• It’s Got to be Zurich for Festive Fun!

    by  • December 18, 2015

    If you’re in Switzerland this December, make sure you head to Zurich   Throughout the month of December the entire city of Zurich is bathed in a warm glow.  The scent of cinnamon and mulled wine hangs in the air and the sounds of Christmas carols ring out wherever you go. Zurich boasts a...

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    Berlin – Shopping paradise

    by  • November 25, 2015

    Berlin’s top shopping districts are also ideal for combining with sightseeing. Shopping in Berlin is an exciting mix of traditional department stores and malls, local stores offering unique finds and vibrant markets featuring the best regional produce and crafts. Conventional shopping can be found in the West around the Kurfurstendamm with chic boutiques and up...

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    Europe’s Most Distinctive Bridges

    by  • September 29, 2015

    Whether it’s Renaissance architecture or futuristic design, Europe boasts many of the world’s most recognisable river crossings. As a 180-metre-high, glass-bottomed suspension bridge opens to the public in China’s Shiniuzhai National Geological Park, I take a look at some of Europe’s perhaps lesser-known, but no less recognisable river crossings… Bridge of Sighs, Venice It...

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    The Top Five Paris Exhibitions for Autum/Winter 15-16

    by  • September 24, 2015

    From Scorsese to Chagall, film to video games, escape the winter chills and visit some of the French capital’s upcoming exhibitions. Art Ludique – Le Musée The Art in Video Games 25th September to 6th March, 2016 For gamers young and old, this event is bound to be a huge draw as it’s the...

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    Is Munich Best Avoided at Oktoberfest Time?

    by  • September 24, 2015

    It’s Munich’s busiest time of year – but is it the best time to visit the city?   The 182nd Oktoberfest has started!  The first barrel of beer was tapped in the Schottenhamel tent by the Mayor of Munich and the first mug of beer was then handed to the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst...

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    Rome City Experience

    by  • September 23, 2015

    4 nights with privately guided tours from £499pp From its humble origins as an Italian village, Rome has evolved through the centuries to become a major political and cultural centre whilst retaining its status as one of the most beautiful cities of the ancient world. With such a wealth of unrivalled historical treasures and...

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    Palma – an Ideal Destination for an Autumn City Break

    by  • September 21, 2015

    Palma is a stylish city and there’s plenty going on in September and October. The summer visitors may have left but Palma de Mallorca is still a busy city in the autumn months and September/October is an ideal time to visit.  Temperatures are generally very pleasant and more bearable than the often stifling heat of mid...

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    The October Octet

    by  • September 21, 2015

    From Stockholm to Zurich, Madrid to Milan, there’s an Extravaganza of Exhibitions across Europe this Autumn. As you’ll have no doubt seen from my recent blogs, the arrival of autumn brings about an abundance of artistic offerings as the museums and cultural institutions unveil their fabulous temporary exhibitions, complementing their already impressive permanent collection,...

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    Lucerne is a Magical Place at any Time of Year

    by  • September 17, 2015

    Lucerne’s Christmas Markets have a uniquely special and romantic atmosphere The Swiss city of Lucerne is a perfect size for a short break.  A visit in the summer months can be extended by a few days to allow some breathtaking trips by rail to some of the many mountain highlights including the Jungfraujoch or...

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    Krakow Christmas Markets

    by  • September 16, 2015

    When it comes to Christmas Market destinations, Krakow ticks all the boxes. In addition to the twinkling wooden market stalls selling gifts, decorations and handicrafts, there are the medieval and renaissance buildings of the Old Town to enjoy and a seemingly endless array of cafés and bars in which to while away the hours....

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    Olympic Aspirations – The 2024 Quintet of Candidates is Unveiled

    by  • September 16, 2015

    Paris, Rome, Los Angeles, Hamburg and Budapest declared candidates to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Although the year 2024 might be a considerable way off, there’s much talk this morning about the 2024 Olympic Games and the five candidate cities which have just been officially revealed. Announcing the news of the five hopeful host...

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