Summer 2022 Brochure

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Summer LAKES - CITIES - MOUNTAINS - MULTI-CENTRES - COASTS

Your passions, your holiday AUSTRIA - FRANCE - ITALY - SLOVENIA - SWITZERLAND

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INGHAMS CONTENTS

Contents & General Information

Italy 78-149

3 Why Inghams? 4 Top 10 Summers 8 Walking Holidays 10 Solo Holidays 12 The Choice is Yours 208 Flights 208 Insurance / Resort Transfers 208 General Information

80 Lake Garda 81 Limone 84 Riva 87 Malcesine 91 Gardone Riviera 94 Sirmione 98 Peschiera 100 Desenzano 103 Garda 106 Bardolino 109 Lake Como 114 Lake Maggiore 118 Lake Iseo 120 Lake Ledro 122 Lake Levico

Austria 16-77 Lakes 64

Zell am See

Lake Achensee

40 Pertisau

The Salzkammergut 68 70 72

St. Wolfgang St. Gilgen Fuschl am See

Mountains

18 Ischgl & Galtür 20 Obergurgl 22 St. Anton 24 Lech 27 Neustift 30 Igls 32 Seefeld 37 Alpbach 42 Söll 44 Ellmau 46 Westendorf 48 Niederau & Oberau 50 Mayrhofen 55 Saalbach & Hinterglemm 58 Kitzbühel 63 St. Johann 74 Filzmoos

Lakes

Mountains 124 Dolomites 125 Corvara & Colfosco 127 Ortisei 127 San Cassiano 128 Selva 131 Val di Fassa (Canazei) 132 Plan de Corones 133 Merano

Lake Como, Italy

Coast & Countryside 136 Liguria 139 Sorrento 141 Amalfi 141 Ischia 142 Sicily 144 Puglia

Cities 145 Venice 146 Verona 147 Milan 148 Rome 149 Florence

Cities 76 Salzburg 77 Vienna

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Switzerland 150-187

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Top 10 Summers

Lakes Lake Brienz

France 188-195

Lake Lucerne

Lakes 192

161 Interlaken

Lake Annecy

Mountains 190 Chamonix 194 Morzine

177 Weggis 180 Lucerne

Lake Geneva 186 Montreux

Mountains

Slovenia 196-207 Lakes

198 202

Lake Bled Lake Bohinj

Mountains 204

Kranjska Gora

City 207 Ljubljana

Self-guided Tour 207

Discover Julian Alps

155 Saas Fee 158 Zermatt 166 Wilderswil 168 Mürren 170 Wengen 174 Grindelwald 182 Kandersteg 184 Davos 184 Klosters

Scenic Routes 153 154

Glorious Glacier Express Swiss Classic Tour

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We’re with you every step of the way

INTRO

Now more than ever, we are here for you every step of the way. Here’s a little bit about us…

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Switzerland

Innovative

Trusted

Every season we hand pick our resorts and accommodation to ensure we have just what you are looking for.

We’ve been taking people on holiday for over 85 years, so we have a wealth of experience and knowledge.

Distinctive

Passionate

It’s all about bringing your passions to life. We are here to help you find the perfect holiday for you.

We put together summer holidays in the places we know best. All of our staff love to travel and have visited many of our resorts - they are ready to share their recommendations with you.

In Safe Hands Travel with confidence

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Check out the steps we are taking to ensure you can travel with confidence this season. Austria

• Your money’s safe – Covid-19 refund promise, ABTA & ATOL protected and low deposit. • Staying safe on holiday – All partner hotels will be managed by their own local, professional teams - compliant with Covid laws of that country. We only work with very carefully chosen, trusted partners. • We’re with you at every step – Before, during and after your holiday. We have over 85 years of trust and experience - you can judge us by our actions. For more in depth and up to date detail on how we plan to keep you safe on your next summer holiday Click here

Book with confidence The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Our ATOL number is ATOL 0025. Your holiday price includes £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. All other holidays are bonded with ABTA.

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INGHAMS TOP 10 SUMMERS

Our Top 10 Summers Planning a holiday should be as fun as heading out the door with your bags. But where to go this summer? Our top tip is to start with what you love to do the most when you’re away. That way, you can start to narrow down the places where you can have the holiday that’s perfect for you. So, is it activities you want? Food? Exploration? Find your passion here.

Walking Grab your boots - if you love enjoying the great outdoors on foot, we have a huge range of resorts to suggest to you. There’s plenty of extensive walking trails, for all levels, through high alpine peaks in and around Europe - but our favourites are Austria, Italy, Switzerland and France. In the winter, most of these spots are ski resorts, but in summer you can still use the lifts. That means everyone in your group can enjoy the incredible views, even if they don’t want to hike up the mountain. Most resorts have summer cards so you can get free or discounted access to the lifts, and guided walking tours too. The best thing about walking holidays is the guilt free stop at the mountain hut for delicious food and a refreshing drink. Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Walking

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TOP 10 SUMMERS

Binoculars at the ready – if you’re the kind of traveller who likes to tick things off the bucket list, I can assure you we have some tempting sights for you here. Whether it’s The Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site or gliding over Chamonix in a ‘parapente’, we have plenty to offer. You can visit these places yourself and at your own leisure to really soak it all in or if you’re looking for suggestions, speak to your resort rep to recommend fun activities or walking routes. Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Sightseeing

Photography Lights, camera, action - if you’re a budding photographer or simply love capturing those special moments, there’s an unlimited amount of beauty to snap on our summer holidays. Whether it’s the incredible waterfalls in Switzerland, the stunning landscape of the Austrian Alps, the amazing architecture in Rome or simply a jaw-dropping sunset across one of our stunning lakeside resorts. Once you start snapping, you won’t know how to stop! Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Photography

Cycling Get on your bike - if you prefer getting around on two wheels rather than two feet, we can suggest some fantastic resorts that were made for cycling. Whether you prefer to take it easy on an e-bike or love to challenge yourself on those hills, or maybe you sit somewhere in between? Our lakeside resorts are perfect for the leisurely cyclist and the ideal set up so you can take a dip after your ride. Check out the mountain resorts if you’re up for a challenge - think steep climbs and long descents. Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Cycling

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Culture Get your culture fix - if you’re the type of traveller who likes to immerse themselves into the art, music and lifestyles of the places you go, then let us inspire you on where to visit next. Maybe the Vienna State Opera House, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the beautiful sounds of the Verona Opera? If culture isn’t all you desire and maybe you want to tie a city break in with a week walking in the Alps or relaxing by the water, then look into our multi-centre options and we can help design the perfect holiday for you. Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Culture

Food & drink Get a taste of Europe - if you’re the type of traveller who lets your taste buds lead the way, then feast your eyes on our favourite foodie spots. Whether it’s cream cakes in Slovenia, pizza/pasta and vineyards in Italy or cheesy goodness in the Alps - we have something for everyone’s taste. Are you hungry for some travel? Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Food & drink

History Step back in time - they say you shouldn’t live in the past but it’s hard not to when you can visit places like Pompeii in Naples, the Colosseum in Rome or Mozart’s Birthplace in Salzburg. Often presevered, these sites are unmissable and the experience will stick with you for years to come. Are you up for bringing the past into your present? Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for History

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Wellness

TOP 10 SUMMERS

Take a minute - if you like to slow things down on holiday and enjoy the luxuries in life, first of all, we don’t blame you and second of all we have some stunning hotels in many of our resorts that will give you just that. Many of our hotels have swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and massage/beauty treatments available to help you unwind on your well-deserved holiday. Look out for this icon on our accommodation pages to find the perfect hotel for wellness

Nature The great outdoors - if nature is your nurture then let us help you find the best beauty spots across Europe. Keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats and marmots in the Alps, look out for fire salamanders in Lake Como or visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg. The opportunity to enjoy the natural wonders of our world are endless, but we’re here to try and help you choose the best spot for you. Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find the perfect resort for Nature

Water based On the water - If you’re the type of traveller who always likes to be on the water, by the water or at least have the water in your sight, then let us flood your mind with possibilities. Choose from a tranquil lakeside, a sandy beach on Italy’s coastline or a Swiss waterfall. We’re dreaming of sunsets over glistening water - are you? Look out for this icon on our accommodation pages to find the perfect hotel for Water based

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INGHAMS WALKING HOLIDAYS

Every step’s an adventure grab your boots

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INGHAMS WALKING HOLIDAYS

The lakes and mountains of Europe are a dream destination for walkers, offering fresh air, stunning scenery and the chance to reconnect with nature. Whether you fancy a gentle stroll or a high-altitude hike, there are trails to suit all abilities. Plus, as many destinations are ski resorts during the winter months, lifts are already in place to take you up to spectacular views, without the need to hike up from the valleys and villages. Lace up your walking boots and discover somewhere truly special this summer.

Our favourite walks The Zillertal Nature Trail, Mayrhofen, Austria

Lake Fuschl, Austria

Moderate Surrounded by four valleys and boasting an incredible 1,700 kilometres of walking trails, the Zillertal Nature Park is a real walk on the wild side!

Moderate Tucked amid pine-cloaked hills, emerald green Fuschl is small but perfectly formed. Enjoy shady woodland paths and tougher mountain trails on the seven mile circuit around the water’s edge.

The Cinema Walk, Merano, Italy

Path of the Gods, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Slightly challenging In the delightfully rural, Italian region of Süd Tyrol, Merano offers walks for all abilities from leisurely strolls to advanced trekking in the high Alps.

Moderate The main section of the hike is about 4 miles long and connects the two stunning villages of Bomerano and Nocelle. These winding paths hug the coastline, leading up the cliffs for panoramic views over the sea and passing through lemon groves and traditional villages.

Grand Balcons walks, Chamonix, France Slightly challenging These two higher altitude walks are amongst the most popular in the valley. Offering some of the most spectacular views of Mont Blanc and the glaciers.

The Tromeja (Triple border) trail, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Moderate This seven kilometres route starts in the centre of Rateče, via the pastures and forests in the Karavanke Mountains, the crossroad of three nations and cultures.

Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg, Grindelwald & Wengen Easy Well developed and popular downhill walk along the long mountain ridge with views of Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau. From Kleine Scheidegg you can descend to either village on foot or mountain railway.

Look out for this icon on our resort pages to find our suggested resorts for walking.

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Resort cards

Cicerone Walking guides

Many of our resorts offer resort cards which give you free/discounted use of lifts - look out for these on resort pages.

Save 20% on Cicerone walkings guides when you book with Inghams. T&Cs apply.

Want to know more about our various walking programmes throughout Europe? Find out more information at inghams.co.uk/walking

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SOLO HOLIDAYS

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SOLO HOLIDAYS

Chamonix, France There’s plenty to do here - cycling, rafting, climbing, horse-riding, golfing and countless walking routes with fantastic views of the famous Mont Blanc. We recommend Hotel Gustavia friendly hotel located in the centre of Chamonix.

Bled, Slovenia Less than an hour from the country’s capital, sits the fairytale-like town of Bled. Take a scenic walk around the lake and surrounding hills, hire a boat to visit the island, and make a wish as you ring the bells in the ornate church or marvel at the beauty of the lakeside gardens. We recommend Grand Hotel Toplice - a traditional hotel sat on the shores of Lake Bled, offering unbeatable views.

Interlaken, Switzerland A vibrant city with so much to do and easy access to some of the most beautiful areas such as the Jungfrau. Join the James Bond’s Schilthorn excursion where you can take in the majestic views from the Schilthorn.

Going solo Our summer holidays are ideal for solo travellers. The attentive service of our local team and trusted partner hotels ensure that there’s always a friendly face or someone at the end of the phone to give you expert advice and local knowledge throughout your holiday. Single room supplements Some of our properties offer single rooms with no/low supplements - look out for ‘No Single Supplement’ + ‘Low single Supplement’ properties on accommodation pages. Want to know more about our solo holidays? Find out more information at inghams.co.uk/solo

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Best resorts for Solos

We recommend Hotel Metropole no single supplement and the best views in town!

Mayrhofen, Austria A lively village offering an unrivalled range of activities, excursions and events throughout the summer months. Visit a vibrant café for a lunchtime treat of typical Austrian cuisine. We recommend Hotel Elisabeth no single supplement and it’s adults only.

Canazei, Dolomites, Italy A summer paradise for hiking and biking. We recommend staying at Hotel Medil - there’s no single supplements in the early and late season. They offer daily accompanied walking tours and a welcome aperitivo each Sunday so there’s lots of opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

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The choice is yours We pride ourselves on providing holidays built around your passions and interests. We want to inspire you to get the most out of your precious travel time and build the perfect holiday for you. That’s why we have plenty of options available to suit your travel needs.

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Choose from a wide range of accommodation from 3 to 5 star hotels and apartments Your choice of destination across five different countries. Do you prefer lakes and mountains, beaches or cities? Relaxing getaways, active adventures or cultural experiences? Whatever you decide - all of our trips include flights, transfers to and from resort and accommodation. Catering will depend on the hotel you choose. Look out for our recommended hotels/ apartments on each resort page.

City break add-on Want to add an extra few nights onto your trip? Our city breaks are the perfect option for you. A few days of culture, history, sightseeing and the finest food and drinks all rolled into one neat package. We can take you to the beautiful cities in Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland. Flights, transfers and accommodation all included. Look out for our recommended city breaks throughout the brochure.

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Rail Holidays If you’re a rail enthusiast or simply enjoy travelling by rail, then we have many rail options available for you. Travel from the UK to many destinations across Switzerland, France and Italy. We also offer rail tours including the famous Glacier Express and Swiss Classic journeys across Switzerland.

Self-drive Fly to your chosen destination, pick up your hire car and start your adventure. We have put together a range of itineraries for you to follow, ensuring you take the most scenic route and stop off in the best spots. Our favourite itineraries in Italy are in the regions of Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily Look out for our favourite itineraries throughout the brochure.

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Multi-centre holidays If you can’t decide on one destination (we get it), then you can incorporate two or even three different destinations into your trip. Think three days soaking up the culture in a city followed by seven days relaxing by the lake? Or seven days hiking in the alps followed by seven days exploring the beautiful Italian coast line? The choice is yours.

Our favourite multi-centres Venice, Florence & Rome Venice & Lake Garda Puglia & Basilicata Lake Como & Milan

Look out for our recommended resort combinations on each resort page.

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AUSTRIA

25 Resorts / 2 Cities

Austria

Made for walking

Lakes 64

Zell am See

Lake Achensee 40 Pertisau

The Salzkammergut 68 70 72

St. Wolfgang St. Gilgen Fuschl am See

Mountains 18 Ischgl & Galtür 20 Obergurgl 22 St. Anton 24 Lech 27 Neustift 30 Igls 32 Seefeld 37 Alpbach 42 Söll 44 Ellmau 46 Westendorf 48 Niederau & Oberau 50 Mayrhofen 55 Saalbach & Hinterglemm 58 Kitzbühel 63 St. Johann 74 Filzmoos

Cities 76 Salzburg 77 Vienna

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AUSTRIA

Sensational scenery, superb food and splendid cultural diversity. If you imagine what a holiday to Austria is like - you’ll think rich culture, stunning landscapes, historic cities, great food and friendly people - and you won’t be disappointed. There are amazing contrasts between the different areas of Austria and resorts that you can visit. From the lakes in the east to the higher mountains in the west - you’ll see an amazing view wherever you decide to visit.

Austria Highlights Sightseeing - Holidays to Austria are all about getting out and having a look around. Whether that’s by foot, bike, boat, train, mountain lift or coach. Keep an eye out for the resort summer cards that give you discounts on travel in and around your resort. Walking - There are thousands of kilometres of walking paths, from ambling through meadows - to high-Alpine peaks. Most resorts have mountain lifts so you can get up to the spectacular views without too much effort. Culture - You’ll find lots of culture, tradition and history in every place you visit. From the traditions of the Alpine resorts - to the rich history and musical heritage of Vienna and Salzburg.

Multi-centre Holidays Austria is such a diverse place, that choosing one resort that does the country justice can be difficult. Multicentre combinations are available across many of the resorts and cities in Austria - and also in the neighbouring countries of Italy and Slovenia. So you can fit as many different experiences into your holiday as you want.

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ISCHGL & GALTÜR

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Combine your stay in either village with another resort in Austria.

Top tip The smugglers route from Ischgl to Samnaun in Switzerland was used for centuries to smuggle tobacco and alcohol. Today you can grab yourself a bargain in the duty free Swiss town.

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Ischgl & Galtür Ischgl & nearby Galtür are peaceful villages in the scenic Paznaun Valley. Enjoy a lazy day by the Trisanna River, music in a traditional pub or explore the areas 300 kilometres of marked trails. You’ll have three mountain stations almost 3,000 metres high for tackling the steep Verwall Alps, rugged Paznaun trail or the glaciers on a dramatic walk over the Silvretta Mountains. Complete the child-friendly walk of lyrics - under a forest umbrella you’ll hear Rihanna, Udo Jürgens on a wooden Harley Davison & a S.O.S themed stop for Sting. You’ll pass Kitslock & Bärenfalle - two 100 metres long suspension bridges crossing the canyons and rivers.

Best for Walking

Best for Sightseeing

Best for Water based

For dedicated walkers, the nine sections of the Paznaun trail cover 120 kilometres and show off the Verwall, Silvretta & Samnaun Mountains from every angle. At varied heights you’ll find unique patterns of rock, glistening lakes, floral beauty, suspension bridges, mountain huts & chapels. Use the buses to get around and complete as much as you can.

Visit the Silvretta reservoir - spanning 120 kilometres you’ll be amazed by the size of the dam. The surrounding glaciers and craggy Piz Buin Mountain are the perfect picture. Explore the forest wildlife park - with deer, ibex, black-grouse, marmots, a play park and rustic lodge serving Tirolean comfort food.

Soak up the sun or take a refreshing dip at Ischgl’s forest lido. You’ll find it in a beautiful valley position on the edge of a forest. You can enjoy the waterslides, indoor pool, spa, sauna world, steam baths and tennis courts.

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Innsbruck

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Salzburg

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Free to all guests, the card includes R Free use of all operating lifts in Ischgl, Galtür, Samnaun, Kappl and See R Free bus transportation within the valley R Free guided walks in the Paznaun Valley R Free use of indoor and outdoor pools in Ischgl & Galtür R Free kid’s and teen’s activity programme

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Hotel Jägerhof

HHHH (Ischgl)

ISCHGL & GALTÜR

Hotel Jägerhof is full of Tyrolean charm and traditional décor. It’s just a short walk to the lift, walking trails and the many shops and bars. Upon your return, unwind in the Finnish sauna, aroma steam bath, infrared cabin and fitness room. The evening meals here are served in the cosy restaurant with attentive personal service. After dinner why not enjoy a cocktail in the conservatory style lounge or modern bar. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ultimate home from home experience.

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Hotel Post

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(Ischgl)

As one of Ischgl’s leading hotels, the Hotel Post strives to offer the best in facilities and service. It has a prime position in the village centre, you are minutes away from the cable cars offering fantastic walking and hiking trails. There’s a great activity programme including guided walks to help you get started. At more than 1,500 square metres, the spa area includes an indoor & outdoor pool, nine different saunas, steam room and lovely relaxation areas.

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Hotel Büntali

HHHH (Galtür) Set in a quiet position with uninterrupted mountain views, the Büntali is only overlooked by nature creating a private and tranquil retreat. Soak up your surroundings in the spacious sun terrace and private gardens. Run by the loveable Türtscher’s the hotel delivers on food, comfort and service. The warm family-run feel can be felt in the cosy lounge & bar, traditional Austrian stube and spa area with four types of sauna and relaxation room. You will return home with fond memories of the homely catering here - we’re talking a hearty buffet breakfast and delicious four course evening meal with choice of main.

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OBERGURGL

AUSTRIA

Kitzbühel in central Austria has a lot of sightseeing opportunities, and is a great choice for a second resort on a multi-centre holiday.

Top tip At Hohe Mut Alm enjoy some hearty Tirolean food - you’ll feel on top of the Alps at the spot known as Tirol’s most beautiful mountain ridge. The futuristic top mountain star is a must-see - at 3,082 metres you can explore the 360° picture windows, terrace and ridge walk.

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Obergurgl Obergurgl is one of Austria’s highest resorts - the 1,300 kilometres of marked trails are ideal for challenging and scenic hiking. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of 250 peaks in the Ötz valley, some of the alps most dramatic mountain faces and glaciers. In the small village you’ll be welcomed everywhere by proud Austrian locals and can expect great service with a smile. Set off on a trail from your hotel door - watch out for the 142 metres suspension bridge, Europe’s highest parish church or the stylish motorcycle museum. Obergurgl has great modern lift’s so the hiking is only as challenging as you want it to be.

Best for Exploring

Best for Photography

Best for Water based

Explore Obergurgl’s Stone Pine forest - this UNESCO natural treasure has trees that are over 300 years old. Enjoy a gentle riverside walk to Sölden - you’ll pass waterfalls and grazing cows. Make sure you see the heart shaped lake or Ice Q restaurant - at 3,048 metres you’ll have the best views of the valley.

In Obergurgl you can snap the cinematic mountain peaks, sparkling glaciers, remote lakes, beautiful flora and tranquil rivers. Journey up to a vantage point to see as far as the Italian dolomites or get some memorable pictures of the rare animals including ibex, deer, chamois, eagles and marmots.

At the start of the valley is Area-47 - Austria’s largest adventure park. In the 20,000 square metres area you’ll have waterslides, wakeboarding, rafting, high-rope obstacle courses, dirt biking, zip-lining and much more.

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Innsbruck

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Salzburg

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Arrival Airport

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Free to all guests, the card includes: R Free daily return trip on operating local cable car R Free extensive guided walks programme R Free use of public transport including Panoramic Glacier & Timmelsjoch High Alpine roads R Free standard bike hire (one day) R Free daily entrance to outdoor pools and lidos R One free entrance to Area 47 swimming lake, two three hour entrances to the Aquadome (sauna not included) R Free or discounted entrances to many local attractions

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Hotel Alpenland

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OBERGURGL

Once a small house with only 20 beds, the Alpenland has grown over the last 60 years to a popular 4-star family run hotel in the centre of Obergurgl. A great feature is its easy walking distance to the centre of the village and the nearest bus stop. Inside you’ll find masterful woodwork and a typically Tyrolean style that flows throughout. The rooms are equally warm and inviting with great attention to detail - some more spacious and perfect for a family of four. Facilities here include a lovely sun terrace, bar and lounge, a small wellness area and resident’s restaurant where you’ll enjoy your half board meals.

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Hotel Bellevue

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Hotel Bellevue sits on a plateau overlooking Obergurgl - just 5-minutes’ walk from the centre. On your doorstep you’ll find many walking trails and some of the most beautiful views of the Alps. Leisure facilities include a large indoor and outdoor pool, a whirlpool, sauna, steam room, fitness centre and large sun terrace. Expect fresh food at the breakfast buffet and authentic four course evening meals on half board. All rooms are decorated in bright pine; larger Junior suites sleep up to six.

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Hotel Wiesental

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Hotel Wiesental is a traditional and chic hotel, set in the south of the village with uninterrupted views towards the green Ötz Valley and breath-taking glaciers. It recently underwent a stylish refurbishment using natural woods. Our regular guests return for the good food, warm atmosphere and attentive service from Scheiber family. The sun terrace is a popular lunchtime hangout. At the bar, work your way through the wine list and cocktail menu - or simply enjoy a post–dinner coffee. The steam room, sauna and whirlpool provide spaces to unwind. On half board, enjoy a buffet style breakfast and hearty three course evening meals. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping two-four, and singles. Bedrooms are homely and comfortable.

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ST. ANTON

AUSTRIA

For a contrast in altitude, still with great walking and views - add on somewhere in the central area of Austria like Söll.

Top tip At the 2,811m high summit of Mount Valluga you’ll have one of the Alps best panoramic viewing points - the views reach Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland & Liechtenstein. Have lunch at the Valluga View restaurant at the top and work out which mountain belongs to which country.

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St. Anton St. Anton’s 270 kilometres hiking trails pass through forested valleys up to strenuous climbs and high ridge tours reached by cable car. The areas summit Mount Valluga is snow-capped in Summer, the valley is peaceful, smooth and incredibly scenic. Complete experienced cycling trails or for family cycling take the gentle scenic routes to the kids bike park passing myths and legend stations. In St. Anton you can enjoy the quaint cafe’s and shops, the public spa or you’ll have Thai food, steakhouses, & Austrian tapas for restaurants. Time your visit for the Mountain Film, Line Dance or Art, Dance & Music festivals.

Best for Walking

Best for Cycling

Best for Food & drink

Visit Senn’s Wonder trail with 25 learning points. You’ll pass mint alley, the fairy tale pasture and witches garden. You’re not far from Verwall Lake where you can view the rugged Verwall Alps before a refreshing walk back through the forest. The suspension bridge by the dam is a must-see.

Many mountain bike routes and racing tours begin here - you’ll pass through lush meadows and shady forests up to dramatic mountain descents. The ten kilometres Silvretta high road winds down the valley from 2,032 metres. If you’re a freestyler you won’t want to miss the pump track and Northshore obstacle trail.

Verwallstube is one of Europe’s highest toque-awarded restaurants. At Mount Valluga summit you can enjoy schnitzel, truffle pasta or a selection of fresh fish - you’ll have large windows & a terrace with cinematic views. In the village look out for Alpe Tritsch - a popular local cheese worth bringing home.

Excursions R Lake Constance More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

St. Anton Summer Card Free to all guests from approx. 26 June 21, the card includes: R Free use of all operating lifts for one day R Free local walkers’ and resort bus R Free weekly guided walk, twohour e-bike hire or archery taster R Free entrance to outdoor pool at the Arlberg Well centre (one per week) R Weekly children’s activity programme Mon-Fri

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Hotel Arlberg

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ST. ANTON

Run by the Ennemoser family and their team, the Hotel Arlberg is a warm and welcoming, traditionally decorated Austrian hotel. It’s set in a quiet area of the main street, and only a few minutes’ walk to the village centre and the mountain lifts. The extensive breakfast buffet and evening meals are taken in the warm dining room, and the bar and stube are perfect for a quiet drink afterwards.

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Hotel Post

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Set in the centre of the pedestrianised area of the village and only a stone’s throw to the main lifts - we think the Hotel Post has the best location in St. Anton. The leisure area includes an indoor pool, and a range of spa facilities. The dining room offers an extensive breakfast selection and buffet style evening meals. Rooms are bright and furnished to high standards using wood and natural materials.

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Hotel Alte Post

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Dating from the 17th century, the Hotel Alte Post is located in the centre of the pedestrianised high street, with the mountain lifts just a short walk away. Historic, charming and full of rustic Tyrolean tradition, it offers high standards of comfort with excellent service from Franz Tandl and his family. The pretty garden and sun terrace make the perfect setting to enjoy an outdoor barbecue evening each week. On half board basis you’ll enjoy an excellent buffet breakfast and five course evening meals. The leisure area has an indoor pool, saunas, steam bath and a whirlpool. What more could you want?

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If high-altitude walking is your thing, then add a week on in Obergurgl or Ischgl where you’ll find more endless walking opportunities and great viewpoints.

Top tip A trip into the Zugertal to visit the two mountain lakes is bucket list; Spuller is manmade and Formarin is natural. You’ll have a hard time deciding which setting is the most beautiful.

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Lech Lech Lech is a chocolate box village with 250 kilometres of marked hiking paths. Try a section of the 125 kilometres Lech River trail - beginning at Formarin Lake. This downhill river route passes alpine animals, flower filled meadows and the Holzgau 200 metres suspension bridge, finishing in Allgäu - Germany. On the Green ring trail - you’ll pass through woodland paths, discovering rivers, lakes and mountain ridges. You’ll have never ending views of the forested slopes and rugged peaks. Enjoy mythical stories and puzzles, a water playground and Taurin the Giant at the Stierlochkop Mountain. In Lech, the forest pool with slides is a great relaxation spot.

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In Lech you’ll take endless pictures of the traditional architecture and the turquoise river. Get a snap of Lech falls - a man-made waterfall with a lovely cascading effect. At nearby Zugertal is Formarin Lake, which won a TV award for the most beautiful place in Austria.

E-bikes and mountain bikes are the ideal way to conquer the mountains, the 299 cycle routes offer up varied terrain. The Burgwald downhill mountain bike trail is the first official freeride and enduro track in the Vorarlberg region - a challenge for any biker.

Visit the Huber Hus museum - dating back to the 15th century you can learn about the history of living and working in rural Lech. As you venture into the mountains you’ll find luxury mountain huts serving rich fondues, meats and stews.

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Hotel Berghof

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LECH

One of Lech’s finest hotels, the superior Hotel Berghof offers excellent cuisine, lovely gardens, a luxurious spa and even its own driving range. It has an elevated position in the village centre and a private lift from the resort to the hotel entrance. You’ll therefore enjoy the quiet and peaceful surroundings whilst still being close to the resort centre. Our regular guests appreciate the warm welcome and attention to detail here from Frau and Hr Burger. The hotel is superbly furnished and decorated throughout using wood and natural materials, and the food and service is outstanding with a lovely buffet breakfast and five course evening meals included. Austrian twins and junior suites sleeping up to four offer ultimate comfort and are seamlessly decorated in modern Alpine styles. Small and cosy single rooms are also available.

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Hotel Haldenhof

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This charming little hotel is very popular with Inghams guests and is situated in an elevated position a short walk from the centre of Lech. The hotel consistently receives glowing reviews across the board and enjoys a home from home atmosphere thanks to the friendly Schwärzler family and staff. The Pelican in the hotels coat of arms stands as a symbol for hospitality, safety and care. The attention to detail and the little extras are what makes Hotel Haldenhof so special. On a half board basis, you’ll be spoilt with a fine fusion of Austrian and international dishes - evening meals are four courses with a choice of main course and the buffet breakfast is great too. Be sure to check out the chimney bar and terrace which are perfect spots for an afternoon tea or aperitif. The ‘Hofbädle Spa’ offers a Finnish and an organic sauna, steam and saltwater bath and small vitality pool. The hotel is furnished throughout with beautiful traditional styles and furnishings and the guest rooms are comfortable and stylish. Austrian twins sleep up to four guests, single rooms are available too.

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Hotel Austria

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Hotel Austria is located just off the main road running through Lech. Its surroundings are quiet with stunning mountain views. The grounds are well kept and the hotel is spotless, striking a lovely balance of traditional and modern styles. The Austria is popular and renowned for its free daily guided walks and hikes around the local region which cater for all abilities.

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The hotel facilities are impressive. You’ll find a large indoor pool for adults, and a smaller one for the kids to splash around in. There’s lots of loungers dotted around the wellness area with fantastic views as well as saunas, steam baths and a cold air room for ultimate relaxation. It’s also worth noting the outdoor garden areas - relaxing gardens with sun loungers, and an al fresco panorama terrace where you can enjoy breakfast. Evening meals feature the best quality ingredients from the region and the refined dishes satisfy the highest demands. Well-equipped single rooms, Austrian twins and 2-room Suites sleeping up to four are available.

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Hotel Arlberg

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If you’re a keen walker and looking for a bit of luxury when it comes to accommodation then this is a great choice. Hotel Arlberg is set in a prominent position in the village, flanked by the Lech River and the imposing peaks of three Rüfikopf mountains. You’re not far from the bus and cable cars so you’ll have easy and quick access to the entire region. We recommend you join the daily guided walks that the hotel put on Monday through Fridays. They are led by an experienced guide who will show you the best spots. The service and facilities here are first class and the restaurant proudly serves locally refined dishes. Excellent cuisine on your half board arrangement includes a buffet breakfast and five course evening meals. Beautifully maintained gardens take advantage of the Alberg’s ideal location featuring a terrace with an adjacent natural pond, state-of-the-art outdoor pool and extensive lounging areas. The luxurious spa complex offers a herbally scented sauna and steam room, plunge pools and indoor swimming pool with mountain views and interconnected access to the outdoor pool and terrace. Individually and pristinely decorated single rooms and Austrian twins are on offer. Suites are more spacious and sleep up to four.

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If walking is what you’re looking for in a holiday then add on some time in Lech. Operating lifts are included and there are masses of high-altitude walking opportunities.

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Top tip Ride the Stubai Glacier lift to 3,210 metres you’ll have views of 109 mountains and the Italian dolomites. Plus, an ice grotto with 200 metres long exhibition and mammoth themed playground.

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Neustift Neustift is a pretty village in the Stubai Valley - beneath forested slopes and just 30 minutes from the capital Innsbruck. You’ll have four lifts which are handy for the sightseeing here - explore Austria’s largest glacier and ice grotto. The Franz Senn path where you can learn about the area’s first alpinist and visit his tomb or the Panoramaweg valley walk - you’ll follow the river down the mountain and back to Neustift. Once in the village grab a drink in one of the cafés or await the brass band concerts and Schuhplattler - a traditional folk dance, think lederhosen’s with lots of stomping and slapping.

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You’ll have 850 kilometres of marked trails. The gentle six kilometres Franz Senn walk passes the 15th century church - go inside to see the high ceilings, sacred art and historic architecture. Take the lift to Tirol’s largest sundial you’ll have stunning views over the valley and can start a mountain or valley trek.

In Neustift you can snap the sharp and dark mountain peaks of Serles, the year round snowy peaks of the Zuckerhütl or the flatter Hohe Buggstall with forested slopes and the best panoramic views. Visit avalanche corridor for some pictures of the damaged landscape.

At the 85 metres wide Grawa Waterfall find the reclined wooden seats - sit back, breathe in the fresh air and feel the spray. At 2,480 metres Mutterberger Lake is a must-see. You’ll never tire off the clear waters and views towards the snow-capped mountains. Keep your eye out for Golden Eagles.

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Stubai Super Card Free to all guests the card includes: R One free use per day of the Stubai glacier lift, Serles lifts, Schlick 2000 and Elfer lifts R Free bus transportation within the valley and the Stubaitalbahn to Innsbruck R Free use of Neustift and Mieders indoor and outdoor pools

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Alpenhotel Tirolerhof

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Alpenhotel Tirolerhof is decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles, and is set in beautiful gardens with views of the surrounding mountains from its south-facing terrace. Just three-minutes’ walk from the centre of Neustift, guests receive a warm welcome from the Pfurtscheller family who ensure the hotel excels in all aspects of service and comfort. Buffet breakfast and four course evening meals are offered in the hotels’ traditional restaurant. After dinner head over to the hotel bar, designed in a Tyrolean land house style, which makes for an ideal place for a drink or two in good company. The hotel also features lovely gardens and a solar heated outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by an impressive mountain backdrop and shady fruit trees. For ultimate relaxation, the two floor spa area is home to numerous saunas, steam baths and wellness pools. Why not treat yourself and book a massage or beauty treatment from the wide range on offer. Choose from single, double or larger family rooms sleeping up to four. All with balcony, comfortable and traditionally furnished.

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Alpenhotel Fernau

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With scenic countryside views and beautiful gardens and grounds, this delightful, traditional hotel is located just eight-minutes’ walk from the centre of Neustift. Expect personal service and a warm welcome from the Hofer family who are proud to show you the most beautiful sides of the Stubai Valley. Be sure to join the weekly guided walk with one of the family. Alpenhotel Fernau offers Tyrolean and international cuisine enjoy a buffet breakfast and four course evening meal, with a popular weekly barbecue not to be missed throughout the summer. Choose from singles, Austrian twin rooms and larger two room apartments which are great for families. All rooms have a balcony, enjoying garden or mountain views. Leisure facilities include a spa with a Finnish sauna, steam bath and whirlpool. Venture outside and you’ll find landscaped gardens and a heated outdoor pool. If you’re feeling active, the free tennis court is at your disposal, or make use of the complimentary bike hire and explore the Stubai Valley.

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Hotel Berghof

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Enjoying a panoramic and convenient setting opposite Neustift’s Elfer gondola, the Berghof is a small and friendly hotel with great access to walks and the village centre just five-minutes’ walk away. Run by the Pfurtscheller family, it has an informal and relaxed atmosphere and lovely gardens which offer a great spot to watch the paragliders at the top of the Elfer gondola. You’ll find a small wellness area with an indoor pool, sauna and steam bath, where you can rejuvenate and simply ‘switch off’.

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Activehotel Bergkönig

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The Bergkönig is a superior hotel run by the Siller family and is located in a quiet position close to the village centre. It is spacious, elegant and comfortable, and there are wonderful views from its southfacing panoramic terrace. The wellness area features a fantastic indoor and outdoor infinity pool with various relaxing saunas and steam baths. Guests highly rate the breakfast buffet and five course evening meals here.

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Hotel Bergjuwel

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This small and exclusive Tyrolean countryhouse style hotel offers a charming base to explore the Stubai Valley. It’s just a short ten-minute stroll to centre of Neustift. Be sure to unwind in the hotels sauna, steam bath or indoor pool after a day exploring the village and surrounding areas. Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning before heading to the sister Hotel Bergkönig, five-minutes’ walk away for your evening meals.

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The 16th century Tirolean resort of Kitzbühel is a good option if you’re looking for a multicentre holiday. Lots of walking, with contrasting sightseeing and excursion opportunities.

Top tip The Zirbenweg trail begins at the top of the Glungezer lift - the ultimate beginner’s hike. You’ll follow the flat trail through a nature reserve with views of the jagged Inntal and Nordkette Mountains and the Alps’ largest pine forest - look out for Tirol’s oldest tree which is over 700 years’ old.

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Igls

Igls has old-world charm on a quiet plateau above Innsbruck. You’ll have nearby forests, quaint shops and cafés, and the Patcherkofel lift for easy access to the mountains. The walking is flexible - decide your difficulty and trail length and set off for views over the Inn, Stubai and Wipp Valleys and Europe’s highest botanical garden with 400 types of mountain plants. Take a dip in the warm waters of Lake Lans - there is a big lawn for sunbathing. Watch out for the folklore shows in the evening - be prepared for lederhosen’s, yodelling, German horns & Austria’s boisterous take on tap dancing.

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Explore Innsbruck’s cobbled streets and the pastel coloured buildings. At each church, castle & museum you’ll learn about the Hausberg Roman Empire. Hofburg Palace is the grand home of past emperors. Visit the golden roof that marked Emperor Maximillian’s 15th century wedding - or discover his armoury and tomb.

At the top of Bergisel Ski Jump you’ll have incredible views over Innsbruck and the sharp drop. Time your visit to see a summer attempt. Nearby you can view the Riesenrundgemälde painting - an image of Austria’s fierce history. Or spend time with eagles, buzzards, pigs and moose at Alpenzoo.

You’ll find authentic grostl, schnitzel & strudel at Agidihof restaurant. If you’re in Innsbruck check out Stiegl-Brau for klassischer rostbraten, a classic roast beef and onion dish, and a large Stiegl - Austria’s most popular beer. Or if you fancy some fine Italian wine Igls has a lot to offer.

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Innsbruck Card Free to all guests, valid for 24 hours: R Free travel between Igls and Innsbruck R Free return ride on any of the seven lifts in the area R Free entrance to Innsbruck’s sights, museums and palaces R Free public transport in and around Innsbruck including the Sightseeing Bus

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Hotel Bon Alpina

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The All Inclusive Hotel Bon Alpina is a cosy hotel that blends modern furnishings with traditional elements. You are very conveniently placed in central Igls, just a 15 minute bus from the imperial city of Innsbruck. The entrance is grandly designed with floor to ceiling glass panels, led lighting and a quirky roof. While the back of the Hotel has traditional rustic architecture and tree covered gardens with outdoor pool and lounging area. The stylish lobby, lounge, restaurant and bar provide a large connected space to enjoy a soothing drink. Facilities also include a large indoor pool, stone pine sauna, steam bath, infrared cabin, relaxation area and gym. Your all inclusive begins with a coffee and cake at 4pm on day of arrival, and includes a varied buffet breakfast and three course evening meal. If you plan on a day of adventure opt for a packed lunch or alternatively choose from the lunch menu. There is special themed evenings throughout the week that feature both Tyrolean and international cuisine. Choose from Austrian twins sleeping two-four. The larger rooms are ideal for families with extra beds provided. All bedrooms are furnished in a cosy and bright rustic style.

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Sporthotel Igls

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Sporthotel Igls has country house character and a homely ambience in a typical Tyrolean setting. The hotel sits in the heart of the village and is a 15 minute journey to Innsbruck using the adjacent bus stop. Relax in the front of house dining area, comfortable lounge, sun terrace or resident’s restaurant and bar. The large indoor pool opens out onto expansive gardens with a large lounging area and mountain views in all directions. Enjoy use of the spa with Finnish sauna, aroma steam bath, infrared cabin, heated whirlpool, relaxation area, hairdressers, treatment rooms and fitness centre. The kitchen proudly uses regional ingredients. On half board arrangement you are served an extensive buffet breakfast and four course evening meal. Guests return satisfied with attentive service here. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping two-four, and singles. All bedrooms are neatly furnished and spacious.

