is one of the world’s greatest wine regions. It’s set against the mountainous backdrop of the Andes and boasts mile upon mile of vineyards, stretching as far as the eye can see. On our ‘Chile, Argentina & Brazil’ holiday, you can get out and about in the great outdoors and take a gentle cycle ride around the Maipú area of Mendoza. You’ll admire the region’s scenic beauty and stop off at a couple of vineyards along the way to learn about the wine-making process. Of course, there will also be an opportunity to enjoy tastings of Chardonnay, Malbec and more, accompanied by a selection of delicious cheeses and sausages.