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 in  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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Funchal, Madeira Short Break

Funchal, Madeira Short Break

This was a seven day solo trip taken in December 2017, booked online with TUI travel, staying at Pestana Garden Village Resort in the capital city, Funchal. Day One After leaving home at 4am to get to airport for 7.50 flight I reached my hotel, Pestana Garden...

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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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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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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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Rome, Italy, Vatican City Short Break

Rome, Italy, Vatican City Short Break

This was a weekend trip taken in November 2009. We flew to Rome International airport with EasyJet and took a taxi to our hotel. Day One We began our day in Rome with an open-topped bus tour. This was a great way to see all the sites and decide which places we...

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Normandy D-Day Short Break

Normandy D-Day Short Break

This was a short break taken in the summer of 2008. Day One – Omaha Beach, American Cemetery We took an early morning Channel Tunnel crossing from Ashford to Calais and then drove straight to Omaha Beach. The drive took longer than expected due to heavy ...

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The Algarve, Portugal Short Break

The Algarve, Portugal Short Break

This was a week-long trip booked independently in July 2006. We flew from London Gatwick with Easyjet to Faro airport where we picked up a hire car. We had booked a two-bedroomed apartment at Balaia Sol Holiday Club for 7 nights. The apartment was a two hour d...

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