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If you’re looking for a resort with lots of activity options, then Mayrhofen is a great choice for your second resort.

Top tip At Geisterklamm you have one foot in Austria and one in Germany. You’ll have the thrill of crossing a 75 metres high steel bridge above the narrow Gorge of ghosts or following the path to the waterfall. It’s worth a trip to nearby Mittenwald - Germany, known for violin-making & baroque painted houses.

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Seefeld From Seefeld’s sunny plateau you can explore 650 kilometres of marked hiking trails, beautiful forested slopes & the rocky craggy mountains. Explore the flats of the Leutasch Valley or the heights of the King’s tour - you’ll pass beautiful lakes, meadows and limestone gorges. Complete the themed trails - Ski, Ice Age or Mental Power. Or try the child-friendly Spirit of the Gorge, Goblin and Waterfall trails - look out for the ghostly castle, goblin’s gate, grotto of spirits and fairy-tale forest. If you’re a keen golfer or tennis player - you’ll love Seefeld’s scenic 18-hole golf course or the clay and sand tennis courts.

Best for History

Best for Food & drink

Best for Exploring

Visit St. Oswald’s 14th century church to learn about the ‘Miracle of the Host’ and how Seefeld became an important pilgrimage site. Once a medieval trade-route Seefeld is a 30-minute train from the capital Innsbruck & two hours from Munich Germany.

Find Plangger Deli in the main square - you can sample cured & aged meats including duck, beef and ham. Plus truffle products, mustards, vinegars, oils, handmade chocolates and a selection of cheeses. In Seefeld expect traditional festivals with live music, stalls and dancing - Seefeld Strudel festival is in July.

With its fantastic transport links, Seefeld serves as a great base for those wishing to explore further whilst on holiday. With trains crossing the border into Germany (towards Munich) and Innsbruck being only a short train ride away - the opportunities are fantastic. If you’d rather stay local then go and explore the Wildsee - a glistening lake south of Seefeld’s pedestrian centre.

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Hotel Schönruh

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For first class Tyrolean hospitality in a cosy atmosphere look no further than the adults only Hotel Schönruh. With great walking and cycling links, you are in an ideal location in the charming village of Seefeld. Indulge in the spa paradise set over 1,400 square metres. Featuring steam baths, a whirlpool, large indoor pool, and rooftop outdoor pool with terrace and stunning mountain views. Visit the charming gardens with natural pond and an inviting relaxation area. Plus the classy cocktail bar with live music several times a week. The hotel also features a modern gym and table tennis table. After a day out exploring the picturesque landscape and town, the hotel restaurant is the ideal stop off. It serves a variety of dishes ranging from Tyrolean cuisine to international specialities. Inghams guests fall in love with the friendly and attentive staff and the quality authentic food served on full board arrangement. You receive a buffet breakfast, a selection of lunchtime delicacies and hearty four course evening meal. Choose from single rooms and Austrian twins sleeping two-three. All bedrooms are furnished in a rustic, quirky and modern style.

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Hotel Karwendelhof

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The All Inclusive Hotel Karwendelhof has lots of charm and character and is a great base for exploring the area. Recently refurbished but keeping some of its original features, this popular hotel is ideally situated close to all the village shops, cafés, gardens and the village square. Known for its superb service and warm welcome, Hotel Karwendelhof represents excellent value for money with its all-inclusive offering. A generous buffet breakfast, afternoon snack including soup, salad and bread and cake buffet, followed by four course evening meals. Topped off with unlimited all day soft drinks, beer and wine, including spirits, cocktails and liquors from late afternoon. Hotel Karwendelhof offers an extensive activity programme with little extras such as free use of Nordic walking sticks. The hotel spa area has various saunas, steam and relaxation rooms that you’ll find an inviting haven after a long day hiking through the forests and meadows around Seefeld. A variety of Austrian twin and single rooms of numerous styles and sizes offer a comfortable place to relax. Many rooms have balconies with park and mountain views.

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Hotel Helga

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The small and exclusive Helga is a special three-star hotel located in a quiet residential area, a short eight-minutes’ stroll from the centre. Lovingly run by the Kratzer family, this special little hotel has many returning guests who return for the home-from-home atmosphere and excellent personal service. What makes this hotel special is the unique attention guests receive where the Kratzer family wish to make guests feel ‘that little bit special’. Superior hospitality follows to the restaurant where you’ll enjoy a buffet breakfast and four course evening meals on your half board arrangement. The traditional style of the hotel is inviting, you’ll find a rustic ‘farmhouse’ stube with wood-panelling and a charming lounge area with house bar. The well-appointed single and Austrian twin rooms are comfortable and cosy. Superior Austrian twins sleeping up to three guests are more spacious and feature southerly facing balconies.

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Hotel Seefelderhof

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This charming little Tyrolean hotel offers a warm atmosphere and is ideal for guests who like to be made to feel at home. Furnished in traditional Austrian styles, Hotel Seefelderhof is located 600 metres from the village and is positioned well to explore the local area - you’ll have the opportunity to join several guided walks every week including a weekly Nordic walk and lantern-lit walk with the hotel guide. With complimentary use of rucksacks and Nordic walking poles, you’ll just need to bring yourself. On half board basis, enjoy a buffet breakfast and four course evening meals with choice. Relaxation and rejuvenation go hand in hand at Hotel Seefelderhof, and a visit to the spa is a must. The new spa area includes a Barrel bio and Finnish sauna, steam bath, Kneipp and an indoor swimming pool perfect for a refreshing dip. Rooms of various traditional and modern styles range from small single and Austrian twins on the lower ground floor, to more spacious Austrian twin and Junior Suites sleeping up to four.

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Alpenpark Resort

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This popular hotel has an abundance of excellent leisure facilities and whilst fantastic for families, it is also popular with all of our guests who like lots going on. Set in lovely gardens with a terrace with scenic views, it is owned by Seefeld’s Kaltschmid family, and guests receive discounts at all Kaltschmid restaurants in the village. It is set in a quiet position, five-ten-minutes’ walk from the centre. On full board arrangement, you’ll enjoy the rich breakfast buffet, afternoon snack buffets or packed lunches and four course evening meals. The leisure facilities are extensive. Various indoor and outdoor pools suitable for all ages including slides for the kids. The adult’s only spa area, panorama sauna, whirlpool and steam room offer a peaceful getaway and relaxing experience. Be sure to grab a drink or snack in the sports pub offering table tennis, a bowling alley and a sports simulator - a great way to spend the evening. A selection of single, Austrian twin and larger family rooms decorated in rustic-elegant country house or modern styles are available, all well-equipped and most with balcony.

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Bergresort Seefeld

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The country-hotel Bergresort is one of Seefeld’s most popular superior hotels, set in its own beautiful landscaped gardens with a natural pond and woodland. The hotel is located 10-15-minutes’ walk to the village centre and has a full activity programme for guests including guided walks, and live music or piano entertainment most evenings. The hotel has a special focus on doing things just ‘that little bit better’, which really comes across. You’ll enjoy an extensive half board menu, the food and service are excellent and very popular with our guests. The afternoon snack buffet is great for a bite or two when you’re peckish. Featuring an indoor and outdoor pool and extensive spa area where you can treat yourself to warming sauna baths, whirlpools or relaxing massages. You’ll also find a natural swimming pond within the magical gardens around this four-star superior hotel - unforgettable experiences await. A variety of individually furnished single rooms, Austrian twins and larger Suites are available, offering comfortable and traditional accommodation.

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Krumers Post Hotel & Spa

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Set in the heart of the village, Krumers Post Hotel & Spa has a reputation for first-rate service and a welcoming atmosphere. With an extensive adult only spa area over four floors, wellness is a high priority at this hotel. In addition to a panoramic indoor pool that offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, you can enjoy Finnish and bio saunas, herbal steam baths and an abundance of relaxation areas. The daily wellness programme offered to all guests’ features several daily activities including guided and Nordic walking, water aerobics and gym classes. On half board basis, a hearty buffet breakfast will kick-start your day. You’ll also enjoy five course evening meals and a weekly gala dinner with live music. A daily afternoon snack buffet and small spa buffet with various juices and teas will otherwise keep you satisfied. Bedrooms are comfortable and well-equipped, choose from standard and rustic Austrian twins, or those with a modern Alpine flair. Offering the most space, Junior Suites, sleep up to four, and feature high quality and fine cherry wood furniture.

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Hotel Das Kaltschmid

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One of Seefeld’s most prominent hotels, the family-run Kaltschmid has a superb location in the heart of the village’s pedestrianised centre, and offers a fantastic range of activities and extensive leisure facilities. The hotel has a superb spa and wellness centre, including an indoor pool, kids’ pool (with waterslide), saunas and steam bath and a rooftop whirlpool - so you can relax and appreciate the panoramic views. On your half board arrangement, start every morning with a buffet breakfast, and enjoy four course evening meals with choice in the evening. Single, Austrian twins and larger Suites sleeping up to five are available. Rooms are traditionally furnished, the 2-room Apartments are particularly spacious, decorated with a unique Tyrolean farmhouse design, complete with fully equipped kitchenette.

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Get to know the Tirol area of Austria by adding some days onto your holiday in Seefeld.

ALPBACH

Top tip Take the lift to Wiedersbergerhorn early in the morning - you’ll see the valley, Gratlspitze and Wilder Kaiser Mountains emerge in a soft golden sunrise.

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Alpbach If you’re after tradition, tranquillity and natural beauty then Alpbach is the resort for you. You’ll be welcomed in the rustic chalets by friendly locals who will enjoy showing you rural culture and food. Explore the cafés, restaurants and craft shops. For walking you’ll have gentle hikes through the tree-lined valley, woodlands & flower filled meadows. The Wiedersbergerhorn lift will take you up to the rocky peaks and the highest slopes of the surrounding mountains.

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Alpbach has 800 kilometres of gentle scenic trails. The walk of contemplation follows a stream passing a herb garden, pond, sculptures, stone stack, mill wheel, playground and 17m wooden bridge. On the Hildegard trail you’ll have views of Matzen Castle, the majestic Rofan Mountains, the pretty village and central lake.

Loop around the forested Lake Berglstein and dip your toes in the 2 metres deep water, relax on the lawn at Lake Reith or bathe at Lake Reintal in the clear warm water and enjoy some fishing. Explore Alpbach’s three gorges before some personal service and comfort food in a rustic mountain hut.

You’ll fall in love with the history of Alpbach. Gorgenberg Abbey is a must - you’ll enjoy the mountainside location of Tyrol’s oldest monastery. At the farmhouse museum you can learn about life in rural Alpbach dating back to the 17th century.

Excursions R Salzburg (available locally) R Krimml Waterfalls (available locally) More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Alpbach Resort Card Free to all guests and includes: R Free use of operating Alpbachtal and Wildschönau cable cars and chairlifts R Free use of the local buses R Free weekly hiking programme R Free entrance to three outdoor lidos and two bathing lakes in the area R Discounted rates at many local attractions

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Hotel Böglerhof

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ALPBACH

Located in the heart of the village, Hotel Böglerhof is Alpbach’s leading hotel and justifiably proud of its four star superior status. Dating back to the 15th century it retains many original features which have been lovingly worked into the hotel. Standards are high with attentive service and award winning cuisine - enjoy a plentiful buffet breakfast and five course evening meals including a variety of Tyrolean and international dishes. We recommend joining the sommelier for a weekly wine tasting in the hotel wine cellar or accompanying Andreas, the qualified hiking guide, on a twice weekly walk to discover some of the best spots and views. The little extras really make the Böglerhof such a special hotel. Take a little time out and refresh in the superb ‘Vitaquell Spa’ area, featuring various saunas, steam rooms and a lovely relaxation area with panoramic views of the Alps. The pretty garden and outdoor pool offer a fantastic retreat to unwind and enjoy the beautiful mountain setting. Single and Austrian twin rooms are available, some sleeping up to four guests. Rooms have a balcony and are tastefully decorated in traditional Alpine styles.

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Spa Resort Alpbacherhof

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With uninterrupted views of the stunning Alpbach Valley from its south-facing gardens, Hotel Alpbacherhof is one of Alpbach’s longest established hotels, and the hospitable Margreiter family always ensure high standards of personal service and a warm welcome. Two minutes’ from the village centre, Hotel Alpbacherhof has great access to walks, and the hotels own guide offers twice weekly walks. Enjoy breakfast and six course evening meals, served in the stylish and newly extended restaurant with fantastic views of the Alpbach Mountains. The hotel also has a lovely sun terrace ideal for breakfast outside. For wellness lovers, the hotel features a new panoramic fitness centre and yoga room where you can relax and rewind with beautiful surroundings. For further relaxation, there is an interconnected indoor/outdoor and a delightful redesigned garden relaxation area with loungers where you can breathe in the fresh alpine air. For adults, the ‘Sauna World’ 1,000 square metres spa area features various new herbal and Finnish saunas, steam baths and refreshing water adventure and whirlpool areas. Cosy and contemporary Austrian twin rooms sleeping up to three guests all have balcony and lovely woody furnishings.

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Hotel Post

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ALPBACH

Enjoying a prime location in the centre of the village, Hotel Post is full of the charm of a typical Alpbach house and has many traditional features. The bar and stube are wonderfully rustic with the restaurant serving Tyrolean and Austrian specialities for your included three course evening meals. Tucked away at the rear of the hotel is a lovely private garden and pool area. Spend some time in the outdoor Finnish ‘Hut Sauna’ before taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool and a rejuvenating trip to the eucalyptus steam bath. Single rooms and Austrian twins most with balcony, are recently renovated and offer a comfortable space to sleep up to three guests.

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Hotel Alphof

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Hotel Alphof has a modern yet rustic charm and sits in a slightly elevated position overlooking Alpbach. The village centre and walkers’ bus are eight-minutes’ walk from the hotel. Your meals are enjoyed in the traditional in-house restaurant offering seasonal and local specialties. We love the stunning views across the valley that can be enjoyed from the terrace which is a great place for an afternoon drink. Hotel Alphof offers a lovely wellness area with an indoor swimming pool. Guest rooms are traditional and simple.

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Haus Edelweiss & Apartments

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Haus Edelweiss & Apartments offers great value and traditional accommodation enjoying panoramic views of the Alpbach Valley. The house has many local, homely features and is located just five-minutes’ walk to the village centre, hiking trails and shops. Your host for your stay, the welcoming Hilde Moser has lovingly furnished the rooms and apartments to ensure guests have a comfortable stay. Austrian twins in the main house sleep up to three guests whilst one or two bedroom apartments sleep up to 6. Guests in the main house enjoy continental breakfast, whilst apartments are on a self-catering basis with fully equipped kitchen.

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Add on some days in Alpbach, a very pretty mountain resort setting for the second part of your holiday.

Top tip Since 1889 the steam cog railway has been pulling itself 7 kilometres along the valley from Jenbach to Achensee. You’ll get great views from the high points along the way down the valley, over to the Stubai Alps and the Wilder Kaiser Mountains.

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Pertisau Known as the Fjord of the Alps, Lake Achensee is framed either side by the striking Rofan and Karwendel Mountains. The lake is also the largest and deepest in the Tirol, and the best views come from being on the lake or above it - use the ferries and cable cars to get the best vantage points. Europe’s oldest cog railway, the Achenseebahn, runs from Jenbach to the lake and ties in with the ferries - for the second part of your journey. Pertisau is a compact village which sits on the western shore and has a handful of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Best for Water based

Best for Walking

Best for Photography

The ferry is a great way to explore and stops in the two other lakeside villages - Achenkirch and Maurach. Alternatively, walk around the 26 kilometres perimeter which takes around five hours. Despite being the largest - and deepest lake in the Tirol, it still gets to around 20⁰ making it nice and refreshing for a swim.

Pertisau sits at the entrance to the Karwendel Nature Park Austria’s largest nature reserve. The walking is extensive and varied and if you’re lucky you might see marmots, ibex and birds of prey. The Rofan Mountains are on the other side of the lake - the combined total of marked paths is around 500 kilometres.

Whether it’s the incredible waterfalls, striking mountain landscapes, stunning views across the lake, the animals & plants whilst you walk, or the jaw-dropping sunsets - there’s an unlimited amount of beauty to snap here.

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Achensee Card Free to all guests, the card includes: R Free use of the buses around the lake R Free guided walks programme

R Discounted rates at many local attractions including the lake ferries, swimming pools, regional transport, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wörgl water fun park and many more

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For approx. €70 per week, you can upgrade locally to the Achensee Holiday Card and get use of the Rofan & Karwendel cable cars, the lake ferries and lots more.

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Hotel Das Pfandler

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Located close to the Karwendel gondola and against the backdrop of the Karwendel and Rofan mountains, the family-run Hotel Pfandler is set in its own lovely gardens. Run by the very hospitable Entner family, it enjoys a quiet location five-minutes’ walk to Pertisau centre and lakeside. This hotel is proud of its reputation for outstanding guest reviews where nothing is too much trouble and quality is the main focal point. You’ll enjoy varied healthy and hearty evening meals with choices of main course and a hot & cold buffet breakfast to set every morning off to a good start. The hotel offers a range of well received facilities including a spacious lounge and bar area and a sunny panorama terrace where many guests love dining whilst admiring the beautiful views of Lake Achensee and the Bärenkopf Mountain. Alternatively, relax on sun loungers in the beautiful landscaped gardens and unwind in the indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms. Twin rooms sleep up to three guests, many with spacious lounge areas and balconies with lovely mountain views.

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SÖLL

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Head over to the Salzkammergut lake district region and spend some time in the relaxing lakeside resort of St. Gilgen.

Top tip Try Austria’s longest barefoot path at Hexenwasser - walk on grass, bark mulch, massaging stones & flowing water. You’ll feel revitalised.

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Söll

In Söll explore the traditional cafés, chocolate box chalets & the high ceilings and sacred art of the 17th century church - to this day the architecture stands out. From your valley position between the Wilder Kaiser & Hohe Salve Peaks you’ll have 700 kilometres of walking trails. Hike the forested slopes and floral pastures to the quaint villages of Ellmau, Going & Scheffau - the lake and lido here are perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. For a day out a bit further afield, you’re within reach of the stunning baroque architecture in Salzburg, Imperial city of Innsbruck and the open-air beer halls of Munich.

Best for Photography

Best for Culture

Best for Water based

At the 1,828 metres summit of Hohe Salve snap 70 mountain peaks & Austria’s tallest mountain - the Grossglockner. Have fun on the revolving observation deck and see the 400 year old chapel. Capture the Wilder Kaiser - a unique spiky mountain range.

At the annual Bezirksmusikfest see 40 brass bands march through Söll’s main street. There are also regular village festivals, folklore and live music evenings during high season in the village. Taste cured sausages, mountain cheeses, baked goods, home-made jams and schnapps at the farmer’s market.

You’ll have three crystal clear swimming Lakes with views of the Kaiser mountains. At Badsee play on open-air slides, the adventure playground, pirate-ship & Austria’s largest beach volleyball centre. Ahornsee has four wooden walkways and at the 138 acre Hintersteinersee you’ll have tranquil bathing, scenic peaks and relaxing forest walks.

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R Grossglockner R Berchtesgaden R Salzburg R Herrenchiemsee More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Wilder Kaiser Guest Card Free to all guests, the card includes: R Free use of KaiserJet and local hikers bus R Free guided walks in the area R Discounted rates on the mountain lifts, swimming pools, bathing lakes, bike hire and many other local attractions

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Hotel Eggerwirt

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One of our most consistently popular hotels, guests return year after year for the warm welcome from the Weiss family and the homely feel of the Eggerwirt. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, and the centrally located hotel is full of Tyrolean charm and character. A bus stop outside and good walking links means you are well connected to explore the local area. Buffet breakfast is included for guests, while a home-cooked three course evening meal with choice is served in the traditional restaurant. Hotel Eggerwirt has a nice sun terrace with a small heated outdoor pool (open from Jun-Sep). The cosy lounge and bar are nice for an evening drink. The hotel features modern Alpine-style Austrian twin rooms with balconies. Each has a warm elegant décor and sleeps up to three guests.

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Hotel Tyrol

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The comfortable, traditionally styled and family-run Hotel Tyrol is surrounded by beautiful scenery and meadows, yet is just a few minutes’ walk to the village centre. On half board basis, start your day with a buffet breakfast, followed by four course evening meals with choice. Weekly six course gala dinners and various themed buffets ensure variety. From mid-July guests enjoy the weekly live music on offer. Hotel Tyrol features large gardens and an outdoor pool area with unspoilt mountain views. The new indoor pool and spa area will also provide additional much needed relaxation in the summer months. Single and standard Austrian twin rooms are available, most with balcony. An Austrian twin sleeping up to four guests with two extra single beds is also offered in the ‘Landhaus’ building across the road.

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ELLMAU

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Add on a few days in Salzburg to get the full cultural experience and see all this city of music has to discover.

Top tip In nearby Going visit the ice cream make kEISer - tuck into a freshly made ice cream, large dessert or enjoy a local coffee, beer or wine. You’ll have your choice of the unique ice cream flavours that change daily.

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Ellmau Ellmau is a traditional village between the forested slopes of the Kitzbüheler alps & craggy Wilder Kaiser mountains. You’ll have 700 kilometres of marked paths that pass meadows, valleys, lakes & craggy ridges. Explore the other villages in the area, enjoy refreshments in a mountain hut and meet the welcoming locals. There are some great sightseeing choices, or stay local and have a lazy day at Kaiserbad swimming pool - relax on the bathing lawn, outdoor pool or sauna and steam bath. Children will enjoy the adventure pool, climbing hall & outdoor slides.

Best for Culture

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Best for Walking

Every Tuesday the main street in Ellmau turns into a festival - grab a beer or wine, take your seat and enjoy live acts, the brass band & happy vibe. You’ll have many food & drink stalls to choose from - try krapfen doughnuts, dumplings or sausages.

At the Hartkaiser summit visit the 4,000 square metres Ellmi’s World of Magic - a child’s paradise, you’ll have a climbing park, lookout tower, bewitched hut, hobgoblin ship, maze, water feature, basket swing, trampoline, botanical gardens and interactive alpine trails. Or at the witch’s water playground enjoy the water games & Austria’s longest barefoot path.

As part of the Hohe Salve region, Ellmau has a well-established walking area with people coming back year on year to tread the huge variety of paths. Try the walk from the top of the Hartkaiser to the top of the Brixen gondola - you’ll get some wonderful views along the way

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R Grossglockner R Berchtesgaden R Salzburg R Herrenchiemsee More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Wilder Kaiser Guest Card Free to all guests, the card includes: R Free use of KaiserJet and local hikers bus R Free guided walks in the area R Discounted rates on the mountain lifts, swimming pools, bathing lakes, bike hire and many other local attractions

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Hotel Hochfilzer

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Owned by the Hochfilzer family since 1832, this is one of Ellmau’s most popular hotels thanks to Ingrid and her team who cannot do enough for their guests. With an ideal central location, it is a traditional hotel with high standards of comfort. Half board meals and service are very highly rated by Inghams guests. The views are too - you won’t believe the fantastic panorama from the wellness!

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Hotel Claudia

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Hotel Claudia is situated in a quiet location on the edge of the village with views of the Chapel of Our Lady. This lovely hotel is owned by the Hochfilzer family and just a few minutes’ walk from the main Hotel Hochfilzer where you’ll enjoy your evening meals and service the Hochfilzer family prides itself on. A buffet breakfast is offered every morning at the Claudia, where you can spend your morning enjoying the views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. The highlights of this small and cosy hotel are the peaceful surrounding gardens and swimming pond, a big wooden terrace and a lawn perfect for sunbathing.

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Sporthotel Ellmau

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This hotel has fantastic panoramic views overlooking the impressive Wilder Kaiser mountains. It’s located on the edge of the village, just a few minutes’ walk to the centre. If you’re a keen hiker, the the Sporthotel is a good choice with many beautiful walking routes of various levels starting right from the hotel. Inside you’ll find extensive leisure facilities and a stylish yet traditionally Tyrolean atmosphere. Take a dip in the outdoor pool and relax on the sunbeds on the lawn - all with the fantastic Wilder Kaiser views.

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Combine your stay in Westendorf with some time over in St. Wolfgang. This lakeside resort has plenty of culture and exploring opportunities

Top tip The Waterfall Way walk from the top of the Alpenrose gondola is an idyllic hiking trail. You’ll pass over wooden bridges and past several small waterfalls to a beautiful old chapel. Pick a nice day and bring your camera.

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Westendorf Westendorf is a small village on the Brixental side of the Kitzbüheler Alps where the pace of life goes on pretty much as it has done for centuries. It has retained its own unique charm and traditions, and you’ll get a welcoming atmosphere from the locals and hoteliers. Get a flavour of the local area at the weekly farmer’s market held during the summer months. It’s a great base for the huge amount of walking and biking trails in the region, use your guest card to get free local bus and train travel to explore the wider area.

Excursions R Grossglockner R Berchtesgaden R Salzburg R Herrenchiemsee

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Best for Culture

There are 250 kilometres of walking paths around Westendorf to explore. The tourist board offers a weekly guided walk programme, and a nice one to start with is the Westendorf loop. This panoramic walk takes about half a day and you’ll pass through meadows, forests, and a few little hamlets along the way.

There are some great excursions on offer visiting some of the top attractions in Austria and neighbouring Germany. Go up the high-alpine road to see the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain and visit Salzburg for some music and history.

Westendorf still has many of its traditions alive and well. Visit the cheese making farm and the local schnapps distillery. During high season in the summer, there are weekly brass band concerts and the annual village fest is well worth a look - if you happen to be around.

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Brixen Valley Guest Card Free to all guests, the card includes: R Free use of buses between Wörgl and Kitzbühel R Free use of the local trains between Wörgl and Hochfilzen R Discounted rates on the activity programme, mountain lifts, swimming pools, bathing lakes, bike hire and many other local attractions

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Vitalhotel Schermer

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Set in impressive grounds and surrounded by meadows the Vitalhotel Schermer is just 3 minutes’ walk to the resort centre and the mountain lifts. This 4* superior hotel is the standout property in the village offering superb facilities, service and food. In the landscaped gardens you’ll find a pond, large sun terrace, and a swim-through outdoor pool connected to a large indoor pool. There is an extensive spa area with multiple saunas, steam rooms, experience showers and plenty of space to relax and recharge. Several small restaurants make up the dining area, which creates a homely and comfortable atmosphere for you to enjoy the food on offer. The chefs use as many ingredients as possible from the family farm in the valley, and also buy many more from other local producers. Throughout the week, you’ll get to try all this during the extensive buffet breakfast, lunchtime snack buffet and exquisite 4 course evening meals. Choose from standard Austrian twin rooms, or larger rooms sleeping up to 4 people, including junior suites. Rooms are bright and airy and all of ours have balconies.

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Hotel Briem

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The Hotel Briem is located on a quiet sunny plateau in the charming village of Westendorf. Located just 4 minutes’ walk to the centre and 12 minutes’ to the nearest lift, you are in ideal position to explore this hiking, cycling, swimming in the outdoor pool complex and various other outdoor sports on offer. The homely facilities include two cosy dining rooms, a lounge with traditional bar and table tennis table. There is a large sun terrace which opens out onto the lawn, and the bar and café are open throughout the day, so you can grab a coffee or snack whilst relaxing. On half board arrangement, enjoy a varied breakfast buffet and 3 course evening meal. The chefs will spoil you through your stay with traditional Tyrolean and international dishes. The Briem family are welcoming and incredibly attentive, and many guests return for the warm personal service. Rooms are neat and comfortably furnished. Choose from Austrian twins, some sleep up to three people, single rooms are also available. All of our rooms have balconies.

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NIEDERAU & OBERAU

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After staying in one of these peaceful mountain resorts, spend some time in the relaxing lakeside resort of Fuschl.

Top tip Walk through the Kundl Gorge. The cliff sides climb up to 200 metres in height and you’ll see the white water rushing through and carving out the gorge as it has done for centuries.

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Niederau & Oberau Niederau and Oberau are located in the Wildschönau Valley. Meaning wild and beautiful - the valley definitely lives up to its name. The walking, biking and exploring opportunities are vast, and there are dozens of mountain huts waiting with traditional food, drink and hospitality at the end of your journey. The summer card gives you free access to loads of things - including all the mountain lifts. The open-air pool complex between the resorts is a great hot weather spot - kids love the water slides and playground areas.

Excursions R Grossglockner R Berchtesgaden R Salzburg R Herrenchiemsee

Best for Walking

Best for Sightseeing

Best for Food & drink

There is a huge amount of walking in Wildschönau Valley. Your free summer card gets you a weekly guided walk programme with the tourist office - and covers the mountain lifts too. The Rosskopf mountain walk will give you great views of the area, enjoy some traditional home-cooking and a beer one of the huts.

The summer card gets you free or reduced entrances and transport to pretty much everything in the local area. Being located right in the middle of the Tirol makes getting out and exploring easy. Our excursion programme is varied and will tick off some of the top places to visit.

Walking for Enjoyment are seven walks with food and drink as their theme. Start with a traditional breakfast at the Norderberg hut on the Markbachjoch Mountain. Follow the cheese trail to the dairy farm, and the Krautinger trail to a local schnapps distillery.

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Wildschönau Summer Card Free to all guests, the card includes: R Free use of all operating mountain lifts in the Wildschönau Valley R Free use of the outdoor swimming pool complex in Oberau R Free guided walks programme R Free kid’s activity programme Mon-Fri, for ages 5-12)

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Hotel Sonnschein

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NIEDERAU & OBERAU

The characterful and brightly coloured Hotel Sonnschein sits in a quiet position ten minutes from central Niederau and just 300 metres from the nearest lift and bus stop. For a charming Austrian experience, look no further. The homely restaurant lounge and bar are the perfect spaces for the hotel’s personal service. Two impressive indoor pools, a steam room and sauna provide further spaces to unwind. On half board, you receive a buffet breakfast and four course evening meal. Choose from Austrian twins and family rooms sleeping 2-4 and singles. All bedrooms are spacious and have homely pine furnishings.

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Hotel Austria

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The traditional Hotel Austria is centrally located in Niederau just metres from the Markbachjoch lift, walker’s bus stop, and opposite the village centre. Guests can marvel the panoramic mountain scenery and relax in the elevated hotel sun terrace. Facilities include a comfy lounge, traditional in-house restaurant and large indoor swimming pool. On half board arrangement, you receive a buffet breakfast and traditional three course evening meal. Bedrooms are neatly furnished and comfortable, most have private balcony so you can enjoy the views.

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Hotel Tirolerhof

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The classic Hotel Tirolerhof can be found in a tranquil position with meadow, valley and hillside views. It’s right in the centre of Oberau, and next to a bus stop. The personal service of the Erharter family has attracted guests from all over Europe. Be sure to cool off in the indoor pool with counter-current system, fountain and massage jets, or unwind in the nebular showers, aroma cabin and sauna. Half board meals are served in the bright and spacious dining room. Bedrooms are comfortable and bright with pine furnishings.

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MAYRHOFEN

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Add on some time in Pertisau on Achensee and spend a few days at this striking lake.

Top tip The Ice Palace Cave Tour at the Hintertux Glacier is an incredible experience where you’ll be taken around different chambers inside the glacier and take a trip on an underground lake - wear something warm.

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Mayrhofen In Mayrhofen you’ll have 1,700 kilometres of walking trails, four of the most beautiful valleys in the alps & hassle-free transport. 2,000 metres up the Ahornbahn lift enjoy breakfast as the sun rises over the Ziller valley, trek with llamas in the nature park or take your pick of four viewing platforms - each provides a unique view of the forested slopes, craggy mountains and snowy peaks. The eagles stage is a must - the keeper will show you eagles, owls, buzzards & falcons. See the area from a different perspective whilst enjoying the mountain coaster, flying-fox, paragliding, zorbing on the reservoir & Hintertux glacier - you can still ski here during the summer.

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Best for Sightseeing

Best for Culture

The Ziller Valley has loads of walking trails for all levels, through high alpine peaks. Try the Hainzenberg Panorama trail from the top of the Gerlossteinbahn walk along route 50 to the Steinerkogl mountain hut and down into Brandberg. You’ll get fantastic views and can stop at the mountain huts for refreshments.

Have a look up and down the scenic valley on the steam train with handy outdoor carriages. Explore the area while doing some of the many outdoor activities the Zillertal is famous for including river rafting, paragliding and cycling.

Learn about Tyrol’s mining history at Hainzenberg gold mine. You’ll descend the shaft and hear about the struggles of past miners. Visit Strasser Häusl farmhouse - enjoy coffee and cake in the cosy living room whilst learning about the life of 18th century farmers.

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R Lake Achensee & Rattenberg More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Zillertal Activcard Available in resort, approx. €94 for six days, the card includes: R One ascent and descent every day with one of ten operating mountain lifts R Free entry to six open-air pools (one visit per day) R Free use of local buses and trains (not steam trains)

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Hotel Elisabeth

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Hotel Elisabeth is an adult only premium hotel that combines traditional features with a state of the art modern design. Enjoy bliss and tranquil relaxation in a prime location just 600 metres to the Penkenbahn lift. Graceful architectural finesse characterises the wellness area. Explore the several saunas and steam baths, adventure showers, basalt pool, whirlpool, indoor pool with fireplace, yoga room, large treatment area with floating loungers and gym with Technogym equipment. Outside in the fresh mountain air, find the sun terrace with pond and lounging areas. Plus extensive romantic gardens with old apples trees and a cottage garden design. On half board arrangement, expect a vitality buffet breakfast with a strong regional influence. The show kitchen prepares your five course gourmet evening meal. Regional and international dishes are showcased here, with the use of the finest local ingredients. The hotel takes pride in its in-depth wine knowledge and well-stocked wine cellar and shop. Choose from Austrian twins and singles. Rooms are romantically styled with immaculate modern furnishings and rich décor.

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Alpenhotel Kramerwirt

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MAYRHOFEN

Hotel Kramerwirt started life as a grocery back in 1674. It has had an incredible journey over the years into a village inn and eventually the cherished Alpine hotel you will find today. Run by the Kröll family their principles are attentive hospitality, exceptional comfort and home-style cooking. The outdoor terrace with live music is a much-loved area where you can enjoy your relaxing mountain surroundings and a refreshing drink. The dining area is decorated in a traditional pine style with hearty food to match. On your half board arrangement, enjoy a varied buffet breakfast with freshly baked bread, homemade sausage specialties from the hotel butcher, freshly cooked eggs and a cheese and jam spread. The evening is a four course meal with varying international themes. Nicely rounded off each night with a dessert buffet featuring sweet surprises. Unwind in the whirlpool with panoramic views and the ambient sauna and steam room. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping up to four, and singles. All bedrooms are comfortable, with homely pine furnishings and modern bathrooms.

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Hotel Neuhaus

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The authentic Hotel Neuhaus has been the pride of Mayrhofen since 1649, you can discover traces of history here and homely traditions. Set at the bottom of the high street it comprises two inter-connecting buildings, the St Joseph and the Neuhaus wing. The hotel is overlooked by the Ziller Mountains, and you can enjoy extended valley views from the romantic gardens. Relax on the cuddly benches at the lily pond, the large sunbathing lawn next to the heated outdoor pool or the ambient indoor pool and spa area. The facilities here cater for all ages. Children will enjoy the outdoor playground, in-house bowling alley, table tennis and billiard table. While adults can unwind in the natural themed spa with rock style showers, sizeable whirlpool, sauna, steam room and small fitness room. During the day enjoy a drink in the movie bar. The kitchen uses majority local produce. Justifiably proud of their wine collection, why not enjoy a glass in the cosy wine bar - or buy a bottle to take home. Bedrooms are attractively furnished with bright colours and high levels of comfort.

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Hotel Strass

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Hotel Strass & Sporthotel Strass

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MAYRHOFEN

The interconnected Sporthotel & Hotel Strass are two of the most popular hotels in Mayrhofen. Benefitting from an unbeatable location next to the main Penkenbahn lift in the heart of Mayrhofens bustling centre. The shared facilities include three indoor pools, a multi-floor spa centre, sizeable games room with pool and table tennis tables, children’s playroom, outdoor tennis courts and crazy golf. Choose from a selection of lively in-house bars including a popular sports pub & lounge with front of house terrace and the adjacent Arena nightclub. The 2,000 square metres spa area features multiple types of sauna, an infrared cabin, steam room, inhalation grotto, multiple whirlpools, Kneipp pool, brine bath and various beauty and massage treatments. Work up an appetite in the fully-kitted out Technogym overlooking the town. On your half board, enjoy a plentiful buffet breakfast and four course evening meal. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping up to three, and singles. All bedrooms are bright and spacious with homely pine furnishings.

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Hotel Garni Strass

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The Garni Strass provides comfortable and spacious accommodation and connects via a walkway to Hotel Strass & Sporthotel Strass. Here guests can enjoy free use of the Strass complex facilities as detailed above. Meals are taken in Hotel Strass & Sporthotel Strass, on your half board arrangement you receive a plentiful buffet breakfast and four course evening meal. Choose from spacious and comfortable Austrian twins and Junior Suites sleeping up to four. Many of the bedrooms have balconies for taking in the bustling town of Mayrhofen and the glorious mountain scenery.

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Hotel Berghof

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MAYRHOFEN

Centrally located, the traditional Hotel Berghof is decorated in an Austrian lodge style and surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Zillertal Alps. The lovely garden features a quaint ‘musical’ terrace where guests can enjoy an evening meal. In the scenic gardens take a dip in the pool or relax on the loungers and marvel the stunning valley and mountain views. The hotel boasts tennis and squash courts, and a spa area with large saunas, steam room, steam bath and fitness room. Children will be at home in the large playroom or outdoor playground. Your half board arrangement consists of a varied and extensive buffet breakfast. Plus an enjoyable four course evening meal delivered with a personal level of service in the homely restaurant. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping two-three, and singles. Rooms are bright and spacious with neat furnishings.

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Hotel Strolz

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Set 300 metres aback from the centre of Mayrhofen next to a forest, Hotel Strolz occupies a tranquil position with panoramic views of mountain terrain. Guests enjoy soaking up the sun in the hotels charming gardens. Facilities include a large indoor pool that leads out into the spacious gardens, a Finnish sauna, steam bath and mini golf. On half board arrangement, enjoy a varied buffet breakfast including fresh pastries, dairy and crunchy cereals. Be sure to try the wholemeal bread which is freshly ground in the hotel mill. In the evening you’re treated to 4 course home-style cuisine, inspired by traditional Zillertal delicacies and international classics. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping two-three, and singles. Bedrooms are bright, comfortable and immaculately furnished. Some rooms are located in the Villa Strolz, 60 metres from the main hotel.

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St. Gilgen is a relaxing lakeside resort and makes a great choice for a multicentre holiday.

SAALBACH & HINTERGLEMM

Top tip Children can enjoy the wildlife-trail, orienteering, woodland magic trails, motorskills balance paths, archery, mountain playgrounds and Käpt’n Hooks adventure pool with slides.

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Saalbach Hinterglemm Saalbach &&Hinterglemm The pretty sister villages of Saalbach & Hinterglemm have plenty for all ages. With 400 kilometres of marked hiking trails - you’re never far from a cable car taking you to the rugged peaks. Set off through the scenic valley following forested paths along the river. You’ll have your pick of the quaint cafés or rustic huts. You’ll have so much fun in the outdoors - enjoy the high rope park, flying fox, climbing tower, mini-golf, paragliding, slacklining, tobogganing, go-karting, rafting, canoeing and canyoning. Or practice your swing at the golf course or some tennis in the sun.

Best for Sightseeing

Best for Cycling

Best for Wellness

Be sure to visit the Golden Gate bridge of the alps at the end of the valley - the highest tree top walk in Austria. You can reach this on an open air bus that takes you through the valley.

Saalbach & Hinterglemm are a mountain bikers dream. You’ll have 400 kilometres of bike trails which are ideal for downhill for both mountain bikes and also e-bikes. Make your way to the top of the trails by bike or cable car. You’ll never tire off the scenic descents.

Hotel’s in Saalbach & Hinterglemm take pride in their wellness facilities you’ll look forward to your relaxation time each day. Children may prefer cooling off in the water playground - they’ll use water pumps and buckets to guide the water to the wheel and then back into the stream.

