Dubrovnik wears her scars with dignity. This extravagantly gorgeous Croatian city of light and stone, perched beside the sapphire waters of the Adriatic, is instantly beguiling. But look closer and its beautifully restored medieval streets tell a more sombre story. We met Milka – “just call me ‘chocolate’” – by the Onofrio fountain in Dubrovnik’s old […]
I wasn’t sure what to expect from my day in Helsinki. In the words of one friend, Finland’s capital is “boring, boring, boring.” How damning! But another friend told me, “I loved it and I think that you will too.” Helsinki, also known as the “Daughter of the Baltic”, occupies a peninsula and a fringe […]
With its historic city centre, complete with cobbled streets and candy-coloured gabled houses, and a cutting-edge design scene, one day in Copenhagen is not enough. Add to these city streets crammed with effortlessly cool shops and bars, a thriving restaurant scene – 15 Michelin starred restaurants no less – and world-class museums and there is enough to keep even the most restless visitor occupied for a good week.
But if like me, you are visiting Denmark’s capital as part of a Scandinavia & Baltic Sea cruise itinerary and have only 24 hours or less to discover its treasures, you will need to make some tough choices. To help you make the most of your day in Copenhagen, here are some essential practical tips, including how to get from the cruise terminal, and my pick of what to see and do.
The majority of visitors to the Netherlands flock to Amsterdam. But perhaps you are looking for an alternative Dutch city to visit or an easy day trip from Amsterdam? Leiden, located between Rotterdam and Amsterdam, is an often-overlooked small city which oozes charm. It’s a perfect day trip from either city. To help you make the most of your time there, here’s how to spend one day in Leiden, exploring its highlights on a self-guided walking tour.