The Best Travel Books on Spain

Jul 11th, 2017 | Dr Jeni Ryde

Spain’s remarkable history makes it a compelling destination for travellers. Its origins go back to at least the 11th century BC, when Greek and Phoenician settlers first encountered indigenous Iberian tribes. As the Roman province of Iberica, Spain was the birthplace of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian, before becoming a substantial Visigoth kingdom. Seven centuries ...

Top Ten Cultural Things To Do in Vienna

Jun 27th, 2017 | Dr Tom Ford

The once imperial city of Vienna, often described as Europe’s cultural capital, is steeped in history and a wealth of experiences for the cultural traveller. With an impressive musical legacy (Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and Mahler are among the celebrated composers who lived and worked here), many fascinating museums and art galleries, extravagant architecture ...

10 of the Best Cultural Travel Experiences

Jun 22nd, 2017 | Academy Travel

From art to architecture, music to history, certain destinations around the world offer an awe-inspiring insight into the truly great achievements of human history. Here are 10 of the best cultural travel experiences to be found.   1. The Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace, Russia Marvel at the summer palace of Catherine I of Russia ...

Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Rome

Jun 19th, 2017 | Robert Veel

The city of Rome is one of the most enduring achievements of Western Civilisation. The vast range of historic sites, stretching from Etruscan pre-history to the 21st century, creates an unrivalled sense of historical continuity between ancient and modern society. The works of art and architecture to be found within the city are of exceptional ...

How To Decide If Group Travel Is Right For You

Jun 16th, 2017 | Robert Veel

Group travel – is it right for you?   No frills or uber-luxury? Five days or five weeks? Group of five or group of 50? Once spurned for their bland ‘one size fits all’ approach, many group tours are today increasingly tailored towards specific kinds of travellers with specific interests. From cooking in Tuscany to ...

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