петък, 18 май 2012 г.

Europe Travel Tips: Cheap Europe Airport Transfers

The airport transfer is very important for the comfort and time schedule of every traveler and no matter if you are looking for finding a cheap option, or money is not an issue, we highly recommend a pre-flight booked airport transfer, so you can safe time and effort once you arrive and need to get to town.

There are few ways to travel from the airport you arrive to your travel destination - train, bus, shuttle or taxi, and depending on your time of arrival, airport terminal and comfort standards, you have to choose one of them and to arrange it before you arrive, so you avoid any unpleasant surprises. The benefit of a pre-flight booked transfer is that you already have a ticket and you are informed about the exact place of the train station or bus stop.

Depending on the number of people you travel with and the luggage you bring, you might want to book a shuttle or a taxi, but if you travel alone or you are a couple, using a bus or train is cheap and easy way to reach your destination.

Bellow are some suitable options for different airport transfers:


Bus airport transfers available in several European countries
Terravision - http://www.terravision.eu/

Bus airport transfer in Barcelona, Spain:
Aerobus - http://www.aerobusbcn.com/

Bus, shuttle and taxi transfer services in many European countries:
Airport transfer Service - http://a-t-s.net/

Train airport transfers in many European countries:
Raileurope - www.raileurope.com
Suggestion: try searching your arrival destination in the search engine / top right corner on the main web-site /, so you can find advises which train exactly to use and where to board on. It is very important to know the exact name of the train stops, as there may be many stops on the way.

We wish you an easy trip to your holiday destination and a lovely vacation !


понеделник, 14 май 2012 г.

Concerts in Europe: Elevation Music Festival 2012 - Sofia, Bulgaria

Summer is the best time for visiting great musical events and this summer of of the best musical festivals will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria - the Elevation 2012 Music Festival.

The festival will present performances by:

Fatboy Slim
Erikah Badu
Groove Armada
Kosheen
Roni Size
Run D.M.C.
Parov Stelar
and more

The available variety of musical styles and the opportunity to spend fantastic three days in the Elevation 2012 open air venue makes the festival one of the most expected musical events of the summer.

Combining the festival with few days for visiting the nearby interesting places around Bulgaria` capital - Sofia, can give your holiday an additional experience and fun, while enjoying some interesting traditional and modern amusement possibilities.

Detailed information for the festival can be found here:

ELEVATION 2012 - Sofia, Bulgaria

петък, 11 май 2012 г.

Formula 1 - 2012 Season: Grand Prix de Monaco 24.05.12 - 27.05.12

After the upcoming 11-th to 13-th May race on the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain, the next race from the Formula 1 calender is one of the most expected and glamorous races in the world of motor sports - Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco from the 24-th to the 27-th of May 2012.

Although the track is not build for real high speed racing and many outruns, the race in the Principality of Monaco is a celebration of style and prestige.

Full information about the race, tickets and hotel reservations can be found on the Formula 1 website:

FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2012

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European Consumer Rights: Flight delay and cancellation compensations

Due to the increased mobility within the EU and the increased number of EU citizens traveling abroad, the European Parliament has accepted specified rights of the customers of air carriers when there has been a problem with the flight of the traveler.

Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 establishes passengers' rights in case of:

- denied boarding against their will
- flight is cancelled
- their flight is delayed

There are standard compensations in each of the above mentioned cases:

"Denied boarding:

In the event of flight cancellation or denied boarding, the passengers concerned have the right to:
  • reimbursement of the cost of the ticket within seven days or a return flight to the first point of departure or re-routing to their final destination;
  • care (refreshments, meals, hotel accommodation, transport between the airport and place of accommodation, two free telephone calls, telex or fax messages, or e-mails);
  • compensation totalling:
    - EUR 250 for all flights of 1500 kilometres or less;
    - EUR 400 for all intra-Community flights of more than 1500 kilometres, and for all other flights between 1500 and 3500 kilometres;
    - EUR 600 for all other flights.
Delays
The Regulation introduces a three-tier system:
  • in the event of long delays (two hours or more, depending on the distance of the flight), passengers must in every case be offered free meals and refreshments plus two free telephone calls, telex or fax messages, or e-mails;
  • if the time of departure is deferred until the next day, passengers must also be offered hotel accommodation and transport between the airport and the place of accommodation;
  • when the delay is five hours or longer, passengers may opt for reimbursement of the full cost of the ticket together with, when relevant, a return flight to the first point of departure.
Upgrading and downgrading
If an air carrier places a passenger in a class lower than that for which the ticket was purchased, the passenger must be reimbursed within seven days, as follows:
  • 30% of the price of the ticket for all flights of 1500 kilometres or less;
  • 50% of the price of the ticket for all intra-Community flights of more than 1500 kilometres, except flights between the Member States and the French overseas departments, and for all other flights between 1500 and 3500 kilometres;
  • 75% of the price of the ticket for all other flights, including flights between the Member States and the French overseas departments."
The full conditions and text of the Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 can be found on the European Commission web-site regarding the Denied boarding compensation system:

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/protection_of_consumers/l24173_en.htm

сряда, 9 май 2012 г.

Europe Festivals: Luminaria di San Ranieri - Pisa, Italy

Every year, on the 16-th of June, the city of Pisa, Italy, becomes a place of magic and unbelievable beauty.

The Luminaria di San Ranieri is an annual festival dedicated to the patron of Pisa - San Ranieri. At sunset on the 16-th of June thousands of candles are lighted on the facades of the city to celebrate San Ranieri, who is said to be the protector of all travelers. The festival also includes  spectacular fireworks later at night - 11 pm.

