Corsica is a glorious sun-drenched Mediterranean island, jam packed with breathtaking mountains and sheer cliffs leading down to beautiful beaches. The sand is powdery and white and the sea an inviting shade of turquoise. There is also plenty of countryside to explore as well as many quaint, traditional villages and pretty market towns.
Taking a holiday to Slovenia is like being transported to a fairytale Kingdom! Imagine romantic castles, open lush countryside and beautiful unspoilt beaches and you are on the right track. As a holiday destination it has a new and exciting feel and those who have been return year after year. Slovenia borders Hungary, Italy and Austria and like these better known countries it has it's fair share of ski resorts and stunning mountains.
Holidays to Croatia have become more popular in recent years and this trend is set to continue. This rise in popularity comes as no surprise to those who have been, and seen for themselves the stunning beaches, cobbled streets, pretty harbours and quaint traditional towns. There are several large resorts and many options for accommodation including some fantastic holiday parks.
Austria is a country of stunning natural beauty. The beautiful mountains and ski resorts are a major attraction but there is much more to Austria than just snow. The towns in Austria are sophisticated and have a thriving café culture.
Holland is a very interesting destination for a holiday and there is much more to it than just Clogs and Tulips. Holland is a large flat area and this makes it popular with cycling enthusiasts. The region also has many canals and waterways as well as some beautiful countryside, unspoilt beaches and vibrant cities.
Sicily is a land of dramatically contrasting landscapes. The Island has an amazing heritage and historical sites can be found everywhere. The Island also has several beautiful sandy beaches and the bustling, cosmopolitan resort of Taormina has some of the best coves on the island.
Halkidiki is situated in the stunning northern Aegean. The Island is blessed with long sandy beaches and peaceful coves. The Island has a rather rural feel despite the close proximity of the ocean no matter where you are.
The Algarve is located in the south of Portugal and is just on the south-west tip of Europe. It is this wonderful location which makes The Algarve one of Europe's sunniest spots, offering year round sunshine. The area also has some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean making it very popular with families.
Catalonia is a region of Spain best known for its beautiful capital - Barcelona, and of course for the stunning the Mediterranean coast. Along this strip of coastline you will find popular tourist resorts such as Costa Brava and Costa Dorada. These resorts are some of the best in Spain with miles of golden sands, buzzing nightlife and a huge array of facilities including water and theme parks.
Costa Brava is a thriving tourist hot spot. The region is full of bustling holiday resorts all offering gorgeous golden sand beaches and plenty of attractions for families and couples. Tossa De Mar is one of largest resorts and is very popular during the summer months, when the beaches are packed with people soaking up the sun and splashing in the waves.
Costa Dorada is an area of the Spanish Coast best known for its long sandy beaches. Forming part of the Spanish Gold Coast the Costa Dorada attracts tourists from all over Europe. The area offers 150 miles of golden sands, warm blue waters and plenty of marinas and promenades.
Tuscany is a large area of Italy which is divided into ten provinces. The region has great agricultural importance and produces some of Italy's finest Wines. Tuscany is a lush, green and gently hilly area.
Sardinia is a beautiful little Mediterranean Island which has much to offer as a holiday destination. The feel is very Italian, but the island has an overall more rustic and unspoilt feel compared to the larger Italian holiday resorts. Alghero is one of Sardinia's top tourist destinations and is blessed with spectacular scenery and beautiful sandy beaches.
The Italian lakes are an area of outstanding natural beauty and it is easy to see why so many holiday makers flock here each year. The rustic landscapes offer snow capped mountains, glinting lakes and charming towns and villages. The Lakes are a good choice for couples and families and the glamorous resorts on the banks of Lake Como and Lake Garda also attract the rich and famous from all over the world.
Lake Garda is one of Italy's most popular holiday resorts. The area has something for everyone and is an attraction for couples, families and also the rich and famous! D. H Lawrence and Winston Churchill are just two of the regions notable fans.
Along the Adriatic coast are a series of small holiday resorts, many with beautiful beaches. Holiday makers flock here for the stunning setting and warm climate. Imagine if you can rolling Pine Hills leading down to sandy coves and bright blue waters, and that is what you can expect of The Adriatic Coast.
The credit crunch and the fall of the pound against the Euro caused a big shift in the holiday market. Many people chose to stay in the UK rather than travel to Europe. Even with the recession seemingly behind us, many people are still choosing to the holiday in the UK and there are many reasons for this.
Picardy is one of the lesser known regions of France. It is an area of great historical importance and is famous for its battlefields from the first and second world wars, particularly in the area of Somme. The region has recently become popular with holiday makers and provides a more tranquil and restful holiday base than the larger resorts such as Brittany.
Western Brittany is a holiday destination which is popular with British holiday makers. Slightly less expensive and less touristy than Northern Brittany, the area has a traditional French feel. Families and couples come here to spend warm summer days on the long sandy beaches and to explore the rugged coastal paths which run along the edges.
