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    Scandinavia is the perfect destination for those who like History, Culture and Stunning Scenery

    by  • March 17, 2018 • Bergen, Copenhagen, Multi Centre Breaks, Oslo, Scandinavia

    Scandinavia is not a cheap option but a visit is always very worthwhile. There are so many Scandinavian cities waiting to be discovered that it would be impossible to do them justice in one blog.  The capital cities alone – Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki – are plenty to take on in one holiday,...

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    Scenic railway journeys help create some exciting multi-centre city break options

    by  • February 17, 2018 • Bergen, Glacier Express, Lake Como, Lakes, Multi Centre Breaks, Munich, Oslo, Rail, Scandinavia

    There are many incredible railway journeys which link different European cities and holiday destinations. Thanks to the low-cost airlines there are now more city-break destinations available for UK tourists to choose from than ever before.  An exciting development here at Cities Direct has been the growth of multi-centre breaks.  On many of these holidays...

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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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    Vincent van Gogh – Homages Across Europe

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Milan, Mons, Oslo, Paris

    Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Great Painter’s Death in Milan and Mons, Paris and Oslo, Amsterdam and Arles. 2015 (29th July, 2015 to be precise) marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh, unquestionably one of the finest painters of the 19th century. In commemoration of his untimely passing at...

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    Oslo – Peace Applauded on the World Stage

    by  • December 9, 2014 • Architecture, Art, City Breaks, Oslo

    As Oslo prepares to celebrate its Nobel Peace Prize winners, I take a look at the Norwegian Capital’s City Break Credentials. The world’s attention turns to Oslo today as the city unveils the worthy winners of this year’s prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, so-named after the inventor-cum-businessman-cum-peace-lover, Alfred Nobel, whose 1895 will decreed that the...

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    Scandinavian City Breaks

    by  • June 17, 2014 • Copenhagen, Oslo, Scandinavia, Stockholm

    Scandinavian City Breaks from just £199pp COPENHAGEN Colourful gabled houses, narrow cobbled streets, fabulous architecture, quayside cafes and bars and a historical amusement park right in the heart of the city, it is easy to see why Copenhagen is frequently rated one of the best places to live. From £199pp  
 2 nights at...

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    Head to Oslo for Warm, Sunny Weather

    by  • June 1, 2014 • City Breaks, Nature, Oslo

    When we’re putting up with rather cool, damp weather in the UK in early summer, we tend not to think of Norway when we dream of warmer climes. Despite the Oslo’s status as one of the northernmost world capitals, the city tends to enjoy surprisingly warm summers thanks to the moderating effects of the...

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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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