• Destination Focus – Venice, Florence and Rome

    by  • July 18, 2017

    Are there any better cities than these three to introduce you to the exquisite country that is Italy. Experience all three in one week with Cities Direct and a tailored itinerary. Day 1 – Fly to Venice Spend your first day getting acquainted with the narrow passageways and getting lost among the bridges and...

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    Enjoy some fabulous food on a European city break

    by  • July 13, 2017

    From Goulash in Budapest to Pierogi in Krakow, there are sure to be some tasty local specialities to try in every European city. For many people one of the pleasures of visiting different European cities is in sampling the local food specialities and trying the local beer and wine.  The rise in popularity of many Eastern European...

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    Szechenyi Baths, Budapest.

    by  • July 11, 2017

    A day at Budapest’s famous baths is absolutely essential when visiting the Hungarian capital, Szechenyi was the one I chose out of the many options. It’s the biggest thermal spring bath complex in Europe. Enter the sunshine yellow building almost straight out of the metro station, admire the grandeur and period features from this...

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    Carcassonne – A fairytale city and much more ……

    by  • July 5, 2017

    The medieval walled fortress of Carcassonne is sure to delight every visitor. The enchanting fortified medieval town of Carcassonne looks rather like a young child’s dream creation rather than a real place. The old walled city, known as La Cité, certainly is a real place with a rich history.  It’s not difficult to imagine...

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    Ljubljana – a green community.

    by  • July 3, 2017

    Ljubljana was a wonderful surprise as I arrived with no expectations or prior knowledge. This city has a very cosy communal feel flowing through it, I felt very much at home here. It’s evident from walking through the city centre that the residents are very proud of their recent European Green Capital award for...

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    Portuguese cities are top of the popularity ratings this year

    by  • June 24, 2017

    Lisbon, Porto and other lesser-known cities such as Coimbra and Aveiro are in great demand with city-break travellers. Lisbon has become increasingly popular as a short-break destination over the last few years.  The Portuguese capital is well served with flights from British regional airports and can be reached in only around 2 hours 30...

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    Vienna & Bratislava Make a Superb Danube Double-Act!

    by  • June 15, 2017

    The two capital cities are only 80 kilometres apart but are full of contrasts. Twin centre city breaks are proving to be as popular as ever this year, and the combination of Vienna and it close neighbour Bratislava offers a whole range of similarities and contrasts. The Austrian capital of Vienna which lies on...

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