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Oct 24 2014 / Destinations

Italy’s Most Majestic Mountains

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Winter is settling in for a good few months, and many of us will be jetting off to stay in a chalet in one of the many ski resorts across Europe and beyond. So, we thought it’d be a good time to take a look at some of Italy’s stunning mountains – they’re the images that dreams are made […]

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Oct 21 2014 / Destinations

Islands and spirals: the top hidden gems of Venice

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Venice is very much a city that needs to be explored by foot. Obviously, buses and cars won’t be found here, and while the vaporettos are an efficient method to get from point A to B, its true charm comes alive when you lose yourself in its extensive network of canals, narrow streets and cobblestone alleyways. And you never […]

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Aug 19 2014 / Destinations

Photography Day: Showcasing your holiday snaps

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Today, 19th August, marks Photography Day. So, we thought what better way to celebrate than to showcase some of your photos you’ve taken whilst on holiday. Here’s a selection of our favourites and the winner from the “Snap Happy” competition which features in Passport, our on board magazine. The crowning winner of #PhotoComp4 was by Lydia Geary, was taken at the […]

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Jun 27 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Friday Photos: The Best of Venice

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If you’re looking to book a break in a place that fuses style with plenty to see and do, then the prime choice is Venice. It’s really got it all: from world-famous cuisine and fantastic shopping to incredible architecture and fascinating museums. Here are our top 11 reasons (we couldn’t stop at 10) why Venice is the pick of the […]

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Jun 20 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Friday Photos: Best Sunsets – The Longest Day of the Year

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Nothing is better after a day of fun on your holidays than watching the sky turn a kaleidoscope of colours as the sun slips out of view. Is there a surer sign that you’re unwinding than sitting and watching the sun go down? But smart travellers know that some places offer more spectacular sunset surroundings than others. Just in […]

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Mar 17 2014 / Travel Tips & Advice

Visit Shakespeare’s Cities for National Shakespeare Week

The Juliet Balcony in Verona

Shakespeare: one of history’s greatest writers. His name has been around for a while – in fact, he’s celebrating his 450th birthday on 23rd April – but his masterpieces have transcended the ages. Shakespeare explored all of Europe in his plays, introducing the British public to exotic lands they’d never seen or even heard of before. From Venice to Cyprus, Shakespeare captured […]

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The City Breaks Hub – everything you need to know about Europe’s best cities

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With a bit of everything, from culture, to cuisine, to shopping, to sightseeing, to relaxation, there’s no better way to make use of some time off than a city break. But where should you go and how should you plan what to do? Visit our new city breaks hub at The Express for expert advice, and use our interactive […]

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Aug 22 2013 / Competitions // Destinations

Choose your favourite citybreak & win Samsonite luggage & Monarch flights!

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Would you love a city break? Enter the draw to win a set of Samsonite luggage PLUS return flights to a city break destination each for two people! HURRY ENDS MIDNIGHT MONDAY 27 AUGUST! Click here to enter on Facebook! To enter the competition, all you have to do is choose your favourite from one of our popular cheap city break […]

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Forget Paris – 5 romantic cities to visit instead

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Try as I might, I just can’t fall in love with Paris. Now, I’m not denying that it is chic, slick and sexy. Or that the city’s every square inch oozes with history, art and culture. I just can’t join those who believe that Paris sums up romance in every aspect. Perhaps, due to hopelessly romantic films set in […]

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Dec 24 2012 / Topical

It’s been swell, 2012 – now bring on 2013!

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It’s hard leaving 2012 behind, in all its Olympic glory and Jubilee glitter. It was a giddy ride, but its ending could easily double down on our inevitable January blues. As ever, we’ll be cold, cash-strapped and crying out for just a little something to lift us out of our seasonal slump. But perhaps the best tonic is to […]

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