The atmosphere of the city is indescribably beautiful and peaceful. If you are on some of the bridges at the Arno river you will be in the middle of a real Tuscany fairy-tale.

More information about Luminaria di San Ranieri and Tuscany can be found here:


Luminaria di San Ranieri - Pisa, Italy


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понеделник, 7 май 2012 г.

Europe Travel Destinations: Perperikon, Bulgaria

Perperikon is the name of a temple/fortress in South-East Bulgaria, which dates back from some 7000 years ago. It is one of the very few places on Earth, which can really be called cultural and historical birthplace of the modern culture.

It is already scientifically proven that Perperikon has been the temple of Dionysus, which was visited by known historical figures such as Alexander the Great and the Roman ruler Octavian in order to ask the ancient Gods if their quests for glory will be successful.

Once you start climbing the hill where the fortress is built you immediately know how hard it has been for any army to conquer it. Even when you go on top of the hill and reach the entrance of the fortress, you encounter several doors between rock walls, which have been defended with various methods and almost impossible to go through.

In the different eras Perperikon has been populated by several empires, and each and every one of them has acknowledged it as a place with special powers and great importance.

Perperikon is situated in a truly magical place - the Rhodopes mountains, which has been an area ruled by the Thracians, people with astonishing knowledge for nature and astronomy. These mountains are a place where you can visit both natural phenomena and small historical cities, which have kept their looks and culture and are welcoming tourists from all over the world.

Perperikon should be visited by all travelers, who are eager to go to the places of historical significance and they witness the greatness, which has survived through the thousands of years.

You can stay at some of the small villages surrounding the Kardzhali lake, which are some 30 to 50 km from Perperikon and will welcome you with great Bulgarian hospitality.

Detailed information about Perperikon and its history can be found here:

http://www.perperikon.bg






петък, 4 май 2012 г.

Europe Travel Destinations: Corfu Island, Greece

Europe has many faces and one of the loveliest of them is a sunny warm island called Corfu.

It is like a tropical island situated right next to the shores of Europe, making every first-time traveller wonder why you have not been there yet.

Corfu is the place to be for everyone who is willing to have a nice, quiet and beautiful vacation. The warm weather, the tropic-like beaches and the unbelievable tasty food will give you the joy you have not been imagining when planning your Corfu holiday.

If you are accommodated at some of the nice new resorts on the island there is nothing you have to worry about - the beach is few meters away, the hotel gives you a comfortable break from the warm sun and the light night breeze recharges you during the deserved cold drink on the restaurant terrace after the tasty dinner.

Once you visit Paleokastritsa, see the fantastic little beaches, look at the crystal clear sea water and board on the boats showing you around the bay and the magical places near the shore, you will understand that Corfu is a heaven on Earth which you will visit again very soon.

If you are currently choosing a summer holiday destination, do not hesitate to choose Corfu and to book a holiday you will really enjoy.

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Europe Travel Tips: European Cruise Ship Travel

There is just one way to witness all of the sea and inland beauty Europe has to offer and it is by a holiday on a sea or on a river cruise ship.

The destinations offered by the cruise ship companies are wonderfully chosen to present to the attention of the tourist both the historical treasures and the natural beauty of the countries, which are part of the cruise route. The cruise ships pass around splendid bays with a view towards the stylish and friendly European sea side cities, and allow the tourist to enjoy the calmness of a sea travel and the luxurious comfort of the ship.

Mentioning just few of the destinations, reachable by the cruise companies, will be sufficient for everyone to understand that a cruse holiday offers a great way to travel to several wonderful cities just within several days:

Barcelona, Spain
Valencia, Spain
Rome, Italy
Naples, Italy
Venice, Italy
Marseille, France
Cannes, France
Monaco
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Split, Croatia
Santorini, Greece
Stockholm, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
St Petersburg, Russia
Budapest, Hungary
Vienna, Austria

and many many others ...

A cruise with a sea or a river ship is the perfect family or couple vacation, which will enable you to visit several interesting places within the same holiday and will give you a the unique travel experience of traveling on a ship.

There are many cruise companies and specialized cruise travel agents and you will be able to easily find an affordable and suitable European cruise destination, which will suite your interest and your curiosity of the places, included in the cruise destination.

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сряда, 2 май 2012 г.

Festivals in Europe: International Fireworks Festival Cannes

There are some significantly spectacular festivals, which a person should see at least once in a lifetime and one of them is the International Fireworks Festival Cannes.

The festival is a competition between world renown firework manufacturers and  pyrotechnic show specialists, who battle in the colorful battle of the skies several days each year.

The International Fireworks Festival Cannes 2012 will take place at the Bay of Cannes and will host competitors from Italy, China, Spain, France and Germany, who will present their firework shows along a wonderful musical program, making the event a spectactacle for the sences a person remembers for a really really long time.

This years festival dates will be as follows:

14 July 2012
21 July 2012
29 July 2012
07 Aug 2012
15 Aug 2012

A beautiful vacation in Cannes is a memorable experience itself, but combining the holiday with an event from the International Fireworks Festival Cannes program is definitely one of Europe's finest experiences.

Additional information about the program and the competitors can be found on the official web-site of the International Fireworks Festival Cannes:

http://www.festival-pyrotechnique-cannes.com

Europe Travel Destinations: Brussels Gourmet Tram