Thursday, December 17, 2009


Milan has a reputation for having one of the highest standards of living in whole Italy. This is the biggest city in Northern Italy, home of its stock exchange and yet – not driven by tourism, capital of fashion and design, and not to forget the local religion called football – the city is home to Milan and Inter, two of the top Italian teams that drive the crowds to San Siro stadium on Sundays during the season.

Most of the sights of Milan are in the city center. Must-see attractions are: Milan Duomo - the third largest cathedral in the world; the Castello Sforzeco - a fortress built in 1368 that later became an elegant and stunning Renaissance residence of the family; the Teatro alla Scala Opera House - built in 1776 and hosting some superb theatrical productions; Santa Maria delle Grazie - the church where Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting 'The Last Supper' is on display; Santa Maria presso San Satiro – a church with a very interesting sound effect – the choir singing seems to come from the sanctuary where there is noone indeed.

For the art lovers, there are large numbers of galleries and museums, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera Gallery - housing one of Italy's most important art collections; the Villa Reale and Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna - featuring masterpieces by famous artists such as Matisse and Picasso; Palazzo Bagatti-Valsecchi - considered to be one of the finest museums in the whole of Europe, with many outstanding displays and collections; Milan's Civic Archaeological Museum - home of the world's oldest wooden plough still in existence, dating back around 4,000 years.

The city also harbors some less-known attractions such as the Navigli’s canal-side cafés and old-fashioned gelaterie (ice-cream shops) and the funky design district of Isola.

Milan is a major European city therefore you can easily reach it by plane, train, bus or car. Once you are there, the city is relatively easy to get around. The centre is fairly compact and most of the sights are within walking distance of one another. There is an excellent bus network and local railway in Milan. The metro consists of four underground lines which run from 6 am to midnight. If you choose rent-a-car, have in mind that traffic in Milan is often heavy and driving in the city centre can be quite an experience due to Italian temperament. Instead of a car, you can also rent a bike for just €10 per day. Alternatively, if you prefer to be driven around, there are plenty of taxis. Official Milan taxis are generally white, although there are also some yellow and other color taxis. You should only use the official licensed taxis – with taxi sign on roof and numbered shield on the side. There may be some supplements such as luggage or late night charges so it might be better to ask for these before leaving.

As for staying - there are plenty of places to stay in Milan – over 400 hotels with rates ranging from €10 per person in hostel up to over €1500 per suite. As Milan is the business center of Italy, it is natural that here are the most expensive hotels in whole Italy and also – the largest number of business hotels.

If you have a limited budget – choose “backpackers hotels” where rates normally are as low as possible. Best offers you can find in the area of the Stazione Centrale, on the Piazzale Loreto and the Corso Buenos Aires. For a business trip you may prefer a more convenient hotel in the business center of Milan. As in every other major city in Europe, here you would find famous hotel chains such as Hilton, Marriott, Holiday Inn, Best Western, Ritz, Plaza, etc. providing all kind of services and facilities for your stay.

Milan may be famous for its shopping, trading, and amazing designers, but it is also a great place to enjoy a good meal. Milan restaurants are usually very expensive. For one complete dinner take count of at least 25€ per person. A 15% service charge is usually added to the bill at the end. Additional tip is customary.

If you want to keep it cheap and simple, there are many ethnic restaurants, pizzerias and trattorie in the city where you can enjoy local food on reasonable price. Typical antipasti include ‘nervetti’, a local specialty of boiled calves’ shank seasoned with onion. This could be followed up with the city’s signature dish, a filling ‘risotto alla milanese’ which is flavored with beef broth and saffron.

In terms of where to eat, the golden rule applies in Milan as it does everywhere else: stay away from the main tourist streets and attractions, especially the Piazza del Duomo, where the restaurants offer multilingual menus and over-priced food.

For cheap meals, the best place to head is Navigli – with wide variety of cafés and pizzerias offering simple, low-cost food. Other way to keep the costs down is the local version of the Happy Hour known as ‘aperitivo’. Usually from 18:30 to 21:30 in most of the bars with 5-8 € you can have a drink with an open buffet with a large variety of food. Many places offer not only pizzas and snacks, but also pasta, vegetables and sometimes meat.


