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Aug 13 2014 / Destinations

See dazzling Dubrovnik from above: Catch the cable car

Dubrovnik view islands

Dubrovnik is a beautiful city from any angle, but nothing quite compares to looking down on it from above. This way, you get an amazing view of its medieval walls and stunning forts, which are set against a backdrop of bright blue sea and lush islands. This is exactly what you get at the summit of Srd Hill – but […]

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Top Three Easter Getaways

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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 […]

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Jan 10 2014 / Destinations

Spending costs drop at popular Monarch holiday spots

Fly to Faro, Portugal with Monarch

Great news, sunshine lovers – your spending money will go further than ever if you holiday in Algarve, Portugal this year.  The popular Monarch destination has been named best value destination to visit in Europe, according to the Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer report published by Post Office this week. The Post Office barometer monitors the price of eight tourist items in over 40 destinations […]

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Jun 6 2013 / Destinations

Croatia joins EU – what it means for your holidays

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This 1 July, Croatia will join the European Union. It’s a process that’s taken more than 12 years to complete, and so much has changed for Croatia in that time. Take tourism, for instance. Croatia’s become something of a holiday hotspot of late – in fact, the country had its best ever tourist season in 2012. Croatia owes much of […]

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Top tips for student travel on a shoestring

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So, you’re nearly through with exams and assessments and you can see the end of the tunnel. And that bright light ahead means just one thing: summer abroad! All term you’ve been picturing unadulterated fun and hedonistic days in the sun. But now that your plans are actually taking shape you’re beginning to wonder if your budget will let […]

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What will your holiday really cost?

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So you’ve secured some great cheap flights and bagged a bargain on your hotel room, too. But are you sure you know what your holiday will really cost once you add up eating, drinking and all those little extras? What destinations do you find great value for money? Which destinations do you think are expensive? Let us know in […]

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Europe’s best summer parties of 2013

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Summer in the UK can seem all too brief, so why not extend the fun by getting along to some of the best festivals in Europe? Catch a few and summer will feel like one long party, especially when you know that your festival tickets will take you to places where the sun shines brighter  and for longer. Here […]

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The best wild swims abroad

Wild swims

Wild swimming in natural lakes, rivers and beaches has always held a kind of free-spirited appeal. Just think  of diving into a clear blue lagoon – bliss! Ever since the comedian David Walliams swam 140 miles of the Thames for Sport Relief, interest in wild swimming has rocketed in the UK. So much so that a new by-law has […]

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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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Which new route reigned victorious in Facebook face off?

Venice - new route competition winner on Monarch's Facebook page

If you’re a friend of ours on Facebook, you may have been one of the thousands of people who entered a competition pitting our exciting new routes against each other in a public vote, to celebrate our expansion into the Mediterranean this summer. Voters were automatically entered into a prize draw to win free flights to the destination that won the […]

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