Luxury holidays to Europe

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Luxury holidays to Europe: luxury hotel holidays, touring holidays and special interest holidays

Our luxury holidays to Europe are tailor-made and offer an outstanding choice of luxury hotel stays, touring holidays and special interest holidays. With Expressions Holidays to Europe you benefit from over thirty years’ experience in constructing luxury, tailor-made holidays. Our holidays combine comfort, good service and idyllic surroundings with the opportunity to experience an authentic flavour and colour of local life.
Resonating with history, culture and an array of divergent landscapes and scenery, Europe is intimately familiar and yet remarkably surprising. This is a continent of vast contrasts, where azure seas lap towering mountains and ancient cities are hidden amongst modern metropolises. Europe’s proximity and infinite variety makes it an ideal destination, whether for a short city break crammed with shopping and art, a long leisurely summer by the sea, a winter escape or a touring holiday, moving from country to country. Discover the Acropolis in Athens, the myths and legends that colour Crete’s dramatic landscape, Portugal’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites, the tranquil lakes and dramatic mountains of landlocked Switzerland, the modernity of Berlin, the charm of Prague and the historic resilience of Warsaw. Whether you long for an active holiday playing golf on the Algarve, a scenic train journey through glaciers in Switzerland or for the museums and art galleries of Vienna, Europe is sure to astound you with its endless possibilities.
Each of our holidays to Europe is tailor-made to your requirements. Many of the holidays we arrange to Europe are multi-centre touring holidays by train but others are beach stays.

Our bespoke, luxury hotel holidays can be

● Single centre or multi-centre
● Long or short stays
● Combine a variety of different hotels in different countries
● Utilise a variety of transport arrangements including scheduled flights, trains, hire-car and local car transfers

Included in all our holidays

● Concierge service
● Handcrafted helpful hints and local information provided with all our holidays
● Personal service by your sales consultant who looks after all aspects of your holiday
● Full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays

Call us on 01392 441245

Luxury holidays to Europe: luxury hotel holidays, touring holidays and special interest holidays

Whilst it’s obvious to us at Expressions Europe and to our many regular clients, it’s worth explaining, if you are a newcomer to our site and our programme of luxury hotel holidays, what our holidays are all about and how they work. Expressions Holidays provides a framework for flexibility, personal requirements and individual arrangements. Everything we offer on this website can be booked as it is, or usually, customised at the request of clients. This might mean adding extra nights, reducing nights from suggestions, upgrading room types and including special arrangements. Ideally, once you have had a look at our holiday ideas, we speak to you about what you are looking for, so that we can then put together the ‘package’ for you, creating a tailor-made holiday and a price, along with upgrade and downgrade options. We find it most productive for us and our clients if we talk through the quotation, explain the day by day details and the pricing options. Then you have the full facts available in order to make your decision. There is no typical Expressions holiday to Europe: our holidays are likely to be beach stays, city stays, touring holidays by train, winter sun breaks, family summer holidays, walking holidays in the mountains, island-hopping holidays in the Mediterranean.

Our hotels

Our hotels and resorts in Europe reflect the style and the character of the country and the location. They may be large, beach resorts with outstanding facilities and activities on site or they may be boutique, arty hotels in cultural cities. They tend to be 4-star or 5-star but vary enormously. However, all have been selected by Expressions Holidays to offer the right levels of comfort and luxury, style and character, cuisine and facilities for our clients. With thirty years’ experience of selecting hotels for our clients, we believe we offer you the right choice.

Travel

Travel arrangements for our holidays to Europe are usually by air or by train, with private transfers or hire-car at the destination.

Airlines

We have worked with British Airways for many years and include their scheduled flights in our basic holiday prices if possible. We also work with airlines such as Easyjet and Jet2 who offer a wide range of flights from regional airports in the UK.

Local transport

Private car transfers are included with most of our hotel holidays. There are some exceptions such as in the major cities, where it’s easy (and cheaper) to take a taxi. Transfer details are always specified clearly with every holiday quotation.

Rail travel

Rail travel to Europe is an important means of travel for our holidays. Our holidays to Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia are all ideal and often revolve around rail travel. Overnight sleeper trains can be booked where appropriate.

Our bespoke, luxury hotel holidays can be

● Single centre or multi-centre
● Long or short stays
● Combine a variety of different hotels in different countries
● Utilise a variety of transport arrangements including scheduled flights, trains, hire-car and local car transfers

Included in all our holidays

● Concierge service
● Handcrafted helpful hints and local information provided with all our holidays
● Personal service by your sales consultant who looks after all aspects of your holiday
● Full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays

Call us on 01392 441245

Luxury holidays to Europe: luxury hotel holidays, touring holidays and special interest holidays

Luxury holidays to Europe from Expressions Holidays offer you an immense choice of beautiful and cultured destinations, with an incredible variety of sights and activities. Within a comparatively small area, Europe bursts with amazing differences and offers a wealth of different types of holidays. Our holidays to Europe offer historic and ancient cities, full of exquisite buildings, each one telling a fascinating story; we offer holidays in outstandingly scenic places, on the coast and in the country, on lakes and in the mountains. The countries we offer span from Portugal in the west to Hungary in the east, from Poland in the north to Cyprus in the south. The countries may be islands, or they may be land-locked. There are travel arrangements to match the variety and all thirsts for special interests and activities, whether they be sporting, cultural or gastronomic, can be quenched.

