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Why Nice Is Picture-Perfect For Art Lovers
Nice has been a desirable destination for the upper classes for centuries. Now much more suited to the masses too, it boasts modern areas that contrast with the Old Harbour and a world-class range of art galleries.
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The Best-Preserved Medieval Destinations In Germany
Germany is one of the best places in Europe to see well-preserved medieval towns and cities. Ruins are one thing, but when you get the chance to experience things almost as they were hundreds of years ago, it adds an extra layer to your trip
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3 Alternatives To…A Rome City Break
Many travellers are on the lookout for alternatives that offer something similar but in a quieter, more original and often more affordable setting. With that in mind, here are three great options for anyone considering a Rome city break.
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5 Highlights Of A Trip To Andalucía
Spain’s Andalucía region is one of Europe’s sunniest spots to visit and includes some of the country’s most popular cities. If you are planning a trip through the province, here are a few sights you shouldn’t miss.
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Unmissable Historical Sites in Greece
Greece is a country steeped in history, from ancient times to the modern-day. This is reflected in the architecture, museums and culture; everywhere you look you will find remnants of Greece’s rich history.
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4 Key Areas Of Croatia Worth Exploring
With great weather, great food and some intriguing history, there are many reasons why Croatia should be on your travel list.
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5 Reasons To Book A Collette Escorted Tour
Fred.\ Holidays recently announced that we have partnered with Collette to offer a fantastic range of escorted tours to UK customers. There are so many great benefits to look forward to when you book one of these amazing trips. Here are five reasons why a Collette tour could be for you.
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Four Ways To Enjoy Cheese In The Netherlands
If you’re a fan of fromage, a connoisseur of cheese or crazy about kaas (that’s cheese in Dutch), we have some fantastic attractions for you to seek out when travelling to the Netherlands.
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The Best Of The Wursts
It may be slightly clichéd, but there’s no getting away from the fact that Germans love their wursts. But, with a great deal of choice on offer, how are you supposed to know the subtle differences? Well, here’s our guide to the best of the wursts.
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How To Have An Eco-Friendly City Break
It’s no secret that travel is a big contributor to global warming. And whilst holidays, ironically, aren’t going anywhere, there are still ways we can reduce our impact on the environment when we go away.
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The Dos and Don’t Of Visiting The Széchenyi Thermal Baths
It’s not always easy to visit an attraction in a foreign city, so we’ve listed a few dos and don’ts that will help you get the most from your time in the Széchenyi Thermal baths during a Budapest city break.
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3 Alternatives To…A Paris City Break
Sometimes the obvious choice is too expensive, too crowded or just, well, too obvious. So, here’s why Bordeaux, Riga and Ljubljana are all great alternatives to a Paris city break and all its charms.
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How To Christmas Market Like A Pro
If you’re thinking about spending some time at one (or some) of Europe’s magical Christmas markets this December, now is the time to start planning. Here are some great tips to enjoy your chosen European Christmas market like a pro.
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5 Dishes To Try When Visiting Portugal
A great reason to visit Portugal has to be the delicious food on offer in local restaurants. There’s always an abundance of seafood and most dishes offer a subtle twist on traditional Mediterranean fare.
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These European Statues Bring Good Fortune To All Who Touch Them
All over Europe, there are statues with parts of their bodies that have been polished clean by tourists in a bid to glean some fortune in their favour. Here are some great examples that you should look out for on your travels.
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5 Towns On The German Fairytale Route (And The Fairy Tales You’ll Discover)
Thanks to the Brothers Grimm, most of the fairytales that we know and love (and some that we Brits are unfamiliar with) have their roots in Germany. The German Fairytale Route allows you to discover the inspiration for some of them.
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Why Swiss Public Transport May Be The Best In The World
You’ll be pleased to know that any visit to Switzerland will run…well…like clockwork…thanks to the country’s world-class transport system.
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Why You Should Return To Iceland Again And Again
In some destinations, it’s impossible to see and do everything on offer in just one trip. Though relatively small, Iceland is one such place; here are just a few reasons why it will keep you coming back for more.
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The Dos And Don’ts When Walking The Dubrovnik City Walls
One of the most popular things to do when exploring Dubrovnik Old Town is to walk on top of the historic walls that once fortified Dubrovnik. However, there are a few things to consider if you plan to do so.
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5 Italian Islands You Have Never Heard Of
If your idea of a relaxing holiday is going off-grid to recharge those batteries, here are five Italian islands – which you’ve never heard of – to consider.
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5 Dishes To Try When Visiting The Czech Republic
The Czech Republic may be better known for its reasonably priced and more than reasonable tasting beer, but the nation also has some delicious dishes that are worth trying during your holiday.
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The Sunniest Cities In Europe For Your Summer Break
Give yourself the chance to feel the warm glow on your skin this summer. We’ve collated some of the sunniest cities in Europe to ensure your 2019 holiday is served sunny side up.
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4 Reasons To Explore Europe’s Thermal Towns
If you’re the type of person that likes nothing more than doing…well…nothing during your holiday, a trip to one of Europe’s thermal towns may be a great choice.
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4 Madeira Attractions That Help It Live Up To Its Nickname
Madeira is known as the Garden Island, a moniker that highlights the natural beauty which bursts from every direction. Here are some great floral attractions to check out whilst in Funchal or the surrounding area.
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5 Destinations In Which To Celebrate 100 Years Of The Bauhaus
It may have only been around for 14 years, but the ideas and structures brought about by the Bauhaus have ensured it remains one of the world’s biggest design influences 100 years on. Here are five German destinations where highlights are taking place in 2019.
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10 Things You Didnt Know About The Oberammergau Passion Play
If you didn’t know already, 2020 marks the 42nd Passion Play in the German town of Oberammergau. A lot of work goes into staging this iconic spectacle, so here are ten things you didn’t know.
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