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Category Archives: City Guides

Each week, the travel experts at Simply Holiday Deals creates City Guides, just for you. If you can’t make up your mind about your next holiday spot and you need some inspiration, or you’d like to research what to do, where to stay and where to eat, we’ll let you know what the best options are and where to find them.

48 hours in London – How to Get The Best From Your Trip Featured Image

Yes, without a doubt, London is the largest city in England. But wait, that does not mean that you can’t explore it in under two days. If you don’t have enough time, you don’t need to be overwhelmed. You can make the most of the underground system or ‘Tubes’ to travel from one corner of […]

Sydney for all Budgets – Where to Stay

Posted by Roxana Oliver on 16/03/2017
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There’s no need to worry about perfect accommodation during your Sydney visit. The city will not only astonish you with entertainment possibilities and numerous beaches, but with a wide variety of hotels to choose from. The best thing about this is, of course, a huge number of places that can suit all budgets. Therefore, regardless […]

Comparing Kauai’s Best Beaches

Posted by Jason Richie on 14/03/2017

Kauai is the oldest Hawaiian island and has the most beaches of them all. These beaches are known for being some of the most magnificent in the world, highlighted for still looking untouched with lush green mountains in the background. With so many beautiful beaches on Kauai, each one embraces its unique charm, so there’s […]

24 Things To See & Do In London In Just 24 Hours Featured Image

Over the course of the last decade or so, there has been a big shift in the types of holidays which we book.   The classic week away on a sunny beach is still popular, but is becoming increasingly replaced by another.   City Breaks On The Rise   City breaks have become very popular […]

6 Attractions You Need To Visit Around Cornwall England Featured Image

You might feel like you are stuck from the hustle and bustle of your daily life. You’re yearning for new adventures and experiences that are different from what you are doing. Travelling is one way to ease the cravings you have for something exciting.   To travel is not just a way of gaining experiences. […]

Celebrate Beer and Togetherness at the Oktoberfest Festival In Munich Germany Featured Image

The holidays are a lovely time of year that many look forward to worldwide. It is a time of celebration and cheer, often filled with happiness and community. This is exactly the atmosphere that follows when October comes around in Germany.   October is a lovely month, isn’t it? The leaves start to change color, […]


Romance is always in the air at the top of The Empire State Building. Claimed to be one of the most popular places in the world to propose, only on Valentine’s Day are couples allowed to get married at the 86th floor observation tower. Lucky couples need to be winners not only in love abut […]

A Night to Remember in NYC

Posted by Amit Raj on 31/01/2017
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Instead of blowing all your hard-earned holiday cash on a pricey resort loaded with extortionate extras, why not try going somewhere a bit more ‘real’ and living like a local? Okay, so New York City is a pretty glamorous version of real, but the 24/7-lifestyle and abundance of cultural events and monumental landmarks makes it […]

Falling in Love with Cartagena, City of Romance

Posted by Ellen Jameson on 24/01/2017
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Cartagena (pronounced with a Spanish h-Cartahe-ny-a) loves its title, the City of Romance. Long before the classic film, ‘Romancing the Stone’ immortalized Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in an action-packed romantic adventure in the Colombian countryside (though filming took place in Mexico) the city has claimed to enchant couples to fall in love. The beautiful […]

3 Things to Do While in London

Posted by Christina Sommers on 18/01/2017
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Many travel to Europe during the holidays and, for a long time, London has been a well-traveled and loved destination for holiday seekers. It’s the best of both worlds here: both the rustic rural country side that forms the backdrop of many a music festival like the Greenman happening every year to the sprawling urban […]

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Our city guides aim to inspire and inform your next holiday. Our travel experts have explored the globe and we'll let you in on the best places to stay, eat and play in the most popular holiday hot spots, with price guides to fit in with your budget. Here's a rundown of what to expect and how the City Guides can help you launch on the holiday of a lifetime.

What To Do

Arriving in a new destination, without doing any research, can be exhilarating and frightening at the same time. It's fun to explore a new place and have no idea what to expect, but it's also good to know you're allocating time to see everything you want, without wasting precious moments on dead-end trails.

The City Guides give you an overview of some of the most popular attractions in each destination, as well as valuable information about the easiest spots to start your explorations from. We'll let you know where to go for the best beaches, the most beautiful nature walks and what's happening around town after the sun sets.

If there're festivals on at certain times of year, tips to beat crowds and queues or easy ways to get off the beaten track, we'll tell you about it. The City Guides will point you in the right direction of the 'must see' sights, so you can easily prioritise your own destination bucket list.

Where To Stay

One of the biggest decisions of any trip is deciding where to stay. With so many factors involved, such as budget, accommodation requirements and the all-important location, you could spend hours wading through options trying to find the right one.

As well as our weekly hotel deals and search tools, our City Guides give you options for hotels, based on budget from most expensive to least expensive. We only choose hotels with fantastic locations, so you can enjoy all the sights with minimum effort and we let you know if they're family-friendly, great for couples, singles or backpackers.

Where To Eat

One of the great joys of travel is exploring the food of a new region and sampling scrumptious, fresh produce from the land and sea! The City Guides give you a rundown of the type of food you can expect to find, plus an insight into the best local restaurants, based on budget and an opportunity to discover ethnic cuisine.

We know it's important to keep everyone happy, especially the most finicky eaters! Therefore, we'll also let you know if it's easy (or not) to find tastes from home, or just a good cup of tea, when you need them.