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My Slovenia Holiday

One of the things I love most about this job is seeing different cultures and really getting beneath the skin of a country.

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Weekend a la Carte - The Different Types of Holidays


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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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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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Zabola Estate - The perfect location for a Transylvania Holiday

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.

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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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New Lake Bled Lights Festival Break

By: Abigail Collins | Blog, Romantic Escapes | Posted: 05 Mar 2015

 However we have just worked up a new break Lake Bled Holiday that we are very excited about which is in July and coincides with the Lake Bled Lights Festival, so you can experience an even more romantic time. 

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Dining in Vienna

By: Abigail Collins | General, Romantic Escapes | Posted: 05 Mar 2014

If you are looking for some options of where to feast in Vienna we have a great selection ranging from Fine Dining to restaurants with wonderful views to the smart Cafes. 

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Top 10 things to do whilst in Verona this summer

Having just returned from seeing Aida at the Verona Opera i have to share with you my top 10 things to do whilst in Verona 

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Visiting Lake Bled in Slovenia

By: Kevin Collins | Other Adventures, Romantic Escapes | Posted: 06 Jun 2013

The first time I went to Lake Bled, Slovenia’s crown jewel, I was simply awe struck. This glacial lake set within a bowl and surrounded by the Julian Alps is simply beauty taken to a new level. For anyone wishing to go somewhere romantic to celebrate a birthday or anniversary there are few places better!

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