Excursions R Salzburg R Grossglockner (available locally) More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Joker Resort Card Free to all guests from approx. 12 June 21, the card includes: R Free use of all operating lifts in Saalbach/Hinterglemm R Free use of walkers’ buses, plus selected regional buses and trains R Free guided walks programme R Free use of Käpt’n Hooks adventure pool R Discounted rates at many local attractions

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Hotel Saalbacher Hof

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The Hotel Saalbacher Hof sits in an elevated position above charming Saalbach surrounded by radiant scenery and 200 metres from the nearest lift. Upon arrival you will notice the quirky bright exterior, elevated sun gardens and bustling front of house terrace. Inside you can explore a blend of contemporary and traditional features; each area has its own classy theme. From the extensive bar, to the natural themed indoor pool and sauna complex, to the tranquil rooftop gardens with outdoor pool and activities galore. Discovering this hotel is an adventure in itself, each year the hotel invites a new artist to complete a project and these are dotted throughout. With doorstep hiking opportunities and nearby summer activities feel free to work up an appetite knowing Hotel Saalbacher Hof’s delicious catering awaits. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and five course evening meal on half board, served in the natural element themed restaurant overlooking the town. Choose from singles, Austrian twins, and larger Junior Suites sleeping up to four. Each room is furnished in a unique modern or country style. Expect a home from home experience in this charismatic hotel with loveable staff.

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Gardenhotel Theresia

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(Hinterglemm)

SAALBACH & HINTERGLEMM

Owned by the fifth generation of the Brettermeier family, each wing of Gardenhotel Theresia is named after the great grandmother and grandfather who were farmers in Saalbach. This stylish hotel sits in immaculate gardens with unspoilt mountain views. It has an excellent reputation for majority organic produce and boasts two Gault Millau awards for its food and three stylish restaurants. In the tranquil gardens, you will find a natural swimming pool and pond with running fountains; a large pool and whirlpool, table tennis table, trampoline and kids sized sports court. The gardens lead directly into the immaculate indoor pool and winding stone stairs will take you down to the relaxing stone spa area, which includes a cold bath, whirlpool, sauna, solarium and beauty room. The hotel also features a kids’ play area, and teenagers’ room with indoor table tennis table, pool table, table football and air hockey. In addition to a fitness centre with large windows perfect for enjoying the mountain views. Comfortable bedrooms are furnished in a bright pine style.

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Hotel Glemmtalerhof

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Hotel Glemmtalerhof sits proudly in the centre of Hinterglemm along a bustling and charming promenade. The streets are lined with quintessential Austrian establishments including bakeries, cafés and bars. The exterior Tyrolean design stands out amongst the surrounding mountain scenery and the interior is comfortably furnished. The hotels showpiece is the front of house area featuring a charming reception, bar, café and sun terrace - perfect for watching the world go by. Facilities include an extensive spa area with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre. The beautiful mountain ranges can be enjoyed from the pool, panorama sun terrace, large sauna and tranquillity room. On half board arrangement, you are spoilt for choice. There is an extensive breakfast with live cooking station and an opportunity to grab items for a packed lunch. In the evenings enjoy a luxurious three course meal. Frau Schnell and her team are proud to be a Best Alpine Wanderhotel and are renowned for popular guided walks. Choose from singles, Austrian twins and Junior Suites sleeping up to four. All bedrooms are rustic and modern.

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KITZBÜHEL

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Kitzbühel is one of Austria’s most vibrant and colourful Alpine resorts, so add on some days in Zell am Seeone of the most beautiful lake resorts in the country.

Top tip You can visit the Hahnenkamm Streif - the Ski World Cup’s most famous downhill run. In summer it becomes a 3.8 kilometres hiking route. You’ll have glorious views over the forested valley and you can see the jump known as one of the hardest in ski racing.

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Kitzbühel Explore Kitzbühel’s cobbled streets, painted buildings and medieval walls. The centre is ideal for lazy afternoons in a coffee shop or boutique shopping. You’ll have many gentle hikes take a picnic on a stream or lake walk or tackle a 2,000 metres long ridge or the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. Glide on an e-bike past forests, valleys & bathing lakes. You’ll spot mountain huts where you can buy local cheese, bacon and schnapps. If you’re sporty - you won’t want to miss a chance to practice your golf swing on one of the championship courses, some tennis on clay courts, climbing, bouldering, water sports or just relaxing by Lake Schwarzsee.

Best for Walking

Best for Sightseeing

Best for Cycling

Hike the vast Sintersbacher Waterfall. It’s challenging - but worth it for the views over the forested valley and mountains. The loop around the Schwarzsee Lake is a nice easy stroll, and with around 800 kilometres of trails around Kitzbühel - you’ll have tons of suitable options.

Kitzbühel has a fantastic location for getting out and about and exploring. Join us on our excursions to some of the top sights, and use the local trains to easily visit Zell am See and Innsbruck.

Kitzbühel has over 1,000 kilometres of marked bike trails from flat and scenic routes towards Westendorf to downhill tracks down the Hahnenkamm, Fleckalmbahn and the Gaisberg. There’s a huge variety of e-bike routes too, so you can let the machine do the work - while you enjoy the ride.

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Excursions R Grossglockner R Berchtesgaden R Salzburg R Herrenchiemsee More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Flex Walking Ticket ‘Plus’ Available to prebook from £81 for five days use in seven, the card includes: R Unlimited us of the operating summer mountain lifts R Daily guided walking programme R Use of the local bus network R Discounts on various attractions in the area including the Aquarena spa centre, Schwarzsee bathing area, Aurach Wildpark, Jochberg copper mine and much more

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Hotel Kaiserhof

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Hotel Kaiserhof benefits from an ideal Kitzbühel location directly opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola and just a five-minute stroll to the historic old town. Guests love the traditional country house style and spacious lounging areas. Facilities include an indoor pool, steam room, sauna and fitness room. Enjoy magnificent mountain views from the outdoor sun terrace and charming gardens. On your half board arrangement, the indulgent breakfast buffet serves a variety of pleasures. In the evening enjoy options from the outstanding four course gourmet menu. The chef is a master at translating traditional Austrian cuisine into contemporary form. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping two-three, or single rooms. All bedrooms are furnished in a bright pine style and feature private balconies that are ideal for taking in the glorious mountain ranges.

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Hotel Edelweiss

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Hotel Edelweiss is one of Kitzbühel’s most popular hotels, and for all the right reasons. It has a perfect quiet location on the edge of the town centre, so you’ll only be a five minute stroll away to all the shops and cafe’s. If you’re a keen walker, you’ll be pleased to know that the Hahnenkamm Gondola is only a few minutes walk away as well, so you’ll be up on the mountains in no time. Klaus and Veronika are the perfect hosts and will look after you for your whole stay. They take great pride in their hotel and will gladly share their local knowledge, top hiking trail tips and more to make sure you’re having the best time possible. The fantastic reviews you’ll be able to find really speak volume here, so you won’t be surprised the Edelweiss is consistently voted one of the most popular hotels in Kitzbühel. The hotel has a well-loved, friendly and traditional atmosphere that Austrian hotels are renowned for. There’s a lovely bar and restaurant where you’ll enjoy your evening meals six nights a week with great service. On Thursdays the restaurant and bar is closed, giving you a great opportunity to check out the local cuisine and grab a meal in town. In the mornings you’ll find a nice breakfast buffet spread where its encouraged to help yourself to a little extra to pack away for lunchtime.

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Aktivhotel Schweizerhof

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KITZBÜHEL

The classy Hotel Schweizerhof sits in an elevated position overlooking Kitzbühel, directly opposite the Hahnenkamm gondola and a short stroll away from the quaint town centre. Your magnificent mountain surroundings can be enjoyed from the stylish front of house sun terrace and restaurant with floor to ceiling windows. The modern wellness area features three different saunas, a spacious relaxation room, indoor pool with integrated whirlpool, spa treatment room and fitness room. The hotel has a slick and stylish design throughout including in the restaurant, comfortable lobby and the inviting bar. Head chef Johann Egger completed an exam in 2013 to become a certified ‘Global Master Chef’. On half board arrangement, enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning and a three course evening meal with choice of main course. Be sure to explore the extensive wine list. Choose from singles, Austrian twins and Suites up to four. Comfortable bedrooms are immaculately furnished with pine décor throughout.

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Hotel Schwarzer Adler

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Built by the knights of St. John in 1570 the hotel originated as a stopover for travellers and merchants. It has evolved over the years into the stylish boutique hotel you will find today. Hospitality is a family heritage here and this impressive hotel is a testament to five generations of work. Set slightly aback from the pedestrianised centre you will find the medieval appearance of Schwarzer Adler. Inside is a modern reception, bar and lounge with rich and sophisticated décor, while the restaurant is decorated in an authentic pine style. The state of the art spa facilities set over three floors includes an indoor pool, four types of sauna, infrared cabins, steam bath, relaxation room and fitness centre. The heated rooftop outdoor pool is one of the longest in the Alps, providing cinematic views of the Hahnenkamm, Kitzbüheler Horn and Wilder Kaiser Mountains. On your half board arrangement, enjoy a gourmet buffet breakfast and exquisite four course evening meal. The kitchen uses largely regional produce and boasts a Gault Millau award, and was recently praised in the Michellin guide. Choose from Austrian twins, sleeping two-three, and singles. All rooms have luxurious modern furnishings and high standards of comfort.

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Hotel Schloss Lebenburg

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KITZBÜHEL

Hotel Schloss Lebenberg is a shining example that older hotels can be fashionable. This once aristocratic castle retains a historical charm, with 21st century furnishings and style. It looks like a present day recreation of 17th century Austrian architecture. It is hard to believe it has been the pride of Kitzbühel for nearly 300 years. You will notice the magisterial position of the hotel overlooking the scenic peaks, valleys and lakes. Prepare for a day or morning of adventure with an extensive buffet breakfast. During the day discover the many welcoming establishments serving hearty food. Rest assured those at the Schloss Lebenburg will be eagerly awaiting your return, keen to spoil you with four courses in their homely restaurant as part of your half board arrangement. The extensive spa facilities include a stylish sauna, steam room and panoramic rooftop pool enclosure providing stunning views of Kitzbühel. The cocktail bar with live music, traditional lounge and classy restaurant all add to the ambience of this charming retreat. Choose from comfortably furnished Austrian twins sleeping up to four (some available for sole occupancy). Many have lovely views over the forest or mountains.

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Hotel Tiefenbrunner

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Hotel Tiefenbrunner has been run by the Brunner family since 1810 and these historic roots give the hotel a warm feel and character. The prettily painted exterior stands out in the centre of Kitzbühel’s old town. This summer gem blends medieval architecture and modern fittings in tranquil water gardens. You are located 700 metres from the nearest lift. You enter directly from Kitzbühel’s busy cobbled streets passing the ambient front of house café. The hotel remains a much loved choice for Inghams guests due to the warm welcome from Maria Brunner and the delicious and authentic buffet breakfast and four course evening meal served on half board arrangement. The impressive wellness facilities include an indoor pool, sauna and small fitness room. Choose from single rooms, Austrian twins and Suites sleeping two-four. All rooms are neatly furnished with traditional Tyrolean features.

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Hotel Kitzhof

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Hotel Kitzhof has some pretty stunning views over Kitzbühel. No better enjoyed from the Kitz Lounge or terrace in the summer with a refreshing drink. The beautiful gardens have a lovely little pond and waterfall and lots of little places to pull up a lounger and soak in the sun. The location here is perfect if you want to get out and about. The city park is on your doorstep, the centre is only a five-minute walk away, and the mountain lifts are about a ten-minute walk.

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When you get back we recommended checking out the 700 square metres spa and wellness area where you can take a dip in the large indoor pool or relax in the sauna and steam rooms. Other highlights of the stylish and grandly designed Kitzhof include a bar and lounge, walk-in wine cellar and traditional and elegantly designed dining areas where you’ll have your meals. A daily breakfast buffet is included as standard and four course evening meals are offered to those who choose to prebook the half board option. The rooms in this hotel are bright and stylishly decorated with lots of wood and traditional influences. Most have a balcony and can sleep up to three adults.

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Q! Hotel Maria Theresia

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This popular hotel is ideally located if you’re seeking an active holiday. It’s only a short stroll from the village centre and four-minutes’ walk from the Hahnenkamm gondola opening up the area for hiking and mountain biking. The many bars, restaurants and shops are all basically on your doorstep too. Inside, the hotel has a stylish and traditional atmosphere with a chilled out lounge and a feel-good spa with two different saunas, two steam baths and a relaxation area with mood lighting. A selection of beauty and massage treatments are available at an additional cost. There’s also a small terrace out the front which is a nice place to pull up a chair and watch the world go by - we’ve heard the sundaes are good, so why not treat yourself.

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There are plenty of options for a multi-centre holiday. St. Wolfgang is a great lakeside spot. Vienna and Salzburg are well worth spending a few days exploring.

ST. JOHANN

Top tip Have a local beer at the Huber Bräu brewery on the terrace of the 27 metres high tower and get the most amazing views of the Kitzbüheler Horn, Wilder Kaiser Mountains and down the valley.

Austria

Excursions

St. Johann

R Grossglockner

St. Johann is a market town in centre the Tirol, with a lot of opportunities for exploring locally and further afield. Authentic tradition and culture are here, with plenty going on in the village. The cafés in the square under the church make a great spot to people watch and relax with a coffee or local beer. The walking and cycling opportunities are huge with 100s of kilometres of paths - take the Harschbichl gondola to get you up to the top quickly and find your way down.

R Herrenchiemsee

R Berchtesgaden R Salzburg

Best for Culture

Best for Sightseeing

Best for Food & drink

St. Johann has a lot going on in the main square. Traditional brass concerts and farmers’ markets happen frequently. The main summer festival ‘Jaggasn’ attracts big numbers of visitors, and in midSeptember the iconic Dumpling Festival takes place. 26,000 are served over the day, with 8 bands providing the entertainment - 2021 will be the 40th anniversary.

Located in the middle of the Tirol region, St. Johann is well positioned for getting out and about locally. Having its own train station, makes it easy to explore the wider area and into Germany too - Munich is within easy reach for the day. The excursions available go to some top historic and cultural sights too.

St. Johann has a whole bunch of pavement cafés lining the main street into the town square offering local food, drink and sweet selections. Café Rainer has an amazing cake selection, the Huber Bräu brewery serves big portions of classic Austrian food with a view.

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Sporthotel Austria

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This hotel is set in a quiet position slightly aback from the main village. It has lovely gardens with plenty of space and perfect spots for sunbathing. Facilities here include an indoor pool, steam room and sauna, cosy bar, dining room and lounge. Inghams guests appreciate the warm service and traditional food served with the use of trusted regional suppliers.

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ZELL AM SEE

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Compare two stunning lakes in two countries and add on some days in Lake Bled in Slovenia.

Top tip Don’t miss the magical water, light and laser show on the lake. There is a different theme of music for each show.

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Zell am See In Zell am See you’ll have the traffic-free medieval town, Hohe Tauern National Park & cinematic glaciers to explore. Shop fashion, souvenirs or sports in the town square or enjoy a lazy afternoon in a pavement café. In the national park you can picture Austria’s oldest mountain huts & rare species including bearded vultures, salamanders, ibex - plus glacier buttercups and willow plants. You’ll have hiking options - stroll around the four kilometres long lake, twist and turn your way down the mountain & forest or complete a high ridge walk with views of Austria’s tallest mountain - the Grossglockner at 3,798 metres in height.

Best for Exploring

Best for Water based

Best for Cycling

2,000 metres up the Schmittenhöhe lift complete the leisurely high promenade walk – you’ll have telescopes named after one of the 30 mountain summits you could be looking at. At Areit Alm - try alpine delicacies and Austrian desserts. From the terrace you can’t get enough of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, Lake Zell and Salzach Valley views.

Pack your swim suit – you can wakeboard, water-ski, doughnut, paddle board, kayak & pedalo on Lake Zell. Relax at a lakeside lido, fish, go canyoning and take a day or evening boat ride. In Krimml follow the trail around the layered 380 metre waterfall - feel the mist on all seven viewing platforms.

You can cycle parts of the Tauern Cycle route which begins in Krimml and ends in Salzburg, and follows Austria’s largest rivers - the Salzach & Saalach. See the world’s largest ice cave, Hohenwerfen Castle & Hohe Tauern National Park. Explore on an e-bike or stay local and take a gentle ride past valley villages.

Excursions R Salzburg R Grossglockner (available locally) More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Zell am See - Kaprun Resort Card Free to all guests staying at Hotels Berner, Romantik & Fischerwirt, the card includes: R Free use of all operating lifts in Zell am See R Free use of the Kaprun* lifts to the Alpincentre R Free weekly ferry ride on Lake Zell R Free entrance to lakeside lidos and pools

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Romantikhotel

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This lovely historic hotel is set on the edge of Zell’s medieval pedestrianised centre, close to the lake, and is full of charm and attractive traditional features. It has a warm and welcoming feel provided by the Hörl family. The main bar & lounge areas open out onto a spacious lawn with loungers, a dining area and beautifully maintained gardens. The charming front of house terrace sits directly on Zell am See’s picturesque streets. The wellness facilities comprise a stylish sauna, steam room and whirlpool. You can swim out into the private gardens via the interconnecting indoor and outdoor pool.The dining room has a traditional Austrian feel and here you will enjoy your hearty half board arrangement. Including buffet breakfast and three course evening meal. Choose from twin rooms, sleeping two-three, and singles. All bedrooms are bright, spacious and comfortable.

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Hotel Fischerwirt

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ZELL AM SEE

The All Inclusive Hotel Fischerwirt is nestled in a prominent position on the banks of Lake Zell. The wood panelled bright exterior stands out from the bustling Zell am See streets. Staff here value attentive service and your guest experience. Visit the authentic Austrian bar, dining hall or sauna & relaxation area with connecting sun balcony. The hotels showpiece is a rooftop panorama terrace with alluring town and valley views in one direction and aerial views of Lake Zell in the other. Enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast and four course evening meal on all-inclusive arrangement. This will set you up perfectly for a day of activities on Lake Zell, exploring the cultural town or making your way to the best mountain vantage points. Choose from Austrian twins sleeping two-three. Rooms are spacious and neatly furnished.

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Hotel Salzburgerhof

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Hotel Salzburgerhof will give you a taste for the extravagant. From the extensive landscaped grounds to the award winning kitchen, everything about this hotel is first class. Set five minutes aback from the Zell Lake and centre you are in a prime position. Indulge at the 3,500 square metres spa area with rooftop sauna, idyllic natural bathing pool, outdoor pool and whirlpool, luxurious brine dome and grotto, 20 metres indoor sports pool, an additional indoor pool and fitness centre. The Feng-Shui Gardens would not be out of place in a romantic movie scene - here you can enjoy the live evening pianist. On half board, enjoy an exquisite buffet breakfast and five course evening meal. The kitchen was awarded two toques from Gault Millau. Guests in the Salzburgerstube restaurant feel part of the Salzburgerhof family, sensing the flair, the courteous hospitality, and the clear attention to detail that has given this hotel its five-star status. The restaurant manager is a qualified sommelier who will introduce you to the hotels selection of 400 wines. All rooms are spacious and have lavish furnishings.

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Hotel Berner

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Run by the 3rd generation of the Berner family, staff make an effort to know each guest personally at Hotel Berner. The hotel sits in a quiet elevated position 350 metres from the centre. You can enjoy uninterrupted mountain views from the private gardens, outdoor terrace or outdoor pool with sun loungers. Unwind in the large relaxation room, sauna or steam room. The restaurant is quirky and homely and you can enjoy a selection of drinks at the front of house bar. The catering is first class here and many Inghams guests return satisfied with the standard of cuisine. Your half board arrangement includes a buffet breakfast and four course evening meal. Choose from Austrian twins and Junior Suites sleeping up to four. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and have views of either the mountains or lake.

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Hotel Grüner Baum

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Hotel Grüner Baum started life as a butchery back in 1945. It has had an incredible journey over the years into a gastronomy house and eventually the hotel complex you will find today. In its pursuit of culinary quality, they have experimented with different regional produce, recipes and creative presentation. Culminating in the dishes served today, that infuse ideas from 113 Austrian regions. Your half board arrangement includes buffet breakfast and a four course evening meal. You are centrally located amongst the hustle and bustle of Zell am See and just five minutes to the nearest lift and lakefront promenade. The interior has homely pine furnishings and a loveable service, which makes for a luxurious summer getaway. Enjoy use of the ambient sauna. The stylish bar and comfortable dining area provide spacious spaces where you can unwind. The hotel enjoys a close working relationship with St. Valentin distillery in lower Austria and therefore boasts a selection of fine liqueurs, brandies and ciders, some of which have received coveted awards. Choose from Austrian twins and apartments, sleeping up to four, with balconies and mountain views and singles. Rooms are comfortable and furnished in an inviting pine style.

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ST. WOLFGANG

AUSTRIA

Add a city break to your holiday and stay in Salzburg or Vienna. Or go south of the border and explore one of the Slovenian resorts.

Top tip The Schafbergbahn is the steepest cog railway in Austria. Ascending 1,190 metres to the 1,783m summit from where you’ll get amazing 360° panoramic views of the region.

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St. Wolfgang The village of St. Wolfgang is on the shore of Lake Wolfgang and is a relaxed and friendly spot to spend your holiday. Wind your way through the cobbled streets and enjoy the décor and character of this historic and cultural village. Find a pavement or lakeside café to sit down with a drink, people watch and enjoy the great views across the lake. The Schafberg railway is a must do, as the views are fantastic, and the ferries that cruise the lake are the best way to explore the different places around the area.

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The area is rich in culture and folklore, St. Wolfgang is an old pilgrimage site based on a legend of Wolfgang throwing his axe and building the church, and the village, where it was found. Music has a strong influence, with different concerts held during the week.

There are tons of great photo opportunities here. Top ones are the frescos in the ancient church, the views from the Schafberg mountain and looking across the lake from one of the bars to the lion’s head mountain.

There’s a range of cycling routes that start in and around St. Wolfgang. Choose an easy route around the lake, or jump on one of the lake ferries to St. Gilgen or Strobl and start from there. If you want the enjoyment without the effort, then upgrade to an e-bike.

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R Hallstatt UNESCO village R Salzburg R Lakes Tour (available locally) More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

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Strandhotel Margaretha

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An ideal choice for guests seeking pretty lakeside scenery, the Strandhotel Margaretha is owned by the attentive Vogler family and provides traditional comforts and a relaxing, informal atmosphere. A stroll beside the lake brings you directly to the village centre. Its modern and stylish terrace is a lovely spot to sit and look out over the lake. Set directly opposite is a private lido with sun loungers and free use of rowing boats. Other facilities include café with terrace and house bar, a la carte and resident’s restaurant where you’ll take your four course evening meals. Boutique style Austrian twin rooms sleep up to three guests and enjoy mountain views whilst larger rooms with balcony enjoy partial lake views.

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Hotel Weisses Rössl

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As the inspiration for the operetta of the same name, the iconic ‘White Horse Inn’ was originally established in 1474 and lies in the centre of St. Wolfgang’s pedestrianised zone and directly on the lakeside. Today it continues to offer first-class comforts, service and cuisine in this impressive building that oozes character and history. The facilities on offer are second to none - the extensive spa area and lakeside lido includes a unique floating hot tub and outdoor pool. Inside you’ll find another pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation areas. On half board arrangement you’ll enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast and delicious four course evening meals with views over the lake. The ‘Felsenkeller’ at Hotel Weisses Rössl boasts a premium selection of fine Austrian wines, and as Inghams guests we invite you to enjoy a glass. Many of the rooms at Hotel Weisses Rössl face the lake with beautiful views, each with classic design and individual charm. Austrian twins sleep up to three guests, single rooms are available to.

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Multi-centre holidays

ST. GILGEN

AUSTRIA

Make the most of the coffee and cake culture part of your holiday by adding on a few days in Vienna.

Top tip Make sure you take a trip up the nostalgic Zwölferhorn Mountain cable car. Walk the extra bit up to the summit to get the best views down the lake.

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St. Gilgen St. Gilgen is set on the western shore of lake Wolfgang and is known for its association with music, culture and history. The village is full of Baroque and Rococo character with colourful streets lined with cafés, shops and old frescoed houses that lead to the onion-domed church. Use the ferry network to get around the lake to the different villages. The best views are at the top of the Zwölferhorn mountain, and many of the best walks start from here too. There are a lot of cycle routes too, either local rides around the lake or through the countryside to Fuschl.

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Coffee and cake culture is one of Austria’s most famous pastimes, the difficulty comes with choosing from the huge selection of cakes and sweets treats in front of you. You can even have a go at making your own ‘Mozart Kugel’ chocolates at the Café Dallman.

There’s over 140 kilometres of marked walking trails in the area, suitable for different abilities. Start with a short walk to the Margerethen Height, which is one of the most beautiful viewpoints over the lake. If you’re feeling energetic, instead of taking the cable car - walk up the Zwölferhorn Mountain.

St. Gilgen has strong links to music and is known as Mozart’s Village. His mother was born here and his sister lived here for many years - the museum is well worth a look. Scenes from the ‘Sound of Music’ were filmed here too.

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Hotel Hollweger

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This stunning hotel is one of St Gilgen’s leading hotels and is set in its own extensive grounds overlooking the lake. Extremely popular with our guests, the Hollweger family have created a relaxed atmosphere amongst luxurious surroundings so guests are made to feel at home. A private footpath takes you down to the village centre in about five minutes, or ten minutes to the lakefront. The indoor pool and spa area is housed in the garden with views towards the lake, where a private lido provides a beachside sauna, sun loungers and boats to hire. There are spectacular views from the sun terrace, lawned gardens and dining room where you can enjoy breakfast looking out towards the lake. Five course evening meals are also included on your half board arrangement which proves popular with our guests. Guest rooms are located in the traditional and elegant main building, or in the interconnected annexe where rooms are spacious and bright with a modern ambience. Single rooms, Austrian twins and Junior Suites sleeping up to three guests are available.

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Hotel Zur Post

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The oldest hotel in St. Gilgen dating back to the 15th century, the Hotel Zur Post is located in a prime spot in the pretty village centre overlooking Mozart Square. Having recently celebrated its 600th birthday, this hotel is lovingly run and full of Austrian charm and character. Above the entrance a 12 metre fresco from 1618 adorns the house wall, telling a hunting story from that time. Despite its history, careful renovations have been undertaken over the years to preserve the buildings character whilst offering modern comforts. Guests can dine outside in the evening on Mozart Square terrace - four course evening meals and a buffet breakfast are included on your half board arrangement. The terrace and café are lovely to enjoy a drink amidst shady vines. Other facilities include a leisure area with a sauna and relaxation room overlooking the lake. Austrian twin rooms offer modern living comforts and a nice blend of authentic and traditional designs. Most rooms have balconies and larger rooms can sleep up to four.

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FUSCHL AM SEE

AUSTRIA

Salzburg is pretty much on your doorstep, so spend a few days here to explore the fascinating history, culture and music this city is famous for.

Top tip Walking the Fuschlsee Rundweg loop around the lake is the best way to see the surrounding area. The ‘Waldandacht’ on the north shore is a great spot to stop and relax plus you’ll get a superb view across the lake.

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Fuschl am See Fuschl is a peaceful lakeside village where you’ll find cafés, walks and the motor boat free lake to explore. The crystal clear water is great for relaxing by, swimming in or enjoying some laidback watersports. There are many varied walking trails around the village which are a great way to see the area on foot with some impressive viewpoints. In the evening enjoy an al fresco dinner whilst watching the spectacular sunsets over the lake - which Fuschl is known for.

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A lot of the best walking routes in the area start in Fuschl. A walk around the lake shore takes you along marked trails through peaceful woodland past the castle - Schloss Fuschl. Get there for lunch and enjoy the house speciality - smoked trout at the castle fishery.

There are a lot of historical and cultural sights around the area. Closely Salzburg is a definite must for at least a day-trip. The other close by lakes Mondsee and Wolfgangsee are well worth a visit too.

The crystal-clear turquoise water in the Fuschlsee is perfect for swimming - and is also very warm during the summer months. The ‘Fuschlerin’ is a traditional flat-bottomed barge which glides silently across the lake - perfect for sitting back and watching the world go by.

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R Hallstatt UNESCO village R Lakes Tour (available locally) More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Salzkammergut Summer Card Free to all guests and gives you discounted rates on many attractions, mountain lifts, bathing areas and pools, sports and activities throughout the region.

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Hotel Seerose

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The popular Hotel Seerose enjoys an unbeatable setting on the edge of the lake with a lovely lake-side terrace which is famous for its sunsets and panoramic views. You’re also just a few minutes’ flat walk to the village centre. On a half board arrangement, the buffet breakfast is plentiful and guests often can choose to eat their four course evening meals overlooking the lake or from the dining room with panoramic windows. The public areas are light and airy, and the welcoming Schocher family create a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The indoor pool seems to merge seamlessly into the lake thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling windows that light the area. A sauna, steam room and infrared cabin complete the leisure area and offer pure relaxation. Exclusive to guests of the Hotel Seerose, you’ll find a peaceful lakeside lido where you can relax on sunbeds by one of the cleanest lakes in Austria. The Fuschl lido is also adjacent which you’ll have complimentary use of. Comfortably furnished single and Austrian twin rooms sleeping up to three are on offer, all with balcony and some with idyllic lake views.

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Typical ‘Fuschlsee’ room with lake view

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FILZMOOS

AUSTRIA

Ruhpolding is a small German village set in some amazing mountain scenery and would be a great option for a multi-country holiday.

Top tip Take a gentle walk through the valley to Kirchgasshof-Eisstadl - a mother & daughter run a dairy farm serving impressive ice cream & cheese boards.

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Filzmoos Rural Filzmoos is ideal for nature lovers - you’ll have acres of pine forests, lush pastures & flower-filled valleys to explore. The quaint village is tucked away at the base of the jagged Bischofsmütze and Dachstein Mountains. Take a horse & cart ride into the mountains breathe the fresh forest air and spot cows, goats, sheep and donkeys. Walk around the crystal clear lake before a pit stop at the traditional Unterhofalm - enjoy a cold drink, tender meats and Filzmoos’ best apple strudel. From the gardens you’ll have timeless views of the nearby peaks and over the valley.

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With 200 kilometres of marked hiking trails choose your difficulty, length or guided walk. At the 3,000 metre Dachstein Glacier you’ll feel on top of the world at the viewing platform, sky high suspension bridge & ice palace. You can enjoy a sunrise buffet breakfast or sunset fondue with live music.

Many of the family-run hotels are working farms - children can pet the animals or enjoy a pony ride. The nearby valley & woodland trails pass hunting huts and the Almsee Lake for cinematic views of the forested mountains. In the medieval town of Radstadt visit the museums, open-air cinema, distillery & fruit markets.

Depending on your altitude or how active you’ve been pop into a mountain hut for a warm or cold drink & Kaiserschmarrn - shredded pancake topped with sugar & apple or plum sauce. Hubertus restaurant in Filzmoos centre is ideal if you fancy gourmet food.

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Salzburg

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Salzburger Sportwelt Resort Card Free to all guests and gives you discounted rates on many attractions, mountain lifts, bathing areas and pools, sports and activities throughout the region.

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Hotel Alpenkrone

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FILZMOOS

Hotel Alpenkrone has a blend of quirky traditional and modern elements set in an elevated position overlooking the Filzmoos countryside and accessible by a ten to 15-minute uphill walk. Here you can enjoy extended views towards the Bischofmütze Mountain, local town and valley.

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Hotel Unterhof

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A large fountain and idyllic gardens lead you to the Unterhof. Step inside and much of this hotels 15th century roots can be felt. The restaurant and bar have a historic tavern like feel and dimly lit ambience. In the charming gardens you will find a pool with loungers and enticing views towards the Bischofmütze Mountain. The indoor pool has a natural theme and a large window providing stunning views of the valley in the opposite direction.

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Hotel Hanneshof

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Opposite a pretty village square, the Hanneshof stands out in the centre of Filzmoos thanks to its pretty façade and front of house café. Head inside and you’ll feel comfortable and right at home. There’s a lovely terrace to catch some sun and an indoor pool to cool off. The Walker’s Wanderbus stops nearby which you’ll have free use of to explore the valley. The dining room has an authentic Austrian vibe and it’s where you’ll have your half board evening meals. Look out for the occasional weekly farmer’s buffet!

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Multi-centre holidays

SALZBURG

AUSTRIA

Spend three or four nights in the city before heading to a classic lake or mountain resort. Zell am See or Kitzbühel are popular choices and perfect combinations.

Top tip Each summer the streets of Salzburg come alive with the sounds of Mozart at the Salzburg Festival. Featuring opera, concerts and drama, the festival enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the most outstanding classical music events today. It takes place in various venues throughout the city, from about late July to the end of August.

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Salzburg Magnificently set below a medieval fortress, Salzburg is one of Europe’s loveliest cities and the birthplace of Mozart. On the banks of the river Salzach and surrounded by mountains, Salzburg’s picturesque and historic old city is a recognised World Heritage site. On the left bank of the river between the Mönchsberg and Festungsberg lie a maze of narrow cobbled streets, arcaded courtyards and grand tall houses contrasting beautifully with the Cathedral and Residenz Palace from the Baroque, Rococo and Neo-Classical periods. Art galleries, gardens and museums are also plentiful.

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The beauty of Salzburg lies in its many different faces. Spend an afternoon exploring the beautiful Mirabell Palace and Gardens, before heading to the Hohensalzburg Fortress enthroned high above the rooftops of the Baroque historical district. Be sure to visit Mozart’s Birthplace, now one of the most visited museums in Austria.

Salzburg is rich in culture and tradition and ranks amongst the highest for its vibrant and active scene for music and the arts. It’s the perfect city for theatre lovers and offers so much more than just classical music. There’s something for everyone from the historic concert halls of the Festival District to new pieces and modern dance performances.

Salzburg is as picturesque as cities come and the ideal place for keen photographers or those who simply just like to document their travels. The Mirabell Gardens are delightfully quiet in the early morning and the Humboldt Terrace has fantastic panoramic views over the old town. Stroll around the city and snap away.

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Excursions R Mozart City Tour R Hallstatt R Lakes and Mountains Tour More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Salzburg 24hr Resort Card The great value ‘Salzburg Card’ is available locally* and offers: R Free admission to all of the city’s attractions (single entry) R Free use of public transport including Fortress funicular, Salzach ship service & the Untersberg cableway R Attractive discounts for cultural events R Reduced prices at a number of local attractions *Cost: 24hrs: from €28; 48 hrs: from €37; 72 hrs: from €43

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Combine with a city break in Salzburg, or add on a few nights to explore Vienna after exploring the mountains of Kitzbuhel or relaxing by the lake in Zell am See.

VIENNA

Top tip In the evening, sample local food and wine in traditional ‘Heurigen’ wine-taverns or enjoy amusements in the lively Prater area.

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Vienna Located on the banks of the River Danube, this romantic imperial city is alive with the music of Schubert and Mozart and is brimming with culture, art and majestic architecture. Enjoy the grandeur of Emperor Franz Josef’s ‘Ringstrasse’, the circular boulevard surrounding the Hofburg Palace, the State Opera House, Burgberg Theatre and numerous museums. Take a stroll through the narrow medieval lanes and cobblestone squares around St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which conjure up images from Vienna’s past, and follow the scent of coffee to one of Vienna’s famous cafés. There is so much to see and experience in this wonderful historic city that you will be spoilt for choice.

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Take a stroll through the historic city centre where numerous buildings of the former imperial residence can still be found. In modern-day Vienna, culture is also inseparably linked to classical music. The works of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven or Mahler are also performed in Vienna where cultural events are defined by classical music.

Vienna is well known for its coffee culture. Traditional cafés and Viennese coffee house are dotted around the city enticing visitors with a wide variety of coffee drinks and speciality pastries, cakes and pies. A trip to the city is not complete until you’ve tried some Viennese Bundt cake and Sachertorte - some of our favourites.

The majestic architecture defines the city. Grab a city walking map and tick off all the important sights in the old town. The Austrian capital is graced with impressive buildings, monuments and parks. Hop on hop off bus tours are a popular way to get around the city and see the highlights if you are a bit time limited.

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Vienna Resort Card Free to all guests and valid for 72 hours, this card includes: R Free use of all buses, underground and tram lines within the city R Discounted entry to many attractions including the Schönbrunn & Hofburg Palaces and the Belvedere Art Gallery

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ITALY

42 Resorts / 5 Cities

Italy

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Lakes 80 Lake Garda 81 Limone 84 Riva 87 Malcesine 91 Gardone Riviera 94 Sirmione 98 Peschiera 100 Desenzano 103 Garda 106 Bardolino 109 Lake Como 114 Lake Maggiore 118 Lake Iseo 120 Lake Ledro 122 Lake Levico

Mountains 124 Dolomites 125 Corvara & Colfosco 127 Ortisei 127 San Cassiano 128 Selva 131 Val di Fassa (Canazei) 132 Plan de Corones 133 Merano

Coast & Countryside 136 Liguria 144 Puglia 139 Sorrento 141 Amalfi 141 Ischia 142 Sicily

Cities 145 Venice 146 Verona 147 Milan 148 Rome 149 Florence

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ITALY

Explore the sights, soak up the culture and fill up on the best food & wine in Europe Italy’s a country full of passion and it’s the ideal place to follow yours. We love the scenic north where you can scale mountains or pick a lakeside spot to just sit back and enjoy the views. The cities are filled with art and culture and there’s plenty of coastline to explore too. You can get every experience on a holiday in Italy and we can help you plan it all.

Italy Highlights Food & drink - Italy is known for its food and every region has their own cuisine. Head to Puglia for authentic dishes and excellent wine. Sicily is known for its street food and the Neapolitan Riviera has the best pizza. Culture - The cities in Italy have an incredible amount of art and culture to discover. Florence is our favourite, we love wandering through the Uffizi and Accademia galleries. Walking - Walking in the north of Italy is a great experience, there’s challenging mountain trails and soaring peaks. You can also trek past olive groves in Puglia or along the coast in Amalfi.

Multi-centre Holidays Multi-centres are a great way to see more than one place on your holiday and it’s so easy to pair two or more resorts in Italy. The high-speed trains help with this and will whisk you between cities in comfort. You can get all over the country by plane, train or car so there’s no limits to a multi-centre holiday in Italy.

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LAKE GARDA

ITALY

It’s easy to combine Lake Garda with Como or Maggiore. The Dolomites are just a short drive away too and you can add a city break by staying in Venice or Verona.

Top tip Try to aim your trip around a fun event like the sailing regattas in the north or Bardolino’s wine festival.

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Lake Garda Lake Garda is packed with things to see and do. It’s Italy’s largest lake and has some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. Expect snow-capped mountains in the north and rolling countryside in the south. You can just as easily spend your days exploring walking and cycling trails as you can chilling next to the lake. The south has some of the most popular resorts and lots of opportunities to do wine tasting and city sightseeing. The north is more geared up for active holidays like walking, cycling and water sports. It’s easy to explore more than one resort on your holiday with regular ferries travelling between nearby towns. To make the most out of your time away, combine a stay in the south and the north on a multi-centre holiday.

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Best for Sightseeing

If you’re after gentle lakeside strolls then pick Garda or Bardolino as your base. The promenade stretches for miles so you can really get your steps up. The north has a range of routes for all abilities. Malcesine is a great choice as you can get on the cable car and walk around Mount Baldo.

If you’re serious about cycling, you’ll love Lake Garda. A lot of the promenades are traffic free so you can relax and enjoy the view. You can cycle round the whole lake in one day - set off early and plan your route in advance. For off-road thrills, head to the north. Riva has some of the best trails.

The southern edge of the lake isn’t far from Venice and Verona. Stay in Desenzano or Peschiera and you’ll be able to jump on a train and be in the city in no time. There’s plenty to explore around the lake too. Don’t miss the Heller botanical gardens in Gardone.

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See two lakes in one holiday by adding a few days in Lake Ledro. It’s the perfect combination for keen walkers.

LIMONE

Top tip Visit the free tourist museum to learn why the residents in Limone live longer thanks to their genes.

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Limone Limone is one of the best resorts for hiking. The steep streets throughout the town lead up to some fantastic viewpoints. There’s nothing better than taking an early morning walk and enjoying uninterrupted views over the lake. For the more serious hikers, there’s around 70 trails to choose from of varying lengths and difficulties. Grab your boots and set off early - don’t forget to take your camera! If walking isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of reasons to pick Limone as your base. The town is beautiful with colourful buildings and a lively promenade. During the summer the evenings come alive with live music concerts in the square.

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Best for Photography

There are so many trails in and around Limone - from flat routes along the lakeside to more challenging climbs that take you up into the mountains. Our favourite is the walk to Punta dei Larici. It takes you along the lake and when you get to the top, the views are incredible.

Limone is filled with traditional restaurants using the lemons that grow all around. Take a visit to Limonaia Del Castel to learn about the town’s history with this citrus fruit.

You’re definitely going to want to pack your camera for a holiday in Limone! We love the harbour shots but for the best panoramas, you need to head up the mountains. There’s plenty of restaurant and bar terraces that capture the views, so you can enjoy a drink as you snap away.

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Hotel All’Azzurro

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LIMONE

Hotel All’Azzurro is in the centre of Limone right in front of the lake and close to the ferry port. There are plenty of places here to enjoy the views. Our favourite is the restaurant - we never get tired of sitting on the panoramic terrace and watching as the boats dock. The pizzas are pretty good, too! The pool takes pride of place on the roof and the inside had a complete overhaul in 2020 and now has a modern style. Expect large spaces with contemporary furniture and comfy beds. If you can, upgrade to a room with a private balcony and lake views.

