11 NEW trips announced for winter 2014/2015, including snowshoeing in Turkey and skating courses in Italy.


Exodus has announced 11 new trips for its 2014/2015 winter brochure, with a variety of winter activities, from snowshoeing and cross-country skiing to more cultural walking tours, as well as five new destinations: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkey and Albania.

Following demand from Exodus summer walking tour customers, the adventure specialists have launched several snowshoeing holidays for the coming season, with snowshoeing trips available in the French Alps, Albania and even Turkey, as well as cross-country skiing in France and the High Tatras of Northern Slovakia. For those in search of a new sporting challenge, there is the Transjurassienne Ski Race. Located in the French Jura Mountains, this challenge is one of the most popular in the ski racing calendar and stretches over 50km.

Meanwhile, a new collection of cultural trips will see customers travel from Vienna to Prague, sample Stockholm and the Baltics, discover winter in Transylvania and marvel at Finland’s Northern Lights.

Tom Wilkinson, Exodus’ Winter Adventures Programme Manager, commented: “This winter we wanted to give Exodus winter customers more variety, while also offering more specialised tours led by our highly knowledgeable tour experts. We have stepped up the programme by adding more cultural tours and several new destinations such as Albania and Estonia. A range of difficulty levels also means a world of choice for beginners as well as repeat customers. We look forward to the new season and welcoming our new wave of winter enthusiasts!”

Here is a selection of Exodus’ new trips from the Winter Adventures brochure 2014/2015:

Vienna to Prague in Winter

This trip journeys from the imperial city of Vienna to the historic capital of the Czech Republic, Prague. Unusual Christmas markets are central to the trip, with stops en route at the medieval town of Cesky Krumlov and Pilsen, UNESCO Capital of Culture for 2015 and home to Pilsner Urquell.
First departure November 27, 2014. Priced from £999 per person for a five day trip, including flights, accommodation and all breakfasts.

Snowshoeing in Turkey
The chimneys of Cappadocia and the unspoilt landscape of the Taurus Mountains offer winter walking opportunities. The troglodyte dwellings, cities and churches are best discovered on foot, and in winter are largely free of tourists. The trip then moves on to the Taurus Mountains, where the group enjoy snowshoeing through valleys and canyons with superb views over the dramatic scenery. First departure December 27, 2014. Priced from £999 per person for eight days including flights, accommodation, all breakfasts and snowshoes and poles.

Winter in Transylvania
The group explores Transylvania’s history and folklore, visits Christmas markets and spends a night on beds of ice at the Ice Hotel. The group visits both Dracula’s castle and the UNESCO World Heritage site city of Sighisoara, birthplace of the infamous Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of vampires.
First departure December 6, 2014. Priced from £1,349 per person for eight days, including flights, accommodation and all breakfasts.

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