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Soak up the stunning scenery from your carriage window

All aboard! Great railway journeys in Europe

Destination: England

From brave little trains tunnelling through the mountains of Norway to luxurious vintage carriages trundling east to Istanbul, Europe is criss-crossed with romantic railway rides

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Montenegro coastline

Montenegro: the real pearl of the Adriatic

Destination: Kotor

With clean sandy beaches, well-preserved old towns and a coastline every bit as dramatic as Croatia's, it can only be a matter of time before the tourist hordes rediscover the magic of Montenegro

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Macaque monkeys at Black River Peak Lookout

Eco-adventure in Mauritius

Destination: Mauritius

Away from its famous beaches, Mauritius offers adventure aplenty, from quad biking through a deer park to trekking up mountains and ziplining across rivers

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Solomon’s Pillars deep in the geological Timna Park provide a spectacular natural backdrop

Israel: adventures in the Holy Land

Destination: Eilat

Glorious sunshine, tropical seas, beautiful beaches and more culture than you can poke a stick at. Welcome to Eilat and the real Israel

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Hitting the Garden Route in South Africa

Destination: Western Cape

The Garden Route is South Africa's classic road trip, following the dramatic Indian Ocean coastline and taking in whales, walks and wine-tasting along the way

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Think Spain, think again: discover Deia in Majorca

Destination: Majorca

While many people only see Majorca for its sun, sea and crowds, this Balearic island does have its stylish side. Fall in love with the hidden gem that is Deia

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Sand, sea and golf

Ras Al Khaimah: the expectant emirate

Destination: United Arab Emirates

Little-known Ras Al Khaimah has plans as grand as Dubai. Catch it now, while it remains the most traditional emirate in the UAE

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Regular stops to take in the beautiful scenery are a must!

Driving through the French Alps

Destination: Hautes-Alpes

It's worth taking time to explore the back roads through the French Alps, one of the most beautiful and dramatic regions in the whole of Europe

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The Matterhorn, in all its Toblerone-shaped glory

Zermatt: the best ski resort in the Alps

Destination: Zermatt

Zermatt has got the lot: fantastic skiing, unrivalled mountain restaurants, horse-drawn sleighs, and the perfect, Toblerone-shaped Matterhorn. You don’t need to bother with anywhere else

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View from Lake Annecy with the Alps in the background

Annecy: the pearl of the French Alps

Destination: Annecy

Within an hour of Geneva airport lies the hidden gem of Annecy, where spending a few days by the lake is the perfect antidote to a busy life and hectic work schedule

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