Get right into the spirit of the season with some of these great sightseeing and activity winter tours, the preferred option for many seasonal travellers.
WINTER TOURS IN ENGLAND
CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND TOUR IN CANTERBURY
Celebrate Christmas Day on a tour of the beautiful English countryside. You’ll visit Canterbury, enjoy a delicious traditional Christmas lunch, see the White Cliffs of Dover and take in a walking tour of Rochester. Soak up the holiday spirit of three historic English towns and sample a traditional Christmas lunch in the charming old town of Canterbury.
OPEN-TOP BUS TOUR OF LONDON AND CHRISTMAS LUNCH CRUISE
What better time to enjoy London’s landmarks than on Christmas Day, from the combined vantage points of an open top bus and a cruise boat on the River Thames! This is a great opportunity to see the sights with minimal traffic and crowds. Your panoramic bus tour is followed with a luxurious 4 course Christmas lunch in an elegant and festive atmosphere.
CHRISTMAS DAY TOUR: STONEHENGE, BATH AND THE COTSWOLDS: FROM LONDON
Have a memorable Christmas Day in England with this holiday tour to Stonehenge, Bath, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon from London.
England’s undeniable star attractions are ideal to visit at Christmas, as it’s the one day without the usual crowds.
See Stonehenge from Salisbury Plain, enjoy a walking tour around Bath, devour a 2-course Christmas lunch in the gorgeous Cotswolds, and see the birthplace of William Shakespeare in pretty Stratford-upon-Avon!
BATH AND SALISBURY CHRISTMAS EVE TOUR: FROM LONDON
In this special tour for Christmas Eve you’ll be visiting the town of Salisbury and the City of Bath. You’ll also view Stonehenge, during our journey between the two popular locations.
WINTER TOURS IN SCOTLAND
PRIVATE CUSTOMISED TOUR: A LOCAL’S CHRISTMAS IN EDINBURGH
Book a local guide in Scotland’s capital for a personalised itinerary. Ditch the travel guides, decide where to go, what to see, what to do together with your private, personal, like-minded host. With a friend who knows what you like, the city will unveil its best to you.
ISLE OF SKYE 8 SEATER VEHICLE TOUR WINTER SCHEDULE: FROM INVERNESS
Enjoy a day trip exploring Isle of Skye. Relax as your friendly Scottish, kilted tour guide takes you on a journey through Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, Skye Bridge, plus the Cuillin Mountains and much more. Eat lunch in Portree (own expense). Take home precious memories on this small-group tour, limited to 8 people for a personal experience.
WINTER TOURS IN GERMANY
BERLIN WINTER BIKE TOUR WITH DUTCH SPEAKING GUIDE
Discover the wide and flat city of Berlin with a Dutch-speaking guide in a 3.5-hour bike tour in winter and enjoy having the bike lanes almost to yourself. We recommend dressing with lots of layers, but no matter how cold it gets your guide will make sure to keep you warm with cycling and all the stops you need to warm your feet and hands on a hot tea, or you can try the Glühwein (mulled spiced wine).
WINTER HORSE CARRIAGE TOUR IN GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN
The perfect way to enjoy a winter paradise is with a historic two hour horse carriage ride with your own private guide to regale you with stories of history and local culture.
WINTER TOURS IN SPAIN
MADRID PRIVATE CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH A LOCAL
Book a local for a personalised itinerary. Ditch the travel guides, decide where to go, what to see, what to do together with your private, personal, like-minded host. With a friend who knows what you like, the city will unveil its best to you.
CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER IN SEVILLE
Enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner in Seville and get to feel the Spanish Christmas atmosphere, a great way to meet other travellers from all around the world.
WINTER TOURS IN HUNGARY
CHRISTMAS DANUBE RIVER CRUISE WITH LIVE MUSIC
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on this special festive 2-hour cruise. Enjoy a delicious meal on the ship or seven different tastings of Hungarian organic wines, including renowned Tier Tokaj wines, while admiring the beautiful night panorama. While cruising down the Danube river, listen to salon music performed by three members of the Zoltán Kodály Awarded Hungária Folk Orchestra.
