Archive for category: European Cities

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

  • 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 […]

     
     
  • Venice Piazza San Marco
     

    Lost in Venice? Don’t Panic,

    By Rick Lotzkar If you haven’t been lost you haven’t really been to Venice. Narrow walkways twist and wind through this most organic of cities leading everywhere and nowhere at the same time. If you don’t get lost, you’re not trying. Ironically if you ask directions in Venice the answer […]

     
     
  • The Best Place in Venice. Campo Santa Margherita.

    By Rick Lotzkar. There is a little hidden slice of Venetian heaven not far from the well beaten tourist track. A sublime and comforting refuge from the crowds which sometimes threaten to overwhelm the more popular sections of this unique and delicate city. It is an island within an island. […]

     
     
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
     

    Pisa and Northern Tuscany

    by Trevor Claringbold “OK, Ladies and Gentlemen,” the tour guide bellowed to the crowd of passengers who had just cluttered off a gleaming white coach, “You have one hour to see the Leaning Tower, then back on the coach and off to Florence.” That may have just been a single […]

     
     
  • Joan Miro
     

    Modern Art in Barcelona

    by Barbara Rizza Mellin Forget old world charm; I was looking for Mondernisme. My quest led me to Barcelona, where modern art and architecture permeates the city and infuse its atmosphere. This fiercely independent capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is a cosmopolitan city crowded with people who seem to fully […]

     
     
  • Luis 1 Bridge Porto
     

    Porto – A City of Contrasts

    When arriving at Porto Airport you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve arrived at some tourist mecca with streets paved in gold, or at least marble and granite; acres and acres of it. Porto must have one of the Europe’s most impressive airports, with its slick design and all the […]

     
     
  • Old Town Hall, Munich
     

    24 Hours in Munich

    By Trevor Claringbold Every cloud, so the saying goes, has a silver lining. And as I recently discovered, that’s also true when the clouds are actually where you’re supposed to be. Returning from a hiking trip to the Alps, I was amid a group of disgruntled passengers who learned that […]

     
     
  • An Eurostar Break to Paris
     

    An Eurostar Break to Paris

    by Trevor Claringbold A short break to Paris is one of those wonderful things in life. Something you can always rely on. No matter how many times you go, it will always treat you to something new, exciting, and memorable. It’s a city that never looses its charm. The only […]

     
     
  • Louvre Paris
     

    How to save money in Paris

    Eating out When in Rome (France) www.paris-eating.com Most Parisians eat their main meal at lunchtime and this is when you will find the best deals available. Three Course lunch menus can be found all over Paris for as little as Euro10 – often with a glass of wine included. Dinner menus […]

     
     
 

Tenby flat with Seaviews

Panoramic views over Tenby town walls and beach

Tenby, Wales, United Kingdom
My place is close to great views, restaurants and dining, the beach, family-friendly activities, nightlife, town walls, parking. You’ll love my place because of the location, the ambience, the outd...