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Long weekend? Too right! What more inspiration do you need for a spontaneous sojourn to one of Europe’s less-visited cities? 

Take a last-minute European city break this May Bank Holiday

Long weekend? Too right! What more inspiration do you need for a spontaneous sojourn to one of Europe’s less-visited cities? 

Enjoy lunch on Pescherie Vecchie street near the famous italian food markets and shops in the center of old town Bologna.

Ancient cities of Europe that lie off the beaten track

Think of ancient Europe. Admit it. You’re thinking of Athens and Rome, aren’t you? No doubt they’re fabulous cities. But if you want to avoid the tourists, selfie sticks and wild prices, they may not be your best bet. So …

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European holiday destinations

Here are your top five favourite European holiday destinations

Recently we asked 1,400 of our readers about their favourite European holiday destinations. Can you guess which five countries made it onto the list? 

Europe’s best family-friendly music festivals for summer 2017

Europe’s best family-friendly music festivals for summer 2017

For the young, summer music festivals are mostly about partying all night and overindulgence. That all changes when you have little ones to think about. The good news is that the festival scene is receptive to the needs of the …

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Best events around Europe (and beyond) for Easter 2017

Best events around Europe (and beyond) for Easter 2017

There’s more to Easter than chocolate, hot cross buns and more chocolate. Discover the enchantment of centuries-old religious festivals. Get quirky with wonderfully weird Easter events. Or simply jet off to escape the scurrilous foil scrunching of another Easter treasure …

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5 of the best restaurants in Europe for treating Mum

5 of the best restaurants in Europe for treating Mum

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. (26th March to be precise.) If Mum deserves more than tulips and choccies this year - and let’s just fantasise that money isn’t an obstacle - here are five of the most jaw-dropping …

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Not Paris AGAIN!? 5 romantic alternatives for a Valentine’s getaway.

Not Paris AGAIN!? 5 romantic alternatives for a Valentine’s getaway.

Not Paris AGAIN!? 5 romantic alternatives for a Valentine’s getaway. Some say you could never tire of Paris. But when you’ve been whisked away on an all-expenses paid, luxury lovers’ retreat to ‘the world’s most romantic location’ for the umpteenth …

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10 sizzling Spanish festivals for summer 2016

10 sizzling Spanish festivals for summer 2016 It’s Britain’s number one holiday destination. But there’s more to Spain than sun, sand and sangria. For a more authentic experience, ditch the pink-skinned tourists by the queue for the pedalos and join …

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What does Brexit mean for British travellers?

What does Brexit mean for British travellers?

What does Brexit mean for British travellers? Whether you are an innie or an outie, there’s no doubt that Brexit will have some kind of effect on your travel plans at some point. It might just be a short term …

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Fancy something unusual? Our travel insurance will cover it.

Fancy something unusual? Our travel insurance will cover it. You’re an adventurous sort. You like to try new things on holiday. You aren’t afraid of a few outlandish activities. But bridge swinging? Is that a swing too far? Would the …

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