Winter

Winter holidays, honeymoons & winter sun – winter sun in the Caribbean or wrapped up warm on a dog sled in the snow – what’s your ideal winter holiday or short break?

Fancy escaping from the dull, grey UK winter?  There are a whole host of holiday options around the globe an it’s not just about winter sun.  Make the most of the beautiful snow and ice that surrounds the Arctic Circle and the high altitudes of Europe from November to February – how about a trip to Lapland or Iceland?  Take your children to search for Santa in the forests of Scandinavia, take husky rides with sleigh bells ringing and meet the reindeer and Sami people in Sweden and Finland.

You can stay in igloos and ice hotels or cosy log cabins, wrap up warm and enjoy the totally mesmerising Northern Lights, visible from different countries in different months, one of the world’s most weird and wonderful light shows!  Travel over Christmas or New Year to experience special Festive Lights holidays. Ask about a winter wedding in the snow.

Ski holidays can be booked in many destinations around Europe or North America with other winter sports such as snow boarding and skating and if you want to hire a large luxury chalet for a group of friends, those who don’t want to be hurtling down a mountain side, can enjoy the mulled wine and apres ski and the views of the gorgeous snowscapes instead!! Take a look at some of our catered chalet suggestions in The Alps. BOOK EARLY FOR SKI HOLIDAYS!

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Fairytale mountain villages and street scenes are lit up at night and many Christmas markets are held in European cities towards the end of the year. Book into a picture postcard mountain chalet or hotel in Switzerland, Austria or France to enjoy a fabulous winter wonderland or take your family on a half term adventure in the mountains of Slovakia and Poland.  There are some gorgeous romantic city breaks to be enjoyed over the winter time.  What about the Baltic States for a change?  Lovely boutique hotels and snowy market squares.  Try Tallin in Estonia or St Petersburg in Russia for a wonderful winter break. Or if you want some Christmas shopping combined with your city break this winter head to the Christmas Markets, some of the best can be found in Germany.  Or travel by train maybe to the markets of Belgium (all those chocolates and beer!) or on a Christmas Market River Cruise.

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If it’s a winter sun holiday you are looking for then try the Indian Ocean or East African coast – this is a great time to visit Kenya, Tanzania or Mozambique where you will find fabulous beaches and lots of sunshine!  Or the islands of the Seychelles, Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues or over to Sri Lanka or the Maldives.  Christmas in the Caribbean may appeal to you – there are hundreds of holiday options here to while away the winter days. The UK winter is a great time to travel down under as well – how about seeing in the New Year from Australia in Sydney Harbour or in New Zealand?

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If you still want sun but don’t want to travel half way round the world, try Gambia, Senegal or Cape Verde for fabulous beaches, great food and West African culture or head to the Red Sea for some beach time and fabulous diving. Egypt and Jordan are both good options. Check out our pages for unusual places to stay – stay in an igloo or a frozen UFO! 

Contact us for further ideas for winter holidays and beat those blues – travel to a new destination and make the most of what the season has to offer. Family snow breaks, romantic couples log cabins or long haul winter sun – give us a call on 01728 748209 or send an enquiry. 

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The trip was amazing! Everything went smoothly - pre travel we received great service from Travel With Jules - Timely communication, great information. All worked well. Nellim Wilderness Lodge was amazing. The staff and the Nordic reps (Katie and Chloe) were fabulous with the children. If I had to pick two highlights it would be the Husky sledging and the Northern Lights.
Hogan Family – Lapland (Dec 2016)
December 27, 2016

Thank you again for your help in organising our Easter family holiday to the Al Waha Shangri-La - the early check in and requests for facilities in the room for our baby worked perfectly! The VIP meet and greet at the airport on arrival took the stress out of arriving in the heat with 3 children and highly recommend it!
Cole Family – Oman (April 2016)
May 24, 2016

