• About Rose

    Rose was never in any doubt about where her career was heading. Her love of travel and experiencing different cultures developed at a young age. When the opportunity to work for a Portuguese specialist tour operator arose, she jumped at the chance and four years later, she took things a step further and studied Tourism Management at university. The course gave Rose the opportunity travel to many parts of America culminating with a work placement in a ranch hotel in California. Since graduating, Rose has become an integral part of the Cities Direct team. She travels with her family at every opportunity and has built up superb first hand knowledge of some of Europe’s finest cities.

    The up and coming Praga district of Warsaw.

    by  • July 23, 2018 • City Breaks, Praga, Warsaw

    Venture off the well-trodden tourist path and make time to visit the Praga district just over the river from Warsaw’s old town. The area was once avoided due to its crime rates but is now becoming popular with artists and hipsters. Coffee shops and street art are popping up everywhere along with industrial redevelopments...

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    Beat the crowds and head to Venice this winter.

    by  • July 18, 2018 • City Breaks, Venice

    Venice Winter

    When planning a city break to Venice, people often think spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit. Of course, the weather is beautiful then but accommodation prices are higher and the streets are teaming with tourists. Although cold and damp at times, winter brings an eerie feeling to Venice with footsteps echoing...

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    Taking the kids to Amsterdam

    by  • May 15, 2018 • Amsterdam, Children, City Breaks

    Amsterdam canal view

    As a city renowned for its many attractions for the adult visitor, Amsterdam would not be the first to spring to mind for a family destination but we found it actually had much to offer all ages. Only an hour flight from the UK, it was a stress-free journey and the free drink and snack...

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    The natural beauty of Madeira.

    by  • March 12, 2018 • City Breaks, Funchal, Madeira

    Traditional Madeira Houses

    With it’s close proximity to Africa, Madeira enjoys subtropical temperatures all year round. Similar to the Canary Islands, even January can see temperatures around 17c. Largely untouched by mass tourism, it has a very different vibe though. Madeira has found the perfect balance for a sustainable tourism industry with the Madeira Reserve created in...

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