City Breaks

City Breaks

Easily accessible Cities well worth a visit

Venice - a history of erotica and gambling? Venice was the centre of trade, but also of sin and gambling. At one time 12% of its population were in prostitution and the dens of iniquity were around every corner. There were places that women could visit too, and of the men on offer Casanova was perhaps the most famous. Now...
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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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The name probably comes from the old Dutch name for bridge, 'Brugga'. The first fortifications were built after Julius Caesar's conquest of the Menapii in the first century BC, to protect the coastal area against pirates. However, due to it's important position there have been settlements in this area since the iron and bronze ages. It is worth the...
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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...
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How not to get caught when booking a hotel Here on Doris Visits we have tested our own hotel search engine which is supplied by one of the majors - Booking.com. It means direct from this site you can look for a hotel and maybe extend that cruise by staying on a few days or a week if you end up...
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....

Istanbul

Istanbul Istanbul in Turkey is a cruise stop. We found it on the Fred Olsen's cruise ship the Braemar for September 2017 . Click here to go to the page. As Doris Visits has yet to make a film there, we welcome David's Been Here, for this great City. Istanbul is also a City break on some of the lesser known low cost flight...
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Prague is probably the best weekend treat We spent a long weekend in Prague and it is a fascinating place because you find places by talking to the locals. They will say which bars to try and someone is playing music, or it has great food. It is said to be one of the top ten pick pocket places to...
Lilly Langtry, actress, & lover of King Edward VII As well as presenting Doris Visits and playing Doris Shades in Shades Of Bad I have a one woman show; Royal Mistresses. I actually perform many Royal Mistress characters and also have a historical rundown of their background including films. I have found the places where they got up to whatever...
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