The holiday was AMAZING, Gambia is such a great destination, thank you for recommending we visit and putting together a wonderful varied experience for us, we loved it all! Fathala Wildlife Reserve in Senegal was incredible, the ferry transfers were great fun and an insight to local life and we were well looked after on both journeys. The Mandina Lodges were stunning and the floating lodge was lovely.
Dave & Amanda – Gambia (March 2016)
May 30, 2016

You gave us good knowledge of the county which gave me confidence in you from our first conversation. Easy to communicate with and get hold of. I always want to feel in control of my holiday and I felt able to discuss and make changes to your initial itinerary. Highlights included the Skiing in Whistler & the guide we had for Niagara falls. We loved Vancouver and did the whale watching cruise and float plane ride.
Pearman Family – Canada (March 2016)
May 30, 2016

We had the most wonderful time thank you so much!! We loved the safari in South Luangwa. Danforth yachting (Lake Malawi) was great fun - we enjoyed all the activities. Kaya Mawa was gorgeous we had a great time and the food was fantastic!! All in all a hugely successful trip so thank you for putting it all together for us. We will definitely recommend you to friends
Brown Family – Zambia & Malawi (March 2016)
May 20, 2016

Highlights included watching the dolphins and the most amazing snorkelling, watching the sun set drinking a cocktail and having the most incredible full body massage and facial looking down on the fishes swimming in the sea! It was an incredible holiday and the best way to spend my 50th birthday! We will definitely recommend your travel services, thank you.
Julie & Jerry – Maldives (March 2016)
March 28, 2016

Thank you so much for organising my trip to Australia for me! I was very unsure about travelling alone but Mags met me and talked me through the things I needed to do, such as getting travel insurance and a visa. The group I met in Alice Springs and travelled with were great fun and the tour leader was lovely. I really loved everything, it was all amazing!
Becky Baker – Australia (Feb – March 2016)
March 29, 2016

What can I say? You did it again! From the night I arrived, being welcomed back to Hemingways in Nairobi (I felt like the King of Scotland again!), to the day I left everything was a complete delight. Elephant Watch Camp is lovely, the staff there are superb. They know all the elephants by name and there were around 9 families in the area, Saba had arranged a surprise sleep out for me with the warriors! I had some amazing leopard sightings around Samburu too ... all in all very sad to leave there.
Wilf Graham – Elephant Watch, Kenya (March 2016)
March 29, 2016

Jean and I are fairly familiar with safari travel and Zambia would be the first place that I would recommend to any newcomers. The help of the Africa Tours reception on arrival in Lusaka which you arranged for us is a bonus. One of the wildlife highlights was seeing a pack of wild dogs on their kill.
Nick, Jean and Jackie – Zambia (March 2016)
March 29, 2016

Great time had by both of us, lots to see and find interesting, some bits not as good as others but none bad! Enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere at Tanjong Jara and meeting Chef Ann!! Great holiday, good memories, and thank you as ever for arranging it and for rapid responses to my emails even whilst travelling. Here's to the next one!
Jenny & David Stagg – Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore (Feb – Mar 2016)
March 23, 2016

The entire trip and booking process has been a highlight! From talking to Jules on the phone trying to decide where to go to finding out the actual experience was exactly as she described it would be. Wildlife, nature, good weather, friendly welcomes…fantastic food… perfect flights… everything! Going to Zambia in the Emerald season is a delight...
Naomi Delorme – Zambia (Feb – March 2016)
March 22, 2016

Giving us a wealth of knowledge from her years spent working in Africa, Jules soon put together the perfect holiday for us. Just back home, the holiday already seems like ages ago but we really did have the trip of a lifetime! Thank you Jules for your arrangements and making it all work so well for us (especially talking to us whilst we were flying from the Mara, not sure which air strip to get off the plane!!)
David & Sue Hughes – Kenya (Feb – March 2016)
March 24, 2016

