One of the things I love most about this job is seeing different cultures and really getting beneath the skin of a country.
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.
For those looking to spend some time on a Budapest short break the Hungarian Parliament is a must see !
The Zabola estate in Transylvania, Romania is a firm favourite of ours, and Kevin and I fell in love with the place about 5 years ago. It is a magical place in a beautiful setting with some of Europe's most pristine cultural heritage within reach. In Zabola time slows down to a gentle amble. It is charming and delightful, as well as relaxing and romantic.
This Music Festival has such a wide repertoire that there really is something for everyone with Opera, Drama and Concerts on what feels like every corner of the city. The great and the good flock to the city for this 5 weeks festival which runs between 18th July – 30th August in 2015, though sadly direct connections from the UK are limited with only BA from Gatwick and Ryan Air from Stansted offering flights.