Oliver’s Travels Introduce Best European Villa Vacations

One of the best aspects of a European vacation is the opportunity to step back and enjoy the history, the culture, and the views that capture your preferred destination.

Oliver’s Travels offers an amazing array of villas for those seeking a private and exclusive European retreat. Explore Oliver’s Travels splendid portfolio and realize that the slow travel trend is here to stay. From leisurely kayaking holidays along the Dordogne River to indulgent vineyard picnics and private wine tastings, as well as aromatic Italian herb gardens to explore – there is an authentic villa experience to take in every moment.

Check out the French and Italian villas below and discover why slow travel translates into a more meaningful European journey.

Villa Du Fleuve, St. Emilion, France – Slow Travel for the Active Traveller

Villa Du Fleuve is a centuries-old authentic stone villa set romantically on the banks of the Dordogne River, located just outside a tiny village with a boulangerie and next door to sun-dappled Bordeaux vineyards. Providing the perfect base for those looking to take in all the area has to offer in a relaxed setting,

Villa Du Fleuve boasts a private pool and BBQ area on site for alfresco delights and evening sundowners.  Guests looking to explore can make use of the villa’s kayaks and canoes, paddling out onto the gentle river of the Dordogne or going for a leisurely trip around the peaceful countryside on one of the villa’s bikes.

2021 rates from £3,264 for a seven-night stay for 10 people. To book, visit www.oliverstravels.com or call 0800 133 7999.

La Ferme Gourmande, Burgundy, FranceSlow Travel for the Ultimate Foodie

Nestled in the heart of hidden Burgundy, this beautiful holiday home offers not only an incredible place to stay but also a wealth of foodie experiences to delight all tastes. The villa’s hostess is a fantastic chef and can arrange activities for those looking to brush up on their culinary skills.

From hands-on cooking classes with local ingredients fresh from the market, intricate croissant making, mushroom foraging, exquisite vineyard picnics, and private wine tastings at some of the area’s finest vineyards, opportunities are abundant for all the family to immerse themselves into the French cuisine and culture.

2021 rates from £2,056 for a seven-night stay for 12 people. To book, visit www.oliverstravels.com or call 0800 133 7999.

Villa Regina, Lake Garda, Italy  – Slow Travel with Sustainability at Heart

Those looking to slow down and take in all nature has to offer in the most sustainable way, can do so at Villa Regina. Situated above Lake Garda, almost all the building materials for the furniture have been locally sourced, with bedroom and furniture pieces built from olive and oak trees by the lake. As part of Oliver’s Travels sustainable villas collection, guests can benefit from breath-taking panoramic views while being surrounded by ancient olive trees and beautiful gardens.

The 21-acre private estate guarantees peace and tranquillity, providing delicious mountain spring water sourced from the villas own deep well. Guests can spend their days soaking up the sun and swimming in the villa’s natural no chemicals swimming pool, or unwind in the sauna and steam room followed by a dip in the garden hot tub for spectacular sunsets. The extensive exotic garden provides an array of home-grown wonders; from banana trees to pineapple guava, and exotic flowers – all organic with absolutely no pesticides used. Guests may be treated to these, alongside organic local honey for those with a sweet tooth, with beehives on the property providing the ultimate sweet experience.

2021 rates from £5,071 for a seven-night stay for eight people. To book, visit www.oliverstravels.com or call 0800 133 7999.

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