• 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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    Carcassonne charms visitors at any time of year

    by  • February 11, 2018

    The city has so much for every tourist to enjoy. The thought of spending a few days in Carcassonne is very appealing when we’re in the middle of an English winter, with plenty of cold, grey and dreary days.  The weather in the south of France in February is not guaranteed to be warm...

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    Budapest is a pretty good destination for disabled travellers

    by  • February 2, 2018

    Many parts of the city are accessible to people with a disability. I enjoyed a city break in Budapest with a group of friends a couple of years ago and found it to be a very positive experience from many points of view.  As a disabled traveller, I always make sure I do some...

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