Photo of the Day: Chateau de Pierrefonds, France

July 16, 2013

This incredible shot was taken of the Chateau de Pierrefonds on a recent 3 Countries Euro Weekend tour. Read on to find out what makes this chateau particularly fascinating! Built by the Duke of Orleans between 1393 and 1407, the castle was besieged in 1617, and though it wasn’t completely destroyed, it was left in […]

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Legendary Landmarks: The Rialto Bridge, Venice

July 10, 2013

One of the highlights of any trip to Venice during a tour of Europe, the Rialto is well deserving of its ‘legendary’ status. Read on to find out more about this incredible landmark and the history surrounding it. Although there has been a crossing point at this location since at least 1181, the current bridge […]

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Video of the Week: Going to Cappadocia

July 8, 2013

A visit to Turkey’s Cappadocia region is something special. With its otherworldly, almost moon-like landscape, this is one region which will delight the explorers out there! Watch our video of the week for a closer look at this incredible region. Going To Cappadocia (Turkey) from Kyoto Studio on Vimeo. Known as ‘fairy chimneys’, the distinctive […]

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Legendary Landmarks: The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul

June 28, 2013

One of Istanbul’s most distinctive buildings and a testament to the changing face of this incredible city, Hagia Sophia is well worth seeing when visiting Istanbul on a tour of Turkey. Read on to find out more! History The Hagia Sophia was built in 537 as an Eastern Orthodox Cathedral, though it wasn’t the first […]

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Video of the Week: Venice to Venice

June 24, 2013

You may not think of skaters as tourists, but they do tend to get around. This video, though it’s essentially a shoe advert, gives a unique perspective on one of our firm favourites on our tours to Europe. LAKAI: VENICE TO VENICE WITH GUY MARIANO from LAKAI LIMITED FOOTWEAR on Vimeo. Venice, a city of […]

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Four of our favourite coffee shops

June 19, 2013

When exploring a new city out on tour, there may come a time when you’ll need a caffeine injection. And as every coffee-lover knows, there’s nothing worse than a bad cup. Here’s a list of great spots where you’ll find respite from the hustle and bustle; places where they don’t just appreciate how important good […]

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