World Cup Winners

The countdown is on to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. The 22nd running of the competition will be the first to be held in the Middle East as well as the first to take place in winter. The tournament kicks off on 20th November and will run until 18th December, with the final taking place at the impressive Lusail Stadium.

The World Cup is a celebration of football and countries from all over the world, so we thought it would be a great time to take you on a trip around the world to explore some of the previous winning countries of the most illustrious prize in sport.


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White sandy beaches, lush rainforests, thundering waterfalls and electric carnivals – Brazil is an enchanting country full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

The dazzling city of Rio de Janeiro captivates everyone who visits. Head to the famous Copacabana beach and watch the locals play their favourite sport, take a cable-car ride to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for awe-inspiring views, journey to the top of Corcovado mountain and capture a photo beneath the legendary Christ the Redeemer. Round off your trip to Rio with a mouth-watering Brazilian barbeque. Visit Brazil on our ‘Latin Wonders of the World’ & ‘Chile, Argentina & Brazil’ holidays.


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If you are looking for a destination which has it all, look no further than Italy. Home to picturesque landscapes, fascinating history, inspiring works of art and glorious food – the boot-shaped country shines like no other. From the towering mountains and glistening lakes in the North to the awe-inspiring coastal roads and charming towns in the south, no two holidays to Italy are the same but no matter which region you visit you are sure to be left spellbound.

Amble through the streets and across canal bridges in Venice or head to Rome to tick off bucket list sites including the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum, savour crisp Chianti wines while admiring idyllic landscapes in Tuscany or step back in time with a visit to Pompeii – there’s a perfect Italian getaway just waiting for you.


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France is the world’s top tourist destination for a reason, with delightful cafes, famous sights, scenic landscapes and cuisine to die for, there’s no wonder millions of people flock here every year.

For those who are a fan of mountains, journeying through the Pyrenees by train is an unforgettable experience, as you take in the beautiful sights of vineyards, medieval cities and magnificent landscapes. If it’s a luxurious fun in the sun trip you’re after then nothing can compare to the French Riviera. Experience all the glitz and glamour of the Cote d’Azur as you travel like a celebrity along the beautiful resorts which line this lavish coastline.


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An exciting blend of tantalising tango music, full-bodied wines, majestic landscapes and bustling cities – Argentina is a vibrant country like no other.

Centred on the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires is a metropolitan marvel lined with colonial architecture and teeming with culinary delights. See the impressive Casa Rosada and visit the colourful Caminito. Head to famous wine region of Mendoza, stop at a vineyard and sample wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec. Journey to one of the world’s largest natural wonders – Iguaçú Falls. Feel the thundering water crash over the ledges as you get a closer look at the falls from the viewing platform at the famous Devil’s Gorge Fall.

Visit Argentina on our ‘Latin Wonders of the World’ & ‘Chile, Argentina & Brazil’ holidays.


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Known for its beaches and picturesque islands, Spain is the perfect holiday destination, but there is so much more to this diverse country. Unwind and soak up the sun as you discover beautiful cities, historic towns and breathtaking landscapes.

Spend A Week in Andalucia to get a real feel for Spain. See the beautiful Plaza de España in Seville, head inside the great Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, journey to the cliff-top town of Ronda and visit the stunning Alhambra Palace. This region of Spain has so many wonderful places to explore, you will leave with some truly amazing memories.

Other Notable Countries

Only countries from Europe and South America have been able to lift the World Cup, but we couldn’t talk about holiday destinations and only mention these two continents. So, we’ve included a couple of other countries who have ties to the famous tournament.


The United States, along with Canada and Mexico will be hosting the World Cup in 2026. They are also one of only eight nations to qualify for seven consecutive World Cup tournaments.

The United States is a country brimming with natural beauty, world famous sights, cultural complexities and extravagant food.

The best way to get a handle of this vast country is through an escorted tour. Visit the Best of the West with its many famous cities, for the music fans The Deep South is not to be missed, nature lovers will adore the National Parks, America’s Historic East is ideal for the historians, and the culture vultures among you will be fascinated with a trip to New England. Each state and region within the USA differs from the last, but they all offer a unique and exciting experience that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

South Africa

South Africa are the only country in Africa to host a World Cup, they hosted the 19th edition of the tournament in 2010.

South Africa is a vision of beauty and tranquility, with lush landscapes, famous wines, diverse culture and of course, outstanding wildlife.

One of the best safari destinations in the world, South Africa’s largest game reserve is Kruger National Park. Home to the Big Five and an endless variety of other wildlife, a game drive through this African wilderness will leave you in awe. Located on the shores of the Atlantic, with Table Mountain as a stunning backdrop, Cape Town is a must see. Explore the very best of South Africa on our all-encompassing tour.

So that concludes our tour of some of the previous winners of the FIFA World Cup and some other notable mentions. Who do you think will be crowned this year’s winner? And more importantly, which of these destinations will you be visiting next?

We can take you there


    Latin Wonders of the World

    Soak up the spectacular sights and sounds of four Latin American countries - Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil - on a tour that's strictly for the adventurous.

    • Return flights
    • 15 nights in 4-star hotels, 2 nights in flight
    • 20 meals: 15 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

    18 days from
    was £5,399
  2. Sun setting over Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

    Chile, Argentina & Brazil

    A chance to explore breathtaking sights in three fascinating South American countries.

    • Return flights
    • 11 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels, 2 nights in flight
    • 11 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner

    14 days from
    was £3,999
  3. Grand Tour of Italy

    Explore Italy from top to toe on an incredible journey that takes in the iconic cities of Venice, Florence and Rome and discovers the wonders of Pompeii, Sicily and more.

    • Return flights
    • 14 nights in 4-star hotels
    • 23 meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 8 dinners

    15 days from
    was £2,849
  4. 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
  5. Pompeii, Paestum & Herculaneum

    Uncover captivating stories, marvel at majestic ruins and wander the well-preserved streets of some of Italy’s most fascinating archaeological sites.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
    • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and welcome drink

    8 days from
    was £1,499
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    Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    Take unforgettable scenic journeys by train through the Pyrenees to discover breath-taking mountain vistas and charming villages.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights half-board in a 3-star hotel
    • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and welcome drink

    8 days from
    was £1,449
  7. 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