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A real life fairytale: castles to visit in Europe

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Europe boasts architecture like nowhere else in the world, with everything from Roman structures to gothic skylines. It is also famous for its abundance of castles that can transport you from the modern day into a real life fairytale. If you’re interested in history, architecture, art or even magic then visiting castles is a perfect…

Europe’s top 5 shopping destinations

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For ‘shopaholics’ there’s no better way to spend a holiday than taking to the stores and marvelling at what’s on offer. Throughout Europe, there are cities lined with everything from high-end retail to quirky little thrift stores. Whatever your style, Europe has something for you, and if you’re looking for a holiday destination for shopping…

The top things to do in Innsburck, Austria

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Innsbruck in Austria is well-known for its skiing, beautiful architecture and wonderful people. It can be difficult to decide what to do on a trip away, so we’ve gathered the top things you should do on your trip to Innsbruck, Austria. 1. Visit the highest Zoo in Europe Take a stunning cable car ride up…

Four honeymoon destinations in Europe

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You’re getting married – congratulations! A truly exciting time with so much to organise in the build up to the big day. Almost as exciting as the wedding itself is the honeymoon, a chance for a beautiful holiday with your new husband or wife. If you’re thinking of taking to Europe for your honeymoon, you’ll…

3 of the best Christmas markets in Europe

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Planning a last minute trip to the Christmas markets of Europe? We don’t blame you! Since Europe is so accessible, it’s never been easier to plan a quick getaway, but if you can’t decide on the perfect Christmas destination for you, then look no further. We’ve put together the top three Christmas markets Europe has…

Spring into Europe in 2018

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With Christmas well on the way and the cold months settled in it may be hard to picture the warmth of spring. While it is a little way off, now is the perfect time to start planning a spring getaway. Europe blossoms at this time of year, with many destinations offering a perfect Easter escape….

Take a break: 3 places to unwind in Europe

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European city breaks are often considered to be fast-paced escapes filled with activity and adventure. While that can be true, there are also plenty of European destinations that are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a laid-back holiday that allows you to truly unwind. Why not start the new year the right way and relieve some…

Plan a sea kayaking trip from Dubrovnik for next summer

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Sea kayaking in Dubrovnik off the coast of Croatia is a truly magical experience. The Mediterranean is as flat as seas come and the water is warm and pleasant, taking away all of the hardships of sea kayaking! Here we explore what you need to have the most fantastic trip possible when kayaking in Dubrovnik….

A winter escape to Vienna

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Vienna comes alive in the winter. Indulge in chocolate cake in a grand coffee house or warm up over mulled wine at a Christmas market; try your hand at ice-staking at magical outdoor ice rinks or be swept off your feet at palace balls: Vienna is full of things to do! To help you plan…

Have fun in France this winter

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Whether you want to explore the cobbled streets of Paris, take a wine tour in Bordeaux or examine the country’s heritage in Nice, there’s lots on offer in France. Although many people enjoy travelling to France for sunny beach holidays, it’s also a great place for a winter getaway. While you may not be lounging…

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