Europe has a wide variety of offerings for your summer holidays catering to your interests: beach, culture, cuisines, heritage, mountains, arts...list goes on! So, Keep your eyes on the forecasts as most plans are subject to weather. However, chances are less for surprises!
Explore the European countrysides
Europe as a continent is diverse, much as India as a country. So, these countries offer a variety of experiences in all domains: be it the cuisine or the ambiance or the culture. The hype of modern cities and fast paced life is well balanced with the well-preserved villages across Europe. They are disregarded in most of the trip plans. Some of the quintessential ways of exploring them are:
> Cooking with a local chef.
> Cycling around the villages.
> Wine tasting in a castle.
> Kayaking on a river.
And many more…
We offer a customized immersion into the local culture.
Beau Voyage’s tip: Summers are cooler in the countryside than the cities. Spring season is vibrant and beautiful with the blooming of indigenous flowers which are not to be missed. To enhance your travel experience, stay at a local homestay!
Turquoise water and sunny Mediterranean
Mediterranean coast is in all its might during summer. This attracts tourists from all around the world as the sun is bright and time is right. Options are plenty from the resort towns of Costa Brava in Spain, to the alluring Greek islands. There is a huge demand for this trip during summer. So, we recommend you book early!
Beau Voyage suggests you some of the best options:
Drive yourself in Costa Brava in Spain as it gets festive during summer. The region has a fable touch to it, and the beaches and cuisine are exquisite. Nearby destinations include Mallorca and Ibiza.
Experience the picturesque cities and beaches along Côte d’Azur in the south of France. The region is a sought-after destination during the summer. If you are ready to explore more options, we help you plan a visit to the creeks of Marseille or to Saint-Tropez, the vacation playground of the rich and famous.
The Coast of Italy has a different panache from that of its neighbours. Whether it is Tuscan Coast, with the Cinque Terre or Amalfi coast, you will be swept off your feet by the beauty of Italian Dolce Vita
Other Options: Well. Summer is coming! Croatia has become famous since it has been the premise of Game of Thrones with its scenic locations. They welcome a large number of tourists from around the world during summer. Colourful coasts of Greece could also be in your Mediterranean itinerary.
Beau Voyage’s tip: Although it is an active and happening time of the year, Summer is hot. Comfortable and more soothing weather happens during May or September. Beaches tend to be less crowded these months.
Refresh yourself high up the Alps
If sandy beaches and sun-bathing is not your thing, gear up and get on top of the Alps mountain ranges, Although they are mostky visited during the winter as a ski destination, summers are clear and quiet with a western Manali feel, with its greenery and freshness.
If you are ready to do something sporty, visit some of the main eye catching spots:
> In Annecy, climb up to discover the beauty of the lake and its mountains, and try your hands on paragliding!
> Move up on one of the planned trek routes. Sleep in shelters and gaze at the beauty of starry nights.
> The Alps are full of rivers with appealing streams. Explore them by rafting or canyoning.
> Via Ferrata: Protected climbing routes along alps for you to enjoy the company of a new group and make new friends.
Don't want to taste the thunder and be adventurous? French Alps have serene venues that cater to you:
> In Chamonix, take tours for Mer de Glace and take the panoramic cable car to Aiguille du Midi.
> To discover French cuisine, visit a traditional fromagery and taste the cheese.
> In Annecy, not to miss the boating on top of the transparent water and a city tour along the canal
> The Alps are known for its thermal springs. Relax at the spa resort of Evian, also known for its mineral water brand!
> Cross the Swiz border to discover Geneva, Charlie Chaplin museum and chocolate house.
Beau Voyage’s tip: During the months from April to June, the mountains are filled with wild flowers which are a treat to the eyes. Mountains have a pleasant climate compared to the coasts but the temperature can climb high during the day.
Capitals of Europe
The diversity and style of each country can be explored in a nutshell through its capital city. If it is your first trip to Europe, we can craft a customised trip for you for the main cities:
> Paris: City of Love, wine, architecture and fashion, and of course the Eiffel Tower.
> Barcelona: Festive capital of Spain: dance to ‘Senorita’, drink 'the Sangria’ and drive to ‘Sagrada’.
> Amsterdam: For the beauty of its canals and the evenings in their merryfull bars.
> Rome: For its wonderful heritage that can be found in its squares, fountains, churches, villas, etc.
> Berlin: For its monuments, history, large parks, opera, orchestra and iconic beer.
And many more...
Beau Voyage’s tip: Capital cities are flocked throughout the season by a large number of tourists. Avoid the main tourist attractions, explore the offbeat activities, and stay in hotels located in areas frequented by locals.
Whatever your preferences are, the Beau Voyage team offers you a tailor-made itinerary, with experiences specially selected to meet your needs. Any special requests? Just tell us!
Contact us to organize your summer vacation in Europe