• About Ann

    With a degree in Geography under her belt, Ann felt that a career in travel might be a good choice. Fast forward over thirty years, and Ann is still in the industry so her instincts have served her well. Ann spent much of her early career working for big names such as Global Overland and Wallace Arnold where she was involved in the contracting and operation of coach tours on a large scale. Taking time out to raise her family, Ann returned to the industry working for Cities Direct. Her desire to travel is as strong as ever and she loves nothing better than visiting a new destination and being able to relay her experiences first hand to Cities Direct clients.

    Amsterdam is a great destination to visit in January or February – enjoy museums and exhibitions without the crowds

    by  • December 10, 2018 • Amsterdam, City Breaks, Museums

    Amsterdam isn’t the obvious choice for a winter short break, but if you’re interested in visiting the museums and art galleries it’s the ideal time to go. You’ll be able to enjoy looking at the paintings and exhibits without having to fight your way through the crowds. Most visitors to Amsterdam aim to visit...

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    Discover Geneva – it’s far more than just the United Nations City

    by  • December 3, 2018 • Geneva


    Geneva has plenty to offer the visitor.   Its splendid lakeside setting, picturesque old town, attractive parks and interesting museums make it a city well worth visiting. Geneva lies at the western end of Lake Geneva (known locally as Lac Leman) which is the largest lake in Central Europe. The lake, with the Salève mountain...

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    The Christmas Market season has begun! Choose from the delights of Europe’s many and varied Christmas Markets.

    by  • November 27, 2018 • Berlin, Budapest, Christmas Markets, Vienna

    There are so many markets and each one has its own individual atmosphere, selling local crafts, foods and drinks. In this blog I’ll take a look at just a few of the Christmas Markets which might tempt travellers to take a short city break in the cold and dark winter months. Berlin With over...

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    Ryanair will operate direct flights to Tallinn from Edinburgh next Summer.

    by  • November 20, 2018 • Baltic, Helsinki, Tallinn

    The low-cost airline will base an additional aircraft in Edinburgh from summer 2019 and routes covered will include Berlin, Riga, Seville, Stockholm, Lisbon, Sofia and Tallinn. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, has been a favourite destination for city-break travellers for quite some time. The lack of many direct flights from the UK has, however,...

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    Exciting News from Rome – Some Parts of the Historic City Centre Can Now be Seen by Visitors for the First Time

    by  • November 5, 2018 • Rome

    A few of Rome’s most iconic sights including the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus are now revealing additional portions to visitors to the city. The Colosseum must be one of the most well-known historic buildings in the world, attracting many thousands of tourists every year. Very few visitors to the Italian capital will return...

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    Seville – A perfect Winter break destination

    by  • October 15, 2018 • Seville


    There are now more flights to Seville from UK airports than ever before, making it a popular choice for a short winter break. I’ve just returned from a 3 night break in this wonderful city and there are plenty of sights I can recommend. When deciding on a winter break destination one option well...

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