Paris and Venice are wonderful, but such popular European cities are often thronged with crowds of tourists. If you want a more authentic experience, without feeling like you’re surrounded by a horde of visitors, check out these secret European hot spots. You’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden gem.
Europe has always been the très chic destination for travelers around the world. Old world charm, it never seems to go out of style. For 2015, travelers looking for the brightest hot spots on the “old continent” may just be reintroduced to some familiar place names – and a few not so familiar.
Travel Technology Europe (TTE) will host its 12th annual event coming February 25th and 26th to the Olympia Exhibition Center in London.
For those out there who’ve always wanted a trip down the magnificent Rhine or Danube etc., cruising Europe’s waterways has never been more in vogue. Viking River Cruises (www.vikingrivercruises.com) announced earlier this month a new fall promotion for its most popular itineraries in Europe and Russia.
Coming to Sochi next month, the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and challenger Viswanathan Anand takes place the 7th through the 28th at the Olympic Media Center, 11 Nesebrskaya St, Sochi, Russia.
Considered to be within the boundaries of Valencia, Puerto Saplaya is a scenic residential resort area found on the northern parts of the beach. A mini resort town, it has just under 2,000 inhabitants and it comprises of a complex of buildings, which enclose a water channel system.
So you decided to arrange your independent trip by car. And immediately a lot of questions arise: where to start the trip, what should you take with you, what documents are required, where to look for accommodation and how to rent a car without spending pots of money?
The Catalonian capital of Barcelona might as well be considered Europe’s capital of art. Artists like Joan Miró, Antoni Gaudí, Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Salvador Dalí are just a few of the big names – strong representatives from Catalonia. Museums and art creations by these artists are found in abundance in the city of Barcelona.
Porto is Portugal’s second largest city – major commercial and industrial centre and, it’s famous for the World-renowned port wine, which is produced there. But the city on the Douro River’s northern bank is also an attractive travel destination. Breathtaking views, the mentioned famous wines, the Douro River and the splendid architecture are all strong reasons for visiting Porto.
The Himalayan chain is home to the world’s highest and most impressive mountain peak, The Everest. Its plateau begins in Pakistan and it stretches all the way to beautiful India, Bhutan, and beautiful Nepal until it reaches China on the east. The landscape from the top is majestic; packed with surreal glaciers, deep valleys and hidden lakes, Himalaya is a dreamlike destination for avid trekkers.
Aeroflot has again been named The Best Company for Business Travelers by the Russian Business Travel & MICE Awards. Constant service improvements and the ongoing introduction of new technologies are named as reasons for Aeroflot’s latest business accolade.
There they are – the Seychelles, hidden in the midst of turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, – one of the most luxurious destinations for true relaxation. Today only about 30 Islands – out of 117 – are inhabited, and 12 of which serve as Hotel Islands each , with villas scattered within the greenery of the tropical forest. These heavenly sites are especially popular among various celebrities because there is something that can only be found in a few places on Earth – a luxurious retreat.
Everyone should experience at least one in a lifetime the thrills of hiking the world’s highest and most challenging mountain peak. Ever since George Everest set foot for the very first time on Himalaya’s highest peak back in 1865, people around the world have started developing a passion for this sort of travel experience. Extreme trekking though, is not for everybody. Fortunately, there are many accessible paths you can explore and thus benefit from a memorable experience. Prior to venturing yourself into the wild, here are useful tips that will ensure that your journey exceeds expectations.
The island nation of Singapore is an economically prosperous scenic “traveler’s paradise”. On the map it looks rather small, but in fact it has an intricate collection of attractions and it can take weeks to visit most of the small country’s primary attractions. It’s multicultural, prosperous, but a country with strict laws.
Despite its relatively small size, this Atlantic country hides vastly more – even if we count out the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, continental Portugal still remains with a profusion of beautiful places worth visiting.