Ready to book your next break? These are some of the best summer holidays in Europe, whether you are looking for something active or relaxed, with family, your partner, or even solo. Read on for inspiration!
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Summer Holidays in Europe: Top Destinations
Summer Holidays in Europe: Top Holiday Lettings
The Best Summer Holidays in Europe
Brush off your passport and discover somewhere new with these hot ideas for summer travel this year.
1. High Tatras, Slovakia
Looking for the wild outdoors and stunning scenery? You'll have it in spades here. The landscape is rugged, the wildlife is plentiful, and it's a real hotspot for hiking, climbing, and even bear spotting.
2. The Shetland Islands
Just want to get away from it all? Take a ferry from Aberdeen, and you'll be rewarded by beauty and solitude. The walking trails are wild, the bird-watching is magnificent, and the island also boasts thriving music, arts, and foodie scenes.
Just a short flight away from the UK, this Balaeric island is ideal for families and couples looking for peace. There are lovely villas, plenty of fine restaurants, activities, and entertainments aplenty. Catch your fill of culture and colour at the capital of Palma.
4. Italian Lakes
Whether Como or Garda calls you, this spot is ideal for couples who want to relax. Enjoy the finest Italian food, wander around the lakes, enjoy some boating, or head up to the mountains for fresh air and incredible views. Remember to book your accommodation well in advance though.
5. Madrid, Spain
Holidaying solo? Why not try this trendy city, which is safe and friendly for individual travellers. Book a cosy BnB where the hosts can point out local hotspots, head to Calle de Ponzano for standing-only tapas, and revel in art and culture.
6. Reykjavic, Iceland
For travellers looking for something different, Reykjavic is a perfect place to find inspiration in the ethereal landscape. You can relax at the Blue Lagoon or the wonderful restaurants and hotels. Take a coach journey to see local geysers, waterfalls, and other local geological wonders. Remember to look out for the Northern Lights.
7. Lyon, France
In Lyon, you can look forward to proud gastronomic, cultural, and entertainment scenes, a beautiful city vista, and a sustainable approach to eco-travel.
8. Istria, Croatia
This glorious peninsula is on the cusp of becoming a global hotspot - so see it before everyone else does! Look for Roman amphitheatres, enjoy gourmet food, relax on tree-lined beaches, dance at live music festivals, and enjoy truffle hunting in autumn.
9. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This is a fun spot for a young crowd and the city really buzzes in summer with live music, outdoor dining, great parks, and a cosmopolitan, trendy crowd.
10. Cappadocia, Turkey
If you've never taken a hot-air balloon over the magical rocky landscape of Cappadocia's caves, or explored the underground city of Kaymakli, then add it to your bucket list now!