• 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.

    Carnival time in Cadiz

    by  • December 5, 2018 • Cadiz, City Breaks

    Visit the charming city of Cadiz this spring and get in the party spirit. With festivities taking place across Spain in the weeks before Lent, Cadiz has the oldest carnival celebrations on mainland Spain. The city is in full party swing with colourful floats, processions, music and fireworks. A wonderful time to experience this...

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    A hidden treasure in Paris

    by  • November 27, 2018 • Paris

    For art lovers, Paris is undoubtedly a dream destination with world class museums from Musée du Louvre, Centre Georges Pompidou to Musée d’Orsay, to name a few. Make time to venture a little further out of the centre of Paris and you will be amazed by the collection held at the Musée Marmottan Monet....

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    Be amazed by the Fête des Lumières, Lyon

    by  • November 14, 2018 • Lyon


    Head to Lyon this December for a festive break and be dazzled by the incredible Fête des Lumières (Festival of Light). Taking place from 6th-9th December 2018, each evening buildings, parks and streets are lit up by a variety of different artists creating a magical atmosphere across the city. Like many cities appreciating the...

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    Our wonderful weekend in Warsaw

    by  • November 12, 2018 • Half term, Warsaw

    For October half term, my family and I headed to Warsaw for a great value family break. When I told parents in the playground, I could see they were wondering what made us choose this for a holiday with a 7 and 9-year-old but it actually had a lot to offer all the family...

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    Festive family fun in Bruges

    by  • October 10, 2018 • Bruges, City Breaks

    If you fancy something festive that will appeal to all the family, head to beautiful Bruges this winter.  From 24th November 2018 to 6th January 2019, the Festival of Ice and Snow Sculpture Bruges will be taking place. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, the festival will be Disney inspired which is...

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    A long weekend in Malta

    by  • October 9, 2018 • Malta


    Visiting Malta for a long weekend or even a week’s holiday is delightful at any time of year but it makes for a great escape from the long, cold winter months. With highs of 21˚ well into November and then only dropping to around 16˚ in the depths of winter, it will give you...

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    Awe-inspiring modern architecture in Europe

    by  • October 3, 2018 • Architecture, Berlin, Brussels, City Breaks, Europe, Seville, Valencia


    Europe is renowned for its impressive variety of architectural styles dating back centuries. Ranging from Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance to name a few, we have the largest concentration in such a small geographic area. Not only does it boast all of this but also some of the latest cutting-edge contemporary architecture which will...

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