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A Feast of a Fest in Prague this Winter

A Feast of a Fest in Prague this Winter

Prague’s culinary scene has come alive in the past few years and there’s a real buzz around food in general. There’s the emergence of farmers markets (and direct-from-farm food stores too). The TV schedules are packed with cooking and food-centric reality shows (the star of the Czech version of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, Zdenek Pohlreich runsContinue Reading

European Motoring Heritage Tours

European Motoring Heritage Tours

Europe was the birthplace of many famous marques and for many countries is still an integral part of the industrial scene. Car buffs traveling through Central & Eastern Europe have several opportunities to indulge their passion, via automobile museums or factory tours. In this article we take a look at the factory tours and marque-specificContinue Reading

2014: Riga’s Year in the Spotlight

2014: Riga’s Year in the Spotlight

In 2014 the cultural spotlight that is ‘European Capital of Culture’ turns to Riga, the capital of Latvia – one of the three Baltic states and a recent addition to our destination offering. Riga has a rich history as a city of culture in any case, with art galleries, theatres and an opera house allContinue Reading

Shopping & Snacking in Budapest’s Great Market Hall

Shopping & Snacking in Budapest’s Great Market Hall

A “must-see” on a trip to Budapest is the Great Market Hall. It is located at the southern end of the famous Vaci Utca pedestrian shopping street and by the Liberty Bridge. The Market Hall was opened in 1897, suffered extensive damage during WWII and was hastily repaired. It was in terrible condition by theContinue Reading

A Visit to Rundale Palace

A Visit to Rundale Palace

This 18th Century Baroque palace, reminiscent of Versailles, is just a little over an hour out of Riga and only a tiny detour on the main route between Riga and Vilnius or it can be visited as a day trip from Riga while you’re staying there. There’s an interesting story behind its construction. It wasContinue Reading

Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour

Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour

On a recent research trip to Tallinn with Jay and Carmine we took a walking tour of the Old Town to learn a little of the history of the city and hear the stories that shaped it. With buildings dating back to the 11th century and cobblestone streets this atmospheric UNESCO protected Medieval old townContinue Reading

Prague’s Best Bars

Prague’s Best Bars

Prague is awash with pubs and bars and besides the ubiquitous beer-centric establishments there are also several cocktail and wine bars of note. Here are our picks, in no particular order: Cocktail bars Tretter’s New York Cocktail bar – a self-styled New York bar. A stalwart of the Prague bar scene and oftentime playground ofContinue Reading

What to pack – Adriatic region

What to pack – Adriatic region

The JayWay guide to what to pack if you’re traveling to Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina. If you’re traveling with us to the Adriatic region you’ll usually be staying in at least two different places so it’s best to keep your luggage to a sensible amount to avoid over-packing. With that in mind,Continue Reading

Croatia’s Coastline From The Air

Croatia’s Coastline From The Air

We had the (mis?) fortune on a recent flight back from Split to have our flight make an additional stop in Dubrovnik. Having a window seat on the left hand side of the plane allowed me to snap a few shots, using an iPhone, of the Croatian coast from above on a beautifully clear day.Continue Reading

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Vienna

Classical Concerts, Opera & Ballet in Vienna

Vienna is is renowned worldwide for its opera and classical music and a frequent request from our guests is the inclusion of a night at the opera or a classical concert on the Vienna leg of a European tour. When is opera/classical season? A key point to remember is that like many other European cities’Continue Reading

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