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Top 5 reasons to visit Spain

  • TD Team
  • 12 November 2020

We’re outlining our top 5 reasons to discover Spain along with our holiday suggestions to help you make up your mind. ...

Experience Sicily – A Holiday You Can’t Refuse

  • Michelle Jackson
  • 02 November 2020

There are places that make you feel as if you’ve escaped from the rest of the world and Sicily, formed by its myriad of cultures, is one of these places. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterran ...

Visit Tuscany The Heart Of Authentic Italy

  • Michelle Jackson
  • 29 October 2020

Few places conjure up beauty with such authenticity as Tuscany. Even the word Tuscany implies a magical place that will whisk you to an untouchable world. ...

Live like a film star on the shores Of Lake Como

  • Michelle Jackson
  • 20 October 2020

The stunning turquoise waters of Lake Como are as dazzling as the stars who flock there to escape the limelight. What better way to enjoy the mountains that sweep down to this lake than in the comfort ...

A Love Affair With Italy Starts In Lake Garda

  • Michelle Jackson
  • 20 October 2020

Are you looking for the perfect location to start a love affair with Italy? The Novel Traveller, Michelle Jackson, enjoys some gems with Travel Department on a guided tour of Lake Garda, Verona and Ve ...

Top sights to see on your Italy holiday

  • TD Team
  • 21 September 2020

If you’re planning a holiday to Italy, then check out our suggestion of some of the top sights you should see in this stunning country. ...

Explore the Italian Lake District

  • TD Team
  • 28 July 2020

If you’re looking for a holiday full of relaxation, beauty and culture, amid a stunning natural backdrop, then the Italian Lake District is the place for you! ...

Best sights to see on the Island of Ireland

  • TD Team
  • 21 July 2020

Some of the most iconic sights and incredible landscapes in the world can be found right here so check out our selection of the top places to visit on the island of Ireland. ...

Top 5 highlights of Dubrovnik

  • TD Team
  • 01 July 2020

Dubrovnik boasts stunning architecture, spectacular views, beautiful weather and fantastic food and Lord Byron referred to it as the "Pearl of the Adriatic." Here are five reasons why the Croatian ci ...

Top Christmas market picks

  • TD Team
  • 01 April 2020

We have chosen the Europe’s top Christmas markets to help you decide which markets are right for your festive escape. ...

Taking a river cruise holiday - a tour leader’s perspective

  • TD Team
  • 25 February 2020

A river cruise holiday is the perfect way to discover multiple destinations. Our tour leader Rhona O'Connor has detailed her experience and provided insight on leading our Travel Department customers ...

Top 20 must-see destinations in 2021

  • TD Team
  • 16 December 2019

Discover our top 20 must-see destinations to give you some inspiration for where you might travel to in 2021. ...

5 reasons to visit Poland

  • TD Team
  • 06 December 2019

Visit Poland, it is rich in culture and history, has wonderful architecture and stunning scenery; it is a truly unique country. ...

Top activities to do in India

  • TD Team
  • 29 November 2019

India is the exotic, the unknown and the outstandingly beautiful. It is the home of the Taj Mahal, the Royal Bengal tiger, bustling cities, lively markets, palm-fringed beaches, quiet inland waterways ...

Irish and UK Holiday Habits Revealed

  • TD Team
  • 14 November 2019

Recently, Travel Department surveyed over 500 people in Ireland and the UK on their travel habits and how they like to holiday. ...

From the Nile to the Mekong: 5 river cruises you must experience in your lifetime

  • Travel Department
  • 03 September 2019

A gentle, meandering river cruise is one of the best ways to see and understand a new place. The rivers are always the lifeline of the cities they flow through - the beating heart. It’s on the banks o ...

Five best places to spend Christmas

  • TD Team
  • 26 August 2019

Make Christmas memorable and experience the festive season in a new destination this year. Check out our selection of Christmas Getaways and discover the best places to spend Christmas, the most wonde ...

Why you need to escape to Tenerife

  • Travel Department
  • 19 August 2019

If you’re looking for a holiday that combines amazing scenery with a relaxing stay by the sea, then look no further than Tenerife. ...

7 reasons to visit Puglia region in Italy

  • TD Team
  • 13 August 2019

There are many reasons to visit Puglia and it should be your next holiday destination in Italy. The heel of Italy, Puglia, also known as Apulia, is often overlooked by many and unfairly so as it has s ...

Top 8 highlights of an Istanbul city break

  • TD Team
  • 29 July 2019

Formerly known as Constantinople and was once seen as the capital of the world, Istanbul is the fusion point of where East meets West. ...

Top 5 Foods of Sorrento

  • TD Team
  • 06 July 2019

One of the best things about Italy is that you’re guaranteed to eat well! Discover our top 5 favourite dishes that can be found in Sorrento. ...

11 Unforgettable experiences to do in the USA

  • TD Team
  • 04 July 2019

With cosmopolitan cities, stunning coastlines, incredible scenery and some of the best driving routes in the world, the USA has so much to offer and we have fantastic holiday options. ...

8 enjoyable activities to do in Cuba

  • TD Team
  • 19 June 2019

Cuba is the Caribbean destination that has it all; beautiful weather, friendly locals, diverse culture and rich history, there is something for everyone in this incredible country. Here’s our pick of ...

