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Winter holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Cross country skiing in Austria
Skiing trails in Tyrol, from £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
Snowshoe in the shadow of Mont Blanc, from £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland
Beautiful winter cottages in an idyllic setting, from £1725 (8 days) inc UK flights
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
B&B in Transylvania, from €36 per person per night

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Husky safari in Finland
Sled with huskies through spectacular Finnish scenery, from £1595 - £1945 (8 days) inc UK flights
Alternative family winter holiday in Chamonix, France
Half Term Family Ski Yoga & Circus Holiday, from £675 (7 days) ex flights
Lapland husky safari short break, Finland
Combine wilderness and log cabins with this dog sledding adventure, from £1845 - £1945 (5 days) inc UK flights
Iceland snowshoeing holiday
Try snowshoeing and glacier exploration , from £1649 - £1739 (8 days) inc UK flights
Finland snowshoeing holiday
Explore this stunning setting of Oulanka National Park, from £1199 - £1229 (8 days) inc UK flights
Pyrenees cross country skiing holiday in France
Cross-country skiing and beautiful views of the Pyrenean mountains, from £1099 (8 days) inc UK flights
Northern lights short break, Finland
Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora Alert system, from £1345 (5 days) inc UK flights
Cross-country skiing holiday in Finland, Russian border
Guided cross-country skiing holiday in the beautiful wilderness, from €920 (7 days) ex flights
Dolomites winter activity holiday in Italy
Fun packed winter activity holiday in the Dolomites, from £1499 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cross country skiing holiday in the Dolomites, Italy
A famously beautiful range of jagged peaks, from £1049 - £1339 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
Enjoy the Finnish Taiga Winter Husky Safari, from €1020 (4 days) ex flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps, from €546 - €1113 (7 days) ex flights
Winter adventure in Finland
Experiences which stay with you, from £1665 - £1890 (7 days) inc UK flights
Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Discover this Finnish winter activity wildernerss week, from £1229 - £1719 (8 days) inc UK flights
Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras
Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finnish wilderness, from £1375 - £1495 (5 days) inc UK flights
Iceland short break winter activity holiday
Winter adventure tours in Iceland, from IKr107990 (5 days) ex flights
Lillehammer bobsled weekend in Norway
Your chance to experience pure adrenaline, from £1049 (4 days) inc UK flights
Lapland husky safari and activity holiday, Finland
Active holiday in beautiful Finnish Lapland, from £1875 - £1935 (8 days) inc UK flights
Northern Lights short break to Finland
A short trip to try hunt for the Northern Lights, from £1449 (4 days) inc UK flights
Lapland Northern Lights holiday
Few better ways to witness an autumn Aurora, from £1250 (5 days) inc UK flights
Family skiing holiday in Pyrenees
Ski in beautiful Benasque in the Spanish Pyrenees, from £900 - £990 (8 days) ex flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Finland
A great hut to hut snowshoe tour in eastern Finland, from €840 (7 days) ex flights
Southern Alps snowshoeing holiday in France
Spectacular snow-covered landscapes , from £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Finnish Lapland Christmas and New Year holiday
Celebrate Christmas or New Year in the Arctic, from £1585 (8 days) inc UK flights
Husky safari in Finland, tailor made
Tailor made with huskies in true Taiga wilderness, from €1580 (6 days) ex flights

240 reviews for winter holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent winter holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Iceland Northern Lights short break
Brilliant and Awesome!! Climbing the ice wall during our trip to the Sσlheimajφkull glacier and seeing the geological wonders of Iceland - geysers, waterfalls, Thingvellir and of course, The Northern Lights!! (more)sue deedigan
Book as much as you can!!!! This is a fantastic company with excellent service and great advice...The amazing day trips which we booked through the company for a great price and included breakfasts made the day easy (more)Elizabeth King
From IKr85990 excluding flights
Husky safari in Finland
Memorable parts? It almost goes without saying that the scenery is breathtaking from the outset but the real memories are the dogs and the bond you form with them. Cruising through the wilderness with your own team is a mixture of calm and excitement that is nicely balanced by caring for your dogs when their work is done. Tips? Leave your smart phone behind and forget about the outside world for a few days. Local benefits? The whole experience was conducted in a very ethical... (more)Gareth Jones
From £1595 - £1945 including UK flights
Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras
One of the best holidays we have ever had, we loved it all. (more)Samantha May
The most memorable part of the holiday was catching the northern lights twice! This was just before Christmas night when the moon was shining bright and to be able to capture it all on digital camera despite the freezing -20c temperature on that night. (more)James Tan
The most memorable part of the holiday was the sheer scale of Lapland and being able to get a feel of how the Sami live (reindeer farming, sledging with huskies, ice fishing). Wonderful. (more)Tom Lupton
From £1375 - £1495 including UK flights
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
