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Summer holidays have finally been given the go ahead – we want to hear your plans The Government has finally issued a list of countries that British holidaymakers can visit, giving the green light for holidays to go ahead this summer. The list of 59 destinations – including Greece, Spain and France – mean travellers from England
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Please note our writer visited Brussels prior to the coronavirus pandemic Capital city it may be, but Brussels’ historic centre has an intimate charm, with its medieval web of cobbled (now pedestrianised) streets, elegant galleries of fashion boutiques, art museums full of surprises, and sensationally good chocolate shops. There is plenty of romance here, but
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The small, sun-soaked capital of southern Spain Known for its steamy-hot summers, mild winters and sultry operatic gypsy heroine Carmen, Seville is a bijou city whose fabulous food, extraordinary Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and exotic flamenco rhythms never fail to charm and seduce. History oozes through its very pores, with ancient Moorish walls, Roman
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More insider guides for planning a trip to Barcelona 48 hours Attractions Restaurants Hotels Nightlife Free The shopping scene in Barcelona juxtaposes charismatic shops that have been serving locals for centuries and fashion-forward boutiques. Spain’s culinary capital also boasts an exciting array of food shops and markets. From espadrilles in every possible colour and pattern
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At the moment the Foreign Office has advised against travel abroad. Some of the destinations below are potential candidates for an air bridge agreement but others are not – be sure to check FCO advice before planning a trip anywhere. Also check with the hotels as spa rules vary between different locations. An insider’s guide
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Britons are about to get the green light for trips to Spain. But where can you escape the crowds? La Gomera: Hiking heaven in the Canaries Sidestep the sun-seeking Canary Islands crowds among hauntingly beautiful forested hillsides, jagged rocky outcrops and wonderfully lush valleys of laid-back La Gomera. Why it’s special Feeling worlds away from
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Britons are about to get the green light for trips to Greece. But where can you escape the crowds? Ikaria: the happiest Greek Island Named after the fallen god, this heavenly island is the ultimate in go-slow serene tourism, where the locals live long and happy – and so can you. Why it’s special Ikaria
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Please note our writer visited Sardinia prior to the coronavirus pandemic An insider’s guide to Sardinia’s top resorts, including the best for indoor and outdoor pools, golf courses overlooking the sea, private beaches, tennis courts, spas, kids’ clubs and exciting dining options. • The best hotels in Sardinia Valle dellErica Resort Thalasso & SPA Sardinia,
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More insider guides for planning a trip to Paris 48 hours Hotels Attractions Restaurants Free Nightlife Paris is not known as a budget travel destination and yet the city is replete with sights, activities and experiences that don’t cost a sou (former French coin). From riverside beaches and picnics by Canal Saint-Martin, to watching footballers performing
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Lanzarote’s history is as turbulent as the sweep of volcanoes that forged it and today still spectacularly dominate one of Macaronesia’s most dramatic islands, whose entirety is a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Legends swirl around of daring adventurers and scheming pirates, through to marauding Berbers and conquering Spaniards. Since the 1960s affordable jet travel has brought
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