Category: Attractions

Winter savings with Hotel Okura Tokyo

Winter savings with Hotel Okura Tokyo

Enjoy the vibrant hustle and bustle of Tokyo, its elegant shopping and kaleidoscopic neon lights, made even more magical under a dusting of snow. Visit the stunning Imperial Palace and then return to the warmth and hospitality of the five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo. The hotel is one of the city’s landmark buildings, located in the […]

Reconnect with nature

Reconnect with nature

After the hectic holiday season, escape to Asilomar, Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” to regroup and relax. Asilomar offers 107 acres of tranquil beauty from forests to sand dunes, 313 historic and contemporary guestrooms, a heated pool, beach boardwalk, renowned cuisine and wide range of fun activities for the whole family. Whether you’re coming […]

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

Scottish Snowdrop Festival

In a bid to banish the post-Christmas blues, VisitScotland is launching The Scottish Snowdrop Festival in a blaze of white.   Visitors are invited to blow away the cobwebs by visiting 46 gardens across the country, some of which open exclusively for the event. Participating properties range from majestic castles and classic country estates to […]

LEGOLAND is heading for Asia

LEGOLAND is heading for Asia

LEGOLAND ® California‘s parent company, Merlin Entertainments, is building on its title of world’s second largest visitor attraction operator with an agreement to build a sixth LEGOLAND park in East Asia. LEGOLAND Malaysia in Iskandar will feature more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. It will be similar to the company’s four other hugely […]

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Power to the pedal in the Lake District

Cumbria is arguably Britain’s number one cycling and mountain biking destination and for good reason. With quiet country lanes and hundreds of miles of off-road trails covering everything from easy rides to severe mountain challenges, there is something to suit all abilities. The Lake District also boasts dramatic natural scenery punctuated with pretty villages, plenty […]

The Caribbean's largest water park

The Caribbean’s largest water park

Kids of all ages can have a splashing time at Aruba’s newest and wettest attraction, Morgan’s Island Water Park, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. The new $14 million  water park opened to the public on 5th December  2008, and features the ‘Dragon Revenge’ tower offering six different heart-stopping waterslides, toboggan rides, two […]

The Mirage Volcano Package

The Mirage Volcano Package

  Fans of Las Vegas and its exciting attractions are invited to celebrate the rebirth of a beloved Strip icon – The Mirage Volcano. It will premiere next week on 8th December 2008. Experience first-hand the redesigned signature attraction with The Mirage Volcano Package. This promotion includes a 15% discount on a Deluxe Volcano View […]

Centre Pompidou, Paris… as you’ve never seen it before

A visionary look at the futuristic Centre Pompidou in Paris courtesy of a fieldtrip conducted by the Manchester School of Architecture.

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group

Dine on the Bateaux-Mouches

Dine on the Bateaux-Mouches

Perhaps the best way to see the city of light is to drift past the Seine’s gems (including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre), while enjoying French classic dishes and stellar seasonal wines. Sound like fun?   Then take a look at the Bateaux-Mouches  offering dinner cruises starting  from $130.

The ruins of Teotihuacán near Mexico City

The ruins of Teotihuacán near Mexico City

Is the name Teotihuacán familiar to you?   If not, take note, for the pyramids and palaces of this place are thought to be the most significant not only in Mexico but possibly in the world.   This is a city that reached its peak during the period 250-700 AD and it was home to […]

Hire a private Louvre guide

Hire a private Louvre guide

As anyone who’s been to Paris’ La Louvre will testify, you could easily spend a whole day there.   So why not call on the services of a guide to help you through the maze?   Paris Muse offers such a service, with tours led by native English-speaking art historians.   You can choose from […]

Christmas comes early to Northumberland!

Christmas comes early to Northumberland!

This weekend  the winter events season begins at Belsay Hall,  Castle & Gardens with a festive food and gift fair. Shoppers can beat the Christmas rush and pick up a variety of regional produce and handmade gifts.

Special feature: Sheraton Bilbao Hotel, Bilbao, Spain

Special feature: Sheraton Bilbao Hotel, Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao is a vibrant city being brought back to life by the reconstruction of old shipyards into areas alive with walkways, parks and stunning architecture and sculptures. Nestled amongst this redevelopment is the Sheraton Bilbao Hotel – itself an individual piece of architecture – which was designed by the father and son team of architects […]

Guardi paintings on display at Kenwood House

Regular visitors of Kenwood will know that the impressive house holds an even more   impressive art collection including paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner and   Gainsborough. The collection now also includes two stunning, large-scale paintings by Italian artist,   Guardi, depicting views of the famous Rialto Bridge. Painted in the early 1760s, both   […]

8 luxury breaks to be won in Hadrian's Wall Country

8 luxury breaks to be won in Hadrian’s Wall Country

Enjoy England have got 8 luxury Escape to Hadrian’s Wall Country 2-night breaks for 2 people to give away in a free prize draw. Stay in one of 4 Marriott hotels in the region (Newcastle Gosforth Park, Newcastle MetroCentre, Sunderland, Durham) – and they’ll even throw in a year’s free pass to all English Heritage […]