Our Explore winter tours offer a more varied alternative to conventional downhill skiing holidays or city breaks. You can try a number of winter activities such as snow-shoeing, view the Northern lights or even stay overnight in an Ice Hotel. On Explore’s range of small group adventure tours and family holidays you can enjoy a wide variety of experiences whilst being surrounded by dramatic snow covered scenery.
Of course, one of the biggest attractions of travelling to Europe in winter is the Aurora Borealis or ‘Northern Lights’. You can go to Iceland on an Explore short break with an Expert Astronomer to learn about and photograph the Northern Lights or, if you’d prefer to take a longer 10 day holiday to Iceland, then there’s Explore’s unique Icelandic Winter Adventure where you can travel around the whole of the island to marvel at the arctic wildlife, snow-capped volcanoes and glistening glaciers.
Alternatively, for an even more surreal and unique winter activity holiday with Explore, you can visit and spend the night in Romania’s Ice Hotel. Here you can go snow-shoeing in the Transylvanian Alps or enjoy sliding around snow tubing.
For adventurous families Canada makes the ideal winter holiday offering the chance to try your hand at cross country skiing, taking winter survival lessons or even having a go at ice fishing.
If you’re looking to get away on holiday for Christmas or New Year then you can also join Explore’s short break to the Pieniny Mountains in Poland. Spend a few days walking in the mountains, seeing the pretty city of Krakow, relaxing on a torch-lit sleigh ride and enjoying traditional food, music and of course vodka.
On an adrenaline filled winter family holiday to Slovakia with Explore you can ride on a snow cat up a mountain, go night sledding and much more. Alternatively you could travel to the ultimate winter wonderland on a family tour in Finland where you can spend your time snowmobiling, husky sledding and even igloo building.
There's a little something for everyone on an Explore winter trip no matter which destination you choose.