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Italy

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United Kingdom

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Spain

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Germany

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France

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Greece

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Netherlands

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Portugal

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Ireland

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Croatia

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Switzerland

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Sweden

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Belgium

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Austria

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Poland

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Norway

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Russia

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Czech Republic

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Bulgaria

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Denmark

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Hungary

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Romania

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Slovenia

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Finland

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Cyprus

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Malta

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Iceland

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Ukraine

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Estonia

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Republic of Montenegro

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Republic of Macedonia

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Lithuania

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Slovakia

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Albania

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Republic of Serbia

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Latvia

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Gibraltar

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Luxembourg

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Monaco

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Belarus

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Faroe Islands

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Moldova

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San Marino

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Svalbard

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Andorra

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Guernsey

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Paris

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  • Louvre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paris Things to Do

    Last visit May 2016 Although my favorite art museum in Paris (and perhaps the world) is the Musee d'Orsay, a visit to the Louvre, even for a short bit, is a must see in Paris. The Louvre is a very, very large place and it is quite useful to sit down with the map and figure out where you are going. The massive building now housing the art...

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  • Four Seasons George V Paris

    Paris Hotels

    Yes, It's amazing.OK, so I've put a Facebook social plugin comments box on my site, in which i...

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  • Local Information

    4 out of 5 stars

    Paris Restaurants

    Foods in French ◗ General terms in restaurants l'addition = bill assiette = plate bio/bilologique = organically grown chaud = hot citron pressé = lemonade (do it yourself style) limonade is a lemon soft drink & also good compris = included (as in service compris or tip included) comptoir/zinc = counter/bar couteau = knife cuillère =...

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Amsterdam

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  • Rijksmuseum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam Things to Do

    The last major attraction we saw while in Amsterdam was the famous Rijksmusem ("State Museum"), which is known as one of the great museums of the world. Unlike some of our other planned activities, I did not buy tickets online in advance but had no problem in obtaining our tickets right at the museum on the day we decided to visit it. Now...

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  • The Toren Amsterdam

    Amsterdam Hotels

    During this trip we would be spending 3 nights in Amsterdam prior to our cruise to Norway, and one...

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  • Humphrey's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Amsterdam Restaurants

    .....if rather oddly named! This is where we ate our 'VT-meet' meal....and very pleasant it was too, Humphrey's is a chain, which provide set-price menus for 25 euro....three courses. Good value, imo. Their website has an English menu. I chose: Roman salad with scampi (prawns, actually), egg, bread croûtons with garlic and a rouille...

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Rome

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  • Colosseum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rome Things to Do

    final part of my pictures of the inside of the colosseum including the stations of the Cross, the Hypogenum and Arena. The Most Visited Roman Landmark of Rome is the famous Colosseum while the most famous Christian Landmark of Rome is the Saint Peter's Basilica and the most famous Rennaisane landmark of Rome is the Trevi Fountain. This famous...

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  • Hotel Santa Maria Rome

    Rome Hotels

    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria for three nights at the end of a three week trip...

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  • Ice Cream - Gelato

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rome Restaurants

    Traditional Italian ice cream is called gelato, and it can be found all over the city. Rome being so hot, the temptation to stop by a gelateria is sometimes pretty hard to resist! I tried to limit myself to one gelato cone (or cup) per day, but I was always on the lookout for the best - and most unusual - gelato flavours :o) I generally tried to...

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Barcelona

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  • Sagrada Familia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Barcelona Things to Do

    I took an art history course in college (to fill a requirement) and while I gained an appreciation for many artists, I never cared for Gaudi. I was a college student, so whimsy was not beneath me, but I just didn't get it. I intended to go to Park Güell while in Barcelona, but this attraction was not on my radar. The concierge at my hotel strongly...

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  • Casa Camper

    Barcelona Hotels

    This is a funky 25 room hotel in Barcelona. It's produced and run by the Spanish shoewear giants...

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  • Local Eating

    4 out of 5 stars

    Barcelona Restaurants

    Try Crema Catalan flavored gelato. Here are the places on Ramblas I've tried; all of them have locations throughout the city: Amorino - Rambla, 125. A nice brightly lit gelateria on the top end of Las Ramblas on your right hand side as you stroll down from Metro Catalunya. Carte d'or Gelateria - as you stroll down on Las Ramblas, past La Boqueria...

