It might still feel very much like autumn here in the UK but the snow has most definitely arrived in the Arctic Circle! The onset of the new winter season is something that we get very excited about here at Artisan Travel. Not only do the winter months allow for a whole range of exciting Arctic activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, but they also give our clients some of the first opportunities to go in search of the Northern Lights!
For most of us the festive season means family, friends, food and fizz. However, it can also bring with it a whole lot of stress as you try to play the perfect host, preparing food and wrapping presents or as you speed across the country trying to avoid the motorway traffic to be with your nearest and dearest. Here at Artisan Travel we think you should be able to enjoy the best bits of Christmas and New Year without any of the stresses. That is why we can think of no better way to spend the festive period than on an escape to Finnish Lapland! So, whether you are after a relaxing break with family and friends in a winter cottage or fancy an active overnight dog sledding adventure through the wilderness, we have something for you! Take a look below at 5 of our favourite festive breaks for this winter!
"A Night at the Theatre", art suite created by Jonathan Green and Marnie Green
Summer might be drawing to a close but that doesn't mean it is time to pack up your passport just yet! Here at Artisan Travel we think there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to the winter months. Not only are there thrilling Arctic adventures to look forward to but equally as exciting is the fact that Sweden’s world-famous ICEHOTEL® has released its plans for this year as they celebrate their 30th birthday!
Summer might be steadily drawing to a close but that doesn’t have to be the end of your adventures until the snow rolls in during the months of November and December. In fact, here at Artisan Travel we believe that October can be an excellent chance to get away and avoid some fantastic destinations whilst avoiding the busier summer crowds.
So, whether you are looking to soak up the last of the summer’s sun or head north for an Arctic adventure, let us inspire you to get away this October with five of our favourite trips for this often-overlooked time of the year!
Raised by an adventure-loving active family in Newcastle, Jo was lucky enough to grow up in the Great Outdoors, mucking about on boats, hiking, mountain biking and skiing her way through childhood. She may have begrudged being dragged up hills as a child, but she spends her time doing exactly that now, and lives on a farm in rural Northumberland with her husband.
What will happen after Brexit?
With our ‘Brexit Guarantee’*, you can rest assured that you can book your holiday now and no matter what happens in relation to Brexit, the result of Brexit won’t increase your holiday price, even if we incur additional costs
*Brexit Price Guarantee Terms: Once your booking has been confirmed by us, we won’t apply any surcharges caused by Brexit to your holiday, even if our costs increase due to Brexit. Normal charges apply if you amend or cancel your booking. Guarantee only applies to the basic holiday cost and does not include optional upgrades or ‘personalise’ items. Guarantee can be withdrawn/altered at any time without notice (this will not affect bookings already confirmed). Flight supplements may still apply if they cannot be secured at the time of booking for any reason.
As Brexit continues to be negotiated, we understand that this uncertainty may lead to concern amongst those planning a holiday. Though we will not know final answers until a deal is agreed, or a no-deal exit is confirmed, both the government and ABTA maintain that travel should not be affected.
We have put together some Brexit FAQs below, but if you have any further concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
Whether you want to make a grand gesture to treat your special someone, or you’re simply looking for an excuse to go travelling with your partner, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to experience some of Europe’s most romantic spots!
However, with less than a month to go until the big day we thought we would help you plan your dream romantic break by recommending a few of our favourite holidays to help inspire you.
No matter where you choose to go, we are sure that you and your partner will enjoy a Valentine’s Day holiday to remember!
Christmas might be over and the days might be getting colder but don’t worry there is plenty to get excited for in 2019! In fact, if the colder days have got you dreaming of sunnier climbs then here at Artisan Travel, we have some good news as some of our favourite sunny escapes are just around the corner!
Now, although we love all of the destinations in our Mediterranean collection and we would highly recommend a trip to Croatia, Gozo or The Azores, there is one destination that we are especially excited about this year – Madeira! With its winding levadas, luscious green mountains, exceptional coastline and amazing marine life, there is plenty to love about this sub-tropical island. However, rather than giving you a big long list of reasons to start booking your flights we have decided to let the photos do the talking! After all, ‘a picture paints a thousand words’!
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