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Destination: Amsterdam
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Anyone coming out of Peter Greenaway’s film Nightwatching will be bursting to hop over to Amsterdam to have another look at Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch, which the film dramatises... read more »
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Destination: Vigo, Baiona
The port of Vigo in north-west Spain is a highly attractive city and offers some of the country's best seafood and wine... 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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4
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Destination: Metz
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Metz is one of the prettiest towns in France, but short on culture – until now. The Centre Pompidou-Metz museum will bring a touch of modern excitement to the medieval town... read more »
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4
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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: Lille
If you want some French chic, culture, art and great food, you don't have to go to the capital - the answer lies an hour closer, in Lille ... read more »
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Destination: Glasgow
Scotland's Glasgow is emerging from its dark past into an era of stylish shopping, trendy designers, fantastic Victorian buildings and some top-notch food... read more »
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Brussels has always had plenty to interest the art historian and art lover. Now, it has the most exciting opening in a long time – a new museum dedicated to the famous Belgian surrealist René Magritte... read more »
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3
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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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In Louvain-la-Neuve, a university town near Brussels, fans of the Tintin comic books can get their fix of nostalgia at a gleaming new purpose-built museum dedicated to their creator, Hergé... read more »
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Destination: Vienna
“You must go to Vienna – it’s like Paris, but without the French!” So says the David Frost character in the film Frost/Nixon. But is he right?... 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: St Ives
There are three very good reasons to visit St Ives right now: the ailing pound against the euro, a great new luxury place to stay, and a fantastic exhibition at the Tate ... read more »
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Destination: Waterloo
Trip type: Cultural, Short Break
Many people remember learning at school about Waterloo and the battle that made Wellington a British hero - but a visit to the actual battlefield in Belgium brings the historic event vividly to life... read more »
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The wild coast of California, with its long white sands, surfers and never-ending breakers, is familiar from song lyrics and movies. To experience it for real, check out these four San Diego beaches... read more »
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With its 60 miles of coast, Goa in India has a beach (and a hotel) to suit every taste, from budget to super-luxury. It's not quite like the old days, but there are spots where you can truly chill out... read more »
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It has a fascinating military past, the world’s only signed Caravaggio painting, great weather, food and wine, they drive on the left and everyone speaks English – it’s time to think again about Malta... read more »
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