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Finca Cortesin Golf & Spa Hotel, Andalucia becomes European Tour Destination

Holiday Inspiration / 23 Jun 2017

Finca Cortesin Golf & Spa Hotel in the gorgeous region of Andalucia is the latest addition to the exclusive European Tour Properties portfolio, becoming the 25th member of the network and only the second Spanish venue to achieve the prestigious European Tour Destination status. Here at The Private Travel Company we love Finca Cortesin for

Top 5 Summer Holidays For Families In Europe

Expert Advice / 10 May 2017

With the summer holidays fast approaching, we have put together our Top 5 holidays for families this summer in Europe. Whether you’re looking for a reliable crèche for the little ones, a fun and interactive kids club offering endless adventure, or somewhere for your tweens and teens to make friends and enjoy exciting new activities, these

An Exploration of Sicily by Europe Expert, Sally Stileman

Expert Advice / 15 Nov 2016

Sally Stileman, Travel Expert, recently travelled to Sicily to explore its fascinating history, stunning beaches and the wonderful Belmond hotels.

Experience Italy with Belmond

Expert Advice / 27 Apr 2016

The exciting reopening of Belmond’s Italian hotels is mirrored in the unique and wonderful opportunities in the surrounding culture. These exclusive experiences are made possible by us at the Private Travel Company and the members of the concierge team at each of the Belmond properties. The array of experiences on offer is extremely diverse and

The Delights of Chora in Mykonos

Holiday Inspiration / 27 Apr 2016

There are few more pleasant things to do on holiday than wander the cobbled streets of a local town, getting pleasantly lost in the process and stumbling across a charming local hostelry for some mid-afternoon refreshment. And there are few places in which it’s easier to do this than in Mykonos town (Chora to the

Spinalonga Island in Crete

Things to do / 5 Apr 2016

Lying at the mouth of the port of Elounda, Spinalonga Island has a long and dramatic history for such a very small rock. Its position made it a natural point of defence for Elounda and in the late 16th century the Venetians built an impressive fort here on the ruins of an ancient acropolis. Subsequent

The Blue Grotto in Capri

Expert Advice / 5 Apr 2016

Capri, an island in Italy’s Bay of Naples, has been a popular hideaway for the rich and powerful ever since Caesar Augustus took a fancy to the island back in 29BC. Emperor Tiberius even based himself here for the last years of his rule and, in the last century, it has of course become a

Pompeii

Holiday Inspiration / 5 Apr 2016

Contrary to popular belief, Vesuvius did not erupt without warning and had been rumbling for days, possibly even weeks, before it did explode very suddenly one day in AD79. Of perhaps 20,000 inhabitants, around 17,000 escaped, loading carts with their best furniture and prized possessions before they fled the doomed city. This is perhaps why

Sicily’s Secret Corner of Paradise

Holiday Inspiration / 5 Apr 2016

Sicily in general is a food and wine lover’s paradise but there is a corner in the south east of the island that seems particularly blessed with earthly delights. Here are a few ideas to inspire a day trip or two to the region. From Catania it is an easy drive down the coast to

Views of Venice by Boat

Things to do / 4 Apr 2016

No-one will be surprised to hear that the best way to see Venice is by boat but you might be impressed by the variety of things to see and learn in and around the world-famous lagoon during your luxury city break. For a taste of the quieter side of Venice of bygone centuries, the islands

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