Historic city breaks, sun-splashed island getaways, and scenic cross-country rail journeys – European luxury holidays have so much to offer.
Journey to Greece, the birthplace of democracy, and you can unearth thousands of years of culture in a blissful setting. The stunning Greek Islands, sprinkled with sugar-cube buildings, offer romance and exclusivity, as well as views that'll exhaust your camera roll. While in the Peloponnese you'll find yourself wandering down winding backstreets, swimming in glittering turquoise waters, and sampling the most exquisite Mediterranean cuisine (these parts are famed for their Kalamata olive oil) all against the backdrop of spectacular ancient ruins.
Why not consider travelling a little closer to home with a luxury holiday to Portugal: this stunning country promises medieval castles, unbelievable coastal scenery, and a capital city that blends scenic spectacle with lively urban buzz. Or, for something a little cooler, head to the Nordics and you can experience a different way of life; Iceland's Thingvellir National Park demonstrates Mother Nature in all her dramatic glory, where you can literally cross continents, witness the impressive Great Geysir and take in the jaw-dropping Gulfoss waterfall. Or stroll through the cobbled streets of stylish port cities such as Copenhagen. For that true festive feel, head to Lapland, the home of Santa himself, and marvel at the Northern Lights or take an exhilarating husky sled through the arctic tundra.
Luxury holidays in Italy are a popular getaway choice, with sprawling inland cities dominated by centuries of art, history and cuisine, alongside coastlines with unbelievable natural scenery and quaint piazzas with a slow pace of life, it's easy to see why. If you’re seeking beachside bliss, some of the best experiences can be had on island nations such as Cyprus, where year-round warm weather and excellent beach resorts make this historic island a dream destination.
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You can visit Europe in any season. In the central cities, where history and culture abound, there’s enough to keep you busy – no matter the weather. With many southern regions staying warm year-round, you can enjoy winter getaways.
The best time for a European luxury holiday is between April and September. Over these months the continent has the warmest, driest weather which is perfect for the summer months and is the most popular time to travel. In winter and early spring, you can hit the slopes of the ski resorts or head north for a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
A luxury holiday to Europe lets you sample cuisine from around the world. In the major cities, international restaurants sit on every corner. In the coastal resorts, luxury hotels serve up delicacies inspired by local traditions and global trends.
In the south, the Mediterranean diet revolves around tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and fresh seafood. In the north, you’ll sample German sausages, Belgian chocolate, and Viennese coffee. And of course, fine wines can be enjoyed everywhere. From the boulangeries of Paris to the tavernas of Greece, Europe is true foodie heaven.
Before travelling to Europe you should research the passport and visa requirements for your destination at GOV.UK. During your trip, make sure you carry your passport with you and keep a photocopy of your official documents.