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Best experiences in Sarria Sants, Barcelona

Travel Tips for Area: Sarria Sants
Best experiences in Sarria Sants, Barcelona

Sarria Sants is Barcelona’s fashionable Uptown and it most certainly lives up to its label in more ways than one. The once-independent pueblo, now a bona fide part of the Catalonian capital, is one of the city’s most up-market barrios, located up on the slopes of Mount Tibidabo and is the one quarter which has definitely moved up, in every sense, since its humble rural beginnings. Yet no matter how much gentrification goes on, Sarria Sants still retains its small, old-time, village feel. This is a much quieter part of Barcelona, but it’s by no means tame. Sarria boasts infinitely gorgeous narrow streets, charming old houses, trendy boutiques and the swankiest schools, shopping centres and town-houses in the city. It’s long-held reputation for being one of the most sought-after addresses in Barcelona dates back to the mid-1800s, when wealthy Barcelonans used to flock here in droves to build opulent week-enders and enjoy their free time amidst the natural splendours the area was saturated in. Sarria still boasts an incredibly green persona, which helps make it one of the most relaxing and indulging corners of the bustling city. The ideal holiday base for anyone who wants a quieter space to retreat to ...

Explore the Western Cape from V&A Waterfront

Travel Tips for Area: V&A Waterfront
Explore the Western Cape from V&A Waterfront

It may seem peculiar to learn that of all the attractions in South Africa, Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Complex boasts the most number of foreign tourists. What about the animals you ask? Well, while almost all who venture this far south will undoubtedly join a game park safari at some stage of their trip, the V&A still claims the highest patronage out of all of South Africa’s attractions. It’s really that good! More like a city within a city, the V&A is home to Cape Town’s most celebrated restaurants, best boutiques, markets and more entertainment options than the remainder of the city’s suburbs combined. Not bad uh? Add to that one of the world’s best aquariums, a launching pad for boat trips to Robben Island and breathtaking views of Table Mountain, and you soon start to realize why many who visit don’t venture far from here at all. Oh but venture you must! Book your holiday rental apartment in the V&A Waterfront Complex in Cape Town and be in the midst of the action; just don’t forget that you’re just a hop, skip and jump from the best Capes in the world. Hire a car for a day ...

Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh

Travel Tips for Edinburgh
Walk the Royal Mile in Edinburgh

The Royal Mile is to Edinburgh what the Champs-Elysees is to Paris: its fervently beating heart. The mile-long stretch of road, which runs from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood, is the Old Town’s main thoroughfare and a vibrant point of reference for all visitors to the Scottish capital. Comprising Canongate and High streets, as well as Lawnmarket and Johnston Terrace, the Royal Mile is a lot more than just a congregation of kitsch souvenir stalls. The highly notable avenue is the epicentre of the annual Edinburgh Festival, home to the country’s High Court and some of the most historic buildings in town, as well as boasting some of the best pubs and cafes in the whole city. In fact, the local council has been working hard over the last few years to ensure that the Royal Mile be considered Edinburgh’s premier attraction. So book your holiday rental apartment in Edinburgh’s city centre and come discover what this seemingly unassuming street has to offer. The Royal Mile is often compared to a fish bone: there’s a main dorsal thoroughfare and dozens of smaller side lanes on each side called wynds and closes. Back in the good old days, wynds were ...

Historical Villas on Lake Como

Travel Tips for Area: Domaso
Historical Villas on Lake Como

One of the most popular holiday destinations on Lake Como would have to be the once modest village of Domaso, on the western shores of the lake. Renowned nowadays as a superlative water sports hub, Domaso enjoys a healthy tourism trade thanks to its consistent lake breezes (ideal for surfing) and nearby mountainous trekking and cycling options. Regardless of its blooming popularity, however, Domaso still retains its old fishing-village charm and, no matter the crowds, still gifts a peaceful and restful reprieve on a much needed break. Book your holiday rental villa or apartment in Domaso when next in Italy andyou’ll be able to do as much (or as little) as your heart desires. Domaso has a long and illustrious history dating back to the Middle Ages and, while the attractions here abound, the town is also a fantastic base from which to explore more of the lake’s gems. Once on Domaso, hop on lake crossing ferries for splendid days out and, while you’re at it, don’t forget to admire the most illustrious villas around. Lake Como has been the favoured holiday spot of the élite for centuries, and some of the restored villas are sights to behold. Following are ...

Splendours near St. Tropez, Côte d’Azur

Travel Tips for Area: St Tropez
Splendours near St. Tropez, Côte d’Azur

St. Tropez, on the alluring French Riviera, has been the playground of the rich and famous for decades now and still attracts tourists by the cruise or bus load. Infinitely dazzling and sporting a superlative choice of shopping, dining and drinking options, St. Tropez is an excellent holiday destination fro anyone craving a little Côte d’Azur indulgence. Booking a St. Tropez holiday rental or villa is an excellent choice for anyone who wishes to live in St. Tropez for a few days, not merely visit it. The town’s excellent markets and delicatessens make self-catering easy and enjoyable too. While the city centre, and nearby beaches, ought to keep you busy for a few days, do consider stretching your legs and discovering some quite amazing nearby treasures. Organise transport from St. Tropez, or hire a car for a day or two, and discover the surprises hiding merely a hop, skip and jump away from St. Tropez. L’abbaye du Thoronet In the village of Le Thoronet, merely an hour’s drive north-west of St Tropez is where you’ll find an incredible 12th Century abbey, now home to a superlative museum. A fantastic destination for a day trip (or stopover if driving from the UK), the Thoronet ...

