City Breaks

City Breaks

Easily accessible Cities well worth a visit

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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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ROME guide and bus tour 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 a look...
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The Old Town of Copenhagen has a number of free walks, you just tip the guide. It is on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager and linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. The historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, it is all revealed in the walking tour. Our film below takes you on...
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Doris Visits Malaga, gateway to the Spanish beaches In 100℉ , 40℃ heat, Doris visited Malaga. 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 and it appears on many cruises, not least on a sail out to the Aegean as with...
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