We’re excited to be able to let you know that our new 2018 brochure is nearly ready and will be available for you to read online and order to your door in the very near future. Until that time, though, we have rounded up a few of the more unknown destinations that will feature in its pages, providing the ideal location for an off-the-beaten-track European city break.
Situated just outside of Hanover, in the north of Germany, Celle is the gateway to a beautiful nature preserve known as Lüneburg Heath. The town itself features many great examples of timber-framed houses and provides a charming escape from the hustle and bustle of busier destinations. Celle’s major highlight is the 14th-century castle, built in Renaissance style with Baroque features. Also known as the Ducal Palace, it was originally built for the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg and has also served as the residence of the kings of Hanover.
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
Even if Český Krumlov is not on your radar yet, it is on the radar of many other travellers. This alluring town is often described as a miniature version of Prague and receives thousands of visitors in the summer on day trips from the Czech capital or on river cruises along the Vltava. The Medieval Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and highlights include the castle and the Regional Museum. The latter presents information on the region of Bohemia.
The peaceful city of Lausanne is known for being home to the headquarters of the International Olympic Committee and can boast an idyllic location on the shores of Lake Geneva. This Swiss getaway spot is immensely liveable and has a modern feel to it. As well as the thriving club scene, it offers many quiet areas in which to relax and enjoy breathtaking vistas across the water. Whilst the city centre is where you will find the new aquarium and the Olympic Museum, visitors also love to take a boat trip on the lake.
Mechelen is nowhere near as well-known as other Belgian cities but can offer everything you’ll find in those destinations and more. It has picturesque canals like Bruges, plenty of gourmet restaurants like Brussels and an abundance of beautiful churches that demand your attention. As well as the Het Anker Brewery, one of the oldest in this beer-loving country, Mechelen’s highlights include St. Rumbold’s Tower and the interactive Technopolis, where visitors young and old are inspired by science.
If you would like to visit any of these excellent destinations in 2018, we can tailor-make a trip to suit your needs. And keep an eye out for our new brochure in the coming weeks, it features plenty of holiday inspiration.