Turkey’s summer season falls between June and August, and these three months are the busiest time of year for tourists visiting Turkey due to hot weather, long of hours of sunshine and many beautiful coastal and historical sights.
The most popular tourist resorts in Turkey are its capital, Istanbul, and the picture-perfect beach resorts of Antalya and Bodrum. If you are planning a visit to any of these Turkish hotspots this summer, this guide has you covered.
Explore Turkey’s capital Istanbul
Spread across two continents (Europe and Asia) and two seas (Black Sea and Sea of Marmara), Istanbul is Turkey’s capital city that has plenty to offer visitors.
What to do in Istanbul?
The Vienna State Opera, or Wiener Staatsoper, is one of the best opera houses in the world. Located in the heart of the city, you can enjoy world-class productions on this famous stage every day.
If you are thinking of planning a trip to Vienna in 2019 and want to enjoy an unforgettable production in a world-class venue, then this guide has you covered. We’ll run you through the best events in the 2019 Vienna Opera season, as well as where to stay during your trip.
150 years of the Opera House on the Ring
The 2018/19 opera season in Vienna is marked by a huge anniversary - the 25 May 2019 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Opera House. Named 150 years of the Opera ...
Located on China’s central coast and on the estuary of the Yangtze River, Shanghai is the largest city in China. Shanghai perfectly blends traditional Chinese culture with modernity; the city is a global financial hub with towering skyscrapers, but still has plenty of traditional Chinese influences, temples and villages nearby. The city is a great place to visit year-round, but now we’re approaching the warmer months there is no better time to visit ‘The Pearl of Asia’.
Travelling to Shanghai
Shanghai has two major international airports, Shanghai Pudong International and Shanghai Hongqiao International. Both airports are within a short distance to the city.
Shanghai Pudong is around ...
Muscat is the capital of Oman, located on the Gulf of Oman on the Arabian Coast. It’s a beautiful city that’s full of culture, history and unique architecture, and there is plenty to explore.
Here, we take a look at the top things to do and see in Muscat. Read on and plan your trip.
Visit the Grand Mosque
Perhaps Muscat’s most famous landmark, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque is a popular tourist destination in the city. This stunning work of Islamic architecture is the largest mosque in Oman and is home to one of the world’s largest Persian rugs and biggest chandeliers.
There are two prayer rooms, a lecture theatre and a library too. It’s free to visit, but if you are thinking of ...
Venice is one of the most popular cities in the world; in fact, it attracts over 20 million tourists each year! If you do visit Venice you must expect crowds - but what can you do to beat them and enjoy the true beauty of Venice instead? This list has all you need to do just that. Read on to find out how.
Enjoy a drink with locals at A La Vecia Papussa
Enjoy an authentic Cicchetti bar and restaurant like Cà D'Oro alla Vedova, which is very historical and serves good Italian food.
It’s popular with locals and the bar is famed for its cheap and delicious cicchetti – the Venetian version of tapas. Take a seat outside, mingle with locals and enjoy the true charm and beauty of Venice away ...
The winter snow season finishes in Europe at the end of April, so if you’re ready to hit the slopes one last time and enjoy the final ski season until November, then this list of the best destinations has you covered. Get your passports ready!
Head to Switzerland for the glitzy St. Moritz
A top ski resort in the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz is one of the world’s oldest and most famous winter sports destinations. The resort is open between 22nd December and 17th March each year, so visit between these times for an unforgettable trip.
St. Moritz has many great slopes for all levels to enjoy, and is a perfect destination for families, couples and friends. If you are a beginner, then there are ...
The Swiss Alps are a beautiful holiday destination for friends, families and couples. Breath-taking scenery, beautiful lakes and famous peaks await you – here’s why you should book your trip now.
Hit the slopes
You can’t visit the Swiss Alps without enjoying the slopes and snowsports. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the top skiing destinations in the world, along with the greatest ski resorts and slopes that people come from all over the world to enjoy.
Zermatt is a popular ski destination for thrill seekers, with the highest winter sports area in the Alps; it’s also home to the world-famous Matterhorn mountain. Verbier is also incredibly popular, with steep descents and a lively ...
Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, and is known for its beautiful beaches, volcanic mountains, rice paddies and year-round warm weather. Bali is also one of the most spiritual destinations on earth and home to over 10,000 Hindu temples and religious sites.
An excellent destination for friends, families and couples, this guide will help you enjoy an unforgettable stay in Bali, more specifically the beautiful province of Nusa Dua
Stay at The Apurva Kempinski Bali
The Apurva Kempinski Bali is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of Bali. Located in Nusa Dua, and standing atop the Nusa Dua cliff, the Apurva Kempinski Bali offers guests the ultimate ...
Bavaria’s capital, Munich is an incredibly popular destination for friends, couples and families. It’s home to the famous Oktoberfest celebration, as well as stunning old buildings and plenty of museums. It is a great destination for foodies too! Indulge in our guide to the top culture and cuisine attractions in Munich and prepare for an excellent stay!
Take in the sights at Marienplatz
Marienplatz, the main city square, is the heart of Munich. It is home to most of Munich’s famous landmarks, including the Mariensäule – a large column that was built in 1638 to celebrate the end of the Swedish invasion on the city. The Old and New Town Halls are both located here too, as well as the ...
If you are thinking about booking a romantic escape for you and your loved one in 2019, the Middle East and Africa are perfect destinations. Whether you are looking to enjoy an active safari holiday or a relaxing beach getaway, our list of the best romantic escapes in the Middle East and Africa will inspire you to book your next trip.
Safari at Masai Mara, Kenya
The Masai Mara National reserve is one of Kenya’s most famous wilderness areas. Located on the edge of the reserve lies the luxurious Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara.
Olare Mara Kempinski Masai Mara combines luxury 5-star accommodation with unspoilt, beautiful wilderness.
A simply unforgettable experience, the reserve is ...