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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Nestled in 1,000 acres of beautiful Northumberland countryside you'll find Slaley Hall, a wonderful Edwardian mansion full of charm and character.
Treat yourself to the delights of a tranquil retreat in the heart of the unspoilt Algarve. MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa sits peacefully amongst the rolling hills and woodlands near the charming town of Monchique, in the west of the Algarve.
Sunny Coast Resort Club welcomes you to enjoy a taste of Mediterranean hospitality while indulging in the lavish accommodation and facilities.
Could there be any-more perfect staycation destination than a week at Brockwood Hall on the edge of the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park?
Royal Tenerife Country Club's charming white-washed townhouses are nestled amidst the rolling green hills of the Golf del Sur, San Miguel de Abona, on the southern coast of Tenerife.
The charming whitewashed apartments at Crown Resorts Club La Riviera are situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Spain. This idyllic place is perfect for those seeking tranquility in beautifully manicured gardens for lazy days around heated outdoor pools.
Set sail for an inspirational trip around the mythical Greek islands with Tradewinds Greece. Your adventures begin the moment you arrive at Preveza airport near the beautiful island of Lefkada, located off the west coast of mainland Greece.
Situated within 27-acres of rolling parkland, the RCI Gold Crown Stouts Hill is a quintessentially English estate comprised of stunning period apartments within a castellated Gothic mansion.
The stylish Four Seasons Vilamoura Resort is situated in Portugal’s beautiful coastal town of Vilamoura in the Algarve. A popular destination for miles of breath taking coastlines, lush green landscapes boasting championship golf courses.
Dating from the 16th century, set in 120-acres of scenic Fife countryside, Kilconquhar Castle Estate offers a superb combination of privacy, peace and relaxation.
MacDonald's Elmers Court Resort is a 19th Century Tudor Manor House, nestled within 23-acres of beautifully manicured gardens in Lymington on the stunning south coast of England.
This resort's elevated position on the cliff's edge offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and La Gomera Island, while the beach is just a 3-minute walk, and only a short distance to the Island's main attractions.
Monte Carvoeiro Clube offers traditional Portuguese white-washed apartments set on the stunning cliff top near the former fishing village of Carvoeiro.
Situated in the quiet but growing village of Mellieha, the hotel is close to local beaches and has a selection of charming rooms, studios and suites to suit all.
Carpediem Assisi Living Club enjoys fantastic views in the peaceful, rural Italian countryside. Loosen up on the tennis courts and work-up a sweat in the gym before relaxing back in the inviting sauna.
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