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Hotel Alexander

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Hotel Alexander is a pretty hotel in central Limone. It’s got low-rise buildings that are surrounded by plants and flowers, and open-air courtyards around the pool that are perfect for relaxing while reading a book. The pool is infinity style with views of the lake and a whirlpool. Head to the wellness area for a saltwater relaxation pool and tropical showers. Inside is a mix of modern and traditional style. Rooms are spacious with pool view terraces or balconies that face the lake. When you want to venture into Limone, you’ll be on the lakefront promenade in less than five minutes.

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Hotel Europa

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Lots of guests return to Hotel Europa year after year thanks to the friendly team and great location. The views from the hotel are fantastic - the lake goes on forever, with mountains all around. It’s in a great position around ten minutes from the centre of Limone - although there’s a steep hill to get back to the hotel, so it might not be suitable if you have walking difficulties. In the restaurant they use home grown vegetables and traditional ingredients like lemon infused olive oil. There’s a small pool next to the terrace too where you can lounge beneath the palm trees.

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Hotel Garda Bellevue

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LIMONE

Hotel Garda Bellevue is a traditional hotel with a friendly feel. It’s near the centre of Limone and close to the ferry port too, which makes it a great base if you’re planning to explore the lake. There’s plenty of loungers around the pool and a bar so you can grab some drinks and snacks, while you enjoy views across the lake. The rooms are simply furnished, but they all have a balcony and you can upgrade for lake views. Dinner’s included for everyone, so you can enjoy some traditional cuisine before heading into town or for a nightcap at the bar.

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Hotel Royal Village

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Hotel Royal Village offers excellent value - all your meals will be included here so enjoy a hearty breakfast before exploring Limone and pop back for lunch. Dinner even includes house wine, draft beer and soft drinks. In the evenings there’s often live music in the bar. The resort is within walking distance of Limone, but it’s on a hill so it might not be suitable if you have walking difficulties. There’s a large outdoor pool, a separate pool for children and an indoor pool with a whirlpool. The mini club has daily activities to keep the little ones busy too.

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Hotel Cristina

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Hotel Cristina has a very convenient location around 15-minutes’ walk from the centre of Limone. Part of the walk is quite steep so it may not be suitable if you have walking difficulties, but with the hotel’s scheduled shuttle service (payable locally), you can be in town in minutes. Our rooms are all on the higher floors of the hotel with fantastic panoramic views of Lake Garda from the large balconies. Breakfast and dinner are served in La Cristina restaurant, where wine and soft drinks are included with your evening meal. There’s two outdoor pools too. The largest is La Terrazza pool, that’s shared with Hotel San Pietro.

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RIVA DEL GARDA

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Riva is pretty close to the Dolomites and it’d be a shame to come this close to Europe’s most beautiful mountain range and not visit. Add a few days at the end of your holiday for even more adventures.

Top tip Enjoy a gentle walk up to the Bastione Venetian Tower to admire views over Riva.

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Riva del Garda Make sure you pack your sense of adventure for a holiday in Riva. This is Lake Garda’s most northern town and there’s mountains all around. Some of the best hiking and cycling trails start from here. Riva’s probably best known for its water sports and it’s not uncommon to see windsurfing competitions taking place throughout the summer. When you need to slow things down a bit you can stroll along the lake promenade or take a seat in the piazza. The old town is lovely to walk around - think cobbled streets and flower-filled terraces. There’s lots of bars, shops and restaurants so it has an energetic atmosphere during the summer.

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Riva caters well for walkers of all abilities. There’s something so relaxing about taking lakeside walks here - they’re nice and flat and you can walk for miles. Head higher for some of the best views though - Strada del Ponale is our favourite route for bird’s eye views of the town and lake.

The north of Lake Garda has some of the best cycling trails in Europe. Challenge yourself with the steep routes down Monte Altissimo that has the famous Ex-Seicentouno. It’s not for the faint-hearted! There’s plenty of less scary options too. They involve gentle rides along the lake and heading up hills for beautiful views.

Windsurfing is very popular in Riva and you can normally see it taking place from the piazza. Get involved and try it yourself, there’s plenty of places locally to book lessons or rent equipment.

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Hotel Europa Skypool & Panorama

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RIVA DEL GARDA

Hotel Europa is in Riva’s historic centre with unrivalled views of the harbour. You can grab a boat from there to other resorts if you’d like to explore the lake. The decor of the hotel and guest rooms is simple yet stylish. The rooftop of the Europa is a haven of relaxation with a small, heated pool and sun terrace. The Bistro à la carte restaurant has stunning panoramic views of the harbour with floor-to-ceiling windows. The chefs at Europa pride themselves on their use of local ingredients including infused olive oils, fish platters and antipasti bought from the market that very morning.

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Hotel Antico Borgo

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Hotel Antico Borgo is right in the colourful centre of Riva. You’ll find it tucked away on one of the cobbled streets and the town’s bars, shops and restaurants are literally on its doorstep. The hotel’s got a modern feel with trendy public areas and minimalist rooms. Head to the dining room each morning for a great spread. Fill up before you head out for the day to explore. Speak to the friendly staff before you go and they’ll make excellent recommendations about where to go. The roof terrace has comfy seating so grab a drink and head up there to enjoy views over the town.

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Grand Hotel Liberty

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Grand Hotel Liberty couldn’t be better placed for exploring Riva’s cafes, bars and restaurants, or taking long lakeside walks. Back at the hotel there’s a wonderful spa to relax in. The hotel has a timeless elegance - the Art Nouveau façade houses high, arched ceilings and a traditional décor of parquet floors and antiques. The rooms are spacious, some are modern and others and more traditional. Head out back for the outdoor pool - top up your tan and relax on the loungers on the lawn. When it’s time for dinner, the restaurant serves traditional Italian food with a modern twist.

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Hotel Du Lac et Du Parc

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RIVA DEL GARDA

Hotel Du Lac et Du Parc has some of the best gardens on the whole of Lake Garda. When you walk out of the main building, you’re transported to a peaceful park with paths winding around the pools and tall trees providing shade. It leads all the way down to the lakefront. As you can imagine, there’s plenty of places to sit back and relax with a book - either by one of the two pools, on a secluded bench under a tree or next to the lake. The hotel caters well for almost everybody. Families are welcomed here and there’s a dedicated children’s pool for little ones to splash about in plus a playground and mini club. If you like staying active on holiday, you’ll love the tennis courts and water sports centre where you can organise surfing, kayaking and sailing (all are payable locally). Don’t forget to try out some of the walking and cycling trails around Riva, too. For the days when you need to relax, there’s the spa - we love chilling in the indoor pool and enjoying the views of the garden. The location is good - it’s about one kilometre from the centre of Riva so it’ll take around 15 minutes to reach on foot.

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Hotel Sole Relax & Panorama

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Hotel Sole Relax & Panorama has a perfect harbour-front location. Grab a glass of prosecco and head straight for the roof terrace - the views over the lake are incredible. You can watch the boats come in and out and see the people socialising in the busy square. If you can, upgrade to a lake view room, the views really are special. As soon as you step out of the hotel, you’ll find yourself in Riva’s main square. There’s a great atmosphere here, particularly in the summer. People enjoy al fresco lunches and afternoon drinks, while taking in the views of the lake. If you want to head further afield, the ferry port is close by too. This is a historic hotel but the interiors have been modernised and feature wooden floors and light furnishings. The restaurant spills out onto the terrace and serves up some great dishes - make sure you try the pizza. The recent addition of the spa adds an extra touch of glamour. Featuring a whirlpool, sauna, steam room and solarium, it’s the perfect antidote after a day exploring Riva’s stunning cobbled streets.

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Once you’ve had your fill of mountain walks and water sports, head to Garda or Bardolino in the south of the lake. You’ll get to see a different landscape of rolling vineyards and laidback lakeside promenades.

MALCESINE

Top tip Don’t miss a trip on the Monte Baldo cable car to enjoy the spectacular views! Go before 9am or after 4pm for reduced price tickets.

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Malcesine Malcesine is perfect for anyone wanting an active holiday. It’s in the north of the lake so you’ve got lots of mountain trails to explore. The cable car goes straight to the top of Monte Baldo, which is a starting point for lots of walks and cycles. The views from up here are incredible so we won’t blame you if you just want to sit and enjoy them instead. The beautiful 13th century castle makes the town easy to spot from the water and we can’t get enough of the charming cobbled streets and little cafés. There’s a great promenade that you can walk along for a few miles and a busy ferry port that makes day trips around the lake nice and easy.

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To get the best views, you need to head up Monte Baldo. You can see for miles up here and get 360 degree panoramas. The Walk of the Little Stone Men is a great one to do - it’s less than five kilometres and it’s suitable for all abilities.

We love getting on our bikes and cycling along the lake. You can reach the neighbouring resorts easily enough, stop for lunch and then head back. When you want a challenge, take the roads up into the hills. Thrill-seekers should take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo and enjoy the steep decent down!

It’s almost impossible to resist taking to the water in Malcesine. Paddle boarding is a great activity for everyone and gives you a nice, unique view of the town. Get more serious and take a sailing or kite surfing course. It’s always nice to come back from holiday with a few new skills.

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Hotel Alpino

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Hotel Alpino has one of the best locations in Malcesine, just 350 yards from the castle, overlooking the town square. There’s not too many amenities at the hotel but with Malcesine on your doorstep and the lake just minutes away, you won’t miss them. You’ll find the ferry port close by, where you can take the ferry to the colourful harbour of Riva or across to the beautiful resort of Limone. Make sure you explore the gems of Malcesine: take the Monte Baldo cable car, explore the cobbled streets and enjoy lakeside views. This is a small family-run hotel so expect to be welcomed with open arms. You’ll get breakfast in the cosy dining room that looks out towards the mountains and if you want to eat dinner here, there’s a pizzeria where you’ll get a 10% discount.

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Hotel Capri

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We think that Hotel Capri is one of the best places to watch the sunset on Lake Garda. It’s on the edge of the rocks so you get uninterrupted views of the lake - especially from the restaurant’s terrace. Despite it feeling quite secluded, the lakefront is just 100 metres away and the centre of Malcesine is 800 metres away so it’s a good choice if you want to explore the town and the nearby resorts. The hilly location means that it might not be suitable if you have walking difficulties. The hotel’s been managed by the Bergonzini family for three generations, so you’ll be in safe hands here. Grab a lounger on the manicured lawn and enjoy some peace and quiet, or even head to the spa. The pool is close by when you need to cool off.

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Hotel Excelsior Bay

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Hotel Excelsior Bay is right next to the lake and within easy walking distance of the centre of Malcesine and the buzzing harbour. We love sitting on the terrace having a leisurely breakfast, overlooking the lake. You can easily spend time just chilling out by the pool but if you’re in the mood to explore, head to the castle or hop on a ferry to visit the nearby towns. When you return to the hotel, you’ll find comfy rooms with plenty of space. Make sure you leave time to enjoy a drink at the hotel’s candlelit bar for a nightcap!

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Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo

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It’s hard to choose our favourite thing about Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo. It’s a close call between the infinity pool that looks out over the lake and the stunning gardens, where you can sit in the shade of an olive tree with a good book. It’s easy to spend an entire day relaxing here, dipping in and out of the pool to cool off. There’s a spa too with a Turkish bath, sauna and sensory showers - the perfect way to relax after exploring Malcesine, which is about a 15-minute walk away. When you arrive you’ll be impressed by your surroundings. You’ll find your room bright and airy, located in the main building or inside one of the six stunning classic Italian villas, surrounded by manicured lawns. Upgrade to one with a lake view and balcony if you can. The restaurant is fantastic and serves authentic Italian food including freshly-caught fish and risottos. Please note that this hotel is adults only (aged 16+).

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Hotel Maximilian

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It doesn’t get much more relaxing than at Hotel Maximilian. It’s in the beautiful bay of Val di Sogno, which is a protected place on the lakefront surrounded by greenery. The centre of Malcesine is about a 20-minute walk away along the lakeside promenade, or you can borrow a bike from the hotel and cycle there. There’s just 40 rooms here so you’ll feel well taken care of. The service is great and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The interior is modern with bright rooms and large public areas. Our favourite place is the restaurant where you can take your dinner outside on the terrace next to the lake. In the colourful gardens, you’ll find a large swimming pool and whirlpool with unrivalled views of the bay and mountains. A wellness centre offers a range of facilities including Turkish bath and sauna as well as beauty treatments and massages which can be booked and paid for locally. Please note that this hotel is not suitable for children under ten years of age.

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Hotel Cristallo

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Hotel Cristallo has a very friendly feel, thanks to the Moretti family who own and run it. It’s about 15-minutes’ walk from Malcesine and just ten from the lakefront, so you’ll have lovely lake views - especially from the terrace. There’s sun loungers up here and more in the garden beside the pool. Treat yourself to some self-care and book a session in the wellness centre while you’re here (payable locally). Expect bright colours in the rooms and comfy furnishings throughout. The restaurant feels just as homely and serves local Italian food for dinner.

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Hotel Malcesine

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Hotel Malcesine is perfect if you’re looking for a holiday right on the lake. We love sitting on the terrace and enjoying the panoramic views over Lake Garda with a glass of prosecco. There’s a sunbathing terrace with equally as good views - grab a lounger and relax for the whole day. It’s right in the centre of Malcesine with the ferry port on its doorstep, so it’s easy to take trips to towns like Sirmione, Garda and Limone. Malcesine’s Monte Baldo cable car is just a short walk from the hotel and the views from the top are incredible. The rooms here are traditional and homely. Lake views can be had a for a supplement. Expect lovely home-cooked food like pasta and fresh fish in the small, cosy dining room. There’s a great pizzeria too, serving stone-baked pizzas.

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Hotel Antonella

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Hotel Antonella is a small and friendly hotel run by the Zamboni family. It’s in a lovely position on the lake road so you can walk into the centre of Malcesine in about ten minutes. Bed and breakfast means you can check out a different restaurant each evening if you like. Try the tasty wood-fired pizzas at Pizzeria Da Gigi which offers discounted prices to guests. The rooms are simple and spotlessly clean. Consider upgrading to a Standard Balcony Lake View Room for the best views. Otherwise there’s more great views from the hotel’s pool and up on the roof terrace.

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We love combining a stay on Gardone Riviera with Lake Iseo. It’s perfect if you can’t get enough of lakeside cafés and beautiful scenery.

GARDONE RIVIERA

Top tip Visit the Vittoriale, estate of famous Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio and learn more about his eccentric character.

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Gardone Riviera Gardone Riviera is one of the most elegant places on Lake Garda. This is where you’ll find boutique stores, artisan gelaterias and tree and flower-lined promenades with plenty of places to take a seat and enjoy the lake views. There’s a very sophisticated feel here. Think grand villas, historic buildings and baroque piazzas. This resort is perfect if you enjoy gardens. The Heller Botanical Gardens are close by and they have over 2,000 species of tropical plants and flowers. It’s a fantastic day out, you can easily spend hours wandering through the grounds.

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The Heller Botanical Garden are a real gem for nature lovers. Designed by the internationally renowned artist, Andre Heller, the gardens are a showcase of pioneering ideas on landscape design and how to integrate art into the setting.

This little corner of Italy is a haven for wine lovers. With the Bardolino wine festival happening on the other side of the lake and many of the delicious wines coming from the immediate area, it would be a mistake to leave without sitting on the lakeside promenade with a drink.

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Grand Hotel Gardone

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Grand Hotel Gardone is a landmark hotel and stretches out along the lake. It’s been welcoming guests since 1884 including politicians, Hollywood stars and even royalty. You can see its history as you walk down the halls - keep an eye out for the pictures that show the hotel when it had just opened. The hotel is as grand as you would expect. High ceilings have crystal chandeliers and there’s marble throughout the hallways. The bar is one of the most opulent that we’ve been in and has live piano music most nights. It’s named after Winston Churchill, who used to love relaxing here with a cigar and a glass of Pol Roger, his favourite champagne. The rooms have a more comfortable elegance and some have been refurbished in a modern style. Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy lake views from your balcony. The wide terrace is right on the lakefront. Pull up a chair here and order a drink - you’ll want to stay all day. Take a swim in the heated pool or relax beside it. A poolside attendant will make sure you have everything you need. When you want to explore, Gardone is right on the doorstep and Heller Botanical Gardens are close by too. Head back here for dinner and enjoy gourmet food on the terrace. Make sure you ask the sommelier for their wine recommendations too.

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Hotel Du Lac

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Hotel Du Lac is known for its friendly and warm atmosphere. And the location is fantastic too. It’s directly on the lakeside promenade, right among the hustle and bustle. Pull up a chair on the terrace and sit back to watch the world go by - that’s if you can take your eyes of the lake. This is a great spot to enjoy an ice cream from the hotel’s parlour. The public spaces in the hotel have been newly renovated along with some of the rooms. If you upgrade to one of the modern terrace rooms, you’ll have the most amazing views over the lake and the spacious outside area has sun loungers for you to relax on as you gaze out over the water. The ferry point is right next to the hotel, so day trips to other resorts are easy and stress free. Take some time to explore Gardone too. The historic centre is beautiful and you can get to the Heller Botanical Gardens easily. When it comes to the evenings, Gardone has some fantastic restaurants to choose from. Or you can choose to stay at the hotel and get a 10% discount in the a la carte restaurant. Get there early to get a seat on the terrace.

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Hotel Duomo

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Hotel Duomo is right on the lakefront in Salò and it offers good value for money. It’s in the centre of the resort with the ferry port just 50 metres away, so you can use it as a base for exploring the lake. The hotel’s décor is traditional with warm and welcoming public areas. Rooms are simple but perfectly adequate and you can upgrade for lake views. The breakfasts here are good - fill up on pastries and fruit before heading out for the day. Dinner always gets rave reviews too and there’s plenty of variety. You’ll find yourself just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the resort where there’s lots of boutique shops, restaurants and cafes. On the days when you want to relax, head for the whirlpool on the hotel’s sun bathing terrace.

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Park Hotel Casimiro Village

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Park Hotel Casimiro Village has a great ‘get away from it all’ location. It’s next to the stunning San Felice del Benaco beach so you’ve got a sandy sunbathing spot right on the doorstep. The large pool is beside the lake shore and the bar’s nearby. The loungers beside the pool and beach are payable locally. When you want to get out and explore the lake, use the hotel’s shuttle (payable locally) to get to the centre of Salò. From here, you can jump on a ferry to other towns on the lake or spend the day in Salò.

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Hotel Salo Du Parc

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Our guests can’t get enough of Hotel Salo Du Parc and lots of them return year after year. The staff are incredibly welcoming and the location’s idyllic - the beautiful gardens make it feel peaceful whilst being close to the centre of Salò. There’s a modern style throughout the hotel and the rooms all have lake views and private balconies, so you can sit outside and enjoy the atmosphere. Head to the gardens for a swim in the pool or carry on to the hotel’s private dock to lounge beside the lake. Dinner is a real highlight with a choice of courses each evening.

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We love combining a stay in Sirmione with the north of Lake Garda. The landscapes and activities are vastly different so you’ll get a varied and fun holiday.

Top tip Visit the ruins of the extravagant Roman villa (Grotte di Catullo) at the tip of the peninsula town.

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Sirmione Sirmione really has that wow factor. It’s one of the most distinguishable resorts on Lake Garda thanks to its fairy-tale like castle. You’ll need to cross the moat to get into the historic centre - get the camera ready for some great Instagram shots here. Once you’re inside, the centre is traffic free and full of shops, restaurants and bars. This is one of the best places on the lake to get gelato so grab a couple of scoops as you wander round and explore. The peninsula is only three kilometres long so you can easily walk the whole length. Sirmione’s a spa town so make sure you spend some time relaxing in the natural thermal waters too.

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Sirmione’s been known for its healing thermal waters since the Roman times and there’s plenty of places to enjoy them on the tiny peninsula. Aquaria has the biggest pools and over 10,000 square metres to chill out in.

Sirmione has a rich history so there’s lots to see and do. Grotte di Catullo are fascinating Roman ruins at the tip of the peninsula. It’s easy to get to other resorts on the lake too as ferries run all day from the central port. Jump on a bus and you can be in Verona in under an hour.

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Hotel Olivi Thermae & Natural Spa

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Hotel Olivi Thermae & Natural Spa is at the end of Sirmione’s peninsula, which means it’s within easy walking distance of the historic centre but still feels nice and peaceful. The fragrant olive and cypress trees that surround the hotel add to the tranquil feel. Grab a lounger under the shade of an olive tree and enjoy a chilled out day next to the saltwater pool. There’s a poolside restaurant to keep you refreshed and full all day. You’ll feel right at home here as soon as you step into the lobby and meet the welcoming staff, and perhaps even the owner’s friendly dog who can often be seen in the reception area. The interiors have been decked out in a mix of contemporary and traditional. A bar serves up some great cocktails, which we’d recommend trying before you head for dinner. If you’re after a bit more relaxation, treat yourself to a day in the spa. There’s sensory showers, a Turkish bath and indoor pool.

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Hotel Sirmione

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Hotel Sirmione is right on the lakefront in the centre of Sirmione. That means the town’s cobbled streets, fairytale-like castle and numerous gelateria are right on its doorstep. It’s been open since 1890 and is known for its spa. The indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and sensory showers are yours to use at your leisure when you stay here. Or, book in for a treatment in one of the new cabins. If the weather’s warm, make sure you head to the outdoor pool which has some spectacular views of the lake. It’s heated using the town’s thermal waters. You can’t stay here without enjoying a cocktail or two on the lakeside terrace. Pull up a chair next to the water and sip an Aperol Spritz as you watch the sunset. The views are unrivalled! Inside the décor is fairly modern - expect wooden floors in the rooms and neutral colours throughout. Most rooms come with charming views over the piazza, too.

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Hotel Catullo

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Since it first opened its doors in 1888, Hotel Catullo has been known for its excellent service and family hospitality. It’s a wonderful mix of new and old world decor with classically designed rooms, each different from the next. The buildings’ exterior extends to the edge of the waterfront with a private lakeside jetty that has sun loungers and parasols. It’s perfect for those who want to take a slower pace and enjoy the sunshine before taking a dip in the lake. In the restaurant you can expect excellent quality food made fresh with local ingredients each day, and a fantastic wine list. Spend days exploring Sirmione’s pottery cafes, bakeries and delicatessens selling locally produced olive oil, wines and of course gelato. With the ferry port just a short walk from the hotel, getting out to other resorts is incredibly easy too. Whilst the Hotel Catullo does not have a pool, it’s close to some of the best beaches on the lake including Sirmione Beach known for its quiet surroundings and the stunning Parco Baia delle Sirene in the resort of Garda, which is just a short ferry ride away.

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Hotel Eden

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You’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from Sirmione’s centre when you stay at Hotel Eden. It’s just at the edge of the town on the lakefront next to the harbour. The views of Lake Garda from here are fantastic, plus it’s nice and easy to get to the ferry port and explore further afield. The hotel’s family-run and provides a great service. There’s rich history here and many famous faces have stayed in the past including acclaimed poet Ezra Pound. The interiors have been completely modernised and the rooms feel very fresh with bright colours and wooden floors. The lakefront terrace has to be the best feature - head here and grab a drink while you enjoy the views. There’s a sun terrace too with loungers and direct lake access if you want to have a swim. As you’re right in the centre of Sirmione there plenty of restaurants to head to for dinner. Try a different one each night. You can check with the hotel staff for their recommendations. If you choose half board, you’ll eat dinner at Hotel Olivi where you’ll get four courses each night with tasty local dishes.

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Hotel Continental Thermae & Spa

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Hotel Continental Thermae & Spa has it all - a prime lakefront position, superb facilities and excellent staff. It’s tucked away just outside the centre of Sirmione, which you can walk to in about five minutes. The location means it’s nice and peaceful. There’s two to choose from and one is thermal so it can be enjoyed all season. The lake is just steps away and there’s a wooden jetty that gives easy access to the water. Inside you’ll find a mix of traditional and modern décor. The rooms are comfy and spacious with side views over the lake from the balcony. Dinner is a real highlight with lots of choice on the half board menu - it changes every day so you can try lots of different Italian food. It’s open for lunch too when you can dine on the lake-view terrace if the weather is good. Our favourite feature of the hotel is the spa - it’s a modern and elegant space where you feel instantly relaxed. It’s open daily and free for guests so make sure you head there to check out the Finnish sauna, steam bath and chromo-therapy showers.

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Hotel Ideal

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Hotel Ideal has one of the most peaceful locations in Sirmione. It’s right at the end of the peninsula with stunning gardens of olive trees beside the lake. Best of all, you’re still within walking distance of the centre of the resort. The ferry port is only ten minutes away and it’s a five-minute walk to Aquaria Spa (payable locally) - a fantastic thermal spa with outdoor pools and over 10,000 square metres of pure relaxation. If you don’t fancy the walk into town one day, jump on the tourist train that stops at the Roman grottoes near the hotel. One of our favourite things to do here is simply relax by the pool. There are plenty of loungers and the olive trees provide some shade. If you prefer a swim in the lake head for the private beach. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel is a real treat. Apart from the incredible food, it has a lovely terrace that overlooks the lake. It’s the perfect start and end to your day. The rooms have been recently renovated and they all have private balconies - it’s well worth upgrading to a lake view room if you can.

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Peschiera’s station makes it easy to use high-speed trains to get all around Italy. Spending a few days in Venice or Verona is easy but we love venturing further afield to Rome or Florence.

Top tip Enjoy the scenic cycle route to Mantova along the River Mincio.

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Peschiera Peschiera is one of the most relaxed towns on Lake Garda. Despite being quite large, it has a very laid back feel and you won’t get the busy tourist crowds. It’s a great base too - it’s one of the only two towns with a train station so you can easily get to Verona or Venice. Ferries run regularly to all resorts in the south of the lake and you can use the bus to get to the north. The town has a real charm to it. You can do some great walks along the River Mincio - the pathways follow the old medieval walls. The centre is completely pedestrianised with lots of shops to browse and riverside cafés to stop off for a drink.

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Peschiera’s train station makes it perfect for a sightseeing holiday. You can be in Verona in around 15 minutes and Venice in under two hours. Don’t overlook the smaller cities though - both Padua and Vicenza are fab open-air museums.

Peschiera is a good starting point for cycling along the promenades and making your way around the lake. Do it all or split it into parts by using the ferries. The cycle route to Mantova is why most cyclists come here - it runs through Micio park and is well signposted for the whole 42 kilometres.

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Hotel Acquadolce

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Hotel Acquadolce is a sophisticated property in a great location overlooking Peschiera’s marina, just across the road from the lakefront promenade. It’s a pleasant 15-minute walk from the centre of the resort and the ferry point where regular ferries travel to Lake Garda’s most popular towns. This is a family-run hotel with a modern style - think parquet flooring and colourful furnishings in the spacious bedrooms. The hotel’s restaurant serves simple and tasty cuisine, using locally-sourced produce like freshly-caught fish and artisan gelato. Check out the stunning views from the roof terrace where you’ll find the whirlpool and comfy sun loungers.

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Parc Hotel

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Parc Hotel offers a holiday club atmosphere with simple and comfortable rooms. It’s the activities on offer that are the real star here, with ten swimming pools, a sports centre, wellness centre, miniature golf course and skate park - there’s is no shortage of things to do. There’s five restaurants, each offering different cuisine. Included in our board basis is breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Leonardo da Vinci restaurant. It’s easy to explore nearby Peschiera too, just hop on the hotel’s free shuttle.

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Eden Apartments

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The Eden Apartments are great if you’re after a bit more independence on your holiday. They’re about two kilometres outside of Peschiera in a nice, secluded setting with large gardens, swimming pools and wellness facilities (payable locally). The apartments are quite traditional, with good amenities and lots of space - ideal if you’re travelling with family or as a group. You can cook your own meals in the kitchenette or try out the local restaurants. If you upgrade to bed & breakfast or half board you’ll eat at the Parc Hotel nearby.

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There’s good train links from Desenzano so you can easily add on a couple of nights in Venice, Verona or Milan. You can even get to Florence or Rome in just a few hours.

Top tip Experience the buzz of the weekly market in the town’s main square Piazza Malvezzi.

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Desenzano Desenzano combines a lakeside setting with a lively atmosphere. The centre is thriving with bars, cafés and pizzerias. Mingle with the locals as you walk around the narrow streets or stroll a bit further to the medieval castle. Get some sun on one of the three public beaches the lakeside comes alive in the summer. One of the best things about Desenzano is how easy it is to get out and explore. Ferries leave regularly so popular towns like Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione are easy to get to. The town’s station has regular trains to both Verona and Venice.

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With a large ferry port and train station, you won’t run out of things to do here. Head for a leisurely day to Sirmione to try their famous gelato or jump on a train for some city sightseeing. We recommend visiting Padua. It’s a small, energetic city that doubles as an outdoor museum.

Desenzano is one of the largest towns on the lake with lots of opportunities to experience local life. The weekly market is a must-do. There’s quite a bit of history here too with the castle, Roman villa and a 16th century cathedral where the Last Supper by Tiepolo can be found.

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Hotel Villa Rosa

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Villa Rosa Hotel has a great mix of modern style and relaxed vibes. The views are the real highlight here, with the lake framed perfectly by the hotel’s lush gardens. Inside you’ll feel the chilled atmosphere and swish decor. The rooms echo the rest of the hotel, with a refined style in neutral tones. The heated outdoor pool means it’s always the right time for a swim. You definitely need to try out the saltwater whirlpool too. Desenzano’s public beach isn’t far. You can rent sun lounger’s there (payable locally) and enjoy the amazing views of the lake. The centre of Desenzano is a short walk away. We love strolling along the lakeside and it’s easy to jump on a ferry to Lake Garda’s other resorts, like Sirmione or Bardolino. You can also venture to nearby cities like Verona for a day of shopping, culture, history and even the opera from the nearby train station in Desenzano town. Do as the locals do and enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel each morning. Evening meals are served in the Rose & Sapori Restaurant, just next door to the hotel. Here you’ll have delicious three course meals in a classy setting, complete with lake views. It’s closed on Monday’s, but this is the perfect opportunity to try out one of Desenzano’s many fantastic restaurants.

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Hotel Piccola Vela

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Hotel Piccola Vela has been a favourite with our guests for many years. The service here is great and you’re always welcomed with a smile, whether that’s at reception, when you come down for breakfast or when you’re having a night cap in the cosy bar. The hotel used to be a private villa and it’s tucked away nicely from the road, with a large driveway leading up to the impressive porch. There’s a pool in the gardens, which is a lovely place to relax when it’s sunny. If you get too hot, head for a shady spot under the olive trees. The restaurant terrace is right next to the pool so you won’t have to venture far for lunch. Around the back of the hotel is a pretty lemon garden and a small thermo-heated pool. If relaxation is on the agenda, there’s a small spa where treatments are payable locally. The hotel’s very close to the centre of Desenzano. You can walk to the lake in around ten minutes and there’s bars and restaurants just a few minutes away. The train station is also close by so day trips to nearby cities like Venice and Verona are nice and easy. After a busy day exploring, the hotel’s rooms feel really welcoming. They’re all modern in style with deep-set mattresses and neutral colours.

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Hotel Park

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You’ll find Hotel Park in Desenzano’s centre, in a perfect location for those wanting to explore. The town’s many amenities are on your doorstep and the lake is directly in front of the hotel - Desezano’s popular public beach just 150 metres away. The hotel’s façade is beautifully historic but the interiors are stylish and modern, thanks to a recent renovation. It’s been finished in warm colours and feels very comfortable and homely. Every room is spacious, with floor-to-ceiling windows letting in plenty of light. Private balconies look out over the town or Lake Garda. Head to the roof for the spectacular pool with panoramic lake views. It’s one of our favourite places to be in Desenzano. Grab a sun lounger and relax here all day - a bar service will keep you refreshed with cocktails and aperitifs. If you’re after a quieter spot, head for the decked terrace. Comfy sofas are set amongst established plants and there’s plenty of shady spots too. You’ll be spoilt when it comes to dinner. The restaurant has a great choice of Italian dishes, all made to a superior quality. Make sure you spend some time in the bar afterwards. It’s the best place for a night cap.

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Hotel Mayer & Splendid

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Hotel Mayer & Splendid has a fantastic location. It’s right on the lake in front of the ferry stop, so you couldn’t be more central. Desenzano’s bars, shops and restaurants are just a short walk away. It’s easy to explore further afield too, just hop on a ferry or walk 15 minutes to the train station. Trains run regularly to Venice, Verona and smaller cities like Padua, which are well worth exploring. This is a historic hotel that’s been open since 1824 and the Mayer family have been running it for seven generations. There’s history everywhere you look, from the vintage postcards of Desenzano to the antiques in the public spaces. We love heading to the hotel’s bar every time we come here. It faces the lake and a has a gorgeous terrace. Make sure you try the food here too. They use local ingredients to make tasty dishes like rocket and almond pesto coated pasta and gourmet pizzas. A recently renovated spa area is available to hire on a private basis (payable locally) - great if you want to pamper yourself a bit. The rooms here are traditional, in keeping with the rest of the hotel. They feel really spacious and they all have private balconies.

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Verona is the perfect pair for Garda, it’s close by and an easy option to add a few nights of culture on a city break.

GARDA

Top tip Discover one of Lake Garda’s most beautiful beaches: Mermaid Bay or Baia delle Sirene. A perfect spot to experience a spectacular sunset or simply relax in the sun.

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Garda Garda is one of the most charming resorts on the lake. It’s hard not to feel relaxed when you stay here. Its wide promenade is perfect for leisurely strolls. The trees provide a welcome shade and the views of the lake are peaceful and awe-inspiring. The promenade stretches for miles and connects to Bardolino - this makes it perfect for cyclists too. The town’s shops are varied and there’s a large market every Friday. Join the locals as they shop for fresh food and find some souvenirs to take home with you. In the evenings, head back to the lakefront and pick a spot in one of the many bars. Make yourself comfortable with an aperitivo and enjoy a bit of people watching.

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Take a walk along the six-kilometre route up La Rocca to enjoy panoramic views over the lake. We love heading here for the sunset.

Garda’s promenade is traffic free so it’s perfect for leisurely bike rides. It’s a lovely way to travel along the lake and visit the nearby towns. Stop for a spot of lunch before heading back.

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Hotel Garden

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Hotel Garden has a central location but it manages to feel secluded. It’s only 150 metres from the lakefront where there’s lively bars and restaurants. It also means the ferry port is close by, so days out visiting other resorts is easy and stress free. There’s plenty of walking routes right on the doorstep, too. It’s set in established gardens and you’ll hardly know you’re in central Garda once you’re back at the hotel. We love relaxing by the pool, which has plenty of space to spread out and lake views thanks to the hotel’s elevated position. There’s a restaurant where you can have some lunch, so you’re set for the day. You’ll also find four tennis courts in the grounds (payable locally) so don’t forget to pack your racket for a friendly game or two. Inside, the property is well-loved. It’s been looked after by the Zermini family since 1969 and they love speaking to guests at the weekly apretivo. The décor is traditional and cosy. Think comfy sofas in the lobby and antique pieces that have been collected by the family over the years. Each of the rooms has a private balcony and lake views are available for a supplement.

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Hotel Palme

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Hotel Palme is a great base for exploring Lake Garda. Being close to the centre of Garda makes it easy to get on a ferry to nearby towns or even the train to nearby cities like Verona. The resort centre itself is around five minutes away and there’s plenty of bars, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Not to mention the promenade that stretches for miles. It’s perfect for lakeside strolls. The hotel offers good value for money. It’s quite simple and traditional but has everything you need for a holiday base. Rooms are modest and have a private balcony or terrace. The two pools are in the gardens where there’s a pool bar serving drinks and light snacks. The large restaurant serves tasty Italian cuisine and the bar is a nice spot for a post dinner drink.

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Hotel Bisesti

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Hotel Villa Madrina

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Hotel Villa Madrina is one of our favourite hotels in Garda we’ve worked with the Tondini family for years. It’s located close enough to the centre that you can walk there in less than ten minutes and far enough away so that you can enjoy a peaceful holiday. The pool’s in the hotel’s lovely gardens. There’s a bar nearby for refreshments and you can see the lake from its terrace. Inside, the rooms have lovely pieces of antique furniture and views of the lake. When it’s time for dinner, try and grab the best spot beside the floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Poiano Hotel & Apartments

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Poiano Hotel & Apartments are a great choice if you’re looking for an active holiday. The large resort has everything you could want including an Olympic-sized pool, children’s pool, tennis, yoga classes, archery and pool tables (some activities are payable locally). The apartments are in several buildings throughout the grounds. They’re spacious with one or two bedrooms, a living room, kitchenette and a private balcony or terrace that look out over the gardens. There’s also an option to upgrade to lake views. The main hotel building is close and has comfy rooms and a nice restaurant.

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Hotel Bisesti is right in the centre of Garda, close to the lakefront promenade. Lots of visitors choose to return year after year because of the excellent service they get from the Lorenzini family, who have run the hotel since 1957. The building and its interiors have a fairly contemporary feel. The rooms, although small, have everything you need, including tea and coffee facilities that can be paid for locally. Outside there’s a large pool with hydromassage seats. You can easily visit other towns by ferry, or you can hire a bike from the hotel and cycle along the promenade.


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BARDOLINO

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Add a city break to your holiday and stay in Venice or Verona. Or get to know Lake Garda even more by adding some days in Riva or Malcesine.

Top tip Enjoy a gentle stroll along the lake promenade to Garda to admire the views and stretch your legs.

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Bardolino A holiday to Bardolino means enjoying lots of excellent wines! Plan your trip for around the end of September and you’ll be able to enjoy the Bardolino Wine Festival that celebrates the town’s namesake wine - a light, fruity red that pairs perfectly with fish. It’s not just about the wine though. The town has a busy main square filled with cafés, restaurants and upmarket shops. It leads down to a pretty harbour where you’ll find miles of lakeside promenade that’s perfect for walking or cycling. If you’re after something more strenuous, there are plenty of walking trails in the hills nearby.

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This town is serious about its wine and there’s lots of opportunities to learn all about it by taking trips to the nearby vineyards. Go to the Zeni Winery for a tasting and tour of the vines. There’s a great museum there too.

There’s lots of great walking trails that start in Bardolino. As the area’s fairly flat, it’s good for beginners. We like the lakeside walks - you can go for about an hour in each direction and stop off for a drink on the way. Head to the top of La Rocca for the best views.

There’s over 100 cycling routes in Bardolino including mountain bike trails and more peaceful routes that follow the lake edge. You can cycle round the whole lake if you want to, or just choose part of it and head back on a ferry.

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Aqualux Hotel Spa Suite & Terme

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Parc Hotel Germano

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Parc Hotel Germano is modern, stylish and has sweeping views over the lake. Better yet, every room here’s a suite so it’s perfect if you’re after an indulgent holiday. They buildings are low rise throughout the resort and have large private balconies or terraces - spoil yourself and opt for one with a private pool. The hotels about a mile outside the centre of Bardolino - you can walk there in about 15 minutes. There’s two outdoor pools to choose from (including one just for adults), as well as a spa with a steam area, whirlpool and an indoor pool.

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Parc Hotel Gritti

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Parc Hotel Gritti is close to the edge of the lake and near the popular Lido Mirabello beach. The centre of Bardolino is close by too. It offers good value for money and has a homely atmosphere, making you feel welcome and comfortable. You’ll find everything you need in the rooms - some of them have been renovated recently while others are more traditional. There’s three restaurants to choose from with everything from Italian to international dishes. The outdoor pool is great on sunny days and a trip to the spa is the perfect way to relax. Please note that children must be over ten years old to stay here.

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The Aqualux Hotel Spa Suite & Terme is the ideal hotel for a relaxing break, just 20-minutes’ walk from Bardolino. Its state-of-the-art spa is the star of the show. At over 1,000 square metres, there’s plenty of saunas, swimming pools, a relaxation area and lots of treatments available. The best thing is it’s completely free for guests with only the treatments payable locally! There’s two restaurants with some fantastic dishes on the menu - so try as many as you can. The hotel’s more modern than many of the hotels you’ll find on the lake, and the spacious rooms follow suit.


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Hotel Bologna

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Hotel Bologna is right in the centre of Bardolino, less than five minutes from the lake and within touching distance of the bars, shops and restaurants. It’s proudly run by the Andreoli family, who we’ve worked with for years - they treat their guests like old friends. The hotel’s traditional with typical Italian décor. There’s a small garden outside with a terrace - it’s lovely to sit here and admire the colourful flowers or quietly read a book. On a warm day, we like to head to the pool, which is small but a welcome relief when it’s hot.