From €985 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Fantastic and restful (more)Henrietta Naish
Just what we wanted. We used the local restaurants and bars, used the local taxi, shopped in the village. They are all very friendly and helpful but it does help if you speak a bit of the language. (more)Trev Liberson
The entire experience was delightful, and it would be too difficult to pick out any one aspect. We had a terrific time. (more)lin pattullo
From £350 excluding flights
Northern lights family holiday, tailor made
The most exciting part of the trip was snowmobiling! What a fantastic day. The tour was informal, fun and adventurous. What more can you ask for. The setting couldn't have been better. (more)Sarah Chandler
Excellent....We loved all of it - the food, accommodation, tour guides and the northern lights were spectacular. The trip was very well organised and everything came together nicely. We travel a lot and this trip did not disappoint. (more)Penny Salmon
From £1095 - £1225 including UK flights
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
It was a 100% success...We have never been anywhere that was more environmentally friendly. (more)Keith Pinion
Brillant!...The Scotish scenery and the castles. The b&b was the very good, we really enjoyed staying there. (more)Michael Hinton
Excellent...Extremely welcoming host, all facilities excellent & so refreshing to see eco policies put into practice so thoroughly (more)Geraldine Moon
From £90 - £99 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
This is the perfect place for a walking and cycling retreat. A 5 star holiday indeed! (more)Paul Fellows
The village was very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The opportunities to enjoy the natural environment were abundant. We especially loved our walks and bike rides through the forest. (more)Rainey Wikstrom
Cycling and walking in the Bavarian forest was the most memorable part...An excellent holiday thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children aged between 9 and 16 years. (more)Diane Jones
From €455 - €1295 per accommodation per week
Northern lights short break, Finland
Most memorable was the snow! (more)Joanna Kelly
It was in my top three holidays and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the holiday was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best holiday ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
From £1345 including UK flights
Wellbeing holiday in North Iceland
Memorable parts? We had a fantastic whale watching trip from Husavik. Saw several grey whales close to our boat. One was very active and actually breached for us! Visit to steaming geothermal area bubbling pools of water and mud and smelling strongly of rotten eggs! Tips? Needed information about transport between international and domestic airports in Reyjavik. Had to use taxi between bus terminal and domestic airport which we were not told about. More information about our... (more)Jeanne Weston
From €1100 - €2500 including domestic flights only
Polar Bear watching holiday, Canada
Memorable parts? Watching the polar bears playing and posing for us. Tips? Have a good camera. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? Great experience. (more)Mary-Laure Bollini
From £4850 including UK flights
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This holiday had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
From £675 - £750 excluding flights
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best holidays I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
From CA $1328 excluding flights
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
The peaceful ambience was the thing that will stay with me - although there was also so much excitement of course on the tours, new year's eve party etc. For a city dweller it was the perfect way to unwind and 'get away from it all. (more)Tom Cooper-Jones
Excellent...The stay at the guest house- amazing! The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble at all. The tour guides were outstanding. (more)Margaret Da costa
The most memorable part was the gorge walk and bat caves, it was magical in the winter with a full snow covering...Excellent a most memorable holiday... (more)Lois Carrington King
From €36 per person per night
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
Amazing, fantastic, once in a lifetime holiday experience. We could see that our hosts had very responsible attitudes towards the environment and were working to preserve the local wildlife as well as providing really attentive care for their huskies. (more)Liz Booth
The most memorable part was meeting the dogs, steering the sled and the complete change of scenery and fresh air. The chance to sample local food (moose, reindeer, berries) which was mostly excellent. (more)Katherine Stuart
Husky sledding across a frozen lake just before sunset was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)James Hamand
From €1020 excluding flights
Wild Taiga winter activity holiday, Finland
Once in a lifetime experience...Experiencing something new every day, from trying new foods to trying new activities. (more)Mandy Read
Excellent. A holiday that is a cut above. The tranquil snow dusted beauty of the lakescape and surrounding forests. It is so rare these days to go to somewhere so untouched where the silence is palpable. (more)Jane Edmondson
So many wonderful things, I'd struggle to specify just one - eating delicious Finnish tapas whilst the snow fell in Helsinki, being treated to an impromptu Christmas singsong by a choir whilst on the ferry across to Suomenlinna, being in charge of our own Husky drawn sledge (and then meeting Husky puppies!), barbequeing sausages on an open fire whilst sitting on reindeer hides in minus 25 degree temperatures, the exceptionally friendly people, the majesty of the snow covered forests, the tranquility... (more)Carolyne Coupel
