Lavender Fields to Vineyards, Europe Has Everything!

Strolling amidst the enchanting violet hues of the lavender fields sounds dreamy, isn’t it? After all, it’s nothing less than magical to watch the purple blossoms stretched out as far as the eye can see and smell sweet fragrance infusing the air.

Similarly, visiting the vineyards is a dream for every wine connoisseur. Enchanting hillsides, beautiful vineyards, good food and sunny weather, defines the magical experience that every wine lover craves for! 

So, if you are a nature and wine lover, Europe has many such destinations that will leave you overwhelmed with their beauty and perfection. Let’s explore a few such destinations:

Provence, France


Lavender and Provence have become so synonymous with each other that one can hardly mention one without the other. Provence lavender fields have now become a tourist attraction in their own right, all thanks to the purple hues and gentle fragrances that decorate its fields every summer. 

The lavender fields of Provence are located in Luberon and Verdon plateau regions and to the east of Avignon. The flowering season generally begins from mid-June to early July.

You can marvel at the stunning views of the countryside on an afternoon tour of lavender fields and take picture-perfect instagrammable shots. All in all, wandering through the wild lavender fields in the charming French Provence is a must-do for all nature lovers!

Hvar, Croatia


Hvar, from late May to July, becomes full of colour and fragrance due to the lavender bloom season. As pleasing to the eye as it is to the nose, lavender fields of Hvar can relax and soothe even the most tired soul. You can walk through lavender fields, breathe in the entrancing fragrance and appreciate the magnificent colour. 

The main lavender fields in Hvar are located around Bogomolje, Zastrazisce and Gdinj. You can simply rent a car and drive there. Hiking lovers can even pack a good map and compass for a day’s hike. 

There are tons of local markets in Hvar where you can buy your travel souvenirs, such as soaps, scented pillows, perfumes and more. 

Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, informally known as the wine capital of the world, is one of the largest wine producing regions in Europe. While in Bordeaux, you will get the patchwork of endless vineyards and blue skies pretty much to yourself.

The enthralling vineyards, good food and medieval culture, makes Bordeaux a must-visit destination for wine lovers. You can opt for guided tours on bike, boat or foot through this picturesque wine destination that produces sweet white wine.

You can even spend your day clicking pictures amongst the beautiful landscape or going on wine tasting and getting a behind-the-scenes look at wine cellars.

Tuscany, Italy

The countryside of Tuscany which boasts a collection of individual vineyards is an enchanting area to explore. Lush green vineyards create an astounding view that extends as far as your eyes can see. Tuscany in itself is like a bottle of wine −  lovingly created and wisely aged!

It is a place where wine connoisseurs flock from around the world. Known to be an epitome of a perfect wine region, Tuscany boasts of Italy’s most renowned appellations: Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino amongst others!

You can explore the rolling hills − topped by medieval stone towns and plaited with vineyards − and spend your time sampling wines. Visiting vineyards in Tuscany is an experience you will never forget as at any wineries you won’t just be served wine. You will also learn about the history, process and innovation behind every wine!

Have A Stress-Free European Travel Experience!

Planning a trip to these European destinations is sure exciting. However, a few travel-related challenges can often be a spoiler. Unforeseen situations like cancelled flights, loss of passport or luggage, can cause you much financial loss and stress. 

Additionally, any sort of medical emergency in a destination like Europe won’t simply be troubling; it can likewise cause a huge dent in your pocket. However, overseas travel insurance can cover you financially against all such unexpected troubles.

An overseas travel insurance policy can offer coverage for:

  • Personal accident
  • Trip cancellation and interruption
  • Total loss of checked-in baggage
  • Cashless hospitalisation cover
  • Delay of checked-in baggage
  • Daily hospitalisation allowance etc.

Simply put, an overseas travel insurance policy can save you from many worries, thereby, ensuring that you enjoy your Europe trip until the end. 

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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