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Popes and palaces

Enjoy the Avignon experience: visit of the famous bridge, the palace of the Popes and wander through the old town.

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A taste of Spain

Enjoy a gourmet treat in charming surroundings.A fantastic gourmet dinner awaits guests on the terrace of La Viña Restaurant. Here you can taste a selection of catalan tapas and cava – the perfect end to your day.

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A warm reception

The sunny climate of the Gambia is complemented by the warmth of its people. For guaranteed sun and unbeatable hospitality this is a destination of choice.

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Crossing continents

Take an unforgettable tour of the Bosphorus, which separates Europe and Asia. Continue to explore Istanbul's unique and varied historical sites and monuments, which date back to the Ottoman and Byzantine eras.

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Swing into summer

With a range or courses within easy reach golfers will enjoy exploring the options. Berlin offers a multitude of golfing possibilities, with more than 15 courses in the vicinity. There's something to suit all abilities and tastes, and transfers from the hotel can be arranged on request.

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A place to see and to be seen

In the heat of an Athenian summer, a coastal oasis is only a short drive away. Unwind at the cosmopolitan beach of Vouliagmeni, not far from Piraeus. Take part in summer water sports such as waterskiing and windsurfing, or for a more relaxed day, enjoy a refreshing cocktail under the sun.

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A walk in the mountains

With the Alps on your doorstep, it's time to explore... An enviable position makes Abbaye de Talloires a handy base for hiking excursions. Whether on your own or with a guide, you have a wonderful opportunity to view the stunning scenery of the French Alps under the summer sun.

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Limitless beauty

Explore the endless beaches, the crystal blue waters of the Aegean sea and the beauty of nature that surrounds the island of Rhodes.

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Eat, drink and be merry

Take a gastronomic tour, visiting the wide variety of vineyards and restaurants within your reach to sample regional specialities

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Discover beautiful Tuscany

Spend your summer at Monsignor Della Casa split between discovering Tuscany and it's beautiful landscape and getting stuck into some sport in the surrounding countryside.

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Magical island of Santorini

Experience the stunning island of Santorini by visiting the famous historical monuments. In the afternoon relax by the hotel's pools then put your glad-rags on and enjoy the bustling night life of Santorini.

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Take your time

Take a walk on the waterside.First enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Continue your day with a walk along the waterfront around the district of Södermalm. Go for a swim from the cliffs on Långholmen or just relax in one of many coffee shops or restaurants you will find on your way.

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Dine in style

Fine food and sea views make for a memorable summer evening. With the gentle sound of the waves not far away, guests can taste sumptuous Cretan and Greek cuisine as well as a great variety of other gourmet dishes, especially created by an award-winning chef.

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Sparkling waters

If the view of the lake is tempting you, why not take a rejuvenating dip in the pool? If you want some refreshment after checking into one of the hotel's captivating lake view rooms, you can just step out to the outdoor swimming pool or ask for a drink at the Bar Lounge.

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Around the Islands

Indulge with a spa treatment, then plunge into the crystal clear sea. Pay a visit to the natural mud pool of Vulcano, before taking a cruise of the other Aeolian islands.

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Take time to indulge

Kick-start your stay with a treatment designed to ease away the worries of the world. Take an anti-stress cure in the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa's thalasso therapy centre for a great boost to your wellbeing.

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A dip and a sip

Take a revitalising swim and then put your feet up and relax. Enjoy an indulgent fresh fruit cocktail by the poolside after a morning hiking or biking in the striking surroundings of a UNESCO world heritage site.

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Inspiring surroundings

Enjoy a cooling dip in the lake and take in the views. Sip a chilled cocktail on a terrace overlooking the French Alps and the lake after a refreshing swim in its waters – the perfect end to an afternoon.

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Sun in the city

This private beach in the suburbs of Athens has the feel of a Greek island. Relax under the sun at the private beach with its elegant outdoor swimming pool. You'll feel like you're on a Greek island.

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Private beaches in the sun

Spend your days lazing on a yacht in the warm Cretan sun.

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