Europe

Hamburg waterfront

48 hours in Hamburg: Avoid the Reeperbahn to grab a free ride

‘Hamburg? You’ll be going to the Reeperbahn then?” No. Really don’t bother. The Reeperbahn is Hamburg’s notorious ‘sex street’ lined with bars and brothels. There is even a sex shop above McDonald’s (cue Happy Meal gags!). In reality it’s a dual carriageway that’s crass, noisy and intimidating. Best to have […]

Normandie Brittany Ferries

Taking children on the ferry to France

Ferry or not to ferry, that is the question. Whether is nobler to fill up the petrol tank and cram everything you own into the family hatchback or suffer the high-season airline check-in queues, baggage weigh-in dread and hire car roulette? For the first time, we are trying the ferry […]

The swimming pool at Les Ecureuils

Les Ecureuils: Eurocamp campsite in the Vendee

Kids will love Les Ecureuils, one of a series of campsites along the west Atlantic coast in the north Vendee region of France. The site near St Hilaire-de-Riez is a real family favourite with a great swimming pool that has slides and a lazy river. Kids will also spend hours riding their bikes […]

Ferry v Plane

Ferry v Plane: Plan your journey to France

It’s never been easier to plan you own trip to France – the big decision is whether to fly or sail. There is plenty for and against both – cost, travel time, luggage allowance. Some travel companies – including Eurocamp – will often include the price of the ferry in […]

Nassfeld lift

Crystal Ski Holidays adds Nassfeld in Austria to 2017-18 winter programme

Crystal Ski Holidays has added Nassfeld in Austria to its 2017-18 programme. Nassfeld is the largest resort in the southern Austrian region of Carinthia near the Italian and Slovenian borders with a selection of mountain huts and restaurants. Nassfeld and Sonnleiten are mid-mountain lift bases, with accommodation, while there’s more […]

Summer in Zermatt

Summer in the mountains of France, Italy and Switzerland

Fancy spending some time in the fresh air of the Europe’s high peaks? Mountain expert Vanessa Fisher looks at some options for summer holidays. 1. Lake Annecy Ski Resorts, France Combine a few days by Lake Annecy with one of four charming alpine villages – La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand, […]

Nice in the south of France is one of the new Sea Lifts pick-ups

Sea Lifts launches European summer transfers from 18 airports

Sea Lifts has launched its summer season with transfers available from 18 new airports including Nice, Faro, Paris, Olbia, Porto, Bologna and Florence. Sea Lifts – sister company to Ski Lifts – now offers transfers from 30 airports across Europe to summer holiday destinations. The two most popular airports for […]

powdair

Swiss airline powdair launches flights between Sion and the UK

Powdair has announced its new operating routes from Sion in the Valais region of Switzerland, to eight international airports in the UK, Belgium and Germany. The airline, that commences flights from December 14, 2017, will significantly cut transfer times to some of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts for winter sports […]

Eurowings

Eurowings launches Manchester to Salzburg flights

Low-cost airline Eurowings has announced it will launch a new route from Manchester Airport to Salzburg this winter. The German airline will launch a twice weekly service to the Austrian city from December 2017. Salzburg is famous for being the backdrop to the Sound of Music and will provide passengers […]

Murren

10 fabulous reasons to visit Murren

Murren in Switzerland is most famous for its starring role in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. At the end of the 1960s, the film-makers were taken by the futuristic revolving restaurant on the Schilthorn mountain and the scenes involving the imaginary Piz Gloria were shot there. Murren is the […]