France is the largest state in the European Union and is divided into 26 regions – twenty one are on mainland France, one is the island of Corsica, and four are overseas. The capital and the biggest city in France is Paris. It is situated on the scenic River Seine and is one of the leading tourist destinations worldwide.

Why go to France? Because it has it all - major tourist attractions like Paris, beautiful coastline and countryside, winter sport resorts of the Alps, lovely cities, culture, great food and drinks, old towns full of ancient buildings with narrow streets, lively markets and a range of different climatic zones.

The country is famous for its cheese (over 350 kinds; among them Camembert, Brie, Roquefort, etc), wine (the legendary Chateau Margaux, Pétrus, Romanée Conti and many others), perfume (Chanel, Dior, Givenchy) and cars (Renault, Citroen, Peugeot). It is also famous for the Tour de France and the Tour Eiffel.

France is known for its fine food as well. French cooking is thought to be the best in the world. Chefs prepare dishes such as quiche, soufflés, mousse, pâté, croissants, crêpes, and French bread. Many people in France like to drink their hot chocolate from bowls and dip their bread into it.

Other remarkable thing for France is the technologically advanced rail system. It utilizes some of the fastest trains in the world. It also connects the country with England via fast train passing through the Channel Tunnel, in French - Le tunnel sous la Manche, known simply as the Chunnel. The tunnel carries high-speed Eurostar passenger trains, Eurotunnel roll-on/ roll-off vehicle transport - the largest in the world - and international rail freight trains. In 1996 the American Society of Civil Engineers identified the tunnel as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Not only railroads but a network of various modes of transportation blankets the whole country, including air, land and rail transportation as well as via rivers. There are a total of 474 airports in France, many of which serve international traffic. There are 31,939 kilometers of rail lines in France, approximately 828,000 kilometers of roads (all paved) and about 47% of the waterways are heavily used. The major port cities are Dunkirk, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Rouen, Le Havre, Boulogne, Cherbourg, Dijon, La Pallice, Lyon, Mullhouse, Paris, Saint Nazaire, Saint Malo, and Strasbourg.

Paris is of course the hub of France with around a quarter of the population and there are excellent travel connections fanning out to the rest of France. Symbols such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Latin Quarter, Montmartre, the Georges Pompidou Center, the Arch of Triumph and Disneyland Paris make the city one of the most visited places in the world.

France is the home of many other big and renowned cities. Some of the most popular ones are: Lyon, Marseilles, Lille, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Nantes, Nice, Toulon, Strasbourg, and many others. Excluding the monuments in and around Paris, the most visited historic sites in France include the Mont St.Michel (Brittany), the Châteaux de Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceaux (Loire valley), the Palace of the Popes at Avignon, the Hospices de Beaune (a medieval hospital) in Burgundy, the medieval city and ramparts of Carcassonne (Languedoc), and the site of Rocamadour in the Lot. Popular destination in France is also Côte d'Azur or Azure Coast, also known as the French Riviera – the charming beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez, Cannes (home to the famous international film festival), Nice, Antibes, Villefranche, etc. Convenient roads and regular train service provide easy access to every single corner of French Riviera as well.

Regardless the purpose of visit and trip direction, you would most probably stay in one of the thousands hotels in France. Generally speaking, hotel rates are quite reasonable by international standards. Prices are always quoted per room, never per person, though some hotels may have variable prices on a room, according to the number of people using it. Until 2009 classification went from 0 stars to 4 stars but in 2009 a new five-star ranking was introduced. The largest luxury hotels in France are the Sofitel and Pullman hotels, both part of Accor group hotels. Each of them has a number of outlets in the main cities and on the Riviera. A large chain of three star hotels is Novotel, also part of Accor group, with hotels in most large towns. However, 83% of French hotels are independent establishments, not part of any hotel chain. They are suitable for travelers wishing to stay in city centers, small towns or the country. And for adventurers with limited budget, throughout whole France hostels can be found on very cheap rates starting from €10 per person per night.

