Travelsphere’s new Festive and Winter Collection features 11 new holidays, including seven escorted tours.

Egypt makes a return to the escorted tour operator’s portfolio, while winter breaks in Morocco and Turkey are featured for the first time. Also new is the Canary Islands.

The eight-day Egypt tour costs from £1,699 and features the Pyramids of Giza, Cairo and a four-night Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan, plus a felucca sailing boat trip around Elephantine Island, home to famous archaeological sites.

Flights, transfers and local excursions are included.

The seven-night Morocco holiday is called A Week in Marrakech and costs from £1,299.

Flights are included as well as seven nights in the four-star Kech Boutique Hotel & Spa in Marrakech.

The operator is also offering private chauffeur transfers on all flight-inclusive festive holidays.

Alastair Campbell, Travelsphere’s managing director, said: “This is Travelsphere’s largest collection of festive and winter holidays.

“Turkey and Morocco join our Festive and Winter Collection for the first time…and these two destinations are overflowing with unique experiences.

“Customers can treat themselves to freshly made Gözleme pastries in Yesilyurt, a traditional Turkish village, or see the Djemaa El Fna Square come to life at night in central Marrakech.”