Category: Europe

Top 13 design wineries in Tuscany: A fusion of art and taste

Top 13 design wineries in Tuscany: A fusion of art and taste

In Tuscany, the wine route is also an architectural trail thanks to the contribution of starchitects who have signed countless projects since the 90s, creating a real phenomenon. Stunning buildings, perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape, designed and built with state-of-the-art technologies. These are real wine temples that have opened their doors to visits and
Sailing the Cyclades

Sailing the Cyclades

The beauty of chartering a yacht in Greece is the liberty to island-hop wherever the mood takes you. In the Cyclades, warm, calm waters and ribbons of sandy beaches are a big draw, alongside the cool coastal vibe found in the relaxed towns. This group of islands scattered across the central Aegean Sea is within
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Michelin star restaurants in the Lake District

Did you know that Cumbria now has the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants outside London and Berkshire? And while much of the news following the release of Michelin’s prestigious guide for 2022 has focused on L’Enclume in Cartmel – and rightly so having been awarded three Michelin stars – the county now boasts eight
Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top 5 afternoon teas in Scotland

Top of the list of truly outstanding experiences in Scotland has to be a traditional afternoon tea. Taken in a bright drawing room or on a sunny outdoor terrace, it should include an entirely home-made selection of delicious finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, soft scones and sumptuous cakes. Additional highlights like views over elegant hotel grounds,
Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Short stay: Birkdale House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, UK

Birkdale House is a large Victorian house set on the 470-acre Matson Ground Estate close to Bowness-on-Windermere in the southern part of the Lake District National Park. Home to a number of holiday cottages, this is very much the estate’s ‘flagship’ luxury property – as you will soon see – which opened in 2020 and
Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

Top 15 things to pack for Iceland: An evergreen list

Aside from, when is the best time to visit Iceland, the biggest follow-up question I tend to get is: What should I pack when coming to Iceland? Well firstly, you would assume (rightly and wrongly) that travelling to Iceland in winter is going to require a very different suitcase than if you are travelling in
Short stay: Burnham Beeches Hotel, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Short stay: Burnham Beeches Hotel, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, UK

Back in 1727 this Georgian hunting lodge fondly recalled classical architecture: elegantly balanced, symmetrically proportioned and brilliantly, dazzlingly white. Cant Hill, as it was then named, was the resting place for royals as they hunted in Windsor Park. Since it became a hotel in 1965, renamed Burnham Beeches Hotel, guests have looked out from the
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The best Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona

Why not try some of the world’s best quality dishes whilst indulging yourself in the beautiful city of Barcelona? These places are the type of locations where you will never have the same meal twice, due to their consistent innovation and focus on seasonal products. Here we have narrowed down the very best Michelin star
Short stay: Aloft Birmingham Eastside, Birmingham, UK

Short stay: Aloft Birmingham Eastside, Birmingham, UK

Opened just 12 months ago in the Eastside area of the diverse city of Birmingham, the 195-bedroom Aloft Birmingham Eastside is one of just four Aloft hotels in the UK (the others being in London, Liverpool and Aberdeen) – a music-inspired, stylish hotel brand from Marriott. The welcome We were warmly welcomed by cheerful, smiling
Short stay: Beachcroft Hotel & Beach Hut Suites, Felpham, West Sussex, UK

Short stay: Beachcroft Hotel & Beach Hut Suites, Felpham, West Sussex, UK

Four designer Beach Hut Suites sit just yards from Felpham’s beach. It’s a bucket and spade shoreline where seagulls call and sea breezes rustle the palm tree planting. Ivon Blumer architects have created a gentle-blue-clapperboard homage to beach life. Four huts named Beach, Sand, Pebble and Shell – each spread over three levels,- elevate beach
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6 luxury experiences you shouldn't miss in the land of Fire and Ice

Iceland has become one of the world’s top travel destinations, yet it still feels like you’ve stumbled across an untapped gem. If its natural beauty and sheer vastness of incredible scenery aren’t enough to tempt you there, the thriving local culture should be. The country will have you in awe; every corner you turn has
10 ways you can donate to help the people of Ukraine

10 ways you can donate to help the people of Ukraine

Just as the travel industry was starting to find its feet again as we emerge from the pandemic, the awful invasion of Ukraine is, first and foremost, a terrible humanitarian catastrophe. It is a tragedy that is sure to affect many industries, including travel and perhaps, in particular, luxury travel, but this needs to be
Short stay: The Fellows House, Cambridge, UK

Short stay: The Fellows House, Cambridge, UK

“Feel at home, feel inspired, feel like a fellow,” invites the hotel’s mantra. Strategically positioned, a mere eight minute stroll from Jesus Green, The Fellows House is the very essence of Cambridge. Symbolically, Crick and Watson’s DNA double helix is imprinted into The Folio Bar’s walls. Whilst the heritage of Cambridge’s esteemed academic fellows flows
Iceland drops all COVID-19 border and domestic restrictions

Iceland drops all COVID-19 border and domestic restrictions

It’s been a little while since I wrote with A Luxury Travel Blog but I’m glad to be back and sharing such illuminating news. Hopefully I’ll be sharing more good news on Iceland more regularly again going forward. Iceland drops all border and domestic restrictions As of the 25th of February 2022, the Icelandic authorities
Top 5 pet-friendly hotels in Scotland

Top 5 pet-friendly hotels in Scotland

Many families have added a new member to their household during the course of the last two years. During lockdowns and while requested to keep a distance from human friends and loved ones, more and more families began to consider whether or not to invite a cat or, perhaps more likely, a dog to join
Orient Express makes a grand return to Italy with La Dolce Vita train

Orient Express makes a grand return to Italy with La Dolce Vita train

More than 150 years ago, Georges Nagelmackers turned a dream into a reality when he launched the first luxury Orient Express train. Soon, Orient Express will head back on track to offer travellers an unforgettable journey through one of the world’s most beloved countries: Italy. From the luxury rail tourism project signed by Arsenale S.p.A.,