Holidays in England

Holidays in England

 

Many of the most beautiful mansions and gardens are situated in South of England in Cotswolds, Hampshire, Sussex, Wiltshire and Kent.
holiday in englandIf you choose a holiday package in England, then spring is the best season in order to enjoy of its spectacular gardens.
Most of the mansions are situated one hour train journey from London but is recommended to rent a car in order to combine the visits and make a complete tour.
So it is advisable to book your accommodation in London and start exploring the country.

» Recommendations for a few holiday days:

• Take a boat to Hampton Court to see the luxury villas and early gardens of Great Britain.
• Visit Casa Syon in Bretford and then drive to Cliveden in Berkshire to see the water garden.
• Go to Cotswolds and explore Oxford and Blenheim Palace and its huge parks and then Broughton Castle.
• Drive a little more and visit the Barnsley House and Hidcote mansion, famous for its roses garden.
• Go to Wiltshire to explore the famous XVIII century buildings: Longleat and Stourhead
• don’t miss Salisbury cathedral, then choose Broadlands in Hampshire, former villa of lord Mountbatten
• if you are a nature lover you should go to New Forest in Exbury with huge parks of azalea, magnolia and rhododendrons
• when you arrive in Sussex go to Petworth House, then continue in Kent and visit Great Dixter and the amazing natural garden designed by writer Christopher Lloyd
• if you have anought time you can visit also Sissinghurst, which is considered a jewel speaking about the gardens if England

Tips and advices:

• take an umbrella with you, it can start raining at any time
• don’t visit the gardens and mansions in weekends, it’s to crowdy
• book at least one night in one of the luxury villas
• some villas are closed in some days of the week so you must check before leaving from the hotel to visit
• book your accommodation early for the best offers

Holidays in Italy

Holidays in Italy

Italy is an European state situated on Italic Peninsula that includes also many islands in Mediterranean Sea , the most important being Sicilia and Sardinia – check for holiday rentals and flight deals.
Its surrounded by: Austria, France, Switzerland, and Slovenia.
Its territory includes two independent enclaves San Marino and Vatican and it has an enclave on Swiss territory.
holiday-in-italyItaly has many types of climate:
• alpine climate in Alps at altitudes over 3000 m;
• continental sub Mediterranean climate in Pad Plain, in the hilly regions and on the Apennines slopes;
• Mediterranean climate (hot and relative wet because of the sea vicinity)
• semiarid climate inside Sicilia (due to the mountainous obstacles).
Due to its wonderful and diverse landscape, great history ,astonishing cultural heritage and huge offer of villas and chalets to rent, Italy is in the top ten of the most visited European countries. Each Italian city has its own offer. We present you below some of the most famous of them:

» Napoli

Napoli is the biggest city of southern Italy. It is rich in monuments such as: Castel Nuovo (XII century), Triumph Arch, Royal Palace (XVII century), National Palace and National Gallery on Capodimonte, churches. Next to the city there is the Roman city Pompeii covered by lava during the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 BC.
Romantic destinations, the Riviera, are a littoral part arranged for tourism. The most important is Italian Riviera consisting in a chain of spa – sea resorts: San Remo, Diano Marina, Alassio, Nervi, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure.
There are then the Napolitano Riviera situated in Napoli Bay: Amalfi, Sorrento, islands Ischia and Capri;  the Venetian: Lido di Venezia, Riccione, Rimini, The Sarda Sardinia island, the Palermitana in the area of Palermo.

» Venice

Venice is situated in the saltwater lagoon of Adriatic Sea and lies on over 100 of little islands. The main way is Canal Grande, that winds along from San Marco Square up to city border.
Along the Canal Grande tourists can admire the most beautiful palaces of Europe built by the rich Venetian merchants. In addition to canal Grande the main touristic attraction of the city are: Square and Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace, Bridge of Sighs, Ponte Rialto, Historic Centre Districts: Castello, Cannaregio, San Polo, Santa Croce, Dorsoduro, with its countless architectonic, artistic and cultural treasures.

» Florence

Capital of district with the same name, this city situated next to the Apennines Mountains is famous for its Gothic and Renaissance buildings, Art Galleries and museums. In addition it is an important commercial centre.
For those people that like the nature and the adventure, Italy Alps is what they need.

» Dolomites Mountains have the most notched peaks in the world. They are a real Alpine paradise. These mountains rise in groups probably because they formed from an ancient reef. Among these rocky groups there are green meadows full of wild flowers and the alpine Bavarian cities.
Dolomites are one of the greatest Alps areas for cycling. There are a lot of passes in one region, many of them being connected with each other. These mountains are famous too for “via ferata”, a way with fixed cables that help the climbers and offer safety to the beginners in covering the difficult, abrupt itineraries. This way has a fascinating history – initially it was made by the Italian and Austrian troops that fought in this area during the First World War.
Dolomites Mountains are a very popular holiday destination – ski and climbing during the winter, trips, parachute jumping and gliding during the summer. The main touristic centre are Rocca Pietore along the glacier Marmolada, the little cities Alleghe, Falcade, Auronzo, Cortina d Ampezzo and the villages Arabba, Ortisei and San Martino di Castrozza and the valleys Fassa, Gardena and Badia.
Italian Beaches offer an alternative for the sea and sun lovers:

» Otranto is a historical city and port on Adriatic Sea in South Italy.

