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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!