Magical German & Austrian Christmas Markets

Friday, July 12, 2019

Imagine exploring Europe’s greatest and most nostalgic Christmas Markets stirring in anticipation of the festivities ahead. Enjoy visits to Neuschwanstein Castle and the extravagant Linderhof Palace, take in the views from the summit of the massive Zugspitze and savour the warm, local hospitality.   To see a day by day itinerary click here  

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Enticing Northern Spain

Monday, July 8, 2019

Step back in time on a journey that spans centuries and borders, from Barcelona into the dramatic Pyrenees and along Spain’s northern coast, to where the bulls run in Pamplona… with stays at historic paradors in San Sebastian and Santiago de Compostela… and across the border to Portugal to sample port in Porto, college days…

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Fairytale Castles and Classic Christmas in Bavaria

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Imagine celebrating this Christmas in the historic Bavarian village of Oberammergau. Savour Christmas Markets in cobblestoned squares, visit Ludwig’s fairytale castles, take a cable car to the summit of the Zugspitze and relax with a horse drawn carriage ride through the Bavarian countryside.   To see more of this trip click here

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is the romantic iconic train made famous by Agatha Christie’s novel ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Those who have read the book or watched one of the movies will have memories of this beautiful train winding its way through the snow-covered Alps from Paris to Istanbul. The Belmond company synonymous with luxury,…

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Port, Picnics and Pinhao: Portugal Is Waiting

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Historic hillside towns, gourmet tapas tours, private yacht sailing and candlelight concerts. Portugal has a lot to offer and we wanted to share some of our favourite experiences with you. “Situated on the banks of the Douro River is the charming northern city of Porto. I loved discovering the city’s laneways and old buildings winding…

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The most beautiful city in Europe!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Budapest is without a doubt my favourite European city so far. From the moment we arrived, driving around the city and exploring Buda Castle blew my mind. We first explored the castle complex on the Buda side of the city. The history is amazing, and Fisherman’s Bastian which was once used as a place for merchants…

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The Luck of the Northern Lights

Thursday, December 20, 2018

  With nothing but mountain cliffs and waterfalls behind us and ocean front ahead, our converted farm stay at Vogur Country Lodge was another reminder of the remoteness of this incredible country we were lucky enough to be circling.  As with many places in Iceland, accommodations offer a northern lights wakeup call service for their…

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Fire Breathing Dragons and Pierogi Dumplings

Monday, December 17, 2018

Krakow is a beautiful city, with street performers, live music and vibrant restaurants lining the Old Town Square with beer and local dishes it was the perfect place to spend a lazy summer afternoon. It was so interesting to explore the gothic cobblestone streets of the Old Town and the Royal Castle. The tales of…

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Ellen’s Winter Wonderland Experience!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Travelling through Europe during winter really does feel like a fairytale. I’m usually a Grinch at Christmas time, but I was completely converted. The sense of Christmas Spirit was everywhere, the fairylights weaved around the pine trees, the smell of cinnamon in the air as people sipped on mulled wine, families ice skating, and stalls…

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Some of Our Favourite Uniworld River Cruises

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

  With so many river cruises out there, so how do you know that Uniworld will give you the river cruise that you’ll be talking about for years to come? The answer is simple; ask the experts! We know because we go; our very own Kirk was fortunate enough to sail with Uniworld on their Castles…

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