Ten of the Best: Europe's Hidden Gems

Ten of the Best: Europe's Hidden Gems

Spend sunny days and balmy evening exploring the staggering scenery and stored past of some of Europe's most magnificent countries. Against a backdrop of art, music and tantalising flavours, you can tread across the Austrian Alps, lose yourself in the fairy-tale cities of Switzerland, stroll through the romantic river valleys of Germany or visit all three, hiking around Lake Constance.

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Arosa Village

Switzerland

Arosa is like a dream come true for walkers of all abilities. Framed by the peaks of Weisshorn, Hörnli and moraine-streaked Schiesshorn, it is a superb Alpine all-rounder and perfect for walking in the summer.

August and September 2018 from £1255

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The Wonders of Slovakia

It might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning a European walking holidays but Slovakia has plenty to offer; beautiful alpine vistas in the Tatra Mountains, great walking the Slovak Paradise National Park and even a bear sighting or two. 

July 2018 from £1665

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Bohemian Rhapsody

The Elbe Valley, Germany & Czech Republic

Since the 1790s travellers have been fascinated by the beauty, the unique and intriguing landscape, the cultural heritage of Saxon and Bohemian Switzerland.

June, August and September 2018 from £1545

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Andorra

Wedged in between France and Spain, Andorra offers some of the best ski slopes in the Pyrenees. But once the snow melts, there's outstanding walking, ranging from easy strolls to demanding day hikes, to be found.

June, July and August 2018 from £735

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Lake Constance

Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Lake Constance on the northern edge of the Alps offers wonderfully diverse walks, and the opportunity to experience four different counties, cultures and cuisines in one trip.

July 2018 from £1875

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Minarets & Mountains

 

Morocco

Explore Marrakech; a city of bustling souks, towering minarets, ochre ramparts and colourful spice markets. From our well known base in Marrakech we can venture out into the lesser travelled land, including the Ourika Valley and Essaouira.

October and November 2018 from £1065

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Lycian Way

Turkey

The Kingdom of Lycia on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has seen the feet of many ancient peoples. Today the Lycian Way allows the lover of beautiful scenery and antiquity to experience this ‘country of light’.

October and November 2018 from £1450

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Orange Blossom Coast

Spain’s Castellon Region

Spain’s Castellon region, in north Valencia, is relatively unknown outside of Spain. This area offers walkers spectacular trails in the hills and along the coast, Moorish history and wonderful cuisine.

October and November 2018 from £1225

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Romanian Highlights

Rugged stone churches and ancient monasteries dot a pristine landscape of rocky mountains and rolling hills. Transylvania Towns frozen in time contrasting with a vibrant capital.

July, August and September 2018 from £1825

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Georgia & Armenia

From ancient churches surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain scenery to expansive views across vineyards, Georgia and Armenia offer a real cultural treat for walkers.

September 2018 from £2295