It is a little town with a very nice holiday atmosphere being an ideal escape for one or many holiday days.
The city beaches are small and very pleasant in May but they become crowded in summer.
The shore outside the city is famous for its beauty and the traveller can find here nice beaches, less agglomerated.
In Northern side of Otranto there is a sandy beach – Baia dei Turchi and the lakes of the sea side – Laghi Alimini

•  Cinque Terre beaches in Liguria:

Cinque Terre meaning five lands are in fact five magnificent villages laying on the South Coast of Italy.
If you prefer a traditional beach with long chairs and umbrellas, then Monterosso is the ideal destination.
Even if some beaches are with gravel, the water is clean with a very nice blue colour.

•  Arbust Beach in Sardinia

The coast part with beaches of this region is called Green Coast and lies on 47 km from Capo della Fransca to Capo Pecora.
Pistis beach has fine, white sand on 2 km. Next to the water on the shore formed sand dunes with junipers and by the interior the sand formed real hills up to 30 meters high.

•  Castiglion della Pescaia beaches in Toscana:

Is an Italian coast in Toscana.
It is a city with sea view having a fortification keeping a medieval atmosphere.
Its famous beaches can satisfy all the tastes: the tourists can take sun bath, rent boats, make kite surf or learn diving.

Holiday 2012

Holiday-2012 handball championship

 

With about 60 millions of tourists that visit it every year, Spain is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world.
Its touristic offer consists in art, history, fabulous gastronomy, sea and mountain resorts, night life, excellent accommodation and good transportation conditions for visitors.
Tourist from all over the world can arrive by international flights on The International Airport Barajas in Madrid situated 12 km far from the city.
2012

The transportation to Madrid takes only 12 minutes by the mean of the most rapid subway of Europe.
A checking terminal of the airport is situated in the financial centre of Madrid.
All the important Spanish cities: Madrid (the capital), Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Cadiz, Alicante, Aragon, Coruña, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Oviedo, Santander, Bilbao could be wonderful vacation destinations.
The traditional Spanish touristic offer is completed every year by a large offer of cultural and sportive events that attract a lot of visitors from all over the world.
Thus between 12 and 27 January 2012 in many Spanish locations will take place the final tour of World Men’s Handball Championship.
The cities listed on the competition’s program: Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Granollers, Málaga, Seville, Ciudad de Real, could be as well vacation destinations with a lot of things to see when you do not attend to the matches.
If you choose Madrid to watch the matches that will take place on Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad and Madrid Arena, you can enjoy, too, of Prado Museum, Art Center Queen Sofia, Casón del Buen Retiro, Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol and Parque de Retiro or of the night life offer.
In Barcelona many parks can offer to the visitors relaxation moments: Parc de Joan Miro, Parc de l’Espanya Industrial, Parc Guell.
Other attractive sights in Barcelona are: Barri Gotic, Palau de la Generalitat, Palau Reial de Pedralbes, Museu Frederic Mares and the Zoo founded in 1940.
But if you really want to enjoy Barcelona’s atmosphere, then take a walk on La Rampla.
At Zaragoza do not miss to visit Roman Walls (Las Murallas) remains of an antique wall.
Valladolid has an important cultural heritage consisting of aristocratic houses, churches built in different styles, and houses with historical character such as: “Casa de Cervantes” and Christopher Columbus House.
History lovers will enjoy of a visit in Málaga, where many sights remember to visitors the long history of the place:

• walls of the Phoenician city,
• the Roman  Theatre dating from 1st century BC,
• Castle of Gibralfaro left from Moors period,
• Church of Santiago,
• Cathedral and Episcopal Palace,
• Museu Picasso Málaga,
• Museum of wine.

All the other Spanish cities chosen for housing the 2012 World Men’s Handball Championship have their own charm and expect their visitors.
If you plan a holiday for attending of this world event it is advisable to make a booking for your accommodation and flights at least 3 months before.
You will get attractive offers on our associate’s site.
Whatever will be your choice: a hotel, a villa, an apartment, they have offers for many kinds of requirements and for all packets.

Travelling in US

Travelling in US

With its mountains, meadows and maple forests, Vermont is a great destinations in US, especially in the autumn when you can join the Leaves Festival in the north-east of the region. The festival takes place every year in a different city and lasts a week from the end of September to the first days of October.
Visiting VermountVermont is situated in the north-east of the United States having the main international airport at Burlington. The airport is situated 124 km far from St. Johnsbury but most international flights arrive in Boston at 240 km.