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Copenhagen

See all 3935 Copenhagen Tips
  • Tivoli Garden

    Copenhagen Things to Do

    Most Danes speak English. A nation of only 4 million people does not expect tourists to speak their language (as in Germany, France, Italy, Russia or Spain), so 1 out of 2 Danes speaks English. Also, there are many tourists from Great Britain. Tivoli was part of the inspiration for Disneyland and if you have been there ,you can see why. I was...

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  • Hilton Copenhagen Airport

    Copenhagen Hotels

    A found this a great Hilton property to use with early flights out of Copenhagen. It is an easy...

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  • Riz Raz

    4 out of 5 stars

    Copenhagen Restaurants

    RIZ Raz We find this hotel in our guide book and decide to give it a try. It's a vegetable only buffet.....for about $20.00 . it located just off the pedestrian street and about 20 minute or less from our hotel. It's pretty full when we arrive at about 7pm ...must be packed during summer. It turns out to be pretty good. Lots to choose from...

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Venice

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  • Piazza San Marco

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Venice Things to Do

    I really enjoyed visiting Venice and all the beautiful buildings and musea. The piazza san Marco is the central square of Venice. On the square you'll find the entrance to the Doge's Palace and The San Marco Cathedral. On the Piazza san Marco you'll find several terraces. When the weather is good, it is very pleasant to buy a drink and enjoy the...

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  • Al Ponte Antico Hotel Venice

    Venice Hotels

    My sisters and I stayed 2 nights at this hotel and our time there was priceless. Matteo and his...

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  • Harry's Bar

    3 out of 5 stars

    Venice Restaurants

    If Harry's Bar is on your list of things to do in Venice, cross it off. For 33 euros you get 2 Bellini's. (Prosecco & Peach) served in a plain tumbler, which didn't taste any different to any other Bellini served anywhere else in Venice for around 6 Euros a glass. Save your money, pop your head in the door for a look and then go somewhere else for...

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Lisbon

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Athens

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  • Acropolis

    Athens Things to Do

    To understand why the Romans were so in awe of the Greeks, one only has to look at the Acropolis, built 400 years before the Romans achieved anything similar in scale. Like with the Pyramids of Egypt, you can't avoid asking yourself the question: How could they have done it? Just walking up the Acropolis, carrying little more than a bottle of...

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  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, A Luxury...

    Athens Hotels

    Every visitor to Athens cannot fail to notice this huge hotel. It's right on Syntagma Square,...

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  • Thanasis Kebab

    4 out of 5 stars

    Athens Restaurants

    There are many souvlaki/kebab places around Monastiraki square and they are always packed with people, mostly tourists of course because of the location (4’ walk from Acropolis main entrance. The main problem is that these eateries focus on these customers and not locals that will return if they are satisfied with food and service. But a friend...

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Stockholm

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  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés,...

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  • Grand Hotel Stockholm

    Stockholm Hotels

    The Grand Hotel is beautiful and centrally located. I'd have loved to give it a good review....

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  • Kungshallen

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Restaurants

    I took my girlfriend there last night and the place looked very nice, but the chicken dish I ordered tasted like it was made 2 days ago!! I almost broke my plate when I was trying to cut it in eatable pieces. When the bill came and I mentioned the waiter about it, all he said was: ´I don´t make the food here´ and did not offer to compensate it in...

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Vienna

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  • Schönbrunn Palace

    Vienna Things to Do

    Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens were built in a manner to compare to Versailles in France, Maria-Theresa came close. The Palace and Gardens are stunning. First, easy to get to on the U4 line with it's own stop. After getting out of the metro it's a 3 minute walk to the gates and ticket office ... just follow the signs or crowds. Either way you can't...

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  • Hotel Sacher Wien

    Vienna Hotels

    The buffet breakfast is spectacular. The two men at the concierge desk are two of the most handsome...

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  • Information & Sources

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Restaurants

    When you are in Vienna, you must try the famous Sacher Torte (cake) - which I believe began at the famous Hotel Sacher (but is available in other cafes too). This one pictured we didn't have in a Vienna café, but back on board our ship before we left Vienna. If it is even close to the original, it is superb!