Countries of Europe

Austria has retained a penchant for indulgence, opulent aestheticism, and the cultivation of the higher pleasures in life. Visible in the rolling green pastures that cover the lands between the Alps, and in the grand architecture of the cities, this side to Austria still prevails. Inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age, Austria holds a wealth of dramatic and dynamic history within its fertile valleys.
Cyprus, seemingly marooned at the cross-roads of Europe and Asia, with one foot firmly planted in the west, and the other pointing towards Turkey and the Lebanon, is a curious – and utterly captivating – mix of the ancient and the new. Although Cyprus pays the price for its fabulous climate with some lively resorts, Aphrodite’s fabled birthplace offers ample reward for the adventurous.
The Czech Republic is perhaps personified by its capital, Prague, whose streets tell of magnificent dynasties, impressive battles, and a warm and welcoming culture that is ever-evolving. But this interest extends beyond the capital, into the towns and cities of the countryside, with their colourful buildings and majestic squares, and the Gothic castles that keep watch over the hillsides.
Despite the emerging innovation of the Czech Republic’s food scene and the modern, urban twist to the cities, this is a country that is firmly rooted in long-standing tradition and folklore.
Germany is a fascinating and richly varied country, with regional quirks and personalities a strong feature of German life, a hangover from the days, not too long ago, when the country was once a patchwork of independent states. Today, to travel from the ancient ports of the north, across the open fields of the German plain, and down through the Ruhr and onto the forests, mountains and cosmopolitan cities of Germany’s Bavarian south, you’ll experience an intriguing variety as great – and appealing – as you’d find anywhere else in Europe.
Greece, with 166 inhabited islands, a history spanning millennia of civilisation, distinctive and rustic cuisine often enjoyed al fresco with taverna-views out over the sea, as well as some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, presents a fantastic holiday destination. Sum of an extraordinary diversity of parts, Greece has played host to countless empires, and the country today is fair littered with Roman ruins and Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and Frankish castles. Scattered far and wide across the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the difficulty with Greece is in deciding which bit to visit.
Hungary is situated right at the heart of Europe with a unique language and culture transplanted from Central Asia more than a thousand years ago. With its spectacular setting on the banks of the Danube and its enchanting Mitteleuropa vibe – coffee houses and Turkish baths, Habsburg splendours and baroque architecture – Budapest naturally attracts the bulk of visitors to Hungary.
Poland, over many centuries, has become a melting pot of cultures and religions, and witness to key moments in history. There are stories, both ancient and modern, to be told in every corner, from the Tatras mountaintops, to the Masurian lakes and the Bialowieza Forest. The main cities are clusters of monuments, museums, synagogues under faithful restoration, and impressive buildings that reflect Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Art Nouveau architecture.
Portugal’s countryside bursts with pretty villages, glitters with historical treasures and World Heritage sites, as well as converted mediaeval monasteries, and elegant manor houses now hosting some of the finest hotels in Europe. Though Portugal’s spirit is undoubtedly rural, its big towns, Porto and Lisbon, are lively, magical places making full use of their waterside setting, with colourful waterside cafes and boutiques, leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams still rattling through the streets. Dramatic scenery lies all along the coast from windswept cliffs with edge-of-the-world views to wild dune-covered beaches.
Slovenia is a country with a reputation that is being quickly shaped by its environmental priorities. Sublime lakes, lined with forested mountains, sit within driving distance of historic sub-Mediterranean coastlines. Castles and caves provide plenty to explore both above and below ground, and the spa and health resorts dotted around the country offer havens of relaxation that utilise the natural healing properties of the thermal waters.
Switzerland did not just pioneer tourism, it invented it. Visitors still flock to its mountains for fresh air and restorative mineral springs, to the small valley villages to witness the country's sublime natural landscape, and to the larger cities for a taste of the livelier culture, artistic heritage, and romantic historical sites. With a wonderful climate and spectacular glaciers and summits, the country today is every bit as beautiful and worth visiting as it was when interest began in the 1800s.

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Unmissable holiday experiences in Europe

Coffee and cake and Demel’s in Vienna, visit the Belvedere to see the Klimt, take a tram to Grinzing, climb the Hohensalzburg castle in Salzburg, Visit the Akemas peninsula in Cyprus, visit the amphitheatre at Kourion, stroll over Charles Bridge in Prague, visit the Laterna Magika in Prague, visit the Zwinger in Dresden, walk along Unter den Linden to the Brandenburg gate in Berlin, visit the Fishermen’s Bastion in Buda, Gellert baths in Budapest, Mycenae and Agamemnon’s palace, Palace of Knossos on Crete, Meteora monasteries, visit Old Town Square Warsaw, Wawel castle Krakow, Sintra for its royal palaces, Porto for its wine, golf on the Algarve, cross all the bridges in Ljubljana including Dragon Bridge, travel by gondola to Bled island, see the covered bridge in Lucerne, ride on the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express, take the Gornergrat train in Zermatt, take the train to the Jungfraujoch, visit the Kunsthaus in Zurich, check out the Cresta Run at St Moritz, attend the jazz festival in Montreux.

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