Some destinations are better in winter. What could be more wonderful than dashing through the snow in a scene that looks like it has come straight from a Christmas card.
No matter what your idea of a perfect winter holiday, we have a trip that’s sure to make the season brighter. Gliding through crisp white snow aboard a sled pulled by powerful huskies, taking an exciting cable car ride to the top of a snowdusted mountain – our Winter Wonderland holidays are filled with magical experiences in spectacular settings.
Norway is in fact rich in both culture and wildlife. The city of Tromso, located well within the Arctic Circle, boasts a spectacular setting on a fjord surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Head into the wilderness outside of the city to go Husky and reindeer sledding, a magical experience anytime of the year. Check out our Norway – Huskies & the Northern Lights tour, which has been carefully planned so you have the best chance of seeing the awe-inspiring Northern Lights dance across the sky above you.
Canada is the polar bear capital of the world. Visit the small town of Churchill which clings doggedly to the edge of Hudson Bay in northern Canada, on our Winter Polar Bear Encounter. There are no roads, just mile-upon-entrancing-mile of frost-sparkled tundra freckled with glacial lakes; ice ruled by Ursus maritimus – the polar bear. Winter is truly magical in Banff National Park, nestled amongst the Canadian Rockies. Prepare yourself for a sensory overload as you discover snowy alpine scenery, glistening glaciers, ice-covered lakes and verdant pine forests where wolves, elk and deer roam. Explore spectacular Banff by sleigh and gondola and admire the beauty of Lake Louise on our Rockies Winter Wonderland tour.
With its spectacular mountain panoramas, now-covered Alpine peaks, crystalline blue lakes and cosy villages, Switzerland is a magical winter holiday destination. Magnificent vistas change at every twist and turn of the scenic rail journeys Switzerland is famous for. Snow-capped mountain peaks and majestic glaciers suddenly part to reveal gushing waterfalls and breathtaking views over deep valleys. The rail routes through the different regions are equally iconic, and train travel is more than transport – it is an experience! Board a train on Europe’s oldest cogwheel railway to Mount Rigi, known as the ‘Queen of the Mountains’, on our Swiss Lakes & Snowflakes tour.