There is arguably no better place to while away the summer months than Europe.
Head to the Alps, where the snow has melted to reveal lush forests, rolling green hills and summer flowers. Stay in the Swiss Alps with a top of the world feeling at the iconic Gstaad Palace, and spend your days hiking across glaciers, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views across the surrounding valleys and mountainscape.
Continue to Provence, draped in a blanket of purple as lavender fields burst into bloom, scenting the air with a floral fragrance. Lose yourself in the picture-perfect landscapes across the South of France, exploring charming medieval villages, vineyards and lakes at the luxurious Domaine des Etangs.
From land to sea – embark on a coastal journey around hidden gems of the Italian coast as you sail across the Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere that each island, village and harbour holds – from the glamour of Capri to the understated charm of Ischia. This volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples may be less well-known than its famed neighbour, but it is well worth an explore. Relax in ancient thermal baths, explore manicured gardens and enjoy uninterrupted views across the turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea from your bedroom window in the Mezzatorre Hotel, perched on Ischia’s rocky headland.
Conclude your adventure unearthing the history and myths behind the ancient ruins dotted throughout the Greek mainland and its surrounding islands, staying at the secluded retreat of Amanzoe, situated on a picturesque hilltop with sublime sunsets in Porto Heli. This is the true essence of a European summer.