Discover Amsterdam's Most Beautiful Gardens
Posted on 09 March 2020 by starttravel.co.uk
Amsterdam - and the Netherlands as a whole - has a long and distinguished horticultural background. The capital and its surrounds boasts a number of beautifully-kept, tranquil gardens that will enhance any trip to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Here are some of the best...
5 Amazing Self-Catering Breaks for Families: Europe 2020
Posted on 28 February 2020 by starttravel.co.uk
Self-catering holidays give families a degree of freedom that isn’t possible in a hotel: you can get up when you want, cook what you want, deal with laundry on your own terms, and you'll have much more space than a hotel room normally offers. What's more, a self-catering break is likely to be considerably cheaper than a hotel stay.
We've put together five of our favourite self-catering venues in Europe, selected in particular for their family-friendly facilities and vibe - as well as their stunning locations.
Top 10 Christmas markets in Europe
Posted on 14 December 2019 by starttravel.co.uk
Majestic snow-blanketed cathedrals, kaleidoscopic lights, the aroma of mulled wine and roast chestnuts... the Christmas markets of Europe present the perfect way to get in the festive mood. Here are our top 10 Christmas markets for this year, stretching from France to Eastern Europe.
The pleasures of off-season winter breaks in Europe
Posted on 29 November 2019 by starttravel.co.uk
Off season: it doesn't sound terribly exciting. But then, not all of us want exciting. Sometimes we want relaxing, authentic - non-touristy. For the more low-key holiday-maker, there's nothing like sipping a Caffè crema at a pavement cafe in low-season Paris, watching the locals go by; or enjoying the secluded beaches of the Amalfi coast in early December, without jostling for position; or gazing up at the roof of the Sistine Chapel without feeling like a cow being herded to market.
Christmas Getaway Travel Tips
Posted on 22 November 2019 by starttravel.co.uk
Millions of Britons are planning a winter sun holiday this Christmas, banishing the wind, rain and (possibly) snow - at least for a week or two.
But travelling at Christmas can be more stressful than usual, with much increased activity on the road, rail and air networks.
Thankfully, there are a few simple ways to keep the stress levels low, so you can really enjoy your seasonal escape.
Disney Resorts & Cruises: A Complete Guide
Posted on 22 October 2019 by starttravel.co.uk
Disney theme parks have been offering family-friendly fun since the 1950s. Today you can choose from six theme parks and an entire cruise line - all packed with much-loved characters and franchises, including Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean - and much, much more.