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Moscow – St Petersburg in Winter

19 June 2017

Russia in winter is a breathtaking spectacle of colour. As the CEO of a travel company, I have the fortunate pleasure of visiting many of the destinations our tours explore, and with Moscow and St Petersburg featuring in brand new itineraries, it was time to discover the nation for myself.

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  • Top Ten Railway Stations around the World

    Top Ten Railway Stations around the World

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    19 June 2017

    What would a railway be without a station? The myriad of beautiful, bold and often bizarre buildings which act as railway hubs are the unsung heroes of rail travel, full of history, sublime architecture and astonishing feats of logistics. With that in mind, here are Great Rail Journeys’ top ten railway stations around the world:

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  • Berlitz

    Berlitz

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    16 June 2017

    Cruising is big business, especially now as cruise companies head into ever more unchartered waters. Once the simple statement, ‘we’re heading off on a cruise this summer’ would have evoked images of a sedate lap around the Mediterranean, but no longer! With lines such as Hurtigruten offering adventures across Scandinavia and unique experiences up for grabs in Asia - Halong Bay in Vietnam not only offers warm waters for swimming and mind-boggling geological formations, but cruising is the only way to access this island labyrinth - it’s no wonder that the demand for holidays afloat is increasing year after year.

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  • Oberammergau

    Oberammergau

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    12 June 2017

    What do the black death epidemic, that ravaged much of Europe during the 17th century, and an epic five-hour play performed over 100 times in the space of a few months have in common? Very little most would think, but then most would be wrong…

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  • Belmond's Luxury Trains

    Belmond's Luxury Trains

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    7 June 2017

    The 'Golden Age' of rail travel is best experienced on board a true luxury train. From days out on a heritage rail experience, to far-flung adventures on board some of the best-known trains in the world, Belmond's luxury trains offer a magical way to see the world – and here, we've picked our favourite five.

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  • The evolving kaleidoscope of Iran

    The evolving kaleidoscope of Iran

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    6 June 2017

    An ancient Empire, golden deserts, a mystical religion, noble mountains and wonderful people – Iran takes the best of every civilisation which has ever called this land home to produce a nation of immeasurable beauty and fascinating culture.

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  • Musical Destinations around the Globe

    Musical Destinations around the Globe

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    5 June 2017

    Music is a splendid thing, and comes in many genres that can be appreciated at a variety of destinations around the world. Here are our picks for musical holiday spots, by genre.

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  • Historic Southampton to New York Sailing

    Historic Southampton to New York Sailing

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    30 May 2017

    For passengers looking to re-live the ‘Golden Age’ of sailing across the Atlantic, look no further than the charms of the Queen Mary 2, and the week-long journey on board a truly elegant ship.

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  • Literary Holiday Destinations

    Literary Holiday Destinations

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    12 May 2017

    How many of us have wanted to walk straight into the pages of our favourite books? While it might not be possible quite yet to experience the lives of the fictional heroes and heroines we’ve walked side by side through life with for a little while, and sometimes who’d want to (think of just about any character from a Stephen King novel).

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  • Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

    Top 5 Destinations for Vegetarians

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    4 May 2017

    Over the past decade, the choice and variety for vegetarians wanting to eat out has boomed – it’s not just stuffed peppers and goats cheese tartlets anymore! But there are some destinations that seem heaven sent for those keeping to a meat-free diet, places where local delicacies cater more to a vegie palate than any other and where it may even be the meat eaters who are in the minority! So here are 5 of the expected and the unexpected when it comes to global vegetarian hotspots.

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  • Canada's 150th Anniversary

    Canada's 150th Anniversary

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    27 April 2017

    Canada turns 150 in 2017, and across the 'Great White North' celebrations are taking place. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the British North America Act of 1867 that formed the basis of the Canadian Confederation we recognise today, the official date of modern Canada's birth is July 1st, but the entire year is being honoured throughout the country.

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  • My travels through India by Peter Liney

    My travels through India by Peter Liney

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    25 April 2017

    A firm handshake and a broad smile; his name was David (a member of Kerala’s Christian community who make up 20% of the population here), and with this and this alone, he welcomed me aboard his giant Chinese fishing net. Here a team of six lowered the netting over 250 times a day into the estuary below, which just a few short metres away transformed into the Arabian Sea.

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  • 9 Reasons to Try River Cruising

    9 Reasons to Try River Cruising

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    12 April 2017

    River cruising is becoming one of the most popular holiday choices, particularly for leisurely travellers over 60, offering a scenic escape with some wonderful perks. Today we’re exploring why the river cruise has become so popular in recent years, and whether it might just be the right holiday for you.

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