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Barrhead Travel Guide

Our pals at Barrhead Travel want to help make planning your next trip easy and have given us some top places to visit on your Autumn/Winter trip.

Looking to travel later in 2020, well Barrhead Travel have just the holiday for you.

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The best of Europe.....

Corfu, Greece

Flight time: 3h 45m

Corfu is one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in Greece. From lush green hills to noble mansions and from idyllic Corfu beaches, to interesting museums, this island has everything it takes to please any type of traveller. Corfu is filled with sandy coves, surrounded by green forests and mountains, they are some of the best beaches in Greece!

Don’t miss: A sunset cruise – make it extra special and do it in a glass bottom boat.

Malta

Flight time: 4h 40min

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. With sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.

Don’t miss: Traditional Maltese - Look out for Lampuki Pie (fish pie), Bragioli (beef olives), Kapunata, (Maltese version of ratatouille), and widow's soup, which includes a small round of Gbejniet (sheep or goat's cheese).

Iceland

Flight time: 2hr 20min

Iceland is a country of extreme geological contracts. Widley knows as “The Land of Fire and Ice” Iceland is home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the worlds most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summers with near 24 hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only a few hours of daylight.

Don’t miss: If visiting between September and April, take a look at the night sky and be treated to the amazing light display of the Northern lights.

Quick get-a-way......

Warsaw, Poland

Flight time: 2hrs 40min

Each city has a place that is its showcase and a must-see on any trip. In Warsaw, it's the Old Town, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage list - it's where the city's heart has been beating for centuries.

Don’t miss: The National Museum - The museum houses a magnificent collection of over 830,000 exhibits from all periods, from antiquity to the present. Masterpieces of Polish and world art are presented in themed galleries.

Vienna, Austria

Flight time: 4hr 15min

Vienna - a city of proud palaces and peaceful parks, a home to emperors and art, Strauss and Sisi. And sausages. Explore the sights and museums with independent tips from a local. Discover what to do and where to stay. Find your way around or get answers to typical visitor questions.

Don’t miss: Chocolate lovers won't want to miss this delicious activity in Vienna. Learn all about the history of chocolate before getting the chance to make your own chocolate bars.

Rome, Italy

Flight time: 3hrs 25min

Rome was called the "Eternal City" by the ancient Romans because they believed that no matter what happened in the rest of the world, the city of Rome would always remain standing. Exploring the city centre by foot surrounded by glorious monument and colossal remains takes you back in time to the “glory that was Rome”.

Don’t miss: The Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome. It is an imposing construction that, with almost 2,000 years of history, will bring you back in time to discover the way of life in the Roman Empire.

Paris, France

Flight time: 1hr 50mins

Paris, France's capital, is a major European city and a global centre for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Don’t miss:  The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Budapest, Hungary (Good for Christmas Markets)

Flight time: 3hrs

Budapest is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. The dramatic skyline that Budapest is most famous for is peppered with 19th-century architectural wonders alongside the Danube River. Notable landmarks include the majestic riverside Parliament Building and a collection of stunning basilicas.

Don’t miss: Couples seeking a romantic activity for some quality time together will love this evening cruise on the Danube River. After a busy day of sightseeing, sit back and relax as you cruise past some of Budapest's most beautiful attractions.

Strasbourg, France (Good for Christmas Markets)

Flight time: 3hrs 25min

Marked by its history, profoundly bicultural, Strasbourg boasts an exceptional architectural heritage! In a subtle blend of tradition and modernity, historical monuments now stand alongside the most modern structures.

Don’t miss: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, discover the most picturesque neighbourhood of Strasbourg’s Old Town. This is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Their sloping roofs open out onto lofts where hides were once dried.

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