Luxury Summer Escapes in Europe

Explore Europe this summer with expert Pelorus guides who can show you the unseen wonders of the continent, away from the bustling crowds and off the beaten track with unique access to some of the most exclusive places to stay. We’ve listed our favourite European adventures below – but don’t forget all our experiences are completely bespoke and curated with you in mind.

"We're not just planning trips; we're crafting extraordinary experiences tailored to your every need. With our hyper-personalisation and our extensive network of exclusive contacts and access, we spare no effort in ensuring that every moment of your journey is nothing short of extraordinary."

Jimmy Carroll

Pelorus Co-Founder

From Whales to Volcanoes in Iceland

Embark on an unforgettable summer journey in Iceland. Experience the thrill of whale watching near Reykjavik before adventuring on private ATV rides and horseback riding on the black sand beaches. Explore Thingvellir National Park and for an extraordinary experience amidst Iceland’s raw nature, journey beneath the surface into a remarkable lava tunnel to explore the inner workings of a volcanic eruption which occurred over 5,200 years ago. For more excitement, try white water rafting and sea kayaking on the Troll Peninsula, or unwind with fishing lessons in Iceland's pristine waters.

Iceland Travel Specialist

"Drawing upon her deep knowledge of Iceland, Nicol pulled out all the stops for an active family of five: overland camping in the highlands; a helicopter tour of an active volcano; fly-fishing at a remote lodge; and four nights at the luxurious Deplar Farm."

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Once a private family bolthole, Eldar Lodge, secluded beneath the Langjokull glacier is now available only as a whole-property hire. Designed for those seeking seclusion and the utmost privacy, come to discover some of Iceland’s most iconic natural attractions before returning to a stay of wonderful comfort and cosiness. Alternatively, a stay at Deplar Farm provides you with exclusive access to untouched regions and pristine landscapes, perfect for outdoor adventure in both winter and summer.

Unique Splendours of Southern France

Experience the allure of France beyond the ordinary with Pelorus this summer. Begin your journey in Paris with a private Louvre Scavenger Hunt, followed by an immersive private tour of the Catacombs led by a historian. Delve into the heart of French wine culture with expert-guided tours through iconic regions. Heli from Paris to the Champagne region, where picturesque vineyards and sparkling wines await. Then, drift along the tranquil waterways of Burgundy aboard a luxury barge. Conclude your adventure in Provence, where exclusive access to private châteaux awaits, offering a glimpse into the region's hidden treasures.


Nestled in the idyllic Provençal countryside lies Villa La Coste, set between the historic town of Aix en Provence and the stunning Luberon Nature park, boasting impressive modern architecture, art and pure relaxation.

Tradition and Heritage in Scotland

Scotland is the jewel of the British Isles and offers an incredibly diverse landscape, from white sandy beaches, stunning islands, dramatic peaks and gin clear rivers and lochs. Experience heli-hiking amidst the rugged Scottish landscape, where you will gain access to terrain that is otherwise inaccessible. Or take an epic private road trip to explore the 15th century castles with a Pelorus expert historian. Along the way, indulge your taste buds at renowned foodie spots along with private access to whiskey distilleries that are off-limits to the general public.


Nestled amidst the majestic Cairngorm mountains, The Fife Arms offers a serene retreat in a beautifully restored Victorian coaching inn, providing the perfect haven for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of Scottish outdoor exploration. A trip up to the Highlands would not be complete without a visit to Gleneagles, one of the most iconic hotels in Scotland. With the interiors just as glorious as the landscape, a stay here is like becoming part of an exclusive family.

