News from the Nest Blog

Traveller Story: Up in the Alps

Julia Higginbotham is the Marketing Executive at Albatross Tours

Kimberly travelled on our An Alpine Adventure tour as a solo traveller in September 2017. Kimberly loved travelling through the Alps and seeing the breathtaking scenery, especially from the Aiguille du Midi.

 

Traveller Story: Beautiful Italian Lakes and Beyond

Julia Higginbotham is the Marketing Executive at Albatross Tours

Gillian and her husband travelled on our Italian Lakes & Tuscany tour in September 2017. Gillian loved discovering Italy and having the chance to relax of an afternoon to soak up the atmosphere.

Tips from the Nest: 6 Festive European Christmas Markets to Visit

Julia Higginbotham is the Marketing Executive at Albatross Tours

A trip to Europe over the festive season isn’t the same without a visit to one of the beautiful Christmas Markets.

Spanish Wonder: Photos That Will Inspire you to Visit Spain

Julia Higginbotham is the Marketing Executive at Albatross Tours

Spain is a stunning location with an intoxicating mix of cosmopolitan metropolises, cobblestone villages and small fishing towns, where the locals are devoted to a life of passion, sophistication, and absolutely no stress! The passion of the local people is evident at every turn – it’s in the art of Picasso and Dali, the rhythmic flamenco dances, the flourishes of the toreador, and the distinct taste of Spanish wines.

East Germany & the Glorious Czech Republic | Part II

Euan Landsborough is the Managing Director and Tour Designer at Albatross Tours

When designing our East Germany & the Glorious Czech Republic tour, I went back to the old ‘Eastern Bloc’ to piece together not what was obvious, but rather what was off the regular touring radar.  We knew that we would hinge the tour around 3 nights in Berlin and 3 nights in Prague, and that Cesky Krumlov and Salzburg would be included, with slightly shorter stays. The big question though was what else was out there that absolutely demanded to be included.

East Germany & the Glorious Czech Republic | Part I

Euan Landsborough is the Managing Director and Tour Designer at Albatross Tours

When designing our East Germany & the Glorious Czech Republic tour, I went back to the old ‘Eastern Bloc’ to piece together not what was obvious, but rather what was off the regular touring radar.  We knew that we would hinge the tour around 3 nights in Berlin and 3 nights in Prague, and that Cesky Krumlov and Salzburg would be included, with slightly shorter stays. The big question though was what else was out there that absolutely demanded to be included.

Traveller Story: A Fairytale Christmas

Julia Higginbotham is the Marketing Executive at Albatross Tours

John and his wife Suzanne travelled on our German Fairytale Christmas tour in December 2016. John is a keen photographer and loved capturing the magic of the Christmas Markets, along with photographing Neuschwanstein Castle and the surrounding snow covered fields.

The 7 Most Unique Must-Stay Hotels in Europe

Julia Higginbotham is the Marketing Executive at Albatross Tours

Ever stayed in a 900-year-old castle? Or a Stone Age cave dwelling? These are just some of the quirky hotels in Europe you have to visit…

Traveller Story: Barefoot in Italy

Michele Zavaglia is the Marketing Manager at Albatross Tours.

Margot and her husband Kevin travelled on our Italian Grande tour in August 2017. Margot loved exploring the winding, narrow streets of Capri, the boat ride 'through the hole in the rock' and tasting the delicious wines and oils at a beautiful farmhouse in Tuscany. Her advice to other travellers considering this tour is to be ready for fun, laughter and amazing experiences!

The Alternative Side of Italy

Euan Landsborough is the Managing Director and Tour Designer at Albatross Tours

Usually when you think of Italy you visualise mighty Roman monuments, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice with its canals and gondolas, along with piazzas heaving with tourists. But what if I was to tell you about another Italy – an Alternative Italy – just slumbering there, divine and waiting to be discovered?

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