You should never have to sacrifice luxury on your vacation just because you want some action and adventure. Fortunately, there are many great destinations around Europe that offer the best of both worlds – this will always result in a magnificent trip where you return home fully recharged and armed with dozens of exciting stories and photographs to share with your loved ones. For those seeking both luxury and adventure, consider any of these brilliant European destinations:
The Amalfi Coast
An area of outstanding beauty that is as rugged as it is pretty, this UNESCO World Heritage Site along the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula in southern Italy is the perfect place for a luxury adventure trip. You can enjoy thrilling walks along the coast and enjoy the cosy beaches, inviting fishing villages, picturesque vineyards and cliffside lemon groves.
The magical land of Finland in northern Europe is somewhere that not too many people travel too, which makes it an ideal place for both seclusion and adventure. The frozen landscape and unspoilt wilderness is a breathtaking sight and you can enjoy eye-opening excursions on snowshoe hikes and dogsledding expeditions, as well as unwind in cosy wooden huts and enjoy the surreal peace and quiet found here.
The stunning Dalmatian Coast in Croatia is incredibly peaceful, but you can also get plenty of excitement by island hopping either by boat or on your bike. In addition to this, you can also indulge in fine food and drink and explore the spectacular city of Dubrovnik, which is a UNESCO city and also a filming location for Game of Thrones – what could be more adventurous than exploring the back streets of King’s Landing?
Bulgaria may not be the first place that springs to mind when thinking of vacation destinations, but it is a wild, beautiful and welcoming country that is ideal for those seeking to indulge whilst also explore. It features breathtaking subterranean caves, gorgeous remote mountain landscapes, dense ancient forests and plenty more. You can enjoy fine food and drink in the small alpine towns and away from the ski resorts, allowing you to fully unwind after an exciting day of exploring.
These four destinations are all terrific choices for those seeking fun, adventure and luxury. They offer great beauty, comfort, unique activities and plenty more all in a peaceful and breathtaking setting away from the large crowds of tourists found in the more obvious European destinations.