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Five luxurious European destinations to explore this year

European travel isn’t just reserved for the summer months. Whatever the season, there’s a luxury location waiting for you. Add these five luxurious destinations to your travel wish list now and see how many you can cross off by the end of 2017!

Dine Out in Croatia’s Michelin-starred restaurants

croatia restaurant

A holiday to Croatia promises all the luxury you could ask for. Whether you choose to visit Croatia’s exciting capital city, Zagreb, or the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, you’ll be in for a break to remember.

With an abundance of high quality, fresh seafood, Croatia has become known for its fine dining scene. For a taste of true luxury, visit one of Croatia’s many Michelin-starred restaurants. Sample delicious dishes such as monkfish carpaccio with caviar vinaigrette or pan seared seabass served with Jerusalem artichoke puree, fennel and oyster emulsion.

Sip cocktails in the Balearic Islands


When you think of a luxury holiday the first things that comes to mind are sun loungers, warm seas and plenty of cocktails on the beach. Experience the 5-star lifestyle for yourself by visiting one of Spain’s Balearic Islands to enjoy sun, sand, sea and more. Ibiza has an especially lively selection of luxury bars where you can try the best and most creative cocktails in all of Spain.

Shop in Portugal’s designer boutiques

portugal shopping

Lisbon is fast becoming known as a trendsetting city. With young fashionistas on every street corner, it comes as no surprise that Lisbon’s designer boutiques can compete with the likes of Paris and Milan. Spend your time in the Chiado district for luxury fashion galore. Avenida da Liberdade is the main shopping street where you’ll find designer stores, decadent restaurants and two central plazas which feature classic Portuguese statues and water features.

Visit luxury spas in Switzerland

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The Swiss Alps bring to mind delectable chocolate, ski resorts and cosy bars kitted out with working fireplaces. For visitors who want to warm up, the region is home to a wealth of luxury spas. Treat yourself to a whole day in a Swiss spa and you’ll get to enjoy a dip in a thermal bath as well as spa treatments such as full body massages, hot stone therapy and perhaps even a manicure.

Discover Italy’s secret to luxury

sorrento, italy

Italy is the original home of luxury. Think Ferrari, Donatella Versace and Gucci. Visit Italy to truly understand what luxury means, to soak up the atmosphere and mingle with the effortlessly cool locals to find your next fashion inspiration. Sorrento’s clifftop location overlooks the Bay of Naples and makes the perfect place for a holiday getaway that still oozes that typically Italian luxury.

Find your dream luxury destination in Europe and enjoy it to its fullest. Explore the neighborhoods, chat to locals when you get the chance and join a food tour for an authentic taste of the region.