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One of Berlin's Christmas markets

Europe’s top ten Christmas markets

The Christmas season is officially upon us and it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. What better way to get into that festive feeling, than organising a short break to one of Europe’s best Christmas markets? Here’s a list of our top ten favourites to get you started.

Ten best value city breaks

Ten best value city breaks

New research by travel money provider M&S Money has revealed the top ten most affordable city breaks. While some of the destinations on the list are to be expected, others have taken us by surprise.


Europe’s most laidback capitals

City breaks can bring fun, excitement and adventure and make a long weekend feel like a week long, however sometimes they’re hectic, crowded and stressful and we feel like we need another one as soon as we’ve come back! So, we’ve scoured the cities of Europe to find you the continent’s most laidback capitals so you can relax, unwind and come back from your city break feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Make new friends with a solo tour

Feature: Fantastic activity breaks for solo travellers

With the advent of world travel, more and more people are travelling by themselves. Last week we took you on a tour of some brilliant cultural trips that have solo travellers in mind, but this week we’ve gone one step further.

Brussels Beer Festival this September

Brussels Beer Festival four night stay with DFDS

The Brussels Beer Festival is a chance for connoisseurs to enjoy some world’s finest and exclusive beers. While Munich is rightly called the king of beer festivals thanks to Oktoberfest, Brussels is a superb beer festival. Belgium has a proud tradition of beer making and produces over 450 different varieties of beer, including some world famous brands, such as Hoegaarden and Duvel.

The medievil town of Tallinn in Estonia

New flight routes open up more city breaks

City break specialist Cities Direct is offering some ideal short breaks to Tallinn, Madrid and Brussels after announcing new routes are due to start from selected regional airports. The new route to Tallinn enables Cities Direct to offer a three-day break from £199.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam


This week is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?