• Archive for January, 2015

    Help! The Beatles in Salzburg

    by  • January 29, 2015 • City Breaks, Exhibitions, Music, Salzburg

    City of Mozart and the Sound of Music, Salzburg Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Coming to Town. Salzburg isn’t perhaps the first city you’d associate with The Beatles. Liverpool, most definitely. Hamburg, perhaps. And yet Austria’s fourth city (surprisingly it comes below Graz and Linz in terms of demographic size) is set...

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    The Cost of a Half Term Break

    by  • January 28, 2015 • Children, City Breaks, Munich, Paris, Rome

     Half Term City Breaks can be very expensive and require a lot of thought and planning! The February half term holiday approaches rapidly and parents all over the country will be wondering what they are going to do to occupy their children during what can be a cold and/ or wet week at home...

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    The February Five: Art Exhibitions in Basel, Amsterdam, Madrid, Zurich and Brussels

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, Basel, Brussels, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Zurich

    From Gauguin to Chagall, Europe’s cities uncover some artistic gems from February 2015. Fancy a city break with a cultural twist? As we all know, Europe is chock full of artistic masterpieces, be it the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence. And yet...

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    Krakow City Experience

    by  • January 21, 2015 • City Breaks, Krakow

    FREE 5 STAR UPGRADE Since its launch at the beginning of last year, the Krakow City Experience has become one of Cities Direct’s bestselling holidays. The itinerary not only includes guided tours of the city centre and communist suburbs but also excursions to the exceptional Wieliczka Salt Mine and the incredibly moving Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration...

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    Lyon – Soon to be Just a Short Train Ride Away

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Food & Drink, Lyon, Rail

    France’s second city will be easier to reach by rail from May 1st. Lyon has never had a high profile amongst British travellers, despite the fact that it is known as the gastro capital of France.  That might all change in 2015.  From 1st May Eurostar will start a year-round non-stop service between London...

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    Vincent van Gogh – Homages Across Europe

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Milan, Mons, Oslo, Paris

    Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Great Painter’s Death in Milan and Mons, Paris and Oslo, Amsterdam and Arles. 2015 (29th July, 2015 to be precise) marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh, unquestionably one of the finest painters of the 19th century. In commemoration of his untimely passing at...

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