Our Shortlist of destinations – 2019/2020

Some of these places we have been before but now want to take our kids. when There are so many beautiful places on earth it will probably take an average person several lifetimes to visit them all. Last year we did 5 countries and currently we am working on our current Wishlist to visit in the near future. We are planning to cover most of these destination ing our outing at the end of this year or early next year so have already started working on it.

 The places which we are currently working on to get cheaper air fares and hotel accomodations are…

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Venice, Italy

This city on water never loses its charm and romance, and remains a dream destination for many people. Venice is built on 118 small islands and separated by a vast network of canals. From the Central Square, Piazza San Marcos to St Mark’s Basilica, it offers plenty of sight-seeing and shopping activities.

Barcelona, Bilbao, Spain

Since my in laws went to Spain they can not stop talking about these wonderful cities. Bilbao at the top of  travellers’ bucket list. The atmosphere in the city cannot be captured by pictures or words. Bilbao is ever changing, evolutive and open to the world, unlike many cities in Europe it attracts families with children and grandchildren. They enjoy the sweetness of the evenings and stroll through the nice streets and alleys of the “Casco Viejo”, the historic centre of Bilbao. 

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. One of the must see destination in Europe.

Can not wait to visit these GREAT cities.

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Lisbon, Portugal

The capital of Portugal is a unique destination. the whole country is dotted with sublime landscapes, incredible cities, dazzling architecture, sumptuous monuments, palaces, castles, medieval villages, sandy beaches and surf beaches. Lisbon, the capital, welcomes lots of travellers every year who come to discover a city with a soul, a city to be discovered on foot. Lisbon is surrounded by tourist jewels like Sintra, Estoril, Cascais but also the natural park of Arrabida and it is only two hours by train from the lovely city of Porto.

Hvar Island and Croatia

Hvar is probably the most beautiful island in Europe. Famous people, crowned heads, artists and travellers from all over the world love it and travel overwhelmingly for this destination that combines quality of life, sumptuous landscapes, crystal clear waters, sun, gastronomy and cultural heritage. Croatia is a dream destination with cities like Zadar, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Opatija, Split and Rovinj and dream beaches like the Zlatni Rat beach a few kilometres away from Hvar or Stiniva beach on the island of Vis.

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Athens, Greece

The city is historic and is the cradle of European philosophy. Athens is both steeped in history and focused on modernity and tomorrow’s cultural and economic issues. Travellers love its architecture, the district of Plaka, monuments, gastronomy, trendy shops but also its nightlife;  its proximity to the sea makes it very attractive too.

Greek Islands

It’s best to visit Greek islands within the same group. For example, I wouldn’t recommend visiting Corfu and Santorini on the same trip as they’re on opposite sides of the country. Instead, visit islands in the same island group: the Cyclades, the Sporades, the Dodecanese, the Ionian, the Saronic, and the Northeastern Aegean. For one, they’re close to each other. And two, they have frequent ferry connections with each other. For first time visitors to Greece, the Cyclades make the most natural and convenient introduction.

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Istanbul, Turkey

1500 years İstanbul was the capital of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. One arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe, İstanbul is the only city in the world built on two continents. İstanbul’s fate has been sealed by its vital strategic location and its enchanting natural beauty. İstanbul’s most important building works started in the Byzantine period and the city was then embellished further during the days of the Ottoman Empire. Building on its assets inherited from a glorious past, İstanbul is an international city with plenty to offer in financial, economic and tourism sector.

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