• Archive for October, 2015

    Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2016

    by  • October 28, 2015 • City Breaks, Dublin, Kotor, Montenegro, Rome, Rotterdam, Top 10

    Kotor, Dublin, Rotterdam, Manchester & Rome lead the charge for Europe in 2016. Having just published their ‘Best in Travel’ series for 2016, the Lonely Planet’s travel recommendations for the year ahead make for some interesting reading. Of particular appeal to us at Cities Direct are their European accolades, with two countries, Latvia and...

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    Try Gdansk for Something Different

    by  • October 25, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Gdansk, Religious Sites

    Poland has never been so popular with British holidaymakers and Gdansk offers a refreshingly different city break destination. Situated on the Baltic Coast, Gdansk offers a wealth of history, architecture and culture. The attractive gabled townhouses and pavement cafés make this a relaxing choice for anyone wanting to visit the Baltic or for anyone who...

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    Cordoba is one of the highlights of any trip to Andalucia

    by  • October 19, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Religious Sites

    Cordoba combines very well with other Andalucian cities to make a superb multi-centre city break. One building alone is enough to put Cordoba high on any traveller’s itinerary: the mesmerising Mezquita, or Great Mosque. One of the world’s greatest Islamic buildings, it’s a symbol of the sophisticated Islamic culture that flourished here more than...

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    What’s Happening in Helsinki

    by  • October 7, 2015 • Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Food & Drink, Helsinki, Music

    Be it sailing ships or Sibelius, Herring Fairs or Henri Cartier-Bresson, there’s no shortage of special events taking place in the Finnish capital. If you happen to be city breaking in Helsinki over the next couple of weeks and months, there’s plenty going on. Running until this Saturday (10th October) is Helsinki’s oldest event,...

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    Krakow Makes up for Lost Time

    by  • October 6, 2015 • City Breaks, Krakow

    Krakow is now making the most of being Poland’s leading tourist destination.   In many ways Krakow is now a city making up for lost time.  After shaking off the shackles of communism it tended to stay still for a while.  Tourists would come to admire the old town but primarily to spend the...

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