Tag: <span>Group Travel</span>

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August 21, 2016August 21, 2016

That’s not a ferry; that’s a ferry.

We thought the overnight ferry  from Stockholm to Helsinki was going to be one of those crowded, stinky, boozy and uncomfortable affairs where the next morning you don’t disembark, you get decanted onto the terminal. Not so the Silja Line Serenade. It’s the second largest ferry in the whole world and it carries its 2,500...

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May 7, 2015May 7, 2015

Some people say that there are disadvantages in staying in converted castle hotels – let me make it absolutely clear that I am not one of them!

CastelBrando hotel is in the Veneto hills of Italy and in view of the Dolomite mountain range. It has panorama, history, heritage and panache. It makes you feel inspired and seduces you into a history that began here 2000 years ago. You may prefer a more conventional hotel chain for your two-day stay here. Just don’t...

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May 3, 2015May 3, 2015

Milan’s heart and soul more than make up for the drab bits.

Yes, there’s the grafitti and some pretty dull and uninspiring buildings. There are areas which some have described as industrial. But the heart and soul of Milan more than make up for it. We are here at the start of a world Expo. Which means that the place has been cleaned up to receive an...