WINTER TOURS IN UNITED STATES
NEW YORK CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH PRIVATE GUIDE
Explore the festive side of New York City at the holidays on this private, 3.5-hour, Christmas walking tour. See the Rockefeller Centre, decked out with its sparkling lights, busy ice skating rink, and famous Christmas tree. See the brilliant window displays at Saks Fifth Ave and Lord and Taylor. Then end the tour with a delicious meal at a local Times Square restaurant.
GRAND TETON WINTER MORNING GUIDED TOUR
Your tour will depart from Jackson Hole Ski Resort or the town of Jackson, Wyoming. Your tour guide will take you through parts of Grand Teton Park that will lead to where you may see bighorn sheep, moose, elk, wolves and even mountain goats if you have more time.
YOSEMITE VALLEY WINTER TOUR
The Yosemite Valley Floor offers hours of exploration within level and easier accessible areas of the Yosemite Valley. With natural and geological history, this tour highlights some of the lesser known winter ‘gems’ around the valley. The Valley Floor Loop is a customisable tour that is great for families with younger children and/or families looking for an easier hike but it can also be customised to be more strenuous if desired.
DYKER HEIGHTS CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TOUR
The homes of Dyker Heights are adorned with the largest and brightest displays of Holiday Lights anywhere in New York City outside of Rockefeller Centre. Enjoy a fully guided tour as you head out to Brooklyn via luxury bus to see these glorious Christmas lights. Christmas in New York is unparalleled and unmatched by any other city in the world.
WINTER TOURS IN NEW ZEALAND
MILFORD SOUND WINTER TOUR WITH CRUISE: FROM TE ANAU
Enjoy a leisurely, small group day excursion to Milford Sound during the winter months (May to September) from Te Anau. Travel through this spectacular winter wonderland, including an extended Nature Cruise along the full length of the fiord for an incredibly scenic day out!
QUEENSTOWN HALF-DAY WINTER TRAIL BIKE TOUR
Enjoy Queenstown’s clear, crisp winter days biking past snow-capped mountains on our biking experience, discovering the majestic Queenstown Trails. Ride purpose-built trails through stunning countryside. Meander along the Arrow and Kawarau rivers. Cross 3 suspension bridges including Kawarau Bungy Bridge, home of bungy jumping. Choose to ride independently at your own pace with the reassurance of vehicle and driver support at designated points throughout this easy 15km off-road bike tour. We’ll take you to a Gibbston Winery for a relaxed wine-tasting at the end of your ride.
PRIVATE TOUR: MARLBOROUGH WINTER WINE AND SCENIC TOUR: FROM BLENHEIM
A private winter wine and scenic tour departing Blenheim at 11:00 am and returning at 4:00 pm is the perfect option for discovering Marlborough, which has the record for the longest sunshine hours in New Zealand. There are lots of sensational wines, gourmet delights and stunning scenic landscapes all year round for you to enjoy. Indoor and outdoor itineraries are custom made to suit your day. Travel in comfort with your tour guide, a local owner with experience and knowledge to share. Relax, enjoy the sunshine and views.
WINTER WINE AND GOURMET TRAIL OF MARLBOROUGH PLUS COMPLIMENTARY WINE
This Marlborough WINTER SPECIAL Wine and Gourmet experience is something you should not miss….Progressive Wine and Gourmet Trail with your menu tailor-made for your tastes. A selection of fine winery venues create a special plate and wine match just for you.
WINTER TOURS IN FRANCE
PARIS SMALL GROUP GOURMET CHRISTMAS TOUR
Few things exude Christmas spirit better than festive food, and where better to sample seasonal specialities than in Paris? Discover the undisputed capital of gourmet food in the run-up to Christmas on this intimate small-group walking tour, limited to eight people. Enjoy samples galore and shop ‘til you drop at one of Paris’ enchanting Christmas Markets, and explore speciality food stores with your expert guide.
