Much can remain hidden and unknown, especially when it’s close to home. So as the airports begin to struggle this summer, here are eight incredible holidays you can drive to, ordered nearest to furthest from Prague.
A paradise for families with young children, this four-star-superior resort is in the Bavarian forest, on Germany’s border. While it’s not highly luxurious, it’s a bio resort catering to every age.
A simple and fun family holiday, less than three hours driving from Prague.
There are countless activities and things to do, along with a kindergarten, babysitting service and spa.
Schloss Fuschl, Salzburg
A beautiful hotel on the water near Salzburg, with all the amenities necessary for a leisurely summer holiday. Go for one of the large lakeside cottages and spend lazy days in a spectacular corner of the world.
Scholl Fuschl is located near Salzburg, only a half-day drive from Prague. We still recommend going to the airport. So you can experience Hangar 7, a futuristic building home to many Formula 1 cars, Red Bull flying machines and the superb Michelin restaurant Ikarus.
Seehotel Uberfahrt, Bavaria
An elegant Bavarian hotel on Lake Tegernsee, with a three-Michelin-star restaurant that will change any stereotyped opinion about German food.
Beautiful, refined, with an adult atmosphere and an excellent spa. A good place to do nothing but also a good base for exploring Bavaria in your car, including the iconic castles and a stretch of nature reserve that’s pure driving nirvana.
Das Posthotel, Austrian Alps
Tyrolean tradition meets contemporary European chic at this relaxed hotel in the charming town of Zell am Ziller, Austria. Although the area is better known as a ski destination, the surrounding nature will provide a sense of zen in the height of summer.
The resort paves the way in regards to sustainability among the Alpine hotel scene.
That’s the view of our private consultant Tomas Safarik, who recommends this hotel as an ideal couples break close to home.
Vaduz, Liechtenstein, to Europe’s Iconic Alpine Passes
Tiny Liechtenstein doesn’t have too many standout attractions but don’t discount the simple serenity of the high alps. Vaduz is a great place to stay if you like to drive.
It’s directly beneath the Fluela Pass, one of Europe’s most iconic driving passes. One road trip option is to cross Fluela to St Moritz, then drive the beautiful small passes from Livigno to Bormio in Italy. Next stay at Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi so you can drive Stelvio Pass, Europe’s other most famous driving pass.
Das Edelweiss Salzburg
Another exceptional choice in Austria, Das Edelweiss is quickly becoming a favourite among our clients. A family-owned spa hotel finding a balance between modern luxuries and local authenticity.
The surroundings are majestic, ideal for cycling and hiking, yet the nearby city of Salzburg is easy to explore on more than one afternoon of your holiday.
A lavish sanctuary we love for its minimalism and escapist vibe, Forestis is where couples go to retreat from the rest of the world. Our travel designer describes it best.
It’s hard to find fault with Forestis. If it’s adult-only luxury you are after then this mountain top, minimalist marvel will meet and surpass all your expectations.
The drive is pretty spectacular as well. Consider combining Forestis with Das Posthotel for a one-week holiday.
Did we save the best until last? Sure, it’s a little further to drive but Burgenstock is still within a day of travel. And it has to be the most spectacular spa resort in the world. It’s also a premier choice for whoever you want to holiday with.
The Burgenstock is amazing for everyone, couples and families. If you do bring your children, there’s a family spa, a kids’ club, and many outdoor activities.
The resort underwent a comprehensive renovation in 2017 so everything is up-to-date and fresh.
Where’s Your Summer Holiday?
Drive or fly, there’s no doubt travel is back. This summer is our busiest ever and we love the variety of holidays our clients are taking.
From destinations close to home to exotic trips on the other side of the world, we help you holiday comfortably and easily, anywhere.