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Best villa holidays in ‘New Europe’ with a mention of Tuscany Now and More and the experiences we provide.
From luxurious super villas to new european gems in unspoilt destinations, there is a villa holiday to suit all tastes. Read on for our picks of the best in 2017
For multi-generational families or friends, renting a villa is the obvious choice. It’s a home away from home, with cooks and concierge services should you want them, too. Travel expert Scott Dunn can organise a driver to meet you at the airport and a nanny to look after little ones. A&K Villas has local specialists who can arrange any- thing from in-villa cookery classes to sailing lessons. And when you book with The Thinking Traveller, you’ll receive an invaluable package filled with maps of the area and tips on the gelateria with the most delicious ice cream. That’s not to say that villas aren’t made for two: whether you’re dreaming of a restored watchtower in Tuscany or a cottage in Provence, there’s a hideaway for every couple. Some villas are designed for unwinding; in others, you can go white water rafting (through Tuscany Now & More) or have a private tour of the Vatican (arranged through Bellini Travel).