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Lakes and mountains

Our verdict:

There’s more to Europe’s mountains than winter sports. Pretty lakeside towns, Alpine meadows and exhilarating hikes can all be had with no single supplement. Choose between chic Italian Lakes, spectacular Norwegian fjords, the warmth of Austria or classic Swiss destinations such as Interlaken and Lake Lucerne. Perfect, whether you want to strap on your walking boots or soak up the sun.

Recommended tour operator: Inghams

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Inghams says

Head to Europe’s lakes and mountains in the summer months and you’ll drink in not only stupendous views but also the exhilarating fresh air. You may be a keen walker or simply like the idea of exploring picturesque lakeside towns, wandering through flower-filled meadows or hiking up more challenging slopes.

  • no single supplements
  • wide range of hotels

We have been able to negotiate single and double rooms with no supplement* at a wide range of our tried and tested hotels in Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and Norway.

It means that you can enjoy the space and privacy of your own room in a friendly two, three, four or five star hotel with an alpine playground on your doorstep.

Austria is our heartland and we have hotels with no single supplement at a number of mountain resorts including AlpbachIgls, Mayrhofen and Obergurgl.

The Italian Lakes are amongst the most beautiful in the world – we have no single supplement at selected hotels on Lake Como, Lake Trasimeno and pretty Limone on Lake Garda. In France, you can choose between Chamonix and Morzine.

Choose from a range of the top Swiss lake and mountain resorts such as Interlaken, car-free Zermatt and Lake Lucerne.

Head to Norway for a choice of beautiful hotels by the fjords – this historic property in Balestrand has a matchless location.

Our expert team can help you find the perfect hotel in the right resort to suit your interests and budget and, once you arrive, our Inghams representatives are on hand to smooth the way.

Find out more about our supplement-free lakes and mountains holidays for solos.

* There is a supplement at some hotels for travel on some peak dates.

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