Nov 5 2014

Feeling festive: European Christmas markets

Flight Centre UK

Snow-capped huts, mitten-warming mulled wine and the tantalising aroma of roasting chestnuts. Teresa Curran revels in the festive spirit of her favourite European Christmas markets. When I was growing up in New Zealand I would listen with incredulity to Christmas songs about chestnuts, sleigh rides, warm … Continue reading

Aug 4 2014

Things to do with One Day in Paris

Anthony Lavall

One Day in Paris Just because you’re short on time in one of the most picturesque cities in the world, doesn’t mean that you can’t get the most out of your visit. This circular route around the river will help you hit the hotlist, … Continue reading

Jul 2 2013

Piecing together the Ruins of Pompeii

Flight Centre UK

Today’s  blogger, Emily Ray, shares a magical glimpse into the past in Pompeii. If you’re looking for a European adventure, there is now up to 50% off our summer adventure tours. On the morning of 24th August, 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius erupted, spurting out enough gas … Continue reading

May 22 2013

10 reasons to love the Eurostar


Here at Flight Centre we love everything to do with flying. Everything from the excitement at the airport to browsing the duty-free to watching the world whizz by from above the clouds. So while we do love flying, we also love the ease of … Continue reading

Feb 12 2013

A winter weekend in Venice

Flight Centre UK

Cat Mills says winter is the best time to visit Venice – when the canals are veiled in mist and the summer crowds have gone. After living in Malta for several months, my partner and I were getting restless. The monotony of regular everyday … Continue reading

Jan 4 2013

Cool places: The trulli of Alberobello, Italy

Lauren Rayner

Looking out across the conical roofs jutting out from the landscape of Alberobello, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve slipped into a forgotten JRR Tolkien novel – these slouched limestone dwellings capped with grey conical roofs seem to be lifted from the pages … Continue reading

Oct 15 2012

3 alternative things to see in your favourite European cities

Lauren Rayner

You – yes you, the person guilty of the ‘holding up the leaning tower of Pisa’ tourist photo. Or are you pinching the top of the Eiffel Tower? Or are you smiling awkwardly in front of an indeterminate iconic building? (‘It’s the – er, … Continue reading

Apr 4 2012

Paris in a day

Flight Centre UK

Flight Centre consultant and regular guest blogger, Eva Martin, proves that you can see Paris in a day. She visited all the big sights, sampled the local cuisine and got proposed to before the sun had set! Just before Xmas, I graciously accepted the challenge … Continue reading

Jun 29 2011

Timelapse video – Istanbul

Jayne Gorman

  Istanbul has been heralded as the ‘World’s Hippest City’. Spanning both sides of the Bosporus strait, Turkeys most populous city bridges the continents of Asia and Europe both physically and culturally. This city throbs with activity; get lost in the markets, absorb the aromas of tea … Continue reading