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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
City Breaks

City Breaks

Easily accessible Cities well worth a visit

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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 arrive on a cruise then you might want to...
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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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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...
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 are testing a new hotel search engine supplied by one of the majors. We will connect you when we are happy. 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...
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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