For our 2016 Tour de Europe trip we had organised a 4 day layover in Athens with the express purpose of spending two days and a night in Santorini, one of the famous Greek islands. Santorini is easily accessible from Athens. You have a choice of two carriers for your 40 minute flight: either Aegean
The last time that Tour de Europe visited Romania it was 10 years ago. We didn’t really expect that much would have changed, but boy how wrong we were. 10 years ago, Romania had the look and feel of a failed Stalinist state. Bucharest came complete with boarded up buildings and packs of wild dogs
A good article in the Traveller section in Fairfax today http://www.traveller.com.au/should-we-trust-tripadvisor-reviews-gmp4ar on using Tripadviser. I use Tripadviser all the time and find it pretty accurate if you ignore the top and bottom 10% of review.
Not a lot happened in Central Europe throughout the centuries without the Magyars of Hungary having some say in the matter. It was probably the fact that the main waterway, the Danube, bisects the country. As part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, It was the main power in the area before WW1. Hungary is also renowned
They reckon that Romania is going to be the ‘hot’ spot for 2016, but I’m going to throw my hat in for Croatia. Croatia has a number of advantages over Romania: it has some well developed infrastructure specifically for tourism and there really is a lot to see, in comparison to Romania. On our driving
The eastern Balkan countries like Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova are probably not on the highest position on anybody’s travel list but there are some interesting things to see and do for those that have been there and done that. For this article, we’ll look at Romania as I have had experience there. Our initial reason
I’ve got to say that Krakow is one of my favourite cities. There is so much to do in and around the second largest city in Poland. Krakow is also fairly easy to reach. As we’re a driving tour we’ll talk about driving and the most direct way is via the E40 (A4) from Berlin.
Another good article from Escapehere: 10 best cities for pickpockets . Trouble is they left Copenhagen off the list, especially the little harbour at Nyhavn and the shopping mall Stroget. This is the place where most of the trouble for my clients on our driving tour happened in the past. I tell my clients that
This question gets asked a lot, unsurprisingly. In a way, the answer is why do you own a car? The advantage is flexibility. The flexibility to go where and when you like. Europe is almost made for driving. There’s no question that it also has excellent public transport, but the road system is also of
Next year’s Tour De Europe is going to be a special one, so it’s worth going through the daily schedule. The Tour starts in Paris and takes eighteen days to find its way to Cannes on the Riviera – never the most direct way. The Tour starts with a pre departure show and welcome dinner