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Remote Summer Escapes to Europe

Explore Europe this summer with expert Pelorus guides who can show you the unseen wonders of the continent away from the bustling crowds with unique access to some of the most secluded places to stay.

July 2020

As the world of travel slowly takes its first steps back to normality, many are looking to Europe for their next adventure. Here at Pelorus we are excitedly noting all destinations opening once again to international travel, keeping our collective finger on the pulse and planning our next adventure. Our experiences with Pelorus guides and local experts can show you this diverse continent, away from the crowds in secluded luxury. We’ve listed our favourite European adventures below; all our experiences are bespoke and curated with you in mind.

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Endless possibilities in England

Rolling green hills of Yorkshire Tree by a lake on Scafell Pike
Champagne picnic at Simonstone Hall Simonstone Hall exterior Yorkshire

We’ve gained access to some of the most unique properties and curated some of the most exclusive experiences in the British Isles. From Stately homes to private glamping villages. Experience your own Glastonbury-style celebration, hike the breath-taking coastal paths and discover history, mystery and culture in abundance.

Places to stay

Sip a cocktail while peering across the Croquet Lawn of The Newt in delightful Somerset. Feast on homegrown fare in The Botanical Rooms choosing from the collection of wines in the vaulted cellars below, as well as their very own cider. Discover Simonetone Hall, a grand stately stone home nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with breathtaking Views over Upper Wensleydale, the River Ure and the foothills of the Pennine range.

Spanish Traditions and Culture

Granada Alhambra in Spain Dining hall in Hacienda de San Rafael
Swimming pool area in La Nava, Spain Beautiful terrace dining area in Barranco

With a wide variety of scenery and experiences, Andalusia, in southern Spain combines rolling vineyards, wild forests, soaring mountains and stunning coastline. Stay in a gorgeous luxury villa, set in remote Andalusia, to experience this spectacular region in complete seclusion and privacy, all with the exquisite service of a world-class hotel.

Places to Stay

Situated on a hill top by Las Cabezas de San Juan, hidden amongst olive groves, is Hacinda De San Rafael. Enjoy its immersive tranquillity and relaxed romantic ambience as you dine alfresco. On a vista in the heart of Andalusia is the beautiful La Nava villa, this terracotta offers panoramic views over the rugged landscape and a relaxing in-house spa.

Unique Splendours of Southern France

Wild horses in a field in Carmague Boat moored off the Corsica coast in France
Chalet in Pelerin, France The gallery at Villa La Coste France

With its charming culture, world-class architecture and mouth-watering cuisine, there’s no doubt that France will seduce you. Experience the irresistible region of Provence; home to lavender fields, olive groves, striking mountains and the Mediterranean coastline before an adventure to magnificent Corsica.

Places to Stay

Built on top of a tiny French farming village, Chalet Pelerin provides 180-degree views of the surrounding Tarentaise Valley. Take a dip in its freshwater pool, sip wine on the patio, and let your private chef introduce you to regional specialties like tartiflette. Nestled in the idyllic Provençal countryside lies Villa La Coste, set between the historic town of Aix en Provence and the stunning Luberon Nature park, boasting impressive modern architecture and art and pure relaxation.

Mystic Legends in Ireland

Aerial picture of Ashford Castle Ireland Meal by the window at Hideaway Cottage
The Prince of Wales Room Family picnic by the Irish coast

Embark on an enriching journey to this stunning island sandwiched between the North Sea and the Atlantic. Enjoy the music, the history and the otherworldly beauty of the Irish landscape. Borrow a supercar and tour your way around hitting the perfect boltholes serving as a base for your enriching experiences.

Places to Stay

On the border of Counties Mayo and Galway, on the shores of Lough Corrib you can find the sprawling estate of Ashford Castle, a historically rich and unique place to unwind and fully immerse into the Irish way of life. For a truly unique stay at the Wicklow Head Lighthouse, this historic lighthouse has safeguarded the scenic Wicklow coastline since 1781.

From Glistening Shoreline to Mountain Tops in Italy

Traditional cottages in Puglia, Italy Seating area in a hotel bar in Puglia
Private terrace at Amalfi Monastero Santa Rosa Italy View of the Dolomites in Italy

With more UNESCO sites than any other country on Earth, Italy is filled with pockets of wonders waiting to be explored. Discover Puglia, renowned for whitewashed hill towns and fairy-tale cottage. Venture to the northern Dolomites for outdoor adventure, magnificent scenery and fine Italian cuisine.

Places to Stay

Jutting from the edge of the dramatic Amalfi Coastline protrudes a unique boutique hotel, swathed in historic prominence and grandeur, Monastero Santa Rosa sits as one with the rock, a wealth of ambiance, architecture and style. Borgo Egnazia forms an oasis of peace and tranquillity, swathed in the rustic romance of the Puglian countryside.

Tradition and heritage in Scotland

Highland cottage in Scotland's Alladale Wilderness Reserve Gleneagles dining area in Scotland
Alladale Lodge in Scotland Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Scotland

Scotland is the jewel of the British Isles and offers the most variety, from white sandy beaches, stunning islands, dramatic peaks and gin clear rivers and lochs. Hike the rugged Scottish landscape, spotting wildlife. Or take an epic road trip through this compelling landscape and explore the 15th century castles with a Pelorus expert historian.

Places to Stay

Alladale Wilderness Reserve prides itself on showcasing the ‘wild side of the highlands.’ welcoming you in with roaring fires and are the ultimate, hidden getaway. One of the most iconic hotels in Scotland a trip up to the Highlands would not be complete without a visit to Gleneagles. With the interiors just as glorious as the landscape, a stay here is like becoming part of an exclusive family.

Escape the crowds in Norway

Kayaking in the bay of Henningsvaer Hikers in Lofoten in Norway
Kinfish yacht by Svalbard in Norway Sunset views at a Norwegian fjord

Far above the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian Fjords and Lofoten Islands are some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes on Earth, with the deserved reputation of being the ultimate adventure playground. Take a helicopter to experience glacier kayaking. You’ll have lunch on the ice, with stunning views in every direction.

Places to Stay 

On board a luxury yacht such as RV KINFISH you are able to experience multiple locations and activities without the inconvenience of packing and unpacking each time you move. Some charter destinations are reachable only by boat, giving you access to virtually untouched locations that provide breath-taking backdrops to your very own floating home. Or, if you prefer your feet on land, you can relax in the cosy and secluded Henningsvaer lighthouse in the stunning Lofoten area of Northern Norway.

Submersive experience in Greece

Yacht U-boat sub in Greece Boats by the coast in Greece
Traditional building in Greece Adronis Hotel private swimming pool Greece

Blessed with golden sands and sparkling waters, the Greek Islands are world renowned with good reason. Cruise the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands where the beauty of ancient Greece meets oriental elegance and the sophistication of Italy in a powerful mosaic of different cultures and civilisations. You will uncover ancient underwater ruins, climb and hike volcanic landscapes and stroll through medieval cities in the ultimate Eastern European isolation escape.

Places to Stay

Carved from the cliffs of Greece’s iconic and desirable landscape, sits an exclusive selection of luxury escapes, such as the shimmering infinity pools at the Andronis Luxury Suites. Or cruise at your leisure on West Nautical’s U BOAT NAVIGATOR.