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Both are full-blooded cities of southwest France, with accents forged by cassoulet, fighting and rugby football. Toulouse is bigger, Carcassonne more visited. So which is the short-break favourite?... read more »
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Destination: Little Rock
Trip type: Business, Cultural
Find out how former President of the US (and Arkansan) Bill Clinton oversaw a transformation of the state capital, proving to be a rock for Little Rock. Then discover what you can do in the city... read more »
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Destination: Galway
Galway - steeped in music and history; filled with friendly folk, festivals and crammed with cosy pubs, culture and craic. Get yourself to Galway; City of Tribes, Vibes and the time of your lives....... read more »
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Destination: Damascus
Trip type: Cultural
Conquerors, traders, tourists - Damascus has seen them all over the years. Today, visitors to the city will be impressed by their legacy and surprised by the warm welcome from everyone they meet... read more »
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Largely ignored by tourists, Ethiopia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and a wealth of fascinating cultural sights that reveal the mysteries of ancient civilisations... read more »
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Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay...... read more »
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4.75
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Hospitable people, intriguing historical sites and dramatic landscapes (plus some particularly tenacious green parrots) all combine to make Nicaragua an essential destination for the ardent traveller... read more »
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4.75
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Destination: Plymouth
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
With a beautiful Devon setting, lashings of historical attractions to explore, and some great places to eat, Plymouth makes the perfect place for a weekend break... read more »
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4.75
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Destination: Bristol
Home to historic cathedrals, theatre, pubs galore and Britain's most celebrated street artist, Bristol is a friendly and affordable alternative to London... read more »
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4.75
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Destination: Hanoi
Trip type: Cultural
Hanoi, a breathtaking mix of vibrant culture, history, food and scooters - feel the buzz...... read more »
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Rating:
4.625
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Destination: Sabah, Sandakan
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural, Eco
Get up close and personal with Borneo's wildlife. Then discover Sandakan's fascinating history... read more »
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4.6
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Destination: Edinburgh
There's more to Edinburgh than a festival - whatever time of year you visit you'll find plenty of entertaining ways to spend your time, including some you might not have thought of before...... read more »
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Destination: Krakow
We did know a little about Krakow before booking a break there, but I have to admit that we didn’t really know about its history or that it had one of the largest Jewish communities in pre-war Europe.... read more »
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Destination: Malaga
More familiar as the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the breezy Mediterranean port of Malaga is also a perfect spot for art-lovers to while away a weekend... read more »
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The Roman Empire was one of the largest the world has ever known, and is still famous today. Follow in the footsteps of the great Roman Republic in this tailor-made tour of the Eternal City.... read more »
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Buenos Aires is South America's great foodie playground, saturated in sophistication and pulsating constantly to the beat of the tango... read more »
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5
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Destination: Picardy
The Somme is a beautiful corner of France, just a short drive south of Calais. But in this part of the country, the scars of the past are never far away... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Most Parisians define themselves as Left Bank or Right Bank – but what about the islands in-between? Steeped in history, the Ile de la Cité and Ile St-Louis are great places to explore, eat and stay... read more »
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Destination: Chester
Chester's not short of cool places to shop and eat - but it's really hot stuff when it comes to history. If you know where to go, you can find fascinating treasures in the most unlikely of places...... read more »
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Rating:
5
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Destination: Oslo
On Norway’s national day, in May, Oslo shuts down and is transformed into a sea of waving flags, national costumes and fluffy ice cream, making it the ideal time to experience Norwegian culture... read more »
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