Guest Blog: My Visit to the German Christmas Markets

Our Guest Blogger Grant has just returned from a trip to explore the traditional German Christmas Markets, we thought we’d find out a little more about the experience. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to a traditional Christmas Market… so why not head to the home of Christmas markets I thought? Germany! I had been to various markets across the continent; Bath, London, Paris, Arras & Prague to name a few but never Germany. Having won a prize of a 2 night stay at the Lindenwirt in Rüdesheim and having heard only good things about the town I decided […]

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Our Magical Day at Lapland

This year I finally bit the bullet and booked a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland! Having wanted to travel there for years whilst my daughter was still young we decided this was the year to go. Here’s a little more information about our amazing day. It was an early start for our trip to Lapland, our flight left London Gatwick at 7.15am and as with any flight you had to be at the airport approximately 2 hours before. The flight lasted for around 2 hours and 45 minutes, during this time we were served breakfast and soft/hot drinks. Unfortunately there was […]

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Our Visit to the Edinburgh Christmas Markets

This weekend a few of the Door2Tour team headed to Edinburgh to visit the famous Christmas Markets, after all we do like to practice what we preach and try out the tours we sell. The European Christmas Markets are based in the centre of the City and are a popular attraction for visitors and residents, positioned perfectly below The Mound in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. The markets stretch along East Princes Gardens Terrace and around Scott Monument. The numerous stalls give a real feel of a traditional Christmas Market with Christmas decorations, gifts, clothing and food stalls in abundance. There […]

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Black Friday Travel Deals – 2015

Aahh, Black Friday – the day synonymous with shoppers rugby tackling each other over the last cheap TV and websites crashing with customers clamouring over electrical and other goods. But Black Friday isn’t just the day to bag a cheap coffee machine – for many of us it’s the chance to bag a cheap holiday in the process. With travel companies offering some of the best deals on the market, we take a look at some of the best Black Friday travel deals to be had over Cyber Weekend.   Travel deals on offer   Ocean Cruises – Save up to […]

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British Grand Prix

2015 F1 Season in Numbers

With the 2015 Formula 1 season drawing to a close in Abu Dhabi this weekend we thought we’d take a closer look at what has happened so far this season. The final race of the season will not change any results in the overall standings at the top with Lewis Hamilton taking first position back in Texas at the US Grand Prix and Team Mercedes winning the Constructors Championship, but lower down the table there is still plenty to play for. New driver, 18 year old, Max Verstappen is looking to finish in the Top 10 in his first season […]

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London International Horse Show

Last Minute Events before Christmas

The festive adverts are already on the TV, Black Friday looms (7 days to go!) and soon the Advent Calendars will begin to be opened, but no fear there is still time to book yourself a last minute event before Christmas. Four-Star Olympia – The London International Horse Show Be at the best loved show jumping event in the UK, the London International Horse Show at Olympia.  Enjoy free time to wander the magnificent Christmas Shopping Village with over 250 shops and stalls offering a large variety of equestrian goods to gifts, jewellery and clothing. It’s the perfect place to […]

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Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot. Each year Bonfire Night comes around with spectacular firework displays up and down the Country. We thought we’d examine some of the most popular displays around the country which you and your family can visit. The tradition of Bonfire Night originated when Guy Fawkes attempted his famous Gunpowder Plot in November 1605. Unhappy with the King James I Fawkes and his team planned to blow up the Palace of Westminster during the state opening of Parliament. They managed to smuggle 36 barrels of gunpowder into the cellar – which had […]

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