Top 10 highlights of China

  • TD Team
  • 14 June 2019

Combining ancient traditions, a fascinating culture and centuries of history, a visit to the unique country of China will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. We've compiled our top 10 highligh ...

Nine fascinating facts about Madrid

  • TD Team
  • 28 May 2019

The biggest city in Spain and the third largest in Europe, the Spanish capital Madrid is the perfect choice for a short break or a quick getaway. ...

Top ten European countries you must visit

  • TD Team
  • 17 May 2019

Europe has undoubtedly the greatest choice of holiday destinations in the world and most can be reached within a couple of hours. From the romance of Italy, the splendour of France and the beautiful b ...

5 Reasons to travel to Cannes

  • TD Team
  • 14 May 2019

Our Cannes & the Cote d’Azur holiday provides total relaxation in picturesque surroundings. ...

Top 5 places to visit in Greece

  • TD Team
  • 16 April 2019

Greece is a country that could easily overwhelm first-time visitors thanks to its sheer volume of historic or archaeological sites and there are so many places to see and experience. ...

Top five Game of Thrones locations in Europe

  • TD Team
  • 11 April 2019

This remarkable series used various stunning locations around the world as filming backdrops, many of which can easily be visited. Here are the top five Game of Thrones locations in Europe to inspire ...

7 amazing reasons to visit Northern Cyprus & Cyprus

  • Travel Department
  • 11 April 2019

Cyprus and Northern Cyprus are unique, rich in history, culture and are just waiting to be explored! Here are 7 Reasons to visit Northern Cyprus & Cyprus for your next holiday. ...

Why you should take a solo traveller holiday

  • TD Team
  • 08 April 2019

Discover the most incredible destinations on our solo traveller holidays, made especially for independent travellers. ...

A foodie guide to Italy

  • TD Team
  • 01 April 2019

Italy is renowned for its glorious food. Authentic Italian pasta, glossy home-grown olives, the freshest Alpine fish and mouth-watering desserts are just some of the dishes the region boasts. ...

5 Excellent reasons for taking a river cruise

  • Travel Department
  • 06 March 2019

Check out the advantages and our reasons for going on a river cruise for your next holiday. ...

7 inspiring Mediterranean destinations for your next break

  • TD Team
  • 06 March 2019

When deciding where to go for your next short-haul holiday, the same places probably spring to mind. ...

Compelling Croatia – 30 things to know before you go!

  • TD Team
  • 22 February 2019

Whether you are considering visiting Croatia or already packed to go, the more you can know about a country before taking the leap, the better. Not everyone has the time to read up before they set off ...

11 Famous Film Locations to inspire you to travel

  • TD Team
  • 20 February 2019

We have selected 11 films, featuring incredible sites and scenery, which may inspire you to travel the world and create your own adventure better than any Hollywood film. ...

Holiday in China, the land of dragons and emperors

  • TD Team
  • 04 February 2019

From rickshaw tours around the streets of Beijing to cycling on the Old City Wall of Xi’an, there is never a dull moment in China. Travel Department’s Senior Product Executive Lucy Maher, has lots of ...

Best attractions in Portugal

  • TD Team
  • 24 January 2019

Portugal truly has it all for that unforgettable holiday- a fascinating history, warm, friendly people, great weather and incredible beaches. ...

Six sensational Spanish sights

  • TD Team
  • 22 January 2019

Explore Spain and see its top sights. ...

Choose a guided tour for your next escape

  • TD Team
  • 14 January 2019

Discover the benefits of going on a guided tour for your next escape. ...

From Russia with love

  • TD Team
  • 28 November 2018

Learn about the best sights and activities to do in St. Petersburg and Moscow. ...

Top ten activities in Sri Lanka

  • TD Team
  • 16 November 2018

Sri Lanka has stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, incredible wildlife, historical cities and ancient temples. ...

From Limone with love...

  • TD Team
  • 01 February 2018

Located along the northern end of Lake Garda, Limone is set along a backdrop of rocky cliffs with stunning lakeside scenery. It is one of the most picturesque places to stay in Lake Garda, and is a gr ...

Architectural wonders of India

  • TD Team
  • 25 January 2018

The Taj Mahal was built in 1560 by Shah Jahan in memory of his Queen, Mumtaz Mahal, to enshrine her mortal remains. ...

Top destinations for food & drink

  • TD Team
  • 07 July 2017

From Spanish tapas and wines to Italian gelato, Brazilian barbecue or Peking Duck, the world is full of flavours just waiting to be discovered. ...

Why Visit Porto On Your Holiday To Portugal

  • TD Team
  • 02 March 2016

An up-and-coming city break destination, Portugal’s second largest city is filled with undiscovered beauty, culinary delights and world famous wines. ...

Ciao Italia! - our favourite snippets of Italian history

  • Travel Department
  • 07 July 2015

Few countries in the world have such a variable, diverse and colourful history as Italy. Every time we visit, we learn new facts about Italy’s wonderful past. ...

5 Reasons to visit St. Petersburg

  • TD Team
  • 09 October 2014

Caroline, our Senior Sales Executive, visited St. Petersburg a couple of years ago and had an amazing experience. Check out her top five reasons why you should visit this beautiful and historical city ...