When we moved to leafy Surrey in June 2012, we were inspired to take a fresh look at our Lakes & Mountains Programme. Our Product and Overseas Team were asked to come up with new holiday ideas, destinations and offers for you. Here are some of my personal favourites which I’d like to share with you.
A journey on the iconic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express has always been on most people’s wish-list. Now you can start your Tirol or Lake Garda holiday with Inghams by travelling out on the train, then returning by air at the end of your stay. Alternatively, you can do the journey in reverse, travelling out by air and then returning home on the train.
Cruising with Inghams
I’m really looking forward to seeing Inghams guests enjoying our two new Adriatic Cruises from Dubrovnik and Opatija. You can also take your pick of the two ‘greats’ of European River Cruising – the Rhine and the Danube – and then add on a resort stay afterwards in either Switzerland or Austria.
If you’re looking to recharge your batteries and want to experience true peace and tranquillity then I highly recommend you head to the ancient monasteries around Austria’s hillsides- no crowds, no mobiles, no Wi-Fi…pure bliss! You can choose from Kronburg Klösterle & Gasthaus’ in St. Anton, St. Georgenberg (Cliff-top) and St. Georgenberg-Fiecht in Lake Achensee – Pertisau.
Perhaps we could tempt you into go to Slovenia? So many of you have loved the gorgeous scenery of Slovenia’s Julian Alps that we’ve added our own Inghams exclusive flight to Ljubljana from Gatwick. Slovenia is a diverse country with a lot to offer guests. The hotels provide authentic accommodation and give you a base to discover the charming villages that dot the landscape, the stunning views of Bled and Kranjska Gora or the delights of its capital city Ljubljana, bursting with art and culture. Contrast this with the picturesque fishing villages and the cosmopolitan resorts of Piran and Portoroz and you are sure to find the perfect spot for unforgettable holidays in Slovenia.
And last but not least, I’m delighted to introduce you to the Hotel Galeazzi in Gardone on the western shores of Lake Garda. It’s long been a favourite with Inghams guests and will prove even more popular this summer as it will be run on the lines of our mountain Chalet Hotels in Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland with a whole host of added value extras including free wine with dinner, free afternoon tea and even a free boat trip. It’s just three minutes walk from the lake in Gardone and has its own outdoor swimming pool and stunning lake views from many bedrooms. We also have Des Deux Domaines in Bell Plagne, offering superior accommodation and an excellent base for a week in the French Alps.
I hope this has tempted you to take a look at what we have to offer. There is so much more to tell you about, which is why we have decided to blog about a wide variety of news, stories, photos and videos, covering any and every aspect of our Lakes & Mountains Programme. So enjoy reading! Our team look forward to hearing from you on the blog.