Insider's Guide: Our favourite summer excursions

Planning a Trip to Europe? Here's 5 Amazing Summer Excursions 

With Inghams, you can be sure that your summer holiday will be one you'll never forget. Whether you're exploring Europe's best museums, taking a gondola ride in Venice, or hiking through the Swiss Alps, Inghams offers so many exciting holiday destinations, it will be hard to choose just one!

Here are some of our favourite mini-adventures for you to try on your next holiday.

 

Postojna Caves, Slovenia

Postojna Cave

Available from: Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Kranjska Gora

One of the jewels of Slovenia, Postojna Cave is the second largest cave system in the world. There are over 20 kilometres of passages, galleries and chambers. The caves have welcomed over 35 million visitors since they opened to the public over 180 years ago.

We think all visitors to Slovenia should go to Postojna. From the illuminated rock formations to the eyeless fish hidden in the deep it is a place of truly fascinating natural wonders. Inghams offers excursions from all our Slovenian resorts.

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Krimml Waterfalls, Austria

Krimml Waterfalls

Available from: Saalbach and Hinterglemm, Zell Am See and Mayrhofen

Europe’s highest waterfall, Krimml is a natural wonder. Located amidst the stunning peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park you will be treated to stunning views as you drive down the valley to Krimml.

During the summer you can follow a winding footpath up to the top of the falls for fantastic photo opportunities. The spectacular rainbows that emerge from the spray are an unforgettable sight.

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Jungrfraujoch, Switzerland

Jungfraujoch

Available from: Grindelwald, Interlaken, Wengen and Mürren

Take a journey to the Jungfrau and experience the breath-taking Jungfraujoch.

At 3454m the Jungfraujoch train station is Europe’s highest and the views from the top are simply breath-taking. The railway journey up the mountain takes you past magical mountain views and through dramatic tunnels carved into the mountain. It’s unforgettable.

Of course, it’s pretty chilly at the peak so make sure to wrap up warm! At this altitude, the mountain is always covered in snow. But what this once in a lifetime destination lacks it warmth it makes up for in majestic views.

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James Bond Museum, Switzerland

Schiltorn Piz Gloria

Available from: Grindelwald, Interlaken, Wengen and Mürren

If you are a fan of Britain’s most popular MI6 agent then you’ll love this excursion. The Piz Gloria at the top of the Schilthorn Mountain near Mürren was the secret headquarters of the infamous baddie Blofeld in the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.

Much of the film was shot in and around the local area, including the spectacular skiing and luge scenes. Today the Piz Gloria is a rotating restaurant and a museum to everyone’s favourite spy. You can learn why George Lazenby only did one James Bond film, how the Luge scenes were filmed and how many locals were involved in assisting the film.

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Venice, Italy

Venice

Available from: Lake Garda in Italy and Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora in Slovenia

The famous city of Venice surely requires no introduction and is likely on everyone’s list of must visit destinations. With such easy access from many of our resorts in Lake Garda and Slovenia, an Inghams excursion to Venice is a memorable way to visit this beautiful city.

We highly recommend starting your visit in St Mark’s Square. It is a fantastic central location from which to investigate the numerous sights of interest in the city, and an easy spot to find if you get lost along the way!

Of course, if a day in Venice is not enough for you then you can also stay for long in one of our Inghams hotels. We certainly plan to return to Venice again soon!

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