» Suggestions for your holidays:

• Start visiting St Johnsbury, the unofficial capital of the Northeast Kingdom. Here you can visit Maple Grove Farms, the biggest Maple candy factory in the world and the beautiful art gallery Athenaeum.
• Rent a car and drive to Darling Hill and BUrke Mountain to admire the amazing landscapes.
• Go to Willoughby Glacial Lake in the north. It’s a great area for hiking the surrounding mountains and swimming if the weather is good.
• Drive and cross little villages like Crafsbury Common, Walden, Cabot, Peacham and Barnet where the festival takes place.
• Champion Lake is a great place also, so if you are in the area you should stop for a while and enjoy the view.

 

Travel tips:

• buy souvenirs from the shops, they are excellent,
• stop in every village and admire the area and landscape,
• if you travel in the festival season take a list of events so you will not miss them,
• book hotel accommodation early, especially villas with car to get the best offers in 2013 & check the travel guide before starting your journey.

Holidays in Ibiza

Holidays in Ibiza

Ibiza is a Spain land and part of the Balearic Islands, situated in western part of the Mediterranean sea.
The “white island” it’s the third as size from the Balearic region with a huge offer of beachfront resorts and holiday villas, Ibiza it’s sure one destination your don’t want to miss
Its reputation of a “never sleep island” is due to the biggest clubs variety of Europe.
Nevertheless the city has never lost its traditional character.
Villas IbizaThe north of the island is covered with olive groves, figs and almonds trees and rocky coast is sprinkled with plenty of coves offering a impressive view.
Many years ago a large number of artists took refuge in Central Island which offers multi-ethnic and cosmopolitan character.
In terms of climate, the summers are warm; in winter The of sunny hours per day are 6, the maximum temperature between 14-23 degrees Celsius and the minimum around 17-15 degrees Celsius.
The airport is located 7km from Ibiza.
Ibiza is located in the south-west of the island. It is the  main city of complex island and it has the status of capital.
Here there are three main beaches: FigueretesTalamanca and Playa d en Bossa.
The port is a natural bay, where was initially established first inhabitants of the island.
The municipality provides visitors the opportunity to practice different sports: tennis, mountain biking, golf, horse riding, windsurfing, sailing, diving, quad, carting and cultural activities.
Dalt Vila city, Phoenician settlement Sa Caleta, Puig des Molines necropolis and Posidonia Oceanica are the four things made that island to be declared Heritage by the UNESCO, in 1999.
This city has many tourist attractions.
Visitors can admire the Cathedral that was built in Gothic-Catalan style and was later renovated in the 18th century with Baroque influences. In the University you can visit the University Museum of Archaeology.
Other buildings of reference would be the church of Santo Domingo, Placa de Vila.
In deep waters of Ibiza and Formentera islands the is the most important in the Mediterranean bio climate – Posidonia Prairies.
They produce a large amounts of oxygen and are home to hundreds of species.
One of the many spectacular and impressive views is Cala d Hort and the mysterious Es Vedra.
The best known tourist resorts in close Ibiza proximity are: Playa d en Bossa, Talamanca, Santa EULAR.
In the night the island becomes more fun and daring, developing it’s own fashion style in the best clubs around.
Another attraction are the salt fields, formed in summer, when the water evaporates, and at the surface remains a shiny layer of pure salt.
In few words we can say that Ibiza is one of the most beautiful islands in Europe, her naturalness and originality manages to combine the characteristics of many islands so check for villas in Ibiza and book now.

Cheap adventure holidays

Adventure, nature and all kind of open air activities is how should be called a holiday in Slovenia. But to explore more from the amazing landscape of this country you need to travel in summer so you can camp and explore the region hiking, cycling, rafting or simply enjoying a boat trip on the lakes in the area.
Cheap villas for holidaysSlovenia is situated in Central Europe between Austria, Italy, Croatia and the Adriatic. International flights go to Ljubljana Airport that is also the capital of the country. As the railway services are limited it is better to use buses to travel in the country.

» Recommendations for your holidays:

• Discover Ljubljana, admire the beautiful historic center of the city, and the particular style of architect Joze Plecnik.
• Visit Bled Lake in the Julian Alps, admire the beautiful landscape, visit the castle or cross the lake to St Maria Church.
• you must travel in the Triglav National Park and the best way to explore the area is cycling. You should visit also Tolminska Valley and the picturesque village Pokljuka.
• Travel south to Bohinj, you can join a cruise boat on the lake, go to Savica Waterfalls or take a cable up on the mountain.
• If you like rafting or just want to start now you must go to Bovec, on Soca Valley.
• In this area you should visit the Museum of Kobarid.

 

Travel advices:

• don’t go rafting without a guide, the water is very fast,
• don’t go hiking without a map, compass and clothes. The weather is changing fast and the mountains are very steep.
• if you wish to spend holidays in a holiday villa in 2013 you should book early to get the best offers or get up to 30 % discount on hotel deals.