Archive for category: European Cities

A brief guide to the cities of Europe for the new visitor

  • Late availability and offers posted w/c 23/3

    Late availability and offers posted w/c 23/3

    Ski Holidays W/C  11th April. Mountain Heaven (  0151 625 1921) are offering selected catered chalets in a number of French resorts for just £299 per person (was £399), including shared transfer from Geneva. Resorts on offer include La Plagne, La Rosiere, La Tania, Les Arcs, Courchevel and Morzine.  Usual […]

  • Whisky, Shakespeare, Crete, escorted rail, Spain and more!

    The members of the Association of Independent Tour Operators are all specialist companies who provide unusual and stimulating holidays all over Europe (and beyond) for travellers who want to get away from the mainstream, but who still want the security of a bonded tour operator (the ‘bond’ ensures that your money […]

  • Lisbon In 48 Hours – Sun, Sights And Savings

    Lisbon In 48 Hours – Sun, Sights And Savings

    Portugal’s capital is the perfect choice for a vibrant autumn break One of Europe’s sunniest capitals, September and October temperatures in Lisbon still reach the low 60s and high 50s making it the perfect escape from the autumn chill in the UK. And with two new viewing points adding to […]

  • Lisbon Voted Best City Destination In Europe

    Lisbon Voted Best City Destination In Europe

    Lisbon, the cosmopolitan and fascinating capital of Portugal, has been named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2013. The city triumphed at the prestigious World Travel Awards which are considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of tourism. The esteemed World Travel Award was presented to Turismo de Lisboa at a gala in […]

  • The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

    The Little Mermaid Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

    She may not look a hundred years old but she is hitting a milestone anniversary next week. On Friday, 23 August 2013 The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, inspired by the fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen, celebrates her 100th birthday with festivities taking place in major cities around the […]

  • The Reykjavik International Literary Festival

    Reykjavik boasts one of Europe’s best literary festivals, and where better to stay than Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, that hosts weekly ‘bed time’ story readings. Get ready to snuggle under a sheep skin rug with a hot chocolate and listen to traditional Icelandic stories after seeing some of the world’s […]

  • City of arts sciences, Valencia

    What to do while on a Short Break in Valencia

    Rachel Webb offers some background information about Valencia and what you must do and see on a short break. Since the arrival of the Romans, Valencia, with its average temperature of 16.7C has appealed to many different types of visitor. With a year-round enviable Mediterranean climate and more than 100 […]

  • Stena Line Stena Britannica

    A Mini-Cruise to Amsterdam

    by Gary Phillips Gary takes a trip on the enormous new Stena Britannica from Harwich to the Hook of Holland. Amsterdam is high on the to-do list of most weekend break travellers, but few consider the possibility of getting there by ferry. It’s clearly a liability to have a car […]

  • Amsterdam

    Amsterdam by Eurostar

    Travel journalist David Powell visits Amsterdam from Ashford International to experience a short break in this lively, cosmopolitan city for Eurodestination Introduction As I jumped onboard the Eurostar at Ashford International the phrase … ‘let the train take the strain’, took on a whole new meaning for me – my […]

  • Keukenhof Gardens

    Holland in Full Bloom

    Holland is a popular destination for UK holidaymakers and is now so easy to get to by rail. Mention Holland to most people and lots of things spring to mind …the canals, windmills, bicycles, cheese, clogs and of course, forever epitomised in song, tulips from Amsterdam. Claire Oliver raced down […]

  • Madrid Palacio Real

    How to spend a few days in Madrid

    By Trevor Claringbold As a journalist, the offer of a trip to Madrid presented me with something a bit special. Not only was it somewhere that I hadn’t been before, but it is also one of the few European capitals that most people actually know relatively little about. I asked […]