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The small principality of Monaco has for centuries attracted holidaymakers, due to its perfect location on the Riviera as well as its luxurious take on life with its famous casinos, great boutiques and restaurants as well as the fleet of grandiose yachts that populate the marina. You can experience the sights of Monte Carlo and the rest of Monaco from above through a helicopter tour, arriving in style from Nice Airport, before taking in the streets and avenues by feet. Apart from the casinos of Monte Carlo, there are numerous other adventures and experiences to be found in the principality. See the changing of the guards at 11.55am in front of the royal Palace, before exploring the plentiful shopping opportunities around Place du Casino, even if you are just there for a bit of window-shopping or celebrity-spotting. Although the city is full of stunning cars throughout the year, in late spring Monte Carlo is home to its famous world Grand Prix, where the Formula 1-elite race through the narrow bends of the streets. If you want to explore the history of the race, visit the Monaco Top Cars Collection, which holds Prince Rainier’s own armada of classic race cars. For a version of Monte Carlo that is less fuelled by adrenaline and jet setting, there are plenty of scenic parks and interesting museums to be found here too. Poised on the cliffs just above the sea, the Oceanographic Museum, where the world-famous explore Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a director for 30 years, aims to educate and captivate visitors with its fascinating collection of marine life and interactive exhibitions. You can also opt for an exploration of colourful plants and cacti, as well as enjoy the views of the sea from the Jardin Exotique, or head to the Jardin Animilier de Monaco to see the different animals and birds that are housed here among tranquil greenery. After a day of exploring the city, it is time to dress up and mingle among rich and famous at the Casino de Monte Carlo. Monaco is where the stars hang out and the moon gleams in the Mediterranean night.
Permeating every particle of Greek culture is its rich heritage of history and mythology. Regardless of where you choose to holiday in Greece, you’re never far from a place that in one way or another is linked to one of the great gods like Zeus, Aphrodite or Poseidon, or the historical setting of fabled demigods and heroes like Hercules, Perseus and Odysseus.
The Moroccan metropolis is a plethora of colours, tastes, scents and of course sounds. Visiting the city will leave you with an infinity of impressions and regardless of where you move in the centre of Marrakech, you’re never short of new experiences. During your stay in this amazing city, sometimes you’ll need a space where you can just relax and enjoy the silence for a bit. Luckily there are numerous options for you to choose between, and below we have selected four things for you to do when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.
Every year on the 17th of March the planet glows in a special green hue, in honour of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. Throughout the world, millions of people gather to celebrate everything Irish and the most famous festivities take place in New York City, Boston and of course Dublin. With lots of activities and performances taking place during the weekend around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve chosen some of the main things that you can do, if you find yourself in Dublin during these joyful days. Check out more events here: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/