Posts Tagged“france”

If you are considering a trip to the Mediterranean then be prepared to make a difficult choice. Medieval port towns, crisp white sands and arguably some of the freshest seafood you’ll ever taste, the Mediterranean region is worth exploring at length. Though the rising popularity of Mediterranean cruises has made it possible to get an overview of countries like Spain, Italy and Greece within a few days, it’s difficult to pick out just a few highlights from an area this rich in culture, culinary and coastal delights. Here are five stand-out spots that can’t fail to come top of the list… Santorini…

With airfares on the rise, a growing number of Brits are embarking on river cruises during their summer holidays. From the incredible scenery of the Douro to the rich history of the Danube, river cruises make it easy to soak in a destination without the hustle, bustle, and rapid pace of a traditional holiday. From comfort to culture, read on to learn why European river cruises are becoming the hottest new holiday trend.  1. River cruises deliver a personal experience When you hear the word ‘cruise’, what pops into your mind? For most people, it’s an image of gigantic cruise ships…

Long considered the paragon of style, Paris is the most glamorous city in Europe. It is at once deeply traditional – a village-like metropolis whose inhabitants continue to be notorious for their hauteur – and famously cosmopolitan. While such contradictions and contrasts may be the reality of any city, they are the makings of Paris: consider the tiny lanes and alleyways of the Quartier Latin or Montmartre against the monumental vistas from the Louvre to La Défense; the multiplicity of street markets and old-fashioned pedestrian arcades against the giant underground commercial complexes of Montparnasse and Les Halles; or the aristocratic…