Holiday experiences and activities
Designed to enhance your holiday and help you make the most of your chosen destination, our range of pre-bookable activities and experiences ensure a magical, memorable escape.
Experience more in Lefkada…
Lefkada boat hire
Hire your own boat (with or without a skipper) and take to the sea to enjoy the shimmering waters of the Ionian. Visit hidden coves, drop anchor and swim off the back, or visit the idyllic island of Meganissi and stop for lunch at one of Vathy’s lovely waterfront tavernas.
Whether you’re looking to pop the question, renew your marriage vows or simply mark a special occasion with a little extra pomp and ceremony, we’ll arrange it all. From photography to flowers, table settings to cakes, we’ll help you celebrate in style.
Experience more in Crete…
Visit Dourakis Winery
Take a tour of this excellent family-run winery in western Crete servicing all aspects of the wine-making process, from vine to bottle. You’ll enjoy some of the outstanding results with a complimentary tasting and a bite to eat at the end of your tour.
Traditional Cretan cooking
Learn how to cook the Cretan way with an informative four-hour lesson in Vamos. Prepare five or six different dishes using traditional recipes and delicious local ingredients and sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour when you’re finished.
Experience more in Aquitaine…
On your bike
Enjoy the convenience of bicycles and accessories delivered directly to your villa. Whether you prefer to take it slowly or zip along at speed, cycling is the ideal way to explore the Aquitaine Coast. With trails aplenty, it’s the perfect place to get on your bike.
Our private chefs will create a gourmet experience in the privacy of your villa, tailoring their expertly crafted menus to suit your party’s tastes. Ideal for larger groups, enjoy first-class cuisine in the relaxed comfort of your holiday home-from-home.
Experience more in Mallorca…
Cruise across the Bay of Pollença and beyond, stopping off at one of the many calas for swimming, snorkelling and paddleboarding. Take the plunge from the boat’s very own diving board or simply relax and enjoy a bite to eat with a chilled glass of Cava on the deck.
From an introduction to riding geared especially toward children under six, to a full-day hack through the Mallorcan mountains, all ages and abilities can enjoy the thrill of pony trekking. We’ll even arrange a little tapas to keep you going along your way.
Masseria experiences in Puglia
You don’t have to spend long in Puglia to spot a masseria. These proud buildings are as much a part of the landscape as the olive groves that surround them. Originally built as fortified farmhouses, sustaining the needs of both animals and farmworkers, many have been sympathetically restored to offer high-end accommodation and a luxurious taste of 21st century living. Grand in scale, yet remarkably intimate in character, they offer an elegant contrast to the quaint trulli of the Valle d’Itria. Why not enjoy the best of both worlds and add a 3-night masseria experience to your villa holiday or combine a stay at two of our luxury hotels, for a quintessentially Puglian adventure…
Masseria Le Torri
Perfectly placed between Conversano and Polignano a Mare, our stunning adult-only hotel enchants all who visit. For an authentically Italian experience, join their chef for a lesson in the art of Italian cookery and help prepare a wonderful spread of traditional Apulian fare. Savour the mouth-watering results at dinner; a relaxed affair to be enjoyed at your leisure.
Overlooking Puglia’s west coast and close to the famed villages of the Valle d’Itria, Masseria Amastuola is well-placed for day trips to Matera, Lecce and the unspoilt beaches of the Salentine Peninsula. Set in one hundred hectares of organic vineyard, the hotel experience would not be complete without joining one of the many tours and tastings available at this highly acclaimed boutique winery.
Just south of Monopoli, close to the fashionable beaches of Capitolo, the owner’s passion for this delightful hotel is evident throughout. The well-regarded restaurant is an oasis of elegant simplicity, and good food is at the heart of the experience here. No wonder, then, that cookery classes celebrate the very best in local produce; the resulting dishes matched judiciously to your choice of companion wines if you so wish.