Florence and Pisa, Italy Short Break

Florence and Pisa, Italy Short Break

This was a short 5 day sightseeing break to Florence and Pisa taken in October 2019. Day One We flew with EasyJet from Gatwick airport to Pisa. After clearing customs we took the Pisa People Mover to Pisa International Station where we caught a train to Floren...

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Kiev, Minsk and Villnius Tour with Explore

This was an eight day guided tour taken with Explore.co.uk inĀ  July/August 2019 visiting Kiev, Minsk and Vilnius. Day One I had chosen an overnight flight to arrive in Kiev very early in the morning. As I was not meeting the tour group until evening I had pre...

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Western Mediterranean MSC Cruise

Western Mediterranean MSC Cruise

This was a six day cruise taken in November 2016 on the MSC Poesia visiting Messina in Sicily, Valletta in Malta, Barcelona in Spain and Marseilles in France before disembarking in Genoa, Italy. We flew to Italy two days early to visit Sorrento and Pompeii. We...

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Reykjavik, Iceland Short Break

Reykjavik, Iceland Short Break

This four day short break was taken in March 2015 to experience the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’. The trip was advertised on Groupon and included bed and breakfast accommodation for 3 nights, a trip to see the Northern Lights, a trip to see the Golden Ci...

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Eastern Mediterranean – MSC Cruise

Eastern Mediterranean – MSC Cruise

This cruise, taking in Bari (Italy), Katakolon (Greece), Izmir (Turkey), Istanbul (Turkey), Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Venice (Italy) was booked with MSC Cruises. We flew with EasyJet to Venice and then took the Venice Express bus from the airport to the Piazzle ...

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Athens, Greece Short Break

Athens, Greece Short Break

October 2014 We flew from Gatwick with Easyjet to Athens airport. It was an afternoon flight so we got good views of the landscape beneath us. However, we did not expect to see another Easyjet plane flying parallel to us at what seemed less than the regulation...

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Amsterdam, Netherlands Short Break

Amsterdam, Netherlands Short Break

April 2014 Day One We flew to Amsterdam Schipol airport with EasyJet arriving around lunchtime. We then took the train from Schipol airport to Amsterdam City Centre. From there it as an easy bus journey to our hotel, the Westcord Art Hotel. After checking into...

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Belfast, Northern Ireland Short Break

Belfast, Northern Ireland Short Break

This was a weekend trip taken in May 2012 . We travelled with EasyJet from London Gatwick to Belfast International. Upon arrival we collected our hire car and drove to the Premier Inn in Lisburn, a short drive away from Belfast city. We were very happy with th...

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Cuxac-Cabardes, France Short Break

Cuxac-Cabardes, France Short Break

This was a five day sort break taken in November 2011. We travelled with EasyJet from London Gatwick to Toulouse in France. Upon arrival we collected our hire car and then drove to the cottage we had rented in the village of Cuxac-Cabardes.   We spent our...

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Spain and Morocco Thomson Cruise

Spain and Morocco Thomson Cruise

This cruise, taking in Majorca, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Agadir and Lanzarote was taken with Thomson Cruises in 2010. We flew with Thomson airlines to Palma, Majorca where we boarded our ship. We had arrived well before the ship was due to depart so we spent the...

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