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Palace Hotel San Pietro

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Palace Hotel San Pietro is in the historical district of Bardolino, which means it’s central but tucked away in a peaceful street. The rooms at this small family-run hotel are light and airy thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. You can upgrade if you fancy a balcony too. Although small, the pool is a welcome addition. From the roof terrace, you’ll have amazing views over the lake - it’s also where breakfast is served. We love relaxing here with a cappuccino before heading out to explore for the day. In the evening, this area becomes La Terrazza, a fantastic restaurant.

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Solho Hotel

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Solho Hotel is one of Bardolino’s newest hotels. If you’re after a modern place with a luxurious edge, then it’s ideal. You’ll be in the centre of Bardolino, with its many bars, restaurants, shops and just a few hundred metres from the lake. The hotel’s been finished to a very high standard. The décor is minimalist but the warm colours make it feel comfortable. Our favourite thing about the hotel is the rooftop infinity pool. It has the best lake views and comfy sofas - it’s easy to spend the whole day here. Especially as the bar is up there too!

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Experience another of Italy’s lakes by pairing your holiday to Lake Como with Lake Maggiore, where you can hop between the Borromean Islands.

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Lake Como Make sure you pack your designer sunglasses and fanciest shoes for a holiday on Lake Como - the most glamorous of Italy’s lakes. Spend your days dining in waterfront restaurants and taking boat trips. The scenery will take your breath away - the lakeside is dotted with palatial villas and botanical gardens. The lake’s three arms stretch out into the Apls to the north and towards Milan in the south. The best views are in the mountains and there’s plenty of walking routes to choose from, but you don’t have to exert yourself - in fact, we’d recommend jumping on the famous Bernina Express Railway to enjoy them in style.

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Hill, mountain and lakeside walks are all around Lake Como with miles of old mule tracks and well-marked footpaths. History buffs might be interested in the walk from Colonno to Cadenabbia. It passes the village of Mezzegra where where Benito Mussolini was killed as he tried to flee to Switzerland with his lover Claretta Petacci.

Join the ranks of the rich and famous, wandering through the idyllic villas and botanical gardens of Como. Look out for the sculptures by Canova in Tremezzo’s 17th century Villa Carlotta. Visit Villas Melzi and Serbeloni in Bellagio and Villa Balbianello in Lenno - some offer discounted entry to National Trust members, so don’t forget your card.

We’d definitely recommend exploring Lake Como from the water. There’s loads of activities for you to try, like kayaking, water skiing, swimming and sailing. There’s a regular ferry service and all sorts of boats available to hire too.

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Hotel Belvedere

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Hotel Belvedere is one of our favourite hotels on Lake Como. It’s got a great location just above Bellagio and the lake views from up here are amazing. We love taking a dip in the pool and looking out over the lake, or reading a book in the peaceful gardens. You really will feel like you’re away from it all. The centre of town is still easy to get to though. It’s just a short downhill walk away and there’s lots to explore here. Walk down to the lakefront and there’s plenty of restaurants where you can grab some lunch. This is where the ferry port is too and it doesn’t take long to head across the lake to Tremezzo where you’ll find the stunning Villa Balbienello gardens. After being out and about all day, the hotel’s nice to return to. The whole place has a lovely modern style, yet pays homage to traditional Italian décor. The rooms are spacious with parquet floors and Italian made furniture. They have large windows that let in plenty of light and you can upgrade to rooms with lake views. The à la carte restaurant serves excellent quality food, with a menu based on traditional Italian cuisine and there’s a big wine list to go with it. During the summer they open up the terrace so you can dine al fresco.

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Hotel Excelsior Splendide

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Hotel Excelsior Splendide offers good value for money and is a popular choice. It’s on Bellagio’s promenade so the location couldn’t be any better. You’ll be surrounded by the town’s boutique shops and charming little cafés, as well as being close to the ferry port for days out. The hotel fits in really well with its surroundings. The exterior of the building has classic Italian design and there’s an old-world elegance about it. Inside the décor is simple and classic with a hint of grandeur - the curved marble staircase in the lobby is pretty special. There’s a nice pool out back to cool off in when it gets too hot. We love relaxing on a sun lounger in the garden with a good book. The hotel’s got their own gelateria so you’ll have a constant supply of ice cream if you want. For dinner you’ll be treated to some classic Italian dishes at Ristorante Splendide. They’ve got a nice indoor dining room and some tables on the lakefront terrace. To get the best seats, head here for a lovely a la carte lunch.

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Hotel Metropole

HHH (Bellagio)

LAKE COMO

Step outside Hotel Metropole and you’ll be right on the pretty cobbled streets of Bellagio with its shops and cafés within touching distance. The ferry port’s close by too, so daytrips to other resorts are easy. One of our favourite places here is the roof terrace - It’s the perfect spot for a sundowner with amazing views of the lake. The rooms all have lake views, but for the best ones book a room with a balcony at the front of the hotel. It’s quite a special experience to dine beside the water at the Metropole’s restaurant too.

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Hotel Bellavista

HHH (Menaggio)

Hotel Bellavista definitely lives up to its name. The views are incredible from its position right on the lakefront. It’s in the centre of Menaggio and the shops, bars, restaurants and ferry port are all close. For three generations the Faggi family have been welcoming people here. We love relaxing on the terrace beside the pool and looking out across Lake Como to Bellagio. You can even enjoy these views from the comfort of your room. The Ristorante del Porto’s renowned for its fantastic food and the veranda’s perfect for an aperitivo.

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Grand Hotel Victoria

HHHHH (Mennagio)

Grand Hotel Victoria is Lake Como’s newest five-star addition. It was renovated in 2019 - we absolutely love the design. The lobby has high, frescoed ceilings, chandeliers and comfy sofas where you can relax with a glass of champagne. The rooms are modern and there’s a state-of-the-art spa with an indoor pool, sauna, steam rooms and lots of treatments available (payable locally). Sun loungers surround the outdoor pool, where refreshments are on hand from the Griso Bar.

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Grand Hotel Menaggio

HHHH (Menaggio)

LAKE COMO

Grand Hotel Menaggio has the best location in town. It’s right on the lakefront and you can’t help but notice the hotel from the water - the historic building really stands out. The centre of Menaggio is only 300 metres away so you can easily explore the shops and bars. Or, you can take a ferry and head out for the day - they stop at resorts all over the lake. To make the most of the location, upgrade to a Superior Room if you can. You’ll get uninterrupted lake views and your own private space to watch the sunrise over the lake each morning. The outside areas here are lovely. The gardens are wellestablished and beautifully maintained. The pool’s a nice spot to kick back and relax for the day. You get views of the lake from here and you can see all the way to Bellagio. La Veranda is a nice place for lunch, it’s close to the pool so you won’t have to venture far. They’ve got a good selection of light dishes and antipasti. The cocktail menu is great too. Try and save some room for dinner though as it’s four courses. You’ll eat in the dining room from a set menu as part of the standard half board package. If you fancy treating yourself to a special meal try the hotel’s Clio Restaurant (payable locally).

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Hotel Lenno

HHHH (Lenno) Hotel Lenno is our favourite place to get away from it all. It’s got such an idyllic location right on the lake, you can’t help but feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. It’s in the centre of Lenno, a lovely quiet resort that’s got a handful of lakeside cafés and a tree-lined promenade. It’s off the main tourist trail so you won’t be fighting for a seat next to the water when you stop for lunchtime drink or quick coffee. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy some peace and finish a good book or two. The hotel is only 100 metres from the ferry point, making it easy to get out and explore other resorts. If you choose to stay in for the day, we’d recommend grabbing a spot on the lake-view terrace - it’s a lovely little sun trap. It’s next to the pool (normally open mid May to September), which is great for cooling off when the weather gets too warm. One of the best things about staying here are the dinners. The staff know their food and cook it well - they’ve even been known to organise some cooking lessons so keep an eye out for these when you arrive. You can order all sorts of delicious dishes from the à la carte menu - we loved the tempura fish! There’s lots of good local wines to try too.

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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia

HHHH (Cadenabbia)

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Hotel Brittania Excelsior

HHH (Cadenabbia)

Hotel Britannia Excelsior offers good value for money in a great location on Lake Como. It’s home to Europe’s largest floating pool so take a dip in the pool or just park yourself on a sun lounger for the day and enjoy drinks from the bar. The hotel dates back to the 19th century and there’s a traditional decor throughout. We’ve chosen Deluxe Rooms for our guests that offer more space and comfortable amenities. Rooms with a lake view are available for a supplement. With the platinum all-inclusive upgrade included as standard with Inghams, you’ll find you have plenty of choice when it comes to dining.

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Hotel Bazzoni

HHH (Tremezzo) Hotel Bazzoni’s in the centre of Tremezzo and the town’s ferry terminal is just next door, which means it’s easy for you to get out and explore. The hotel itself offers simple accommodation that’s full of character and history. A buffet restaurant is located on the ground floor overlooking the lake. It offers plenty of choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The swimming pool is open from May to September and you’re also welcome to use the facilities at the sister hotel Britannia Excelsior until 6.30pm. This includes their buffet restaurant, pizzeria and Simply Pasta restaurant for no extra charge.

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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia is one of the oldest and finest hotels in the area. Lots of notable guests have stayed in the past, including Queen Victoria. It’s located on the lakefront in Cadenabbia and is close to the ferry port. Our favourite spot to chill out is on the roof terrace - sit back with a cocktail and enjoy the views. Many of the rooms have panoramic views across Lake Como too. The outdoor pool’s in a really nice spot, overlooked by the Grignetta Mountains. When you head for dinner, try to get a seat beside the large windows overlooking the lake.


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LAKE MAGGIORE

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Beach lovers: combine your stay on Lake Maggiore with the Ligurian Riviera. Explore the chic Portofino or hop between the colourful villages of the Cinque Terre.

Top tip Buy a Rover Ticket so that you can hop on and off ferries all day to explore Lake Maggiore and its islands.

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Lake Maggiore Lake Maggiore holidays are all about leisurely strolls and soaking up the lake views. The Borromean Islands are its centrepiece, including the garden isles of Isola Bella and Isola Madre. They’re easily reached from Stresa and Baveno, on the west bank. Hemingway once stayed in the regal town of Stresa, along with a slew of European monarchs. Hotels line the promenade and its centre is filled with family-run restaurants and charming little cafés. A little further up the coast you’ll find smaller and quieter Baveno. It’s lakefront promenade is perfect for passeggiata - stop at cafés and admire the opulent villas as you go.

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The jewels of Lake Maggiore are the Borromean Islands of Bella, Madre and dei Pescatori. To see them for yourself take the hop on hop off boats that run regularly. Don’t miss the intricate fresco paintings in Baveno’s Santi Gervasio. Visit at noon to hear the church bells ringing around the piazza.

From Stresa you can hike up or take the cable car to the top of Mount Mottarone. The views are spectacular - you can see seven of the Italian and Swiss lakes on a clear day! Lake Maggiore was made for passeggiata. Take to the flower lined, lakefront promenades for your evening strolls.

See the 17th century ‘Italian garden’ of Isola Bella and the rare plants and flowers in the palace gardens of Isola Madre - its known for its flowering azaleas. Keen gardeners will also love Verbania - known as ‘the garden on the lake’, home to the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio.

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Grand Hotel Bristol

HHHH (Stresa)

There’s a lovely pool outside that’s surrounded by gardens and is a great place to sit back and enjoy the warm weather. You’ll smell hints of rosemary and jasmine as you relax next to the Mediterranean plants. There’s a pool inside that you can use too. When you’re ready to get out and explore, the centre of Stresa is a short walk away and the ferry port is only ten minutes’ away. The Borromean Islands are just across the water and make for a great day out - explore the botanic gardens and palatial villas. If you fancy eating dinner in the hotel you can expect traditional Italian cuisine and views over the island from the lovely terrace. It’s a nice place to enjoy a leisurely meal with a glass or two of wine.

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Hotel Royal

HHH (Stresa) Hotel Royal is a lovely, family-run hotel where you’ll feel at home straight away. It’s nice and peaceful too. It’s slightly away from the centre of Stresa, which you can walk to in about 20 minutes. We love the gardens at this hotel and chilling out surrounded by colourful flowers. When it gets hot, the pool is right there to cool off in. The dining room looks out over the gardens so you can enjoy a meal with a view every night. There’s a good mix of local and international dishes on the menu and you get three courses as part of the half board package. The bar’s a nice hangout after dinner and you’ll even find some of the owners own paintings on the wall. The hotel’s been done up in a traditional style with cosy rooms that have parquet floors. Each one has a private balcony so you’ll have some private outside space to yourself.

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The Grand Hotel Bristol started life as the home of an 18th century nobleman, so you know it’s going to be something special when you stay here. The Art Deco building is on Stresa’s lakefront promenade and opulence runs throughout it - from the stained-glass ceilings in the lobby to the elegantlydesigned rooms. We recommend upgrading to a lake view room so you can sit out on the balcony and enjoy the views all day.


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Hotel Regina Palace

HHHH

(Stresa)

LAKE MAGGIORE

Hotel Regina Palace is as grand as it gets. Think frescoed ceilings, chandeliers and rich colours throughout. It sits proudly on the lakefront promenade, set back from the road by established gardens. At the back, you’ll find the pool where you can pull up a lounger and relax. There’s a snack bar serving drinks all day and if you feel like burning off some energy, there’s tennis courts too. We can’t get enough of the spa here. Its clever design mimics a subterranean cave and the heated pool has hydro-massage jets and sensory colours. It’s a fantastic way to relax. There’s treatments that you can book locally too. When you’ve had enough of relaxing, you’ll be well placed to explore Lake Maggiore. The centre of Stresa is a comfortable stroll away and you can jump on a ferry and be at the Borromean Islands in no time.

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Hotel La Palma

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(Stresa)

Hotel La Palma has the best rooftop bar on Lake Maggiore, with amazing views over the lake and Borromean Islands. It’s a popular haunt with locals as well as tourists so head there early and grab a seat in time for sunset. We love the cocktails here - It’s the go-to place at aperitivo time. There’s an infinity plunge pool on the terrace too so you can head here during the day and relax in the water with the same incredible views. It’s part of the hotel’s Panoramic Spa, which also has a sauna, steam room and relaxation area with floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s a lakeside swimming pool that’s just over the road, across the promenade. It had a big upgrade in 2018 and we love the hydro massage stations and extra-large sofas for lounging on. There’s a bar that serves refreshments and light snacks so it’s hard to find a reason to leave. If you can tear yourself away, take the short walk into Stresa’s centre along the promenade. The ferry stop for boats to the Borromean Islands is close by too, which is a great day out. Dinners at Hotel La Palma are lovely. There’s a real focus on local, fresh food so you can enjoy fish from the lake and Piedmont specialities. Head back to Sky Bar for a nightcap once you’ve finished or just sink straight into bed.

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Hotel Astoria

HHHH (Stresa)

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Hotel Simplon

HHHH (Baveno) Hotel Simplon is on the edge of Lake Maggiore and very close to the centre of Baveno - a lovely little town with charming shops, bars and restaurants. Thanks to its centuries-old gardens, the whole place feels really secluded and very peaceful. There’s about 20,000 square metres of park to explore - ideal for nice walk before dinner. It also means you’ll easily be able to find your own little spot to relax. There’s an outdoor pool here that’s a good size and has plenty of loungers and trees providing shade. You can also use the facilities at the Simplon’s sister hotel, Grand Hotel Dino. You can get there via the underground tunnel to use both the indoor and outdoor pools. Hotel Simplon’s got a lovely feel inside, with art deco décor and traditional rooms with parquet floors. We recommend upgrading to a lake view and balcony room if you can. The restaurant looks out over the pool and gardens and the quality of food here is excellent. They use local ingredients and you’ll get a choice of courses for dinner. After you’ve finished your meal, head to the bar for a nightcap. It’s got a nice, relaxed feel and you can order some delicious local wines or cocktails.

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LAKE MAGGIORE

Hotel Astoria is a historic hotel with a great location on Stresa’s lakefront promenade. It’s just 100 metres from the centre, where you’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy on your holiday. This is a four-star hotel so you can enjoy a wealth of facilities including a heated outdoor pool. We love spending the day here, relaxing in the garden and heading to the poolside snack bar for barbecue lunches and refreshing cocktails. The evenings are pretty special too - the restaurant serves international and local dishes that you can enjoy with lake views. When it’s time to retire for the night, head up to your room. The fact that all of the rooms have balconies is a nice feature. If you like you can upgrade to one with lake views. Hotel Astoria has always been a popular choice for Inghams guests and it’s been lovingly run by the same family for generations. They pride themselves on an excellent service and a welcoming stay.


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If you’re after more art and culture, add a city break to your Lake Iseo holiday. See da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ in Milan or spend an evening at Verona’s Opera.

Top tip Love to travel in style? Buy a weekly ferry pass to visit towns around the lake by boat during your stay.

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Lake Iseo Forget Prosecco, it’s all about Franciacorta DOCG sparkling wine on Lake Iseo! You won’t struggle to find a beautiful spot to enjoy a glass in this wine making region. Hire an e-bike and set off through the vineyards - you can even schedule in tastings as you go. Stay in the main town of Iseo on the southern shore - it’s a beautiful medieval town with great ferry links, so it’s easy to hop between the lake’s towns. You can’t miss Monte Isola, the largest inhabited lake island in Europe. It’s home to 11 small communities and it’s virtually traffic free, so perfect for walking, cycling and exploring.

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Fraciacorta has gained well-deserved recognition since the sparkling variety was introduced in the sixties. It’s made from similar grapes to champagne and fermented using the same process so the bubbles are smaller and last longer than prosecco. You’ve got to try it for yourself while you’re here.

Take a boat trip to Monte Isola and discover its unique culture. Don’t leave without reaching the top - walk, cycle or take the bus. You’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the lake and can visit the 15th century Madonna della Ceriola shrine, a symbol of unity for the Monte Isola community.

The Torbiere del Sebino Natural Reserve is just beside Iseo town. The lakeside wetland is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts. There’s lots of observation spots where you can watch local birds like purple herons, black kites and western marsh harriers don’t forget your binoculars!

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Hotel Ambra

HHH

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Hotel Rosa

HHH

Hotel Rosa has been lovingly run by the Sina family for three generations and it’s a great choice for a relaxed stay on Lake Iseo. The family take great pride in the service they give to guests and you’ll enjoy the hotel’s peaceful location. It’s just 500 metres from the lovely lakefront town of Iseo. It’s only got 15 rooms, each is well-appointed with traditional furnishings and modern amenities. Lake view and balcony rooms are available here for a supplement. The hotel has a superb restaurant that attracts both guests and locals alike with its regional cuisine and excellent standards.

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Hotel Iseolago

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Hotel Iseolago is the ultimate tranquil retreat. It’s surrounded by beautiful gardens, with a private kilometre-long path to Lake Iseo. The hotel’s been renovated in recent years and is known for its relaxed and informal atmosphere. On days when you’re not out exploring, there’s three pools to choose from including a little one for children. If you’d like to indulge, the hotel’s modern spa is included for guests and treatments are payable locally. A meal in the hotel restaurant accompanied by a chilled glass of local Franciacorta is the perfect way to end each day.

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We love Hotel Ambra for its authenticity. This is a family-run place on one of Italy’s lesser known lakes, which means you’ll be away from the usual tourist trail and everything feels more relaxed. There’s plenty to see in the area and the hotel’s location makes it easy to get out and explore. It only takes ten minutes to walk to the port and grab a boat to Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe. In the evenings the menu is focused on local food so you’ll get to try out some Italian dishes. If you’re a keen walker, speak to the friendly staff to get some ideas of routes. We love the ones that take you past the famous Franciacorta wineries. It’s the perfect excuse to stop for some bubbles.


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LAKE LEDRO

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Pair your holiday to Lake Ledro with a stay on the beautiful Sirmione peninsula, to get a feel for the southern end of Lake Garda.

Top tip Lake Ledro is regarded as one of the cleanest lakes in Trentino, so take this as an invitation to swim or enjoy sports in the beautiful, clear waters.

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Lake Ledro Lake Ledro is in the mountains just above Lake Garda and it’s the ideal holiday destination for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. Stay in the quiet lakeside villages of Pieve or Mezzolago - all good starting points for the woodland trails that surround the lake and others that lead up into the mountains or through the valley. Our favourites are the ones where you can stop off at mountain refugios along the way. The lake’s known for its clean, sparkling waters so it’s great for those who enjoy a wild swim - especially in the summer months when the water temperature can reach 24 degrees.

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You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to walking trails here. The hike to the Gorg d’Abiss waterfall at Tiarno di Sotto is a really special one. It takes you along ancient Roman roads, past the Mulino dei Bugatini watermill to the waterfall in a deep canyon between the rocks.

There’s four lovely pebble beaches with grassy sunbathing spots, so you can relax at the lakeside. You’ll also find places with sailing boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and pedaloes for hire too - getting out on the water is a great way to see the area.

Craft beer has become increasingly popular in Trentino. Birrificio Leder is the local brewery and it’s only five-minutes’ walk from Pieve - try the Bohemian Pils and Bohemian Dunkel beers for yourself! The local cheeses are delicious too. They’re made from the milk of the goats and cows that graze in the valley.

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Hotel Garden

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Hotel Lido

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Hotel Lido is in the quiet resort of Pieve at the north of Lake Ledro. The town centre is only a short walk away and there’s quite a bit to see and do here including museums, churches, cafés and restaurants. The hotel’s family run and has an authentic feel about it, with individually styled rooms. After working up an appetite on the walking and cycling trails this area is known for, the daily afternoon tea is a welcome treat. The indoor saltwater pool is really refreshing and the hotel has private beach if you fancy some fresh water swimming.

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Hotel Mezzolago

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Hotel Mezzolago has a great location right on the shores of Lake Ledro. It’s got fantastic views over the lake and mountains from all around the hotel. We recommend enjoying them from the lovely bar on the outside terrace, or from the pool where you can chill out on a lounger all day. The rooms all have balconies and have been done up in a modern style. The hotel’s restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a lovely spot to enjoy traditional, local cuisine. There’s also a small modern spa (payable locally).

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Hotel Garden is a good choice if you’re after an active holiday. It’s only 200 metres from the lakefront in the old centre of Pieve, a quiet resort that’s surrounded by stunning mountains. You’ll have easy access to the area’s walking and cycling trails too. Inside, the rooms have been decorated in a cosy alpine style. At dinner, expect gourmet local cuisine and excellent regional wines. There’s a lovely swimming pool, a bar with an outdoor terrace and even a small spa area that you can hire privately.


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LAKE LEVICO

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For more walking and cycling, carry on your holiday in one of our resorts in the UNESCO protected Dolomites, or you could combine it with a stay on Lake Garda.

Top tip If you’re doing any long distance cycling and you need to use the trains, in July and August the railway services add extra train coaches to transport your bikes - just reserve your spot with Trentino Transpoti the day before. In other months you may have to book further in advance.

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Lake Levico Find your very own tranquil oasis hidden between the pine forested hills of Lake Levico. The lake’s renowned for its beautifully clear water - it’s Blue Flag accredited, so it’s hard to resist going straight in for a dip as soon as you arrive. The main town Levico Terme is a short stroll from the lake shore - it’s a historic thermal spa town filled with flower lined, pedestrianised streets. The mountains and lush woodland make it a popular destination for hiking and cycling. There’s gentle shaded routes around the lake or you can take more adventurous trails into the mountains.

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The thermal springs of Levico have been known for their healing powers and calming effects since the 16th century - you can stop by the museum in Parco delle Terme to learn about the history. Or, why not see for yourself? Several of our hotels use the thermal waters in their pools and spas.

Levico is a cyclist’s paradise. With about 97 mountain bike trails in the region that traverse the surrounding hills and mountains, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If you’re more into long distance road biking you’ll love the 80 kilometre Valsugana cycle path - it runs alongside a train line, making the return home easy.

Give the local wine a try. The region’s producers come together in Levico Terme for a celebration of wine at the Festival Dell’uva in early September. It’s a great time to visit - with local wine tastings, food stalls, live music, performances and even wine painting, there’s lots to keep you occupied.

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Valsugana Cards are included for all holidays to Lake Levico. They’re provided by the hotels when you arrive and offer free local public transport and discounts on tourist office activities between mid-May and September.

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Bellavista Relax Hotel

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Grand Hotel Imperial

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The historic building, beautiful fountain and the wellestablished gardens make The Grand Hotel Imperial feel really special. It’s been completely restored to its 18th century glory - we love the marble floors, frescoed ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers. The large pool in the gardens is surrounded by lots of loungers and there’s a poolside bar too. From the thermal pool in the spa, there are great views through the large windows - we could’ve spent all day here using the whirlpool, saunas and steam rooms. It’s perfect if you’ve been keeping active and exploring Lake Levico’s walking and cycling trails.

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Hotel Ambassador

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Hotel Ambassador has a nice, peaceful location surrounded by the mountains. It’s only about ten-minutes’ walk to the, shops, museums and art galleries of Levico. It’s also a great starting off point for the area’s walking trails. You’ll really appreciate the modern spa after a day on the mountains. There’s an indoor pool, Turkish bath and sauna. The outdoor pool is great for sunny days and has lovely mountain views. If you fancy a swim in the lake instead, it’s only 100 metres away. The rooms have a lovely fresh and modern feel about them and all come with balconies.

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Bellavista Relax Hotel’s conveniently located in Levico’s pedestrian district, just a ten-minute walk from the lake. It’s a really comfortable Austro-Hungarian style hotel. It’s all about relaxation here. One of our favourite ways to do so is in the Trentino Wellness Centre - with facilities like the open air whirlpool, heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and sensory showers, it’s hard not to feel relaxed. In the evenings, try regional favourites at Umberto Restaurant - think beef and venison bresaola or cannelloni gratin served up with regional wine.


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DOLOMITES

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Combine your trip with a few nights in Verona. Or, after your adventures in the Dolomites why not spend a few days relaxing on the shores of Lake Garda?

Top tip In the summer there’s still over 100 lifts operating in the Dolomites, connecting you to the summits, and opening up a wide range of mountain experiences. Most cable cars are equipped for bike transport too - so enjoy the limitless downhill trails!

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Dolomites The Dolomites are our favourite playground. A near limitless amount of activities can be done here from walking to cycling, mountain biking, e-biking, geo-caching, historic tours, farm visits, mountain climbing and gastronomic excursions. It’s also known for being one of the most beautiful mountain ranges - no wonder it’s UNESCO protected. Our Dolomites programme includes hotels in the celebrated towns of Selva and Ortisei in Val Gardena, San Cassiano, Corvara and Colfosco in Alta Badia, Canazei in Val di Fassa, Livigno and Plan de Corones, so it’s up to you where you choose to begin your adventure.

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Keen walkers will love the marked paths through flower strewn meadows and for more energetic hikers there are longer, higher altitude trails. One of our favourites is the ‘Santa Croce & Armentara Meadows’ walk beneath the soaring rock faces of Fanes - the views across Val Badia are stunning as you pass through the meadows.

This region has a reputation for culinary excellence and has more Michelin Star restaurants than any other region in Italy! It fuses Italian, Austrian and Ladin influences to create some of the finest food in Italy. Try Chef Norbert Niederkofler’s three Michelin star cuisine at St. Huberts Restaurant in San Cassiano.

Pack your camera and come here just to capture those magical sunrises and sunsets that redden the jagged mountain tops at dawn and dusk there’s even a specific name for it in the Dolomites ‘enrosadira’.

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R First World War Trenches R Shores of Lake Garda R Cortina R Merano & Lake Caldaro More details and excursions available online Please note: Excursions are not available from all resorts. We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

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Hotel Mezdi

(Colfosco)

When you want to set off and explore the mountains, you’ll appreciate the hotel’s location in the centre of Colfosco. It’s a great starting point if you’re hiking or biking as the Colfosco Gondola’s just 100 metres from the hotel and it links to a wide variety of walking and cycling trails. The village itself is in a steep valley, just above Corvara, so you’ll see the dolomites famous mountain peaks at every turn - don’t forget your camera!

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Col Alto

HHHH (Corvara) Hotel Col Alto is one of the most popular hotels in the Dolomites. It’s a beautiful property with a fabulous location in the centre of Corvara. It’s just a five-minute walk from the Boé gondola so grab your boots and head out for the day to explore the stunning mountain trails around the area. There’s routes to suit everyone, from exhilarating climbs to relaxed strolls - all with guaranteed spectacular views of the UNESCO awarded Dolomite Mountains. If it’s mountain biking you’re into, Corvara won’t disappoint. Take advantage of the lifts and expect adrenaline-filled descents on over 80 kilometres of off road trails. This is a superior four-star property where you’re guaranteed a warm and relaxing stay. There’s plenty of amenities to enjoy too. You’ll find fantastic food in the modern dining room - they source lots of the ingredients locally and menu’s varied with a mix of Mediterranean, international and South Tyrolean cuisine. After dinner, relax in the Iceberg Lounge Bar with a cold glass of sparkling wine or head to the Cigar Lounge for the laid-back atmosphere and large, soft armchairs to sink in to. We can’t stay here without spending time in the spa. You’ll find a large indoor pool here as well as saunas, Turkish bath and steam rooms.

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Hotel Mezdi really takes advantage of its location - as soon as you arrive you’ll notice the incredible lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the surrounding nature of the Dolomites into the hotel. There’s a bar here serving drinks and cosy fireplace so it’s a great place to stop and relax any time of the day. The whole hotel has a fresh and modern style that’s been mixed with little traditional alpine touches that make it feel homely. The true star of the show is the spa. Take a dip in the indoor or outdoor pool before relaxing on the terrace. There’s a saltwater steam bath and more saunas than we can count it’s ideal after an active day.


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Pension Angelo

HHH (Corvara)

DOLOMITES

If you’re looking for a simple mountain retreat, with all the comforts you’ll need during your summer holiday in the mountains, Pension Angelo is a great choice. It’s a small and cosy mountain hotel with traditional Alpine decor, located just outside the centre of Corvara. The family who run the Pension Angelo also run the four star Sporthotel Panorama, just next door - which means you can use some of their facilities too. They share a free shuttle service to and from the centre of town and the lifts and you’ll have your dinner there each evening too. The family also run various guided walking excursions. We definitely recommend taking one - it’s lovely to be shown the area by a local. When you’re back at the hotel you can use the small wellness area to relax before dinner - there’s a sauna and a steam room. If you’re after something a little more, then you can pay locally to use the pool and spa facilities at the Sporthotel Pannorama, where they also offer massages and treatments. The rooms are simply furnished, but really comfortable and if you upgrade to the balcony room you’ll have a bit more space and lovely views to enjoy outside.

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Sporthotel Panorama

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Sporthotel Panorama has one of the sunniest locations in Corvara, thanks to its stunning mountainside position. The views from the hotel are amazing - you can see the mountains all around you plus you get a birds-eye view of the village and valley. You can set off on some fantastic walking trails straight from the hotel. Speak to the staff and they’ll steer you in the right direction and tell you some of the best routes. The centre of Corvara is only a 15-minute walk away and the hotel’s free shuttle is very convenient if you don’t want to walk. There are lifts here that connect you to even more trails. It’s important to get those rest days in too and the hotel has you covered. The spa has a large, heated indoor pool and saunas. We love chilling out on the sun terrace - you get all the mountain views without having to walk for them. Dinner is something to look forward to every night. You’ll get to try some of the delicious food that South Tyrol is known for - only the freshest ingredients are used and there’s a great choice of wine to accompany it from the hotel’s cellar.

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Hotel Diamant

(San Cassiano)

DOLOMITES

If you’re after an authentic South Tyrolean experience, then Hotel Diamant could be perfect for you. The Rudiferia family always give a warm, friendly welcome and their personal touches make you feel like you’ve found a home away from home. The Dolomites are built for walking and cycling and the trails around the hotel and San Cassiano are some of our favourite. They start right at the hotel so you can step out the door and set off straight away. After busy days exploring the mountains, Hotel Diamant is a lovely place to come back to. We really love the attention to detail that’s gone into the décor. It’s very cosy with an Alpine feel - think plenty of pine and warm colours in the bar and lobby. The rooms are more modern with Swiss pine floors, light walls and lots of space. Our favourite feature is the wellness suite. There’s a gym, sauna, whirlpool and indoor pool. It’s perfect for resting your legs after walking in the mountains. Dinner deserves a special mention too. There’s a whole host of local food on the menu and you can feel the passion that goes into every dish.

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Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti

HHHHH (Ortisei)

The Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti is luxurious in every sense of the word. It’s located right in the centre of Ortisei surrounded by beautiful gardens. As soon as you step in you’ll feel your worries disappear with the friendly greeting from the reception staff. The rooms are indulgent with soft, comfy beds and high-end furniture. We love siting in the bar before dinner - it has a very tempting cocktail menu. When it’s time to eat you’ll find a large choice of delicious local food. This is the place to be if you want to get out and explore the Dolomites. You’ll have access to a whole host of activities and you can use the hotel’s e-bikes for free so grab one and set off up the mountain. If you’re traveling with your family, check out the kids’ club too. Lots of people head to the hotel just for its spa and it’s easy to see why. There’s a wide range of beauty, massage and fitness treatments - book in for a spa package for the ultimate day of relaxation. If you don’t fancy a treatment then you can use the saunas, steam rooms, gym and heated indoor and outdoor pools free of charge.

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Hotel Aaritz

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DOLOMITES

There’s a lot to like about the Hotel Aaritz. Its location right in front of the Ciampinoi gondola makes it one of the most convenient hotels for hikers, bikers and walkers. It couldn’t be easier to head up into the mountains and discover some of the best trails in the Dolomites. Just don’t forget your camera as the views are incredible! You’ll be well taken care of here. There’s a very relaxing atmosphere throughout, helped by the warm colours in the lobby and rooms. Each room has a private balcony - we found this a nice place to relax when we got back from a long day exploring the Dolomites. That’s if we weren’t in the spa. There’s an indoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna and fully-equipped gym too. If you fancy spoiling yourself, book in for a treatment. It’s the perfect way to get those legs ready for some more mountain trails the next day.

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Hotel Oswald

HHHH (Selva)

Hotel Oswald has been welcoming guests since before the first world war. Since its renovation in 2017, you can expect a comfortable stay with spacious bedrooms decorated in an Austrian style and a warm welcome from its friendly staff. Its location in the centre of the resort makes exploring easy. You’ll find the Ciampinoi Lift just 500 metres away. You can enjoy the stunning mountain views during your ascent and stop for lunch at the top. There’s plenty of activities in and around Selva to make your holiday as active as you want. There’s ample walking and cycling trails as well as plenty of bars, restaurants and shops. At the end of the day, enjoy a traditional four-course dinner at the Hotel Oswald’s restaurant that celebrates local cuisine and has an impressive wine list with lots local labels. Families are well catered for here. Val Gardena Kids Active runs between June and September with plenty of activities for ages 6 to 12 including scavenger hunts and horse riding.

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Hotel Mignon

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As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the views come as standard here. Head to the hills on foot or by bike - whichever way you decide to explore, there are routes for all levels. If relaxation is more on your mind, make sure you take advantage of the hotel’s state-of-the-art spa where you’ll find the heated indoor pool and saunas. Treatments are also available and bookable locally.

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Hotel Continental

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You cannot beat the views from Hotel Continental. It’s located slightly above Selva so you get uninterrupted views of the town, valley and mountains. We can’t get enough of them, particularly from the balconies. It’s the perfect place for a bit of early morning reflection before lacing up your boots and heading up the hills. Some of the best trails are nearby and it’s easy to reach them from the hotel. The centre of town can be reached quickly too. The hotel’s been finished in a tasteful style and has a lovely relaxing atmosphere, with welcoming staff and excellent amenities. The restaurant is the pride of the hotel and the Chef has worked hard to create a menu that celebrates international and regional cuisine, using simple ingredients that are nutritionally balanced. It’s certainly something to look forward to each night! You’ll feel right at home in the comfy rooms - they’re done up in a modern style with just the right amount of traditional touches so you know you’re in the mountains. Be sure to make some time for the wellness area, that you can use free of charge. The whirlpool and saunas are perfect for refreshing weary legs after a day spent hiking or cycling.

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DOLOMITES

Hotel Mignon is on the hillside in the pedestrianised centre of Selva. From this vantage point, you can enjoy wonderful views over the valley from the hotel. You can even enjoy them comfort of your own balcony. The ideal location means that exploring the town or venturing off into the mountains couldn’t be easier. Owners Giorgio and Enrica pride themselves in paying great attention to detail to create a comfortable and stylish atmosphere at this hotel. The interiors are sophisticated and there are plenty of spots to unwind after a busy day exploring, including the garden which is the perfect spot for aperitivo in the sunshine. The cosy dining room serves up traditional cuisine that made using locally sourced produce. There are some of the fantastic wine labels on the menu too.


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Boutique Hotel Pralong

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(Selva)

DOLOMITES

Boutique Hotel Pralong’s in a great location close to all of the amenities of Selva, including the cable car that opens up some spectacular mountain walking and cycling routes. The cosy interiors create a welcoming atmosphere and the Denicolo family will ensure you have a wonderful stay. Each evening, the chef creates fantastic dishes inspired by South Tyrolian cuisine and the bar is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink and aperitif. The rooms have been renovated in keeping with the alpine style. There’s a small wellness area, which is great after a day in the mountains.

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Hotel Rodella

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Hotel Rodella is everything we imagine when picturing an idyllic mountain hideaway - it’s got that cosy alpine feel and incredible views. From the top of the Col Rodella lift, which is 200 metres away, you’ll find mountain trails in every direction. The centre of Selva’s about 15-minutes’ walk away - there’s a free shuttle too. The new wellness area, complete with panoramic pool, is ideal after a day of walking. You won’t be disappointed by dinner, every bite is full of flavour and there’s a Tyrolean themed night once a week, so you can try some of the region’s most popular food.

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Hotel Somont

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Hotel Somont is run by the lovely Rudiferia family and we’re confident that you’ll have a great stay here. The hotel’s constantly being updated - the newest addition is the spa. Nothing beats it after a day on the Dolomite’s walking and cycling trails. The interiors have a modern alpine feel and each room is styled differently, with homely touches. They’ve all got private balconies too! The best thing about staying here is the food - the restaurant Somont describes itself as taking guests on an Alpine culinary journey and they only use ingredients found within the South Tyrol region.

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Hotel Cesa Tyrol

HHHH (Canazei)

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Hotel Dolomiti

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(Canazei)

Hotel Dolomiti’s design is heavily influenced by the Haus of Habsburg so you can expect high, vaulted ceilings and vintage furniture. It pays homage to its Ladin, Trentino and Tyrloean roots perfectly. It also feels very warm and welcoming, with cosy rooms and friendly staff. There’s lots of places to explore nearby, both in the town of Canazei itself and the numerous walks around Alta Val di Fassa - all with great signage and different levels depending on your experience and ability. Relax in the wellness area after - there’s a whirlpool, Turkish bath, solarium and chromo-therapy showers.

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Hotel La Perla

HHHH (Canazei) Hotel La Perla’s right in the centre of Canazei and within easy walking distance to the Belvedere cable car - your gateway to incredible mountain hikes and bike rides. The hotel’s run by the Derbertol family. You’ll feel their passion for the area as soon as you arrive. The interiors have typical alpine features and cosy bedrooms. Catch some rays on the sun terrace or head to the spa, where there’s a nice indoor pool. For dinner you can look forward to fantastic local cuisine and after, check out the Tyrolean style tavern to try their traditional beers.

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The Soraruf family have been running Hotel Cesa Tyrol for 40 years and their knowledge of the area’s biking and walking trails is second to none. This is one of the finest hotels in the area and perfect if you want to be in the heart of the incredible Dolomites and in walking distance of Canazei’s centre. It was renovated a few years ago and the stylish alpine interiors really complement the natural landscape. There’s a fab Tyrolean style bar, a tennis court made from quartziferous sands taken from the mountains, a two lane bowling alley (payable locally), gym and wellness area.


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Hotel Teresa

HHHH (Plan de Corones)

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Stay at Hotel Teresa in the village of San Vigilio di Marebbe at the foot of the Plan de Corones mountains. The area’s known for its hiking trails and biking with lots of downhill and free ride paths. The Schanung-Vallazza family and their team really know their stuff and offer free excursions - we loved going out wildlife watching in the UNESCO National Park. The rooms are really homely, with private balconies and great views. They serve hearty Landin cuisine that really hits the spot after being in the mountains. The spa’s a nice way to relax here too.

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Piccolo Hotel Claudia

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Elizabeth, Carlo and Claudia have run Piccolo Hotel Claudia in San Vigilio for the past twenty years - tending to all their guests needs. It has that classic mountain lodge feel, but with fresh modern touches and it’s a great base for hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and e-bikers. The Pedagà-Piz de Plaies cable car’s just 80 metres from the property, which takes you up to the Cianross summit. They have a small wellness centre, with a sauna and Turkish bath - great for soothing achy muscles. We love that they use locally sourced ingredients in their cooking - the food is really tasty!

