• Top 10

    Trip Advisor’s Top 10 European Landmarks

    by  • April 20, 2016 • Barcelona, Brussels, City Breaks, Europe, Granada, Istanbul, Milan, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg, Top 10

    Europe’s ecclesiastical architecture celebrated as the finest landmarks on the continent. Following on from yesterday’s top 25 best destinations yesterday, I thought I’d have a look at the top 10 European landmarks as voted for in the 2016 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards. Voted for by millions of online users, here’s what they ranked...

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    A Viennese Top 10

    by  • December 7, 2015 • Architecture, Art, Christmas Markets, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Music, Religious Sites, Top 10, Vienna

    From the Hundertwasserhaus to the Habsburg’s Hofburg, Vienna has no shortage of stunning attractions. The River Danube in December is not your obvious first choice for a swim, and yet it was reported on the news today that Viennese opportunists were jumping into the Austrian capital’s main waterway over the weekend as they sought...

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    Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2016

    by  • October 28, 2015 • City Breaks, Dublin, Kotor, Montenegro, Rome, Rotterdam, Top 10

    Kotor, Dublin, Rotterdam, Manchester & Rome lead the charge for Europe in 2016. Having just published their ‘Best in Travel’ series for 2016, the Lonely Planet’s travel recommendations for the year ahead make for some interesting reading. Of particular appeal to us at Cities Direct are their European accolades, with two countries, Latvia and...

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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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    The Top Ten Most Visited Countries

    by  • September 11, 2014 • City Breaks, Europe, Top 10

    The World’s Winners on the International Travel Stage The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has just published its annual report on international travel last year and according to the statistics, over one billion people crossed an international border in 2013, over half of which travelled by air and in a leisure, recreation and holiday capacity....

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