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The construction of Europe is an art. It is the art of the possible.
- Chiriac

European Travel

As German Expats living in Ireland, the Ma’Alabi team has travelled the length and breadth of Europe, scoping out this beautiful continent’s hidden gems, unique experiences, and breath-taking scenery.

From beautiful Spanish beaches to French vineyards, German nightlife, and Swiss hiking, there’s something for everyone within the stunning countries of Europe.

Here at Ma’Alabi, we offer fully bespoke European trips in small groups of 6-8 people. Offering a completely personalised travel plan to ensure you get to see and do whatever you would like in the country of your choice, Ma’Alabi ensures that you’ll never have to compromise on your wishes when travelling with our team.

As a highly experienced and professional European tour company, we put an emphasis on human connection and personal attention to help you relax, have fun, and explore in a way that feels natural to you.

As advocates of authentic travel and learning to live like a local, we can walk you through some of Europe’s most hidden and untouched landscapes to give you the holiday of a lifetime and memories to treasure forever.

For more information on our range of European Travel Services & Destinations, get in touch today

The Art Noveau of Germany and France

8 days of focusing on Art Noveau, or Jugendstil, as the style is called in Germany.

Experience and learn about Jugendstil in 4 locations in Germany and France… while not neglecting modern life, which you will enjoy in every sense.

Travel Details:
We welcome you to Darmstadt where you will spend the next three nights in the Jagdschloss Kranichstein, a beautiful Renaissance building. To relax from your trip, we offer you a first impression of the Jugenstil style by taking you to the beautifully restored Jugenstilbad in Darmstadt. Recover from the rigors of travel by soaking in the saltwater baths, swimming or simply chilling out in the quiet zones. If you prefer, you can enjoy a walk in the lovely serene forest surrounding the Jagdschloss. We will then round off the evening with a delicious 6-course Jugendstil dinner accompanied by Jugendstil champagne.

Following this introduction, you will spend the next two days discovering Jugendstil architecture and furnishings in Darmstadt and Bad Nauheim. In the evenings, we will relax over tasty, rustic meals in restaurants typical of the Darmstadt area.

On the fourth day, we will head towards Metz and Nancy in France. To recover from the myriad impressions of your first days, we will gently introduce you to the French way of life with a leisurely cruise on the river Saar then visit a typical restaurant in Saarbruecken.

That evening and the following nights will be spent in impressive surroundings in a small, elegant hotel steeped in tradition. We will begin with a sumptuous meal in the company of a local expert. Then why not bring the evening to a close sampling some of the marvellous wines in the cosy wine bar next door?

French Jugendstil, or Art Noveau, is on the agenda the next day as we tour Nancy, an important centre of the movement in France. Here, too, you will have plenty of time to relax and joie de vivre.

Your last day will be spent once again in Darmstadt. Tell us what your heart desires, and we will do our best to fulfil your wishes. Before starting your journey home laden with all these wonderful impressions, you will enjoy a final evening in the country setting of a typical inn in the mystical Odenwald.

Winter Fun in the Austrian Alps

8 days of wintry fun and relaxation
Come to the enchanted mountainous regions of Lower Austria
Enjoy a special custom-made vacation experience

Travel Details:
Come with us to beautiful Lower Austria. A cosy, 300-year-old hotel, still family-owned, awaits you with its homey rooms, great service and absolutely delicious, regional food.

From there we will take you skiing or snowboarding on the Hochkar, where snow is always to be found. You have the choice of 19 kilometres of slopes, ranging from easy to difficult. If you wish, we can arrange a private skiing instructor for you or book you for lessons at the local ski school.

After a great day in the snow, we will take you back to your hotel in Lassing. There you will be rewarded for all your “hard” work with a yummy “Nachmittagsjause”. This can be either a tasty dessert with coffee or tea, or something hearty such as homemade soup! Indulge in a relaxing afternoon, sitting in front of the fireplace or the spa enjoying various saunas, the steam-bath or the infrared cabin.

Perhaps you prefer personal treatment? No problem! Whether you wish to be pampered with a traditional Thai massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu or yoga, you can book such treatments on the spot.

Once your muscles are completely relaxed, you can enjoy a wonderful 4-course menu with a choice of three main courses, one of which is vegetarian. Then, let the evening come to an end sipping a nice glass of wine, beer or some homemade juice.

Would you like to do something different on this trip? No worries, talk to us and we will arrange everything according to your wishes.

Summer Week in Austria

8 days of culture, sport, and relaxation for travellers of all ages

Explore the beautiful sites of Austria with personal guides and wellness specialists.

Enjoy great activities, try delicious food, and relax at the same time

Travel Details:
Come with us to the stunningly beautiful region of Lower Austria. You will feel at home from the minute you are warmly welcomed at our hotel in Lassing, a cosy establishment that has been in the family for more than 300 years. We will delight in the delicious regional fare and will find the service superb, catering to all your whims.

This will be your home away from home for the coming days. From here we offer you various possibilities to spend your time. Would you like to go white-water rafting, canyoning, hiking or horseback riding? Tell us what you enjoy and we will make the arrangements just for you! Perhaps relaxation is what you need most? Then you will have your own relaxation specialist on-hand, according to your wishes.

As for the cultural aspect of the trip, we will visit some historical sites, such as the oldest monastic library in the world or enjoy the sights of the breath-taking Danube valley with some exclusive arrangements. Before you head home again, we will visit the imperial city of Vienna with an unforgettable evening at Castle Schoenbrunn, which includes a tour, concert and a majestic dinner. Enjoy your “Time4You”.

Colours of France

8 days delving into the beauty of southern France

Get a feeling for the sights, tastes, and scents of the Languedoc region

Live like “God in France”.

Travel Details:
Head with us to the Mediterranean region of southern France. We will take you to the area surrounding the medieval city of Carcassonne. A tranquil, family-like atmosphere awaits you at the hotel. Not far from the historical sites we will visit, it is a wonderful place to enjoy some peaceful moments.

Each day you can choose whether to have a custom-made wellness/relaxation treatment or take part in some physical activities. Everything will be provided according to your wishes. We will explore medieval cities and bide our time, enjoying wonderful, delicious regional food and wine.

Feel completely at ease and make yourself at home in France!

European Travel FAQ

  • What European countries do you travel to?

    Here at Ma’Alabi, we travel to any and all European countries. Our European trips are completely bespoke, meaning we will create a schedule to suit you in the country of your choice.

  • I’m looking for a solo tour to Europe, can you help?

    Yes, we offer solo European tours to people travelling alone that want to join our group. Our travel groups never exceed 8 people for a personable and relaxed environment guaranteed.

  • Do you offer package holidays?

    Ma’Alabi is not a package holiday company, more a bespoke travel company. We provide bespoke travel services tailored to suit your exact needs. This being said, we can book your flights and accommodation where needed at an additional charge.

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