Your impressive local knowledge filled us with confidence. Your interpretation of our specification was exacting. Travel with Jules did an incredible job. We are very grateful for the level of personal attention and customer care you offered us. There were no lowlights – it was ALL highlights! We came home promising to return to Africa....
Pippa and John – South Africa (Feb 2016)
March 25, 2016

Communication was always very clear and we always had a quick response. We were very pleased with the service we received from Travel With Jules. The Ha Long Bay Bassac boat cruise was brilliant, the crew on board were a fantastic group and did everything they could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We would definitely recommend your services to our friends.
Hannah & Richard Miller – Indo China (Feb 2016)
March 23, 2016

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for organising our lovely relaxing holiday to Thailand. All the transport worked well and the hotel on Koh Samet was just what the doctor ordered. Le Vimarn Cottages was a very quiet resort which was lovely. Banyan Tree Hotel in Bangkok was perfect - the moon bar on top was amazing well worth the very expensive G&T!
Sally Watts – Thailand (Feb 2016)
March 22, 2016

Thanks for organising our tailor made fly drive to South Africa we had a great time! the safari at Msenge Bush Lodge in Pumba Game Reserve was fabulous a great way end the holiday – saw all the big 5 – had a great cottage probably the best in the lodge. Oh I should mention the gallons of wine and champagne we consumed (especially the Cape Town and Stellenbosch area) taking many purchases with us for use along the route!!
Collard party – South Africa (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

Thank you for our tailor made holiday to Cambodia and Vietnam (with Dubai stop over). You listened to what we wanted and made the changes to our itinerary as requested. The ground agents were fantastic, the guides were always on time and everything was organised very efficiently. There were many fantastic sights and experiences. Halong Bay was a particular favourite of mine.
Malc, Sue, Tony and Karen – Indo China (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

Thank you so much for sorting this out - what a superb break. We are totally knackered now but a awesome getaway! Airline was great (Norwegian), overnight excursion with snow mobiles and dog sledding at Camp Tamok (stayed in Aurora cabin) was superb we really enjoyed it.
Rob & Rebecca – Norway (January 2016)
January 20, 2016

The service we received from Travel With Jules was 5 star - Attended to all our requirements promptly and professionally. The Zanzibari Hotel was very relaxing with superb staff and excellent service.
Eric & Caroline Fisher – Zanzibar (Jan 2016)
March 22, 2016

The trip was amazing and we got to see the Northern Lights on Saturday and Sunday nights so that’s a bonus right there! Everything went without a hitch and we are all very grateful for your professional organisation.
Alex, Jovi & John – Boys Holiday to Iceland! (January 2016)
January 13, 2016

As Tenerife disappeared into the haze we watched a pod of dolphins dipping in and out of the wake of the ferry, before spinning away to the open sea. Winding paths, potted ferns, bright greens, wild plants encroaching from and spilling over the cliff edges, lizards, butterflies, bees, pomegranates and date palms.....
Imogen and Den – La Gomera (Spain) (Dec 15)
March 22, 2016

Thank you for arranging Anita's special birthday treat holiday to Iceland - excellent service from Travel With Jules again - it was all wonderful! The waterfalls were particularly fantastic, the noise of the water, and the sheer beauty were breathtaking.
Jack & Anita Russell – Iceland (December 2015)
January 12, 2016

We just returned from a beautiful trip to Ethiopia, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for organising it and sorry for the late changes we made to the programme! Simien Mountains, Lalibela and Bale Mountains were beautiful as were the Gelada baboons, the Ibex, incredible amount of native birds and the Ethiopian wolf
Hera & Taco – Ethiopia (December 2015)
January 12, 2016

Nellim Wilderness Lodge was everything we wanted from this holiday and was worth the extra travelling to get to. We loved seeing the Northern lights and the husky team driving was a highlight for all the adults. The kids loved all the excursions and the lack of pressure on timings meant that we all enjoyed the holiday more.
Rutland Family – Santa’s Lapland (Dec 2015)
December 23, 2015

