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3 Must-see Sights in Riga

3 Must-see Sights in Riga

Riga is a place that caters to every type of traveler. Just off the beaten path of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, the city hasn’t yet been overrun by crowds of tourists, and it still has a quaint style all its own. From alluring architecture to interesting museums and bustling marketplaces, this is a destination that thrives

Istria’s Hilltop Towns: Motovun and Groznjan

Istria’s Hilltop Towns: Motovun and Groznjan

It’s no secret that we love Istria. That’s why we’ve organized an extraordinary excursion to explore this unique and utterly gorgeous peninsula on the Adriatic Sea when you’re staying in Rovinj. Often compared to Tuscany, Istria is a destination that will fulfill all your vacation dreams, with delicious cuisine, scenic landscapes,  ancient history and quaint hilltop towns.

Helsinki’s Must-see Sights

Helsinki’s Must-see Sights

Who doesn’t love Helsinki? Virtually everyone who visits this alluring city on the southern tip of of Finland raves about its laid-back ambience, its pristine green spaces and gorgeous islands, as well as its unique architecture and cool cafes and restaurants. Helsinki’s must-see sights are many, but if we had to choose we’d point out three that

8 Things to avoid in Dubrovnik

8 Things to avoid in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is undoubtedly a breathtakingly beautiful place but this makes it very popular with tourists and where there are tourists there are often tourist traps to be avoided. Here’s what we warn our guests to avoid in Dubrovnik and how to deal with it.

24 Hours in Brno

24 Hours in Brno

For a quick city break from Prague, or a stop between Prague and Vienna, Budapest or Bratislava, head to the Czech Republic’s second city of Brno. A roughly two hour drive/three hour train ride will land you in this university town brimming with interesting architecture and a burgeoning food scene. Our first recommendation, if you

Movies set and shot in Budapest

Movies set and shot in Budapest

Budapest is beautiful. Gorgeous buildings, grand boulevards, it’s a photographer’s dream. And film producers see a lot to love there too. The city has become a major film destination in Central Europe for producers interested in replicating just about any European city. Government incentives, lower labor costs and a diversity of architecture contribute to its

Top 10 things to avoid in Prague

Top 10 things to avoid in Prague

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You might expect a travel company’s blog to only talk up the positives of our destinations, but we’re realists and just like anywhere we recognise that there are some things best avoided, or at least approached with healthy caution. In no particular order: Sightseeing Wasting time waiting for the cuckoo The famous Astronomical Clock on

Panoramic Rovinj

Panoramic Rovinj

Undoubtedly the best views of Rovinj are to be had from the top of the bell tower of the church of St Euphemia, situated right atop the hilly old town. Shot just as the sun was going down, we hope these panoramas give you an idea of just how picturesque this place is. Click on

Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Banska Stiavnica, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993 is the oldest mining town in Slovakia and due to its mineral wealth (gold, silver and copper were all mined here) it was both prosperous and sought after – the Turks tried to conquer it during a prolonged invasion of Central Europe in the 16th

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