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5 top European destinations for solo travellers

December 19, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Holiday Tips / by david.roberts@leisuretime.co.uk

Travelling solo has many benefits and after trying it once, many avid explorers are eager to visit further new destinations alone. Heading off to a new city or rural location means you get to enjoy all the things you’re looking forward to at your own pace without having to worry about somebody else. If you’re looking to expand your circle and meet new people, travelling solo is ideal too and you’ll find others in the same position, friendly locals and groups of travellers to chat to as you head out on tours, grab a bite to eat or simply relax.

Whether you’re new to solo travelling or a seasoned veteran, picking out your next holiday destination can still be a challenge. But there are beautiful historic sites, stunning scenery and unique cultures to experience across Europe that are perfect for the solo traveller.

  1. Paris – While Paris, France, might have a romantic reputation you shouldn’t discount it if you’re a single traveller. Paris is magical and beautiful, especially for those wandering the streets and simply soaking up the atmosphere in the City of Light. You can take advantage of the world-famous landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, fine dining and rich art history during a stay here, all at your own pace.
  2. Vienna – The Austrian city of Vienna is full of grandeur and elegance and a tour of the centre certainly won’t disappoint. It’s ranked as one of the safest destinations in Europe and solo travellers will have a wonderful time getting lost in the city, whether they’re searching for a traditional café, visiting the famous opera or taking in the spectacular scenery that can be found just outside Vienna.
  3. Berlin – Berlin, Germany, seamlessly blends the modern and cutting edge with historic beauty. As a solo traveller, you’ll be able to fully explore all the city offers, whether you want to walk along the remnants of the Berlin Wall or take in a Prussian palace you’ll be well catered for. As you walk around the bustling city don’t forget to sample the local delicacies.
  4. Bruges – Called the Venice of the North, the charming city of Bruges, Belgium, combines a medieval town with the hustle and bustle of a popular beach resort. Bruges can transport travellers into a fairy tale thanks to its picturesque surroundings and historic sites. You’ll feel right home wandering around the beautiful area sampling famous cafes, visiting attractions and generally taking in the sights as you stroll through the cobbled streets.
  5. Venice – Italy is full of hidden delights both in its cities and in rural areas and Venice is no different. The canals and history are all around you as you explore this truly beautiful and one-of-a-kind city. There are plenty of opportunities to create memories, sightsee and explore the many attractions waiting around every corner and across every bridge.

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Leisuretime adds to community support with local referee society

December 07, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Leisuretime News / by david.roberts@leisuretime.co.uk

Leisuretime, one of the Wales’ most successful holiday providers, is continuing its commitment to the area by supporting an integral part of Cardiff’s community. The coach holiday giants has announced their support of the Cardiff Referees’ Society, one of the most prominent groups in Cardiff football, in order to help train individuals and raise the profile of the sport.

The south Wales based company will support the society by contributing to grassroots football, training individuals and will assist in supplying kits, which will enable them to grow and better support the football industry in and around Cardiff.

George Johnson, Director at Leisuretime, said, “Following on from Wales’ resounding success at the Euro 2016 competition, the whole country has really taken football into their hearts. Interest in the sport has never been higher in Wales, and as a result, it is important to support the sport from the ground up, which is why we have partnered with the Cardiff Referees’ Society.”

The Cardiff Referees' Society was founded in 1898 to share the latest industry news, best practice and ideas. It is a member of the Referees' Association and affiliated to the South Wales Football Association and boasts around 70 members who hail from Cardiff and the surrounding area.

George, added, “Working with sports teams across Wales is a key part of our commitment to support community activities and we are honoured to be working with Cardiff Referees’ Society.”

Leisuretime has a long history of working with and supporting local organisations and charities in equal measure. The caring company has most recently been supporting local children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan, where it has helped to raise £10,000 for the donation-reliant charity.

Leisuretime provides a wide range of coach holidays, to both the UK and Europe, for people of all ages. The company has grown significantly over the last couple of years and now boasts a number of shops in and around Cardiff, as well as a comprehensive website where holidaymakers can book their dream trip with ease.

To find out more about Leisuretime and browse its range of UK and European coach holidays, visit the website:www.leisuretime.co.uk .


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European travel experts to send competition winners to Italy

December 06, 2016 / 0 Comments / in Leisuretime News / by david.roberts@leisuretime.co.uk

Leisuretime, one of the UK’s finest providers of European coach holidays and cruises, is pleased to announce the winners of their latest competition. Set to travel to one of Europe’s most-loved destinations, the lucky winners got to choose from any one of Leisuretime’s European destinations, and chose the stunning Lake Como, Italy.

The inclusive trip will see the adventurers travel in style, in one of Leisuretime’s luxury coaches, stay in incredible accommodation and indulge in some of the finest cuisine Italy has to offer.

George Johnson, Director, said, “We set up Leisuretime in order to make it easier and more affordable for people to explore all four corners of Europe. As an island, we often forget that we are part of this incredible continent as it is harder to travel to different parts of it. Yet Europe has so many wonderful destinations, all offering something a little bit different.

We love giving back to our customers and competitions are a big part of that. By offering them the chance to choose their own destination, it enables them to visit somewhere completely new, or re-visit an old favourite.”

The competition was offered as a joint venture between Leisuretime and Coach Holiday Shop. Boasting an incredible array of destinations, the coach experts ferry thousands of holidaymakers to some of the most stunning, cultural and relaxing destinations Europe has to offer.

Leisuretime is known for their competitions and incredible prizes offered to their customers, as well as their continued support of local charities. The company is sending a lucky couple to New York later this year, after they won a competition to celebrate the start of Leisuretime’s travel by air. They also continue to support local children’s hospice, Ty Hafan, with fundraisers and incrediblegetaways for the children to Disneyland Paris and fun day trips to theme parks.


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