• Bordeaux is alive with music, dance and art this Summer

    by  • August 2, 2017

    Always a lively city, Bordeaux has plenty of cultural events to interest visitors this year. Bordeaux has always been a dynamic, cosmopolitan city and this year there are a large number of special events taking place.  These include exhibitions, concerts, festivals and fairs. Lying on the River Garonne, this elegant city is also an...

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    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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