Mountains, Coastlines and Culture in Spain

With a wide variety of scenery and experiences, Andalusia, in southern Spain combines rolling vineyards, wild forests, soaring mountains and stunning coastline. From exploring historic Moorish palaces, to savouring tapas served by your very own private chef, Andalusia captivates the senses with its rich heritage and warm hospitality. Stay in a gorgeous remote luxury villa, to experience this spectacular region in complete seclusion and privacy. From here, embark on an unforgettable equestrian experience amidst the scenic beauty of the region. Continue your Spanish adventure in Menorca, a gem in the Balearic Islands, where ancient Talayotic ruins and modern art galleries intertwine, offering a glimpse into the island's rich history and thriving scene.


Situated on a hill top by Las Cabezas de San Juan, hidden amongst olive groves, is Hacinda De San Rafael. Enjoy its immersive tranquillity and relaxed romantic ambience as you dine alfresco. On a vista in the heart of Andalusia is the beautiful La Nava villa, this terracotta offers panoramic views over the rugged landscape and a relaxing in-house spa.

From Glistening Shorelines to Mountaintops in Italy

Embark on a scenic road trip from Puglia to the Amalfi Coast, passing through the World UNESCO Heritage Site of Matera along the way. Explore Matera's ancient caves before winding through the hilly Basilicata Region. Along the way, uncover the Coppola family's ties to the region, weaving together a tapestry of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. Then, venture to Pompeii for private historian-led tours, immersing yourself in the ancient ruins and fascinating history of this renowned archaeological site.


Jutting from the edge of the dramatic Amalfi Coastline protrudes a unique boutique hotel. Borgo Santandrea sits as one with the rock, a wealth of ambiance, architecture and style and is one of the few properties along this coastline with its own private beach.

Endless Possibilities in England

We have access to some of the most unique properties and have curated some of the most exclusive experiences in the British Isles. From stately homes to private glamping villages, experience your own Glastonbury-style celebration, hike the breath-taking coastal paths and discover history, mystery and culture in abundance. Additionally, explore the bustling streets of London with a unique James Bond inspired treasure hunt experience, adding an extra layer of excitement and discovery to your British adventure. Or, for those seeking a deep dive into the art scene, escape the crowds with a behind the scenes private tour of London's most renowned art galleries.


Sip a cocktail while peering across the Croquet Lawn of The Newt in Somerset. Feast on homegrown fare in The Botanical Rooms choosing from the collection of wines in the vaulted cellars below, as well as their very own cider. Discover Swinton Estate, a grand stately stone home nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with twenty thousand acres of parkland. With cottages, yerts and lodges as well as 32 hotel rooms, this property is perfect for anyone looking to explore the countryside.

Escape to Norway

High above the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian Fjords and Lofoten Islands unveil some of Earth's most awe-inspiring landscapes, earning their status as the ultimate adventure playground. Embark on a helicopter journey to partake in glacier kayaking or venture on a multi-day hike amidst the awe-inspiring fjords. Immerse yourself in the vibrant celebrations of midsommar, the summer solstice, and paddleboard beneath the enchanting midnight sun. For those seeking even more thrills, head to Unstad beach, renowned for world-class surfing for a lesson guided by expert instructors. Or, for gastronomic enthusiasts, indulge in a culinary odyssey through Norway's majestic fjords with Pelorus' exclusive experience, 'A Taste for Adventure'.


Relax in the cosy and secluded Henningsvaer lighthouse in the stunning Lofoten area of Northern Norway. Or alternatively, escape to Storfjord Hotel, a luxury Norwegian boutique hotel, where handcrafted log walls are surrounded by untouched nature and wildlife.

History, Charm and Beauty in Greece

Blessed with golden sands and sparkling waters, the Greek Islands are world renowned with good reason. Embark on a captivating journey, where ancient allure meets modern elegance. Escape the crowds and explore quieter islands such as Antiparos and Ithaca, uncovering underwater ruins, trekking volcanic landscapes, and strolling through medieval cities.


A hidden gem and mystical hideaway on the tiny island of Antiparos, The Rooster is designed to help guests unwind and connect with nature and is perfectly calibrated for rest and relaxation.

Inspired to visit Europe?

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