With festivals, school breaks and challenging weather to consider, planning a winter holiday is an art – and that’s where we come in. Whether you choose to embrace the winter weather, or escape it, do it in A&K style.
Families seeking the quintessential Christmas experience will love spending the festive period in a winter wonderland. Lapland offers this and more, with its scene-stealing views of the northern lights. Or, for the adventurous among you, a winter expedition to Antarctica delivers dramatic landscapes, hardy wildlife and a sense of unparalleled escapism.
Alternatively, forego the cooler climes in favour of winter sun. Many cosmopolitan cities in the Southern Hemisphere, such as Sydney and Cape Town, promise warm sunshine and an ebullient atmosphere. Just right for ringing the church bells, or ringing in the new year. Then there are tropical hideaways, such as the Maldives, offering swaying palms, pristine beaches and turquoise lagoons; it’s the fastest way to forget the long, cold nights back home.
Read on for more of our favourite winter travel destinations available to book this year as well as travel to. To make it easy for you to find just what you want, we’ve grouped them by holiday themes, from wellness to wildlife.