Lakes and Mountain Holidays
Breath-taking scenery is one of our favourite things about exploring the corners of the globe and we have a particular soft spot for striking mountains and glassy lakes. From the Himalayan foothills to jungle-carpeted volcanoes, below are ten destinations that each offer an incredible unique landscape that will be sure to leave you speechless...
Glistening lake or mountain retreat? A romantic dinner overlooking Lake Como or gorilla trekking through Rwanda's mountainous jungle? We put together our favourite couples holidays where the scenery is out of this world to help inspire your next romantic getaway.
Dreaming of your next family holiday? We've put together some holidays which we think are perfect for all ages - these holidays hail from all over the globe but have one thing in common: they're high up in the mountains so you know there's lots to entertain the whole family!
Spending time in the mountains doesn’t just have to be confined to the winter months. In fact, the Alps are arguably at their most spectacular during the summer when the snow-capped peaks and lush green valleys below provide a stunning and contrasting landscape which is visually enrapturing. Warm temperatures during the day and cool nights provide a pleasant climate for all.
From the jagged peaks of Patagonia and the endless tundra of Alaska, to the rolling dunes of the Emirati and the acacia studded plains of Tanzania; this is mother nature at her most majestic. We’ve handpicked a few of our favourite properties, stationed in the most remote and untouched corners of the planet, just perfect for an adventure into the wild.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Italy
Grand Hotel Tremezzo rises majestically above Lake Como. The hotel is unusual as it mixes contemporary and traditional styles effortlessly. Antiques sit beside vivid modern fabrics & the beach club & luxury spa bring this historic hotel right up-to-date.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Dramatic views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea create a striking contrast from the 100 acres of lush rainforest which surround Sugar Beach Resort. The spectacular location and array of activities on offer make it the ideal resort for couples and families.
Tordrillo Mountain Lodge
Alaska, United States of America
This remote mountain lodge lies amongst the Alaskan ridges and glaciers of the Tordrillo Range, an intimate and exclusive getaway with access to exceptional heli-skiing, fishing and glacier hiking in spectacular surrounds.
Denali and Alaskan Wilderness, Alaska, United States of America
Strategically anchored onto an isolated nunatak at 6,000ft, the Sheldon Chalet is an intriguing addition to its surrounds, an oasis amongst the peaks of the Alaska Range and a luxurious base from which to discover these pristine wilds in style.
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
Lake Manyara National Park, Northern Tanzania
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is tree house luxury in the heart of Lake Manyara and the only lodge in this small yet diverse national park. The ten tree houses are crafted from local materials and set in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees.
Explora El Chaltén
El Chalten & Los Glaciares National Park, Southern Patagonia, Argentina
Occupying a breathtaking position in Argentina's hiking and climbing capital, Explora El Chaltén is the perfect base for exploring the mountains and glaciers of wild Patagonia. This luxurious all-inclusive lodge offers adventure and comfort in abundance.
Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Explora Patagonia is one of Chile’s finest hotels set in truly spectacular surroundings overlooking Lake Pehoe and the towering granite peaks of the Torres del Paine in southern Patagonia. A luxurious base from which to explore the region.
The Pavilions Himalayas
The Pavilions Himalayas is a luxurious eco-sensitive retreat in the heart of Nepal's Pokhara region. The tranquil rural setting of the hotel, a short drive outside of Pokhara city provide the perfect balance between exploration and relaxation.
Inspired from the traditional wood and stone farmhouses of Bhutan, Gangtey Lodge has been lovingly designed to incorporate every sense of style and comfort. Offering awe-inspiring views, the lodge is simply the definitive luxury rural retreat.
Lake Garda, Italian Lakes, Italy
Set on a hillside with stunning views across Lake Garda, Lefay is located within 11 hectares of national park and surrounded by gentle hills and natural terraces rich in olive trees and woods. A first class spa makes it a wonderful place to relax.
Exceptional Croatia, Slovenia & Italy
Zagreb, Ljubljana, Venice & Lake Garda
Home to incredible Alpine scenery and a wealth of natural treasures, Slovenia is perfectly combined with Zagreb and northern Italy to offer outdoor lovers an action-packed adventure. Explore snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes as you travel between these beautiful regions.
Ultimate Altiplanic Chile, Bolivia & Peru
Santiago Wine Region, San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni, La Paz, Lake Titicaca
Relish the breathtaking and other-worldly altiplanic scenery on this epic journey through South America, from the indulgent winelands of Chile to the fabled shores of Lake Titicaca. This two-week adventure through Chile, Bolivia and Peru is the perfect concoction for travelers who enjoy the finer things in life. We’ve handpicked only the very best...
Family Fun in Italy
Lake Garda & the Dolomites
Leap into this fantastic world, where the lakes meet the mountains, the ideal playground for outdoorsy families in the summer. Northern Italy offers some of the country's most magnificent scenery and is perfect to indulge in adventurous fun with all the family. Explore beautiful Lake Garda before escaping to the fresh mountain air of the Dolomites,...
Family Fun in Norway
Oslo, Aurland & Bergen
Escape with your family for a wholesome, active adventure from start to finish throughout this epic trip to Norway. Taking you from the enchanting city of Oslo on to the heart of Aurland and the famous Flåm railway before delving into Norwegian Fjord land and to pretty Bergen with its historic buildings. You will be submerged in the outdoor...
Epic South Africa
Cape Town, Victoria Falls & Greater Kruger
Capture the best of the Rainbow Nation on this stylish introduction to South Africa. We’ve handpicked luxury boutique hotels and extraordinary experiences for a trip that will make your friends green with envy. Sample delectable fusion cuisine while gazing over the rugged peaks of Table Mountain in Cape Town before soaring over the thundering...
Muscat, Hajar Mountains & Wahiba Sands
Delve into Oman's rugged Hajar Mountains for an adventure combining sightseeing in the desert with a challenging climb up Jebel Shams, Oman’s highest mountain. With stunning views and the chance to really get off the beaten track., this is the ultimate action-packed adventure to Oman.
Katavi National Park & Mahale Mountains
A journey of discovery to the lesser visited far west of Tanzania. A world of great lakes, mighty rivers and lush forests. Visit Katavi National Park, a wildlife haven that isn’t on the typical tourism trail in an impressive unspoiled wilderness, and watch chimpanzees in the wild at the stunning Greystoke Mahale on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
Kathmandu, Annapurna Trek, Pokhara & Dhulikhel
Nepal is known for its spectacular scenery and a destination that provides plenty of opportunity so explore on foot. This itinerary takes you on a glorious five-night trek into the Annapurna Range, the most dramatic mountain vista in the Himalayas and just focuses on seeing Nepal's amazing mountain scenery rather than adding other activities like...
Alpine and Beach for Families
The Dolomites & Puglia
Experience the best Italy has to offer with this fun family adventure, combining both the mountains and beach with a stay in a stylish chalet in the Dolomites and finishing with a relaxing stay on the Puglian coast.
Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien Mountains in Style
Addis Ababa, Bale Mountain Lodge & Limalimo
Combine two of Ethiopia's most exciting national parks - Bale Mountains National Park and Simien Mountains National Park - experience the vibrant local culture and wildlife of each location while enjoying the spectacular views.