So diverse, so easily accessible, so simply magnificent, the cities and landscapes on villa holidays in Europe have long retained a historic grandeur and beauty that has been appreciated since the tradition of the Grand Tour of the 19th Century. Where else can one find such a wealth of iconic landmarks, such variety in language, culture, cuisine and history, such intriguing and welcoming people, all so relatively close to home?

We offer carefully curated luxury villas and tailor-made holidays to Europe, as well as custom vacations to the most sought after corners of the world, all crafted by luxury travel specialists.


To encounter ancient treasures such as Rome's Coliseum or the beauty of the Renaissance in Florence in Italy; to appreciate the works of the Impressionists at the Musée d'Orsay or stroll along the promenades of the Cote d'Azur in France; to catch your breath at the enormity of St Peter's Basilica or the fragrance of the lavender fields of Provence: Whether a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveller looking for luxury villas in European destinations, the many countries that make up this fascinating continent will not fail to captivate your soul.


Clare Watkins

Europe Specialist




Italy remains at the forefront of all things stylish and beautiful. The palazzi of Florence and Imperial forums of Rome recall a magnificent past, whilst its landscapes are some of the most iconic in Europe - the switchback roads of Tuscany, vividly hued villages of the Amalfi Coast and the sublime lakes of Como and Garda. MORE
The Rome colosseum wall, Italy


The most visited country on the planet, France encapsulates all that we find beautiful and fun in life. In Paris, coveted restaurants deliver haute cuisine complimented by fine wines whilst the galleries compete on the artistic world stage. In the south, the French Riviera has long been defined by glamour and chic whilst the villages of Provence are equally timeless. MORE
Gordes, France


From the arid plains and Moorish cities of Andalucia to the northern soul of Gaudíesque Barcelona and the beauty of the Balearic islands, Spain successfully combines the classic with the contemporary. A land where passions run deep, cultural identity is celebrated at every opportunity and the good life is the cornerstone of existence. Family and spa resorts are some of the best in Europe, as are its tranquil villa hideaways. MORE
The Alcazar in Seville, Andalucia


It's not only the generous hospitality of the Portuguese, but its other components that make Portugal so special.  A spectacular country with a dramatic coastline and an abundance of idyllic beaches, immaculate golf courses, fascinating history, acres of bountiful vineyards and the amiable climate - mild winters and hot summers – Portugal will never fail to delight.  MORE
Monument in Lisbon, Portugal


Land of the Gods, birthplace of democracy and Western philosophy, you would be hard pressed to find a country with so rich and fascinating a history as Greece. From the ancient architectural gems of the Acropolis to the whitewashed villages and blue-domed churches of its stunning islands, Greece's architecture is as diverse and as splendid as its landscapes. MORE
View over Oia and sea, Greece


From the mighty domes and minarets of Istanbul to the attractive coastal resorts of Bodrum and Antalya, the landscapes of Turkey are as varied as its cultural influences. This is a land where the remnants of a rich Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history remain at the visual forefront, yet fully embracing its position at the axis where Europe meets Asia. MORE
Aerial shot of the town of Kas in Turkey


Any visit to Croatia should include Dubrovnik and its beautiful Old Town, declared the 'Pearl of the Adriatic' by Byron, the Roman ruins of Split and Pula, the stunning lakes of Plitvice National Park and the outlying islands of the Dalmatian Coast, Hvar in particular. MORE
Dubrovnik, Villa Dubrovnik, Croatia

United Kingdom

The diminutive stature of this proud little group of islands belies the United Kingdom's global influence through the course of history. Cosmopolitan cities offer world-class international restaurants and haute couture boutiques whilst the dramatic scenery of the Scottish Highlands, the Lake District and peaceful villages of the Cotswolds offer an altogether different experience. MORE
Christchurch in Oxford, England


Austria's imperial heritage is in evidence in the glorious palaces of Vienna, yet it is the sublime alpine pastures and peaks that make one's soul sing. This is the place to come to to restore your senses at forward-thinking wellbeing resorts set amidst glorious scenery. MORE
Seefeld near Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria


Cyprus's Mediterranean climate ensures blissfully warm spring and autumn seasons as well as hot summer sunshine. Four hours flying time makes Cyprus feasible as a long weekend destination, whilst family-friendly resorts easily entertain for a week or two. Worship the sun by a magnificent pool or head inland to explore tiny hamlets and pine-scented forests. MORE
Akamas Peninsula, Cyprus


Though the earthy beauty of the Emerald Isles undoubtedly attract, it is the unique hospitality and humour of its people that make Ireland such a delightful vacation destination, from Dublin's bustling Temple Bar to the villages of the Connemara. MORE
Blackrock Castle


A wonderful Arctic Adventure awaits you when you visit Norway: imagine an arctic desert made up of the most staggeringly beautiful fjords and mountains. Explore the fascinating history and vast wildlife of the archipelago of Svalbard on snowmobile or dog sled and maybe camp out under the stars, but what will probably astound you the most is the magnificent and pure silence. MORE
Svalbard dogs in Norway


A journey through Swedish Lapland is a journey like no other. Perfect skiing conditions abound, with a season that lasts from November to May, so you can even ski under the midnight sun. In Sweden, experience everything from nature at its most pristine and beautiful, to the excitement and thrill of mushing your own dog team and mastering the art of driving a powerful snowmobile. MORE
Arctic fox in Sweden


Finland is the world’s happiest country according to a UN report in 2018, Finnish Lapland is an adventure playground of snowshoeing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, skiing and cross-country skiing. The Northern Lights promise the world’s most spectacular light show on clear nights from September to March.  

The Noprtern Lights above Javri Lodge in Finland


If you're in search of spectacular alpine scenery, then look no further than Switzerland. Here, the snow-capped peaks of the Alps and pretty lakeside hamlets instil this landlocked country with a magical, almost fairy-tale beauty. You'll also find top international resorts nestled in the mountain valleys and on the lake shores, with a wealth of outdoor activities. MORE
Mountains in Switzerland


From Tsardom and Revolution to Cold War and Perestroika, Russia's history is as long and turbulent as it is utterly fascinating. This vast country, the world's largest, has a landscape that changes dramatically as you journey from west to east, its cultural riches and architectural splendours, however, very much retained in European Russia, west of the Ural Mountains. MORE
Catherine Palace in St Petersburg, Russia


Arguably one of Europe's most underrated tourist destinations, Slovenia is perfect for lovers of the great outdoors, with its glorious mountain scenery, plethora of recreational activities and charming ski resorts. Delightful towns such its capital Ljubljana and lakeside Bled enhance its overall appeal. MORE
Lake Bled, Slovenia

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