The region of Vosges and Jura lies partly in France and party in Switzerland, and is best known for its ski resorts and wide range of out door activities. The atmosphere and style of the resort is Scandinavian and rather upmarket. The area is blessed with stunning natural beauty and this makes it popular not only with those looking for adventure but also with walking enthusiasts, artists and photographers.
The Vendee is a large area located on the French Atlantic coast. Situated just south of Brittany and Nantes, and slightly to the north of La Rochelle it is easy to reach by air, car and ferry. The Vendee is named after its river which meanders through the south east of the region.
The French Alps are a very popular holiday destination. The beautiful mountains are well known for the large range of outdoor activities which can be enjoyed there. Popular activities include skiing, mountaineering and snow boarding.
The attractive, seaside resort of Royan is one of several popular holiday resorts on the Côte de Beauté. The area was almost completely destroyed during World War II but was rebuilt in the modern style you can see there today. The coast in this area is divided in to small bays and you can choose from relaxing coves or larger lively beaches.
The glittering French Riviera is famous for being home to the Cannes Film Festival, and for the glamorous resorts of Monaco and St Tropez. These resorts bring in the rich and famous from all over the world and can be rather crowded in July and August. Families tend to visit this area in spring and early summer when the beaches are quieter and the sun cooler.
Paris is one of most vibrant cities in the world. Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower automatically spring to mind when we think of this amazing city, and they are just the tip of the iceberg. Paris has several districts each with a different style and feel.
Southern Brittany is one of Frances best known and most popular holiday destinations. Getting there from the UK is easy with many regional airports, as well as ferries from several UK ports. The beaches in this area are some of the best in France and families flock here during the summer months to enjoy the warm weather and gentle waves.
The Normandy region of France stretches across 360 miles of stunning and dramatic coastline. The beaches are packed with families enjoying the sunshine during the summer months, while at other times of the year many visitors come to see the emotionally evocative World War II D-day landing beaches. Of course with so much coastline it would be easy to think that this place is all about the beaches and, while they are a big part of what makes the area so popular there is also much more to enjoy.
The Loire region of France is very popular with holiday makers. It is a large and lush area, peppered with castles and chateaux along the banks of beautiful rivers. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty and it is no wonder that Leonardo da Vinci spent his final years here.
Languedoc borders the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea to the east and the breathtaking Pyrenees Mountains to the south. It also benefits from an exceptional climate. The area is one of the most popular regions of France for holiday makers and there are many things to see and do.
The Ardeche area of France is popular with those who enjoy ourdoor activities and is very well known for the fast-flowing river which runs through the area. The river, over time has carved narrow gorges into the valley creating one of Frances most stunning canyons. Those who are looking for thrills and excitement may choose to explore the area by canoe or take in the scenery while white water rafting! While those who prefer a gentler pace can enjoy walking and cycling.
The Cote d'Azur region of France runs along south east coast from Bandol to Menton and right up to the Italian border in the east. For some, this area is what France is all about and it is known to be a playground of the rich and famous. It also has arguably the best climate in France and this is partly why it is such a popular holiday destination.
The Gascony region of France is popular with holiday makers from all over Europe. The area has been shaped by traditional farming and has a tranquil and relaxed feel. You could well be forgiven for thinking that things have remained unchanged here for decades.
Dordogne is a region of France offering dramatically contrasting landscapes and numerous outdoor activities. It is also a very popular holiday destination for families looking for a relaxing and tranquil setting. The north east area of Dordogne is often referred to as 'le Perigord Vert' and offers lush, green rolling hills, pine scented forests and large open prairies.
Holland is the home of windmills, tulips and flat landscape and is a country full of fascination and culture. The lovely coastline and famous lakes and canals make Holland a wonderful place to visit for a holiday. The flat landscape makes cycling and walking popular activities and there are plenty of quaint towns and villages to explore.
France is one of the most popular destinations for holiday park breaks and it's easy to see why families and couples alike return year after year. The gorgeous weather, golden sandy beaches and historic sites and castles all combine to make an enjoyable and memorable holiday. The 4 Star holiday parks are scattered throughout France from beautiful Brittany to the stunning Cote d'Azur.
Italy is a country full of charm and beauty and as a result, makes a great location for a holiday park break. The scenery and lakes in Italy are among the best in the world, not to mention the cultural cities and glorious beaches Italy has to offer too. From the stunning Lake Garda region to famous cities like Venice, there are so many places to visit and sights to see.
Switzerland is a country renowned for it's spectacular scenery and stunning backdrop of Alpine mountains. There are loads of quaint and pretty villages around as well as popular family attractions perfect for days out. The town of Saas Fee is well worth a visit as it is also known as "The Pearl of the Alps".
Portugal is a popular choice for a holiday at any time of the year due to the mild climate and gorgeous sandy beaches. The country is most associated with golfing breaks but golf is not all Portugal has to offer. This beautiful country has miles of golden beaches and attractive towns and villages scattered throughout.
Spain is one of the most popular places for British people to holiday especially families with young children and couples. They are attracted by the warm Mediterranean climate and golden sandy beaches with shallow waters. Holiday parks breaks are a fantastic way to see Spain.
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