• Day trip from Paris – The Palace of Versailles

    by  • October 6, 2017

    Visiting the Palace of Versailles is a fantastic way to whisk yourself back to the time of Louis XIV, to a time where Kings and Queens controlled France and the Aristocracy ruled. Marvel at the intricacy of design and the absolute beauty of the grounds. The town of Versailles is 12 miles south west...

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    If you fancy visiting a lesser-known city give Bucharest a try

    by  • October 5, 2017

    There are excellent flight links to Bucharest from all parts of the UK. There is a growing band of travellers who have visited most of the popular European cities – not just Paris, Amsterdam and Rome,  but also cities such as Krakow, Budapest and Lisbon.  Now many people are looking for something a little...

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    Head to Bratislava for a taste of luxury this Winter

    by  • September 28, 2017

    You can enjoy a break at a 5* hotel in Bratislava for a fraction of the price of a similar stay in many other European cities. The Slovakian capital of Bratislava is a city which offers excellent value at any time of year but there are some particularly attractive hotel deals during the quieter...

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    Bergen is Hosting This Year’s Road Cycling World Championships

    by  • September 23, 2017

    The Elite Men’s Road Race will take place tomorrow, ending with 11 circuits of Bergen. The UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) 2017 Road World Championships have been taking place this week in the spectacular setting of the Norwegian city of Bergen.  The championships have included men’s and women’s elite, under -23 and junior time trials...

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    The City of Hamburg Plans to Create an Unusual New “Roof Park”

    by  • September 21, 2017

    Plans are afoot to transform an old Second World War Bunker into a high-rise “Roof Park”. In a project named “Hilldegarden” the authorities of the German city of Hamburg are proposing to increase the number of public green spaces in the city in a most unusual way.  Plans for the public roof garden have...

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    Zurich – A liveable city

    by  • September 18, 2017

    I exited the train station tired, dirty and disorientated at 8am that Friday morning. After trying to sleep on a train hurtling through Germany I wasn’t 100% ready for my next adventure, but here I am. I make my way through town along the river, passing the bicycles and trams carrying commuters to work;...

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    Lucerne – A fairytale city in the heart of the Swiss Alps

    by  • September 14, 2017

    Combine a visit to Lucerne with a trip on the world famous Glacier Express train. Switzerland has to rank as one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. Over 60% of the country is mountainous, with the Alps taking up the central and southern-most areas. In all seasons the scenery is stunning, whether you’re...

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    Day trip from Milan to Lake Como

    by  • September 12, 2017

    Lake Como has always been a top destination for celebrities and the wealthy of the world but I feel like recently it’s become a point of interest for all travellers. I’ve heard four of my friends visit in the last few months which got me thinking; is Lake Como in fashion in 2017? I...

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    Plitvice National Park – Day trip from Zagreb

    by  • September 11, 2017

    Plitvice is a little spot of paradise in the centre of Croatia, far from most of Croatia’s well known cities and close to the Bosnian border. It’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 and a National Park since 1949, however in the 90’s the Croatian War of Independence saw the park added...

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    Madrid gears up for the end of the Vuelta a España this Sunday

    by  • September 7, 2017

    The three week long cycle race will finish in Madrid on 10th September. The Vuelta a España is one of the main professional cycling stage races and this year the three week race, which began in the French city of Nimes, will follow tradition and finish with a circuit in the centre of Madrid. ...

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