Category: Western Europe

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Sicily: a yachting haven

Sicily: a yachting haven

Bursting with sensory delights, a yacht charter itinerary encompassing Sicily and its neighbouring islands is an absolute treat. Trace the curves of this spectacular coastline to soak up stunning views across emerald waters or head ashore, where a warm Italian welcome awaits. Take time to inhale the lingering fragrance of lemon groves, tantalise your taste […]

The secrets behind Club Med skiing success

The secrets behind Club Med skiing success

In the past 10 years, one holiday brand has been investing in skiing and broadening its appeal beyond its traditional French client base. The secret to Club Med’s growth in popularity, especially with British skiers, is simple – huge investments in new luxury hotels across the Alps, and constantly delivering value for money. Since this […]

Photo of the Week: Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Photograph of the week: Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Roman Emperor Maxentius wouldn’t have liked it much. (Had he survived, that is.) After all, the Arch of Constantine was erected specifically to mark his emphatic (and humiliating) defeat at the hands of Roman Emperor Constantine I in an ancient Roman civil war. Even more notable, though, was the fact that this exquisite arch would […]

5 of the best places to take a boat trip in Europe

5 of the best places to take a boat trip in Europe

Renting a boat is a great way to enjoy a different perspective of a place. Whether you chose to join a group boat tour on your next travelling experience, or hire a boat for a private trip, there are plenty of opportunities to make the most of the scenery and views from a position on […]

Luxury travel in Iceland

Luxury travel in Iceland

“It is in Iceland’s authenticity that luxury can be discovered.” This month’s blog post comes from the cosy cocktail bar situated in the luxurious Canopy by Hilton hotel. It is a 4 star hotel (there are no official 5 star hotels in Iceland). This hotel is based in downtown Reykjavik and a stone’s throw from the […]

9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures

9 of the best luxury sailing cruise adventures

The days of sail were thought to be over but they’re coming back with a vengeance. More and more people want to be environmentally friendly when they take a cruise these days and you can’t get much greener than a luxury sailing ship especially one that has been converted into a 5 star cruise liner. […]

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Family holidays with a difference: our top five family beach hotels for 2020

Treat your family to a memorable luxury beach holiday by picking the perfect hotel in the perfect destination, offering everything your family could want – and more. We have handpicked our top five hotels and resorts for an extra-special family holiday in 2020, where children can enjoy adventures from water sports to wildlife tracking, while […]

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The 5 most romantic spots to propose in Portugal

Are you planning the most special occasion of your life, your wedding proposal? The proposal of marriage to the person you love is something that should be treasured for ever. The setting, timing and location are so important. You will be talking about this moment for the next seventy years, so you really do need […]

Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020

Top 5 up-and-coming golf destinations for 2020

Anyone who loves golf and travel has a few bucket list golf courses on their minds, like The Old Course at St. Andrews or Pebble Beach. But when you are truly devoted to traveling the world to play golf, you start to crave new challenges. Here are our top five up-and-coming golf destinations to add […]

Top 8 ways to experience the Northern Lights

Top 8 ways to experience the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are Scandinavia’s most spectacular natural wonder and, unsurprisingly, one of its biggest draws. And, spotting the ethereal display is easier – and more luxurious – than you may think. From Finland to Norway; Sweden to Iceland; Scandinavia and the Nordics offer endless ways to witness the aurora, from heated glass igloos to […]

Iberostar Jardin del Sol swim up rooms

Top 10 swim-up rooms in Mallorca hotels

Wake up to a pool on your doorstep, and within a few feet of your bed. For many tourists, the pool is a main feature of any holiday.  By staying in a swim-up room, you have your own private terrace with direct access to the pool therefore enabling you to take a welcome dip whenever […]

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

Top 7 European cities to tick off your 2020 bucket list

2020. A new year, whole new decade. Maybe this is the time for the new year new you? Whether it is or it isn’t, one thing we are sure of is that you still have that travel bug! (Not the one that makes you feel unwell, the one that makes you want to travel more!). […]

Cycling in Provence – the best way to see this beautiful region?

Cycling in Provence – the best way to see this beautiful region?

Claimed by the Romans, this charming region of South-East France was christened ‘La Provincia’ by Caesar. The Romans are remembered for many things, not least the incredible network of roads they built. Today, whilst original Roman roads are few and far between, Provence is criss-crossed by some fabulous stretches of tarmac which lend themselves perfectly […]

Top 5 après ski bars in Verbier

Top 5 après ski bars in Verbier

Verbier après ski needs little introduction; it boasts some of the best après ski and nightlife in the Swiss Alps, with its vast amount of lively and sophisticated bars. There is an intoxicating mix of fashionable bars, traditional-style pubs and cosmopolitan discos, creating one of the most exciting après ski scenes in the Alps. Après […]

Top Summer yachting holiday destinations for a relaxed luxury experience

Top Summer yachting holiday destinations for a relaxed luxury experience

When it comes to choosing an opulent escape, there’s no better way to leave it all behind than aboard your very own luxury yacht for a summer at your own pace in the Mediterranean. From May onwards the coast comes alive with a feast of activities to delight and entice all ages, and you can […]