Europe is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines awaiting your discovery on an eXpectations Holiday. Set your sights on the sweeping Mediterranean coastline stretching from the golden beaches of Portugal’s Algarve in the west to the birthplace of Aphrodite in Cyprus to the east. Soak up the sunshine upon Spain’s famous Costa del Sol visiting medieval Ronda’s iconic archway and the masterpieces of Picasso in Malaga. Step into Ancient Greece with a holiday to the fascinating island of Crete and wander through history at the sensational Palace of Knossos. Experience a rejuvenating spa holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Valletta in Malta and discover it’s magnificent St John’s Co-Cathedral and over 3,000-year-old Hagar Qim Temples.
Explore the United Kingdom
The UK is a stellar holiday destination in it’s own right. An abundance of heritage and cultural fascination is found throughout the British Isles from the Scottish highlands to the Scilly Isles in Cornwall. Set your sights on the tranquillity of Loch Lomond staying within a luxury lodge cabin overlooking the beauty of the Trossachs National Park. Perhaps a visit to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh is on the cards, a round in the home of Golf at St. Andrews golf course or a royal experience at Balmoral Castle. Venturing south, England awaits. Shop ’til you drop in Newcastle, discover England’s smallest county in Rutland or have yourself a Cornish coastal adventure. eXpectations members can holiday in the simply stunning Scilly Isles too, described as England’s Caribbean, with clear shallow waters and white-sandy beaches it’s a paradise.
Atlantic Islands Await
A popular retreat for many holidaymakers both the Canary Islands and Madeira offer a pleasant annual climate drawing visitors back year-on-year. Delve into island life with a holiday to Gran Canaria and explore it’s stunning south-west coast, camel trek through the sand dunes of Maspalomas and set sail spotting visiting whales and dolphins. Tenerife matches Gran Canaria for it’s popularity and boasts a combination of sun, sea and golf for it’s visitors to enjoy. Admire the views from Mount Teide rising 12,000 ft. up, cause a splash at Siam Park and cool off in the sea pools of Costa Martianez. The floral beauty of Madeira has given this Portugeuse archipelago the nickname “Floating Garden of the Atlantic” and it’s easy to see why. Wander through it’s botanical and tropical gardens, explore the cobbled streets of old town Funchal and catch a traditional wicker toboggan from Monte.
Sensational Ski Holidays
Expectations members who wish to feel the wind rushing through their hair as they glide down the snowy piste can experience sensational ski holidays. Click on your skis and carve your way through the Alps with numerous resorts dotted across Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany. Whether it’s a lakeside retreat in Grundlsee in the Austrian Alps or a winter break in the Black Forest, eXpectations opens up a world of adventure!
Weekend City Breaks Across Europe
Fantastic city breaks are also available to eXpectations members and provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the fascinating culture Europe has to offer. Revel in the musical heritage of Vienna’s past residents: Beethoven and Mozart, indulge in the rich culture and sample some local delicacies such as Wiener Scnitzel. Steeped in culture renowned the world over, the city of Rome welcomes visitors year-round. Marvel at the magnificent Colosseum, awe-inspiring Palazzo Venezia and step through history within the Roman Forum.