Simonseeks Special Features

Funchal: a weekender's guide

Clear blue waters and bountiful home-grown produce attract visitors to the Madeiran capital of Funchal all year round, but the city is in full colourful bloom during the spring months Read the guide

Seaside chic in Ostend

Situated on the Flemish Coast, the North Sea gem of Ostend effortlessly combines rustic charm with palatial splendour, as well as first-rate seafood and impressive art galleries Read the guide

Bergen: scenic city by the sea

Encircled by mountains, islands and fjords, Bergen, Norway’s scenic second city, is home to a thriving port and cutting-edge cultural centre and is a seafood-lover’s paradise Read the guide

Split: ideal for a sunny city break

The second largest city in the region of Dalmatia, Split offers an abundance of Roman ruins, beautiful beaches and Croatian seafood dishes, fresh from the Adriatic Read the guide

A world-class weekend in Istanbul

Mosques, minarets, mosaics and mezze make the ancient city of Istanbul one of Europe’s most alluring destinations – the ultimate east-meets-west experience on the Bosphorus Read the guide