Who doesn’t enjoy having fun in the snow? For some, it's the chance to get close to nature and try out gentle activities like snowshoeing through the total silence of a virgin snowscape. For others, it's the exhilarating thrills from winter activities such as skiing, dog sledding, snow mobiling, sleigh riding or joining a floodlit reindeer safari for the first time.
You can even enjoy snow in the city, on one of our Christmas market breaks.
Our snow activity holidays take you to incredibly pretty mountain villages in Austria and Italy where life has hardly changed over the centuries; tiny hamlets in Norway where reindeer wander freely across the country tracks; picture-postcard villages in Switzerland where farmers ride the snowy roads on sleighs, passing wooden houses decorated with fir boughs and bright ribbons; and snow-sure Tyrolean mountain retreats where elegant C16 mansions reflect the history of a bygone era.
Cross-country skiing dates back thousands of years to when humans first realised that, by attaching two shaped pieces of wood to their feet, they could travel a lot faster across snow-covered fields and through woodlands when hunting!
The beauty of cross-country skiing is that you’re able to admire the stunning scenery around you whilst skiing on crisp white snow, compared to downhill skiing when you move at a much faster pace. Take your time to marvel at the fascinating wildlife, beautiful winter flowers and sky-blue alpine lakes. In some places you can stop off in a little hut and cook a snack en route to warm up and keep your energy levels high, and others you can buy food and hot drinks in a restaurant, bar or mountain hut. It’s also a great overall workout that will tone your entire body. What are you waiting for?
Winter walking can mean bright sunshine, crisp clean air and spectacular mountain scenery! It's the perfect choice for those seeking adventure, but not tempted by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing options.
The emphasis of our winter walking holidays is on gentle walking at a relaxed pace, with almost all the walks on well marked paths and pretty forest trails, most of which are cleared after a fresh snowfall.
Our winter activity holidays offer so many ways to have fun in the snow! Those looking for relaxation can enjoy gentle sleigh rides or relaxing smoke saunas while the thrill seekers can try their hand at tobogganing and snowmobile rides. They're perfect for families or groups of friends.
Our Christmas market holidays allow you to discover some of Europe’s city hotspots and well and truly get in the festive spirit. You’ll browse traditional craft stalls, sample sweet cinnamon treats and hot mulled wine, and experience some wonderful entertainment such as a traditional Bavarian brass band or a Mozart concert. You’ll also receive a city or bus pass, along with information on some good city walks, so you can explore your destination even further.
You’ll stay in **** hotels on each of our Christmas market breaks, all of which are in great locations for exploring your chosen city.