Category: Western Europe

Porto Zante Shipwreck Beach

Paradise in Zakynthos in Europe’s leading villa resort

Home to one of the finest beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the Greek island of Zakynthos was named the “Flower of the East” by the Venetians, who ruled it during the Middle Ages. You’ve probably seen the iconic photo plenty of times before of Shipwreck Beach, where the Greek authorities […]

Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time, […]

Top 5 London afternoon teas with children

Top 5 London afternoon teas with children

Traditionally an adults-only indulgence, an imaginatively inspired afternoon tea is the perfect way to introduce children to fine dining. With its royal connections, London is the ideal city in which to find extraordinary and exciting teatime treats that will satisfy the most discerning adult palette as well as indulging the delightfully sweet fantasies of younger […]

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel Spa Pool

Europe’s best hotel with a spa

Sumptuous, dazzling opulence are the first words that come to mind when you enter the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome. Its sprawling wellness sanctuary alone spans three entire floors! This beautiful, decadent hotel has deservedly won the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Award For Excellence 2016, as the Best Hotel with Spa, in Europe […]

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

5 top tips for a luxury weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the stunning capital city of The Netherlands, is quickly becoming one of Europe’s premier destinations for the “high end” crowd. The Dutch city is able to cater to the most discerning visitors (as well as locals enjoying luxurious lifestyles) with a diverse, appealing and compelling offering of prestigious hotels, fine restaurants and of course, […]

Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

Top 3 luxury destinations to visit in 2016

The new year is here and what better time to start thinking of new adventures for 2016! Luxury trend-setting travel clients are always keen to discover interesting or new and up and coming destinations. There are plenty of great destinations to visit but here are our top three recommendations: South Africa We’re noticing that the […]

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

24 hours of luxury in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is city break paradise. Here’s our dream luxury itinerary for just 24 hours in Edinburgh, short enough to leave you wanting more, but definitely long enough to sample the best of this stunning city. 00.00 Sweet dreams You’ll need what Scots call a ‘long lie’ to prepare for the busy day in store, so […]

Top 3 "Maison" in Paris

Top 3 “Maison” in Paris

“Maison” is of course the French word for house. A house is a building where you live in. Yet, it also has a historical meaning in our language. It refers to a business. “Je suis de la maison depuis longtemps” means I have been working in this place for a long time. In these circumstances, […]

10 expeditions in Linz in 72 hours

10 expeditions in Linz in 72 hours

I arrived in Austria for the first time to visit the city of Linz. I had heard about the beauty and peacefulness of Austria and Vienna, its association with art and music, being well known all over the world for its artists and composers. I did not know what to expect to see in Linz. […]

Wine Tourism

3 wine tours around Barcelona that you just won’t want to miss

Wine lovers certainly won’t go thirsty during their trip to Barcelona. Blessed with the perfect conditions for wine-making, this fabulous region is worldwide famous for its production of Cava – the go-to for sparkling wines. Enjoy a spectacular day out at some of the region’s top wineries for vineyard tours and tastings in the picturesque, […]

10 amazing villas with private access to the sea

10 amazing villas with private access to the sea

Arriving at your holiday destination from the sea can be an amazing experience, as slowly approaching the coast gives you the chance to really savor the moment of arrival. These ten amazing properties around the world, from the Caribbean Sea to the Med and the Indian Ocean, offer the possibility of docking private yachts right […]

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

Seductive Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago is seductive. Once referred to as “an ideal city, which is overflowing with history and timeless as well” in a UNESCO-ICOMOS report, Santiago de Compostela is one of Northern Spain’s jewels. Many consider it to be Northern Spain’s most important tourist destination. Its old quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city […]

Child drinking hot chocolate

3 of the most family friendly luxury ski hotels

If you’re planning to take the kids with you the next time you take a ski vacation, it pays to make sure that you choose accommodation that caters for children. As any parent knows, a bored child is a recipe for disaster if you’re wanting to relax and enjoy yourself. Here are three hotels that […]

3 hip new boutique UK hotels to escape to in 2016

3 hip new boutique UK hotels to escape to in 2016

The trend for smaller, quirkier hotels in the UK doesn’t seem to be slowing down and while there are plenty of new openings setting up camp in the big towns and cities, we often find ourselves craving some peace and quiet in the country. Combining all the traditional hotel comforts with glorious views, romantic country […]

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga's world class cuisine

3 new Michelin stars herald Malaga’s world class cuisine

Many would rightly credit the global prominence of Spanish cuisine to such pioneering restaurants as El Bulli, Arzak and Mugaritz that first made their mark more than a decade ago, and El Celler de Can Roca near Barcelona tops the list today as the world’s best restaurant. While the Spanish Basque country and Catalonia continue as […]

Top 7 luxury city breaks in Europe for 2016

Top 7 luxury city breaks in Europe for 2016

What’s on the travel horizon for you for 2016? Here are some of the most elegant and luxurious city breaks that Europe has to offer. It might just be time to plan your next getaway… 1. Dubrovnik, Croatia Surrounded by ancient city walls and azure water, the Old Town of this Croatian city holds an […]

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