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Esplanade Park Helsinki

Discover four thrilling ways to get around Helsinki

Enjoy a cold beer at a terrace café, hike, run or cycle around numerous lakes, coastal pathways and parks and enjoy a smorgasbord of cultural delights. What other European capital offers such diversity all within its city limits? Helsinki may not have featured highly on your city break bucket list …

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Ceaușescu's Palace of Parliament on the hill in Bucharest

Be amazed by a tour of Ceaușescu’s Palace of Parliament in Bucharest

Imagine a government figure that rules with an iron fist, torturing, imprisoning or executing anyone who dares to challenge the status quo. A government that imposes taxes on childless couples, embezzles millions and introduces such harsh austerity measures that a trip to the shop for basic food supplies is an …

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Pelisor Castle

Discover Transylvania’s magical castles on a one-day self drive tour

Transylvania is a land of mystery and intrigue, a true to life fairytale that the Romanian government encourage to attract tourists. Truth and fiction interweave in a marketing masterpiece designed to appeal to those in search of Halloween horrors, the paranormal and dark tourism. Transylvania has a rich and fanciful …

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The Black Church, Brasov

Be enchanted by fairytale scenes on a magical walking tour of Brasov

The charming Transylvanian town of Brasov is less than 3 hours north of Bucharest by car and is just one of several stunning towns in the area. Its hidden courtyards, idyllic cobbled streets and onion domes all combine to create a fairytale setting. If you are on a bus tour, …

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The Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

Explore the Paris of the East on a fascinating Bucharest walking tour

Stunning Bucharest is truly an enigma. On the surface, it appears to be a bustling, energetic European city that fully embraces its EU home. Look closer however and hints of the city’s communist past remain. Drab concrete apartment blocks, excessive bureaucracy and hints of corruption remind us of the city’s …

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Views of Milan cathedral from below

Why should the latest easing of Italian entry requirements make you smile

Yay! Fans of Italy will be delighted with the latest easing of travel restrictions into the country. From the 1st March, Italian entry requirements for UK passengers have changed. This makes it much more amenable for UK visitors to visit the country, especially if you have not had a full …

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