However, the rates usually are twice as higher during holidays and fairs. Therefore, it would be useful to know that the official holidays in France are:
- New Year – 1 January;
- Easter – moveable, usually in April (Roman Catholic);
- Labor Day - 1 May;
- Victory in Europe Day (end of WWII) - 8 May;
- Bastille Day (Independent day) - 14 July
- Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 15 August,
- All saints day - 1 November;
- Remembrance (or Veterans) day (end of WWI) - 11 November
- Christmas - 25 December.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


There are many beautiful places in the world. One of them is London, an absolutely gorgeous city.
London is the capital of the United Kingdom and England and it is the biggest metropolis in the European Union. Along with New York, Paris and Tokyo, London is one of the most important global cities and one of the world`s largest financial centres. London is influence in politic, education, finance, media, fashion, entertainment, art and culture. London has population of 7 556 900.
The sights of London are a lot. Some of the most popular and interesting are: Tower Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.
Tower Bridge is a bridge in London, over the River Thames. It is close to the tower of London, which gives its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London and sometimes mistakenly called London Bridge, which is actually the next bridge upstream. The bridge is 800 feet (240 m.) in length with two towers, each 213 feet (65 m.) high, built on piers. Tower Bridge is a busy and vital crossing of the Thames.
Big Ben is the name for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. Big Ben is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free standing clock tower in the world. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in May 2009.
The British airways London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, opened in the 1999 and it is the largest observation wheel in the world. It stands 443 feet (135 m) high. The wheel caries 32 sealed and air-conditioned passenger capsules attached to its external circumference. The wheel does not stop to take passenger: the rotation rate is so slow that they can easily walk on and off the moving capsules and ground level.
The Tower of London is a dominating landmark in central London - in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets - on the eastern border of the City of London, beside the northern bank of the River Thames. It is often identified with the White Tower, the original stark, square fortress built by William the Conqueror in 1078.
Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the British monarch in London. The Palace is a setting for state occasions and royal entertaining, a base for many officially visiting Heads of State, and a major tourist attraction.
The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.
Transport is one of the four main areas of policy administrated by the Mayor of London. The public transport network is administered by Transport of London and is one of the most extensive in the world. London Underground is one of the longest, oldest and most expansive metro systems in the world. The system serves 270 stations. London's bus networks is one of the largest in the world, running 24 hours a day, with 8,000 buses, 700 bus routes, and over 6 million passenger journeys made every weekday. Although the majority of journeys involving central London are made by public transport, car travel is common in the suburbs. The inner ring road (around the city centre), the North and South Circular roads (in the suburbs), and the outer orbital motorway encircle the city and are intersected by a number of busy radial routes—but very few motorways penetrate into inner London.
There are many hotels in London, some of them are very expansive but there are some cheaper hotels.
If you like expensive and luxury hotels you can stay in: “Courthouse hotel”(for 122 euro per night). The hotel offers safe deposit box, airport transfer, room service, baby sitting, sauna, indoor pool, etc. Another opportunity for luxury lovers is “Treadneedles hotel”(for 185 euro per night) The hotel offers all services. There are other expensive hotels as: “The Royal Park Hotel”, “The Leonard Hotel”, “The Landmark Hotel”, “Dukes hotel” etc.
If you looking for cheaper hotel, you can visit: “Queens Hotel” (for 36 euro per night), also you can visit “Sleeping Beauty Hotel”(43 euro for night), “Vegas Hotel” (49 euro for night), “Ashley hotel” (53 euro per night), etc. These hotels do not offer so many services as expensive hotels, but are good places, where you can stay during your holiday in London.
There are a lot of good restaurants, you can eat in London, but you have to remember that London’s restaurants are the most expensive in the world. If you don`t have much money to spend on food, it`s better to eat in fast food restaurants as “MC Donald’s”, “KFC”, etc. But if you want to go in a good English restaurant, you can go in: “The Dining Room”, “Aston Bar & Restaurant”, “Blue door bistro”, in these places you can try real British cuisine.
This is London – large, beautiful, with a great history and many tourist attractions!


