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Christmas

Top Christmas Market Tours | Albatross Tours

Those who call the Southern Hemisphere home have spent their fair share of Christmases in the heat. While poolside presents and balmy backyard games are a nice way to spend the summer months, Albatross Tours has devoted over 27 years showing Australians and New Zealanders a different side of Christmas. A Christmas market tour is just one of the idyllic ways to spend your days and nights on a European winter holiday – through cities like Frankfurt, Munich and Milan. Albatross is proud to present three intimate group Christmas market tours with options from 10 to 13 days. We can’t wait to guide you through some of Europe’s most majestic markets this Christmas.
Author: digitaldisco
Christmas Market, Zurich, Switzerland
Mystery Tour

Join us on our NEW Mystery Tour

Launching our new Christmas Markets & Mountains Mystery Tour for December 2022!
Author: Enzina Scarcella
Message from the Mo

What you need to know when booking international travel

At last, we have a clear picture about how and when we can travel to Europe. Or do we?

Author: Michele Zavaglia
People queue for immunisation at Maroubra school in July 1939. Photograph: Sam Hood, 1872-1953/State Library of NSW
Covid

Vaccinations - No one refused them, back then

So, you want to travel?

Well, we know that will be impossible for us unless most Australians get vaccinated.

Author: Euan Landsborough
Message from the Mo
Message from the Mo

80% Booster shots, Covid passports… Let’s go!

Whilst ‘Scomo’ curiously said it wasn’t ‘a race’, we sure as hell are picking up speed! Vaccination hesitancy appears to be significantly waning, more people are focused on what we can do to get through this Covid mess and less on misguided, social media half-truths. But having said that, indeed, this letter of mine – however, balanced it is or not, would also come under the social media banner! So, anything I write here is my considered opinion and gleaned from what I have studied, interpreted from what I see and hear around me, plus feedback from my friends and work colleagues across Europe. Therefore, what follows is my two pennyworths….
Author: Euan Landsborough
Toast Skaagen, Sweden
Foodie

Signature meals across Europe

When you’re travelling throughout Europe, sampling the local food and drinks at each destination is a great way to immerse yourself, tastebuds and all, into the local culture. Here’s a quick look at some of the continent’s most iconic meals.
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Message from the Mo
Message from the Mo

Message from the 'Mo': A great Travel Agent is worth their weight in….

In our recent customer survey, we openly asked whether you could, or should, book directly with us.

Author: Michele Zavaglia
Leeds Castle, Britain
Britain

Fascinating Facts about Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle, 'the loveliest castle in the world' is where we stay for the last and most memorable night on our Best of British tour. With a history dating back to the 12th century, the castle has been a Norman stronghold; a royal residence; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain. Discover more about the fascinating history of Leeds Castle.
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Christmas Yule Cake from France
Foodie
Christmas

Bring European treats to your table this Christmas

Why not bring a bit of Europe to your Christmas table this year? From Germany’s Stollen Christmas Cake, to England’s Mince Pies, we have some great ideas and recipes to get you started. Along the way you will also learn more about the origins of these delicious treats. Now time to get on your aprons!
Author: Michele Zavaglia
Alcazar Seville, Spain
Spain

7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in Spain

Did you know Spain is one of the most well represented countries on the UNESCO World Heritage list with 48 sites? From the historic centre of Cordoba, the works of Gaudi in Barcelona and the paleolithic cave art in Northern Spain, travellers are spoilt with choice. No doubt all the sites are worth visiting however to make it easy for you we have selected our top 7 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites in Spain.
Author: Michele Zavaglia

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