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  • Grand Plage in Biarritz from Hotel de Palais
     

    Unique Biarritz (Video)

    When you find yourself in downtown Biarritz, you get the impression of a much larger city. Believe it or not, it has a permanent population of less than 30,000, but when you count the adjacent towns of Anglet and Bayonne it is closer to 120,000. It was a traditional fishing […]

     
     
  • Amsterdam
     

    A Walk Around Amsterdam (Video)

    ; Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe probably the most accessible with flight departures from every UK airport via KLM. You can also reach Amsterdam at speed by rail these days (about 4 hours) thanks to a new high speed rail line from Brussels. Arriving at […]

     
     
  • Amawaterways
     

    River Cruising in Europe on AmaSerena

    Travel editor, David Powell, cruises through the waterways of Holland and Belgium in sheer luxury on AmaSerena, one of the AmaWaterways fleet. Spring and early summer is an ideal time to visit Holland and with miles of tranquil scenic canals to explore I was looking forward to a weeks cruise […]

     
     
  • A tale of two beaches-the cheetah’s guide to Tenby.
     

    A tale of two beaches-the cheetah’s guide to Tenby.

    Just where do you exercise your pet cheetah if you find yourself unexpectedly staying in the UK? It’s a tricky question but not one that troubles most people. However, it was a very real concern to the exiled Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie. He lived in many places in the […]

     
     
  • Guided ski tours of Iran now available!
     

    Guided ski tours of Iran now available!

    Following a research trip in March (see earlier post), UK tour operator Mountain Heaven has officially launched two escorted ski trips to Iran during the 2016/17 ski season. At present, just 1% of skiers on the Iranian slopes are from outside the country so this is quite an opportunity for […]

     
     
  • Is Iran the new ski hot spot?
     

    Is Iran the new ski hot spot?

    News has reached us that a UK ski tour operator is planning some escorted ski trips to Iran next season.  The MD, Nick Williams, will be visiting and skiing the seven main resorts that are close to Tehran, starting on the 26th March 2016 and you can keep up with […]

     
     
  • Romania
     

    Robert Lidster visits Romania

      Bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine, Romania also has borders with Hungary, Serbia and Moldova. Covering some 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 square miles), it is a country blessed with a temperate climate. With just under 20 million inhabitants, Romania is listed as the 7th most populated member […]

     
     
  • White Friday? Ski offers available on Friday 27th only
     

    White Friday? Ski offers available on Friday 27th only

    White is the new black! As a special ‘Thanksgiving’ for the early arrival of copious quantities of snow, Mountain Heaven (0151 625 1921  www.mountainheaven.co.uk) are renaming Black Friday to White Friday and offering excellent additional discounts on all ski holidays throughout the season. The deals will be posted on the […]

     
     
  • Early ski season offers that are worth a look
     

    Early ski season offers that are worth a look

    These don’t relate solely to Europe but we’ve just been sent a range of early booking ski offers (book by 31/8) that cover a range of less mainstream ski destinations. Canada, U.S., Japan, Sweden, Norway and more. All are with Ski Safari but if you’re a keen Alpine skier who […]

     
     
  • Late availability offers-UK, France, Greece, Italy and cruise
     

    Late availability offers-UK, France, Greece, Italy and cruise

     After a short break we’re back with more cracking late availability (some very short dated so book asap) . Get ’em while they’re hot! UK w/c 7th August – 7nts, SOMERSET FOR SUMMER, FOR £159 PP – SAVE 15%: Classic Cottages (01326 555 555, www.classic.co.uk) offers 15% off Purtington Barn Cottage (sleeps four – no children […]