It is so easy to forget how lucky we are to have such a diverse, exciting, collection of countries as neighbours. Europe is packed full of inspiration. It is home to the birthplace of democracy, ruins of great empires, Norway’s fjords, and Scottish Highlands, some of the world’s best nightlife and incredible cuisine. Cheap flights and no visa mean we can so easily hop over to another country to experience a whole new culture.
Some of EcoCompanion’s favourite partners work in Europe and we are constantly blown away by the variety of what they have to offer. Although summer has booked up so rapidly this year, there are still a few spaces for the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.
Rest, relax, and rejuvenate
For luxury spas, Europe has some of the best in the world. Mix in a little nature and you have the ideal recipe for a holiday of perfect tranquility.
Spain’s first BioHotel offers a 5* escape. You will be tucked away in a little Roman village but only 20 minutes from Barcelona. With a gym, pool, thermal baths, a private forest, and an organic vegetable garden to explore, plus trekking, horseback-riding, and sailing, you won’t have time to give a thought to any of life’s stresses.
Offering all of the charm and opulence of an 18th century manor and all of the comforts of a 5* hotel, escapes don’t get more magical than this glorious manor in Tuscany.
Although Portugal’s cities are lovely, you cannot overlook the country’s natural beauty. Spend several days touring the lovely Guadiana valley, enjoying boat trips and learning about the culture and history of the area.
It is hard to imagine scenery more like that from a holiday brochure. The Ionians offer sparkling blue water and white sandy beaches. Spend a week relaxing in the sun, the gentle sea breeze cooling your skin. Explore the idyllic towns and cities that speckle the islands, and remember what it is to be in touch with nature.
There are plenty of people out there for whom the idea of relaxing on a beach makes their skin start to itch. Sitting still does not mean switching off. You want to go on an adventure, try new things, and discover a different side to yourself. Europe is the perfect place…
Whether you have boisterous kids to entertain or you’re an adrenaline-junkie yourself, this action-packed, fully tailored holiday will keep you busy. From canyoning and zip-wires, to paragliding and caving, you’ll never be short of adventure.
Montenegro’s lack of size is more than made-up for by it’s glorious landscapes and culture. Spend your days rafting down the Tara River in Europe’s deepest canyon. You’ll be left breathless from the beauty and the excitement!
Get in touch with nature
Nature holidays are obviously what we specialise in and we never fail to be inspired by the natural world. Europe’s varied landscape offers spectacular wildlife right on your doorstep.
Take a tour around ancient pine-forest and learn about the secretive lives of its inhabitants.
Kolarbyn Ecolodge must be one of our most unique escapes. Stay in cozy, fairytail cabins that look as though they have grown from the forest itself. Spend your time taking tours with expert wildlife guides, wild swimming, and sitting around a campfire watching the stars appear overhead.
You don’t have to leave the UK to get in touch with nature. Spend your days on some of the most stunning beaches in the country, exploring and admiring the wildlife we usually over-look.