Italy is a nice country, located in Sothern Europe and comprises a long, boot-shaped Italian Peninsula, the land between the peninsula and the Alps, and a number of islands including Sicily and Sardinia. The territory of Italy covers 301 308 km2 . With 60,157,214 inhabitants, it is the sixth most populous country in Europe, and the twenty-third most populous in the world. The capital of Italy is Rome since 1870. Italy is a founding member of what is now European Union, having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957, and it is a founding member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The country has a high public education level, high labor force, high charitability.
Italy has much tourist attractions, most of them are in Rome, Venice, Pisa and Florence.
If you decided to go in the capital of Italy – Rome, you will be impressed by Colosseo (Coliseum). Probably Rome’s most recognizable sight, its official name is the Amphiteatrium Flavium. The venue held up to 50,000 spectators at once for gladiator fights, battles with wild animals, and (though some historians dispute it) naval battles when the arena was flooded.
Another sight in Rome is Roman Forum. This area was the heart of Ancient Rome for thousands of years.
Probably, Venice is the most romantic city of the world. There you can see Basilica della Salute (Santa Maria della Salute) - This church was built after the 1630 black plague as a thank you offering to God. The “St. Mary of Good Health” is a baroque landmark at the end of the Dorsoduro neighborhood across the Grand Canal from St. Mark’s Square.
If you are in Venice, you should go to Ponte di Rialto, the most famous of the 3 bridges that cross the Grand Canal. The original was built of wood but started rotting, so it was replaced in 1588 with the current stone structure. The area around the bridge is where ships would unload their goods for the Venitian local markets. Today the bridge and surrounding area is loaded with tourist souvenir shops.
Florence has very beautiful architecture. There you can see Santa Croce Church- This 14th century church was started by St. Francis of Assisi and today holds the tombs of great Florentines. Included are Michelangelo, Machiavelli, the composer Rossini, as well as a memorial to Dante. The square in front of the church is popular with street vendors.

In Florence you have to visit also: Uffizi Museum (The oldest museum in Florence); Ponte Vecchio (lined with shops that sell gold and silver).

One of the most popular attractions in Italy is The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction. The tower presently leans to the southwest.

The prices of hotels in Italy are different. It depends on you, whether you want to stay in a luxury hotel or in a cheap hotel. If you want to stay in a luxury hotel in Rome, that will cost you from 150 euro to 350 euro per night. Some of the best hotels in Rome are: “Hotel Santa Maria”, “Artemide hotel”, etc. If you want to spend less money on hotels, you have to choose something cheaper, where you will pay from 18 to 30 euro per night. Some good cheap hotels are: “Hotel Martino ai Monti”, “Hotel Virginia” etc.
Prices of hotels in Venice, Florence and Pisa are almost the same as the prices in Rome.
Italian holidays, festivals, and feast days reflect Italian culture, history, and religious practices. Some Italian holidays are similar to those celebrated throughout many other parts of the world, while others are unique to Italy. January 1, for example, is Capodanno (New Year's Day), while April 25 is the Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day), an annual national holiday commemorating the 1945 liberation ending World War II in Italy.
Other Italian holidays include November 1, Ognissanti (All Saints Day), a religious holiday during which Italians typically bring flowers to the graves of their deceased relatives.
I n addition to national holidays (when government offices and most businesses and retail shops are closed), many Italian towns and villages celebrate the feast day of their santo patrono (patron saint), which differs from place to place.
There are many ways to travel in Italy. First of all, if you decide to travel with your car, you have to remember that Italy recognize driving license that are valid in other countries. But only use a car in Italy if you are visiting the countryside (Tuscany for instance). However, in cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan, and, of course, Venice, you have no need for a car. You can travel also by buses, trains, four wheeled rickshaw and of course by gondola (in Venice).
Every year, millions of people come to visit the famous paintings, architectural buildings, and sample all of the wonderful pasta. Italy is one of the main tourist spots because it has so much history and adventure. There is no end to the learning when you visit Italy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Alicante Airport Car Hire

The counters of most car hire companies at Alicante Airport are right before the exit door of the arrival area you will find the desks of all major car rental companies operating at Alicante airport. You will not miss it!. As the parking area at the airport has been enlarged over the past year, the parking area for all major car rental companies has also been widely expanded. Alicante airport is by far one of the largest airports for charter flights in Spain, and has 5 million passengers each year. The airport is located in the beautiful town of Alicante, which is well known for the wonderful weather and beautiful beaches.

