• Roy Lichtenstein at Paris’ Centre Pompidou

    by  • July 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Regarded as a leading figure of the pop art movement and a veritable master of American painting, today sees the grand opening of a fascinating retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997). Taking place at the Musée National d’Art Moderne situated in Paris’ iconic Centre Pompidou, the exhibition presents...

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    The Rough Guide’s Top 10 for 2013

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    As we reach the year’s halfway point, we thought we’d take a look back at the Rough Guide’s top ten selection of ‘must-do’ places to visit for 2013 and perhaps hone in on a few of our favourites. It’s fair to say that the list is made up of a rather mixed bunch; from the...

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    Bruges – perfect for a relaxing break by rail

    by  • July 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bruges is the most popular city break destination in Belgium, attracting many thousands of tourists every year.  The easiest way to travel to Bruges from the UK is to take the Eurostar from London St. Pancras to Brussels, from where you take a local train the short distance to Bruges.  You will be in...

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    Croatia – The N’EU Kid on the Block

    by  • July 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    As Croatia officially becomes the 28th member state of the European Union from today, we take a look at our newest EU neighbour and some of its star attractions… Aptly described as ‘heaven on earth’ by Sir George Bernard Shaw, surmised as the ‘pearl of the Adriatic’ by Lord Byron, the timeless appeal and...

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    Child friendly Budapest

    by  • June 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Budapest may not be one of the first cities that spring to mind when deciding on a city break with kids, but it actually has more than many European cities. With many beautiful parks and outdoor activities, child friendly museums and indoor and outdoor pools, it has everything for an exciting, fun packed family...

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    Bergen – A taste of Norway and much more…

    by  • June 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bergen is known as “The Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords” and is a well established cruise port.  This is a city with small-town charm and atmosphere with plenty to keep the visitor happy for a short stay. Bryggen, the old wharf of Bergen, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The old Hanseatic wharf is...

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    Extraordinary Edinburgh…

    by  • June 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Every August, Scotland’s cultural capital Edinburgh, bursts into life with the jolly jamboree that is the Fringe Festival. Comedy, music, cabaret and a multitude of other vibrant entertainment take place in various venues across the city.  It’s the perfect time for an Edinburgh City Break. Of course, there is plenty to discover beyond the...

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    A Viennese Waltz…

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Vienna, former capital of the Habsburg Empire will delight you with magnificent architecture and imperial treasures and intrigue you with its fascinating history and cultural heritage. There is much to see, from Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace, the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn, the Museum...

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    Last Chance to See…Kandinsky in Brussels

    by  • June 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Calling all Kandinsky fans! If you’re quick, you might just make it to the last few days of a rather special exhibition currently taking place at the Fine Arts or ‘Musée Oldmasters Museum’ (to give it its official title) in Brussels, devoted to one Wassily Kandinsky and his peers. Entitled ‘Kandinsky & Russia: To...

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