Category: Western Europe

Short stay: Domaine de Perches, Gaillac, France

Short stay: Domaine de Perches, Gaillac, France

At Domaine de Perches you are guests of Alain and Howard for the ultimate French country house escape, staying at a welcoming boutique hotel. Alain and Howard have breathed new life into a 17th century oatmeal-coloured wine château. Even Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud would be in awe at the scope of their project. Six years […]

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 […]

The 5 best beaches on the island of Crete

The 5 best beaches on the island of Crete

Crete is the largest island in Greece, located in the southern Mediterranean. Its beaches are not just any beaches but its heart and soul.  Moreover, it touches the border with the Libyan Sea and the Aegean Sea. We hope you enjoy these 5 stunning beaches that we have picked out for you, with unforgettable scenery […]

Short stay: Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Short stay: Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Join a Pilates class, take the shuttle to Vilamoura’s marina, opt for a personal training session and then spend time in the relaxation room before dinner. All this plus a staff as warm and welcoming as the Algarve sun. There’s a luxurious freedom to life at Longevity Cegonha Country Club (LCCC). Many guests are taking […]

Short stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Belgravia, London, UK

Short stay: Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Belgravia, London, UK

Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts is widely regarded as one of the most luxurious and innovative hotel brands in the world. With more than 20 hotels in key locations across the globe, the brand’s five star Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel is perhaps atypical of many in the group. Hidden away in a discrete but central location and […]

5 of the best day trips from Athens

5 of the best day trips from Athens

Being in a capital city, surrounded by millions of people is most certainly fun and exciting as the options of “what to do” and “where to eat” are plentiful. However, that exciting attitude may change if you start to feel stressed out while being on the overcrowded subway or stuck in traffic or waiting for […]

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

Top 5 luxury holidays for a celebration

From big birthdays to wedding anniversaries and honeymoons, there’s no better way to celebrate a milestone than with an extra-special getaway. Here, we’ve put together our ultimate list of luxury holidays to help you celebrate that special occasion in style, from unforgettable wildlife experiences to truly iconic train journeys. Journey on the Eastern & Oriental […]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you won't want to miss on your visit to central Portugal

UNESCO World Heritage Sites you won’t want to miss on your visit to central Portugal

The Algarve, Portugal is a well known holiday destination famous for its sun drenched beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic golf courses and surfing. But for the more discerning traveller, Portugal is so much more. It is a land of diversity, steeped in heritage and culture, with castles and monuments that are well preserved and a variety […]

Photograph of the week: Brick Lane, London, UK

Photograph of the week: Brick Lane, London, UK

Brick Lane in London’s East End is many things to many people. A shopping mecca for hipsters with money to burn and an insatiable thirst for one-offs. A hotbed of cultural diversity and artistic freedom. The “curry capital” of the United Kingdom. You might even know it as ‘Banglatown’. The street itself runs from Bethnal […]

5 unmissable days in Provence

5 unmissable days in Provence

Unlike any other European region, the beauty of Provence is that she generously provides a wide array of opportunities for leisure, which never fail to disappoint. From inhaling the sensual lavender lingering aroma to quaffing sweet Rosé under the stars, times here are as delectable as the warmth of the sun that drenches this archetypical […]

10 of the world’s best luxury hotels

10 of the world’s best luxury hotels

From luxury lodges in the middle of the Serengeti to private-pool beachfront villas, the world is jam-packed full of truly remarkable hotels. And, whether you’re after an exotic Asian getaway or adventurous Latin America retreat, here we’ve rounded up some of the world’s best luxury hotels for truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences, matched only by their just-as […]

Finding the perfect hidden cocktail bar in Paris

Finding the perfect hidden cocktail bar in Paris

While craft cocktails and speakeasy-style cocktail bars are a big part of American drinking culture, the phenomenon hasn’t quite taken over Europe yet. In places like Ireland and England, “cocktails” are sugary sweet concoctions, usually sold to young people who haven’t developed a more refined palate or can’t drink straight beer or whiskey. In France, […]

5 of the best ancient archeological sites to visit on a private yacht charter in the Greek Cycladic Islands

5 of the best ancient archeological sites to visit on a private yacht charter in the Greek Cycladic Islands

Amidst the white cubic houses with cobalt blue trim, the blue domed white churches, the white trimmed stepped walking streets, the arid beautiful terraced landscapes, the olive, lemon and orange trees, and the grazing goats, are remnants of the ancient civilizations that also once roamed these beautiful islands millenniums ago. And for the historian, and […]

8 unmissable holiday experiences in Cornwall

8 unmissable holiday experiences in Cornwall

Conjure up an image of Cornwall and you’re guaranteed to think of the glorious beaches perfect for picnics, bathing in the warmth of the sunshine and splashing around in the crystal-clear waters. Perhaps you’ve visited a few times before or are still to take that much desired trip, or maybe you’ve a trip planned for […]

Top 5 ski resorts in the Alps

Top 5 ski resorts in the Alps

There are more ski resorts in the Alps than you could shake a stick at. It would probably take a lifetime to visit them all. If you’re a regular visitor to the Alps and you love to ski, then you’ll probably already have your favourite resort and perhaps you’ll return there year after year. Nothing […]

Exploring the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with Heart of Scotland Tours

Exploring the Isle of Skye and the Highlands with Heart of Scotland Tours

No visit to Scotland can be complete without a few days in the Highlands. A place of rare beauty, the Scottish Highlands are famous as the home of Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye. However, getting to Loch Ness and Skye from major cities such as Edinburgh can be complicated. Although some public transportation […]