Making the Most of just a few days in New York City

statue of liberty

It is impossible to see everything you want to see in this vibrant and exciting city in just a few days so, if this is your first visit, make sure you research and prepare for the travel as much as … Continue reading

A London Sightseeing Tour with a Difference!


Sightseeing tours can be lengthy and tiring, especially with children and, more particularly, if you are a little strapped for time, but still want to take in the main London sights.  Well, we have recently experienced a London sightseeing tour … Continue reading

6 Good Reasons to visit Paris in November … and somewhere special to stay…

place des vosges

Paris is wonderful at any time of year, but going outside the high season months between May and September, when the streets are less crowded, can be an advantage, and there are still some great exhibitions to enjoy. Paris Freed, … Continue reading

Festas de la Mercè, Barcelona, 19th – 24th September

Carrer de Valencia apartment

If you want to welcome autumn in true Catalan style, don’t miss the Barcelona La Mercè, an annual festival dating from 1871, to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Mare de Deu de la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy). … Continue reading

Special Rates for up to 4 people at fabulous Hvar Villa

Hvar town

Catch the last of the summer sunshine at this luxurious rental villa, right in the centre of the charming and historic town of Hvar, on one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. The villa stands just 20 metres … Continue reading

From a Rooftop Dinner with Private Chef, to Découpage Classes – some special extras available at these superb Rome Apartments

via palermo

The two very special apartments we have to rent in Via Palermo, in the trendy, character-filled area of Monti, are right in the heart of historic Rome, less than 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum.  Monti, with its picturesque cobbled … Continue reading

The Musée de Montmartre

montmartre cat

On a recent trip to Paris, we rediscovered Montmartre, which I hadn’t visited for many years, and we were also lucky enough to stumble upon an exhibition called ‘Picasso in Montmartre. The Comic Book “Pablo” by Julie Birmant and Clément … Continue reading

A Treat for Italian Wine Lovers this Autumn

wine view

For those who fancy a wine tour in Umbria and Southern Tuscany this autumn, with visits to wineries in full swing making the new 2014 vintage, we are recommending you try Chateau Wine Tours.  With an established programme of tours … Continue reading

5 Things To Do This Summer In Barcelona

Open Air Cinema at Montjuic Castle

If you are plotting a little getaway to lovely Barcelona then you may be interested to know that the summer agenda in this vibrant city is jam-packed full of exciting things to do. Hold your plans for a trip to … Continue reading

August City Apartment Availability!

Palais Royal Gardens

If you haven’t yet planned your summer holiday break, we still have an enticing selection of apartments available for dates in August. Here are some examples:  PALAIS ROYAL GARDENS, Paris – Sleeps 6 This truly stunning, newly renovated, 3 bedroom … Continue reading