Short History of Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

Travel Tips for Area: Old Town, Tallinn
Short History of Tallinn Old Town, Estonia

Tallinn, the Estonian capital, is one of the most interesting historical cities in Europe, and considered to be one of the oldest. While archaeological finds have dated the earliest settlements here back almost 5000 years, there is actually very little verified data about the city’s early development. It wasn’t until the 12th Century AD, when Tallinn was first mentioned in a map, that records of its existence started to be maintained. Situated in the Gulf of Finland, right opposite Helsinki, Tallinn is home to one of the most beautiful Old City Centres in Europe, and is also considered one of UNESCO’s most revered World Heritage Sites. Tallinn Old Town Centre is an eclectic mix of modern buildings alongside medieval ones, and trendy cafés and restaurants hidden deep in nooks of ancient city walls. For a unique and captivating escapade, head to Estonia on your next vacation and book your Estonia rental apartment right in the heart of Tallinn Old Town Centre. Having the city’s best attractions at your doorstep is bound to guarantee an unforgettable experience. Tallinn’s Old Town bears the scars of the city’s rather tumultuous history and makes for an interesting cultural holiday destination. Considered a prize possession by neighbouring ...

Best Organised Tours from St Petersburg City Centre

Travel Tips for St Petersburg
Best Organised Tours from St Petersburg City Centre

A city like St Petersburg can be very overwhelming at first glance: opulent palaces, formidable museums and grandiose buildings seem almost too grand to visit. Combine that with a rather tricky language to pick up, it can make even the briefest visit fraught with angst. Spending the first day or two on an organised tour of the city’s main attraction can certainly help you orientate yourself, and provide a brilliant introduction to Russia’s second largest city. So book your St. Petersburg holiday rental in the city centre and join one of our favourite tours. See it all in the comfort of a private vehicle and in the company of a knowledgeable English-speaking guide and you will have nay a thing to worry about. The Grand Tour From as little as £35 you can have your own personalised tour of the grand city and include almost all of the main attractions in juts a single, memorable, day. We particularly love these tours because they specialise in small group outings, thus maximising your time and the guide’s attention. Moreover, you can choose various add-ons, making it a breeze to design your day to suit your budget and desires. Aside the must-sees like the Winter ...

The best food fight in the world, Valencia centre

Travel Tips for Area: Valencia Centre
The best food fight in the world, Valencia centre

The Spanish coastal city of Valencia has been the quiet achiever as far as touristy reputation is concerned. While the locals seem to like it that way, we feel the incredible urge to tell you just how great this city is for tourists. When plane-loads of visitors head to more popular hubs like Ibiza and Mallorca every summer, a small bunch of savvy travellers know that if it’s an epitome Spanish vacation you’re after, then Valencia’s your town. Over three kilometres of sparkling beaches to enjoy, authentic paella to savour, an interesting Old Town to discover and a plethora of different shopping options make this a truly fantastic holiday destination. Want another reason to head here? How about this: visit Valencia in August and you can take part in the biggest food fight in the world! Now be honest: have you ever seen the huge Spanish tomato-fight festival on TV and thought ‘I wish I could go!’? Well travel to Valencia and you can. Book your Valencia rental apartment this summer and come be part of the most deliciously squishy festival in Spain. The ‘Tomatina’ festival is one of Spain’s most prominent celebrations and is held in the town of Buñol on the ...

Discovering Amsterdam with kids

Travel Tips for Theme: Family Holidays
Discovering Amsterdam with kids

Tell someone you’re planning to take your kids on a holiday to Amsterdam and they’re bound to think you’ve lost your marbles. “Oh” They’ll say “Introducing them to marijuana at such a young age?” But little do they know how child-friendly and diverse this European capital really is; take the adult-only entertainment stuff away and what you’ve got is a vibrant city with a load of fun and entertaining things to do with kids in tow. Aside the numerous parks with playgrounds, Amsterdam is home to a brilliant zoo, a plethora of captivating museums (many of which are aimed at educating the little ones) and plenty of entertaining activities for the whole family. Book your Amsterdam holiday rental and come see for yourself just how brilliant a family holiday to Amsterdam can be. Don’t miss the following popular child-perfect attractions and you’ll be well on your way to winning the parent of the year award! Vondelpark This city oasis is a favourite among Amsterdam’s families, and for very good reason. Vondelpark is chock-a-block with safe, new playgrounds, a duck pond, leafy picnic spots and a delightful café from where you can watch your kids run amuck while sipping a delicious cappuccino (or a ...

The hidden treasures of Dongo on Lake Como

Travel Tips for Area: Dongo
The hidden treasures of Dongo on Lake Como

The praises bestowed upon Lake Como due to its extraordinary beauty are not only legendary, but also justified. The pearl of Northern Italy, found among a maze of lakes in the Lombardy region, is flanked by the southern edges of the Alps, and bursting at the seams with impossibly picturesque villages. Catching the sun rise over Lake Como is a truly breathtaking experience; just ask George Clooney! He found his first visit so awe-inspiring he was compelled to buy a villa here. While we may not all have the kind of cash-flow required for such frivolous purchases, we can still enjoy a piece of Lake Como heavenliness without spending the kids’ inheritance. Booking your Dongo holiday rental for a few days or weeks will certainly gift anyone an unforgettable experience and a chance to enjoy this most glorious corner of the world. Dongo is a sleepy unassuming village renowned for gifting the most spending views of the northern side of the lake. The town may be small in size, but it packs a punch both in cultural and natural attractions, and in historical importance. This was the site where Mussolini met his demise in 1945 while trying to cross the border into Switzerland. ...

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