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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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The Top 5 Must-See European Carnivals
There are plenty of carnivals conducted each year, all over the globe, celebrating a wide selection of causes. Most are held during the period before Lent, in the months of February and March, and are full of music, dancing and colourful costumes.
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5 Pilgrimage Sites In Europe
Whilst many pilgrimages are done with religious intentions, those interested in hiking, nature or simply the history relating to a specific town or city may also enjoy visiting some of the destinations on our list.
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Tromso Home Of The Huskies
Last week, we travelled inside the Arctic Circle to the Norwegian city of Tromso. Along with seeing the Northern Lights, there was one other highlight that we can wholeheartedly recommend.
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5 Ancient Cities To Unearth In Antalya
Towards the south of Turkey is the beautiful city of Antalya, located on the Mediterranean coastline. It provides tourists with white sandy beaches, the Taurus Mountains and many ancient cities whose ruins you can still see today.
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Everything You Need To Know About Austria's Eagle Walk
When talking about hiking opportunities in Austria, The Eagle Walk has to be at the top of the list. So here are some things you should know before you set off.
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5 Dishes To Try When Visiting Denmark
Few of us can afford to eat in the fine-dining restaurants that Denmark is famous for on a regular basis, so here are some delicious dishes you’ll find all over Denmark.
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Quirky Museums In Bruges That You Wouldn’t Want To Miss
Bruges is best known for its beautiful canals and rich heritage, shown through landmarks like the Belfry and Markt, but also holds many unique museums. Here are five that may spark your interest.
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Bremerhaven Home To One Of Germanys Quirkiest Attractions
Whilst very different from the other things to see and do in the region, Bremerhaven's Climate House is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself exploring this part of Germany.
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Bremerhaven – Home To One Of Germany’s Quirkiest Attractions
Whilst very different from the other things to see and do in the region, Bremerhaven's Climate House is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself exploring this part of Germany.
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Discovering Roman Monuments In Germany’s Oldest City
Dating back to the first century BC, when it was settled by the Romans, Trier is often considered to be the oldest city in Germany. Here are some of the Roman ruins that shouldn’t be missed on a trip to this historical treasure trove.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Europa-Park
Less than 6% of Europa-Park’s visitors come from the UK, even though it’s only a short flight away. Much of that is simply down to the British market being unfamiliar with this fantastic attraction, so here are 10 things you should know in …
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The Benefits Of Tailor-Made Travel
Wouldn’t it be great if you could build your holiday the way you wanted it? Well, with tailor-made travel from Fred.\ Holidays, you can do just that. Here are just a few of the fantastic benefits to booking this way.
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8 Things You’ll See During Carnival Season In Germany
With Christmas in the rearview mirror, thoughts in Germany now turn to what is known as the country’s ‘fifth season’ - Carnival.
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France’s Most Impressive Buildings Away From Paris
Part of the allure of Paris is the wealth of beautiful architecture that can be found on the streets, but France has plenty of striking buildings away from the capital.
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3 Ways To Enjoy Wine In Würzburg
Würzburg is an ideal choice if you’re looking to keep the wine flowing throughout your trip. So, here are three ways to ensure your glass is more than half full.
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Events To Mark 2019’s Major Milestones
These 2019 events may inspire you to visit some of the destinations mentioned below and will help you learn more about the historical milestones that they plan to mark.
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4 Lesser-Known Destinations From Our 2019 Brochure
Alongside ever-popular cities like Paris, Berlin and Rome, our 2019 brochure features some destinations that you may have never thought about before – and even a few that you may never have heard of.
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6 Things To Eat At the Bremen Christmas Markets
Over three days in Bremen, we had lunch and dinner from the market stalls, trying to sample as much of the local delights on offer as possible. Here are just a few that you should definitely try on your own trip to the Bremen Christmas mark…
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