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It has just been announced that St Petersburg in Russia has been named the European Tourist Destination of the year for the second year in a row by The World Travel Awards

We are not surprised as St Petersburg has so much to offer in terms of stunning palaces nearby such as Peterhof, The Peter and Paul Fortress with its dramatic spire, beautiful art at the Hermitage and of course it’s world renown ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre. 

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Thinking of going to India for the first time ? The Golden Triangle Tour is the answer!

For those of you who are currently enjoying Indian Summers on channel 4 or followed Prince Williams and Kate Middleton's recent Indian tour you might have been inspired to go and see India for yourself as have a Indian Holiday! 

India is a vast country and has so much culture to offer in terms of stunning Palaces, Evocative Temples and Historical Forts but there is also a softer side to see with exciting wildlife and wonderful areas of relaxation. To see India in full you need months, but for first time travelers to India we would recommend  a 2-3 week trip with a private guide. 

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Transylvania Private Tours

 If you are looking for something a little bit different, and off the beaten track, then a trip to Transylvania in Romania is for you. Transylvania offers you stunning wilderness, beautiful historical towns, wildlife, a chance to relax in a superb location of a private estate and the opportunity to feel as if you have stepped back in time.  

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Discover Jordan - Top 10 things to see !

 Jordan is a wonderful country to visit. Everyone knows about Petra, and indeed many have it on their “bucket list” of things to do, but there are so many other delights that this country has to offer as well. As Jordan is such a small country it is possible to explore it all in a relatively short time and truly experience all it has to offer

So what are the Top 10 Things to See in Jordan?

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Why not plan an Oman Holiday?- There is SO much to see and do!

By: | Blog, Other Adventures, Discovery and Adventure | Posted: 11 Sep 2015

 Oman is one of the most beautiful and culturally interesting of the Arabian states. Beautiful coastlines meet soaring mountains in a land steeped in history. It is truly a wonderful place to visit.

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Visiting the Budapest Parliament on a Budapest Short Break

  For those looking to spend some time on a Budapest short break the Hungarian Parliament is a must see !

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Thinking of an Oman Holiday?

 Oman has so much natural wildlife and dramatic landscape to offer to visitors. However what we didn’t expect was to see both the volume and quality of fossils up in the spectacular peaks of the western Hajjar Mountains at Jabal Akhdhar. 

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Start you Oman Holiday with a stay at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat with its brand new Spa

In September 2015 the Al Bustan Palace Hotel in Muscat, Oman is opening a tremendous new Spa for those looking to ease out of the daily stresses . This is not a area that is a "nod towards offering Spa Treatments" but a comprehensive Spa built on 3 levels over 33,000 sq feet. It will offer a huge range of local massages , facials, wellness therapies and body and beauty treatments by expert spa therapists. A wonderful place for a couple of days to relax before setting off to explore Oman.

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Special Occasion Breaks in Istanbul

At Weekend a La Carte we try to develop breaks that will give you an experience of a lifetime. Istanbul with its mix of Spice Markets, Bewildering Bazaars, Stunning Mosques, Sumptuous Palaces all set on the stunning setting of the banks of the Bosphorus easily meets this brief. Many people visit Istanbul with us in order to take a special occasion break  to celebrate a significant birthday or anniversary. It’s not hard to find a romantic spot in Istanbul!

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Whale Watching in Husavik, Iceland - Both dead and alive !

Did you know a Dolphin is actually a Whale? (To be exact a Toothed Whale).  No i didn't know either and this was just one of the fasinating things i learnt at Husavik Whale Museum.

Any museum that has exhibits labelled "touch me" has my vote!

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