• Springtime in Slovenia

    by  • April 15, 2018


    Lake Bled is at its beautiful best in late spring. The Slovenian resort town of Bled nestles in the foothills of the Julian Alps on the shores of beautiful Lake Bled.  There’s plenty to do during a stay in Bled – I was fortunate to spend nearly a week in this lovely spot last...

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    The Dutch Bulbfields season is already well underway

    by  • April 7, 2018

    A short break in Amsterdam can be combined with a visit to the stunning bulbfields. Holland is well known for the beauty of its bulbfields in the springtime, and for many years people have been travelling on coach tours, river cruises and city break holidays which include at least a day visiting the glorious...

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    Switzerland is far more than a “chocolate box” country.

    by  • March 31, 2018


    “Zermatt Unplugged” is an exciting music festival which will take place between 10th and 14th April. Switzerland tends to have a reputation of being a very beautiful but also very peaceful and even a rather dull country.  I had the good fortune to spend a week in the Alpine resort of Zermatt in the middle...

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    Warsaw weekend adventure.

    by  • March 13, 2018

    There is lots to discover in Warsaw, Poland’s capital city.   After a late arrival into Warsaw the night before, we were up bright and early to explore the capital city.  With its mix of Gothic and modern architecture, there is really something for everyone. We started our two day trip with a walk...

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    The natural beauty of Madeira.

    by  • March 12, 2018

    Traditional Madeira Houses

    With it’s close proximity to Africa, Madeira enjoys subtropical temperatures all year round. Similar to the Canary Islands, even January can see temperatures around 17c. Largely untouched by mass tourism, it has a very different vibe though. Madeira has found the perfect balance for a sustainable tourism industry with the Madeira Reserve created in...

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    Nice will go cycling crazy this Sunday.

    by  • March 8, 2018

    The Paris – Nice cycle race will finish on the Promenade des Anglais.   One of the first cycling stage races of the year, the 8 day race from Paris to Nice, began in Paris last Sunday and is due to finish on Sunday 11th March.  Crowds will be lining the route of the...

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

    by  • February 17, 2018

    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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