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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
What I enjoy most about leading the Drakensberg trip is the fantastic accommodation we stay in while we’re in the mountains. Of course, the scenery is fantastic too, and we go on some of the most beautiful walks imaginable, but the whole trip is enhanced by the two very different, but equally wonderful, hotels we stay in.
Our Cruise & Walk holidays give you the best of both worlds – luxury accommodation as you float past magnificent scenery, and shore excursions that take you right into the heart of the landscape on foot. Hannah Parsons describes her walking excursions through the stunning fjords of Norway, based on the Fred.Olsen ship, the MS Boudicca.