Monarch Blog

The latest news, travel tips and behind-the-scenes action from Monarch Airlines

Browsing articles in "Travel Tips & Advice"
May 22 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

The Monarch Guide to Wine Tasting

Vineyards in Portugal

Europe produces some of the best wine in the world, and you can find over half of the world’s vineyards here. To make things easier for you, we’ve selected some of our favourite European wine tasting experiences – from the hills of Montepulciano to the rugged coast of Madeira. Destination: Nice Wines the region is known for: Vin de Pays […]

Continue Reading »
May 13 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Madeira

levadas

Just off the coast of Morocco is the tiny Portuguese island of Madeira, also known as the Islands of Eternal Spring, or the Garden of the Atlantic. Originally settled in the 1400s by Portuguese sailors, Madeira today draws in over a million tourists every year, many who come for the island’s perfect weather, rich culture and breath-taking natural beauty. […]

Continue Reading »

The Monarch Guide to North African Cuisine

B640_187907_069

North African cooking may not be as renowned as the old favourites, Italian, French and Chinese, but you should definitely make it your mission to track down some of these regional delicacies. In fact, Monarch is now offering new flight routes to Enfidha in Tunisia, Agadir in Morocco, and Hurghada in Egypt so you can taste your way around […]

Continue Reading »

V-E Day: Where to Learn about World War II

ZB5329_236452_7399

On the 8th May we commemorate V-E Day and honour those lost in the Second World War. While it’s a sombre date, it’s important to remember Europe’s history, both the triumphs and the losses, and, for many, exploring this part of their heritage is fascinating. If you want to delve deeper into the history of a war that shaped […]

Continue Reading »
Apr 23 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

St George’s Day, a Day of Celebration Around Europe

B5342_240331_0074

Today is St George’s Day, England’s National Day in recognition of the country’s patron saint, St George. In honour of the occasion, you might be joining one of the many festivals, parades, and events taking place across the country. Red and white St George flags will fly from pubs and public spaces; restaurants will serve traditional English fare of […]

Continue Reading »

The Best Easter Treats to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Tsoureki

Easter is a time for reflection, thanks and celebration, and what better way to spend the holiday than indulging with good company and great food? Easter is celebrated around the world, and each country celebrates the occasion with its own traditions. After the sacrifices of Lent, food plays a big part in these traditions, in particular sweets, treats and […]

Continue Reading »
Apr 15 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Tuesday Tips: Larnaca, Cyprus

Beach in Cyprus

When Cyprus comes to mind, it’s difficult to stifle daydreams of Greek gods and ancient Assyrian battles. While the region’s rich mythology and history can transport you to another world, the reality is equally dreamy! The beautiful city of Larnaca, located on the southern coast of Cyprus, is the third largest on the island, but despite its size, it […]

Continue Reading »

April Showers: The Best Rain or Shine Destinations for Spring

B284_150726_42890

You might think that spring showers are the last thing you’d want from a holiday, but a few damp afternoons can actually add to your holiday by taking you away from the beach and through the doors of places you may not have considered otherwise! Check out our top destinations that offer the best of both sun and showers: […]

Continue Reading »

Tuesday Tips: Packing 101

RFB2513_232019_2570

Do you pack everything but the kitchen sink? Or, so little that you now have a sizeable collection of toothbrushes, combs, and sunglasses?  No matter your style—over-stuffer or under-stuffer—one thing is certain: packing is an art. And who better to teach you that art than those who travel for a living?  Here are some of the best packing secrets […]

Continue Reading »

Top Three Easter Getaways

shutterstock_149070542

Desperately need of a short break from the daily grind? Check out these three Easter getaway destinations that tick all the boxes for sunshine, fun, and adventure. Far Away in Faro As the southernmost tip of Europe, Faro is the perfect blend of sunshine, history, relaxation and culture. The city has been around since Roman times and has lost […]

Continue Reading »
Pages:«1234567...13»