WINTER TOURS IN CANADA
WINTER TOUR OF BANFF AND ITS WILDLIFE
Join a personalised small-group tour and discover beautiful Banff in the winter! Over three hours, your local guide will point out all the landmarks and wildlife in their natural habitat, particularly their ability to survive the cold winter months.
WHISTLER BACKCOUNTRY SKIING AND SPLITBOARDING
Enjoy awesome backcountry ski touring and splitboarding around the hidden terrain of the Whistler Blackcomb area. Skip the hard work in the am and start your day with a lift assist, then leave those lift lines behind. On this skiing and splitboarding tour, our guides will take you to the ‘goods!’
EDMONTON RIVER VALLEY 60-MINUTE WINTER SEGWAY TREK
On this 60-minute Segway tour of Edmonton, Alberta, you will receive in-depth training from a certified Segway trainer. After the training, get ready for the experience of a lifetime as you ride through Edmonton’s world famous river valley.
WINTER WONDERLAND FOOD TOUR IN NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
Enjoy this 2.5-hour small-group tour of a few of the most delicious and best kept secrets in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Bundle up and enjoy the perfect blend of history, culture, and culinary delights. Follow your guide through the heart of the Old Town for a bit of Irish stew, sip on a little hot cocoa, and visit a beautiful Inn near Lake Ontario. All tastings are included.
CALLAGHAN VALLEY WINTER SNOWMOBILE TOUR
On this 3-hour snowmobile tour, journey through the pristine Callaghan Valley to the historic NorthAir Goldmine site for a fabulous introduction to the back-country. Follow the wide, winding trails to an open play area. Experience the perfect mix of easy riding and spectacular scenery – ideal for first time snowmobile riders and families.
BLACKCOMB MOUNTAIN WINTER SNOWMOBILE TOUR
On this 3-hour mountain experience, embark on a classic après tour to 6000 feet. Escape the winter shadows as you meander through old growth forest at dusk, then onto the mid-mountain playground. Once you arrive at the charming Crystal Hut, enjoy a warming treat. Step onto the deck of the rustic alpine cabin and enjoy the views of Whistler Village.
WINTER NIAGARA FALLS TOUR SPECIAL: FROM TORONTO
Enjoy a full-day trip from Toronto to Niagara Falls, at a special winter price. Tour includes pickup and return from select downtown Toronto Hotels.
WHISTLER AND SHANNON FALLS WINTER TOUR: FROM VANCOUVER
Escape the city in search of winter! Wind along fjords and inlets and ascend into the beautiful snowy coastal mountains. Stroll through the pedestrian Village of Whistler amongst the skiers and see why Whistler is a world-class winter destination.
CHRISTMAS WALKING TOUR IN OLD MONTREAL
Experience the beauty of Montreal during the holidays on this Christmas-themed walking tour. Following your professional guide through the historic streets of Old Montreal, you’ll get wrapped up in the Christmas spirit as you admire the city’s twinkling lights and elaborate decorations. Visit Victoria Square and learn about the city’s centuries-old European holiday traditions, before checking out famous Bonsecours Market.
WINTER TOURS IN AUSTRIA
VIENNA CHRISTMAS MARKETS SEGWAY TOUR
Experience the magic of Vienna during the Christmas season on a 3-hour Segway tour around its Christmas markets.
Speed around the atmospheric streets on a Segway with a local guide. Follow a route along the magnificent Ringstrasse, passing historical buildings including the neo-Gothic Rathaus (Vienna City Hall), the Burgtheatre and the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). Get festive at traditional Christmas markets and warm up with a hot drink. Drain your themed mug, then take it home with you as a festive souvenir.
WINTER TOURS IN THE NETHERLANDS
AMSTERDAM WINTER WALK CITY TOUR
Imagine walking around in the fairy tale city Amsterdam during winter time, while seeing and hearing all about the highlights of the historical city centre.
