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Oslo is a beautiful city, and they are likely to have snow at the time of the Christmas markets. That does mean it will be colder than your other stops, it was -7 degrees when we were there. Oslo Market is in the main square, opposite the National theatre. The film shows you where, and we also have an...
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The light show is a collection of art installations. It is not a Christmas market and by the time you take the Christmas Markets cruise, the people of Amsterdam will have had their Christmas. The decorations will still be up, and it is festive, but the focus is on this boat trip. It is best done with a bottle...
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Probably our favourite Christmas market, it does find itself on many Christmas market itineraries. The city itself is both charming and compact enough to be inviting and easy. The ship normally docks early and allows a long day so the visit becomes even easier and more interesting. We have a Hamburg guide film which is very informative, but you can...
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Copenhagen is the land of fairy tales. We have a film on finding Han Christian Andersen, but here we look at the Christmas market, which in the main is in Nyhavn. That is where Andersen live for over twenty years, see our film on the world famous children's writer and where to find his footsteps in Copenhagen. Here. The...
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A ferry, a short party cruise, a local cruise, a gateway to the Baltic, Amsterdam can feature in so many cruise programmes. It even appears on Christmas market tours, even though they celebrate Christmas around the 5th and it is all done and dusted. However, it is for many a taster, a few days on a ship for the...
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Lanzarote is another volcanic island with the darker black, red and white sand beaches and the moonscape parks that you can tour or drive through. The landscape is best seen from the Fire Mountain in the Timanfaya National Park which is famous for the fantastical shapes created by solidified volcanic lava. These have steaming hot natural holes or wells....
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Jean's film for Doris Visits takes you from the cruise terminal to Maspalomas by public bus; a legendary beach in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. If you want winter sun without flying, then a Canary Island cruise is the answer. Christopher Columbus came across Gran Canaria in 1492 and he instantly liked the verdant palm groves and excellent climate. The harbour may...
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This is an easy place to explore on foot, but there are many things that make an excursion worthwhile, and the beaches are fantastic. Christopher Columbus came across Gran Canaria in 1492 and he instantly liked the verdant palm groves and excellent climate. The harbour may be tranquil but the capital Las Palmas is lively. It is an easy walk from...
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After three days at sea out to the Canary Islands, Madeira, otherwise known as the Garden Island, is likely to be your first stop.It is the most beautiful island with a wonderful display of sub-tropical plants and flowers. A few months before this film was made, in the dry heat there was a terrible bush fire that destroyed homes and killed...
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At the top of the cable car, don't walk straight past the gardens to get to the toboggan ride. See the gardens first or you will have to come back up again as opposed to going down from the base of the toboggan. The Monte Tropical Gardens are so extensive (70,000 sq meters) that you could spend a day there...
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