• 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.

    Scandinavia is the perfect destination for those who like History, Culture and Stunning Scenery

    by  • March 17, 2018 • Bergen, Copenhagen, Multi Centre Breaks, Oslo, Scandinavia

    Scandinavia is not a cheap option but a visit is always very worthwhile. There are so many Scandinavian cities waiting to be discovered that it would be impossible to do them justice in one blog.  The capital cities alone – Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki – are plenty to take on in one holiday,...

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    Nice will go cycling crazy this Sunday.

    by  • March 8, 2018 • Art, City Breaks, Nice

    The Paris – Nice cycle race will finish on the Promenade des Anglais.   One of the first cycling stage races of the year, the 8 day race from Paris to Nice, began in Paris last Sunday and is due to finish on Sunday 11th March.  Crowds will be lining the route of the...

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    Scenic railway journeys help create some exciting multi-centre city break options

    by  • February 17, 2018 • Bergen, Glacier Express, Lake Como, Lakes, Multi Centre Breaks, Munich, Oslo, Rail, Scandinavia

    There are many incredible railway journeys which link different European cities and holiday destinations. Thanks to the low-cost airlines there are now more city-break destinations available for UK tourists to choose from than ever before.  An exciting development here at Cities Direct has been the growth of multi-centre breaks.  On many of these holidays...

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    Carcassonne charms visitors at any time of year

    by  • February 11, 2018 • Carcassonne

    The city has so much for every tourist to enjoy. The thought of spending a few days in Carcassonne is very appealing when we’re in the middle of an English winter, with plenty of cold, grey and dreary days.  The weather in the south of France in February is not guaranteed to be warm...

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    Visit the Alhambra in Granada to experience one of the World’s Great Islamic Gardens

    by  • January 27, 2018 • Alhambra, Andalucia, City Breaks, Granada, Multi Centre Breaks, Religious Sites

    Granada in southern Spain is a wonderful city-break destination and a visit to the Alhambra is a “must”. Anyone who has been watching Monty Don’s “Paradise Gardens” series on television will have been treated to a feast of Islamic gardens in Europe and further afield. The first programme in the series  opened with a...

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    Enjoy the full flavour of Italy by heading to some of the lesser-known cities.

    by  • January 17, 2018 • Bologna, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Lucca, Ravenna

    Lucca, Ravenna and Bologna are all historic cities waiting to be discovered.   Many British travellers are now very familiar with the most popular Italian city break destinations of Venice, Florence and Rome.  These are certainly wonderful cities and I would be happy to re-visit them time and time again as each city has...

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