Category: Attractions

The world’s highest commercial bungy jump

The world’s highest commercial bungy jump

Around 200 km to the west of Port Elizabeth, South Africa lies an attraction without comparison – the world’s highest commercial bungy jump at Bloukrans bridge. ‘Adrenaline pumping’ and ‘exhilarating’ are two expressions often used to describe the ultimate in bungy experiences, along with a few understandable choice expletives when conquering this monster of a [...]

Special feature: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, UK

Helmsley was a part of North Yorkshire we weren’t familiar with prior to our recent stay at The Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa, but it is a pretty market town in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, with an eclectic mix of interesting shops, galleries, pubs and cafés. The hotel lies [...]

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Diving with sharks in the Atlantic

Many new and exciting activities have come about in the last few years in South Africa, but none more exciting than the advent of shark diving in the chilly blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of people flock to the small town region of Gansbaai on a daily basis to experience the ultimate adrenaline [...]

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Top tips for the ultimate luxury theatre break in London

Few cities in the world are as renowned for their theatre as much as London is. With beautiful hotels, world-class restaurants and sightseeing galore, there are also few places that are as exciting a destination for a luxury theatre break. Here are our tips for planning the perfect theatre break in London. Choose your style [...]

Experience the Vatican like never before

Experience the Vatican like never before

Travellers can now experience the Vatican like never before thanks to Dark Rome’s new Official Partnership with the Vatican Museums. As one of the world’s most famous attractions with 5 million visitors annually, the Vatican now offers sightseers the opportunity to explore without typical touring dilemmas. Arrivederci to long lines, limited hours and crowded Sistine [...]

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

5 top tips for family breaks in Jersey

Just an hour’s flight away from most UK airports, Jersey’s a perfect destination for a short break over the half term. Here are a few tips on what to see and where to stay if you’re travelling with kids in tow. Go wild Take your little monkeys to see the newest addition at Durrell Wildlife [...]

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

Special feature: Wentbridge House Hotel, Wentbridge, West Yorkshire, UK

We have just returned from a lovely stay at the four star Wentbridge House Hotel in the village of Wentbridge (close to Pontefract) in West Yorkshire. We’d arrived quite late but were greeted with a beautiful Junior Suite offering ample space for a family, and with all manner of in-room extras including a half bottle [...]

The top 5 activities on a luxurious stag party in Barcelona

The top 5 activities on a luxurious stag party in Barcelona

Your best mate’s stag party should be a time of extravagance and luxury. Treat him to one last weekend of freedom by planning a getaway to one of Europe’s most majestic cities. Where other than Barcelona can you find so many glamorous clubs and gorgeous women? Your gang will be tempted from all directions with [...]

Malaysia welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Malaysia welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Malaysia welcome Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, and from there they will move on to the rainforested eco-adventure destination of Sabah, Borneo, as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate 60 years of HM Queen Elizabeth’s reign. As well as attending state functions and [...]

I wouldn’t like to be a lifeguard in Tokyo…

Welcome to the indoor pool at Tokyo Summerland. This most definitely isn’t luxury, but eye-opening all the same. In fact, you wonder why people would even pay to be there… surely it can’t be much fun with so many bodies about. And one thing’s for sure… I wouldn’t want to be on duty as a [...]

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

5 great reasons to visit Nice in the Autumn

When one thinks of Nice, the first thing that pops to mind is summer. With its beaches, palm trees and festivals, it is natural to associate the French Riviera’s capital with summer holidays. But if you ask locals, they will tell you that the best season to enjoy the city is in the Autumn. There [...]

Photograph of the week: Château-fort de Feluy, Wallonie, Belgium

Photograph of the week: Château-fort de Feluy, Wallonie, Belgium

This week’s image is of the privately-owned Château-fort de Feluy in Wallonie (French part of Belgium) which has a long history of doing and un-doing since 1380 (when it was built) until 1972 when it was renovated.  It was the perfect setting for Medieval and Renaissance drama; it resisted attacks from the Duc Albert de Saxe in [...]

Elegance and adventure in Peru’s Colca Canyon

Elegance and adventure in Peru’s Colca Canyon

Twice the depth of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, the Colca Canyon in southern Peru measures up as one of the deepest and most spectacular canyons on the planet. It’s a journey into deep and vibrant Peru, where traditional Andean culture holds on to its roots, condors soar upward from the depths, and iconic Peruvian vicuñas and [...]

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Top 5 things to do in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the majestic capital of Iceland and its striking beauty proves the perfect backdrop to an outstanding range of attractions, sights and entertainment as well as a quirky culture and vivid architecture. The Blue Lagoon If you want to escape the icy climate of the Icelandic metropolis then a visit to The Blue Lagoon [...]

Photograph of the week: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Photograph of the week: Arc de Triomphe, Paris

This week’s image is of a classic French monument – the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It needs little introduction and is most probably one of the most photographed landmarks in Paris after the Eiffel Tower. Thank you to Martin Soler of Martin Soler Photography for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a [...]

Mickey’s white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

When Walt Disney World comes to mind, most people picture castles, singing dolls and lots of wild, running children. Few know how many surprises Mickey has hidden throughout his Vacation Kingdom, and just how many of them are decadently luxurious. Disney has carefully cultivated its experiences aimed at discriminating visitors who will settle for nothing [...]

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