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    Marathon Aspirations

    by  • December 27, 2015 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Belgrade, Bergen, Berlin, Bordeaux, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cannes, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Funchal, Geneva, Girona, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Kiev, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madeira, Madrid, Malaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Nice, Oslo, Palermo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Rotterdam, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tromso, Turin, Valencia, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb, Zurich

    Start 2016 with a spring in your step and a place in one of Europe’s city marathons. If your festive indulgences have left you approaching 2016 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get in shape, then it’s more than likely that you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start the New Year, it’s often...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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    Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2015

    by  • November 25, 2014 • City Breaks, Malta, Milan, Plovdiv, Top 10, Vienna, Zermatt

    Milan, Valletta, Zermatt, Plovdiv and Vienna Fly the Flag for Europe in 2015 Having just published their ‘Best in Travel’ series for 2015, the Lonely Planet’s travel recommendations for the year ahead make for some interesting reading. Of particular appeal to us at Cities Direct is, perhaps unsurprisingly, their top 10 cities list for...

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    5 Star Malta

    by  • November 5, 2014 • City Breaks, Luxury Breaks, Malta

    With temperatures rarely dipping to single figures, and around 5-6 hours of sunshine a day, the mild Maltese climate is perfect for a relaxing winter break. Hot, dry summers make the islands a magnet for the sun-seeking masses but take a break out of season and you can explore the historically rich Maltese Islands...

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    Malta in the Media

    by  • September 12, 2014 • City Breaks, Film, Gozo, Malta, Religious Sites

    British Royalty and A-List Movie-Stars put Malta back on the Holiday Map We’ve long known that Malta is a fantastic holiday destination – three in fact if you include Gozo and Comino as well – for a city break or extended stay and as such, we’re delighted that this beautiful trio of Mediterranean islands...

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    Game of Thrones – From Malta & Morocco to Iceland & Northern Ireland

    by  • July 10, 2014 • Belfast, City Breaks, Dubrovnik, Film, Malta, Marrakech, Reykjavik

    The Landmarks & Landscapes behind this TV blockbuster Admittedly I arrived a little late to the party, but having just watched four series back-to-back of the TV phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, I’ve been left with an empty void in my evening entertainment that has been hard to fill! With the Queen’s recent...

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    Discover Malta & Gozo…

    by  • March 6, 2014 • City Breaks, Gozo, Malta, Multi Centre Breaks

    The Maltese Islands are like nowhere else.  Amidst the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta and Gozo are packed full of history from both ancient and more recent times. Prehistoric temples and fossil-rich cliffs sit alongside walled cities, great fortresses and a labyrinth of underground tunnels that bear testament to WWII bombardment....

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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