Thank you for booking our Christmas Market River Cruise holiday to Germany, we had a really lovely time. The staff on the boat (MPS Rotterdam) and our cabin (Promenade deck) was lovely and the food was out of this world! The best markets were in Bonn and Rudesheim.
Margaret Mellor – Christmas Market River Cruise (Dec 2015)
January 4, 2016

The meeting with Santa was perfect, they took us out on a snow mobile excursion then as we got to the forest we could see lights flickering in a cabin and went to take a look and found Santa! All the activities plus sledging was right outside the lodge. We loved it so much we might go back again!
Shaylor Family – Lapland (December 2015)
January 8, 2016

Another amazing family holiday - thank you so much! Al Aqah Beach Resort was gorgeous, couldn't do enough for us and the food was really good, being able to dine around on the all inclusive you booked for us was a real bonus. We loved our upgraded apartment and the facilities and would highly recommend this hotel, we may well return!
Cole Family – UAE Fujairah (October 2015)
May 24, 2016

We can’t thank Travel With Jules enough for all the work and effort they put in to organising our holiday of a life time! From the first email we sent to the day we came back, everything was trouble and stress free. Our only regret was we should have gone for 3 weeks instead of 2! Thank you Jules & Mags for making memories that will last a lifetime.
California Road Trip – James & Laura (Aug 2015)
March 22, 2016

Lapland, the activities and our log cabin chalet and the private chef was amazing, everything was perfect. The host we had (Ari from Arctic signature) was 1000% faultless to the point that the boys cried when they left and I think that was down to him more than Santa lol! We really would recommend his services. Thanks […]
The Prince Family – Lapland (December 2014)
December 29, 2014

I just wanted to drop you a note to say we had a fantastic time in Iceland, no northern lights as it snowed so much, but it didn’t detract from the great scenery, people and food! Hotel Ranga was first class in terms of service and setting, and Hotel Centrum in Reykjavik was so close […]
Bishop Family – Iceland (March 2014)
March 14, 2014

I just wanted to say thanks for arranging our holiday to Finland, you came up trumps again! The Kelo cottage at Iso-Syote was lovely, with a sauna, which we made use of.  There were 3 bedrooms, which meant that the girls had a room each, which saved on the bickering no end! The resort had everything […]
Holland Family – Finland (Feb 2014)
March 12, 2014

We just wanted to say that all the arrangements went without a hitch on our holiday to Canada. We loved the  Rosewood Georgia hotel in Vancouver, and the Château Whistler. The ‘Aerocar’ drivers were great (and always early!) The Whitehorse Yukon experience was amazing – we had terrific northern lights sightings for all three nights we were […]
Mr & Mrs B – Canada (Feb 2014)
March 12, 2014

Great short break to Iceland. The hotel in Reykjavik was lovely and the New Years Eve event was really good and the food was fantastic! Loved fireworks and the Blue Lagoon.
Jon Dailey – Iceland New Year’s Eve (Dec 2013)
January 3, 2014

Just wanted to thank you for organising and booking our trip to Lapland. We had an amazing time, it all exceeded our expectations. The NellimWilderness Lodge and it’s staff are just magical!
Pallister Family – Lapland (Dec 13)
January 4, 2014

We saw the best Northern Lights at Camp Tamok on an excursion from Tromso, we were snug and warm on reindeer skins, the camp was beautiful and they gave us hot drinks and sausages to toast over the fire!
Ana Kerpache – Tromso, Norway (Dec 13)
January 4, 2014

Thank you so much for organising our amazing holiday and recommending South Luangwa in Zamibia. We have had a great time. Lodges, camps, hotels and all the transfers and pick ups were brilliant throughout Zambia, Victoria Falls and Cape Town. We loved every minute of the holiday, including the lions grumbling outside our tent at night in Kakuli Camp! I can thoroughly recommend Blackheath Lodge in Sea Point, Cape Town. The Jazz brunch at Winchester Mansions was very relaxed and fun.
Christine & Ian Bland – Zambia & Cape Town (Nov 13)
November 24, 2013

