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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
City Breaks

City Breaks

Easily accessible Cities well worth a visit

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Pisa City Guide, from La Spezia. 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. It is very easy to visit Pisa from the port of La Spezia as well as make it a weekend away with Florence. Find...
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The Suez Canal widens for bigger business and the ships sail through. Arcadia sails there in 2019 on a wonderful itinerary Dubai to Southampton! But Dubai has also become the long weekend shopping trip. In Dubai there is so much to choose from. The Souks local to the cruise terminal are wonderful, The Gold and Spice on one side of the...
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Dubai is now a popular cruise stop, and occasionally passengers are lucky enough to get an overnight. You may go for a holiday so here is a list of things to do, and things not to do if you don't want to be arrested. And being arrested here means arrested! The P&O Arcadia stops there on the way back...
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Waterbus Canal Tour Many Londoners never visit their own city, we were guilty of that too. So when we started the world travel series we charged ourselves with trying to get to some unusual but simple tours of London between foreign travel. The Canal Boat is a very simple and cheap one and it runs from Little Venice, you can stop...
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Chocolates and Happiness Yes, those roses are all made of chocolate. So is EVERYTHING else. Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should have been the 5th Beatle. Jean interviews Gino in his shop. This is a very classy chocolate shop near the tower in the main square. If you pop into Chocolates and Happiness...
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One of the best ways to see Bruges is on a simple and very cheap Canal Boat tour because it cuts through this UNESCO World Heritage city and introduces you to its cultural, architectural and historical importance. Most canal tours take only 30 minutes and you will see medieval architecture including low bridges you have to duck under. We...
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The capitol of Latvia like so much of the Baltic coast has been controlled by the Swedes and fought over by many others. Set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the River Daugava, the narrow streets in the walled Old City still hold much history and are an inviting explore on foot. There is a Dome Cathedral with...
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Barcelona! Barcelona! You can hear the late great Freddie Mercury sing and that chant will go on and people will continue to visit. It is a place of great food, great wine, wonderful architecture, fountains and art. It is a place where every nation and religion mix together. The art starts at the port but as a cruise passenger you...
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Doris Visits Lisbon 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...
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Rome - Angels and Demons - the best way to see it is with the rush of a Hollywood movie ! Rome is best seen on an Angels and Demons tour, having first refreshed your memory by watching the Ron Howard film of the Dan Brown book once again before you go. Sadly Tom Hanks will not be running around...
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