• Visit these enchanting towns all within an hour from Madrid.

    by  • July 31, 2018

    A trip to Madrid offers so much more than just a short break in the city. If you are looking to spend a little longer in the area, it is a great base for exploring the cultural sights of nearby towns. At Cities Direct we already feature many great combinations for a multi-centre trip....

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    The Tour de France finishes in Paris on Sunday.

    by  • July 24, 2018

    After 3 weeks of exciting cycle racing, the end of the Tour de France is in sight. The 2018 Tour de France has entered its third week and the riders face a gruelling few days in the Pyrenees before they head to Paris for the traditional conclusion of the race this Sunday. By the...

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    The up and coming Praga district of Warsaw.

    by  • July 23, 2018

    Venture off the well-trodden tourist path and make time to visit the Praga district just over the river from Warsaw’s old town. The area was once avoided due to its crime rates but is now becoming popular with artists and hipsters. Coffee shops and street art are popping up everywhere along with industrial redevelopments...

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    Beat the crowds and head to Venice this winter.

    by  • July 18, 2018

    Venice Winter

    When planning a city break to Venice, people often think spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit. Of course, the weather is beautiful then but accommodation prices are higher and the streets are teaming with tourists. Although cold and damp at times, winter brings an eerie feeling to Venice with footsteps echoing...

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    Direct flights to commence between Liverpool and Bergen

    by  • July 10, 2018


    Scandinavia’s largest regional airline Wideroe will launch a service of twice weekly direct flights between Liverpool and Bergen in Norway in August. The new service to Bergen which departs on Mondays and Fridays, will start on 17th August and will offer connections to other Scandinavian cities including Oslo and Helsinki. The new flights will...

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    Travellers’ favourite sights of 2018

    by  • July 4, 2018

    Tripadvisor has produced a list of travellers’ top 25 favourite sights worldwide, and 5 of the top 10 sights are in Europe. 2nd –   Plaza de Espana, Seville The Plaza de Espana in Seville was, rather surprisingly in my view, ranked second on Tripadvisor’s list of travellers’ favourite sights worldwide. Travellers who made comments...

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    Visit an art exhibition this Summer.

    by  • June 20, 2018

    Visiting an art exhibition makes a great addition to your trip. Here are a few that will be sure to impress. Seize the opportunity to enter the world of renowned artists which may only be there for a limited time. Frida Kahlo at the Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest 07 July – 04 November 2018...

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    Book now if you’re looking for Winter warmth on your city break.

    by  • June 15, 2018

    Sicily Winter break

    Whether it is Seville, Sorrento or Sicily, it’s worth having a look at the Winter options right now.   Many flights are on sale for destinations all over Europe right through the winter months, so I’d advise people to look further ahead than their summer holiday and start considering winter or early spring breaks...

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    Madrid is offering culture lovers a feast of possibilities this year

    by  • June 6, 2018

    Whatever your taste in art or music, there’s sure to be something to suit you in Madrid. A number of special exhibitions will be taking place in the city throughout the year. Auschwitz This travelling exhibition about the Nazi extermination camp in Poland makes its first stop at the Canal Art Centre in Madrid....

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