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Hotel Monte Sella

HHHH (Plan de Corones) Hotel Monte Sella has to be one of our favourite mountain hotels. It’s in such a beautiful setting in San Vigilio de Merebbe and the historic building is stunning. Nothing beats the warm welcome from Norbert and Anna Cristiana, the owners they’re all about giving personal service here. It’s just 50 metres to the lifts, so it’s perfect for walkers and cyclists wanting to get up onto the higher trails - the views alone are worth heading up for! After a tough day hiking head to the spa - you can swim in the pool whilst enjoying panoramic views.

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Pair your stay in Merano with a resort on Lake Garda. Try Riva for more dramatic landscapes and sporting activity or Bardolino for gentle strolls beside the lake.

MERANO

Top tip Get the MeranCard to enjoy free public transport and free entry into over 80 museums in South Tyrol.

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Merano Merano’s a pretty spa town just a few miles south of the Austrian border and it’s got a lovely mix of Austro-Italian-Tyrolean cultures. The Passirio River flows through its centre and either side there’s little cafés and restaurants. You couldn’t ask for better scenery while you sip your coffee. You’ll be able to spot the vineyards and apple orchards in the hills too. This is a great wine-growing region so give the local DOC reds a try while you’re here. There’s varied terrain for walkers and cyclists just outside the town. We like the gentle routes along the flat irrigation channels of the Adige Valley.

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Get the full Merano experience and head to the thermal spa - it’s an oasis of health and wellbeing! There’s ten indoor and outdoor pools filled with the thermal waters of nearby Monte San Vigilio. There’s also lots of saunas and various treatments designed to help you truly relax.

In Merano you’ll find walks of all levels from easy strolls close to the resort to advanced high level treks in the high Alps - a walker’s paradise! The mountain lifts that operate in the summer link to trails with spectacular views and the Ventosa valley railway opens up walks through the valley.

Experience the unique culture of South Tyrol. It didn’t become part of Italy until after the Frist World War, it was part of Austria before. Don’t be surprised when you hear people speaking Italian and German, both are official languages of the region.

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Park Hotel Mignon

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Park Hotel Mignon is one of Merano’s finest hotels. It’s centrally located, with the centre just a five-minute walk away, surrounded by nature with established gardens. There’s plenty of shady spots to relax on a warm summer’s day. You’ll also find the swimming pool out here. The interiors are finished to the standard you’d expect from a five-star hotel. The GlattAmort-Ellmenreich family have really looked after the property and take pride in every detail. The rooms are beautiful and blend modern with traditional. For a special treat, upgrade to a Romantic Double Room. They’ve got stunning wood floors and south-facing balconies with garden views. The food at the hotel is possibly it’s best feature. Plenty of care goes into sourcing the finest local ingredients so you can enjoy the region’s typical dishes for breakfast and dinner, which is a five-course feast with regular theme nights. There’s so much to see and do in Merano and the surrounding areas but don’t forget to leave some time to relax in the hotel’s spa - there’s saunas, a pool and steam rooms. If you want to top up your tan head to the roof terrace - it’s the perfect sun trap and the views are a bonus!

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Hotel Meranerhof

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Step back in time to the Belle Époque era at the Hotel Meranerhof. The old-world elegance is perfect amongst the established gardens and the backdrop of the Dolomites. The hotel’s been run by the lovely Eisenkeil family since 1966 and they’ve worked hard to maintain the history of the property while making each guest feel welcome. We love the indoor pool here. It connects to the gardens with floor-to-ceiling windows so you can enjoy the views while you take a dip or chill out on one of the outdoor loungers and soak up the sun. Make sure you use the Finnish sauna and Roman steam bath too. The hotel’s surrounded by the southern Tyrolean mountain ranges with the peaks of Mutspitze, Hirzer and Tschigat providing breath-taking scenery. Dinner is served in a gorgeous glass ceiling atrium with the tables out on the terrace in the warmer months. Chef Arno Fritz and his team create phenomenal cuisine using local produce to offer some fantastic dishes like grilled sea bass with artichoke compote or venison salt baked with smoked beetroot and fresh barley. When you’re ready to explore, there’s no shortage of adventure to be had with the likes of the Merano Theatre, Princes’ Castle and fine art museum all within walking distance.

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Hotel Salgart

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Hotel Salgart has one of the most idyllic locations in Merano. It’s on the outskirts of the town, surrounded by vineyards and orchards, with views over the stunning Etch Valley. The centre of Merano is a pleasant 20-minute walk away or you can use the local buses that stop around a five-minute walk away from the hotel. This is a family-run place that strives to make every guest feel at home. The rooms were renovated in 2018 and have a modern style with balconies either facing the rear of the hotel, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet, or over the pool, where you can take advantage of the sun. The hotel’s amenities are plentiful with a lovely outdoor pool and a separate heated indoor pool. The new dining room offers panoramic views and local cuisine, using fresh produce to create South Tyrolean and Italian dishes.

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Hotel Adria

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Hotel Adria exudes elegance in its central position in Merano. They’ve carefully brought the Art Nouveau building into a new era with a perfect blend of classic interiors and modern comforts. Think parquet floors, bright walls broken up by rich fabrics, and vintage furniture. The attention to detail is incredible and it’s instantly a place where you feel at home. We love heading straight for the spa when we arrive here. There’s a modern indoor pool with hydro-massage fountains, Turkish bath, hot tub, salt steam bath and whirlpool. All with gorgeous views of the gardens that surround the hotel. If you’d rather get straight out and explore the town, the centre is just a 15-minute walk away along the Passer and Etsch riverside promenades. Cuisine is an incredibly important part of Italian culture and the Adria embraces that wholeheartedly. You can expect stunning four course dinners of ‘Alpine-Mediterranean fusion’ with fresh homemade pastas and seafood. It’s all served alongside a phenomenal wine list in the panoramic dining room.

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Combine your stay on Italy’s coast with a few days of sightseeing in Florence or Milan.

Top tip See the Muretto di Alassio, created by local artist Mario Berrino in the 1960s, signed by Ernest Hemingway and Charlie Chaplin.

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Liguria The Italian Riviera is one of Italy’s most glamorous and picturesque coastlines. It’s got a perfect mix of sleepy hamlets and chic seaside towns. North-westerly Liguria lines up some of the most amazing views. The Cinque Terre - a quintet of colourful fishing villages - is popular with hikers and day-trippers. Vineyards cloak the hills behind - the local dry white is a must-try. The chic village of Portofino shares this coastline, too. Colourful houses overlook a harbour filled with super-yachts, while artisan gelato parlours stick close to the water. Liguria has one more ace up its sleeve - it’s home to the most Blue Flag beaches in Italy. Expect petite slips of white-gold sand and Caribbean-clear water.

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Liguria has the most Blue Flag beaches of any region in Italy so it’s a great choice if you like the sea. There’s so many little coves and wide sandy beaches all along the coastline, with clean waters that make swimming irresistible. We like the Bay of Silence in Sestri Levante - stay for lunch at one of the waterside restaurants.

You’re definitely going to want to pack your camera for a holiday in Liguria. Everywhere you turn seems to have that perfect Instagram frame. Portofino is where you can get those famous shots. The bay is filled with colourful houses and the whole place is alive with flowers, celebrities and sunshine during the summer.

You should head for the Cinque Terre for Liguria’s best walking trails. You can walk between the five villages - take your time and stop in each one. The trails hug the coastline and head up into the cliffs so you’ll get incredible views along the way.

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Hotel Porto Roca

HHHH (Cinque Terre)

LIGURIA

Hotel Porto Roca has some of the best views in Liguria. It’s built right into the cliff with the sea just below - it’ll take your breath away. Best of all, it’s in Monterosso, which is one of the five villages of the Cinque Terre. Spend your holiday discovering the impossibly-beautiful UNESCO protected sights and when you’re back take a dip in the incredible infinity pool. Every morning a sumptuous buffet breakfast is served to set you up for the day ahead and during summer your meal can be enjoyed on the fabulous terrace. The hotel’s evening restaurant is a popular choice with both guests and locals. It offers regional specialties like fresh pesto and fish that’s been caught in the bay below the hotel.

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Hotel Excelsior Palace

HHHHH (Rapallo)

Hotel Excelsior Palace couldn’t get much closer to the sea. It’s right on the edge of Rapallo with amazing views over the Bay of Portofino. The best views are from the infinity pools in the beach club (normally open from mid-June to September). The main building dates back to 1901 and there’s lots of historic touches like antiques and paintings on the walls. The rooms have an old-world glamour, with parquet floors and large windows. Upgrade to an Exclusive Room for sea views and a balcony. The Lord Byron Restaurant serves seasonal, local dishes – we love dining al fresco here during the summer.

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Hotel Regina Elena

HHHH (Santa Margherita) Hotel Regina Elena is located right on the seafront in Santa Margherita, one of Liguria’s most charming resorts. It’s close to the exclusive town of Portofino too, which is just a 15-minute drive away. This is a welcoming, four-star hotel with lots of facilities, modern guest rooms and friendly staff. When you arrive, head straight for the spectacular roof terrace and the pool. Lay back on a lounger or in the whirlpool and enjoy panoramic views over the gulf. Directly in front of the hotel you’ll find the exclusive beach club (charges apply during high season) with a bar and restaurant.

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NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA

ITALY

Pair Sorrento with a few days in Rome or spend some time exploring Ischia - you’ll get to see a different side to the island by staying overnight.

Top tip Walk ‘The Path of the Gods’ an ancient mule trail that passes through the towns and villages of the Amalfi Coast.

Italy

Neapolitan Riviera With cliff-hugging towns, stylish islands and volcanic views, the Neapolitan Riviera is one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline in Italy. Many visitors make a beeline for Sorrento. This clifftop town sets out cobbled streets, churches and shady lemon groves above the Bay of Naples. The Amalfi Coast rolls out south of Sorrento and the colourful towns of Ravello, Positano and Amalfi spill down the cliffs. Capri and Ischia are a short hop across the water. Sail to Capri for stylish streets and artists’ workshops or to Ischia for thermal spas and mountain vineyards.

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It’s pretty easy to get around the Neapolitan Riviera and you can see most of it by basing yourself in Sorrento. There’s a train station here for day trips to Naples, while busses will take you along the coast to Amalfi. Regular ferries run to Capri and Ischia from the marina. There’s enough to see and do here to fill up a week with activities and sightseeing.

This is the home of pizza and you have to try an authentic slice in the city that invented it. Head down the coast and you’ll notice the lemon groves that are used to produce limoncello, a digestive that you’ll get served after dinner. We love the fresh fish and vegetables on the Amalfi Coast, and make sure you try some buffalo mozzarella from neighbouring Cilento.

We will always be fascinated by Pompeii. The town is famous for its unfortunate demise in the Mount Vesuvius eruption of 79 AD. Herculaneum is another town that met the same fate and has even better preserved buildings. We recommend taking a guided tour so you get the most out of your visit.

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Grand Hotel Royal

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Grand Hotel De La Ville

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Staying at Grand Hotel De La Ville means you’ll be just ten-minutes’ walk from the centre of Sorrento with all the amenities of this buzzing town on your doorstep. Up on the rooftop, there’s a lovely temperature controlled pool (normally open from May to September) and a terrace with amazing views towards Vesuvius. The Hibiscus Bar is just beside the pool, so you can enjoy drinks and snacks from the comfort of your lounger throughout the day. In the evening it becomes an enchanting place to enjoy a cocktail as you catch the last rays of sun as it sets over the Bay of Naples. There’s also a second, larger pool in the hotel’s small garden and the courtyard here has some nice shady spots to relax. The hotel’s known for its fantastic food. Expert chefs blend traditional cuisine using creative techniques that make the most of locally-grown ingredients. La Magnolia lounge bar is ideal is you fancy a post-dinner drink in an elegant, yet cosy setting. At the end of the day, you’ll find comfortable guest rooms that have been finished in a typical Neapolitan style. The double rooms have nice balconies that look out over the gardens and some have lateral sea views.

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We love the location of the Grand Hotel Royal. It’s on the edge of Sorrento so you get some fab sea views. It’s also right in the centre so in less than five-minutes’ walk you’ll find yourself if Piazza Tasso. It’s hard not to feel relaxed when you’re at this hotel. We’ve spent plenty of afternoons chilling out on the terrace and watching the boats pull in and out of the harbour. One of our favourite things to do is order glass of local wine from the bar and pick a front row seat as the sun sets over the Bay of Naples. There’s also lots of sunny spots in the garden where you can top up your tan and admire the exotic plants. If you need to cool off head for the pool, which has a nice secluded feel about it. You can keep yourself refreshed with drinks from the pool bar and even stay for a grilled lunch or fresh salad. A lift will take you down to the private bathing jetty that’s got direct access to the Mediterranean and sun loungers with umbrellas. There’s a bar here too. Inside the hotel feels really elegant. At dinner you’re treated to delicious food and excellent service. The dining room has a nice old-world feel about it with high ceilings, chandeliers and big windows looking out over the gardens and sea.


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Grand Hotel Due Golfi

HHHH (near Sorrento)

NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA

The Grand Hotel Due Golfi is in the charming village of Sant’Agata and looks out over the Bay of Naples. We love the views from the infinity pool. There’s a free shuttle service that will take you to Piazza Antiche Mura in the centre of Sorrento. The drive only takes about 20 minutes and it’s a really convenient way to get into town. After a day of sightseeing we loved coming back for a drink on the terrace or in the bar before dinner. The restaurant is a real highlight. Choose from the seasonal menu of typical Neapolitan specialties.

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Hotel Rivage

HHH (Sorrento) This lovely hotel is in the historic centre of Sorrento. From the small rooftop pool you’ll have great views over the Bay of Naples towards Mount Vesuvius. The bar’s conveniently nearby, so if you fancy a poolside drink the friendly staff will be more than happy to arrange that for you. The restaurant is just beside the pool with chairs and tables sprawled out onto the panoramic terrace. We loved sitting out here, enjoying the mild summer evenings and the tasty Neapolitan cuisine. The fresh seafood was a real treat!

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Hotel California

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Hotel California has a spectacular location overlooking Positano. You can get that perfect Instagram photo right from the hotel’s terrace. You’ll get to enjoy breakfast here each morning too - what a great way to start the day! There’s only 15 rooms and the hotel manages to make everyone feel at home. The welcoming Cinque family have been running it since its conversion from a royal Neapolitan residence. Each bedroom has been lovingly decorated in a traditional and unique style. Some have original painted ceilings and tiled floors, while others come with hot tubs. They’re all topped off with spectacular sea views.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior

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NEAPOLITAN RIVIERA

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is all about the sea views. It’s about 1,500 feet above the town of Amalfi and on the edge of the cliff, which means you get uninterrupted views from pretty much everywhere in the hotel. Every room comes with a private balcony so you can step out each morning and enjoy relaxing sea views before heading to breakfast. We love the restaurant’s terrace and it’s hard not to linger over your morning coffee when the views are this good. When you do manage to tear yourself away, it’s quite easy to visit the Amalfi Coast and explore the area. There’s a free shuttle from the hotel that will have you in the centre of Amalfi in less than 15 minutes.

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Botania Relais & Spa

HHHH (Ischia)

This hotel has an incredible setting, surrounded by seven acres of beautiful park. Trails wind through the gardens so you can enjoy walks or just sit by the heated pool. There’s plenty of sun loungers and shady spots if you need to escape the sun for a while. This is an authentic Italy hotel with welcoming staff, traditional rooms and a great thermal spa. The hotel’s restaurant serves typical dishes from Ischia using the freshest local food - many of the ingredients have been grown in their own organic vegetable garden. If you’re here to explore Ischia, you’ll love the location of this hotel. Some of the most popular sights on the island are in easy reach.

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SICILY

ITALY

There’s so much to see and do in Sicily, we think it’s best to stay in more than one resort. Pair Taormina with a few days in Cefalù or head across to the Aeolian Islands.

Top tip Take the cable car down to Taormina Mare and swim at the picturesque beach of Isola Bella.

Italy

Sicily Sicily has over a thousand years of history to discover. Thanks to its outpost off the southwest coast of Italy, it’s had a near-continuous ebb and flow of settlers - from North Africans and Romans to Ancient Greeks and Normans. Everything from the food to the architecture is a cultural mash. Fans of classical history can walk through the Valley of the Temples or admire the pristine Greco-Roman amphitheatre above Taormina. Meanwhile, the beautiful south east has baroque towns that cling to cliffs and Syracuse, which is home to Ortygia - the Ancient Greek city centre.

Best for Sightseeing

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Our favourite things about Sicily is that no town or village is the same. You could easily spend a couple of weeks here and still have plenty to see and do. Taormina’s a good base for excursions to Mount Etna and you can get to the Aeolian Islands from here too. Stay in Syracuse and discover towns like Noto and Modica - there’s plenty of baroque architecture here. Cefalù has the best beach though!

The Greek Theatre in Taormina is Sicily’s most famous historic landmark. They still put on shows here and the film festival brings in A-listers from around the world. The views from inside are spectacular so bring your camera along. Syracuse has its own ancient theatre and the Valley of the Temples is an absolute must for history buffs - it has some of the best preserved ancient Greek temples in the world.

Sicily’s food is wonderfully unique. Thanks to the Greeks, olive oil is abundant - pick up a bottle to take home with you. Pistachios are grown in the foothills of Mount Etna and sprinkled on top of cannoli - a sweet, ricotta filled desert. The island is known for its street food, which is a perfect excuse to snack as you wander around - try arancini (rice-filled balls) and scaccia (a type of sandwich).

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Hotel Villa Diodoro

HHHH (Taormina)

The dining room has Belle Époque décor and high ceilings. Ask to be seated beside the windows if you can to make the most of the view. The whole dining experience is a very elegant affair. On the warm summer evenings, we loved sitting on the comfy armchairs of the Bar il Vecchio Carrubo terrace. The rooms have a classic Italian feel. If you upgrade to the Superior Room you’ll have a lovely furnished balcony that looks out over the gardens. Some have side views towards the sea. Or go all out and book a Deluxe Room, where you can watch the beautiful Mount Etna from the comfort of your balcony.

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Baia del Capitano

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Hotel Baia del Capitano has a great Mediterranean style throughout and a laid back atmosphere. It’s located in the Bay of Mazzoforno, just four kilometres away from the historical centre of Cefalù. From its elevated position you get views over the sea towards the picturesque town. The rooms are decorated in a typical Sicilian style and offer plenty of comfort and modern amenities - most have views over the hotel’s Mediterranean gardens but upgrades to a sea view are available for a supplement. Your time at the hotel can be as relaxing or active as you want - there’s plenty on offer for everyone. You can relax by the pool, where you can keep your glass topped up with drinks from the pool bar or lay back in the whirlpool; or head to the nearby private sandy beach where there are plenty of loungers (normally open mid June to mid September). There’s lots of activities available too including tennis, cycling and scuba diving (some activities are payable locally). The centre of Cefalù is around a 15-minute drive away and local buses stop directly outside the hotel. This is a charming seaside town with a lovely historic centre that’s filled with stunning architecture, restaurants and bars.

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Villa Diodoro is built on the hillside with views over the Bay of Naxos and Mount Etna. It’s under ten-minutes’ stroll to Corso Umberto, Taormina’s main street, yet inside the quiet sanctuary of the hotel you wouldn’t believe it. You could spend all day just enjoying the views and lounging beside the large outdoor pool. If you’d like to make the most of Taormina’s beautiful coastline, the hotel runs a shuttle service (payable locally) that takes you to their sister hotel where you can use the sunbeds and umbrellas free of charge on the lovely private beach.


Multi-centre holidays

PUGLIA

ITALY

The Amalfi Coast isn’t too far from Puglia and we love seeing two very different coastlines in one holiday.

Top tip Visit the sanctuary at Santa Maria di Leuca on the southernmost point of the Salento heel.

Italy

Puglia Puglia is a region filled with white-gold beaches, walled clifftop cities and ancient olive groves - and it’s largely untouched by tourism. This sleepy region is the rising star of the Italian south. The south-eastern strip of Italy is where you’ll find some of the best examples of southern baroque architecture. Gold-hued Lecce is nicknamed the Florence of the South and Gallipoli pairs beach clubs with renowned seafood ristorantes (the local lobster is a must-try). Just don’t forget the town of Alberobello - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a distinctive skyline of conical-roofed trulli.

R Bari R Locorotondo R Polignano a Mare

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R Castellana Caves

Puglia is a farmer’s region so the food comes straight from the field to your table and locallysourced produce is the star of the show. The region produces most of Italy’s olive oil and you can visit some of the farms for a tasting. Another must-do is spending time in Bari where ladies will sit on the street making orecchiette, or ‘little ears’, Puglia’s pasta.

There’s some great cycle paths through Puglia’s central region. Miles of paths run through the countryside, past olive groves and trulli. They’re flat so suitable for all abilities. You can take your bike to the coast too and cycle along the quiet roads, or head up into the hills to visit the ancient towns.

Puglia has some of the best beaches in Italy. The central region is filled with trendy beach clubs where you can top up your tan on a lounger or try some water sports. The south has sandy beaches and plenty of them. Marina de Pescoluse is our favourite - there’s clear, shallow water and white sands.

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ITALY

Venice is Europe’s most romantic city and if you’re going there to celebrate a special occasion, arrive in style on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

VENICE

Top tip The canals of Venice have an impressive 400 bridges connecting the city’s 118 Islands.

Italy

Venice Venice is a city for the curious, getting lost here is half the fun. Time-worn streets lead you past tiny pizzerias and shops hung with Venetian masks. Gondoliers glide down waterways navigated by their ancestors, while vaporetti speed down the Grand Canal to St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Islands gather in the surrounding Venetian Lagoon - and each have their own specialty. Nip over to Murano to see the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander the canals framed by rainbow-coloured houses.

Excursions R Walking tour R Doge’s Palace R Golden Basilica R Gondola serenade

Best for History

Best for Culture

Best for Sightseeing

Venice was once the gateway for trade between Europe and the Byzantine empire, which brought a lot of wealth to the city and makes it a fascinating place to explore. See some of the best examples of Byzantine architecture in St. Mark’s Square and explore the museums.

Whatever your reasons for coming to the floating city, great art and culture is unavoidable. We can’t get enough of the city’s galleries. The Bellini family’s creations are beautiful examples of a classic Venetian style - see them in the Gallerie dell’Accademia.

There’s plenty to see and do in Venice’s historic centre but we like to venture off the beaten track a bit. The Jewish Quarter is always great to see and a good way to mingle with the locals. During the summer, jump on a boat and head to the Lido. There’s lots of sandy beaches and fishermen’s towns to discover.

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VERONA

ITALY

Verona’s pretty close to Lake Garda so we recommend heading here after your stay to spend some time by the lake. Or, you can take the train to Venice and see two cities in one holiday.

Top tip Visit Veronetta on the right bank of the River Adige to explore the quieter lanes, street food scene and the 16th century Giardino Giusti.

Italy

Verona The little city of Verona might be the home of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet - but it gained star status long before Shakespeare found inspiration beneath Juliet’s balcony. Back in the first century, Verona was a Roman stronghold. Arena di Verona - one of the most impressive Roman sites in Italy - transforms into a spectacular opera venue each summer. And the Teatro Romano still hosts plays and music performances 2,000 years after it was built. Elsewhere, pink marble townhouses and piazzas (including the cavernous Piazza Bra) hide away osterie wine bars stocked with local Soave and Amarone wine.

Best for Culture

Best for Sightseeing

The Verona opera is one for the bucket list. Sitting in the ancient, open-air arena and watching a performance is one of the most incredible experiences you can have. Even if you’re not attending the opera, try and be in the piazza during the evening in the summer. It’s a great place to people watch as everyone starts to arrive in their tuxedos and cocktail dresses.

Verona is a small city - we love this as you’ll get to see everything on a city break and go at a nice, leisurely pace. Start off in Piazza Bra to see the arena before walking to Juliet’s balcony and Piazze Erbe for the market. There’s some lovely walks to do along the river too.

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ITALY

Milan is the gateway to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. We love chilling by the water after a busy few days sightseeing in the city.

MILAN

Top tip Enjoy free entry to Milan’s municipal museums on the first Sunday (all day) and the first and third Tuesday of the month (2pm onwards).

Italy

Milan From the architectural grandeur of Milan Cathedral to the high fashion boutiques of Via Monte Napoleone, Milan lives up to its title of the design capital of Italy. You could explore the 19th century Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the oldest shopping arcade in the world. Or peoplewatch from one of the ristorantes that frame Piazza del Duomo. Milan’s aperitivo scene is legendary, with bars as stylish as the fashionistas who lounge in them. If it’s art you’re after, head for Sforza Castle and its collection of Renaissance masterpieces. Another kind of art awaits you at Teatro alla Scala - a theatre with a programme of Verdi, Puccini and Rossini.

Best for Culture

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Milan is a great city for art and culture - it’s the home of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, after all, and La Scala opera house puts on fantastic performances year round. There’s more modern culture here too. Milan is a powerhouse of fashion with the world’s most well-known fashion week’s taking place in the city twice a year.

The historic centre of Milan is quite small so you can see all the sights on foot. The Duomo is a must-see. Its gothic exterior is stunning with so many intricate details. You can go inside and on the roof to see it up close, but our favourite views are from the rooftop bars in the piazza.

Milan claims to be the birthplace of the aperitivo and we really recommend you try it when you’re here. Between 7pm and 9pm every night the bars come alive with people just finishing work and sitting down for a cocktail and snacks before dinner. It’s lively, fun and a great way to spend your evening.

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ROME

ITALY

Rome & Sorrento is our most popular multi-centre. You’ll get to see the best of Italy by following a few days in the capital, with a week on the country’s most beautiful coastline.

Top tip Remember to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome nearly €700,000 worth of coins are thrown in each year!

Italy

Rome The capital city of Rome is Italy’s masterwork. You can marvel at the Colosseum, Vatican City and Roman Forum in the UNESCO-listed historic centre. Away from the well-worn paths, Rome has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Dive into medieval neighbourhoods like Trastevere for narrow trattoria-lined streets and hidden chapels - the area comes alive at night with locals enjoying an aperitivo before heading out to dinner. Discover the city’s stunning piazzas or take some time out in the manicured Villa Borghese gardens. And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the city changes. An ever-changing flow of new restaurants, art exhibitions and festivals means that there’s always an excuse to revisit Rome.

Best for Sightseeing

Best for History

Best for Photography

There’s more to see in Rome than any other city in the world. Most of its wonders are not in the museums but in the streets, so simply stroll around the centre and take it all in. We love Piazza Navona, it’s a beautiful square and the markets at nearby Campo dei Fiori are perfect for a lunchtime snack.

There’s over 3,000 years of history in Rome and there’s more sights being uncovered every year. Feel like you’ve stepped back in time on a tour of the Colosseum’s underground arena or spend some time walking through the Roman Forum. Our favourite place to go is the Pantheon. It’s an incredible architectural feat and one of the oldest churches in Europe.

There’s so many iconic shots to capture in Rome - the spiral staircase at St. Peter’s Basilica and the key hole at Aventine Hill will challenge your skills. For some city panoramas, head for one of the central rooftop bars or jump in a taxi to the Rome Cavalieri hotel where you can get a glass of champagne on the terrace as you take pictures.

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Roma Pass Buy a Roma Pass for discounted entry into many museums and archaeological sites plus free public transport for 48 or 72 hours.

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ITALY

Get your fix of world famous art by extending your holiday with a few nights in Venice or Rome. Or, add on a stay in Liguria to explore the picturesque coastline.

FLORENCE

Top tip Visit Gelateria La Carraia for a refreshing treat in the city that invented gelato.

Italy

Florence The Tuscan capital of Florence is a city made by art lovers for art lovers. The Renaissance took its first steps here in the 15th century, painting the city with architectural wonders like the Palazzo Pitti and Uffizi Gallery. Climb to the top of Florence Cathedral - Il Duomo - to admire a skyline sculpted from Gothic towers and terracotta rooftops. Florence is best explored by foot and you can easily wander the UNESCO-listed city centre in a day. Had your fill of Michelangelos and da Vincis? It’s time to explore Florence’s other love - food. Finish off your day with a Florentine steak or settle down with a glass of Chianti sourced straight from the Tuscan countryside.

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There’s art everywhere you turn in Florence. Grab a ticket to the Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see some of the best painting and sculptures in the world. Some of the prettiest art is outside though - the architecture in the city is stunning. The Boboli gardens are a must-do too!

Foodies should head straight for Mercato Centrale, a two storey market selling the best produce in Tuscany. The top floor is dedicated to pop up restaurants. The city is filled with hearty Tuscan dishes (our favourite is Bistecca Fiorentina) and wines from the countryside. There’s some serious gelaterias too with all sorts of unique flavours to try.

Florence may be small but it’s packed with things to see. The city’s an outdoor museum with beautiful piazzas and lovely gardens. One of our favourite things to do is seek out some of the artisan shops like shoemakers, bookbinders and ceramicists and learn about their traditional crafts.

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Firenze Card Buy a Firenze Card for entrance into the major museums and galleries including the Uffizi and the Academia.

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SWITZERLAND

14 Resorts

Switzerland

Every step’s an adventure

Lakes Lake Brienz 161 Interlaken

Lake Lucerne 177 Weggis 180 Lucerne

Lake Geneva 186 Montreux

Mountains 155 Saas Fee 158 Zermatt 166 Wilderswil 168 Mürren 170 Wengen 174 Grindelwald 182 Kandersteg 184 Davos 184 Klosters

Scenic Routes 153 154

Glorious Glacier Express Swiss Classic Tour

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Fall in love with a country of contrasts Summer in Switzerland is simply amazing. Its stunning scenery includes dramatic snow-dusted peaks, tranquil shimmering lakes with mild climates, impressive gorges, gushing waterfalls and world-famous mountains in between. Whether you venture just outside of town or all the way up a mountain, exploring Switzerland’s natural treasures will be a memorable experience. From glaciers to palm trees, enjoy summer in Switzerland.

Switzerland Highlights Fresh air - The first thing you notice is the air. Mountain air is lower in allergens - hence purer and proven to boost your health. Lakeside strolls, flowery meadow walks, shimmering mountain lakes and hikes - the terrain is spectacular and varied. And all with the stunning snow-capped Alps as a backdrop. Zero stress - It’s what you want on your family holiday and it’s exactly what some exceptional hotels and locations in Switzerland will provide. Cuisine - Alongside the national cuisine you will experience locally sourced ingredients incorporated in countless variations of international cuisine.

Multi-centre Holidays Scenic rail journeys define Switzerland. We’ve put together a couple of multi-centre holidays with fantastic itineraries. Both providing you with unforgettable travel on the famous scenic rail routes. Otherwise, create your own - flexible durations and combinations of resorts with train transfers give you an opportunity to see more of the country in one holiday.

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Exploring Switzerland Switzerland by train, bus, boat or cable car is both exciting and relaxing. Swiss public transport takes you to the most beautiful mountain panoramas and romantic lakes. Covered by a variety of travel passes. Jungfrau Travel Pass

Graubünden Pass

From: £125 for 3 days. Other durations are also available. This great pass covers many excursions and walkers’ lifts in the Jungfrau Region including to Kleine Scheidegg, Schynige Platte, Harder Kulm, Männlichen, Pfingstegg and First.

From: Sfr57 (2 days within 7 days, 2nd Class, book locally) Great for exploring further afield in Graubünden on the regional trains including to Chur, St. Moritz and Arosa, plus the incredible UNESCO Bernina Express (seat reservation extra).

Available from: Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Lake Thun & Wilderswil.

Available from: Davos, Klosters.

Bernese Oberland Regional Pass

Lake Geneva Regional Pass

From: £144 for 3days. Other durations are available. Best for those wishing to explore further afield in the Bernese Oberland, this pass includes most benefits of the Jungfrau Travel Pass, plus regional trains to Gstaad, Bern, Lucerne and Meiringen and travel on the Brienzer Rothorn.

From: £93 (any 3 days within 7) This pass covers unlimited travel on trains, boats and mountain transport around Lake Geneva including boats to Vevey, Geneva, Evian, Lausanne, Gruyères & Gstaad and the Rochers-de-Naye mountain railway.

Available from: Grindelwald, Wengen, Mürren, Interlaken, Wilderswil, Lake Thun and Kandersteg.

Available from: Montreux.

Tell Pass

The Swiss Travel Pass entitles you to unlimited travel on consecutive days throughout the rail, bus and boat Swiss Travel System network. This pass also covers scenic routes including free journeys on local trams and buses in around 90 towns and cities and Mount Rigi. The pass offers 25 - 50% reduction on most other mountain-top trains and cable cars as well as free admission to more than 500 museums. 3, 4, 8,15 days from £192

From: £157 for 2 days. Other durations are available. Best for exploring Lake Lucerne and further afield, this pass includes travel to the Pilatus Kulm, Rigi Kulm, Mount Titlis and Stanserhorn for great walking opportunities. Unlimited boat trips on Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug as well as train travel to Meriringen, Engelburg & ArthGoldau. Available from: Lucerne and Weggis.

Swiss Travel Pass

Zermatt Peak Pass

Special offer for Inghams guests 2 for 1 Bernese Oberland Regional Pass

From: £125 for 3 days. Other durations available. Ideal for sightseers, walkers and nature lovers alike, the Peak Pass gives you unlimited travel on Zermatt’s cable cars, gondolas and mountain railways to discover the Matterhorn country terrain.

All prices shown include the Discount Travel Card reductions where applicable.

Pre-book two 2nd class passes for arrivals between 24-31 May & 12-19 September and receive one free.

Available from: Zermatt. High season July/ August. Low season all other months.

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SWITZERLAND GLORIOUS GLACIER EXPRESS

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Glorious Glacier Express Highlights SELF-GUIDED

11 OR 12 DAYS

10 OR 11 BREAKFASTS 10 OR 11 DINNERS

Enjoy a fairytale train ride across southern Switzerland on the Glorious Glacier Express Discover the many romantic castles, vineyards and festivals dotted around Lake Thun Scenic hiking opportunities in Davos and Klosters

Your Hotels Standard

HHH Seehotel Bönigen, Interlaken HHH Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt FLIGHTS INCLUDED

HHH Hotel Sport, Klosters Superior

HHHH Hotel Metropole, Interlaken HHHH Hotel Mirabeau, Zermatt HHHHH Hotel Seehof, Davos

Combining stays in three contrasting areas of Switzerland, this three centre independent rail holiday gives you a fantastic overview of Switzerland’s varied scenery and includes a journey on one of the most famous train lines in the world - the dramatic ‘Glacier Express’ - an unforgettable holiday experience. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery - the panoramic carriages ensure you do not miss a thing! Day 1 (Wednesday or Saturday) Arrive and take the scenic rail transfer from the airport to Interlaken. Day 2 (Thursday or Sunday) Optional boat cruise on Lake Thun or visit the historic castle featuring 900 years of history. Day 3 (Friday or Monday) Today head into the mountains of the Jungfrau massif and experience this spectacular landscape. In the afternoon enjoy an optional visit to the pretty mountain village of Mürren before travelling by train back to Interlaken. Day 4 (Saturday or Tuesday) Guests staying ten nights travel to Zermatt or continue your stay for one extra night in Interlaken. Day 5 (Sunday or Wednesday) Guests staying 11 nights travel to Zermatt for their three night stay. A walk around the village reveals traditions, past and present. A must trip is an optional journey on the Gornergrat railway for stunning views of the glaciers and the Matterhorn. Day 6 (Monday or Thursday) Staying local today, perhaps take a ramble along the Matterhorn trail through meadows down to Staffelalp.

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Day 7 (Tuesday or Friday) Stay local in Zermatt or take an optional journey up the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise for breathtaking views. Day 8 (Wednesday or Saturday) The highlight of your holiday - a full day on board the famous ‘Glacier Express’ train for your journey to either Davos or Klosters for a three or four night stay (approx. eight hours, change of train required). Day 9 (Thursday or Sunday) Today is free to explore with your guest card. Day 10 (Friday or Monday) Optional excursion on the famous Bernina Express train route to visit St. Moritz the sun-kissed Alpine metropolis. Day 11 (Saturday or Tuesday) Guests staying ten nights depart to Zurich airport for your flight home. Guests staying 11 nights can enjoy local walk. Day 12 (Wednesday) Guests staying 11 nights transfer to Zurich airport (approx. 2½ hours) for your flight home. All optional extras are payable locally.

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SWITZERLAND SWISS CLASSIC TOUR

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Swiss Classic Tour with Bernina and Glacier Express Highlights 10 DAYS

9 BREAKFASTS 9 DINNERS

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Discount travel card included, worth over £100 Full day excursion on the spectacular Bernina Express train from St. Moritz to Tirano Full day excursion on the famous Glacier Express train from St. Moritz to Zermatt with a three course lunch included 1st class rail transfers throughout Optional & scenic mountain excursions up the Gornergrat, Matterhorn & Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe at 3,454 metres (payable locally) Walking opportunities in St. Moritz with free unlimited use of lifts

Your Hotels HHHH The Romantik Hotel HHHH Wilden Mann, Lucerne HHHH Hotel Monopol, St. Moritz HHHH Parkhotel Beau Site, Zermatt

Enjoy an excellent introduction to one of Europe’s most spectacular countries. You’ll enjoy unforgettable experiences including the Bernina and Glacier Express rail journeys and explore the country’s prettiest towns and dramatic scenery. Day 1 Arrive at Zurich airport and transfer to the lakeside resort of Lucerne (approx. one hour). Day 2 Walk through Lucerne’s quaint Old Town with its traffic-free streets, frescoed buildings and historic monuments including the must-see Chapel Bridge. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to discover the region and perhaps take a boat ride on the stunning lake. Day 3 Enjoy a free day of leisure or activity with easy access from the city via boat and mountain transport to the vast Lake Lucerne region. Perhaps visit the neighbouring resorts of Weggis or Vitznau. Day 4 Leave Lucerne for the stylish resort of St. Moritz (approx. four hours). Relax this afternoon with a gentle stroll down the main promenade, browse the shops and enjoy an optional delicious hot chocolate in one of the many cafés. Day 5 Embark on the spectacular Bernina Express panoramic train day trip from St Moritz to Tirano in Italy, passing through 55 tunnels and crossing almost 200 bridges. Day 6 A free day to explore St. Moritz’s splendid countryside and cool off in one of the region’s lakes. Perhaps take a day hike to Corvatsch or Corviglia for inspiring 360° views along a panoramic trail.

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Day 7 Depart St Moritz on the famous ‘Glacier Express’ train on the approx. eight hours journey to Zermatt. We have reserved a 1st class seat for you and lunch is also included on board. Day 8 A free day to explore Zermatt and really soak up the traditional Swiss ambience. Take a stroll through the enchanting traffic-free streets, discover the old village known as ‘Hinterdorf’ that’s home to more than 30 buildings constructed over 500 years ago in the traditional style of barns and stores of Upper Valais. Day 9 Another free day with the choice to explore independently. Discover the 21 mountain cable cars, cog railways and gondolas which open up the vast hiking network or join the guide on an optional excursion. Day 10 Transfer to Zurich airport for your return journey home (approx. three hours) or extend your stay and transfer to Grindelwald.

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Multi-centre holidays Zermatt and Kandersteg are popular choices to combine with Saas Fee. Cross the French border and there’s lots of options to extend your holiday too.

SAAS FEE

Top tip A day-trip to Zermatt to see the iconic Matterhorn is a must.

Switzerland

Saas Fee Saas Fee is a picturesque traffic-free mountain resort retaining the charm of its rural past, with narrow winding streets and sun-worn houses and barns. The great-value free resort card allows guests to encounter spectacular views from the higher walking trails and to discover all this region has to offer with unlimited use of ten cableways (all except the Metro Alpin), as well as free travel on all PostAuto buses from Niedergut to Saas Fee and from SaasGrund to Mattmark.

Best for Walking

Best for Wildlife

Best for Exploring

The walking possibilities are endless with over 350 kilometres of well-marked paths - the free use of most resort lifts and local buses for all guests make it easy to explore this beautiful area. Several cable cars and chairlifts take you up above the village for spectacular views and higher walking paths, many above the treeline.

The local area around Saas Fee is full of wildlife. Walk along the path between Spielboden and Saas-fee and it is not uncommon to spot wild marmots. Sometimes well hidden in their burrows but occasionally popping out to say hello. With a little luck, they may even come and eat straight from your hand.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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R Zermatt - The Matterhorn Village R Glacier Trail guided walk More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Resort Card Your ‘Citizen’s Passport’ resort card gives you: R Free use of most resort lifts and cable cars (most lifts open mid Jun - Oct 21) R Free use of local buses to surrounding villages R Reduced entrance to many attractions

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Hotel Schweizerhof Gourmet & Spa

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SAAS FEE

Lovingly run by Benita and Medy Hischier and their team, guests return year after year to this very comfortable hotel situated in an excellent location just a few minutes’ walk to the village centre and lifts. The general facilities, attractive public areas and above all the superb spa area are amongst the very best in Saas Fee. The ‘Wave’ spa offers a real retreat after a day exploring and includes an indoor swimming pool, outdoor whirlpool, steam room, panoramic sauna and relaxation areas. Complemented by high standards of cuisine and service, the half board arrangement here includes an excellent daily buffet breakfast and served evening meals. Comfortable double and twin bedrooms sleeping up to three are available.