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Prague

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  • Charles Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Prague Things to Do

    Everyone does it. You can see why, between the statues etc on the bridge, the river views from it, and the vistas of the rest of the city. I think everyone also knows it gets totally overcrowded! Go 1st thing in the morning!

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  • Aria Hotel

    Prague Hotels

    innovative musical theme, great location in Mala Strana, except that it is nextdoor to the American...

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  • U Fleku

    4 out of 5 stars

    Prague Restaurants

    This historic beer hall is featured in many tour guides as one of Prague's top attractions. Perhaps for that reason I was a bit afraid of walking into a tourist trap, but U Fleku is actually much more than that! Dating back to 1499, it is believed to be the city's oldest brewery. They brew only one type of beer, a flavourful dark lager, which...

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Dublin

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  • Trinity College

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Things to Do

    Trinity College is the biggest university in Dublin, and it has about 17.000 students. Most of the students only study one subject unlike the universities in Denmark. The university was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st. the university is known for its beauty not for its age. Our class went on a study trip and the first attraction on our...

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  • Westbury Hotel

    Dublin Hotels

    I stayed at the Westbury Hotel for one night in May 2013 while on business in Dublin. To be frank,...

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  • Gallagher's Boxty House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Dublin Restaurants

    If you are in Dublin, this is a MUST eat whether it is for lunch or dinner. This is Modern Irish Cuisine at its best. OK, so what is a Boxty? Boxties are the invention of Pádraic Óg Gallagher, a noted expert on potatoes (really). He developed 3 kinds of originally in Leitrim and they can be found in the border counties of Leitrim, Cavan and...

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Florence

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  • Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

    Florence Things to Do

    the famous Bell Tower was started by Giotto in 1334 but he dies in 1337 and the tower was finished by Francesco Talenti in 1359 and has a measurements of 84.7 metres tall and approximately 15 metres in breadth and has 444 steps to the top (with a separate entrance area from the Cathedral). It has many sculptural decorations and the same...

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  • Hotel David

    Florence Hotels

    We have stayed with this establishment many times. Initially, it was because they have free parking...

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  • Local Eating

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Florence Restaurants

    In Italy, you do not really leave a tip. If you choose to do so, it's a matter of rounding up a euro or two at the most. Most restaurants basically collect a "tip" in their cover charge which could be a "using table" charge or by charging you for the bread they bring to the table. Some restaurants flat out have a convenience charge of €5.00.

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London

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  • Tower of London

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    London Things to Do

    With some 2.7 million visitors in 2015, the Tower of London is the most visited paid for attraction in the UK. It goes without saying therefore that a bit of planning before going there will help the visit go more smoothly. Timing is always important of course but with a steep entry price of £25 to get in for a full adult fare (Apr 2016), it pays...

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  • Rosewood London

    London Hotels

    The Renaissance Chancery Court was a fabulous hotel. It's recently been refurbished and is now under...

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  • Information & Sources

    4 out of 5 stars

    London Restaurants

    If you are touring Central London and feel hungry pop down to Chinatown for a buffet lunch where you will find several Chinese restaurants offering as much as you can at meal for a little as £5 to £8. Some restaurants have big glass windows and have the buffet displayed so you can see from the outside what is on offer, but there are dishes to...

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Budapest

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  • Buda Castle - Royal Palace

    Budapest Things to Do

    The former Royal Castle is located on the Buda Hill overlooking the Danube, the bridges and the Pest side of Budapest. It was first completed in 1265 but destroyed or damaged several times, during the the Turkish siege of 1529, the Austrian siege of 1686, the siege during the 1848/49 revolution and World War II, all causing major damage. The castle...

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  • Four Seasons Gresham Palace

    Budapest Hotels

    If you can afford it, the Gresham Palace, a 5 star luxury hotel owned by the Four Seasons group has...

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  • Gerbeaud

    4 out of 5 stars

    Budapest Restaurants

    This place is gorgeous. Quite expensive. But for western european tourists...quite a steal. Just imagine this place in Paris or Vienna. Because of a lack of time...I went in and asked for takeaway. People recommend the Foie Gras pate here. And I have to second that. Simply sublime. Because I was taking it out...I was charged 2200ft for about...

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