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    Summer Events in 2015

    Here is a selection of our Summer Events in 2015 that we've selected from our featured country's and resorts, that capture the flavour of each region. Find out more...

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    Summer Events in Austria 2015

    Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events in and near our Lakes & Mountains resorts of Austria. Find out more...

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    Summer Events in France 2015

    Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events coming up in and near our Lakes & Mountains resorts of France. Find out more...

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    Summer events in Italy 2015

    Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events coming up in and near our Lakes & Mountains resorts of Italy. Find out more...

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    Summer Events in Switzerland 2015

    Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events in and near our Lakes & Mountains resorts of Switzerland in 2015. Find out more...

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    Summer events in Slovenia 2015

    Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events in and near our Lakes & Mountains 2015 resorts of Slovenia.Find out more...

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    Celebrate our 80th birthday with the launch of our 2015 Lakes & Mountains programme

    Inghams celebrate its 80th birthday with the launch of its 2015 programme. The UK's No. 1 Lakes & Mountains programme features over 100 top resorts, cities, cruises & tours. Highlights include 10 new resorts, 3 new Chalet Hotels from 23 regional UK airports. Find out more...

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    Lakes & Mountains Preview 2016

    Lakes & Mountains Preview 2016 Highlights – featuring over 100 top resorts, cities and tours in Europe and flights from a range of local UK airports. Choice of flexible durations, short breaks, longer stays and our two centre holidays. Find out more...

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    Experience More for Summer 2016

    We love giving our guests our insider tips, so here's some of the fantastic experience you can do and see on your holiday. Find out more...

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    Guide to Romantic Destinations

    Holidays can be a really special time and our Inghams destinations offer the perfect romantic backdrop. So planning ahead for the summer, we thought that all you romantics out there might appreciate a quick rundown of some of the most beautiful places in our Inghams Lakes & Mountains resorts.Find out more...

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    Almabtrieb

    September is festival season throughout the alpine regions of Austria, as villages celebrate the annual "Almabtrieb". This wonderful traditional festival literally means "driving down the mountain" and 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...

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    Insider’s Guide: 8 Real life fairytale castles and palaces

    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...

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    Our guide to dining with a view

    Inghams Lakes and Mountains offer so much more than walking and hiking. Here is our guide to the best place to dine to enjoy the views. Find out more...

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    Flora Holidays

    Inghams Lakes and Mountain holidays celebrate the wild flora to be found in and around our Inghams Lakes & Mountains destinations. You may be surprised at the sheer range on offer. From edelweiss (of course) and orchids to hairy alpine roses (yes, really) and 500-year-old forests, there is a rich variety of flora out there creating many gorgeous backdrops for anything from a gentle stroll to an energetic hike. Let the species tickle your fancy! Find out more...

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    Insider’s Guide: 5 Glorious Gardens

    Here are some of the finest gardens you can visit in and near our Lakes & Mountains holiday resorts.There is an enormously varied range of beautiful gardens open to the public. The flora will, of course, vary throughout the season, as will opening times, so please do investigate further. Find out more...

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    Gourmet Austria

    It may come as a surprise to some that food in Austria is not all schnitzels and dumplings! In recent years many fine restaurants have emerged and have been winning international awards such as Michelin stars and Gault Millau toques. Many of these are located outside the cities and focus on traditional, regional cuisine with a modern twist. Find out more...

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    Insider Guide: Best photography spots

    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...

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    Inghams guide to best places to find Fauna

    On Inghams Lakes and Moutains holidays you are in for a fauna rich experience. From golden eagles and marmots in Europe to killer whales and black bears in North America, there are some really wild things out there. Find out more...

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    Lake Garda Resorts Guide

    Our most popular destination, Lake Garda, is the biggest and most spectacular of the Italian Lakes, with no fewer than 11 Inghams resorts from which to choose. Find out more...

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    Lakes & Cakes Resorts

    Inghams Lakes and Mountains offer so much more than walking and hiking. Here is our guide to the gentler ways to enjoy the area and focus on one of our favourite past-times – cafés and cake! Find out more...

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    Our guide to music and composers

    Inghams Lakes and Mountains offer so much more than walking and hiking. Here is our guides to the music inspired by them! Everything from classical to pop; composers and artists; birthplaces and museums; sheet, recorded and live; film and video locations - it’s all here. Find out more...

