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Trains from here are easy. La Spezia is situated in Northern Italy between Genoa and Pisa. It is a commercial port with a modern terminal and one that is easy to explore from. It is straightforward to get the train to Pisa or Florence. Also, Cinque Terre is a very popular place to visit from La Spezia. It can't be...
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Estepona in the Costa del Sol, nearest airport and cruise terminal Gibraltar, next nearest (other direction) is Malaga. Cruises leaving Malaga, you could fly to Gibraltar and do our suggested, and drop the car off in Malaga and jump on the ship. Estepona has had huge investment and boasts a wonderful coastline bookended by a perfect little old town and...
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Marbella, Puerto Banus is the place to party. We went to see Status Quo @ Starlite Club in Costa Del Sol. It was a strange and sad night, but one hell of a concert. We have sailed and flown into Malaga and it is a very interesting port stop, and these other places are great to visit, like Mijas. Please remember...
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If you want to miss the sail from the UK and avoid Gibraltar, some ships use Malaga (Marella) as a home base. Other Mediterranean cruises often visit the port.  If you have done Malaga, then Mijas is a beautiful mountain town just twenty minutes away  and worth a visit. Take a look at Jeans great film guide. Donkey Taxi - Mijas...
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Malaga surprised us because we thought we knew it. Previously we had used it many times as a gateway to the Spanish beaches, know for sun and sand as well as some wonderful towns! It is a city that many just pass through because of the airport or the port, but it has much to warrant a stay or a visit...
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Lisbon is the richest region of Portugal by GDP per capita, and as such it is a busy commercial city. Trying to find a good map that is not designed to sell you something is not easy. The wealth of tourist leaflets may swamp you, so we advise some research, a plan and a route worked out before you...
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Pisa City Guide, from La Spezia by train. Blog and video guide of the town, and books set in Pisa. Please share how easy it is to get into Pisa by train. And that you must validate your ticket. Azura A901 is going here in 2019. It is very easy to visit Pisa from the port of La Spezia. From La...
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You must either go on a tour or book in advance online not to be either queueing or at worst, disappointed. You will be given a time slot with your booking. Then you can plan you walk round Hamburg, and trip to other sites like the Town Hall. This is not just trains, but planes and cruise ships in...
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What is in the 5 Euro tour? If you arrive on a cruise ship the bus will almost certainly drop you off at the town hall, and you must go inside. It is a very ornate building, very proud, and amazingly almost untouched by war. The tour locations, as seen on our film, are well worth the 5 Euro, plus...
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There is often a discount for booking in advance on line,  for the Hop On Hop Off Red City Sightseeing bus! It is worth clicking through to see if they are offering a deal. If you are off to London, Lisbon, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Berlin we have some great advance purchase prices for the Red Bus, City Sight Seeing bus tour....
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