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The Eiffel Tower light show

New Year in Paris on a budget

Destination: Paris

How to take a three-night trip to Paris over New Year without breaking the bank

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Cricket pavillion in The Parks

Oxford - a jaunt round the city of dreaming spires

Destination: Oxford

Oxford is a great place to spend a few days lazing around olde worlde pubs, taking in the culture, and wandering along the canal and through the alleyways of this ancient city

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Le Jet d'Eau

A weekend in Geneva

Destination: Geneva

All you need to know for the perfect city break in Geneva.

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Antwerp Cathedral

Antwerp: Beats Brussels and Bruges For a Weekend Break

Destination: Antwerp

If you’re looking for somewhere different for a weekend break to Belgium then Antwerp offers a compact and fun alternative to the more obvious attractions of Brussels and Bruges

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The Galway Hooker - Eyre Square

Top tips for a grand weekend in Galway City

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....

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A fashionistas dream at The Berkeley

Afternoon Tea? In London? Yes please...

Destination: London

Afternoon tea at the Ritz may be the ultimate London cliché. So, why not avoid the uptight dress code and head for an equally glamorous alternative to indulge in the epitome in English dining?

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Mosaic at the National Museum of History in Tirana

Albania opens its doors

Destination: Tirana

For decades, Albania's been the isolated oddball of Europe. But times are changing, and this friendly little country is now taking its first steps towards establishing itself on the tourist trail

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The Vistula River

Krakow city break: Old Town, Auschwitz and alcohol

Destination: Krakow

While perhaps not as popular as Prague or Budapest, Krakow, the former capital city of Poland, boasts several UNESCO World Heritage sites - plus culture, scenery and great food and drink too!

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The River Arno seen from the famous Ponte Vecchio.

Florence: the city that has it all?

Destination: Florence

Florence has a bit of everything: food, culture, art, beauty and nightlife. Read about some classic haunts as well as several hidden gems

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Weird and wonderful chocolate at the Turin Chocolate Festival

Turin: the alternative Italian city break

Destination: Turin

Turin may not have the ruins of Rome or the canals of Venice, but it more than makes up for that with chocolate, mountains and The Italian Job

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