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Hotel Allalin

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Hotel Allalin is a very attractive family-run hotel with excellent standards, enjoying a central yet quiet location and representing excellent value for money. Receiving excellent feedback, the hotel is a favourite in our programme due to the friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome. The lifts are a short five-minute walk away so you are well placed to explore the superb walking opportunities in the region. Buffet breakfast and six course evening meals including salad and cheese buffets are enjoyed on your half board arrangement. Be sure to relax with a drink in the bar and modern lounge, or in the pleasant gardens and terrace where you can sit and enjoy the complimentary afternoon tea and cakes. Other facilities include a new sauna and relaxation area where you can enjoy lovely views. Traditionally styled rooms can be made up as twins or doubles, larger Suites sleep up to four guests and are great for families.

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Typical ‘Superior’ room

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Hotel Park

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Hotel Bristol Yoga House

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This small, family-run hotel has a great location just a few minutes’ walk to the village centre and five-minutes’ walk to the main resort lifts. Known for its warm welcome and superb mountain views which can be enjoyed from the hotels terrace where we recommend relaxing with a drink and taking in the scenery. Hotel Bristol Yoga House has recently been rebranded with the addition of new yoga rooms and facilities with yoga, pilates and meditation classes offered (pay locally). On half board a buffet breakfast is available every morning, and four course meals served in the evenings.

Hotel Bristol Yoga House

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SAAS FEE

The charming Hotel Park provides a good standard of accommodation and is run by Jutta and Patrick Rossi-Bumann who look forward to welcoming you. In a quiet yet central location only three-minutes’ walk to the Alpin Express lift, the hotel is highly recommended for those seeking a typically Swiss and authentic experience. The cuisine on offer is a perfect blend of international and local influences; four course evening meals and a buffet breakfast are included for half board guests. Our guests love to relax on the veranda terrace or in the lush gardens.


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Multi-centre holidays

ZERMATT

Our escorted Swiss Classic Tour combines the resorts of Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lucerne with a fantastic itinerary and unforgettable journeys on the Bernina and Glacier Express.

Top tip The Kirchbrücke bridge is a popular viewpoint in the village. Make sure you are up early if you want to see the first rays of sun light up the pinnacle of the Matterhorn.

Switzerland

Zermatt Surrounded by some of Europe’s most iconic mountains - the Matterhorn, Dom and Monte Rosa - and their dazzling glaciers, Zermatt’s charming car-free village has plenty of character with amazing walking opportunities. Featuring an excellent mountain transport network including the Gornergrat rack railway, guests can access breathtaking circular panoramic trails and nearby lakes. The quaint little streets of the old farming village are home to highend boutiques, cafés and mouth-watering chocolate shops.

Best for Walking

Best for Nature

Best for Exploring

Zermatt has over 400 kilometres of well-maintained and marked paths suitable for all grades of walker. Take advantage of the wonderful network of cable cars, gondolas and funiculars from the villages for gentle strolls or full day hikes. The ‘Blumenweg’ (‘Flower-trail’, approx. 1½ hrs) runs close to the village and introduces you to a variety of alpine flowers along the way.

The Gorner Gorge is one of the most fascinating natural beauties of Zermatt. It’s easily accessible, just a 20-minute walk from the southern side of the village. The gorge was formed by the Gornera River over thousands of years and is marked by bizarre formations and spectacular waterfalls. A secured path with galleries and wooden bridges leads through the gorge. It takes 15 minutes to walk.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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R Gornergrat Rack Railway R Saas Fee Glacier Village More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Peak Pass The ideal pass to buy for sightseers, walkers and nature lovers. This travel pass is available for three, six or nine consecutive days and offers unlimited trips on the local cable cars, gondolas and mountains of Zermatt. It also includes entrance to the Glacier Palace.

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Parkhotel Beau Site

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Start your day well with breakfast from the large buffet spread. Half board evening meals in the ‘3 Seasons’ restaurant are also buffet style with a live cooking station. An à la carte credit of up to CHF 55 per full paying guest is also available to dine in a variety of in-house and external restaurants. ‘The Grill Restaurant’ has a fantastic selection of meat, fish and vegetable dishes from the charcoal Grill. Whilst the ‘Walliserkanne’ and ‘China Garden’ restaurants offer some great alternatives including fondue and international cuisine, approx. 400 metres away. A variety of rooms sleeping up to four are available, many with Matterhorn views and balconies.

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Hotel Schönegg

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Sitting in a scenic elevated position above Zermatt, the glorious Hotel Schönegg is reached by lift from village level and provides cinematic views across the Matterhorn. The hotel’s chalet-style interior gives an aura of class and sophistication. Explore the rustic restaurant, bar, and the several viewing points and terraces to appreciate this incredible setting - the infinity terrace has fabulous views of the Matterhorn. The modern spa contains two whirlpools, a Finnish sauna, steam room, adventure shower, Kneipp basin and relaxation area. If you fancy a dip, the indoor pool in the adjacent Hotel Alpenroyal is available for all guests to use. On half board, enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast and fine four course evening meal where alternatives can be requested. The dining room enjoys the fantastic Matterhorn views aswell. Combining luxurious and traditional furnishings with high quality oak and beautiful colours, twin rooms sleep up to three and are located in the main house.

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A firm favourite within our programme and enjoying a fantastic location just three-minutes’ walk (300 metres) to Zermatt’s main street and five minutes’ to the Sunnegga lift for access to the hiking area. Guests here can marvel at some of the best views over the village and towards the Matterhorn from its slightly elevated position. The facilities on offer include an indoor pool and extensive spa area with whirlpools, sauna and relaxation area.


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Hotel Alex

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ZERMATT

Hotel Alex has a cheerful ambience, traditional design and superb central location. You’ll be in an elevated valley position, just off the main street and only a few minutes’ walk to the Gornergrat railway. The hotel has a neat garden with a large patio, sunset bar, seating area and lounging area. Relax in this ideal holiday hub with refreshments and a picturesque Matterhorn backdrop. Explore the rustic tavern like feel in the cocktail lounge, dining hall, bar and snooker room, a large indoor pool and adjacent modern whirlpool, steam room and sauna. Work up an appetite knowing the delicious four course dinner awaits, always delivered with exceptional service. On half board arrangement, you also receive a hearty buffet breakfast. A variety or rooms are on offer, from singles to spacious Junior Suites with south facing balconies.

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Hotel Butterfly

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The rustic and elegant Hotel Butterfly is set in a central valley position. Under three-minutes’ walk to the Gornergrat mountain railway, train station, bus stop and Zermatt’s traffic-free streets. It has a pretty and rustic exterior and lovely traditional charm. The interior has an equally rustic feel, the bar, lounge and restaurant are all impressively furnished. Unwind in the sauna, steam room or the tranquil rear gardens. You can expect attentive service, first-class cuisine and high levels of comfort. Guests appreciate the homely food here. Your half board arrangement includes an extensive buffet breakfast and hearty four course evening meal. Choose from a variety of twins sleeping up to three adults. Bedrooms are neat and modern and immaculately kept, with comfortable modern furnishings and amenities including tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms.

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Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa

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Marvel the traditionally styled exterior and rustic design of this popular hotel in Zermatt. The Mirabeau has a perfect central location, just five minutes to the train station, lift, bus stop and centre. It’s managed by the third generation of the Julen family. The interior has a chic- boutique style design, with a modern reception, elegant lounge, classy mahogany bar and restaurant with floor to ceiling windows providing magnificent Matterhorn views. Unwind at the alpine hideaway spa in the crystal steam bath, multiple saunas, glacier showers, relaxation waterbeds, and lengthy modern swimming pool with whirlpool. Head to the back of the hotel and you’ll find charming gardens with lounging beds, a veranda and seating area. On half board enjoy a lavish breakfast buffet and attentively served five course evening meal. All bedrooms are bright and spacious with luxurious furnishings and balconies.

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Multi-centre holidays

INTERLAKEN

Interlaken is easily and well connected to various parts of Switzerland. Add on a few nights in the city of Lucerne, or perhaps the smaller village of Weggis on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

Top tip Take a cruise on the crystal clear lakes of Thun or Brienz. The day pass allows you as many journeys as you like on scheduled boats. Combine your excursion with a delicious meal on board or a walk along the shore while enjoying the unique view of the Bernese Alps.

Switzerland

Interlaken Interlaken is set between the sparkling waters of Lakes Thun and Brienz and enjoys a magnificent setting with the snow-capped peaks of the Jungfrau massif as the perfect backdrop. The main promenade is lined with flowers and fronted by a huge open meadow from where you can admire one of the most famous views in the world. Excursions are plentiful as lake steamers access surrounding villages along the shores, whilst trains and mountain railways take you higher into the walking terrain and surrounding peaks.

R Jungfrau Travel Pass 3/6*/7*/8* days

Best for Water based

Best for Culture

Best for Exploring

R Bernese Oberland Regional Pass 3/4/6 days

The deep blue waters of Lake Thun are so clean that you can see right down to the rocks at the bottom. Lake Brienz is turquoise due to the tiny glacier particles, which sink only slowly to the bottom. Whether you’re kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddling, the waters offer endless opportunities for fun.

The Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg has an extensive exhibition with over 100 residential and agricultural buildings from all over Switzerland, on a 66hectare large area. The historic buildings, kitchens and rooms illustrate rural life in Switzerland along with crops, plants and livestock. Traditions are kept alive in the workshops with forging, braiding, spinning, weaving and carving as some of the many handicrafts on show every day.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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Excursions Explore the local area independently with these great value travel passes.

R Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe R Harder Kulm More details and excursions available online Please note: *Includes boats on Lake Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Brienz. We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Interlaken Guest Card Pick up from your hotel giving you free travel on scheduled public transport services in Interlaken, plus discounts on lake cruise passes and Schynige Platte and Harder Kulm railway trips.

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Seehotel Bönigen

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INTERLAKEN

The charming chalet-style Seehotel Bönigen sits in a perfect position by the side of Lake Brienz, just a short walk to the bus stop and boat service. Run by the Hohermuth and Budd families, guests appreciate the welcoming atmosphere and attentive service. Interlaken can be reached in ten minutes by bus. Your tranquil mountain location can be enjoyed from the lakeside terrace and ambient outdoor seating area. The public outdoor pool and swimming lake are just 500 metres away (pay locally). Half board arrangement consists of an extensive buffet breakfast which can be enjoyed on the sun terrace. Choose from the four course set menu in the evening. The kitchen values fresh ingredients, flair and modern Swiss cuisine. All bedrooms have a balcony and are comfortable and neatly furnished.

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Hotel Stella

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Hotel Stella is set in atmospheric gardens and enjoys a quiet position just a few minutes to the bus stop and about seven minutes to the train station and centre. Expect outstanding hospitality largely due to the warm Hofman family and their incredible attention to detail. The hotel facilities include LED lit gardens with a fountain and nice trees for sitting in the shade. There’s plenty of lounging areas, a sizeable indoor pool, and a pleasant outdoor dining terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast after choosing from the buffet. In the evenings head into town where you’ll find a selection of fine restaurants within walking distance. Rooms are individually furnished and comfortable. Larger rooms sleeping up to four adults are available on request.

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Lindner Grand Beau Rivage

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The ornate design, royal colours and traditional ornaments command your attention in the lounge, lobby, bar & restaurant. While the modern wellness facilities include a large indoor pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and fitness area. Multiple terraces mean you can make the most of your magnificent mountain and river location. Dine next to the River Aare, in the charming gardens or travel up the floors for panoramic views of Interlaken. All bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and neatly furnished.

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Hotel Metropole

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The chic Hotel Metropole is Interlaken’s tallest building, and therefore enjoys the best views over town and the surrounding mountains. It has a great location directly on the resort’s main promenade, the train station is about a seven-minute walk and the bus stops 100 metres from the hotel. The hotel features a stylish metro bar and lounge, large lobby, sauna and in house hairdressers. Picturesque views over Interlaken and the mountain ranges can be enjoyed from all floors - some of the best from the sun terrace and the Top-o-Met restaurant. On half board, you can dine in the modern Bellini restaurant (closed on Sundays) or the Top-o-Met restaurant with a smaller and refined menu. Your half board arrangement includes a buffet breakfast and fine three course à la carte evening meals. Comfortable rooms sleep up to three adults. All bedrooms are bright, spacious and immaculately furnished with private balconies offering scenic views. ‘Premium’ and ‘Deluxe’ rooms are on higher floors. Spacious two room suites sleeping up to four are available on request.

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INTERLAKEN

The Lindner Grand Beau Rivage has a noble aristocratic feel. Upon arrival you will notice the grand exterior. The hotel is set in extensive grounds directly on the River Aare, just a few minutes from the resort centre and Interlaken Ost train station. The traditional setting and exceptional level of service add to the magical experience here.


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Carlton-Europe Vintage Hotel

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INTERLAKEN

This Art Nouveau vintage adults only hotel has been welcoming guests since 1898. It’s close to Interlaken Ost station, about an eight-minute’ walk to the centre and only a minute to the bus stop. The hotel manager promotes a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, welcoming guests from 16 years+. Relax in the charming gardens set amongst picturesque mountain scenery with a natural outdoor swimming pond, large sun deck, snack bar, plunge pool, saunas, steam bath and experience showers. A hearty breakfast will set you up for a day exploring Interlaken. Pay locally for the Chalet Beizli serving traditional Swiss food or why not try a juicy steak in Johnny’s Pub and Grill. Relax with a coffee in the chimney bar or a whiskey in ‘Whiskyness’. All traditionally styled bedrooms have a quirky and neat design.

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Hotel Seiler au Lac

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The picturesque Hotel Seiler au Lac sits prominently on the tip of Lake Brienz in the village of Bönigen. Watch the boats and paddle streamers pass from the large lakeside terrace. Central Interlaken is a ten minute bus ride and the boat landing stage is 80 metres away. The hotel is homely throughout including a comfortable lounge and traditional rustic restaurant. On half board, enjoy a varied buffet breakfast and a four course set menu in the evening served six nights of the week. Alternatively opt for CHF25 credit to dine at the in-house pizzeria on the same six nights. All bedrooms are neat and comfortably furnished. Singles are available and Austrian twin rooms sleep up to four.

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Hotel Beausite

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This hotel is offered on a bed and breakfast basis, so you’ll have greater flexibility and choice for lunch and in the evenings. There’s plenty of choice - the hotel is centrally located and minutes away from a wide choice of lovely restaurants. The hotel has lovely gardens to the rear where you can relax on sun loungers. Other facilities include an attractive lounge and rustic bar perfect for a drink. Bedrooms are spacious and face the mountains or gardens. Single, triple and larger family rooms are available on request.

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Hotel Alpina

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This little gem is located a couple of minutes away from the bus stop that takes you to the railway and boat links. You are 15 minutes from the centre of Interlaken. Hotel management and staff are extremely welcoming here. Matten & Interlaken offer a wide variety of restaurants. Visit the picturesque front of house sun terrace, the traditional dining hall or relax in the gardens. On half board, you’ll receive a continental buffet breakfast each morning and a four course set evening meal six times a week. All rooms are comfortable and neat - some good value rooms have shared bathroom facilities.

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INTERLAKEN

The well-run and welcoming Hotel Beausite has comfortable and modern furnishings throughout and sits in charming gardens allowing you to marvel the picturesque views. Under the management of the lovely Max and Imi Ritter, this delightful, family-run hotel retains a quintessential Swiss charm and quality of service.


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WILDERSWIL

You can combine your stay in Wilderswil with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. Transfers via the Swiss Transport Network are included.

Top tip On the ride from Wilderswil to Schynige Platte, just ask to help fire up the steam engine, load coal and water and grease the equipment. It’s a great experience and as a souvenir you’ll receive a stoker’s hat and a certificate.

Switzerland

Wilderswil Set amidst flower-strewn meadows at the foot of the Bernese Alps, this is a friendly village with wooden chalets dating back to the 17th century and lovely old ‘Stübli’ restaurants. Wilderswil is indeed an excellent starting point for trips and many of the area’s varied walks, including the cog railway to Schynige Platte, home to a fabulous Alpine garden and some of the best views of the Jungfrau massif. Other possibilities include trains to Grindelwald, Wengen or Mürren or boat trips on Lakes Thun and Brienz.

Best for Nature

Best for Walking

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The entrance to the Alpine garden is adjacent to the mountain station of the Schynige Platte railway. This Alpine Botanic Garden was the first in the Alps and still one of the very few gardens of this type. Visitors pass some 600 species during summer and these make up no less than two thirds of Switzerland’s entire Alpine flora.

The village of Gsteigwiler is located on a terrace slightly above Wilderswil. Walk past the rich flora and the lush flower meadows with views towards Lütschental. Continue over the covered wooden bridge to Gsteig’s pretty church. From here you can go high with the Schynige-Platte-Bahn to the summit and be rewarded with a breath-taking panoramic view.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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R Jungfrau Travel Pass 3/6*/7*/8* days R Bernese Oberland Regional Pass 3/4/6 days - Schynige Platte More details and excursions available online Please note: *Includes boats on Lake Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Brienz. We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Interlaken Guest Card Pick up from your hotel giving you free travel on scheduled public transport services in Interlaken, plus discounts on lake cruise passes and Schynige Platte and Harder Kulm railway trips.

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Hotel Bären

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Bären translate to bears in English and it is a nice touch to find bear themed décor dotted around the hotel. There is a front of house terrace and upstairs balcony with seating for enjoying full views of the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger Mountains. Visit the well-stocked underground wine cellar for some cheese and wine tasting or unwind in the sauna. On half board arrangement, your hearty buffet breakfast and traditional four course evening meal is served in the rustic restaurant. There is a weekly barbecue (weather permitting) and a special Swiss brunch on Sundays including salmon, rösti, poached eggs and champagne. Choose from singles and twins sleeping up to three. Rooms are furnished in a traditional rustic style with private bathrooms.

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Hotel Alpenblick

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The traditional flower-bedecked Hotel Alpenblick has been the pride of Wilderswill for over 400 years. This little gem sits in a quiet position in the pretty centre, with surrounding views of Mount Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains and is about four-minutes’ walk to the bus stop. Thanks to the Stöckli family there’s always a warm atmosphere here. Inside, the hotel is rustically furnished including a lobby with traditional décor and two homely restaurants. The picturesque mountains can be enjoyed from the large gardens, or ambient terrace. The Gourmet Stübli restaurant boasts 16 Gault Millau points, three toques and one Michelin star. On half board you receive a continental buffet breakfast and five course evening meal in the ‘Unspunnenstube’ restaurant. Choose from singles and Austrian twins sleeping up to three. All bedrooms are rustic and comfortable with neat furnishings.

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WILDERSWIL

Situated in the heart of Wilderswil just off the village square, the characterful Hotel Bären is a traditional Bernese inn which dates back to 1706. Run by the loveable Bernard Mueller, there is always a friendly and relaxed atmosphere here. The train station is ten-minutes’ walk away, and bus stop is 100 metres away for easy access to the most desired excursions.


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MÜRREN

You can combine your stay in Mürren with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. Transfers via the Swiss Transport Network are included.

Top tip There’s no better place for a delicious meal than in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria. At 2,970 metres, you’ll have magnificent 360-degree panoramic views of the ‘Swiss skyline’ including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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Mürren Mürren is one of the most enchanting mountain villages in Switzerland. Unspoilt by traffic, it sits on a sunny terrace high up above the Lauterbrunnen Valley, and is reached only by cable car, providing a welcome retreat away from the busier resorts. Such breathtaking views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are unique to Mürren, whilst its mountains, meadows and forests provide walkers with everything from scenic strolls to adventurous hikes, all accessed from the village. Pretty, flowerbedecked chalets and little shops and cafés line the streets, and evenings are quiet and relaxed.

Best for Nature

Best for Wellbeing

Best for Exploring

The car-free village of Mürren has everything to offer to a nature lover. Views across the valley towards the opposing mountain summits, the starting point for various walks and simple village life. So whether you prefer to unwind by staying active or by simply sitting back and enjoying the moment you’ll have come to the right place.

Activities organised by the tourist office on a weekly basis include yoga, pilates and various walks. Immerse yourself in the natural world as you walk through the alpine meadows and forests for a wellbeing holiday we all long for.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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Excursions Explore the local area independently with these great value travel passes. R Jungfrau Travel Pass 3/6*/7*/8* days R Bernese Oberland Regional Pass 3/4/6 days R Schilthorn - James Bond and the Swiss Skyline R Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe More details and excursions available online Please note: *Includes boats on Lake Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Brienz. We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Guest Card Collect in your hotel for various discounts including free entrance to the resort indoor swimming pool and free events and activities organised by the Mürren Tourist office.

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Hotel Eiger

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Hotel Eiger sits on a plateau with captivating views across the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau Mountains. It’s directly opposite a train station and about an eight-minute walk to the nearest lift and the centre of the village. The warm Stähli family ensures exceptional hospitality and all the personal attention you deserve. Enjoy a refreshing drink in the rustic bar and lounge, or pull up a chair on the terrace - it has spectacular panoramic views. The views can also be enjoyed from the dining room and wellness area. The extensive spa complex features a large indoor pool, whirlpool, rain showers, multiple types of sauna, sanarium, solarium, relaxation area and cardio gym. The views and well-kept facilities add to the air of relaxation here. On half board arrangement dine in the mornings on a continental buffet breakfast. In the evening you are treated to a four course meal with choice of main. The homely menu pays tribute to various European dishes including soups, pasta, fondues and a wide selection of meat dishes. We recommend this hotel for vegetarians and other special dietary requests. Bedrooms sleep up to three adults and are brightly decorated in a modern Alpine style, some have balcony for taking in the impressive mountain views.

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WENGEN

You can combine your stay in Wengen with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. Transfers via the Swiss Transport Network are included.

Top tip Don’t miss a trip to the top of the Männlichen and the famous Jungfraujoch for unbeatable views!

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Wengen Wengen lies on a sunny plateau below the Jungfrau and Eiger Mountains with spectacular views across the Lauterbrunnen Valley. An abundance of Alpine trails start right on the door-step so you can meander through pine forests and flower-filled meadows. The excellent network of mountain railways and cable cars makes Wengen a perfect base from which to explore - the entire Jungfrau region and its fabulous walking trails.

Best for Walking

Best for Photography

Best for Exploring

The Lauberhorn Ski Race is the longest and most demanding downhill event in the Ski World Cup. In summer you can actually experience the key points on the racing piste. The Lauberhorn Trail leads to spectacular passages including the Hundschopf and Wasserstation. Twelve information panels along the trail give interesting facts on the route of the race.

Taking photos in and around Wengen for pleasure is a must. The scenery is dramatic with shadows on the mountain tops and the sun shining at different times of the day, you only need to sit on the same spot to capture all the drama.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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R Jungfrau Travel Pass 3/6*/7*/8* days R Bernese Oberland Regional Pass 3/4/6/ days R Jungfraujoch - ‘Top of Europe’ daily R James Bond, Schilthorn daily More details and excursions available online Please note: *Includes boats on Lake Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Brienz. We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Guest Card Collect in your hotel for various offers including discount on the Wengen-Männlichen cable car and Schynige Platte trips, and free entrance to the resort pool.

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Hotel Silberhorn

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WENGEN

An Inghams favourite and ideally positioned in the centre of Wengen, Hotel Silberhorn is just one-minutes’ walk to the mountain railway and Männlichen cable car and therefore a popular choice for guests seeking easy access to all the resort amenities and walking links. The half board restaurant and dining room are bright and inviting and feature natural elements, for breakfast a plentiful buffet awaits, and five course meals are served in the evening. Once a week you’ll enjoy a themed buffet evening instead. If you prefer to dine à la carte, opt for the credit voucher – up to CHF 25 per full paying adult and less for children and adults on discounted occupancy places. The spa area consists of whirlpools, a Finnish and biosauna as well as experience showers, steambath, and Kneipp. The relaxation area enjoys views towards the Jungfrau and surrounding mountains. Under 16s are permitted in the spa before 5pm when accompanied by an adult. Comfortable and well equipped single and twin rooms sleeping up to four are available, south-facing rooms have balcony.

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Hotel Belvedere

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The Belvedere is a popular hotel enjoying one of the most peaceful locations in Wengen, situated above the Lauterbrunnen Valley and just five-minutes’ walk from the village centre. Traditional, good value and enjoying a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the hotel overlooks the village and valley and has a large sun terrace with a panoramic veranda that captures these great views. Breakfast and evening meals are buffet style, which you’ll enjoy in the bright ‘Art Nouveau’ style dining room with large imposing windows. Alternatively you can choose a credit voucher of up to CHF 20 per adult to dine à la carte at the Hotel Silberhorn, five-minutes’ walk away. The bedrooms are bright and attractive, smaller rooms may have a sloping ceiling whilst larger rooms sleeping up to four can take two extra beds or bunk beds. South-facing rooms have valley views and are available at a supplement.

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Hotel Falken

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WENGEN

Family-run and homely, Hotel Falken is one of the original hotels of Wengen and a proud member of ‘Swiss Historic Hotels’. Full of character and old-fashioned charm, it is situated in a quiet location with wonderful views, just five-minutes’ walk above the village centre, train station and Männlichen cable car. The hotel has two comfortable and sociable lounges, with a pianist playing every evening before and after dinner.

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Hotel Wengener Hof

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Set in beautiful gardens just five minutes beyond the village centre, Hotel Wengener Hof enjoys a quiet position with magnificent views over the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The hotel boasts lovely gardens for relaxing and is charmingly furnished in a traditional style throughout. Half board evening meals are five course with choice whilst a weekly buffet evening and candlelit gala dinner ensure variety. You may also choose to dine à la carte at the sister Hotel Silberhorn with up to CHF 25 credit per adult, where the spa and fitness facilities are also on offer to you (eight-minutes’ walk).

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Hotel Sunstar Wengen

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Hotel Sunstar

This is a favoured choice for Inghams guests due to its welcoming atmosphere and prime location in the village centre with direct access to the Männlichen cable car and train station. Run by the charming Kienzler family, and located on Wengen’s main street, the hotel offers guests a high standard of cuisine and friendly service. Breakfast is buffet style, whilst you’ll enjoy four course meals with choices for each course in the evening. Facilities include a rustic-style bar and lounge, indoor pool, steam room and sauna. The comfortable and traditional styled rooms feature lovely wooden aspects.

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Beausite Park Hotel & Jungfrau Spa

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On half board arrangement, you’ll enjoy the highly rated cuisine on offer which includes a breakfast buffet with live cooking station and delicious five course evening meals. The panorama dining room has large windows showcasing the beautiful surrounding mountain views. The Beausite Park Hotel also has a comfortable lounge and bar, with occasional live music. Forest-side rooms are at the back of the hotel, whilst rooms with Jungfrau view are at the front. Some rooms have balcony and lounge area, larger rooms are perfect for families.

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Hotel Alpenrose

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The family-run Hotel Alpenrose has a relaxed atmosphere and offers great service and highly rated cuisine. In a quiet position, about eight-minutes’ walk below the village centre and set on its own terrace the hotel enjoys excellent views of the valley and mountains. Start the day with a hearty breakfast from the buffet in the dining room where your four course evening meals are also served. Once a week a farmers buffet is offered instead of the served evening meals. The charming interior, including cosy lounge and renovated bar are beautifully furnished in an Alpine style throughout. The hotel has excellent public spaces and perfect outside places to relax with a drink after a day of hiking. The bedrooms are decorated with lots of wood and also follow the same Alpine theme. Double and single rooms are available, some with south-facing balcony and views of the Lauterbrunnen Valley.

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Typical south-facing room with balcony

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WENGEN

Consistently receiving superb feedback in all aspects, the Beausite Park is a family-run hotel offering traditional Swiss hospitality in a beautiful location overlooking the village, five-minutes’ walk away. The hotel enjoys beautiful views of the Jungfrau from its gardens and many guest rooms and communal areas. The spa facilities are fantastic and include an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool and Jacuzzi, as well as various saunas, steam rooms and relaxation areas.


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GRINDELWALD

After days of walking in Grindelwald, Montreux is a nice place to relax. Add a panoramic Goldenpass train transfer to Lake Geneva for your second centre.

Top tip The new Eiger Express cable car will take you from the Grindelwald terminal to the Eiger Glacier station in just 15 minutes. The stateof-the-art 26-seat cabins travel very close to the north face of the Eiger, 1,800 metres high. From there the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe is reached 47 minutes faster by Jungfrau railway than before.

Switzerland

Grindelwald Set at the foot of the impressive North Face of the Eiger with its dramatic glaciers in full view, this friendly mountain village in the Jungfrau Region features endless walking country. Both sides of the valley are easily accessed by rail, cable car or gondola from the village centre. The highlight for many visitors is to travel on one of the world’s most famous railway journeys - the historic Jungfraujoch - or to experience an adventurous ride on GrindelwaldFirst’s Flyer zip wire and Trottibike scooter as a new means of descending the mountain. The Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola constructed two years ago has shortened the journey by half giving you more time to enjoy walks.

Best for Walking

Best for Nature

Best for Exploring

During the gondola ride from Grindelwald to First enjoy a unique view of the Grindelwald Glacier and the Eiger North Face on the opposite side of the valley. Once you arrive at the top, the trail begins right next to the station. After roughly 50-minutes, gently rising walk you will reach Lake Bachalpsee. The views are breath-taking.

Blumenweg - Flower trail on First. Diverse alpine flora borders the many trails. Gentian, thistles, blue vervain, leopard’s bane, cotton grass and mountain anemones are just a few flowers and herbs that can be discovered using the detailed signs with descriptions along the way.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. Free family card is available to parents travelling with children age 6-15 years.

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Explore the local area independently with these great value travel passes. R Jungfrau Travel Pass 3/6*/7*/8* days R Bernese Oberland Regional Pass 3/4/6 days R Schilthorn - James Bond and the Swiss Skyline R Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe More details and excursions available online Please note: *Includes boats on Lake Thun & Brienz, and train between Interlaken Ost & Brienz. We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Guest Card Collect from your hotel for various discount on some of the local cable cars and mountain railways, free use of the local bus and entrance to the Glacier gorge for CHF 2.

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Derby Swiss Quality Hotel

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Enjoy a relaxing drink in the cosy bar or lounge and take in the vast snow-capped mountains from the sun terrace. Our guests love the weekly apéro with the hotel’s directors offering a great opportunity to meet other travellers.

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Hotel Eiger

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Hotel Eiger sits in the heart of bustling Grindelwald, a short walk from the mountain train, bus station and cable car. Guests appreciate the style here and loveable service. The traditional Gepsi Bar and restaurants have a rustic Alpine hut feel. Indulge in the modern spa with multiple saunas, steam room, relaxation area, and large Kneipp and plunge pool. On half board arrangement, you can look forward to an extensive buffet breakfast. In the evening dine à la carte in the modern restaurant with as many delicious courses as you wish.

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Typical ‘Lifestyle’ room

Hotel Belvedere

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The elegant Hotel Belvedere sits in extensive grounds with panoramic views of the stunning Eiger and Wetterhorn Mountains. Take in the cinematic surroundings in the gardens with a pretty pergola, lounging beds, or the natural outdoor pool with crossing bridge and saltwater whirlpool. Enjoy a drink in the classy bar and lounge with floor to ceiling windows, or on the connecting sun terrace. The modern spa area features a lengthy indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and heat mine cave. The dining room has large windows for soaking up the scenic mountain surroundings.

Panoramic views from the hotel sun terrace

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GRINDELWALD

Decorated in light pinewood throughout, this stylish hotel is set between cinematic mountain ranges. Expect quality service and a warm welcome. You are a stone’s throw away from Grindelwald centre and the hotel forms part of the train station. The walkers’ bus stop is a minutes’ stroll away for easy access up to Waldspitz and Busalp walking areas.


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Hotel Sunstar Grindelwald

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GRINDELWALD

Hotel Sunstar is a spacious and welcoming hotel, boasting an elegant interior and ideally located opposite the ‘First’ gondola and close to central Grindelwald. A large indoor pool, sauna, steam bath, chilled baths, solarium and large gym provide space for relaxation. Amble around the gardens or sun terrace with views of the imposing Eiger Mountains. The buffet breakfast is plentiful, and on half board you’ll enjoy four course evening meals served in the ambient restaurant or à la carte Adler stube (confirmed locally).

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Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

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This country house hotel has a beautiful Alpine style. Visit the charming gardens, with pretty tree-covered patio, lounging areas and a traditional Swiss cart. It is a short scenic walk to the mountain railway and village centre - there’s also a bus stop right outside that really opens up the area. The spa world boasts an indoor pool with water current, sun terrace, steam bath, glacier grotto, Kneipp pool, whirlpool, relaxation showers and multiple saunas. On half board, you are pampered with a buffet breakfast and lavish four course evening meals served by the Michellin featured kitchen.

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Hotel Bodmi

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This attractive lodge style hotel has a tranquil location and its outstanding hospitality adds to the authentic experience. Relax on the large front of house terrace, or take a stroll to discover more of this stunning setting. The nearest cable car is a 700m downhill journey for access to the Alpine areas and it passes the hotel on its ascent. The walkers’ bus stops just outside the hotel and central Grindelwald is 11 minutes by bus. The annexe is a converted barn where you will find a sauna and steam room and can peer into the adjacent outhouse at the herd of goats.

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Multi-centre holidays You can combine your stay in Weggis with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. Transfers via the Swiss Transport Network included.

WEGGIS

Top tip Travel on Europe’s oldest cog railway for stunning views of the mountain peaks and many lakes. Take a boat trip all the way to the far corner of the lake to Flüelen.

Switzerland

Weggis Weggis is located on the shores of Lake Lucerne, steeped in history and romance - the village has a lovely flower-lined promenade with cafés and restaurants from which to enjoy the beautiful evening sunsets shimmering across the lake. Mount Rigi is accessible by cable car from Weggis for panoramic walking trails. Only 15 minutes apart by lake steamer (40 minutes from Lucerne), this beautiful region hosts some of the best views in the Alps.

Best for Water based

Best for Walking

Best for Exploring

The magnificent, historic paddlewheel steamers and comfortable saloon motor vessels of the Lake Lucerne Shipping Company have plenty of space on board and regularly pull in at Weggis on their routes. The most popular excursion destinations in central Switzerland can be reached by ship, including Bürgenstock, Pilatus, Klewenalp and Stanserhorn, and naturally also Lucerne.

It’s hard to believe that the spectacular rock path on the Bürgenstock is now over 100 years old. A treasure of its time, the Felsenweg rock path with the Hammetschwand lift is testament to pure pioneer spirit. Today, the Felsenweg offers an educational trail with interesting facts on 100 million years of biology, geography, physics and history, as well as some spectacular views.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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Excursions Explore the local area independently with these great value travel passes. R Tell Pass 2/5 days for exploring Lake Lucerne and further afield R 1st Class Day Ticket on Lake Lucerne R Mount Rigi Roundtrip R Pilatus Golden Round Trip More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Visitor Card The Visitor Card gives you a range of discounts for cableways, mountain railways, museums and excursions in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region and is available to collect in your hotel.

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Hotel Central Am See

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WEGGIS

Set in a special position directly on the shores of Lake Lucerne you will find the traditionally designed Hotel Central am See. There is a romantic feel here, the restaurant, lakeside terrace and pool with loungers are ideal spaces to take in this idyllic setting. In the neatly designed outdoor pool, peer over the border at the passing boats and breath-taking mountains. The hotel has well maintained gardens and a relaxing aquarium themed bar with fish tanks. The kitchen executes a variety of flavours; evening meals are four course with a choice between authentic Thai and traditional Swiss cuisine.

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Romantik Hotel Beau Rivage

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Enjoying a fantastic lakeside location with wonderful views, this historic hotel offers great personal service and a friendly atmosphere. The harbour for boat excursions to Lucerne and around the lake is a few minutes’ walk away. Unwind in the large garden pool with loungers and lake and mountain views. The leisure facilities include a private park, crystal-saltwater whirlpool, steam bath and sauna. You can privately access the lake. Dinner can be taken on the ambient lakeside terrace four courses chosen from a classy à la carte menu. The kitchen values culinary presentation.

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Hotel Frohburg

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Set directly on the lapping shores of Lake Lucerne, Hotel Frohburg is an annex to the Central am See just a one-minute walk away. Hotel Frohburg has an outdoor lounging area and the swimming waters of Lake Lucerne are accessible via a private jetty. There’s also a small lounge on the ground floor that you can use. Half board meals are taken at the Hotel Central am See, including a buffet breakfast and four course evening meals.

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Hotel Alexander

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Hotel Alexander sits in an idyllic location overlooking Lake Lucerne. Central Weggis and the boat station are a 15-minute stroll or you can take the discounted bus. There’s plenty of hiking opportunities nearby and around the lake. The lake itself has numerous water sports possibilities and you’ll have free entrance to the lido directly opposite with your resort guest card. Back at the hotel you’ll find an indoor pool, or an outdoor pool with fantastic views across the water. There’s also a private stepped entrance to the lake for swimming access. Or grab a kayak or stand up paddle board and have some fun on the water. Lakeview dining will be a theme of your stay, grab a drink on the terrace, in the lounge or in the stylish bar. On half board you can enjoy your buffet breakfast on the terrace. In the evening, dine from the half board menu or receive CHF18 credit to dine à la carte.

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Hotel Gerbi

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Interconnected with Hotel Alexander and sharing it’s facilities, the Hotel Gerbi also overlooks Lake Lucerne and has charming gardens. Central Weggis and the boat station are a 15-minute stroll or you can take the discounted bus. It’s smaller and has less rooms but you’ll have access to the spa and swimming facilities at the interconnected Hotel Alexander. The hotels are surrounded by palm trees and there’s a large lounging area for taking in the picturesque Lake. Here you can enjoy private access to Lake Lucerne. Take your breakfast on the hotel terrace and in the evening dine on an outstanding five course menu in the stylish restaurant. There’s also an option to dine à la carte with CHF18 credit per person.

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LUCERNE

You can combine your stay in Lucerne with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. Transfers via the Swiss Transport Network included. You can also visit Lucerne as part of our escorted ‘Swiss Classic Tour’.

Top tip Visit the Museum of Transport - it’s Switzerland’s most popular museum and with exhibition areas of road transport, rail, navigation (water) and aviation, it’s one of the most extensive museums of its kind in Europe. Alongside the museum, Switzerland’s biggest and state-of-the-art planetarium offers a 360-degree flight to the stars.

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Lucerne Lucerne is a fascinating and colourful city winning the hearts of its many visitors. Small enough to discover on foot, you can explore the charming cobbled streets of the pedestrianised ‘Old Town’, with its frescoed buildings, delightful cafés or boutiques, or drop by one of the city’s many museums. Lake steamers regularly call in at the harbour carrying guests to nearby lakeside villages as well as local mountains Rigi, Stanserhorn and Pilatus. The funicular railway from Schwyz to Stoos is the steepest in the world, making the trip a one-of-a-kind experience.

Best for Water based

Best for History

Best for Exploring

A steamer cruise across the convolute lake of Lucerne on a sun-filled summer’s day is without doubt a wonderful experience. The largest shipping company in Switzerland operates frequent routes to shores of many excursion destinations and mountain cableways of the region, such as the Rigi, Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Klewenalp.

Historic houses decorated with frescoes line the picturesque town squares including the ‘Weinmarkt’ square in the car-free old town. Lucerne is a city of town squares and churches. The medieval Chapel Bridge forms the centrepiece of Lucerne’s townscape and is considered to be one of the oldest, covered wooden bridges in Europe.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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Excursions Explore the local area independently with these recommended day trips and travel passes. R Tell Pass 2/5 days for exploring Lake Lucerne and further afield R 1st Class Day Ticket on Lake Lucerne R Mount Rigi Roundtrip R Mount Pilatus Golden Round More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Resort Card Don’t forget to pick up your free ‘Lucerne Visitors’ Card. Great for sightseeing with unlimited use of Lucerne’s public buses up to zone ten for access to various attractions.

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Hotel Continental Park

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Hotel Waldstätterhof

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Hotel Waldstätterhof provides a great holiday picture with a medieval brick design and castle style roof. You are in an excellent central location. The train station is just opposite the hotel and the boat station is a three-minute walk away. The interior is impressively modern, featuring a stylish restaurant and lounge. On half board, receive a buffet breakfast and four course evening meal. You can also opt to exchange your half board entitlement on the lunch three course menu.

