If you’re looking for a group experience but find the idea of moving from place to place a little too hectic, then our Unpack & Explore holidays are an ideal choice.
You’ll stay at the same carefully chosen hotel for the full duration of your trip, ranging from three to nine nights. This allows you the luxury to properly unpack, settle into your ‘home from home’ and enjoy a traditional warm welcome. Less time travelling means more time to unwind, delve deeper into your destination and really getting to know the area.
Our Unpack & Explore holidays offer comprehensive sightseeing programmes, with experienced local guides, as well as additional optional excursions for those keen to explore further. This allows you to choose the pace of your holiday from day to day. So whether you want to make the most of the lake-front location of the Grand Hotel on Lake Como, or prefer to explore the Atlas Mountains during your time at The VJV Riad, we are sure you’ll find a location that suits you perfectly!
Island of Rhodes
On this relaxing and revealing tour, a blissfully beautiful acropolis, a Doric city-state, a hilltop church in a deserted monastery, and a sail to beguiling Symi, complement the castle citadel of the crusader Knights of St. John, forming the fabulous Old Town of Rhodes
Villas & Gardens of the Italian Lakes
In the scenic surrounds of Lakes Como, Lugano and Maggiore, beautiful villas and their bountiful gardens have inspired poets and painters, brilliant botanists, and dedicated designers. This is a week to enjoy the vibrant results of the visionary landscapers’ labours
Grand Hotel on Lake Como
Follow in the footsteps of Flaubert and Tennyson, Julius Caesar and Queen Victoria, to enjoy the timeless elegance of Lake Como, where flower-filled gardens and pastel-painted villages punctuate the shore, set against the stunning backdrop of the Southern Alps
Treasures of Florence
With five nights in Florence, a feast of art and architecture, an insight of medieval life under Medici rule, and every romantic, Renaissance monument within walking distance, this tour combines detailed discovery with ample time to enjoy the city on the Arno River
Winter in Tirol
A winter wonderland week in Austria, this tour is based in the typically Tirolean village of Obsteig, staying in a family-run hotel, and revealing the region’s character with a snowshoe walk, horse-drawn sleigh ride, and visits to Seefeld, Stams Abbey, and Innsbruck