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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.

Queue Rene Socca

French Riviera is often said to be very popular in summer and also very expensive. That’s true, of course. But it is still possible to find wild places (this will be for a next article), great deals for holiday villas on Cote d’Azur directly from the owner (yes, it is mine), and eat healthy and […]

Budapest vs. Prague

Posted by Zoey Miller on 29/04/2017
Budapest vs. Prague - Crowd Control

Eastern Europe is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich regions in the world. The area offers gorgeous scenery meshed with an urban plethora of history and architecture. These features make Eastern Europe a popular tourist destination. Prague and Budapest are two of the most frequently visited cities in this part of the globe. […]

Planning a Summer City Break? Try These Top European Destinations [Slideshow]

Do you love mysterious cobblestone alleys, world-renowned shopping, exotic cuisine and incredible architecture? Put a European city break at the top of your summer holiday bucket list. During summer, the top destinations burst into life with festivals, entertainment and sunshine. Though it’s the height of tourist season, you’ll still find great-value travel deals and last minute holiday packages to get you there. […]

7 Hotels In Paris You'll Never Want To Leave Featured Image

Every year millions of tourists visit the beautiful city of Paris. This “City of Lights” does have that intoxicating pull and it is also known for its rich culture and fun places. The city has an abundance of swanky bars, restaurants, cafes, and fashion boutiques. This beautiful city is well-connected with the metro system, so […]

Venice On A Budget

Posted by Ruby SevenDayItch on 11/04/2017
Transportation in Venice, Italy

Venice is incredibly beautiful; it is just one of Europe’s many treasures. But it is also very expensive. Knowing this is the first step so that you can take the time to research your trip and create a plan, allowing you to have fun without emptying your bank account.  Today I will be explaining a […]

The Big Aussie Three - Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Featured Image

  When we close our eyes, flip our globes and let the index finger land on the Land Down Under, we usually ask ourselves –where to exactly? Should we snap a couple of pics in front of the Sydney Opera House; experience a Melbournian nightlife; or should we take a sneak peek at Aussie wildlife […]

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
Sydney for all budgets featured image

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 […]

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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.