• Geneva – Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2015

    by  • September 15, 2015

    As the people of Switzerland choose a new national anthem, let’s take a look at Geneva, topping the charts for its city break appeal. Usually renowned for its quiet and reserved nature and neutral stance in all things political, Switzerland has been hitting the headlines in recent days as the near-two-year search for a...

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    Milan ’s artistic offerings this autumn

    by  • September 14, 2015

    From Giotto to Gauguin, Budapest’s finest to Barbie, there’s plenty going on in Milan. 2015 has undoubtedly been a busy year for the city of Milan, primarily as host for Expo 2015 but it has also staged the grand finale of this year’s Giro d’Italia, as well as seeing its Teatro all Scala open...

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    From Hockney to Holbein in Berlin

    by  • September 10, 2015

    A new exhibition opens in the German capital. Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau has undoubtedly been busy preparing for it’s grand unveiling of its latest exhibition. ‘From Hockney to Holbein. The Würth Collection in Berlin’ showcases a selection of over 400 works from one of the largest private art collections in Europe, containing in total just shy...

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    Paris Tops the Polls as Best Overseas City

    by  • September 8, 2015

    The French Capital Reigns Supreme in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Reader Travel Awards 2015. Another day, another poll and this one is devoted to Condé Nast Traveller’s 2015 Reader Travel Awards (UK edition) and the category of best overseas city. There were no great surprises in the top 20, with eighty percent of the...

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    Rail is the Ideal Way to Travel Between Many European Cities

    by  • September 7, 2015

    Train travel can often be one of the highlights of a multi-centre city break.   During the current migrant crisis in Western Europe, publicity has been focussed on some of the main railway stations, particularly Budapest’s Keleti station.  For a few days the area outside the station became a very squalid refugee camp, as...

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    The Telegraph’s Short-Haul Bucket List

    by  • September 7, 2015

    From Ephesus in Turkey to the Eiffel Tower, Venice to Versailles, The Telegraph selects its top 30 European places to visit before you die. Travel awards and top ten lists always greatly interest me and The Telegraph’s bucket list is no exception. Described as “the ultimate collection of places to see and things to...

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    An Autumn of Art in the Austrian Capital

    by  • September 2, 2015

    From Rembrandt, Titian and Bellotto to Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka, a wealth of art awaits you this autumn in Vienna. With summer in its final throes and as the days start drawing in, so the museums start gearing up for their autumnal programmes of cultural temporary exhibitions. And there’s certainly no shortage to choose...

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    Flybe Starts New Route from Cardiff to Munich

    by  • September 1, 2015

    A number of city break destinations are available for those who prefer to fly from South Wales.   Budget airline Flybe operated its inaugural flights between Cardiff and Munich on August Bank Holiday Monday.  Passengers on the Munich to Cardiff flight were all given a traditional Bavarian “Lebkuchen” – a huge decorated heart-shaped gingerbread...

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    Spain – an Artistic Epicentre

    by  • August 31, 2015

    Be it Barcelona or Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga or Valencia, Spain ranks amongst the world’s greatest centres of art. If you were asked to name a famous Spanish artist, chances are you could easily pick half a dozen or more straight off the top of your head. Whether it’s El Greco, Velázquez or Goya, heavyweight...

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