Nothing tops the insider knowledge of our experts here over at Inghams HQ. Whether you’re looking for a casual summer stroll in Switzerland, a romantic getaway in Slovenia or a interesting tale to bring home from Italy, we have our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the Alps and have compiled these handy Insider’s Guides to bring you the best of what’s on offer...
Where to go
Insider’s Guide: Top family summer holiday destinations
Children love the Lakes and Mountains, and kids of all ages will adore these stunning destinations.
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Events of the Lakes and Mountains
Insider’s Guide: Easter in the Lakes and Mountains
Easter is not all about the Easter Bunny and chocolate in these Lakes and Mountains destination.
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Activities of the Lakes and Mountains
Insider’s Guide: Best for spas, wellbeing and relaxation
Treat yourself to time exclusively dedicated to you at one of these world-class spas in the heart of the Lakes and Mountains.
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History and Culture
Insider’s Guide: 8 Real life fairytale castles and palaces
These majestic buildings in the Lakes and Mountains display incredible architecture and they have some amazing stories to tell.
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Food and Drink
Insider’s Guide: 7 irresistible wine tours to tantalise those taste buds
Why not take some time to visit some wineries and vineyards during your visit to the lakes and mountains this summer?
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Here's our guide to some of the world's most outstanding UNESCO World Heritage sites, some geographical, some cultural, some manmade, some a bit of both, but all of which you can easily visit in and near our Lakes & Mountains holiday resorts.Find out more
From the cute and the cuddly to ferocious predators, a Lakes and Mountains holiday can be a really wild experience! If you keep a look out you may come across these incredible animals during your holiday.Find out more
The lakes and mountains are brimming with natural beauty and many also boast beautiful, historic towns, cities and villages. Large or small, all our favourite historic towns offer compelling, 'picture postcard' settings ripe for exploring and serious sightseeing.Find out more
The Lakes and Mountains is brimming with festivals, celebrations and local customs, each with their own distinct personalities. We have the absolute privilege of inviting you, our Inghams guests, to take part in these festivities with us!Find out more
Across Europe, many of the Easter traditions and celebrations are easily recognisable: the Easter Bunny, the Passion of the Christ and, of course, Easter eggs. Yet, among the similarities and shared heritage there are also some startling differences.Find out more
September is festival season throughout the alpine regions of Austria, as villages celebrate the annual 'Almabtrieb'. This wonderful traditional festival celebrates the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to the valley and their stables for the winter.Find out more
We celebrate the wild flora to be found in and around the Inghams Lakes & Mountains by picking some of our favourite species of flowers and trees. You may be surprised at the sheer variety of unique plant life that can be found amongst the gorgeous environments of the lakes and mountains.Find out more
Looking to fill your holiday with memorable experiences? Look no further than our holiday excursions which are perfect for creating fantastic holiday memories. There are a wide variety of activities for you to enjoy and below we've created a selection of our favourites!Find out more
With the popularity of cycling on the rise, it is easier now than it has ever been to just jump on a bike and explore the world.
One of the best ways to see what the beautiful mountains and lakes have to offer is to surround yourself in nature, and pedal your way through the scenic landscapes. Whether you’d prefer an easy and relaxed guided tour with comfortable overnight stays in hotels where Inghams takes care of your luggage, or you’d prefer a much more adventurous downhill race on a mountain bike, we have compiled this handy list that brings you the best of what Inghams has to offer... and more!
“Why would I go on holiday to play golf?” is the constant refrain of many. Well, let us tell you that many of the most stunning alpine vistas can be enjoyed from many of the perfectly cut fairways of these beautiful golf courses. Many of these courses also pose some fantastic new challenges that can catch out even the most seasoned of golfers. So why not pick up your clubs, embrace some excitement and enjoy the game?Find out more
Red, white, sparkling, rose, big glass, small glass, with complementary dinner or a tipple to have with dessert... Everyone has their wine preferences! Getting to know your wines and grapes, and being able to distinguish between different flavours and notes is a real skill to have (and can provide an ice breaker at parties!). So why not take some time to visit some wineries and vineyards during your visit to the lakes and mountains this summer?Find out more
Nothing beats exploring the mountains on foot.
Whether you’re an amateur rambler, or a seasoned hiker, we have a trail to suit everyone, whatever your age, ability and preference is! Visit towns along your way, stop to admire breathtaking views and maybe pause for a little tipple in a mountain top hut.
Our handy top 10 walks guide will lead you through some of the most awe-inspiring trails the Alps have to offer.
In this day and age, a moment’s break from the constant connected go-go-go lifestyle is considered precious. It just seems impossible to sit back and relax these days! But Inghams have made it easier for you- we have compiled a short guide to some of our best and exclusive spa hotels around the Alps so you really can take the weight off your feet, sit back and... aah! Relax.Find out more
Cultural, educational, musical, traditional, there is no shortage to the different kinds of festivals that the lakes and mountains throughout the Alpine region have to offer. Whether you’re planning a local cuisine adventure, or you’re searching for a local slice of history, we have pulled together this short summary of some of the funniest, most interesting and exciting festivals there are on offer during the summer months.Find out more
Whether you consider yourself an expert photographer, or you just love to upload the odd photo from your smartphone onto Instagram, we have brought together a collection of fantastic spots throughout lakes and mountains region in Europe where you can whip your camera out and capture some breathtaking shots.Find out more
The landscape across Europe is teeming with history and dotted with romantic remnants of the past. Castles, palaces, chateaus and ancient fortifications hark back to a bygone era of chivalry, princes and princesses, and have been long standing sources of inspiration for writers and artists. And now, while they still stand, most of them have opened their doors to the public, to share their treasures and secrets with the world.Find out more