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Photos: Spring blossoms in Europe

Enjoy the sights and scents of Spring across Europe. Holidu, a global search engine for vacation rentals, has compiled a list of some of the most beautiful locations to visit during “blossom season” and their recommendations for holiday rentals nearby.

Hydrangeas – Azores, Portugal
The best time to travel to Azores is, without question, during springtime, when tourists can see blue in its most royal and vibrant hue. In this beautiful vacation rental located on São Miguel Island, there’s room for the whole family – it accommodates eight people: https://www.holidu.com/s/portugal?holiduId=6380396

Lavender – Provence, France
The best time to visit Provence is in the summer; you can stay in charming villages just near the lavender fields, or opt for this beautiful home just at the edge of a spectacular field, for easy access to the blooms: https://www.holidu.com/s/france?holiduId=13541574

Cherry blossoms – Bonn and Düsseldorf, Germany
The best time to see cherry blossoms is in May. In Bonn, you can feel a bit of “East Meets West,” as you walk through a traditional, grand Eastern European “Alstadt” (Old Town) while also marveling at cherry blossom trees that pay homage to Kyoto. To continue enjoying nature, stay at this vacation rental, which is located in the countryside and is surrounded by greenery. It accommodates up to four persons. With a children’s play area right across the street, it’s perfect for families looking for a flower-inspired vacation: https://www.holidu.com/s/germany?holiduId=4571063

Orange blossoms – Valencia, Spain
The perfect time to see the oranges in bloom is May, when you’ll also run into many wedding processions and parties with these blossoms in the bridal parties’ bouquets. This rustic house is located in the middle of a grove of orange trees – you’ll be smelling nature’s own fragrant perfumes as soon as you step through the door. It is a Mediterranean paradise, built of stone and brick, and comes with your own garden of Eden and pool. Perfect for a romantic getaway: https://www.holidu.com/s/spain/betera?holiduId=13472511

Wild Orchids – Gargano, Italy
The town of Mattinata, near Foggia, is the ideal destination for orchid admirers; its climate provides the perfect habitat for a lot of different orchid species. Travelers can feel right at home in this charming farmhouse surrounded by olive trees, and the property even comes with both a private pool and sauna. Why not infuse your sauna with an orchid scent? https://www.holidu.com/s/italy?holiduId=4914916

Tulips – Lisse, Holland
Spring is the best time to see the flowering tulips, where you can feast your eyes on all the different species and colors. You can even stay in Lisse, in this house merely one hundred meters away from the sea and near the famed and flowery Keukenhof park: https://www.holidu.com/s/netherlands?holiduId=15913911

Apricot flowers – Wachau, Austria
Right in the Rossatz – Arnsdorf area there is an amazing apartment with modern rooms, just a hundred meters from the Danube and a five-minute walk from the local vineyards: https://www.holidu.com/s/austria?holiduId=2039040

Moorlands blooming – Westjütland, Denmark
A beautiful holiday home, immersed in the nature of Jutland, is the perfect solution for those wishing to enjoy the view of the blooming lands and maybe do some barbecuing on the terrace: https://www.holidu.com/s/denmark?holiduId=201364

Edelweiss – Zermatt, Swiss Alps
The best way to switch off your brain and instead focus on these wonderful flowers is to stay in a cozy chalet in Zermatt, in the Alps. This one in particular offers the most amazing view on the mountains and is perfect for children: https://www.holidu.com/s/switzerland?holiduId=1949890

Rhododendrons – Cornwall, England
Rhododendrons can be found in many different countries, but are especially well-regarded in England, which also hosts many gardens specifically for rhododendron appreciation. In the southeast of England, in the county of Cornwall, you can visit the enchanting Trebah gardens (also locally known as “dream gardens”). Here you can observe hundreds of different species of rhododendron in bloom between the months of March and July. The best way to observe these beautiful flowers is by staying right near the beautiful Trebah gardens, in an elegant cottage surrounded by greenery: https://www.holidu.com/s/united-kingdom/cornwall?holiduId=8217766

Factfile

Holidu is a leading global search engine for vacation rentals. With the mission of simplifying finding and booking the right holiday home, Holidu compares millions of vacation homes from hundreds of travel sites, and has found that it is possible to save up to 55% on the same accommodation during the same travel period. To find the best value among various providers, Holidu uses proprietary image recognition technology to identify the lowest price for each property. Headquartered in Munich, Holidu was co-founded by brothers Johannes and Michael Siebers in 2014. For more information, visit www.holidu.com

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