Inghams celebrates its 85th birthday with new Lakes & Mountains holidays

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Specialist tour operator Inghams, which this year celebrates its 85th birthday, has introduced a number of exciting new additions to its Lakes & Mountains programme for this summer. Couples and friends looking to get back to nature, or families with wrestles teenagers looking to break away from the boredom of the beach this summer in favour of a rejuvenating getaway to Europe’s pristine lakes and mountains, can find inspiration with these suggestions from Inghams.

Inghams’ “Peaks of Perfection” Activity Week in Chamonix

Chamonix glistens with glaciers and is blanketed in woodland, making for a fascinating outdoor playground in the shadow of Europe’s highest mountain: Mont Blanc. Start the week with a half-day guided bike ride, followed by a thrilling morning of water-water rafting and ending on a half-day hike with an expert guide.

There is also the option to go paragliding (book locally with the Inghams Rep) and summer tobogganing, as well as plenty of time to visit the glacier caves or explore further afield.  

The package is ideal for parents and their teenage children (children aged 10 and over can take part in the activities outlined) who are looking for some active family fun this summer. Enjoy sightseeing and adventures at altitude, escape the everyday and immerse yourself in this breathtakingly beautiful part of the world!  

Inghams offers a “Peaks of Perfection” mountain holiday from £789 per person in Summer 2019. Price includes seven-nights’ accommodation on a catered basis (including buffet breakfasts, daily packed lunches, afternoon tea with cake, and evening meals with complimentary wine for six nights) at the three-diamond Hotel La Sapiniere in Chamonix, as well as return flights and airport transfers, and the activities outlined above. To book, visit or call 01483 494 826.

Inghams’ exclusive seven-night Gastronomic Tour of Central Italy
Escorted Group Tour

Discover the culinary delights and colourful histories of Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria, in an intimate environment with a passionate guide.

Highlights include: Visit Parma’s cheese and ham factories and enjoy tastings; Get to know Florence and Bologna on guided tours; Visit the small city of Orvieto in Umbria and head to a local winery for a tour and tasting; Discover Perugia and visit its famous chocolate factory; Enjoy an authentic cooking lesson to make regional specialities for lunch.

Departure date: 4 October 2019 – Maximum group size 12 guests. Inghams offers the Gastronomic Tour of Central Italy Escorted Group Tour from £1,799 per person in October 2019. Price includes half board accommodation in four-star hotels, return flights, all tastings and entrance fees, a cooking lesson, and the services of a tour guide with guided visits of Bologna, Florence, Orvieto, Perugia, Ubrino and San Marino. To book, visit or call 01483 938 418.

Inghams’ self-guided Trekking the Cinque Terre Tour

This self-guided hiking tour offers guests the chance to discover some of the most scenic and picturesque walks in Italy, at their own pace, with the help of an itinerary, detailed maps and transport tickets.  

Highlights include:  Visit the colourful port of La Spezia, a maritime town steeped in history and still home to the Italian Navy; Hike across Isola Palmaria and look out for pods of dolphins. Spanning just 0.6 square miles, this island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and remains largely untouched with wild beaches, weather-beaten rock faces and crystal clear waters; Wander through lush olive groves, pinewood forests, along cobbled walkways through historic villages and rugged coastlines treating you to staggering views; Walk one of the oldest paths known to the area – the Sanctuary Path, which is lined with centuries-old oak trees and leads you to some of the most revered sites in the Ligurian Riviera; Visit the Parco Naturale Regionale delle Alpi Liguri, the national park of Liguria

Inghams offers the self-guided “Trekking the Cinque Terre” Tour from £815 per person in Summer 2019. Price includes four-star accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis throughout, return flights and transfers, a Cinque Terre rail card, bus tickets and boat transfers as detailed in the itinerary, as well as information material and detailed maps of the area. To book, visit or call 01483 938 418.

The resort of Canazei in the Italian Dolomites

This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of Sounds of the Dolomites (28 June - 15 September 2019), a unique, open-air music festival, partly hosted in Canazei. It brings renowned musicians from around the globe to perform in ‘natural theatres’, combining art with the environment. In a concert programme that celebrates freedom and nature, music is performed in carefully-selected areas, after the artists walk up alongside their audience to pay homage to their stunning surroundings.  

Nestled in amongst a rugged terrain between the Marmolada and Sella mountains, Canazei offers adventures for all ages and abilities. The four-star Hotel Cesa Tyrol is superbly equipped for cyclists and mountain bikers, and offers daily guided bike tours for guests.

A popular ski circuit in wintertime, guests can use a summer lift pass to explore the famous Sella Ronda by bike. There are also endless routes to enjoy on foot! Famed not simply for its sports, Val di Fassa, the valley in which Canazei is located, is home to dozens of spas, one of the newest additions being the huge Terme Dolomia in Pozzo di Fassa, which uses the waters from the Alloch thermal spring.  

Inghams offers a seven-night holiday to Canazei this summer, on a half board basis at the four-star Hotel Cesa Tyrol, from £999 per person. Price includes return flights and airport transfers. To book, visit or call 01483 494 826.