Incredible things you can experience on a Travelsphere Winter Escape

Whether you want to get away from it all and escape to the sun or soak up the beauty of a glistening snow-covered wonderland, winter is a fantastic time to get away. Here are some of our favourite experiences you can enjoy on a Travelsphere Winter Escape.

Learn how to make Turkish coffee in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar

Turkish coffee is made in an ibrik or cezve, a long-handled pot traditionally made from copper. Finely ground beans are combined with water and sugar if required, then simmered and served black, sometimes flavoured with cardamom. Head to Istanbul’s bustling Grand Bazaar to learn all about the art of Turkish coffee-making, then enjoy a cup with a slice of sticky sweet baklava, layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and honey.

Learn about Turkish coffee-making on our Istanbul to Ephesus – A Winter Turkish Delight holiday.

Watch a demonstration of Silbo Gomero – a unique whistled language

Silbo Gomero is a unique whistled language used by locals on the tiny island of La Gomera in the Canaries. Based on the Spanish language and passed down by fathers to sons, it is well suited to La Gomera’s terrain of valleys and ravines and has been used for thousands of years as an effective alternative to shouting. It is thought that around 22,000 people can use the language correctly, and you can watch a demonstration on our Canary Island Explorer holiday.

Don an apron and join a traditional Moroccan cookery class

Don an apron, roll up your sleeves and learn how to make some delicious Moroccan specialities when you take part in a cookery class in Marrakech. Laced with subtle spices, Moroccan cuisine is a mouthwatering fusion of Andalucian, Arabic and French flavours and you’ll pick up lots of tips before tucking into the dishes you’ve created.

Learn the secrets of Moroccan cuisine on our A Week in Marrakech holiday.

Sail along the Nile aboard a traditional felucca boat

Step aboard a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat for an unforgettable journey along the Nile. Wind-powered feluccas have plied the river since ancient times, carried along by the power of the breeze and the river’s current. Step back in time and enjoy this serene and tranquil experience, it’s a wonderful way to sit back and watch the world go by.

Climb aboard a felucca on our Treasures of Egypt: Pyramids & a Nile Cruise holiday.

Enjoy a husky-sledding adventure in Norway

Wrap up warm in a special, cold-weather suit and climb aboard your sled as an excited team of husky dogs bark in eager anticipation of the journey ahead. Standing behind you, an experienced guide will drive you through the gorgeous mountain landscape and as you set off, the dogs will fall silent. Gliding rapidly across the glistening snow, it’s an astonishingly tranquil way to take in the scenery. And imagine the delight if, by chance, you should also catch a glimpse of the dancing colours of the aurora borealis. Magical!

Search for the northern lights on our Norway – Huskies & The Northern Lights holiday.

Bathe in natural hot springs in Canada

Winter is a magical time to visit Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The landscape is transformed into a glittering world of snow and ice, where picture-perfect scenery greets you at every turn. For more than 100 years, people have ‘taken to the waters’ of Banff’s Upper Hot Springs, so why not follow in their footsteps and enjoy a soak in the steaming hot waters. As you savour the moment, you’ll be surrounded by fabulous views of snow-capped peaks and crisp mountain air.

Take a dip on our Rockies Winter Wonderland’ holiday.

Let us take you there

  1. Banff Canada

    Rockies Winter Wonderland

    Winter is a great time to explore the Canadian Rockies, with snowy peaks, frozen waterfalls and sleigh rides just some of the magical highlights.

    • 5 breakfasts and welcome drink
    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in great quality hotels, 1 night in flight

    9 days from
  2. Norwegian Wonders - Cities, Fjords and Mountains

    Experience the unique cities, spectacular railway journeys and incredible fjord landscapes of Norway.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
    • 10 meals included

    8 days from
    was £1,999.00
  3. Treasures of Turkey

    Delve into the rich culture and history of Turkey on an intoxicating journey across this incredible land.

    • Return flights
    • 11 nights in 4-star hotels and 23 meals
    • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 10 dinners

    12 days from
    was £1,699.00
  4. A Week in Andalucia

    This relaxing holiday gives you the chance to unwind and soak up the sun whilst discovering the best of Andalucía.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in a 4-star hotel
    • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners

    8 days from
    was £1,199.00
  5. Jordan's Ancient Wonders at Christmas

    Discover historic and biblical sites, explore the 'Lost City' of Petra and soak up magical desert landscapes as you immerse yourself in Jordan's treasures at Christmas

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights in 4-star hotels, 1 night in a Desert Camp
    • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners including Christmas Eve gala dinner

    8 days from
    was £2,599.00