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Sun and cinema – your guide to holiday locations from the big screen

Monarch Piazza San Marco Venice

If you’re a film fan but can’t make it to Cannes, why not combine a holiday with a visit to one of your favourite film locations? There are plenty to choose from in accessible destinations that won’t break the bank. Barcelona Along with these guys, the star of Woody Allen’s recent effort, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, was the beautiful city […]

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Where’s the Queen been?

Monarch Palm Tree

It’s time to re-colonise with our top 5 destinations from the former British Empire. During her 60 year reign, Queen Elizabeth II has been a prolific voyager, travelling more than any other monarch in history. This Jubilee year, why not follow in her footsteps and embark on a stately getaway of your own? Take some inspiration from our top […]

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Enthusiast events head to Italy!

Enthusiasts' Day aircraft

  After a short break, the Monarch Enthusiast Days are back! Whether you’ve been a regular on our popular events, or have been dying to hear about the next one, the next event is imminent and we’re going international! On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July, we’re taking the Enthusiast Day concept to Italy.  We’ll be offering you the […]

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Should I stay or should I go? Staycation vs vacation?

Monarch, Holidays Abroad, Packing

With the toughening of our already difficult economic times, the past couple of years have seen some Brits choosing to forego a much-deserved fortnight in the sunshine, choosing instead a staycation at home in an attempt to save cash. And this has never been so much the case as in 2012, when the promise of a summer of sport […]

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Croatia – the secret everyone’s talking about

Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Why is Croatia such a hot topic, I hear you ask? Well that’s easy, Croatia is the beauty queen of the Adriatic, full stop. Still wondering why holidaymakers and celebrities love it, families, festival-goers and fun-seekers are flocking to the country in droves, and it’s on the top of most ‘must-see’ travel lists for 2012? We’ll share the secret, […]

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Hot or not? Monarch’s climate 101

Cyprus

Naturally, the weather plays an incredibly important role in our decisions about where and when to go on holiday. Many of us are after guaranteed sun, particularly when we don’t get much of it at home! However, if you’re keen to get into the great outdoors, it’s a much more pleasant experience in spring or autumn temperatures rather than […]

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Easter in Blighty not eggsciting enough for you?

fireworks

If Easter in Blighty really isn’t eggsciting enough for you, here’s a few of the weird and wonderful Easter celebrations that you might find at Monarch destinations.  The Rocket War Let your Easter holidays go off with a bang this year! You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered a war zone if you journey near the island of Chios […]

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Italy in 3D takes over the runway at Gatwick

Monarch Italy 3D Artwork London Gatwick Airport

To celebrate the launch of our eight new flights to Italy, a host of Roman gladiators, Veronese opera singers and Venetian gondolas surprised passengers at London Gatwick Airport as a huge 1,000 square feet 3D artwork took over the runway. The new destinations, which launched this week, include the beautiful and historic Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Verona. […]

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Affordable honeymoon holidays with a difference

Monarch Dolphins

Why should you have to face choosing between the dream wedding and the dream honeymoon? With the incredible vacation deals and cheap flights available, love birds can have their wedding and their honeymoon too – with money to spare! After all, there’s nothing romantic about penny-pinching. The world can be your oyster when choosing your post-nuptial getaway, but there […]

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Fireworks, sweet breads & religion… Italy at Easter

Florence oxen

Recharge your batteries and make the most of the rising temperatures in Europe during the Easter holidays. With flights to Italy, you can enjoy great food and fine wine and ring the changes with some of the Italian Easter traditions below. Rome Rome is home to the most popular Easter celebration in Italy during which the Pope leads moving Mass […]

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