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Journey Beyond the Ordinary

May 10, 2024

Beyond the illustrious allure of Europe's grand boulevards and iconic landmarks lies a mosaic of hidden sanctuaries, untouched by the relentless march of time and unfazed by the gaze of the typical traveler. From the mystical forests of Poland that whisper tales of ancient times and Wróblewo's verdant fields, Solrød Strand's serene beaches just a short drive away from Copenhagen, to Lisbon’s neighbor Sintra and its majestic palaces, these destinations serve as visual invitations to step beyond the ordinary to explore, indulge, and discover. Meanwhile, on the southeast, the Adriatic shores of Montenegro’s Budva Riviera divulge secrets of emerald waters and hidden coves, calling the elite traveler to a world of maritime splendor. Below is a meticulously curated selection to preview the exceptional experiences awaiting our discerning guests at these less-explored sanctuaries of the Old Continent.


The quaint village of Wróblewo is a serene escape that epitomizes the country's majestic beauty and tranquil countryside. Within this idyllic setting, the Sparrow Hills estate rises as a pilar of luxurious living amidst nature's splendor. This exclusive estate, surrounded by lush forests and rolling hills, offers an unparalleled experience of elegance and privacy. Combining modern amenities with traditional Polish architecture, Sparrow Hills Estate allows you to succumb to the peacefulness of rural Poland while enjoying the comforts of a high-end retreat. The estate's proximity to natural reserves and historic sites provides a blend of relaxation and exploration, making it a perfect destination for those seeking a majestic escape into the country’s picturesque landscapes and rich heritage.

Sparrow Hills


A brief venture from Sparrow Hills unveils various experiences, merging historical fascination with gastronomic refinement.

Grand Malbork Castle

Along your tailored expedition toward the Baltic Sea and Gdańsk, encounter the grand Malbork Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site epitomizing the pinnacle of medieval architectural prowess. Formerly the stronghold of the Teutonic Order, its magnificence welcomes guests to an era of abundant history.

Gdańsk's Vibrant Old Town

Gdańsk's vibrant Old Town awaits with its colorful facades and rich maritime history. It offers private tours around iconic landmarks like Neptune’s Fountain, the medieval Gdańsk Crane, and boutique shops specializing in artisanal amber jewelry. 

Ancient City of Elbląg

Known for its elegant dining establishments, Elbląg is a gastronomic hub where traditional dishes are infused with contemporary flair. It promises private dining experiences showcasing the best local produce and gourmet creations.


Adventure enthusiasts will relish the opportunity to kayak along the scenic routes of the Vistula River. Guided tours offer a unique perspective of Poland’s natural landscapes, meandering through tranquil countryside and alongside historic towns.

Solrød Strand, Denmark’s seaside retreat


Denmark presents a different facet of European splendor through its art and design scene, cuisines, and coastal gems like Solrød Strand. This seaside retreat is enveloped in the Danish ethos of hygge—coziness and comfortable conviviality. Amidst this tranquil backdrop stands Villa Dolche, a quintessence of Scandinavian minimalist design in the heart of Solrød Strand. The holiday home is distinguished by its expansive windows that capture the breathtaking seaside vistas, seamlessly merging the tranquil outdoor environment with the luxurious indoor space. This fusion elevates the living experience, where elegance is underscored by minimalist interiors, emphasizing spaciousness and peace. The natural beauty of Solrød Strand, combined with minimalist Danish design, promises a stay that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul.

Villa Dolche


For those interested in gastronomic delights, Solrød Strand's proximity to Copenhagen means access to some of Denmark's most renowned restaurants, offering the best farm-to-table, destination, and micro-dining Danish cuisine focusing on sustainability and local produce. 

Noma 3 Michelin Stars 

Noma is a symbol of Nordic culinary innovation, renowned globally for its seasonal and locally sourced menu, segmented into seafood, vegetarian, and game seasons. This approach ensures that every visit offers a unique, immersive experience that reflects the region's natural bounty at that moment.  Celebrated for revolutionizing traditional dishes with experimental flavors and techniques, Noma turns every meal into a contemporary masterpiece.

Interior of Noma [Source:]

Alchemist 2 Michelin Stars

Alchemist transcends the conventional dining experience, merging gastronomy with art, technology, and ecology in an unparalleled 50+ course meal. Its iconic dome, enriched with immersive projections, and Chef Rasmus Munk's innovative fusion of performance art and scientific discovery craft a unique culinary adventure. This venue stands out for its commitment to enchanting the palate, stimulating thought and addressing societal themes through culinary creations.

Inside Alchemist [Source:]

Geranium 3 Michelin Stars

Geranium elevates dining to an art form, harmonizing ingredient purity with culinary mastery. Perched above Copenhagen's Fælledparken, it pairs panoramic views with Chef Rasmus Kofoed’s award-winning cuisine, celebrated for its organic and biodynamic focus. This venue offers a visually and gastronomically superior experience that honors nature, presenting a tranquil yet profound exploration of taste and sustainability.

Dining as an art form in Geranium [Source:]


Celebrated for its seminal contributions to furniture design, architecture, and sustainable urban development, Denmark—and Copenhagen—is a paragon of cultural and design innovation. Private tours can be organized from Solrød Strand to explore this rich artistic and design heritage deeply.

Visit: Designmuseum Danmark 

Housed in an elegantly repurposed 18th-century hospital, Designmuseum Danmark is a beacon of design excellence, presenting a rich tapestry of Danish and international design. The museum offers a deep dive into industrial innovation, iconic furniture, and decorative arts, encapsulating the essence of Danish design philosophy—simplicity, functionality, and minimalism. Within its historical walls, visitors are treated to a curated exploration of design evolution, from celebrated mid-century classics to cutting-edge contemporary works, showcasing the seamless fusion of architectural heritage with modern design principles.

