City Breaks

City Breaks

Easily accessible Cities well worth a visit

Barcelona! Barcelona! You can hear the late great Freddie Mercury sing. It is a place of great food, great wine, wonderful architecture, fountains and art. The art starts at the port but as a cruise passenger you have no chance in seeing everything in a day; which is good. Barcelona is a place you can go back to many times....
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La Spezia Guide, video report by Jean for Doris Visits 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...
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Pisa City Guide, from La Spezia. Jean's video report of the town for Doris Visits It is very easy to visit Pisa from the port of La Spezia as well as make it a weekend away with Florence. Find a hotel like the great one we found in Rome using our Hotel Ap. From La Spezia port you can either take...
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In Bruges, eat chocolate, see the film. 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. I interviewed Gino at the end of the day and sadly the equipment was as tired as I and the batteries went...
ROME - back there soon on B727 It was not built in a day and you will not see everything in a day. My guess is you will never see my favourite church! Not that I am into churches but the one in September XII near the Termini takes some beating. If you are having a weekend break then take...
Copenhagen is the Denmark stop on Doris Visit's Baltic Cruise Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, not Disney's When arriving in Copenhagen many people hear about or want to see the Little Mermaid statue, but it is not near the old town and a bit of a trot from your cruise ship. Many tours don't even include it, and many guides will tell you...
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Hop On, Hop Off ! Is it worth it ? There are some tips, like in the Azores, the trip is a short round one hour bus ride, no getting off, so do it last in the day, no queue and you get the bus to yourself. In general, if you are on a cruise you only have six or seven...
It is so easy to get away Out of school holidays, there are often mid-week deals to fly to Malaga, Barcelona or many other places like Rome. Time to grab a few days away. If you are not tied to a regular routine you can even miss Monday, Friday and weekend flights and get a great deal. Flying mid week...
Shopping is the new leisure activity and there are few places in the world where it can be done as stylishly as in Dubai. The Arcadia sails there in 2019 on a wonderful itinerary Dubai to Southampton! SHOPPING IN DUBAI Whether you travel to Dubai specifically to shop, and you will not be the only one, or, you are on a fleeting...
Doris Visits Tallinn in Estonia on a Baltic Cruise There are likely to be six or so ships at the popular port! Tallinn is a gem of the Baltics. Britannia B818 for June 2018 is already pretty sold out. There is also Azura A815 for June 9th 2018 and Arcadia J808 on 8th July and Arcadia J811 on 17th Aug 2018....
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