City Breaks

The Travel Expert reviews the best city breaks, offers her top travel tips and the best travel deals.

city breaks for families
City Breaks

Top Ten City Breaks For Families

Check out my top ten city breaks for families, with plenty of activities for both adults and kids to enjoy.   City breaks for families should be embraced. Describing ancient Rome to your kids is so much easier when you are inside the Colosseum. Barcelona no longer becomes just a football club and tapas become […]
europes best christmas markets
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Europe’s Top 10 Christmas Markets

Pottering around wooden market stalls, listening to carol singing and sipping mulled wine in crisp December air – visiting Christmas markets is a great way to kick off the festive season. But which one should you choose?   My top tip if you are visiting any of Europe’s Christmas markets is – watch your dates! […]
Best city break destinations for 2019 - Copenhagen
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Best City Break Destinations for 2020

2020 will offer adventure seekers more chances to explore than ever before as many new routes have been announced from Irish airports. I have compiled a list of the best city break destinations for 2020 I hope you enjoy!    In terms of holiday options, city breaks are my absolute favourite. Ambling in and out […]
Top 5 cities for Christmas shopping
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The Best Cities for Christmas Shopping Breaks

Christmas shopping is always a good excuse for a getaway. You can even justify the cost of the trip, by the savings you make! From London to New York, Berlin to Barcelona, check out five of the best cities for Christmas shopping breaks and get planning!   London With sterling so low against the euro […]
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Three Places You Must Visit in Puglia

Alberobello, Ostuni and Polignano a Mare, are three of my favourite places to visit in Puglia. Each has it’s own unique charm, and is waiting to be explored. We enjoyed a magical few days in Puglia and we tried to see as many of the highlights as possible. It wasn’t long before we realised that […]
things to do in Iceland
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Top Things to do in Iceland

Chase the Northern Lights, swim in the Blue Lagoon and marvel at Gullfoss Waterfall – there are so many things to do in Iceland – here are my favourites.   Icelanders are so proud of their country, and so they should be. You get the feeling you are somewhere pure, with the cleanest air and […]
the absolute guide to las vegas
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The Absolute Guide to Las Vegas

I am often asked to write a guide to Las Vegas with recommendations about what to do and where to stay. Unfortunately I haven’t visited Las Vegas yet so I had to ask for help…    I spoke to Ciaran Mulligan A.K.A THE FABULOUS TRAVELLER, because he has been to Vegas a staggering eight times! […]
San Sebastian
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A Short Break in San Sebastian

San Sebastian was stop number three on our tour of the Basque Country and the place I was looking forward to the most. There are more Michelin starred restaurants per square metre than ANY other city in the world, it is the city where Spanish royals spent their summers and it is home to one […]
Discovering Rioja
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Discovering There Is More To Rioja Than Wine…

La Rioja was the biggest surprise on my tour of Northern Spain. So many Irish holidaymakers travel to Spanish cities and coastal resorts, but rarely to the countryside. I visited Chianti in Tuscany many times and loved it. Was there more to Rioja than wine?   After spending 48 hours in Bilbao, we took the […]
48 hours in Bilbao
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48 Hours in Bilbao

For many, the main reason for visiting Bilbao was the Guggenheim. But when you are travelling with two small kids, an art museum, albeit one of the best in the world, is not high on the priority list.  Luckily we discovered lots more highlights during 48 hours in Bilbao.   I always wanted to visit […]
september holiday deals
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Top Ten Things To Do in Dubai

The worlds tallest building, the world’s largest shopping mall, the world’s only seven star hotel and now the world’s largest indoor theme park! Dubai never settles for anything less than the best!   Of course it’s not only what’s on offer in Dubai that makes it so appealing. There are numerous direct flights from Ireland every […]
Copenhagen one of the best places to visit after Christmas by The Travel Expert
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Wonderful, Wonderful, Copenhagen

A modern, safe city, that’s on the cutting edge of design and dining. How could you not love Copenhagen? First Impressions of Copenhagen Where to stay What to see Where to drink Where to eat How to get there First Impressions of Copenhagen As soon as you arrive in the airport, the Scandinavian efficiency is […]
christmas shopping in New York
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The Top 25 Things To Do In New York

New York is one of my favourite cities! I used to make a point of visiting every year. Looking at my list of things to do in New  York below, I think its about time I took another trip …     1.  Spend a few hours in Central Park I just love Central Park, […]

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