City Breaks Archive

Making the Most of Your Time Off Is Easier Than it’s Ever Been

People work too hard these days not to have some fun on their time off and if you do a little research beforehand, you can always find activities to help you relax and enjoy your downtime more. In fact, there are now companies whose sole purpose is to develop a host of fun activities for […]

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Half-term fun: great breaks to book now

Activity week in Spain This action-packed week will certainly wear out the kids as you travel by foot, canoe and bike around the Picos de Europa. Highlights include a guided paddle down a river, canyoning in rough-and-tumble waters, and taking a cable car on a 1,000m journey up the high Picos for spectacular views. Stay […]

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Serviced Apartments are the ONLY Option for Business Travel

Serviced apartments are paving the way for a new style of travel in the business world. Gone are the days of stuffy hotel rooms and less-than-perfect motels and serviced apartments in Frankfurt are absolutely some of the best out there. Berlin is fast becoming a central hub for European business and more and more international […]

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Top Things to Experience in Monte Carlo

Small, rich and glamorous are probably the first three words that pop into anyone’s mind  when they think of Monte Carlo. Situated along the stunning French Riviera, Monte Carlo  is known as the administrative area of the Principality of Monaco.  However, that boring description doesn’t do Monte Carlo justice, since this spot is a place  that never sleeps due to its renowned casinos, exciting events and lavish lifestyle.    Not everyone is lucky enough to live there and visiting Monte Carlo can be a very  expensive treat unless you plan your visit appropriately. This, among other things,  includes making a bucket list of all the must-see attractions and saving enough money  for doing so.  Since the budget part is all on you, here’s some help with those must-see  attractions; below you will find the top things that any Monte Carlo visitor must  experience if they ever find themselves in that precious gem of a destination.  Casino de Monte-Carlo  Sure, we live in the modern era where pretty much anything you like can be found, bought  and experienced online. Fans of gambling can enjoy their favourite casino games on the Internet, while lottery enthusiast can play lottery tickets online; however, as fun and  simple these activities online can be, nothing beats the real deal.  Therefore, it is an absolute must to bring your best clothes while in Monte Carlo and  pay the worldly-known Casino de Monte-Carlo a visit. Among the elegant and  well-dressed guests, you will experience Monte Carlo at its finest, just like everyone’s  favourite secret agent James Bond once did!  Opera de Monte-Carlo  While you’re at the casino, you also must check out the Opera de Monte-Carlo, which  is actually part of the casino building. The Opera was designed by Charles Garnier  and it is widely known under the name Salle Garnier. This marvelous piece of  architecture has treated visitors with impressive performances by numerous famous  singers including Mary Garden, Geraldine Farrar, and Titta Ruffo.  Just like visiting the casino, for the Opera House you must be well-dressed and prepared to spend a considerable sum of money.  Circuit de Monaco  Fans of Formula One are most certainly familiar with the reputable Circuit de  Monaco; this is a street circuit across the small Principality of Monaco, whose  largest part is found inside Monte Carlo.  Even though this circuit is in use only several times a year, it is still an attraction  to tourists throughout the entire year. Those that want to take a photo of the  circuit should keep in mind that it is built six weeks before the main Formula One  event in May and then it is dismantled for additional three weeks; thus, even if you  miss the main event, you can still steal a moment and feel as if you were part of it.  Finally, in addition to these amazing Monte Carlo experiences, it is highly recommended  to explore the entire Principality of Monaco and its other top attractions like the  Napoleon Museum, the Monaco Cathedral, and the magnificent Prince’s Palace. 

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Some Ideas for your Next Vienna City Break

City breaks are fantastic, and as you know from this site, we love them. Visiting a country’s larger cities is a great way to get a feel for that country.

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Car Tyres Safety Checklist – Planning a Road Trip

Journeys in the car that are a bit longer than a run to the shops or the usual commute to work need a bit more preparation. You might want to fill the tank, check the oil level or top up on screen wash as well as planning the best route. However, when preparing a road […]

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A New Year, and Time to Try Something New…

Whilst Steve and I love swanning off on our travels around the world, we do like to make the most of what the wonderful UK has to offer. Whether it’s staying in a yurt in Snowdonia, lazing on a beach in Cornwall (in the warmer months, anyway!), stuffing my face with chocolate at Cadbury World, […]

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