City Breaks

City Breaks

Easily accessible Cities well worth a visit

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What is in the 5 Euro tour? The Cruise ship shuttle bus will almost certainly drop you off at the town hall, and you must go inside. 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 you get a presentation by a...
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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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Famous for the red light district and the Beatles, Hamburg is on many taster cruises and ferry trips as well as the first or last stop on many longer cruises to the Baltics or beyond. Hamburg offers a lot to see, can be walked, but you will be tired after a long day ashore because the ship does not...
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Chocolates and Happiness - Yes, those roses are all made of chocolate.EVERYTHING else is made of chocolate too. Amongst the thousands of great choice shops, this is the queen... and it is here - the box shows you C&H on Google maps.GOOGLE MAP TO CHOCOLATE AND HAPPINESS  Gino says, "you can't buy happiness, but you can buy chocolate!" He should...
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Rome - Angels and Demons is a great way to see Rome, having first refreshed your memory by watching the Ron Howard film of the Dan Brown book before you go. Sadly Tom Hanks will not be running around for you but the guide will bring the book and film to life. And please, do not confuse this with...
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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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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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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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