The level of service from Julie from day one to the point of return was fantastic....and I have already recommended her to a friend. Our escape from January snow in the UK to sunny Cuba was utterly terrific !!
Jim Sibree-Paul – Cuba (January 2013)
January 25, 2013

We only had 3 nights in Tromso but managed to fit in 2 Northern Lights tours as well as a couple of other activities, with time remaining to relax and see the city. Jules really did take the hassle out of booking a fabulous tailor-made holiday for us, and we certainly won't hesitate to book our next adventure through Travel With Jules.
Dave & Miranda – Norway (March 2012)
June 18, 2012

Thank you for organising such a great schedule for us on our recent trip to Norway, especially at such short notice and with so much demand this season for Northern Lights. The Igloo Hotel was a sight to behold, the level of detail they go to throughout but particularly for the little chapel was amazing.
Cathy Bauso – Northern Norway (March 2012)
March 27, 2012

Julie, many, many thanks for the trip you organised for us to Norway for my wife’s surprise birthday present. Your help, both recommendations and bookings, made organising a holiday a pleasurable experience and having you available by phone and on-line to sort out any possible problems was reassuring.
Peter Robinson – Northern Norway (Feb 2012)
March 27, 2012

We just wanted to say thank you for all your help in finding us an excellent ski deal for Christmas which indeed it was. Meribel is a lovely resort, excellent ski area and we were lucky enough to have some fantastic snow and 4 days of sunshine.
Nick & Sandra – France (Dec 2011)
January 2, 2012

Jules of Arabia!
December 22, 2016

Snorkelling in Champagne & Cuddling Stingrays!
December 27, 2016

I felt like the King of Scotland again!
March 29, 2016

Where do we get off the plane?!
March 24, 2016

The Smell of Africa ….
March 22, 2016

Spanish Christmas at Parador La Gomera
March 22, 2016

Mountains and Mammals in Ethiopia!
January 16, 2016

Hot tub under the Northern Lights!
January 16, 2016

Glitter floors and Festive Grog in Budapest!
December 11, 2015

Twitching in Tanzania!
December 15, 2015

Incredible India wowed us again!
November 23, 2015

If sharing breakfast with a Giraffe is your thing ..
August 18, 2015

Gambia Travel Advice
January 18, 2017

New flights from Stansted!
September 21, 2016

Update to Thailand travel advice
October 17, 2016

Documentary to mark anniversary of Born Free
October 21, 2016

Canada Entry Requirements
September 8, 2016

The Millionaires Holiday Club
June 3, 2016

New ‘music suites’ for recording artists!
May 30, 2016

Latest FCO advice via ABTA
August 1, 2016

British Airways launches longest route – new flight to Chile!
May 18, 2016

Kenya ivory burn makes conservation news history
May 3, 2016

Uganda e-visas
May 3, 2016

Single visa entry for Malawi & Zambia
April 22, 2016

Entry requirements updated for Kenya
March 24, 2016

New flights link Cape Town to Botswana
March 23, 2016

Changes to Dubai airport taxes
February 18, 2016

ZIKA Virus Travel News
January 26, 2016

News from the Warm Heart of Africa
January 30, 2016

World Wildlife Day!
March 3, 2016

We are working with Naturetrek!
January 14, 2016

Travel to South Africa just got even better value for money!!
December 11, 2015

Kenya Safaris are top of the world!
December 16, 2015

Safaris to Serengeti & Ngorongoro

Contact us for expert advice on where to stay and when to go on your African safari to Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania.

Northern Lights Glass Igloo and Ice Hotel

5 days in Lapland from £1,249 staying in a glass igloo and an Ice Hotel! Watch for Northern Lights.

