• City Breaks

    The natural beauty of Madeira.

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

    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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    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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    It’s Hard to Beat a Good Twin Centre City Break

    by  • December 12, 2017 • City Breaks, Krakow, Multi Centre Breaks, Zakopane

    Krakow combines well with a number of other Polish cities to make a perfect two-centre holiday Twin centre breaks are becoming ever more popular as people look to travel to more destinations and become more confident at travelling between two different European towns or cities.  Poland offers a wide range of different possibilities, both...

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    Munich – An Accessible City

    by  • November 30, 2017 • City Breaks, Munich

    Most of the centre of Munich is well suited to the needs of disabled people   Following on from my recent blog on Accessible Lisbon, I also visited Munich earlier this year and thought it would be worth mentioning a few of my experiences.  As a wheelchair user, my views  of cities can be...

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