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    Lakes and Mountains Top Ice Cream Places

    Inghams Lakes and Mountains guide to the best place to top ice cream places! What better image can you conjure up of your holiday than a sunny afternoon relaxing with your favourite ice cream? Find out more...

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    Recipe of the Month Tartiflette

    There are certain foods which always remind us of the mountains, and this month we share one of our favourite french recipes: Tartiflette. You can enjoy this hearty cheese and bacon casserole year round. If you can visit a farmer's market you will often find these famous Savoyard cheeses, but the recipe can easily be adapted to your local produce. Find out more...

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    Snow + Rock

    Do you know when the best time of day is to buy your hiking boots? Or why merino wool socks can enhance the enjoyment of your walk. The UK's No. 1 outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Snow+Rock have compiled a list of walking tips to enhance the enjoyment of your holiday activities. Find out more...

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    Summer events Germany

    Here are some of the more cultural and authentic events in and near our Lakes & Mountains resorts of Germany. A wide variety of events, plus various festivals celebrating such things as 'dancing on water'. Find out more...

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    The Best of Switzerland with Inghams

    Inghams has a wide range of destinations for you to choose from on Switzerland holidays, plus an enthralling selection of scenic tours, by rail and/or lake steamer. We also offer the chance to travel by rail all the way from the UK to our hotels in Switzerland. Find out more...

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    Tourist Board South Tyrol

    South Tyrol, Italy's most northerly province, boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year and is an eclectic mix of both Mediterranean and Tyrolean cultures. Find out more...

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    Verona Opera

    Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, is full of architecturally striking piazzas, churches and museums, evidence of its Roman and medieval past. It is famous for the opera season in July and August in the Roman Arena. Find out more...

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    Insider’s Guide: Our favourite spots for spas, wellbeing and relaxation

    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...

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    Guide to best historic old towns

    Many of our Lakes and Mountain resorts are brimming with natural beauty. Equally many of our destinations boast beautiful historic Old Towns, just perfect for discovering more - which we know you like to do! Do read on for a taster of our 'top historic towns'. Large or small, they all offer compelling 'picture postcard' settings for that perfect stroll or some serious sightseeing.Find out more...

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    World Heritage Sites

    Here's our guide to some of the world's most outstanding UNESCO World Heritage site, 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...

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    Our Favourite Summer Excursions!

    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...

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    The Walters

    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to The Walters! We’re unveiling our new end of season awards exclusively to you to celebrate a great Lakes & Mountains season. We’ll be telling you the nominations (selected on customer feedback and the opinions of our Product team), followed by the winners for each category. These include: Best Value Accommodation, Best Spa Hotel, Top Resort for Excursions and the blue riband award, Walter’s Resort of the Season. Find out more...

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    Insider's Guides

    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... Find out more...

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    Inghams Insights

    With over 80 years travel experience, Inghams and their friends share with you travel insights, tips and reader offers. We hope you enjoyed reading your copy of Inghams Insights but, if you have not yet had the chance to, please follow the link below to download a copy. Find out more...

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    Insider's guide: Our top 10 Alpine resort walks

    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. Find out more...

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    Inghams Insights Quiz

    Our ‘just for fun’ Travel Insights quiz on the back cover of our Summer Inghams Insights is based around images of iconic places that you can visit while on one of our Lakes & Mountains or Inghams Italy holidays. Can you correctly name the locations? Below are clues to help you identify each one. At the bottom, follow the link to get the answers. Find out more...

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    Insider’s Guide: 7 unforgettable summer festivals

    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...

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    Inghams Insights Quiz Answers

    So how do you think you have done? Check out the answers below Find out more...

  • Walking in the Alps

    Here are some of the most beautiful mountains you can climb in and near our Lakes & Mountains holiday resorts.There is an enormously varied range of breathtaking views depending on the mountain you decided to challenge. Find out more...

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    Win a fabulous holiday for two in Lake Garda with Specsavers

    Inghams have teamed up with Specsavers magazine to offer you the chance to win a superb 7 night summer break to Gardone, Lake Garda! Find out more...