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Where to go on holiday in July

Molly Thompson

Schools out for summer! July is hot, action packed, and we flock to our home-from-home territories such as Spain and Greece. But what places do Classic Collection most recommend for this peak summer month? Let’s take a look…

See our where to go, when guide for destination recommendations throughout the year.


Mid-summer celebrations of fireworks and military parades for Bastille Day and the climax of the Tour de France: Paris in July is truly  the City of Light. Its priceless museum collections, rich architectural style and soaring monuments never fail to delight, but it’s in the details of the summer streetscape that Paris exceeds all expectations. In this patchwork collection of quartiers and arrondissements, there are local cafés, bars, restaurants and shops which allow you to discover hidden corners of this city at every turn. Perfect to fit into a long weekend, alongside your main summer holiday. Mais pourquoi pas?

L'Hotel du Collectionneur

Facing the very chic Parc Monceau and a mere 10 minute walk from Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe, L’Hotel du Collectionneur is a superbly glamorous Art Deco style hotel offering luxurious accommodation, impeccable service, one of the largest hotel gardens in Paris

Les Jardins du Marais

Ideally located in the hip Le Marais district with its vintage boutiques, charming restaurants and bars as well as numerous art galleries and fascinating museums, Les Jardins du Marais offers an oasis of peace and tranquillity

Croatia July is Croatia’s hottest month and so it’s the perfect time to visit for any would be sunbathers. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy island hopping in and around Dubrovnik, swimming, cliff jumping and relaxing on the beach. However if busy sunny beaches aren’t your thing, secure a quieter spot on the water aboard one of our motor cruisers. With spacious, super comfy cabins, sun deck, and swimming platform for easy access into the sea, you can soak up all the Adriatic has to offer from a more exclusive setting.

Rixos Premium Dubrovnik

Conveniently located just 1.6km, a 20 minute walk, from Dubrovnik Old Town's northern gate, Rixos Premium Dubrovnik boasts awe-inspiring sea views. Featuring 3 pool areas including Azzur pool outdoor and indoor plus an outdoor kids pool.

Grand Villa Argentina

In a stunning location right on the seafront, Grand Villa Argentina is less than 10 minutes' walk from Dubrovnik Old Town. The outdoor seawater pool is a wonderful place to cool off in the summer after exploring.

M/S Ambassador

Venture aboard the M/S Ambassador and delight in a luxury cruise along the Adriatic Sea. Set sail on an enchanting eight-day cruise, beginning your journey in the historic city of Dubrovnik and then meandering your way up to the beautiful beaches of Split.

Costa Rica The most vibrant country of Central America is also its most visited. Costa Rica is also the most biodiverse country in the world. With over 800 miles of coast bordering the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west, there’s a tempting choice of 300 black, pink and white sand beaches, rugged rainforests, cloudforests, protected jungle, volcanoes and wildlife. July is great on the Caribbean side and good for birdwatching. Rain can fall at any time of year although sharp showers are always interspersed with warm sunshine. The national parks are quieter May to July.

Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

Set in a rainforest reserve, this hotel offers eco-friendly luxury, delicious food and the chance to snorkel, kayak and enjoy wildlife adventures with in-house naturalist guides.

Hotel Capitan Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel

This charming beachfront property offers lush tropical gardens and pure relaxation. It's informal and cheery with an attractive pool and al fresco breakfast restaurant.

Highlights of Costa Rica

Explore the Central Valley of Costa Rica with its extraordinary cloud forest, active volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforest landscapes. Discover the country’s diverse flora and fauna and visit a coffee plantation on this escorted tour.