With even the most ardent Anglophile often finding the long, dark days of the UK winter a challenge, this new itinerary offers an appealing alternative to hibernation.

Staying at a five-star Mövenpick resort hotel in Aqaba, enjoy optional excursions to Petra and Wadi Rum, jump on-board the semi-submersible ‘Yellow Submarine’ for the chance to view the Red Sea’s marine life and coral reserve up close, or simply relax and enjoy an indulgent escape.

For more travel inspiration, read Mark Bibby Jackson’s Petra, Jordan, Lawrence and Peace in Troubled Waters.

Departing 12 & 26 January, 9 & 16 February and 2 March, Jordan’s Red Sea costs from £695 pp (two sharing), including direct flights (Gatwick), visa procurement, transfers, seven nights’ B&B, and the services of guides and local representatives.