Exciting Ideas For A New Year’s Trip To Europe

The good news is that you don’t have to travel far to discover sun, sea, sand, ski slopes, or anything else you could want out of your trip. With a new year just around the corner, now is the ideal time to start thinking forward and arranging your luxury holidays. You may get everything you’re desiring on the diverse continent of Europe, which has a lot to offer, from charming beach locations to breathtaking mountain ranges. If you want to shake things up a little and try something new this time, here are some terrific ways to do exactly that, and they’ll leave you feeling inspired to book those first class flights.

Luxury Camping In France

Lake (Lac du Mont Cenis) near Col du Mont Cenis, Savoie, France

If you didn’t believe camping could be elegant, think again. France is home to some amazing campsites in idyllic locations, each with a slew of sumptuous amenities to assure an opulent experience from start to finish. Choose to spend your vacation overlooking a breathtaking beach, by the banks of a softly flowing river, or hidden inside a calm forest, with spectacular aqua complexes, indoor and outdoor pools, waterslides, and wellness spaces. Luxury camping holidays in Europe are fully available, and a break in the great outdoors provides the ideal opportunity to turn off, disconnect, and enjoy a much-needed digital detox.

Island Hopping In Greece

Mykonos, Greece. Panoramic view of Mykonos town, Cyclades islands.

With over 200 inhabited islands, each with its own own attraction, choosing just one to spend your vacation on might leave you feeling overwhelmed. What is the solution? Instead, go island hopping. That way, you may view as many as you want while cruising the sparkling Aegean, Ionian, and Mediterranean aboard a private luxury yacht and anchoring at some of the country’s most stunning sites. If you’re a first-time visitor, start with Aegean island hopping epicentres Syros or Naxos. From Syros, you can easily access Mykonos, Tinos, Kos, Rhodes, Patmos, Leros, Santorini, and Anafi, while from Naxos, you can easily reach Paros, Santorini, Ios, and the Small Cyclades islands, among others.

Hiking In The Dolomites

Dolomites in the northern Italian Alps

A hiking trip in the spectacular Dolomites mountain range in the northern Italian Alps may be just what the doctor prescribed if you prefer to stay active while on vacation. They are undoubtedly not for the faint of heart, with 18 summits rising to above 3,000 meters and covering an area of 141,903 hectares, but those that conquer the highest peaks may experience some absolutely breathtaking views, in addition to a great sense of accomplishment.

The good news is that you may discover a softer walking trip here since there are walking pathways created to suit all skill levels. Fly into Venice Marco Polo airport and take a gorgeous two-hour drive to reach the Dolomites, which were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 2009.

Soak Up The Portuguese Culture In Porto

Panoramic aerial view of Dom Luis Bridge in Porto in a beautiful summer day, Portugal

Porto, the second-largest city in Portugal, is quickly gaining popularity as a city break destination since it has all the culture and history of the capital, Lisbon, but is considerably smaller. It’s a mountainous city with a mishmash of brightly tiled buildings and meandering cobbled lanes, but it rewards you with stunning views of the Douro River from its highest points. There are numerous opulent luxury hotels in the area, so it won’t be difficult to find a luxurious home base from which to explore.

For example, the Pestana Vintage Porto offers special access to the lively riverside, while the Torel Avante Garde offers distinctive architecture and design, as well as in-room hot tubs and a luxurious spa. During your visit to the city, you may explore a number of landmarks, art galleries, and museums, and on the other side of the river in Nova de Gaia, you can tour port wine cellars and sip port from well-known brands like Taylors and Sandeman.