Category: Western Europe

VIVA TWO christened for luxury cruising on Europe's rivers

VIVA TWO christened for luxury cruising on Europe's rivers

Blue and silver confetti drifted on the Rhine breeze. A bottle of Champagne cracked on the bow. The ship’s horn boomed across Dusseldorf. “It’s a beautiful day” played on the sound system and VIVA TWO was triumphantly christened.
Suite of Dreams: Win an overnight stay at Manchester United's Old Trafford

Suite of Dreams: Win an overnight stay at Manchester United's Old Trafford

Marriott Hotels® – part of Marriott Bonvoy’s® portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, along with Manchester United, one of the world’s most popular sports teams, are offering fans the chance to win an overnight stay at Old Trafford.
Short stay: Hood's, Salwayash, Dorset, UK

Short stay: Hood's, Salwayash, Dorset, UK

Hood’s offers some of the best self-catering accommodation in Dorset. To turn off the road to Bridport, grass growing on a lane made for horse carts, is to step out of frenetic modern life into a blissful rural retreat.
French Riviera yacht charter amongst glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival

French Riviera yacht charter amongst glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival

Also known as the Côte d'Azur this beautiful stretch of coastline has been a symbol of glamour and luxury since the early 20th century and every year plays host to the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.
A trio of gourmet wine events at The Devonshire Arms Hotel

A trio of gourmet wine events at The Devonshire Arms Hotel

Befitting of this Yorkshire hotel’s award-winning wine list and sommelier service, The Devonshire Arms Hotel will be presenting a trio of wine events at its 3AA Rosette ‘Burlington’ restaurant this coming season.
New Penthouse Poolside Suite at The Feversham Arms, North Yorkshire

New Penthouse Poolside Suite at The Feversham Arms, North Yorkshire

Feversham Arms, which I reviewed at the back end of last year, has launched a stunning new penthouse-style poolside suite to add to their recent collection of newly renovated suites. This new addition will bring the total number of resort-inspired, poolside suites to six.
Live like a VIP: Top 10 private jet charter destinations for the rich and famous

Live like a VIP: Top 10 private jet charter destinations for the rich and famous

Private jets, the ultimate in highfalutin travel, are the preferred mode of transportation for the creme de la creme. These luxurious flying machines offer an unparalleled level of comfort, privacy, and speed that regular airlines can't even begin to compare with.
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5 must-see neighbourhoods in Barcelona

The Catalan capital is packed with things to do and explore. On your travels, though, it is essential that you stay in and explore the best neighbourhood for you. From the historical Gothic Quarter to the vibrant El Raval, this is our list of the top 5 best neighbourhoods in Barcelona.
Top 10 luxury experiences to try in Mykonos

Top 10 luxury experiences to try in Mykonos

Mykonos is a dream holiday destination in Greece. It is often called the party capital of the islands, but it has plenty to offer every style of traveller, so don’t worry if the nightlife is not for you. It is a great luxury getaway with plenty of wonderful things to see and do while you are there.
SWISS Senses: The new air travel experience from SWISS

SWISS Senses: The new air travel experience from SWISS

SWISS is to offer its customers a totally new and more personalized ‘SWISS Senses’ air travel experience from 2025 onwards. The centrepiece of the new customer product is a redesigned cabin for the airline’s long-haul aircraft fleet.
Short stay: The 25 Boutique B&B, Torquay, Devon, UK

Short stay: The 25 Boutique B&B, Torquay, Devon, UK

When a B&B wins Best B&B in the World (Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards) not just once, but two years running, it's difficult not to take notice.
Six Senses Rome - the brand's first urban hotel in Italy

Six Senses Rome - the brand's first urban hotel in Italy

A peaceful haven nestled in the beating heart of the Eternal City, Six Senses Rome opens its doors in the historical Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini next week. This milestone also marks the completed renovation of the magnificent façade of the adjacent San Marcello al Corso Church.
Short stay: Radisson RED Liverpool, UK

Short stay: Radisson RED Liverpool, UK

Whilst the Radisson RED Liverpool is brand new - just two months old when we visited - the building itself is Grade II Listed and was originally opened as the first railway hotel in the country, dating back to the 1800s.
5 of the best honeymoon destinations in the Mediterranean

5 of the best honeymoon destinations in the Mediterranean

As a luxury villa company, The Thinking Traveller knows a thing or two about the perfect honeymoon destinations. With properties in some of the Med's most sought-after locations, they have seen countless newlyweds start their lives together in style.
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Guide to Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

Characterised by its winding romantic streets, and old roman feel, Barcelona's Gothic Quarter should certainly be on your list of places to visit on your travels to the Catalan capital.
10 must-see historical sites across the globe

10 must-see historical sites across the globe

Throughout the many years of humankind, the world has gathered quite a collection of man-made historical sites and landmarks. Some of today’s most iconic structures and ruins give us a glimpse into past ancient civilizations. From Europe to the Americas, there are plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to add to your bucket list. Here