From €1172 - €1389 excluding flights
Cross-country skiing holiday in Finland, Russian border
Staying in a log house without electricity or running water, surrounded by a snowy, silent landscape & enjoying a sauna after a day skiing across frozen lakes, over bogs and through forests. (more)Anna Jeffrey
The most memorable part of the holiday was the professional organisation & friendly & welcoming people at the places we stayed at. (more)Alan Reimer
The most memorable part was each day -- Skiing (47 KM on the longest day) under sunny, blue skies with beautiful scenery, fun people and a supportive, helpful guide, eating lunch by the fire, seeing the Russian border and animal tracks, then having a well deserved sauna and delicious meal. (more)Elizabeth Babos
From €920 excluding flights
Family winter holiday in Slovakia
Memorable parts? Snow shoes, village museum. Tips? Enjoy and take as many kids as possible. Local benefits? Yes, very positive. Overall rating? 9/10 (more)Barry Domvile
From £1249 - £1359 including UK flights
Finland activity holiday and Northern Lights
Memorable parts? The husky safari and the general scenery. Tips? The optional activities day - some of the activities incur a further charge (if you wanted to do snowmobile riding or further husky sledge rides. Some other activities are included in the price of the week (snow shoeing/ cross country skiing etc). This fact was not clear on the itinerary. Also if travelling as a couple, split your clothes/toiletries between you as the small aircraft you take from Helsinki has limited... (more)John Vango
From €1080 excluding flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
From €546 - €1113 excluding flights
Italian Alps self catering accommodation
One of the best places I have been - hope to come again. (more)Martin Heimann
Our holiday with our family was very enjoyable. The house was clean and well maintained with mostly good facilities. (more)Robin Harvey
Most memorable? Really lovely family walks and we took our dog. Charm of the little house and village we stayed in. (more)Rosi Lewis
From £360 - £850 per week (sleeps 6)
Snowshoeing holiday in the Dolomites
Memorable parts? Scenery, snow, sunshine, activity and a great guide. Tips? Go for it. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? 4 stars. (more)Andrea Stirling
From £1149 - £1399 including UK flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
From £650 excluding flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
It is the best holiday we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years holidaying in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best holidays. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
From £420 per accommodation per week
Cross country skiing in Norway
The scenery In Norway is beautiful especially after having a meter of snow the day before we arrived. It made the cross - country skiing area very beautiful. (more)Linda White
The place and the people that participated on the trip. The instruction from Ilsa was excellent, the lodge was very clean and well kept and hte food was first class. (more)Ellen Tarquinio
The friendliness and expertise of the leaders, the scenery and plenty of good food were the most memorable. (more)Catherine Harris
From £1149 - £1249 including UK flights
Snowshoeing holiday in Chamonix
This was our first experience of a winter holiday and snow shoeing, although a challenge to experience the solitude of the high peaks and silent snow fields was amazing. (more)David Knapper
The snowshoe walks on the Alps and the stay at Chalet Savoy were the highlights of this holiday. The walks took us to the top of the world, literally. They were envigorating and the scenery was stunning. (more)Gabriel Decio
From £1099 including UK flights
Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Huskies. Location. Snowshoeing. (more)Viki Day
Fantastic experience - the most enjoyable activity holiday I have ever done. (more)Jonathan Gilbert
From £1229 - £1719 including UK flights
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway
Every day was memorable but husky dog sledding was most exciting. (more)Sue McGahan
My holiday was perfect, I really enjoyed it...The most memorable thing of the holiday was the location. The lodge was a perfect place to stay indoors, and also the perfect place to enjoy the nature. (more)Marta Bindi
From £1299 excluding flights
Treehotel and Northern Lights holiday, Sweden
Memorable parts? The stay at the Tree Hotel was brilliant. The accommodation is great, the food delicious and the people wonderful. The whole experience was great, but probably the dog sledding outing was the stand-out element. Tips? Make sure you have a turn at driving the dog sled! If you're thinking of a visit to the Ice Hotel, go for a day trip, or stay in the warm accommodation. You can see all of the rooms in the actual Ice Hotel, but staying in one of the cold rooms involves... (more)Carole Thomas
From £965 - £1195 excluding flights
Slovakia family holiday, winter in High Tatras
Memorable parts? The whole thing was excellent. My children loved learning to ski and the dog sledding, but I think my favorite was the winter walk on New Years day. Tips? Snow would probably be better during the February Half term - but if you want to book at Christmas it is still fantastic, you just might need to be more flexible. Local benefits? Slovakia is a fantastic destination, but it is not as well marketed as other countries. I feel that our visit supported our guide... (more)Paula Stevens
From €1075 - €1215 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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