European holiday hot spots with Pitchup.com
Jun 17 2014 Indsendt af Samantha Marsh
--Breaks in hot European destinations from £12.82pppn--
--Alicante, Paris, Benidorm--
Seeking a European getaway with a difference this summer? Look no further than these glamping getaways from outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com. From Benidorm to Paris, discover some of Europe’s hottest tourist destinations at a fraction of the price you would pay for a hotel. Including luxury bell tents and cosy holiday homes, Pitchup.com reveals three deals with a difference.
The Olive Garden – Alicante, from £13.22pppn
Jijona, Alicante: Pitchup.com has availability on its Orange tree and Pine tree luxury bell tents at The Olive Garden this season with prices starting from £52.86 per night based on four people sharing (£13.22pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of San Juan and El Campello, this luxury glamping site in the small town of Jijona provides the perfect retreat. Soak up the Spanish sun on one of the XXL hammocks or cool off in the outdoor pool. There’s plenty to do in the local area: stroll into the town of Jijona - famous for its Turrón (a delicious nougat sweet), go golfing at Bonalba just 10 minutes away, or head further afield to the theme parks of Benidorm, just 30 minutes away.
The fully-furnished bell tents feature a comfortable double bed and two singles – all complete with linen, pillows and cushions. Added comforts include rugs, solar fairy lights, side tables and a bedding box. The luxury five-metre cotton canvas tents also feature windows, roof vents and mosquito nets. There is an outdoor seating area outside each tent complete with tables and chairs. You’ll find electricity points in the ‘chill out’ tent for phones and other appliances. Included in the price, guests will receive a breakfast basket delivered to their tent each morning and full access to all facilities including the shower and toilet, kitchen, barbecue and outdoor pool.
Flights: Return flights to Alicante depart various UK airports throughout July and August. Prices start from £71 per person*. Transfer time: approx. 46 minutes.
Camping La Belle Etoile – Seine-et-Marne, from £13.01pppn
La Rochette, Seine-et-Marne: Pitchup.com has availability on its Moréa two-bedroom lodge at Camping La Belle Etoile this season with prices starting from £195.18 for a three-night stay based on five people sharing (£13.01pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Conveniently located between Paris and Burgundy, this friendly campsite is situated on the banks of the river Seine in Melun, the capital of Seine and Marne. The site is packed full with things to do from inflatable play areas and table tennis, to leisurely games of boules and dips in the outdoor swimming pool. Located in the heart of an exceptionally historical and cultural region, there’s plenty to discover nearby including many museums, upmarket boutiques, and of course the river Seine. Paris can be reached by car in 25 minutes and Disneyland© Paris is a 45-minute train ride away.
The two-bedroom lodge features one double bedroom and one bedroom with bunk beds and a single. The lodge includes a lounge-dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen with coffee machine, gas hob and all essential kitchen equipment. There is wifi on site. A travel cot and high chair are also available free of charge. Price includes access to all communal facilities including the toilet and shower blocks, the launderette, the swimming pool, the restaurant and snack bar.
Flights: Return flights to Paris depart Manchester on various dates throughout July and August, prices start from £42 per person*. Transfer time: approx. 50 minutes.
Almafrá Gran Confort - Benidorm, from £12.82pppn
Benidorm, Alicante: Pitchup.com has availability on its two-bedroom holiday home at Almafrá Gran Confort this season with prices starting from £205.16 for a four-night stay based on four people sharing (£12.82pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just 7km from the vibrant heart of Benidorm and its Old Town, this family-friendly campsite boasts many facilities and entertainment options to keep guests busy during their stay. Guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool with a spacious solarium and sun loungers, or unwind in the spa with a Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Meanwhile, kids can stay entertained with the fun and games at the mini club. The restaurant serves a selection of delicious food to eat in or take away, and the bar offers a variety of cocktails so guests can sip on a sangria in the Spanish sunshine. The town of L’Alfàs del Pi and the beach at L’Albir are a five-minute drive away.
The two-bedroom holiday home features a double room, a twin room, a fully-equipped kitchen corner and a cosy living area. Electricity is included, cars and motorbikes can be brought too. Toilet and shower block available on site. Price includes full access to on-site facilities.
Flights: Return flights to Alicante depart various UK airports throughout July and August. Prices start from £71 per person*. Transfer time: approx. 40 minutes.
For more information visit www.pitchup.com. All prices correct at time of writing.
*Flight prices found on SkyScanner
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