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Planning The Best Portugal 10 Day Itinerary

Planning The Best Portugal 10 Day Itinerary

Thinking of spending 10 days in Portugal? There’s such a bewildering range of places to visit in Portugal, so where do you start? You can’t see everything in this time, but you want to experience the best of Portugal during your visit. Whether you’re planning a...

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Things to do in Llangollen Wales

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

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

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

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

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.  ...

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The Best Things To Do in Evora Portugal

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

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...

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Venice Off The Beaten Path

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

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...

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Things to do in Burano, Venice

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

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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Your Guide to the Festa di San Gennaro, Naples

Your Guide to the Festa di San Gennaro, Naples

One of the most amazing things to do in Naples is to attend the Festa di San Gennaro on 19th September each year. On the feast day of San Gennaro Naples celebrates this ancient patron saint of the city. Crowds gather in the Duomo, or Cathedral, to pray for and witness...

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Things to do in Belem Lisbon

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

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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Best Christmas Cities in Europe

Best Christmas Cities in Europe

Christmas has crept up on us again, and where better to spend it than somewhere in Europe? Our guide to the best Christmas destinations in Europe covers the length and breadth of the continent. We show you the best Christmas markets in Europe, and also some of the...

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Things to do in Hereford, England

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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The Best Places to Visit in Wales in Autumn

The Best Places to Visit in Wales in Autumn

Wales has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK, and each autumn the forests, hills and valleys turn a magical array of colours. Autumn in Wales can be spectacular. As well as the autumn colours you can chance upon beautiful morning mists along the Welsh...

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Things to do in Lagos Portugal

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...

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Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

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....

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The Best 1 day London Itinerary

The Best 1 day London Itinerary

Your 1 Day London Itinerary - Our Must-Sees Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s London residence is only open for ten weeks of the year between July and September but seeing this famous building from the outside is a must on many peoples visit to London. Changing of the...

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Best Things to Do in Conwy, Wales

Best Things to Do in Conwy, Wales

The fortress town of Conwy in Wales is one of the most beautiful towns in the UK.  It’s a small town tucked in near the estuary of the Conwy river, barely a mile from the North Wales coast and on the edge of the stunning Snowdonia National Park.   Its magnificent...

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