• 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.

    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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    Tales from Tallinn – a fairy tale city

    by  • November 20, 2017 • Tallinn

    Tallinn is the perfect destination for an October half term break. When the beach resorts of the med no longer guarantee the heat for swimming and beach fun, we embraced the cold weather and had lots of adventures exploring this beautiful city. Only four kilometres from the airport, it was a quick taxi ride...

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    Family fun in Lisbon

    by  • October 30, 2017 • Cascais, City Breaks, Lisbon

    Lisbon is the perfect choice for a family city break. On arrival in Lisbon airport we made our way to the city centre by metro. A clean, cheap and efficient system which we used throughout our stay and the novelty never wore off for the children. Travelling in April, we were spoilt with beautiful...

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    Child friendly Budapest

    by  • June 30, 2013 • Budapest, Children, City Breaks • 0 Comments

    Budapest may not be one of the first cities that spring to mind when deciding on a city break with kids, but it actually has more than many European cities. With many beautiful parks and outdoor activities, child friendly museums and indoor and outdoor pools, it has everything for an exciting, fun packed family...

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