All major Alicante airport car rental companies :

Auriga car hire Alicante

Avis Alicante Airport






With its beautiful boulevard and pleasant shopping street, Alicante is one of the most well-known towns on the Costa Blanca. The coast of Alicante and the Costa Blanca owes its name to the beaches stretching for several kilometers and attracts many sun worshippers and pleasure seekers. The sun in Alicante shines virtually every day.

The airport has 11 gates and 38 check-in desks. There are 20 airlines that fly in and out of Alicante Airport. The Airport facilities include a music store, a sports, jewelry, gifts, CD and video and even a cake store. Pay phones are centrally located throughout the airport. There are cafes, restaurants and even a fast food outlet. A 24-hour first aid service is available. In case you have lost your luggage you can ask for a survival package that includes the basic necessities you need.

Busses and Taxi’s are also available. The taxi’s are parked out front. The busses run by the airport approximately every 60 minutes.
There are plenty of quality hotels in downtown Alicante to choose from. Whether you are on a business trip or just sightseeing; you will have no problem finding accommodations you will enjoy. Ask one of the car hire companies at the airport for suggestions.
A great way to get around during your stay in Alicante would be to hire a car. It couldn’t be easier to organize cheap car hire at Alicante airport, simply complete a search with Compare Car Hire and see how much we can save you.

Friday, October 2, 2009

All Inclusive Holidays

All inclusive holidays are prefered by many people as it means all of your food and drink, hotel activities and entertainment is covered from the minute you get there till the minute you leave. All inclusive holidays are about helping you make the most of your holiday with minimal hassle and at minimal expense. However, all inclusive deals vary enormously and it is essential that you choose carefully to make sure that the hotel you book offers the package that meets your requirements. This obviously saves you spending extra money on restaurants outside of the hotel, and generally, the more you can eat or drink the better, as you’ll have unlimited refills in the hotel.

Going on all inclusive holidays means that you pay one set price for just about everything, including flights, accommodation, food and drinks. Occasionally you’ll find that certain entertainment is thrown into the package as well. This means you shouldn’t even need to think about where to go for your next meal or where to get a drink.
Most hotels will offer unlimited soft drinks all throughout the day, although some may only offer alcoholic drinks at certain times, usually in the evening. Depending on the star rating and the cost of each accommodation however, you may be able to find hotels which provide alcoholic drinks all day long.
The food on All Inclusive Holidays is usually served during regular time slots during the day which gives guests the chance to pick and choose when they want to eat.
The whole idea behind All Inclusive Holidays is to make it comfortable and easy for the customer, and this is exactly what you’ll get when booking an all inclusive holiday.
The all inclusive model originated in the Club Med resorts which was founded by the Belgian Gerard Blitz. Some all inclusive resorts are designed for specific vacation interests. For example, certain resorts cater to adults, while even more specialized properties accept couples only. Other all inclusive resorts are geared toward families, with facilities like craft centers, game rooms and water parks to keep children of all ages entertained.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ski holiday

Ski holiday are a popular way to spend your winter vacation anywhere in the world! Many ski travelers are taking advantage of the great rates on ski vacation rentals in locations across the globe. If you are a regular skier and enjoy traveling, now you too can combine your love for winter holidays and fun on the slopes with the exciting experiences of world travel. Right here on our website, we offer information and rates on a variety of prime ski travel locations in many different countries.

European ski vacations to destinations such as France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland are well known for offering some of the finest ski resorts and most ideal ski conditions. Many ski enthusiasts have been making their way to these well known ski holiday spots for years to enjoy some of the most exclusive ski resorts in Europe such as The Arlberg in Austria, Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy, Chamonix in France, and many more!

USA ski holidays are also popular as the United States is home to hundreds of different ski resorts and offers a wide array of ski vacation rental options. Travel to USA ski destinations is a great way to see this beautiful, vast country while also having fun riding the slopes. Well known for its wide variety of terrain and interesting cultural differences between states, United States skiing offers more than just a typical ski trip. Some of the best ski resorts include Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, and Aspen.