During this 2-hour walking tour your local guide will give you this unforgettable typical Amsterdam winter experience. You will see all that the city of Amsterdam has to offer: the canals, the Royal Palace, the Jewish neighbourhood and much more! A hot chocolate drink, a Dutch stroopwafel, and winter hat or rain poncho are also included.
WINTER TOURS IN RUSSIA
ST. PETERSBURG WINTER FAIRY TALE AND PAVLOVSK PALACE TOUR
This 6-hour Russian fairy tales tour of the winter city and the suburban city of Pavlovsk is a very popular tour among the guests and the locals of St. Petersburg.
This tour lets you learn the history of Saint Petersburg and feel its Christmas atmosphere. Only in winter can you admire how the city is transformed with the magic of white snow and the crystal ice of the rivers and canals. The visit of St Petersburg suburbs makes the trip truly unforgettable.
ST PETERSBURG WINTER PETERHOF AND MALAMUTE SLEDDING
This special winter tour was created for those keen on both historical sightseeing and active adventures. The tour starts in Peterhof, former summer residence of the Royal Family, where you will see the spacious and airy room of the Palace and take a walk in a winter park. After that we take you to a malamute farm for dog sledding.
PRIVATE WINTER WALKING TOUR OF ST PETERSBURG INCLUDING TRADITIONAL TEA AND RUSSIAN TREATS
Enjoy a private walking tour in St. Petersburg and feel the magic of the Russian winter in the very centre of the city. Try a cup of traditional herbal tea at the beginning of your tour and stop for some typical Russian treats later on during your tour.
WINTER TOURS IN NORWAY
OSLO CHRISTMAS FOOD WALKING TOUR
Our Winter Tour shows you how Norwegians cast aside the cold and darkness by enjoying good food, good drinks and great Christmas markets to make the most out of winter. Meet your guide at the parliament building, Stortinget, by the door to the Grand Hotel. Explore the cosy city by visiting Christmas markets. Food and drink will be included.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IN THE ARCTIC TROMSO
Cross-country skiing is Norway’s national sport and something most Norwegians love to do. It’s a great way to train, and the good feeling of mastery and training will come after the trip.
Cross-country skiing is a combination between balance and technique. Ski in prepared trails or create your own. We will teach you everything you need to know to get started, how to put your skis on, basic techniques and also how to fall and then get back on your skis. With these basic skills, we will take a trip in the beautiful alpine landscape. You don’t need any experience – you will get what you need during the day from our expert guides.
WINTER FULL DAY GUIDED TOUR OF THE LOFOTEN ISLANDS
This is a short, but intense trip. Discover and experience the most significant places of the Lofoten Islands. The islands are divided into two different parts by a very long mountain Chain, the Lofotveggen. You will have the opportunity of visiting both sides, the wild Atlantic and the Vesfjord side, where some of the most important fishing villages are. On this 6-hour tour, we drive along the archipelago searching for nature and culture.
WINTER TOURS IN SWITZERLAND
2-DAY WINTER TOUR OF MT PILATUS AND MT TITLIS: FROM ZURICH
Breathe in the fresh air of the Swiss Alps on this 2-day winter trip to Mt Pilatus and Mt Titlis from Zurich (Nov – March). Start your adventure with a sightseeing tour of Lucerne. Then we’ll board a panoramic aerial gondola car up to Mt Pilatus. When everybody else descends at the end of the day, you’ll spend the night at the summit at 7,000 feet (2,132 metres)!
After a 3-course dinner, enjoy a night’s sleep while surrounded by the glorious, fairy tale-like mountain peaks of the Swiss Alps. The next day, embark on a unique excursion to Mt Titlis, where snow covers the summit year-round. Admire unbeatable views of the picturesque Alps; walk through a glacier at the Ice Grotto, take a thrilling ride on the IceFlyer and take a walk over Europe’s highest suspension bridge!