• Spectacular autumn colours in Plitvice Lakes National Park

    by  • September 5, 2018


    Visit Plitvice Lakes National Park this autumn and enjoy the stunning display of red and golden leaves against the breath-taking backdrop of the park’s many waterfalls. Understandably, the park has become very popular but visit soon and you’ll find fewer crowds to share it with compared to the summer months. Situated between Zadar and...

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    For value for money, look no further than Krakow or Bratislava

    by  • August 28, 2018

    In both Krakow and Bratislava you will find some extremely good but inexpensive hotels, and spending money also goes a lot further than in many cities. Anyone looking for a good value city break will often find they will be choosing between a number of Eastern European cities. Cities such as Rome, Paris and...

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    Zagreb Christmas Market

    by  • August 21, 2018

    Germany and France may well steal the limelight for the best Christmas Markets along with the many beautiful Eastern European cities but Zagreb Christmas Market has been voted Best Christmas Market for three years in a row. This was a public vote organised by European Best Destinations, a European organisation based in Brussels working...

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    Hotel of the month – AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado, Lisbon

    by  • August 20, 2018


    Lisbon is the place to be right now and everyone wants a piece of it. New hotels are popping up all over to meet the ever-increasing demand. The AlmaLusa Baixa Chiado Hotel is one of the latest boutique hotels to offer its guests a slice of history in its charming 18th century building.  ...

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    Visit these enchanting towns all within an hour from Madrid.

    by  • July 31, 2018

    A trip to Madrid offers so much more than just a short break in the city. If you are looking to spend a little longer in the area, it is a great base for exploring the cultural sights of nearby towns. At Cities Direct we already feature many great combinations for a multi-centre trip....

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    The Tour de France finishes in Paris on Sunday.

    by  • July 24, 2018

    After 3 weeks of exciting cycle racing, the end of the Tour de France is in sight. The 2018 Tour de France has entered its third week and the riders face a gruelling few days in the Pyrenees before they head to Paris for the traditional conclusion of the race this Sunday. By the...

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    The up and coming Praga district of Warsaw.

    by  • July 23, 2018

    Venture off the well-trodden tourist path and make time to visit the Praga district just over the river from Warsaw’s old town. The area was once avoided due to its crime rates but is now becoming popular with artists and hipsters. Coffee shops and street art are popping up everywhere along with industrial redevelopments...

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