Winter is a wonderful time to travel on an escorted tour holiday, with a great choice of both warm and cold weather options. Perhaps you’d like to explore snow-covered forests in Scandinavia under the glow of the Northern Lights, hit the ski slopes in the Alps, or go snowshoeing in Albania? Or you might prefer to ditch the winter woollies entirely and head south for a bit of a sun, with a tour in a balmy tropical location such as Cuba or Southeast Asia. In the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed, so this is the perfect time to visit South America, South Africa or Australia and New Zealand. You could even head all the way south to Antarctica, where the icy seas thaw during our winter months and the ‘White Continent’ opens up to intrepid travellers in search of penguins, sea lions and spectacular icebergs.