• Stockholm – A City Fit for a Princess

    by  • June 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Today sees Heads of State and members of European royalty descend on Stockholm for the marriage of Princess Madeleine, fourth in line to the Swedish crown, to her Anglo-American financier beau. The wedding takes place in the Royal Chapel at Stockholm’s baroque Royal Palace, situated in the city’s historic mediaeval heart and one of...

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    Riga – moving with the cultural and economic times

    by  • June 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Along with its esteemed title of 2014 European Capital of Culture, today saw confirmation that Latvia will become the 18th country to join the Eurozone early next year, a move regarded in certain quarters as a reward for having imposed and indeed survived the harsh austerity measures required to weather these uncertain economic times....

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    Top 10 Scenic Rail Journeys

    by  • June 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Sit back and relax on one of Europe’s most scenic rail journeys… Take any of our suggested itineraries above and add extra nights, single rooms and/or hotel upgrades to suit personal requirements. If you can’t find what you are looking for just let us know which cities you would like to visit and we...

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    Florence – From Dante to Dan Brown

    by  • June 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    If you were an avid follower of Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, chances are you’re well on your literary way through Inferno, the latest instalment in Professor Robert Langdon’s European symbolist-infused exploits. Fresh from weaving a rather fraught journey through Rome and Paris, in his third outing, Professor Langdon...

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    Perennial Paris – Our Top Five Cultural Gems

    by  • May 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

      A melting pot of style, sophistication, romance, iconic landmarks, architectural beauty and culture in absolute abundance, Paris is without question one of the star turns on the short break stage. One of its main draws is the sheer diversity and variety of its museums and monuments; of course, everyone knows the unique pyramids...

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    Amsterdam – Pixar comes to Town!

    by  • May 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Think of a short break in Amsterdam and the mind immediately conjures up myriad images of a city renowned for its liberal, tolerant and laid-back reputation, where modernity is embraced with as much passion as tradition. From the cosmopolitan café culture amongst the cobbles to gentle cruises along charismatic canals, from the red light...

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    Milan – Simply Magnifico

    by  • May 28, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A city where awe-inspiring architecture effortlessly blends with cosmopolitan culture, Milan provides the most elegant of backdrops for a weekend break. Capital of the Lombardy region, Milan resonates on a multitude of cultural levels, where passions for fashion and opera stylishly and harmoniously co-exist with a die-hard fidelity for football. First on the checklist...

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    European City Break destinations…

    by  • May 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    At Cities Direct we specialise in European City Breaks We can advise you on choosing your perfect city break destination to suit your style, taste and budget. European city breaks offer you some of the best cultural and historical experiences in the world. If you’re looking for inspiration take a look at a selection...

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    Magnificent Monaco …

    by  • May 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Famed for the Grand Prix, the Palais Princier and the Casino, Monaco offers glamour and luxury, but, despite the glitz, there are plenty of attractions for non millionaires! Plus with it’s warm climate and beautiful beach, it’s the perfect combination of city break and sunshine getaway. Monaco is divided into different areas: Monte-Carlo –...

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