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Our range of resorts includes all the most beautiful lakes of Europe from the Mediterranean quality of the Italian lakes to the dramatic settings and Crystal clear waters in Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and France. We feature a vast choice of lakeside locations giving you the opportunity for exploring the area on the water or even swimming in it. Nothing beats a lakeside cafe or restaurant with a fine view and these are in abundance as well as the culture and history that goes hand in hand with lakeside communities.

Walking Holidays

Walking is an essential part of a Lakes & Mountains holiday whether it is a leisurely stroll by a lake, taking in the views or a full day hiking in the mountains with rucksack and packed lunch. Most of our resorts have well marked trails and our Crystal representatives will have full details in resort of suggested walks. We have Crystal Walking Escorts in selected resorts and a special Crystal Walking Pack. We also offer Walking Tours where you are provided with maps and guides and then following the route to your next hotel, whilst you luggage is transferred for you.

2013 Christmas Markets

Look out for our Christmas Markets In Prague and Vienna which are available in November and December 2005. The minimum stay is 3 nights and this is a perfect way to visit one of these beautiful cities whilst soaking up the seasonal atmosphere and perhaps a little shopping at the same time. The markets are beautifully decorated with sounds of traditional music and aromas to make your mouth water.

Art and Culture Holidays

Some of our resorts are awash with culture. Look out for stunning architecture whether church spires, medieval old streets full of character or classical fortifications, ready to satisfy any history lover. Many cosmopolitan centres have fascinating museums and art galleries to entice the curious.

Music and Opera Holidays

Musical events can be the highlight of a holiday. Many resorts have local musical festivals but there are also bigger concerts in some areas offering performances by composers like Mozart, Puccini and Verdi. For the Verona opera, tickets can be arranged in advance to secure a place.

Coastal Resort Holidays

Lakes & Mountains and Beaches? We offer seaside resorts with character and close proximity to the mountains so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Health Spa Holidays

Health centres and spa treatments will add extra relaxation on a Lakes & Mountains holiday (if more were needed). Swimming pools, solariums, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, beauty parlours or even massage will leave you feeling totally pampered and revitalised.

More Garden Holidays

Alpine regions and Mediterranean climates have their own flora which can be enjoyed in many of the spectacular gardens in our areas. Botanical delights taking advantage of unique settings will provide colour all summer long and some gardens have species from all over the world.

Perfect Romantic Breaks

Look for somewhere particularly special for a holiday full of romance and tranquil surroundings. Sunsets and views are high on the priority list as well as fine restaurants and romantic settings. The place counts as well as the person that you go with! Call the Online Travel Desk for more holiday information.

2014 Weddings Abroad

Ever thought of having a wedding abroad in a romantic setting? We are able to organise your wedding for you and arrangements for your guests but in a picturesque setting to make that special day even more wonderful. Choose from locations in Italy, Slovenia or Austria.

Activity Holidays

If cycling, golf or summer skiing are your thing them look no further than our Lakes & Mountains resorts. Bicycles can be hired locally in most places and there are numerous cycle paths along scenic valleys or lake shores. Many lifts will take mountain bikes if you wish a more exhilarating ride. Golf courses tend to have fantastic views (so you need to watch the ball) and resorts with summer skiing all have facilities to hire skis and boots.

Total Luxury Hotel Breaks

A range of unforgettable hotels that are in a class of their own. These hotels are usually the top hotels in each resort and have elegant leisure facilities, excellent cuisine and superb leisure facilities. Popular and recommended high standard accommodation.Call the Online Travel Desk for more options.

Family Holidays

Many of our resorts are excellent for families. Some have facilities that will keep kids occupied and happy such as swimming pools, fun parks, farm visits, children’s parties, lugs, ice skating and treasure hunts. Some resorts are even traffic free which is a great bonus. In France, look out for our own Crystal Pepi Penguin Children’s Club for children aged 5-10 years in Alpe d’Huez and our new Junior Activity Package in Tignes. We also have two new Pepi Penguin Clubs in Austria, in Kaprun and Zell am See.

Guided Tours

All our Lakes & Mountains resorts have places to see. Many offer fully guided excursions which can be pre-booked in the UK. These will be of a full or half day excursion with a Crystal or a local guide giving full information and amusing anecdotes of the area. There are also places to see which you can visit using the local train, bus or lake steamer services and the Crystal representatives in resort will have full details of the best places.

Coach, Rail and Self-Drive Tours

We offer a selection of tours which are either guided or independent in that you have a map and information and make your way at your leisure. Tours can be by rail, self drive in a hire car and fully guided coach tours led by a Crystal Tour Manager.

Classical City Breaks

Enjoy a stay in a city as part of a Lakes & Mountains holiday. These can be added at the start or end of your holiday and are a perfect contrast to the tranquility of a lake or the superb openness of a mountain view. Call the Online Travel Desk for more options.

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