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Hotel Wilden Mann

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The Hotel Wilden Mann is a charming, comfortable hotel located in the heart of Lucerne’s beautiful historic old town. Dating back to 1860, the hotel has many original features and the rooms are individually styled to give a traditional charm and boutique feel. The railway station and harbour for excursions are only eight-minutes’ walk away. A characterful history can be felt in the lounge, bar and traditional stairways. Guests can dine in either the homely Bürgerstube, the award-winning Sauvage or on the ambient sun terrace. The Sauvage boasts 14 Gault Millau points.

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Enjoying a quiet yet central position just five-minutes’ walk to the lake, boat quay and famous chapel bridge, this stylish hotel offers good service and value for money. An American style buffet breakfast with small à la carte breakfast menu is offered in the mornings, whilst half board guests also dine on two course evening meals. The restaurant features lots of Italian influences and Ticinese cuisine. The hotels garden restaurant/ terrace in the adjoining ‘Bird Park’ offers a lovely place for a relaxing drink, whilst the roof terrace offers good views of Mount Pilatus.


SWITZERLAND

Multi-centre holidays

KANDERSTEG

One of many possible combinations, combine Kandersteg with a tranquil week of walking and a short transfer with Interlaken to explore the Jungfrau area and to relax by the shores of the lakes.

Top tip Lake Oeschinen is accessible from Kandersteg by cable car or along a wide, family-friendly hiking trail. The rich mountain flora with orchids, gentian and edelweiss, the herds of sheep and cows grazing on the Alps attract nature lovers to the deep blue mountain lake at the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kandersteg Kandersteg is a unique Alpine village in the heart of the Bernese Oberland surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery in all directions. Untouched by the commercial realism of main towns, with locals that value traditional hospitality who go that little bit further to ensure visitors feel at home. Numerous walking trails are accessed via the Oeschienen gondola and Sunnbüel cable car just outside the village whilst well-known places such as Interlaken, Lake Thun and Berne are easy to reach via the local train network.

Best for Walking

Best for Photography

Best for Exploring

At the very back of the Kander Valley is a hiking paradise for the whole family, the Ueschinen Valley. Easily accessible by cable car, this idyllic alpine land has breath-taking views, unspoilt nature and is used solely for agriculture. A gravel path leads through forests and meadows slightly downhill to the Ueschinen Valley.

You’ll be spoiled for choice of where to look and what to capture. Mountains, glacier lakes and wild flowers are all on your doorstep. You only need to step outside at any time of the day to get some stunning photos.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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R Bernese Oberland Regional Pass 3/4/6 days More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Guest Card Collect in your hotel for discounted admissions and rail travel in the region.

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Hotel Bernerhof

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Waldhotel Doldenhorn

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This hotel is set in an idyllic quiet position, about a 20-minutes’ pleasant walk to the resort centre. The resort bus for access to the main lifts, stops at the end of the hotel drive. Choose from the half board menu or dine in the nearby traditional ‘Ruedihus’ with local specialties including fondue or raclette. The hotel has excellent wellness facilities including an indoor pool, steambath, sauna and whirlpools.

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Hotel Alfa Soleil

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Run by the charming Seiler family, the traditional Alfa Soleil is just five-minutes’ walk to the village centre and railway station. Guests here will enjoy a good standard of cuisine, as well as a warm and inviting atmosphere. The hotel is surrounded by lovely gardens with sun loungers and the mini wellness centre has an indoor swimming pool and sauna. Other facilities include a cosy lounge with piano and kids’ play area.

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KANDERSTEG

Located in the centre of Kandersteg and offering modern comforts in a traditional Alpine style, this hotel is a great favourite in our programme and enjoys wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. A highly rated buffet breakfast and four course evening meals are included on the half board menu, alternatively dine in the à la carte restaurant with CHF 15 credit. The wellness area has a sauna, soft-steambath, Kniepp and fitness centre.


SWITZERLAND

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DAVOS & KLOSTERS

From Davos travel to Zermatt on the Glacier Express which can be added as your transfer between the resorts and enjoy hours of changing landscape sitting in the comfort of a panoramic train.

Top tip In Klosters, a visit to the Alp Garfiun, with its restaurant of the same name, should be on everyone’s list. The building, which was originally used as a cow shed, lies on the sunny side of Klosters. The home-made cheese fondue is not to be missed.

Switzerland

Davos & Klosters Davos and Klosters lie in a beautiful Alpine valley right in the heart of the canton of Graubünden, and with over 700 kilometres of marked walking trails, they are one of Switzerland’s top walking destinations. Easy access from the town or village centres uncover a tapestry of traditional living, dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife. Cable cars and mountain railways criss-cross local mountains giving you easy access to the well-kept trails with the new Premium Card offering reduced fares.

Best for Walking

Best for Cycling

Best for Exploring

The expansive rambling area in the Prättigau/ Klosters/Davos holiday region has 700 kilometres of trails ranging from easy footpaths suitable for families with children to more demanding mountain hikes. In addition to the nature, rock and forest trails, the energy trail and the herb garden at Madrisa above Klosters are for those who like something different.

’Alps Epic Trail Davos’ belongs to the circle of the best mountain bike trails in the world. The 45 kilometres long single trail is from Jakobshorn via Sertig Dörfli to Davos Monstein, right up to Filisur. The number of bike shops in Davos have various type of bikes to rent including E-bikes. Miles of biking routes in the area have something for every level including families.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

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R Bernina Express to Tirano R Glamorous St Moritz R Spectacular Arosa R Graubünden Pass More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Guest Card Premium Card - Great for walkers and nature lovers with discounted fee for the resort’s mountain lifts and free use of the trains and buses in the local area. Collect it from your hotel.

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Hotel Silvretta Park

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Hotel Grischa

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Within five-minutes’ walk of the railway, cable car and central Davos, the Hotel Grischa offers exceptional service and free transport to the resort spa and pool facilities. There is a luxurious ‘boutique’ vibe in the rustic open-plan bar and lounge with plush sofas and a swanky bar. Choose between a quirky modern restaurant and authentic Swiss stube, for differing flavours. On half board you are treated to a fine buffet breakfast and appetizing four course evening meal.

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Hotel Seehof

HHHHH (Davos) Hotel Seehof enjoys an enviable promenade position just a few minutes from the funicular, bus stop, and railway station. The hotel blends elaborate architectural design with stylish modern facilities. Warmth, friendliness and hospitality are tradition. Visit the lavish lobby, restaurant and chic bar and lounge or the artefact lined corridors, cigar lounge and homely Swiss stube. The spa area includes modern saunas, a grandly designed whirlpool, a steam bath, natural-themed experience showers, footbaths, a modern gym, and massage rooms.

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DAVOS & KLOSTERS

This beautiful Alpine style hotel with excellent facilities is situated close to the main train station for Davos, and only a few minutes’ walk to the Gotschna cable car for access to the higher walking areas. With a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, this family friendly hotel has a wellness centre with large indoor pool and a children’s playroom, bar, bowling (pay locally), billiards and table tennis (free). Choose from a variety of comfortable rooms and larger 2-room Suites perfect for families.


SWITZERLAND

Multi-centre holidays

MONTREUX RIVIERA

You can combine your stay in Montreux with any one or more resort(s) of your choice in Switzerland. Chamonix, Talloires and Morzine are all great French alternatives. Transfers via the Swiss Transport Network included.

Top tip The most prestigious Belle Epoque fleet of the world with its mission to preserve this unique heritage sails from Montreux. A delicious Lunch Riviera or Lake & Cake Cruise with an afternoon tea cruise are a real treat.

Switzerland

Montreux Riviera Vibrant Montreux, known as the ‘Swiss Riviera’ has a beautiful lake promenade lined with palm trees and flowers. There is plenty to do with various points of interest around the lake and the UNESCO World Heritage Lavaux vineyards nearby. A visit to the charming Château de Chillon is a must, as is a trip to the top of Rochers-de-Naye, one of Switzerland’s favourite viewpoints.

Best for Water based

Best for Food & drink

Best for Exploring

If you spend time around Chillon Castle and the Montreux promenade, sooner or later you’ll be tempted to take a cruise on the ‘Haut Lac’ between Vevey, Montreux, Chillon, Villeneuve and Le Bouveret. Lake Geneva has the mildest climate and is the largest by amount of water in Central Europe.

Switzerland is not all about chocolate and cheese but has a long established tradition of using local and seasonal produce in their cuisine. Restaurants in and around Montreux have plenty to offer if you wish to experience contemporary dishes. We recommend a visit to the Maison Cailler Chocolate factory and Gruyere cheese makers as a treat.

With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can travel throughout Switzerland up to half price. The Swiss Half Fare Card entitles the holder to purchase tickets for train, bus, boat, and most mountain railways up to half price and is included in your holiday price. When travelling with children from 6 to 15 years inclusive we will give you a Swiss Family Card. This allows children to travel free when accompanied by a parent.

Excursions Explore the local area independently with these recommended day trips and travel passes. R Chillon Castle R Lake Geneva Regional Pass R Chocolate Train & Gruyeres Dairy R Glacier 3000 - a stunning panorama of no fewer than 24 snow-capped 4,000 metre giants More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Montreux Riviera Card Free use of local buses and reductions to various attractions. Given in the resort.

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Hotel René Capt

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Hotel Eurotel Riviera

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Hotel Eurotel Riveria has a prime lakefront location with impressive lake views. Just 300 metres to the centre, boat quay and railway station for trips further afield. The hotel has chic modern furnishings; guests enjoy the classy lobby, bar, restaurant and lounge. Be sure to visit the large bustling lakefront terrace, sauna, steam bath and small fitness room.

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Hotel Masson

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This traditional house has a romantic feel and enjoys a quiet lakeside position with outstanding personal service. Central Montreux is 25-minutes’ walk along the lake or the bus stops nearby. Set on a hill you can enjoy lake views from the colourful gardens or the secluded sun terrace. The hotels characterful living areas have paintings, ornaments and traditional décor. Relax in the picturesque gardens or the private sauna and whirlpool.

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Hotel René Capt sits on the romantic Lake Geneva promenade, surrounded by bustling palm trees and tropical gardens. Central Montreux and the boat landing stage are a ten-minute stroll or there is a bus stop outside. The energetic sun terrace offers enchanting views of the vast lake and Château de Chillon castle. Amble around the peaceful grounds with lounging areas, a herbal garden and many picture opportunities.


FRANCE

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France

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Lake Annecy

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FRANCE

Dramatic Alpine scenery and beautiful lakes, all dominated by Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc. The breath-taking Alpine region of Savoy will not disappoint. There’s some fantastic walking and activities for you to try such as rafting, e-biking, climbing and even flying with a parapente. Enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, snow topped mountains or beautiful Lake Annecy. Not forgetting, the cuisine and wine, which are one of the most recognised and enjoyed aspects of a visit to France.

France Highlights Exploring - There’s no other mountain like Mont Blanc. Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car for a closer view or discover some of the walking paths above Morzine, used by the French Resistance to get to Switzerland. Get some height - There’s a number of chair lifts and cable cars open to lift you above the resorts for fantastic views. Savoy region - The area became part of France in 1860. Discover the unique character of this region from the old town of Annecy to the spectacular valleys and glaciers.

Multi-centre Holidays Choosing just one resort for your stay in France can be a challenge. As they are all so different many of our guests combine a couple of resorts to really explore. Crossing the border to neighbouring Switzerland is also really easy by train.

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CHAMONIX

FRANCE

Chamonix is really easy to combine with a Swiss resort like Zermatt, Saas Fee or Interlaken, taking the Mont Blanc Express train over the border.

Top tip Take the rack railway up to Montenvers and visit the Mer de Glace. You’ll have wonderful views of the glacier and you can either walk or take the short cable car down to the ice cave. See the crevasses of the glacier up close and enjoy the blue ice in the cave.

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Chamonix The dazzling snow cap of Mont Blanc is a magnificent backdrop to the colourful resort of Chamonix. There is so much to do here whether you are a walker or just want to explore the valley. It’s the original home of Alpine tourism and you can try rafting, flying a parapente, mountain biking, climbing and summer tobogganing. For a close up view of Mont Blanc take a trip up the spectacular Aiguille du Midi, one of Europe’s highest cable cars and try one of the many lifts in the valley where stunning views are guaranteed.

Excursions R Aiguille du Midi cable car R Guided biking in the valley R Three Countries Tour R Annecy and its lake

Best for Walking

Best for Exploring

Best for Photography

The walking trails in Chamonix are extensive and are suitable for strollers as well as seasoned hikers. The valley offers gentle paths through the trees and the Grand Balcon routes are not difficult and have some of the best views in the Alps. The free bus and train service included with the Resort Card makes it easy to try a different walk each day.

Chamonix has a full range of activities for you to try and all have an easy or more difficult level. Fly from Brévent-Planplaz in a parapente (with instructor) for a real bird’s eye view or try rafting, e-biking or mountain biking and even hiking on a glacier. It’s a chance to try something you wouldn’t normally do at home.

Everywhere you look is a picture-postcard view from snow-capped mountain peaks that change colour with the sun to lovely wooden chalets decked with flowers in the valley. You’ll get panoramic views from the top of the lifts and discover wild flowers, glaciers and hidden lakes.

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Chamonix Valley Card This card is provided by your hotel upon arrival and offers free bus and train travel over the whole Chamonix Valley, perfect for exploring. It also offers discounts on many other services including the local swimming pool and local museums. Visit our website for day trip suggestions.

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Hotel Heliopic

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The large lobby in the heart of the hotel offers a variety of special hospitality areas which include an all-day tea and coffee station, multimedia area, home cinema, bar and restaurant. Children are well catered for with their own playroom and virtual reality vision games, and family rooms are available. There’s a hot and cold buffet breakfast and three course evening meals chosen from the A La Carte menu along with daily specials. There is also tea and cake in the afternoon. There’s a choice of Classic, Superior of Family bedrooms, all with balcony and mountain views.

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Hotel Gustavia

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Located in the centre of Chamonix, this informal, friendly hotel is perfect for enjoying the bustling resort. The Hotel Gustavia is a fine choice for a good value holiday with a relaxed atmosphere and great, varied food. The nearby transport links provide an opportunity to easily access and explore the rest of the valley and the Montenvers rack and pinion railway for the Mer du Glace is a short stroll away. The adventure park and toboggan run are also close by, as are the resort’s many shops, museums, restaurants, cinema and sports centre with outdoor pool. The buffet breakfast and three course set evening meal are taken in either the dining room or the informal Chambre 9 which is an atmospheric lounge bar and restaurant both located on the ground floor of the property. The comfortable twin rooms have shower, hairdryer, telephone and TV. Rooms with balcony and Mont Blanc views and single rooms are both available at a supplement, as are superior double rooms on the top floor. Some rooms can take an extra bed for a child up to 12 years.

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Hotel Heliopic is a chic, yet comfortable, hotel at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi cable car and just a five-minute walk from the centre of town. Enjoy its wonderful spa and wellness facilities which covers over 500 square metres and is open all day, for residents only. A treat for walkers after a long hike or just to pamper, the cutting edge concept offers hot areas (including sauna, steam room, whirlpool) linked by a warm ‘tiedipaerium’ to the cold area which includes an ice grotto and plunge pool. There’s also a large indoor swimming pool and guests can unwind with a beauty treatment or massage.


Multi-centre holidays

LAKE ANNECY

FRANCE

Combine your stay with Chamonix or Morzine or travel back to Geneva and take the train to a classic Swiss resort such as Zermatt, Wengen or Interlaken.

Top tip The enchanting village of Talloires has picturesque old houses and renowned hotels and restaurants, and is an ideal choice for a restful holiday. It’s on the Eastern shore so perfect for afternoon sun and a spectacular sunset (and maybe a glass of local ‘Vin de Savoie’).

France

Lake Annecy Lake Annecy is called ‘Europe’s cleanest lake’ due to strict environmental regulations enforced form the 1960s and the clear waters flow out through the canals of the historical old town of Anncey. It’s a perfect place to relax with spectacular views and may places to explore. Talloires is steeped in history and it used to be a Roman staging post on the MilanStrasbourg road, sheltered by imposing mountains and offering colourful walks both by the lake and in the surrounding hills.

Best for History

Best for Cycling

Best for Nature

Visit Annecy, known as the ‘Venice of the Alps’ with its canals, the old town and historical churches. The area was also associated with the French Resistance, the British agent Odette operated locally and the story of the Plateau de Glières is told in the Resistance museum. The village of Talloires itself was built around an 11th century abbey.

There’s a flat cycle path circumnavigating Lake Annecy and this scenic ride follows the outline of the lake with fantastic views across the glistening water to pretty villages, castles and mountain peaks. Bikes are easy to hire including E-bikes.

Visit the Bout du Lac Nature Reserve and follow the trail running through woodland, meadows and marshes, and there’s an old tower giving an elevated view. The paths in the hills behind Talloires offer good intermediate hiking and a chance to discover Alpine nature as its best.

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Excursions R Chamonix day trip R Local area tour R Chateau de Menthon & Resistance Museum R Boat trip to Annecy More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Try This Twin Centre Holiday The Avavis Mountains and Lake Annecy Explorer Holiday is the perfect way to discover two areas of Savoy that are very different but not far away. Spend four nights in La Clusaz, a delightful mountain village and then move to a lakeside hotel on the edge of Annecy. Full information on the area is provided, all you have to do is decide what you want to do first.

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Hotel Les Grillons

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LAKE ANNECY

Just a short walk from the beach in the delightful hamlet of Angon, the very popular Hotel Les Grillons is surrounded by tranquil manicured gardens with views over the lake and mountains beyond. The hotel is run by a charming, incredibly hard working young couple representing the third generation of the Casali family: Aurélie is half English (so you will have no need to pack the French dictionary), whilst in the kitchen Sébastien skilfully plies his trade as one of the region’s top young chefs. Relax and unwind in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool overlooking the mountainous backdrop, or enjoy a drink from the bar either on the garden sun terrace or in the whirlpool. Return after a day visiting the local area to a delicious evening meal in the restaurant, serving a variety of regional specialities and dishes using fresh local produce. Rooms are large, spacious and stylishly decorated and overlook the idyllic grounds below. The renovation of the bedrooms will be complete for summer 2022 and all rooms with have air-conditioning. A long standing Inghams favourite and a real home-from-home.

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Hotel Le Cottage

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Exceptionally well located on the lakeside in the heart of the Talloires bay, Le Cottage is a charming, traditionally Savoyard furnished hotel. The hotel has amazing spa and wellness facilities including a solarium, whirlpool and an outdoor swimming pool with picturesque views across the water, allowing you to relax and unwind during your stay. Return after a day of relaxing by the pool or exploring the local area to a drink in the hotel’s nautical themed bar on the sun terrace. Delicious evening meals are served in the restaurant or, weather permitting, out on the terrace surrounded by gardens. Enjoy a variety of French cuisine and specialities, while watching the sun go down across the lake. The rooms are spacious, light and elegantly decorated with breath taking views across Lake Annecy or the lush, manicured gardens surrounding the hotel, some with a private balcony. Ever popular with our guests, the hotel assures high standards of comfort and service which is why it’s highly recommended year after year.

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MORZINE

FRANCE

Combine your stay in Morzine with Lake Annecy or Chamonix, you could even go to Interlaken in Switzerland.

Top tip One very fun walk is the Cascade des Brochaux to Les Linderets or the ‘Goat Village’ with free roaming goats in this tiny hamlet. The goats are tame but they do like to nibble loose pieces of clothing and unattended sandwiches.

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Morzine Nestling in a beautiful, forested valley, the stunningly pretty little town of Morzine has a unique charm with its traditional chalet-style buildings and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Its breath-taking setting with towering mountain peaks, pine forests and serene lakes combine with an excellent range of available activities to make an ideal base for a memorable alpine holiday. From endless footpaths and trails for excellent walking or mountain biking opportunities to rafting, horse riding and climbing, Morzine has a range of activities to offer something for everyone.

Best for Walking

Best for Exploring

Best for Cycling

There are plenty of marked footpaths for all abilities in the Morzine area so you can enjoy the stunning mountains around. The trails are all well signposted and link the different lifts that are open. Look out for whistling marmots and follow a number of popular paths leading to Switzerland, used by the French Resistance in the Second World War.

Morzine is a great family destination and the free resort card is excellent value allowing a range of activities that families can enjoy together using the chairlifts, cable cars, swimming pool, the tourist train, the ice rink and tennis courts.

If you are looking for an Alpine adventure and want to try something different then look no further than Morzine. The Tour de France is often in the area and cycle hire is available locally. Go paragliding for panoramic views, plunge in to deep pools canyoning or go rock climbing or white rafting. These supervised activities and more are all available.

Excursions R Lake Annecy Tour R Chamonix day trip R Sixt Fer à Cheval R Lake Geneva More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

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Les Champs Fleuris

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The Champs Fleuris is renowned for serving delicious cuisine and has a well-deserved reputation for quality and excellent service. Why not spend the morning exploring the mountains with the free walking guide supplied by the hotel, then take the afternoon to relax in the spa area which has a sauna, hammam, whirlpool and spa bath. Or do a few lengths in the heated outdoor swimming pool with views of the surrounding mountains? Children are catered for with a games room, billiards and table football, along with a garden with swings and a tennis court. Family rooms are available.

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Hotel Le Cret

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This is a wonderfully French hotel with a welcoming family atmosphere, owned and professionally managed by the friendly Michel Coquillard. The hotel sits in extensive grounds with its own mini-farm with deer, duck and hens. The large heated outdoor pool offers hours of fun, surrounded by scenic mountain views. There’s also the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and large spa area with steam room and whirlpool, to further relax in or for days when the weather might not be perfect. The hotel is located 500 yards from the Télécabine, allowing you good access for exploring the mountains and enjoying the variety of activities in Morzine. If you’re looking for an action-packed week, the excellent free kids’ clubs and activity programme, including guided walks, are a great reason to stay in this hotel. All meals are served buffet style with hot and cold options for breakfast. Evening meals include a choice of starters, salads, choice of main courses, cheese and dessert.

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Ever popular with Inghams customers this excellent hotel is run by the Michaud family. In a peaceful location just a minute’s walk from the centre of Morzine with a unique charm, traditional chalet-style architecture and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.


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This fabulously diverse country set at the foot of the stunning peaks of the Julian Alps is brimming with natural beauty. From the deep blue lakes to dense deep forests, lush verdant valleys, colourful orchards and clear springs. Discover the charming villages that dot the landscape. Explore the medieval towns and romantic castles, not forgetting the contrasting delights of its capital city Ljubljana, bursting with art and culture.

Slovenia Highlights Go local - This also means tasting as the locals do. You’ll discover a wealth of traditional dishes made from natural ingredients at various local festivals, markets, inns and tourist farms. Walking - It’s the best way to discover the true beauty of this country with 380 themed trails located within tourist destinations passing grand sites that demonstrate rich cultural and historical heritage. Wellbeing - Is of one of the key lifestyle elements and Slovenes take it seriously. This is demonstrated through the national outdoor culture - cycling, walking, swimming in the sea, lake or the hotel’s spring water pools.

Multi-centre Holidays Combine contrasting resorts to discover Slovenia. Choose the cultural city of Ljubljana and enjoy its outdoor bars and restaurants. Followed by a relaxing stay in the tranquil resort of Lake Bled. For striking mountain ranges head to the wonderful resorts of Kranjska Gora, Bovec and Lake Bohinj. Alternatively, cross borders into Austria and choose one of the many resorts offered here as your second stay.

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LAKE BLED

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Bled is easily combined with Kranjska Gora, Ljubljana or even with some of the Austrian towns. Salzburg, Zell am See or Saalbach would be an ideal combination.

Top tip See Bled from different perspectives. Views from the castle give you a depth of its beauty. A boat ride to the island and looking back at the castle confirms its marvel of a position. Simply walking around the lake shows the serenity of the area.

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Lake Bled Bled resides over the emerald and thermal waters of Lake Bled and is one of the jewels of Slovenia. This captivating town is surrounded by forests and overlooked by an 11th century clifftop castle. In the middle of Lake Bled you’ll find a tiny and idyllic island with 99 steps leading to a small church where legend has it, wishes come true if you ring the church bell. Famous for its stunning gorges, waterfalls, pastries and with dozens of lakeside restaurants and cafés, you can easily explore Bled by horse drawn carriage, on foot or by bike.

Excursions R Taste of Slovenia R Postojna Caves & Predjama R Julian Alps R Ljubljana

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The traditional wooden pletna boats have been taking visitors to the island in the middle of the lake for centuries. These boats are operated by standing rowers known as pletnars.

Explore the paths leading along the lake or surrounding hills. These are usually not too difficult and are suitable for family hiking trips. Enjoy the shelter of green forests and venture beyond Bled to Pokljuka Plateau.

Lake Bled has a pleasant mountain climate and unspoilt nature. The thermal springs in the north-eastern part of the lake supply the swimming pools of some of the hotels in Bled.

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Guest Card The Julian Alps Bled Guest Card is free from approx. 15 Jun – 15 Sep 21 (min two nights stay) and offers you: R Free use of the hop-on/ hop-off bus R One return ticket on chairlift Straža R Various entrances and restaurant discounts

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Grand Hotel Toplice

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The rooms are large and elegant, with an authentic feel and some with a lake view. The staff are attentive and helpful, keen to make your stay an exceptional one. Bikes and small rowing boats are available for hire when you’re ready to explore the region. The hotel also has the Luisa Spa, which includes a stunning swimming pool filled by thermal water from a natural source, straight from the spring. Fresh natural water flows uninterrupted into the pool, which is refilled daily with fresh water. There’s also a wellness programme where you can enjoy baths, massages, saunas, and body and facial care. Or you might just want to arrange for a small private party on the spa’s small terrace.

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Hotel Park

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Centrally located and just steps away from both the promenade and shores of the lake, this superb four-star hotel has stunning views of the lake, castle and surrounding mountains. The hotel has recently undergone extensive refurbishments to both the public areas and the guest rooms. The renovations have given Hotel Park a new story and theme based on water and the park. Modern designed rooms now have a similar interior to the sister hotel Rikli Balance. New rooms have a wealth of local natural materials with balconies that overlook the lake or small garden at the back. The staff here are welcoming and helpful and the hotel is popular among cyclists and hikers, because of its central location. The hotel has special cycling programmes and a guide for hire. And after a day spent in the mountains or enjoying the many local hiking paths, there’s an indoor, thermal pool to relax in which also enjoys magnificent views. The hotel has its own bar and restaurant where you’ll have your breakfast and buffet style evening meals and you can’t stay at Hotel Park without trying its speciality, the Bled cream cake. Created by the hotel, the original recipe is only served at the Park Café and in the hotels and restaurants of the Sava Hotels Bled.

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LAKE BLED

This beautifully appointed and historic, half board, five-star hotel is located on the shores of Lake Bled and just a two-minute walk from the resort centre. Enjoy a morning coffee, a light lunch or evening champagne from the Lake Lounge or on the private lake beach and pier, both with stunning views of Bled Island and the town’s medieval castle. Later, feast on dinner cooked by one of Slovenia’s top chefs or book the exceptional Julijana Restaurant, with its own terrace and lake views.


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Hotel Astoria

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Hotel Astoria is in a unique and idyllic location just below the medieval castle and has been furbished to make it a contemporary ‘eco’ three-star hotel. Close to the village centre and nearby cafés, bars and shops, and only 300 metres from the lakefront, this small hotel offering half board enjoys a quiet location, perfect for exploring the surrounding area. The interior has a simple elegance and the hotel is well known for its great service and superb cuisine provided by friendly, efficient staff. The rooms have a fresh, contemporary feel and there’s a superb wellness centre with various programmes suitable for all individuals. Treatments include massage, reflexology, facials and a ‘Sauna Park’ with indoor and outdoor whirlpool, fitness facilities, experience showers and Kneipp therapy. Or why not spoil yourself and book a full wellness day which includes the ‘Sauna Park’, a massage and sparkling wine. The restaurant has a delightful covered terrace with views of Bled Castle and on half board you’ll enjoy the buffet breakfast and buffet style evening meals served here. Alternatively, in the Astoria Lounge you’ll find a choice of natural juices, coffee, homemade ice cream, evening cocktails and snacks.

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Bled Rose Hotel

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This four-star hotel has recently been transformed. Just metres from the shores of the lake and the lakeside park, and with beautiful views, the hotel feels calm and stylish with all the comforts to fully enjoy your stay. The new interior combines modern elegance and a charmingly retro feel, whilst the light rooms are thoughtfully furnished with luxurious materials. Rooms have balconies facing the lake or north side and some smaller rooms without balcony are also available. Your stay in this charming hotel is offered on a half board basis. At the end of each day, the new look swimming pool, fitness studio (free) and VIP spa will help you relax. In the spa, each private room has a whirlpool, a sauna, and you can enjoy a massage or a colour therapy (Chromotherapy) all bookable in the resort. The staff are always welcoming, friendly and helpful and there’s a large, spacious terrace where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner. Combining modern trends with traditional Slovenian cuisine, the hotel restaurant prides itself on using premium local ingredients and exclusively fresh produce. There’s also a stylish lounge bar serving the famous Bled Rose slice with fruit caviar and rose petals or the Bled Rose cocktail, the perfect way to start your evening here and a real taste of the region.

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Hotel Rikli Balance

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Offered on a half board basis, each room has a modern design created with sustainable natural materials and some of the interior design also includes lush green living walls. All rooms have a balcony and some have a lake view. The restaurant serves local and traditional dishes and enjoys more fantastic views. With the largest swimming pool complex in Bled and a distinguished Wellness Centre, there are four indoor thermal pools, an indoor waterslide (with views of the lake), an outdoor thermal pool, a Finnish sauna, an experience shower, two cool pools, an indoor thermal pool for children, a number of saunas and heated stone beds. Treatments include massage therapies, Alpine treatments and other beauty treatments all bookable locally.

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Hotel Kompas

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Idyllically situated on a small hill, Hotel Kompas is only a few minutes’ walk from both the lake and the village centre. Built in traditional Alpine style with a striking silhouette reflecting the mountains, it’s surrounded by the beautiful plateaus and peaks of the Julian Alps. With unforgettable views of the lake and castle from its terrace and gardens, it’s easy to enjoy the tranquil setting and beautiful surroundings. With comfortable and traditionally designed rooms with balconies and some with a lake view, this half board hotel is tastefully decorated with all modern amenities. The hotel has its own swimming pool on the terrace with fantastic views across the lake and of the castle. In addition to the pool, guests of Hotel Kompas can relax in the hot massage tub, as well as the Finnish, Turkish and infrared saunas. There’s also a fitness centre. The hotel staff are friendly, welcoming and informative and the hotel restaurant serves a large buffet breakfast and half board dinners. If you want something to eat during the day, you can enjoy wonderful views and a selection of snacks and drinks at the café or on the elegant terrace.

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LAKE BLED

At Hotel Rikli Balance the focus is on traditional life, the beneficial effects of nature, wellbeing and sustainability. A four-star superior hotel, it’s in a garden setting on a hill overlooking the lake but just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Bled. Recently refurbished, the hotel has fantastic views. Using local materials and products such as traditional Gorenjska embroideries, honey dough hearts and spruce from the nearby Pokljuka plain, the hotel tells the story of the region.


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LAKE BOHINJ

SLOVENIA

Bohinj to Bovec to Kranjska Gora is a great combination of three resorts in one holiday. Walking options galore combined with some historical walks in Bovec following WW1 trenches.

Top tip A walk around the lake is a must for everyone visiting - only this way you’ll see the reflection of the surrounding mountain tops ‘bathing’ in the water. A cable car ride to the top of Mt Vogel on a clear day will reward you with uninterrupted views of Mt Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.

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Lake Bohinj Dominated by the majestic Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj offers a wealth of walking and cultural experiences. Take the cable car up to Mount Vogel and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the lake or follow the River Sava Bohinjka down into the valley. Every year, the local town of Bohinj hosts an Alpine Flower Festival whilst nearby villages offer a rare chance to discover authentic Slovenian life and enjoy traditional local cuisine. Gentle water sports include kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and fishing. Local hikes take you along hundreds of marked trails suitable for all abilities through meadows, valleys and up over mountain passes to some of the many mountain peaks.

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Some of the best Julian Alps walking trails start in Bohinj. Everything from an easy three hour walk around the lake to something more demanding such as climbing Mt Triglav over two days.

Rent a boat for a tranquil row and have a swim in the crystal waters of Lake Bohinj. Parts of the river Sava Bohinjka are specifically designated for kayaking and fly fishing.

A frequent local bus runs to Bled and Ljubljana or catch a train from Bohinjska Bistrica to Nova Gorica. Whatever direction you choose, you’ll be able to see how Slovenia has many different landscapes within easy reach.

Excursions R Julian Alps R Taste of Slovenia R Postojna Caves & Predjama R Ljubljana More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Julian Alps Bohinj Guest Card Free to all guests, the card entitles you to: R Free entrance to Savica Waterfall and Mostnica Gorge R Free ride on the panoramic boats on the lake R Free entrance to all museums in Bohinj

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Hotel Jezero

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The atmosphere at the hotel is relaxed and welcoming and the staff are helpful, friendly, and happy to share local knowledge. You’ll enjoy your buffet style breakfast and evening meals in the conservatory style Vrtovin Restaurant. If you would prefer to dine à la carte, a credit of €10 per person is offered to dine in the Zlatovčica restaurant. There’s also a summer terrace, winter garden and a café which is known for its good selection of wines. At the end of a day spent exploring this beautiful region, you can saunter into the village or enjoy the heated swimming pool, gardens and fitness room. Bedrooms are comfortable and have large bathrooms, seated balconies and full amenities

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Hotel Kristal

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Hotel Kristal is a family-run hotel combining traditional Slovenian hospitality with its renowned restaurant. It has a wonderful tranquil setting and it’s only an easy ten-minute short walk to Lake Bohinj and the village centre. The mission of the hotel staff is to ensure guests have a unique and unforgettable stay. The restaurant has an authentic family style atmosphere and offers specialties using only local ingredients. They also have their own craft Chocolaterie and a superb choice of wines. Relaxation is key here and the tree-shaded gardens are great for bird spotting, while the terrace is ideal for afternoon tea. There’s also a reading corner to help you completely unwind. Bedrooms are furnished in an Alpine style with locally crafted furniture and views of the garden and the imposing mountain ranges.

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In a stunning location with mountain views and overlooking the lake, Hotel Jezero is just metres from the start of the many mountain paths and close to the famous bridge and pretty church the resort is famous for.


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KRANJSKA GORA

SLOVENIA

Combining a lakes resort with your mountain stay will add some contrast to your holiday. We recommend Lake Bled, or the Austrian resorts of Fuschl or St Gilgen.

Top tip Walk to Tromeja - the triple border where Slovenia links with Austria and Italy. Visit the Planica Nordic Centre with seven ski jumping hills, viewing platform, museum and one of the longest ziplines in the world.

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Kranjska Gora Close to both the Italian and Austrian borders, Kranjska Gora sits in the Sava Dolinka Valley in the north west of Slovenia. It’s an Alpine resort near the mountains and glacial lakes of the Triglav National Park. A world-class ski centre in winter, in summer it’s a haven for hikers, cyclists and mountaineers. A short distance from the town of Kranjska Gora, with its 17th Liznjek House, are both the Zelenci Nature Reserve and the aquamarine waters and white sands of Lake Jasna. Guarded by a large statue of a golden stag, the lake is ideal for swimming or fishing.

Best for Walking

Best for Cycling

Best for Wellbeing

Kranjska Gora and its surrounding area have a vast choice of walks and hikes, varying from the flat to the almost vertical, so there really is something for everyone no matter what your ability. Be sure to buy a walking map locally before you set off exploring - 21 walking paths are described in great detail.

One of the most beautiful Slovenian cycling paths starts from Kranjska Gora, past Gozd Martuljek down to Mojstrana. The route is very picturesque, it leads partly along an abandoned railway route over many bridges and is almost entirely isolated from the traffic.

Shadowed by the majestic peaks of the Julian Alps, the fresh mountain air amongst beautiful meadows and lakes with stunning scenery will bring calm to anyone staying in this village.

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R Julian Alps R Taste of Slovenia R Postojna Caves & Predjama More details and excursions available online Please note: We act at all times as the selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. For terms & conditions see inghams.co.uk/terms.

Multi-centres A few days in Kranjska Gora can be linked with a few days in the capital Ljubljana with its charming historical centre full of riverside cafes and restaurants from where day trips to the coast or other parts of Slovenia can be arranged.

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Hotel Kompas

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Just feet away from both the beautiful slopes of the Julian Alps and the village centre but surrounded by gardens and meadows, Hotel Kompas is in the ideal location to enjoy Kranjska Gora and its stunning surroundings. You’ll find the staff at the Kompas helpful and courteous and the atmosphere relaxing and comfortable throughout. Rooms are modern, fresh and well equipped with all the amenities you need to really unwind and get the most out of your stay. Superior rooms have balcony and single rooms are also available. The hotel has its own Wellness Centre and massage salon, perfect after a day spent exploring the great outdoors. There are two saunas, a Turkish steam bath and a whirlpool where you can relax with views of the mountains. Finish in the cool-off pool to improve circulation and invigorate you for the rest of your visit. The hotel also has an indoor pool with a children’s water slide and a sunny external, poolside terrace. The hotel’s restaurant is on the ground floor and serves buffet breakfast and dinner. There’s also a vibrant bar where you can enjoy drinks on the terrace or hotel lobby.

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Ramada Hotel & Suites

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The hotel is elegantly and stylishly designed with a light and airy feel. Priding themselves on their Slovenian hospitality, the staff are professional and helpful, and the rooms offered on a half board basis, are modern and spacious. Some have balconies with a mountain view and village side rooms without a balcony are also available. The hotel itself has everything you need to help you enjoy your stay. There’s an onsite pizzeria, bar and coffee house as well as a weekly programme of suggested outings. The in-house bakery makes delicious sweet Julia chocolate cake with pistachios should you wish to have an afternoon treat, whilst the Pub Legende will be a welcome place before dinner for an evening aperitif. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner with a selection of regional and international dishes. Guests also have access to the extensive leisure facilities of the neighbouring sister hotels, the Ramada Resort and the Kompas, which include a swimming pool, whirlpool, Turkish steam bath, and saunas and beauty treatments.

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Best Western Hotel Kranjska Gora

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This delightful hotel is in a secluded spot both close to the village centre as well as being a short walk from Lake Jasna. The Best Western is a chalet style hotel with a warm and friendly atmosphere and an excellent reputation. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the hotel is furbished in a modern Alpine style. The bar is a great place to grab a drink and the restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner. The outdoor terrace is perfectly positioned to enjoy the views of the magnificent peaks. The wellness centre has a swimming pool, hot tub and sauna as well as on-site tennis courts. Be sure to check out the massage and beauty treatments available in the spa if you want to treat yourself (pay locally). There is a choice of well-equipped Comfort or Superior rooms with balcony. Economy rooms are offered as single rooms.

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Combine a few days exploring Ljubljana with any one or more Slovenian resorts.

Ljubljana The capital of Slovenia, this compact and welcoming city between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea has a vibrant and rich cultural heritage. Explore the 16th century castle with its baroque facades and the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town. Wander through the colourful daily market or relax in the green spaces. Cafés, bars, restaurants and boutiques line the riverside and streets and at night the city comes alive as locals and visitors alike come out to enjoy local cuisine and culture.

Best for Culture

Best for Exploring

Best for Food & drink

Ljubljana is home to many museums and world-renowned architecture. It hosts dozens of cultural events throughout the year including the Summer Festival and the Wine Route through the old town.

Ljubljana is the green capital of a green country. The town by the river with picturesque bridges surrounded by parks and natural protected areas is the ideal starting point to explore the city and beyond.

Visit daily food and fruit markets to enjoy a variety of dishes in restaurants or outdoor stalls dotted along the river. Perhaps a glass of wine and Kranjska sausage - produced in Slovenia since the 19th century.

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Zelenci Natural Reserve

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The Northwest corner of Slovenia boasts some of Europe’s most spectacular scenery, from the shores of beautiful Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled to the mountain vistas and historical sites in Bovec and Kranjska Gora. Lake Bohinj enjoys one of the most picturesque and unspoilt natural settings at the foot of Mount Vogel. Lake Bled’s beauty is renowned, nestled amidst dense pine forests and surrounded by the dramatic Julian-Alps. Bovec offers a fantastic array of activities in its idyllic valley from white water rafting to The Walk of Peace trail visiting WWI battleground sites. This self-guided three centre holiday is a delightful journey staying in Bohinj, Bovec and Kranjska Gora and with plenty of time to explore and sightsee at your leisure.

Highlights Walk around Lake Bohinj and enjoy a cable car ride to Mt Vogel Scenic train journey from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soči and taxi ride to the Hotel Alp in Bovec Follow the path along River Soča with its turquoise clear water Planica with the winter ski jump and visitors centre and walk to Zelenci Natural reserve

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