Eastern European ski holidays are also a great way to see a unique but often overlooked part of the world. Bulgaria is home to many very modern and surprisingly fancy ski resorts that host thousands of visitors, skiers, and snowboarders each year! If you have yet to travel to Bulgaria, combine your love for skiing and world cultures into a whirlwind winter holiday that you and your travel group will remember for many years to come. From Bansko ski resort to Pamporovo, Bulgaria ski holidays are rich with cultural tourism opportunities and great skiing – the best of both worlds! Romania ski holidays and Slovenia ski holidays are also great ways to see more of Eastern Europe on the slopes.

UK travel agents that offer ski holiday deals:

Many travel agents offer cheap ski holiday deals worldwide in following destinations:

Ski Holiday Destinations
- Andorra
- Argentina
- Austria
- Belgium
- Bulgaria
- Canada
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Italy
- New Zealand
- Norway
- Romania
- Spain
- Switzerland

Friday, July 3, 2009

Cheap Bulgaria holiday

Bulgaria is a piece of heaven. It impresses with the beauty of azure, warm sea and the magnificent mountains covered with snow. Although Bulgaria occupies only 2% of the territory of Europe it is generously gifted with natural landmarks and diversity of landscape, mild moderate climate, rich variety of flora and fauna, and abundance of mineral springs. The eastern Bulgarian coast washed by the Black Sea. 380 km marvelous stretch of beaches, calm and safe sea, clear, water and healthy air, fine golden sand, and natural dunes, mineral water springs, blue flag winning resorts, holiday villages and campsites. Average air temperature in the summer is about 28°C, water temperature 25°C. There are more than 240 hours of sunshine in May and September and more than 300 hours in July and August.
The two international airports of Varna and Bourgas connect the Bulgarian Riviera to the world. Bulgaria holiday experts are always ready to assist you with selecting your best choice. Bulgaria is well-known summer destination with cheap deals and good service. Financial crisis in late 2008 and start of the 2009 force summer holiday prices down and now your dream cheap holiday in Bulgaria is not a dream. First months from 2009 summer season was not so busy compared to these from last year and most of the hotels drop the prices and started to sale cheap last minute deals. Major Black sea resorts:
Sunny Beach:
Sunny Beach is the biggest resort, with the longest and widest beach strip, with hotels spread along the beach and among the dunes, the sunniest resort for the sunniest people. Every conceivable opportunity for sports: surfing, water skis and parachutes, hang-gliding and banana, sailing, yachts, paddle boats, cutters, scooters, rowboats, tennis courts, beach volleyball, playing grounds, mini-golf, skittle alley, bowling, riding ground, fitness halls, sports tournaments for amateurs and professionals

Golden Sands:
The resort of Golden Sands is the largest one on the Northern Black Sea coast (more than 1800 hectares). It is situated 19 km north-east of Varna, 490 km east of Sofia. North of the resort is the village of Kranevo and south is Chaika holiday village. Golden Sands merges with the St. St. Konstantin and Elena Resort and Riviera resort. The area is famous for the purest sand on the Black Sea coast. In Turkish times it was called Ouzounkoum - the long sands.

Albena is a Blue Flag winning resort, located in a picturesque and ecologically clean gulf on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, famous for its flower gardens, close to Varna international airport (30 km). Temperate continental climate, vast sand beach, clean sea without any dangerous animals - your guarantee of wonderful conditions for seaside holidays from May through October.
This is a beautiful place on the Black Sea Coast with good location, high standard accommodation and a variety of amenities. Albena is the place where the sea meets the sand. Sport and recreation facilities, numerous entertainment spots, nightlife in bars and beauty facilities - Albena has it all.

Dyuni is a modern, comfortable and attractive Holiday Village located 40 km south of the city of Bourgas and 7 km south of Sozopol, situated around a large bay right on the shore sand beach dotted with dunes, clean and safe sea 250 sunny days a year. Built around a semi- circular bay, facing south.

Kavarna is a small port town which has a broad outlet on the Black Sea to the Eastern and Southern sides. The coast is varied and there are cliffs combined with beaches and abrasive formations such as caves, fissures, etc. The area lacks surface running water and irrigation is most valuable. There is a steep cape called Kaliakra near the town, famous for the romantic legend about forty maidens committing suicide in the name of Christianity. It is also famous for the caves - once the habitat of the extremely rare Black Sea monk seal.
Kavarna is one of the ancient towns on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. First it was situated nearer to the sea but after an eartquake in I c. B.C. the old town Byzone has been partly drowned into the sea and later, in Roman times, it was rebuilt at a new place, 3 km inland. During the times of the First and Second Bulgarian Kingdom it was the administrative centre of Dobrudja.