Inside Studio Schalling [Source:]

Shop: Illums Bolighus, Hay House & Studio Schalling

Illums Bolighus and Hay House are premier destinations for those pursuing the finest in contemporary Danish design. They offer an array of furniture and decor that perfectly fuses timeless elegance with modern practicality. 

Suppose you are inclined towards the charm of timeless vintage. In that case, Studio Schalling offers a compelling contrast with its extensive collection of Scandinavian and international modern vintage designs from the 20th century, including occasional treasures by renowned designers like Finn Juhl And Peder Moos. These venues place you in the heart of Danish design's rich heritage and cutting-edge innovation.


Highlighted in the captivating film and novel "Poor Things," Lisbon's allure, complemented by Sintra's mystical charm, positions them as top-tier destinations for the discerning traveler. This pair exudes a magnetic blend of luxury, historical richness, and breathtaking natural beauty. They offer an unparalleled exploration into the spectacular, from the hidden palatial retreats of Sintra to the labyrinthine alleys of Lisbon's Alfama. Ideal for travelers with a deep appreciation for culture and history, these locations provide an intimate glimpse into Portugal’s soulful past and vibrant present. 

Lisbon, Portugal [Source: Unsplash]


In Sintra, the ultimate experience is an exclusive, tailor-made expedition to the Pena Palace and the encompassing Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. On a private tour through this UNESCO-protected haven, you are led on an extensive exploration of its hidden wonders—from secret lookout spots and ancient ruins to secluded corners of botanical splendor, all away from the familiar trails frequented by the average tourist. Such ventures satisfy the yearning for exploration and guarantee an aura of privacy and exclusiveness, resonating deeply with the preferences of the adventurous elite.


Lisbon beckons the elite shopper with its blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern luxury, making it a must-visit for those who seek the best in fashion and lifestyle indulgences.

Avenida da Liberdade

Begin your sartorial adventure along the majestic Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon's answer to the Champs Elysées, where the air is fragrant with the scent of acacias and palm trees, and the cobbled pavements lead you past opulent storefronts of international luxury firms, exquisite jewelry boutiques, and the finest in Portuguese designer fashion. 

View to the top of the Embaixada, one of Lisbon's most emblematic buildings [Source:]


Then, explore the historic charm and chic allure of the Príncipe Real neighborhood, where the 19th-century Ribeiro da Cunha Palace, now known as Embaixada, awaits with its Arab and art nouveau embellishments. This fashionable palace is not just a shopping destination but a cultural experience. It offers a curated selection of small, innovative luxury brands, gourmet delights, and enchanting tea houses within its splendid gardens and breathtaking views.


Montenegro's Adriatic pearl, Budva, and its Riviera remain one of Europe's most understated destinations, a true undiscovered gem sparkling quietly in the coastal paradise. This ancient town, with its cobblestone streets winding between medieval walls, tells a story of centuries untouched by time. Budva's myriad offerings, from its stunning natural landscapes to its deep cultural roots and commitment to sustainability, mark it as a paradise to be fully discovered by the global traveler.

Sveti Stefan at night with Budva Town in the background on Budva Riviera


Budva Riviera, alongside its towns and the enchanting island of Sveti Stefan, enchants with its stunning landscapes and genuine allure. The culinary offerings in this region celebrate local tastes, blending the sea's bounty with aromatic mountain herbs for a distinctive yet-to-be-discovered Mediterranean culinary adventure.

Nobu Montenegro

Nobu Montenegro, set within the opulent Aman Sveti Stefan and birthed by the collaboration of chef Nobu Matsuhisa and venerated actor Robert De Niro, has defined culinary excellence since 2016. With the Adriatic's sunsets as its canvas, it promises an enchanting dining sojourn. The menu, a testament to Nobu's artistry, fuses Japanese finesse with Montenegrin essence, highlighting specialties like the famed rock shrimp tempura and Robert De Niro's preferred black cod with miso. Each dish invites a luxurious exploration of taste, elegantly presented against a backdrop of unparalleled beauty.


Exploring Montenegro from Budva aboard a luxury yacht offers an unparalleled experience of the Adriatic's splendor. This voyage encapsulates the essence of luxury travel, weaving along Montenegro's breathtaking coastline, revealing hidden coves, historic towns, and glamorous marinas interspersed against dramatic mountains.The luxury yacht voyage from Budva unveils Montenegro's coastal jewels:

  • Sveti Stefan and its exclusive pink-sand beaches and historic villas offer a luxurious glimpse into the Adriatic's allure. 
  • The Bay of Kotor is a stunning fjord enriched with ancient towns like Perast and UNESCO-protected Kotor, immersing you in a timeless ambiance. 
  • Blue Cave on the Lustica Peninsula, where swimming in the illuminated waters creates an unforgettable experience. 
  • Tivat and Porto Montenegro's opulent marina invites indulgence in upscale dining and shopping, embodying modern luxury. Onboard, unparalleled comfort with modern amenities, personalized service, and gourmet dining encapsulates the essence of luxury, ensuring each moment is as exquisite as the picturesque surroundings.
View of Budva Old Town

Our goal at LVH is to make each vacation experience magical, no matter where you travel. With us, you will stay in an exceptional home and have a customized itinerary that reflects only the things you love to do. We understand your time is a cherished commodity. Thus, we invite you to contact one of our client relations professionals to start your vacation plans in less explored parts of Europe.

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