What Central Europe lacks in glitz it more than makes up for in scenery and adventure.
And in these parts — from Poland to Slovenia — your money will go further, too. Sat 16 Jun Surrounded by meadows, Dolinar farmhouse offers simple double rooms with rustic wooden furnishings as well as larger apartments.
On Lake Bleda minute drive away, anglers can try their luck for pike, carp and lake trout.
Inntravel has a new self-guided cycling tour here this summer, staying in three- and four-star hotels one with a spa and taking in Lake Bled and Vintgar gorge and finishing up in Radovljicawhich has a beekeeping museum. In the kitchen, Vilma, the cook, turns out strudels and pies, dairy products decorated with edible flowers and Cool holidays in europe cottage cheese.
Vegetarians and vegans are particularly well catered for. Wellness is also a focus here, with Turkish baths, a Jacuzzi and a hay bath. The bedrooms are simply decorated with solid wooden furniture and little touches like felt slippers.
Several airlines fly to Dubrovnik from UK airports. It is also a culinary paradise — with resh seafood, white truffles and premium olive oils are the norm. Inntravel has a new self-guided hotel-to-hotel cycling trip this summer, taking in the coast and villages such as Brtonigla, and medieval Bujebefore ending up at Rovinj, with its baroque palaces, and Pula, famous for its Roman heritage.
Camping Glavotok, on the island of Krk, is an easy minute drive from Rijeka airport, courtesy of a road bridge. The site is known for its rustic setting, and the pitches with the best sea views and are booked up to a year in advance.