Hotelplan UK is the UK subsidiary of Hotelplan Group, a large pan-European travel group headquartered in Switzerland. We are a well-established family of five specialist tour operators, with a strong tradition of excellence & high standards of quality and service. We are passionate about the holidays we offer, and we always aim to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers'. Sustainability and responsible tourism are at the heart of everything we do.
The Hotelplan UK family of brands includes Inghams, Esprit, Santa’s Lapland and Explore Worldwide all based in Nelson House in Farnborough, together with Inntravel based near York.
Founded by Walter Ingham in 1934, Inghams is one of the UK’s leading specialist tour operators. For over 85 years, we’ve been delivering exceptional holidays in the great outdoors. Whether you’re skiing the slopes with Inghams Ski, walking the walks with Inghams Walking, or exploring the Lapland wilderness with Inghams Lapland, the great outdoors is our happy place and it’s open all year round.
If nature’s in your nature… if you’re itching for adventure - you’ve found your people.
Santa's Lapland offers the kind of Christmas that comes but once in a lifetime. Whisking families away to magical Lapland during the festive period and giving them the chance to meet Santa and his cheeky elves. Santa's Lapland makes fairytales come true, but don’t be surprised when the grown-ups are as excited as the kids. Situated in the far north of Finland, hidden in the snowy forests of Saariselkä, more than 200km above the Arctic Circle.
Families can choose from either a 2 or 3-night adventure that both include the Great Search for Santa with reindeer ride, sledging with huskies, tobogganing, lots of snowy activities and so much more! Whilst on a Santa's Lapland trip, families will enjoy snow as far as the eye can see and beautiful pine forests. Whilst keeping all eyes peeled to possibly catch a glimpse of the greatest natural show on earth… the Northern Lights.
Esprit is the number one company for family skiing. With over 39 years’ experience, Esprit covers every angle for the skiing family with dedicated, flexible childcare services for children aged from 17 weeks to 12 years. These include tailored infant childcare, exclusive Esprit ski classes and fun-filled activity clubs in Europe’s best ski resorts for families, which means parents can enjoy a mix of skiing and relaxing together whilst the children are looked after, and spending quality time together as a family on holiday.
Throughout the season we provide day and evening childcare for children from 17 weeks and skiing options for children aged 3 to 12 years. Esprit provides infant childcare for babies and toddlers, with English-speaking nannies. Our ski classes are exclusive to Esprit children, with guaranteed small numbers and English-speaking instructors. We also collect the children after their lessons and give them lunch! In the afternoon we entertain the children in our exclusive Esprit Snow Club, with a host of fun activities, or of course the children can ski with their parents.
Established in 1984 and based in rural North Yorkshire, Inntravel is recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialist tour operators. We specialise in Slow holidays on which you can discover the lesser-taken path and take your time to enjoy the moment. Though we have grown since the early years as a family-run firm with just a handful of staff, we remain a comparatively small team. As you would expect of a firm offering walking, cycling and snow holidays, everyone at Inntravel loves the great outdoors, and as many staff as possible get to experience our holidays. As a team, we know our holidays, our featured regions and our hotels inside out, and if the person you are speaking to doesn’t know the answer to your question, they will find someone who does.
Established in 1981, Explore is an adventure travel operator offering an inspiring collection of small group, tailor-made and self-guided trips for all ages, to more than 130 different countries around the world. Whether it’s a wildlife, cultural, walking, cycling, family adventure or a polar voyage you’re looking for; Explore will take you far beyond the tourist spots into the heart of the country you’re visiting. This combined with Explore’s award-winning leaders and commitment to responsible travel will help create an exciting and authentic travel experience.