Route 66 Holidays

Self drive Route 66 - bespoke holiday packages including flights, car or bike hire staying in historic and character hotels & motels

Santa in Lapland – non commercial experiences

Take your children to the magical wintery wonderland of Lapland in December and find Santa in his home in the snowy forests! Wilderness Lodges with apartments and cabins.

Family Safaris

As tailor made travel specialists, we are experienced in arranging all kinds of family holidays around the world and know that sometimes it can be a challenge to find something that suits everyone! We are also experts in African Safaris so let us create the perfect family safari for you!

Dogsledding

Experience the wild snow covered wilderness of the Arctic mushing your own team of husky dogs or travel with expert leaders and enjoy the ride!

Elephant Watch Camp Samburu

Visit Elephant Watch Camp and Save the Elephants in Samburu, home of 'This Wild Life' BBC programme and the Douglas-Hamilton Family. Luxury eco-camp safari.

Ice & Snow Hotels & Igloos

Ice Hotels, snow hotels, aurora bubbles and igloos to stay in - see the Northern Lights, enjoy winter adventure activities. Dog sledding, Snow mobiles, tailor made travel.

Giraffe Manor

If you love Giraffes you MUST stay in this gorgeous old manor house! They will join you for breakfast ... Tailor made safaris to Kenya.

Kenya Yoga Retreat

Be at one with nature on this week's yoga retreat at Campi Ya Kanzi in the heart of Hemmingway's "green hills of Africa"!

The Durrells Life in Corfu

Live the life of The Durrell family as written in Gerald Durrells 'My Family and Other Animals' - tailor made holidays to the historical, literary inspired island of Corfu.

Kasbah Tamadot Atlas Mountains

Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels run Kasbah Tamadot - a luxury retreat in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Berber tented suites & stunning location.

Wildlife & Birding of Gambia & Senegal

As natural history and birding specialists, we can tailor make many holidays to Gambia or Senegal and we work with small tour operators to offer either private safaris or expert lead group birdwatching and wildlife tours. From £1,599 pp

Swedish Polar Express & Tree Hotel

A fabulous winter adventure to Sweden including Stockholm, a train journey into the Arctic, a night in the Tree Hotel, a night at the Ice Hotel and chance to see the Northern Lights!

Literary Inspired Holidays & Travel

Travel writing has inspired people for many years to explore the world! Do you have a favourite book or film that makes you want to visit the locations it writes about?

Penguins

Penguins are one of the most well known and loved of the world's birds and a must see for any Antarctic wildlife cruise! Find out the best places to see which species and learn more about these fascinating animals.

Christmas in Lapland – for Adults!

Adults Christmas Holiday to Lapland - Mush Huskies, Snowmobile through forests, watch for Northern Lights.

Short break to Iceland

Short break holiday to Iceland all year round, 3 nights taking in the main highlights including Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon and Golden Circle. Small group tour.

Family Adventure in Slovakia

Take your children on a snowy adventure in the winter school holidays - exciting experiences including snow rafting, snow shoeing and sledging. Visit Slovakia and Poland.

Couples Retreat in Lapland

This exclusive holiday has been tailored to suit the whole family. Learn new wilderness skills and experience unique thrills on the frozen sea and surrounding area.

Northern Lights short break to Norway

Want to see the Northern Lights but short on time and restricted budget? This 3 night break to Tromso is perfect frp, £385 pp!

Northern Lights in Iceland with Andrew Green

Small group winter adventure holiday to Iceland visiting the geysers and glaciers of Golden Circle, search for Northern Lights with a specialist astronomer.

Cape Town Hotels & Beaches

Cape Town is a superb destination with a fantastic selection of amazing places to stay. From the waterfront and vibrant Kloof Street through Camps Bay down to the peninsula, fabulous food and wine with a dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain.

New Year in Finland!

Welcome in the New Year in fabulous Finnish style at the Harriniva Wilderness Lodge.