Europe’s ancient culture, framed by white sands and blue seas, never fails to entice. Whether it's using a private Sicilian beach as your launchpad to discover medieval towns, or a luxury Croatian island stay as a chance to combine coastal beauty and Roman history, the continent just keeps presenting truly special experiences for you to take advantage of. Perhaps indulge in Relais & Châteaux luxury overlooking the Tuscan shoreline, or enjoy the rooftop bar and terraced gardens of one of the finest stays in Hvar, Croatia.
But, if you’re looking to explore further, our tailor-made journeys can help you get to the heart of a destination. Pair Madeira’s breathtaking landscapes with Porto’s UNESCO-listed history or let stays in Spain’s paradors – think 13th century castles and grand country houses – introduce you to everything from historic towns to award-winning wine countries.
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Spain's 94 paradors are palaces, fortresses and castles, monasteries, convents and country houses. Our great-value Parador 5 night card includes a six-day stay across the majority of paradors and a 20% discount on meals. To tailor-make your own parador adventure, speak to one of our specialists.
Famous for its friendly people, wonderful local flora, and year-round mild climate, Madeira must be one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It makes a perfect pairing with Portugal's second city, Porto. Overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, UNESCO-listed Porto has a rich and varied history.
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Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names. Experience the best in elegant luxury, coupled with fine dining, an indulgent spa and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views.
On its own headland overlooking the bay of Naxos, this modern hotel is just a five-minute drive from the old town of Taormina. The 190 rooms are spacious with typical Mediterranean style décor and all boast a balcony or terrace.
The Baglioni Hotel Cala del Porto, with its Mediterranean fine dining and indulgent spa, looks out across the bay of Punta Ala to the island of Elba in the distance. The hotel is just a stroll from a private sandy beach replete with pagoda-shaped cabins, sun loungers and deck chairs.