Category: Eastern Europe

Island-hopping in Croatia

Island-hopping in Croatia

Seeking relaxed tranquillity and a touch of romance? Explore the wonders of beautiful Croatia, where picture-perfect beaches, azure waters and quaint seaside towns form a charming distraction from the rigors of everyday life. Bursting with countless natural gems, the coastline of Croatia brings balmy days cruising between verdant isles as the terracotta rooftops of medieval towns […]

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

Danube highlights: an A-ROSA DONNA river cruise

A long horizontal crimson-red rose, decorating the A-ROSA DONNA’s white hull, informs us that we have found our 100 cabin river cruiser at Engelshartzell, Austria. The 118-metre ship will be our home for the next five nights for a cruise that takes us on a dramatic section of the Danube through Vienna and out to […]

6 of Europe's most luxurious rail journeys

6 of Europe’s most luxurious rail journeys

While there are myriad ways to experience Europe’s heritage-filled cities, spectacular landscapes and world-class gastronomy, we think it’s all perhaps best showcased with a luxury rail journey. Expect centuries-old tradition and five-star service framed by iconic views that range from the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands to the coastal charm of Spain’s north. See […]

Photo of the week: Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Photograph of the week: Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle is so much more than just a pretty face. Its fairytale facade hides a past filled with mystery, mayhem, power struggles and fierce assassination plots. It’s also far, far larger than your average palace. In fact, with a total surface area covering 7.28 hectares (over 780 000 square feet), the Guinness Book of […]

6 reasons to explore Istria, Croatia on a private yacht charter

6 reasons to explore Istria, Croatia on a private yacht charter

While on a yacht charter, by including Pula or Rovinj, both of which are historic coastal towns in Istria, it is so easy to head inland for an afternoon or a day further into Istria as this is a region not to be missed. Once part of Italy, Istria is now a historic and cultural […]

The family-friendly Maddalenas

The family-friendly Maddalenas

For anyone yachting around Corsica and Sardinia with children, the Maddalena Islands are something of a concealed treasure. Although the prime summer months of July and August can still be busy, outside these times the islands tend to be quieter than mainland Sardinia. For parents this is a bonus, giving a certain degree of freedom […]

Top 5 most haunted cities in Europe to visit by private jet

Top 5 most haunted cities in Europe to visit by private jet

Halloween is a haunting tradition celebrated by people all over the world. Every year on the 31st October revellers participate in lots of fun activities and events. These include guising (also known as trick or treating), watching horror movies and carving pumpkins. The tradition is believed to have originated in Ireland, where the Celtics celebrated […]

5 beautiful Croatian islands not to miss on a private yacht charter

5 beautiful Croatian islands not to miss on a private yacht charter

Croatia, is said to be the land of 1000 islands, but in reality? There are probably easily more than 1000 if someone ever were to go out and count every island and islet sitting in the enchanting Adriatic Sea off of the Croatian mainland. There are so many islands and islets and one could spend […]

Discover the Baltic cities

Discover the Baltic cities

From Viking raiders setting out across its frigid waters, to medieval traders carrying goods between Hanseatic ports and epic clashes between Russian, German and British fleets, the Baltic has long been at the centre of Europe’s changing fortunes. Sandwiched between their former master, Russia, and the often-icy waters of the Baltic Sea, the countries of […]

5 halal-friendly city breaks in Europe

5 halal-friendly city breaks in Europe

Looking to visit halal-friendly Europe sometime soon? These bustling European cities are ready to provide you with the ultimate city break. Whether it’s history, architecture, famous landmarks, nature, the countryside, or the halal food that you’re looking to explore, we’re sure our selected 5 City Breaks in Europe will give you something to look forward […]

5 must-try Caucasian restaurants in Moscow

5 must-try Caucasian restaurants in Moscow

Caucasian cuisine is one of the finest and tastiest cuisines there is. Unfortunately, most people don’t seem to know about it. I won’t blame you. In Western cities, it isn’t easy to find a good Georgian or Armenian restaurant. In Moscow that is completely different. Good Caucasian restaurants are a dime a dozen here. That […]

Moscow's 5 most popular street food markets

Moscow’s 5 most popular street food markets

The savvy luxury traveler knows: luxury isn’t always exclusively defined by price. Sometimes luxury is in the selection that you get to choose from. That is why in Moscow, you should not focus only on glitzy high-end restaurants. The city offers a wide range of brand-new food courts and street food markets that will delight […]

Moscow's 5 finest high-end rooftop bars

Moscow’s 5 finest high-end rooftop bars

Moscow is not inundated with skyscrapers like New York City, but it does have its fair share of rooftop bars, restaurants and lounges. Do not leave the city without having seen it from a bird’s eye perspective at least once. Nothing’s better suited to that than a classy, high-end rooftop bar. Here’s my list of […]

I want to... discover my perfect holiday destination

I want to… discover my perfect holiday destination

Seeking travel inspiration can often be daunting and is dependent upon countless factors. Focusing on the absolute basics of what you really do want to do can lead to discovery of the best opportunities. Here we explore some key destinations that, quite simply, hit the spot. Escape The spot: Southeast Asia To truly get lost, […]

Mediterranean exhilaration

Mediterranean exhilaration

Renowned for a generally relaxed vibe, the Mediterranean is an attractive yachting haven and reliable summer stalwart. The array of vibrant locations, each with their own distinct flavour, means there is something for everyone to enjoy. While many choose to just sit back and relax during their Med escape, the region also offers numerous options […]

5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans

5 destinations to visit on a private yacht charter in the wake of the ancient Romans

As fabulous today as over two thousand years ago, these private yacht charter destinations were the runaway resort destinations and summer playgrounds of Roman Royalty and the very wealthy so very long ago. Today every location still vibrates with the same beauty that once drew the Romans to each location. And just like two thousand […]