St. Constantine and Elena
St. Constantine and Elena is the oldest resort along the Bulgarian black sea coast. It was founded in 1908 as a balneology center. It was first visited by Czech, Poles and Germans. Its popularity is due to the unique combination of mountain crystal clear air, mineral springs and the sea. The resort offers numerous mineral springs, balneology complexes, open- air pool with hot mineral water famous for its healing quality.

Main cities with airports on the Black sea:
A district town, situated on Varna Bay on the Black Sea, 469 km north-east of Sofia; a seaside resort. Population of over 350 000. Third in population after Sofia and Plovdiv, called the seaside capital of Bulgaria. Terminal station on the railway lines Sofia-Varna and Rouse-Varna, a sea port, an international airport, second in traffic after Sofia.
Long sand-covered beach strips.

Bourgas is the fourth largest city in Bulgaria, situated in the south-eastern part of the country. The climate here is temperately continental with a distinct impact from the Black Sea. The town is an industrial centre too. It's not famous as a beach resort (although few beaches you can find), but more as a turning point to the big southern Black Sea resorts in Bulgaria like Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Sozopol, Dyuni, Elenite, etc. The Airport of Bourgas is the one where the international flights land in the summer.

Don't forget:
Bulgaria is a member of European Union (EU)
One Euro costs two Bulgarian Levs
Sofia is a capital of Bulgaria
Average summer temperature is 28°C
Low cost airline companis from Sofia: Wizz air, Sky Europe, MyAir, Easyjet, Germanwings
Low cost airline companie from Varna and Bourgas: Wizz air, Sky Europe, Norvegian , Smart Wings, Fly Bulgarien, Sterling, Centralwings, Air Berlin

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Last Minute Holidays

Last minute holidays in United Kingdom are the most wanted and cheaper way to spend unforgettable times somewhere away from busy work place and crowdy cities.
There are a lot of offers in United Kingdom for last minute deals that are in most of the times are sunny destinations with golden sand beaches, excellent service, good national dishes and many more attractive activities.
South European countries are preferred in most of the offers with advantage of cheap flights and very well developed tourist services. Lot of the sea resorts has all of the things that are required from visitors to take the best from their last minute travel. Spain (Resorts: Palma De Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa Del Azahar, Costa De Valencia, Costa Blanca, Costa Calida, Costa Almeria, Costa Tropical, Costa Del Sol, CostaDe Galica, Costa De La Luz), Italy (Resorts: Rimini, Venice Lido, Sperlonga, Terracina, Santa Margherita Ligure, Lido di Jesolo, Chioggia, Sottomarina, Veneto, Sanremo, Cefalu, Sicily, Grado, Pesaro), France, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey (Resorts: Alanya, Altinkum, Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Dalyan, Gocek, Gumbet, Istanbul, Kalkan, Kemer, Kusadasi, Marmaris, Olu Deniz, Ovacik, Side), Bulgaria (Golden Sands, Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Sozopol), Malta, Montenegro, Croatia are in the list of last minute travels that are cheap and affordable. Most of the cases holidays are with standard duration of one week and all of the transport questions are taken by tourist agent. It is important to mention that a low price doesn’t mean that the service in hotels or villas is not on a high level. In most of the cases it means that last minute offer is in short of period to departure and free positions are going to be a pure loss. Tourist agencies decrease the prices with more than 50 percent in 5 to 10 days before departure and take a wide advertising in the internet and press releases to attract customers and make some money from free positions.
Another interesting place with last minute deals is across Atlantic Ocean far away from home and near United States. Hawaii, Cuba, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Haiti.
United States offers cheap vacations in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Florida. South America offers last minute deals in Brazil, Argentina, and Pery. Africans offers are in Morocco, Kenya, and Tunisia.
All inclusive last minute bargains are preferred from customers no matter that they have to rearrange their next week activities.
Island based holidays are oriented to: Majorca, Corfu, Thasos, Tenerife, Ibiza.
Last minute travels are the deals that have to be seen.