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Rome to Pompeii Day Trip

Planning a day trip to Pompeii from Rome? How do you go about it? Will you have enough time to accomplish a Pompeii day trip from Rome? Is it better to travel by yourself on the train from Rome to Pompeii, or is it easier to book a Rome to Pompeii tour? We’ll answer...

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Things to do in Barmouth, Wales

The Welsh town of Barmouth has one of the best settings of any holiday resort in the UK. It has some of the best beaches in UK, and sits on an estuary with exceptional views of the Snowdonia National Park.  Our guide to the best things to do in Barmouth covers the...

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Things to do in Llangollen Wales

The gorgeous town of Llangollen is the first many visitors see of Wales. And what an introduction. Llangollen is at the heart of the scenic Dee Valley, surrounded by dramatic Welsh mountains. There’s even the obligatory Welsh castle on top of one of them, overlooking...

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Things to Do on Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, not to mention one of its most remote. It’s right on the edge of Europe, in the so-called Celtic fringe. It’s a place of staggering beauty, and there are many things to do on Achill Island. There are some...

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Things to Do in Betws-y-Coed, Wales

It’s the starting point for many Snowdonia adventures, but there are so many things to do in Betws-y-Coed itself. It’s one of the best places to stay in Snowdonia National Park, with the best of the mountains around ten miles (16 km) to the west. The village is quite...

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Things To Do In Portmeirion, Wales

Portmeirion is the ultimate fantasy and folly. It’s a small private village on the North Wales coast designed by architect Clough Williams Ellis. He designed some buildings and ‘rescued’ others from around the UK, and sought to create a place where people could take...

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The Chapel of Bones Evora

The Chapel of Bones Evora is one of the most unusual things to see in Portugal. It’s a chapel decorated entirely with human bones, including skulls, tibias and femurs. It’s attached to the much more cheery Church of São Francisco in the historic heart of Evora.   The...

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The Best Things To Do in Evora Portugal

Evora, Portugal is one of the most underrated cities in Europe. Many visitors head for the more obvious Portugal sights, overlooking this enchanting city. As it’s only two hours away, some visit Evora on a day trip from Lisbon. But even this is missing out in a way,...

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Your Guide to the Best Things to do in Padua

Like many others, I chanced upon Padua because of Venice.  I opted to stay in Padua – Padova in Italian - because all the hotels in Venice were booked out. In doing so I stumbled upon one of the best cities to visit in Italy.   I was amazed at how many things to do in...

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Venice Off The Beaten Path

You don’t have to veer far from the crowds to discover Venice off the beaten path. Even in the swarming crowds of San Marco in summer, a secret Venice is only a couple of minutes away.   Most visitors are on a day trip to Venice, and they all want to see the same...

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The Best Churches In Venice Italy

There are so many incredible churches in Venice Italy. There are around 170 Venice churches, including the city and the outlying islands of the lagoon. Many of these are among the top Venice attractions, while others are true Venice hidden gems.   The best churches in...

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Things to do in Burano, Venice

A visit to Burano island is one of the best day trips from Venice. It is one of the most memorable Venice islands because of its brightly coloured houses.  Many say that the star Venice attraction is the city itself rather than any of the main sights, and the same...

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The Ultimate Lisbon 3 day itinerary

You may be wondering how many days in Lisbon you need to see it all. You could easily stay a week, but 3 days in Lisbon gives you time to see the best of Portugal’s capital.  Our Lisbon 3 day itinerary is designed to show you the main sights, and also explore some of...

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Things to do in Belem Lisbon

Belem Lisbon is a fascinating place to visit. It’s a suburb next to the river Tagus (Rio Tejo) with three of the best sights in Lisbon, and several other attractions besides. The most popular things to do in Belem Lisbon revolve around the river area. The Belem Tower...

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The Most Underrated Cities in Europe

There are so many amazing European cities to visit, but some don’t get the recognition they deserve. Everyone knows the top European destinations – London, Paris, Venice, Barcelona, to name a few. These may be among the best European cities to visit. But with so many...

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Things to do in Hereford, England

The city of Hereford is one of the best undiscovered places in England. It’s a small but beautiful cathedral city between the West Midlands and the border with Wales. The Cotswolds are an hour’s drive away to the south. Our guide to the best things to do in Hereford...

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Things to do in Lagos Portugal

  The resort town of Lagos is one of the best places to stay in the Algarve, the south coast of Portugal. Lagos has a fine historic centre, and streets full of restaurants, bars aclubs which are packed in the summer season. Then there’s the coastline: Lagos has some...

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Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

There are thousands of castles spread across the continent of Europe, so it helps to narrow things down a bit. Our guide to the most beautiful castles in Europe takes you all over the continent.  This list takes you to some of the best castles in the world.   We visit...

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