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Everyone has their own idea of what a winter holiday should be. For some it means escape, traveling to a destination that promises warm weather, endless sunshine and cloudless blue skies. For others it means embracing the cold – a time for layers and hot chocolate after a day out on the slopes.
Whatever you’re looking for in a winter holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find lots of tips and recommendations for all kinds of winter breaks, from Alpine adventures and festive-themed trips to the best places to go for winter sun holidays or snow-based activities.
Explore guides to the best ski resorts and winter city breaks both in Europe and further afield. Discover the secret to guaranteed winter sun, whether island hopping in Thailand, surfing in Morocco or seeking out off the beaten path destinations in Mexico. We’ve also got tips for unmissable Christmas markets in Berlin and Bruges, Manchester and Vienna, as well as recommendations on what you should be eating and drinking when you get there. So, whether you’re dreaming of snowy mountain tops or paddling in the shallows, have a scroll down the page and find out about them all.
For more information on the best winter holiday destinations for families, head to our family section. Or, if you know you’ll be away over the festive period, browse our Christmas-themed articles.

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What to Do in the Lake District in Winter

Discover the best things to do in the Lake District in winter, from scenic train rides to rugged winter hikes.

11 Reasons to Visit Brighton in Winter

Discover 11 reasons to visit Brighton in winter, from hiking in a park and ice skating to shopping and sightseeing.

Where to Go to Beat the January Blues

Dreading the long winter and eager to escape to more exciting destinations? We've put together a list of where to go to beat the January blues!

Things to Do in Austria in the Winter

With beautiful villages, plenty of snow, and a wide array of markets, meals, and mountains to sample, here are the best things to do in Austria in winter!

Why You Should Take a Holiday to Salzburg

Thinking of taking a holiday to Salzburg? Here's why the Austrian city is a fantastic place for a city break.

10 Reasons to Take a Holiday to Val d’Isere

Excellent skiing, delicious cuisine, and a fun nightlife, to name a few... here are our top 10 reasons to book a holiday to Val d'Isere!

9 Reasons to Visit Vilnius at Christmas

From traditional Christmas markets and an ice-skating rink to festive-themed markets, here are nine reasons why you should visit Vilnius at Christmas.

Bon Hiver: 10 Things to Do in Paris in Winter

Paris is beautiful in the colder months - fewer crowds but still lots on. Make the most of the season with the best things to do in Paris in winter.

Things to Do in London This Month: December

Stay up to date with what's on in London this month. From Christmas markets to festive events, these are the best things to do in London in December.

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