With such an extensive range of holidays on offer, from walking and cycling holidays to winter snow breaks and great journeys by train or boat, it’s not always easy to know where to start!
Perhaps you know when you are looking to travel, in which case you can browse our suggestions for the month in question. Even if you don’t have fixed dates for your holiday, browsing these pages will fill you with ideas: peach blossom in France, music festivals in Italy, the Midnight Sun in Norway…
Our holidays are very varied – you can explore on two wheels in Tuscany, walk along the paths of southernmost Spain, take an awe-inspiring rail journey through the Alps, or enjoy the snowy serenity of the mountains as you ski along meandering cross-country trails. The experiences may be very different, but they can all be described as Slow holidays. By this, we mean looking at the world from a new perspective. You see more by slowing down and immersing yourself in local life, chatting with local people, staying in small, family-run accommodation, and eating local food. And at the end of it all, you feel energized, revitalized.
“Once a year, go someplace you have never been before”
~ Dalai Lama
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
~ Saint Augustine
“Take only memories, leave only footprints”
~ Chief Seattle
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”
~ Mark Twain
“Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
~ Gustave Flaubert
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
~ Ibn Battuta
From intimate settings to formal affairs, that cover every tradition of your culture / like – within the country or abroad, we have the complete expertise and know-how to make DTravco a perfect choice for you. DTravco gets you perfect ideas and inspirations to make your ceremony an everlasting memory covering all aspects of the venue, the traditions, makeup artists, photographers, your travel and lodging arrangements. You will have to look no further, while you choose us for yourself.
Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity – W.H.O. It is the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health.
Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practice that aims to create harmony and wellness within the body. Practiced widely in India, it works on the belief that all life forms have a “dosha” – a unique mix of energies known as “vata”, “pitta” and “Kapha” thereby strengthening your mind, soul and body from within. And Spa therapy focuses on Self-Care – beautifying and toning up The Face, Hair & Body (your external appearance).
The Panca Mahabhuta (five elements) Retreat is a signature program that comprises a holistic integrative approach designed to tune in on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels, allowing an organic healing process to naturally unfold. This begins by attuning to your authenticity and honoring your highest potential.
The essence of Devasom derived from the idea of “Angels” Residence, where celestial beings enjoy the peace and eternal bliss in heaven, Angels and Gods gather, rejoice, and together collect while lotus – the symbol of peace and holiness, to offer to Lord Buddha.
If you’d like more information about a specific holiday, or advice on choosing the right grade or holiday for you, please get in touch – our friendly experts will be happy to help.
We try to vary each day’s route, but you’ll no doubt fall into a pattern, perhaps setting off at 9am after familiarising yourself with the route on the map while you enjoy a leisurely breakfast. You can pause as often as you like to admire the views, the flowers or the birds – there’s no rush. Linger over your picnic at a panoramic spot, then continue on your way, arriving at your next hotel some time in the mid to late afternoon, with time to freshen up and explore the village before a dinner of delicious regional cuisine.
First, pick a grade and a style of walking (hotel to hotel, centred, or with your own guide). Then think about your preferences in terms of country, scenery, style and standard of accommodation. You can ask our experts to suggest a shortlist, or use the holiday search facility.
Holiday pages usually either state the cumulative ascent/descent for each day, or feature elevation charts which show the distance and an approximation of the ascents and descents involved. Pay attention to the scale of the chart, as this varies.
The descriptions of the walking routes on the holiday pages usually make it clear if walks are suitable for vertigo sufferers, but if you need more detailed advice, please contact us and we’ll arrange for you to speak with someone who has walked the routes.
Often you follow waymarked trails, but even where not, we provide very detailed route notes, which are checked on a regular basis, and a map (usually 1:25,000, but sometimes 1:50,000). As well as guiding you from A to B, the route notes provide information about the places of interest you pass. If there’s a worthwhile detour, we point this out too, and even suggest picnic spots.
We aim to take care of every detail, so things rarely go wrong. If they do, the hoteliers – many of whom have worked with us for years – are able to solve most problems, but for added peace of mind we provide a 24-hour emergency line.
It depends on the holiday. If you would prefer not to, choose a hotel-to-hotel walking holiday that features two nights at each hotel, or a centred walking holiday on which you stay at just one hotel and can decide each day whether to walk, sightsee or rest.
You’ll need walking boots or shoes, depending on the terrain and your personal preference, plus a compass, water bottle and waterproofs. Walking poles and a GPS device are useful, but not essential. Clothing-wise, you should pack for all eventualities, remembering that it is often cooler at altitude and in the evening. We’ll provide more detailed information when you book. (Our arrangements generally allow for one large item (15-20kg) and one small item (up to 10kg) per person. On most Swiss holidays, there is a limit of one piece of luggage per person.)
Just a camera, your picnic, drinks, sun cream and waterproofs – we transfer your luggage if you are moving on to another hotel. All we ask is that you leave your luggage in reception as you leave.
Most of our walking holidays are suitable for older children who walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved in the chosen holiday. Please note, however, that family rooms for more than 2 or 3 people are uncommon at many of the smaller hotels.