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    Lonely Planet’s Best Places in Europe 2015

    by  • June 18, 2015 • Amsterdam, Architecture, Art, Aurora Borealis, Belgrade, Festivals, Food & Drink, Leipzig, Malaga, Nature, Porto, Tromso, Turin

    From the artistic Mediterranean vibe of Málaga to the sublime natural landscapes of northern Norway, this year’s best places in Europe offers an eclectic mix of destinations. Published this week is the Lonely Planet’s top 10 guide to the best European places to visit in 2015. As well as some staple favourites such as...

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    Cities and More ……..

    by  • May 10, 2015 • Cascais, City Breaks, Estoril, Lisbon, Porto, Sintra

    Lisbon and Porto make excellent bases for some fascinating full day excursions   The Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Porto make ideal destinations for those people who are looking for something a little more than a straightforward city break.  Lisbon is a wonderful city in its own right, offering the city break tourist a...

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    Lisbon & Porto

    by  • March 4, 2015 • City Breaks, Lisbon, Porto

    Perched on the hillside overlooking the Rio Tejo, Lisbon has all the appeal of a capital city without the commotion. Brightly coloured buildings, beautiful gothic cathedrals, monasteries, museums and remnants of Moorish architecture are yours to explore, but so too are the dozens of restaurants, bars and cafés lining the narrow streets of the...

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    Popular Pontes of Portugal – The Iconic Bridges of Lisbon and Porto

    by  • February 11, 2015 • Architecture, City Breaks, Lisbon, Porto

    The Iconic Bridges of Lisbon and Porto, Photo Essentials on your Portuguese City Break. Whether designed by a world-renowned architect, named after a legendary explorer or celebrated for its span, steeped in history, the bridges of Lisbon and Porto have fascinating stories to tell. Often compared to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, not least...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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    The Rough Guide’s Top 20 Second Cities

    by  • October 1, 2014 • Barcelona, Bruges, Fez, Glasgow, Krakow, Porto, St Petersburg, Venice

    Be it Fez or Venice, Barcelona or Bruges, these second cities are undoubtedly worth a look. Yesterday the Rough Guide tweeted their top 20 global recommendations for second cities that, in their own words, “you need to visit” and the list made for some interesting reading. Amongst the far flung destinations such as Montréal...

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    There’s plenty to do in Porto

    by  • March 2, 2014 • City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Porto

    Porto enjoys a wonderfully scenic hilly location at the mouth of the River Douro on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, 274 kilometres north of the capital, Lisbon. Portugal’s second city – best known as the historic home of port wine – has plenty to interest the city break tourist. There are no famous, must-see landmarks, but...

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