• Archive for August, 2013

    The Lagoon Islands of Venice

    by  • August 30, 2013 • City Breaks, Film, Venice • 0 Comments

    With the 70th Venice Film Festival currently in full swing, La Serenissima has long been a star of the silver screen, from film adaptations of literary greats such as The Wings of a Dove to the Hollywood juggernauts of Indiana Jones and James Bond, to name but a well-known few. If you fancy retracing...

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    See Vienna – in Combination with Other Former Imperial Cities

    by  • August 28, 2013 • Bratislava, Budapest, City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Prague, Rail, Vienna • 0 Comments

    We looked at the wonderful city of Vienna in a previous blog and lamented the lack of direct flights from the UK  –  you have to fly from either London Heathrow or Gatwick if you want to fly direct to Vienna.  There are, however, a few ways to get around this problem….. Ryanair currently...

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    Zurich – a city of fun as well as finance

    by  • August 26, 2013 • Art, City Breaks, Zurich • 0 Comments

    Ask most people to tell you what they know about Zurich and they would probably be aware of the city’s importance in the world of finance  –  Zurich is among the world’s leading financial centres, being home to a number of financial institutions and banking giants.   However, Switzerland’s largest city has a lot more...

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    Beyond Copenhagen – the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    by  • August 23, 2013 • Art, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions • 0 Comments

    Situated in the small town of Humlebæk in North Zealand and offering a rather special panoramic view over the Øresund, Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art nestles just a 35-minute train ride outside of Copenhagen and is well worth a visit on any short break to the city, whether you’re a particular fan of...

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    Vienna – Now or Never!

    by  • August 23, 2013 • City Breaks, Food & Drink, Music, Opera, Vienna • 0 Comments

    “Vienna – Now or Never” is one of the catchy slogans used by the Viennese Tourist Office in their promotional material.  Perhaps they do have a good point.  There are plenty of things happening in Vienna at the moment and a short break in this wonderful city is always time well spent. What could...

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    Glasgow Gears Up for 2014

    by  • August 20, 2013 • City Breaks, Glasgow, Sport • 0 Comments

    The city of Glasgow has started to gear up for the 2014 Commonwealth Games which will take place in the city from 23rd July.  Elite athletes from 71 nations and territories will meet for 11 days of sporting action in Scotland’s largest and liveliest city.  Tickets to the Games are now on sale with...

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    The “Titanic” city of Belfast

    by  • August 18, 2013 • Belfast, City Breaks • 0 Comments

    Belfast gained notoriety around the world during “The Troubles” (1969-1997)  when gun and bomb attacks in the city made headlines on a regular basis. Since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, most of the politically-motivated violence has evaporated and Belfast has become an increasingly popular short-break destination for tourists from around...

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    Egon Schiele & the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

    by  • August 15, 2013 • Art, Budapest, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions • 0 Comments

    If you’re planning a city break in Budapest over the coming weeks and are perhaps looking for an indoor retreat away from the classic city sightseeing, here’s an interesting way of whiling away an hour or two whilst you’re in the Hungarian capital. Running until 29th September, the Museum of Fine Arts (Szepmuveszeti), set...

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