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Destination: Bohemia
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
The southernmost region of the Czech Republic, Bohemia is a land of dramatic castles, medieval towns and tranquil river valleys. Best of all, it's still surprisingly free of crowds... read more »
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Wine, castles and a murderous blonde... an insider's guide to the Rhine, Germany’s most spectacular river valley... read more »
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Often overshadowed by Italy’s better-known cities, Ravenna is one of the most amazing cultural centres you will ever visit... read more »
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Russia’s northern lakes are beautiful, serene and easily reached from St Petersburg. So why do so few foreigners take this magical trip?... read more »
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Destination: Rimini
Rimini may be well known as Italy’s major ‘sun, sea and fun’ destination, but there is another side to this popular and historic city that is too often missed by visitors... read more »
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Destination: Istanbul
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Standing on the very link between Europe and Asia, Istanbul also marries modern and ancient, and is one of the most amazing cities in the world... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Montmartre is just a mile from the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar train will deposit you for a weekend of frankly shocking exuberance. There's a new dance in town which is not for the faint-hearted... read more »
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Destination: Hampi, Hospet
It is a little like Kathmandu used to be, before the tourist numbers swelled. In Hampi, southern India, a laid-back, easy-going welcome awaits travellers at what is now a World Heritage site... read more »
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Destination: Warsaw, Plock
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Poland is a country that has one of the most diverse and interesting characters in Europe, and the area around Warsaw, the capital, is both beautiful and surprising... read more »
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Destination: Pisa
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
The famous Leaning Tower may bring the tourists in their thousands, but many miss the wealth of other interesting sights that Pisa has to offer... read more »
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With a history stretching back 10,000 years, magnificent desert panoramas and the famous Dead Sea, Jordan is a fascinating place to visit, and surprisingly easy to travel round... read more »
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Destination: Agra
Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips... read more »
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An artistic weekend in Amsterdam designed to give you a taste for continental living. And how! Prepare to lose a few clothes and inhibitions along the way...... read more »
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Destination: Prague
It is one of Europe's best preserved medieval city centres, with a touch of Bohemian fantasy. If you have ever wondered what it's like to travel back in time, Prague is your kind of place... read more »
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You can tour the White House and Michelle Obama's vegetable patch if you wish, but there is more to Washington than political life – museums, art galleries and colonial Georgetown, for a start... read more »
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Destination: London
Spend a few days exploring the River Thames and you will get to know the true London from a unique perspective as unknown sides to the capital become gloriously clear. ... read more »
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Destination: Almeida, Porto
Trip type: Cultural, Road Trip
Far from Portugal’s popular tourist regions lies Almeida, a land of amazing landscapes, picturesque towns, and some of the most impressive historical sites in Europe... read more »
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Destination: Sharjah
Trip type: Beach, Cultural
With a superb position on the Arabian Gulf, Sharjah is fast becoming a fashionable destination for a relaxing break. But it also has plenty to offer the culturally-inspired traveller... read more »
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Destination: Malindi
Kenya's perfect white beaches, lapped by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, are glorious - but there's more to see in Malindi than sand... read more »
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Destination: Pompeii
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Nowhere else on earth gives as vivid an insight as Pompeii into how ordinary people lived 2,000 years ago - or shows so graphically how they died... read more »
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