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European Lake Breaks!

For sheer relaxation and rejuvenation have you considered a European lake break?

A trip to the lakes could be perfect for a mid-term break as you gaze over serene waters - their limpid depths could stir the heart's passions anew.

It need not be expensive and there are many options across the continent that can turn your trip into a memorable experience.

The Flexicover team have handpicked their favourite five:

Lake Como, Italy:

Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como is an ideal setting for a relaxing break, regarded as one of the most peaceful and enchanting spots in Italy. Choose from a waterfront villa, hotel or a self-catering apartment; a few days in Lake Como would be a perfect break! Spend your time in and around Tremezzo, Bellagio and Varenna and saviour the most spectacular views!

Lake Bled, Slovenia:

Set against a picturesque mountain backdrop at the edge of the Julian Alps in northwest Slovenia, Lake Bled offers stunning scenery, tranquillity and absolute peace. Visit the idyllic baroque church on the lake's famous island Maria of the Lake'. A break here could be bliss!

Lake Wolfgang, Austria:

Whether you value taking a boat trip to cruise through the crystal clear waters of this awe-inspiring mountain lake or long walks and fresh air, a short break at Lake Wolfgang can rekindle those embers. Explore the cobbled streets and history of St Wolfgang, a charming and historic village, and enjoy your time in the many shops, cafes and restaurants. Catch a concert whilst there culture and music are an important part of the St Wolfgang way of life!

Lake Lugano, Switzerland:

This is beauty at its best, set on the Swiss-Italian border and offering the best of both worlds - a serene Swiss lakes and mountains' landscape with real Italian charm. Lugano is quaint and although located in the south of Switzerland, the locals generally speak, eat and dress Italian. Take the funicular railway to the mountains and enjoy the exhilarating views for a stunning break!

Lake Constance, Germany:

Occupying a beautiful corner of Central Europe, Lake Constance is bordered by Germany, Austria and Switzerland and the surrounding areas are immensely picturesque and scenic. Historic towns and villages hug the shores of the lake and there will never be a wasted moment. Visit Mainau, the island of flowers' and home to Germany's largest butterfly house. A memorable get-away!

Whichever lake you decide to visit, always ensure you and your party are fully insured by a reputable travel insurer for protection in the unlikely event of a mishap. Flexicover Direct. the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!