• Archive for December, 2015

    San Sebastian set to become the new European Capital of Culture in 2016

    by  • December 31, 2015 • Architecture, Children, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Film, Food & Drink, San Sebastian, Sport

    Culture abounds in northern Spain as San Sebastián takes on a very important European title. As 2015 draws to a close and 2016 is but a few hours away, the northern Spanish city of San Sebastián is busy preparing for its year-long tenure as European Capital of Culture. Together with the Polish city of...

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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Monarch Airlines Announces Two New City Destinations

    by  • December 24, 2015 • City Breaks, Lisbon, Madrid

    Lisbon and Madrid have been added to Monarch’s portfolio of destinations for 2016   This week one of the leading low-cost airlines, Monarch, announced the addition of two new destinations to its portfolio of cities: Lisbon will be served by flights from Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham and Madrid will have three flights a...

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    Star Wars Hits the Silver Screen

    by  • December 18, 2015 • City Breaks, Exhibitions, Film, Vienna

    Star Wars Identities Comes to Vienna. Unless you’ve been living on a desert island or in a cave for the past few weeks (if not months!), you can’t have failed to notice the incredible hype surrounding the release of the latest instalment this week in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Force Awakens....

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    Cologne is a very Special Place to be this Christmas

    by  • December 16, 2015 • Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Cologne, Exhibitions, Food & Drink

    With its Christmas Markets and cultural riches, Cologne reigns supreme this wintertime. Christmas is a magical time of year to be in Cologne, with the larger of its seven annual Christmas Markets taking place in and around the mighty Kölner Dom. Germany’s number one tourist attraction, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undisputed backdrop...

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    The Modernist Monuments and Buildings of Berlin

    by  • December 13, 2015 • Architecture, Berlin, City Breaks

    Beyond the Brandenburg Gate, the Berliner Dom and the grand buildings of the Unter den Linden, Berlin plays host to some striking examples of modernist architecture. Europe is home to some of the finest standout buildings and landmarks around the world, with Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic structures amongst the must-see monuments and structures across...

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