Category: Europe

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.,
The 9 most charming spots to visit in Umbria, Italy

The 9 most charming spots to visit in Umbria, Italy

Umbria isn’t much like the rest of the country. “Green Heart of Italy”, “Land of Saint Francis” are just some of the names often defining the enchanting region of Umbria. Umbria is the only region of central Italy that does not touch the sea, featuring landscapes very similar to those of Tuscany, but with more
The world's most instagrammable UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The world's most instagrammable UNESCO World Heritage Sites

The Historic Centre of Rome is the most Instagrammable UNESCO World Heritage Site, a new study has found. The study, conducted by creative resources expert Design Bundles, selected the 145 most popular World Heritage Sites, and analysed how many times each place has been tagged in Instagram posts. Rome, whose World Heritage Site also includes
Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Top 5 highest ski lifts in Europe

Zermatt is the highest resort in Europe and its highest lift station tops out at just under 4,000 metres. At this height some people can suffer from altitude sickness. Altitude sickness typically occurs only above 2,500 metres, So clearly 4,000 metres is well above the comfort zone. You can get altitude sickness if you travel to
Luxury catamaran yacht escapes to the Balearic Islands

Luxury catamaran yacht escapes to the Balearic Islands

Luxury yacht charters have always been popular in the Western Mediterranean over the summer months, and whether you’re a seasoned charterer or considering one for the first time, the Balearic Islands is an incredible playground for days at the beach, nights partying to the early hours and impressive cultural landmarks that have accumulated on these
9 reasons to visit Lisbon, Portugal

9 reasons to visit Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city, has many faces. Rebuilt after the earthquake and tsunami of 1755, much of that historic era of reconstruction remains. Today, Lisbon continues to expand along the banks of the River Tagus, towards the Costa Caparica heading for the Atlantic. Although Lisbon is one of Europe’s smaller cities, visitors still need to
Win a luxury short break at Matfen Hall in Northumberland!

Win a luxury short break at Matfen Hall in Northumberland!

Win a luxurious 2-night stay in one of Matfen Hall’s luxury bedrooms, inclusive of breakfast, dinner in the Emerald Restaurant, and complimentary access to The Retreat where a specialist therapist will be waiting to deliver your chosen 60-minute Treatment or Ritual. Complete your experience with 18-holes of gold-standard golf and a complimentary bottle of Champagne
Top 6 family breaks in the Balearics

Top 6 family breaks in the Balearics

Now that Spain has relaxed Covid travel restrictions for UK teenagers and many Brits are craving some sunshine, we have put together some suggestions for Easter family holidays in the Balearic Islands. From setting sail in Port de Pollença to cycling around Palma de Mallorca’s coastline, here are some ideas from the Balearic Islands Tourist
194 Michelin stars in the latest Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland

194 Michelin stars in the latest Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland

With a total of 1,285 restaurants, including 194 Michelin stars and 122 Bib Gourmands, the 2022 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland is made even more momentous by the impressive number of new stars in this year’s selection. With 1 new Three Star, 5 new Two Stars and 19 new One Stars joining the
Win a 7-night cultural break to Scotland's Outer Hebrides!

Win a 7-night cultural break to Scotland's Outer Hebrides!

This is your chance to win the ultimate cultural break to the Outer Hebrides courtesy of Outer Hebrides Tourism. Stay for seven nights and enjoy a week-long celebration of Gaelic music, song and dance at Ceòlas Summer School in South Uist. The prize for two adults includes: Ferry travel with CalMac Return ferry travel for
Kempinski Palace Portorož to undergo 6.5 million euro renovation

Kempinski Palace Portorož to undergo 6.5 million euro renovation

While the seaside destination Portorož enjoys a peaceful time before the spring and summer season and with the majority of the hotels closed, the iconic Kempinski Palace Portorož is set for a renovation with the MK Group, the owning company of the iconic hotel, investing an additional 6.5 million euros over the course of the
The luxury of campervanning

The luxury of campervanning

There’s something special about being able to take to the open road, stop when and where you like and yet have all the comforts of home still with you – a cosy bed, heating, a hot shower and even the kitchen sink. Whilst campervans and motorhomes are often not regarded as luxurious, there is an
Win an all-inclusive cruise for two to the Norwegian fjords on board MSC Virtuosa!

Win an all-inclusive cruise for two to the Norwegian fjords on board MSC Virtuosa!

MSC Cruises is giving away a seven-night holiday for two adults on MSC Virtuosa, departing from Southampton on June 11, 2022, and sailing to the Norwegian fjords. With an easy embarkation at Southampton, you’ll spend a day at sea exploring what the ship has to offer: from the MSC Starship Club that features a bar