Category: Cruises

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Iberian Splendour Cruise 2015

Finding ourselves with an excuse to visit Barcelona and wanting to cram in as much as possible on  our holiday, we decided to take advantage of a Holland America Line cruise out of Southampton that finished...

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Pompeii and Pizza

When you go to Naples there are two must do’s – Pompeii and Pizza. Naples is Italy’s third largest city after Rome and Milan, and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the...

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Catania and Taormina

Another port, another tour. This time we used the company Sicily with Mario. He had good reviews on TripAdvisor and they were well deserved. Our driver was very accommodating, to the point that he...

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Malta

  The Republic of Malta, because of its strategic position in the Mediterranean, has been ruled by a succession of naval powers, the most recent being Britain. As a consequence, English is an official...

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A Day in Montenegro

STOP PRESS: Kotor just rated No. 1 city in the world to visit in 2016, by Lonely Planet! Montenegro is one of those European places that have always held a fascination for me, as being...

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Packing it in

It pays to be organised when travelling, particularly with your luggage. With many airlines cracking down on carry-on size and weight limits, it is worth taking the time to develop a system for packing...

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The Amalfi Coast

We’ve been to the Amalfi Coast twice now. The first was during a driving holiday in Italy and it was an unnerving experience for a number of reasons. I was driving along the freeway near Salerno,...

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Walking the Walls – Dubrovnik

“You must walk the walls!” friends had urged us. So when the Celebrity Silhouette docked in Dubrovnik that was the chief thought in our minds. Thanks to our research on tomsportguides.com we were able...

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Historic Split and Trogir

Split is Croatia’s second biggest city and one of the oldest. Founded as a Greek colony in the 4th Century BC and later fortified by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in 293 – 305AD, Split...

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San Marino

Totally surrounded by Italy, San Marino is the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, having been founded in 301 AD. It is just over 61 sq km in size, which...