• Archive for June, 2015

    Barcelona Bemoans the Benefits of Tourism

    by  • June 30, 2015 • Barcelona, City Breaks

    Is Barcelona beginning to buckle under the weight of its tourist influx? Barcelona has for many years been a staple favourite on the city break and cruise circuits, a rite of passage for many a young adult experiencing their first overseas short break without the parents in tow or, for the empty nesters, a...

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    New Flights Announced from the UK to Warsaw and Budapest

    by  • June 28, 2015 • Budapest, City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Warsaw

      Wizz Air will operate the new route from Birmingham starting in mid-September this year Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced direct flights from Birmingham to Warsaw and Budapest. Both routes will be operated from mid-September with two flights per week.  Hungarian airline Wizz Air  will fly between Birmingham and Warsaw on Mondays and Fridays, and between Birmingham and Budapest on Tuesdays...

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    As Slovenia prepares to celebrate its national day, why not consider a short break in Ljubljana?

    by  • June 23, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Ljubljana

    The Slovenian capital offers much to tempt the city break stalwart. If you’ve done Prague and already been to Budapest, visited Vienna and taken in Krakow, chances are you’ll be thinking you’ve exhausted the classic city break destinations of Central Europe. Yet there is one stunning destination that quietly sits alongside its neighbouring city...

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    Berlin is a fascinating city, with something for everyone.

    by  • June 22, 2015 • Berlin, City Breaks, Hotels

    After years of division, Berlin re-emerged as one of Europe’s edgiest cities, becoming an exciting mix of grit, glamour, culture and history. The city offers over 150 museums and galleries that cover subjects as diverse as old-master paintings, contemporary art, Bauhaus design and architecture, ancient Egypt, technology and of course, Berlin’s history. Berlin also...

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    Budapest offers plenty to see and do this Summer

    by  • June 21, 2015 • Budapest, Festivals

    Highlights in Budapest in June and July include Danube Day and the Danube  Festival There’s plenty going on in Budapest throughout the summer months. The Danube Festival – a wonderful celebration of dance of all types from traditional through to contemporary – has just finished for another year. Meanwhile Budapest’s Summer Festival continues right...

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    Lonely Planet’s Best Places in Europe 2015

    by  • June 18, 2015 • Amsterdam, Architecture, Art, Aurora Borealis, Belgrade, Festivals, Food & Drink, Leipzig, Malaga, Nature, Porto, Tromso, Turin

    From the artistic Mediterranean vibe of Málaga to the sublime natural landscapes of northern Norway, this year’s best places in Europe offers an eclectic mix of destinations. Published this week is the Lonely Planet’s top 10 guide to the best European places to visit in 2015. As well as some staple favourites such as...

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    Madrid & Toledo

    by  • June 17, 2015 • City Breaks, Madrid, Toledo

    A veritable treasure chest of architectural masterpieces, intriguing history and unstoppable culture, a twin centre break to Madrid and Toledo will take your breath away. Our bestselling twin centre itinerary to Madrid and Toledo just got even better with a free upgrade to 4 star hotels in both Madrid and Toledo. You will spend...

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