• Archive for June, 2014

    The Tour de France – Beyond the Belgian Border

    by  • June 25, 2014 • Brussels, City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Sport, World War I, Ypres

    A Brief Encounter with Ypres With Wimbledon underway and England already on the plane home from Rio, so our attention turns to the next great summer sporting spectacle – the Tour de France. There’s already been much hype about the imminent Grand Départ from Yorkshire, taking in the cities of Leeds, Harrogate, York and...

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    Carcassonne City Break

    by  • June 24, 2014 • Carcassonne, City Breaks, Offers, UNESCO

    La Cite, Carcassonne’s UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, is a fairytale, medieval walled city on the banks of the River Aude. Amongst the cobbled streets, turrets and towers you will find welcoming restaurants & cafes whilst on the other side of the river, La Bastide Saint Louis offers all the charms of a traditional French...

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    As Spain’s World Cup Reign is over, a New King takes to the Throne

    by  • June 19, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Madrid, Nature

    With all eyes on Spain, I assess Madrid’s City Break Credentials. It’s certainly been an eventful 24 hours in Spanish history! No sooner had King Juan Carlos signed the official papers seeing him abdicate his throne after a 39-year reign, Spain’s national football squad were rather unceremoniously dumped out of the World Cup after...

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    Prague’s Beautiful Parks and Gardens

    by  • June 18, 2014 • Art, City Breaks, Nature, Prague

    Seek out peace and tranquility in the heart of Prague. Prague is blessed with numerous parks and gardens so there is always a peaceful place nearby to escape the crowds and noise of the city. With its continental climate Prague can experience extremes of heat in midsummer just as it can be very cold...

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    Scandinavian City Breaks

    by  • June 17, 2014 • Copenhagen, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm

    Scandinavian City Breaks from just £199pp COPENHAGEN Colourful gabled houses, narrow cobbled streets, fabulous architecture, quayside cafes and bars and a historical amusement park right in the heart of the city, it is easy to see why Copenhagen is frequently rated one of the best places to live. From £199pp  
 2 nights at...

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    Celebrating Icelandic National Day – a Look at Reykjavík

    by  • June 17, 2014 • City Breaks, Festivals, Film, Music, Nature, Reykjavik, Sport

    June 17th marks Iceland’s National Day when, in 1994, the country claimed independence from Denmark and a separate independent republic was formed. The date was in fact chosen to commemorate the birthday of Jón Sigurosson, leader of the 20th-century Icelandic independence movement and across the country, Icelandic National Day is celebrated in traditional style,...

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