The 10 Most Exciting New Routes for 2018

With more non-stop connections and low-cost airlines offering new routes for 2018 from London, Glasgow, Manchester and more, those incredible destinations just got easier to get to! London to Amsterdam by Eurostar This year, Eurostar is finally launching it’s first direct service between London and Amsterdam. As of 4th April 2018, the Channel Tunnel train…

5 Reasons Why Tenerife Carnival is Better than Rio

The spectacularly colourful Tenerife Carnival in the island’s capital of Santa Cruz is second only to Rio in terms of size, but there are several reasons why the Spanish street party beats its Brazilian cousin as the world’s best destination for a fiesta. A budget-friendly holiday Flights to Rio can last upwards of 15 hours,…

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Cheap City Breaks

After all the chaos of the Christmas holidays, Valentine’s Day can sometimes creep up on us with little warning, and before we know it it’s too late to book a table at that new restaurant or plan a romantic weekend in the country. You might be surprised to discover, however, that you can still find…

What and Where to Eat in Alicante

A guide to the best places to eat in Alicante and the top food to try, from tasty tapas, paella and authentic local dishes, to local delicacies from the market. Paella You may think of it as Spain’s national dish, but Valencia is the true home of paella. In fact, Alicante is often called the…

A Year in Venice: Must-See Events for 2018

As the stunning Venice Carnival approaches (27th January 2018), we take a look at some of the City of Water’s best festivals and celebrations throughout the year. So, if you’re planning a visit, here are the Venice must-see events for 2018. JANUARY – Regata delle Befane The 6th January, otherwise known as Epiphany, is often considered…

Sun Holidays for Couples: What to Do in Faro

If you’re planning your holiday to the Algarve, and you’re wondering what to do in Faro, then look no further than our guide to the best things to see and where to go in this Portuguese town. What to Do in Faro When You Arrive Once your airport transfer has dropped you off at your…

Where to Go for Winter Sun in 2018

With Blue Monday approaching and the summer still a long way off, it may feel like there’s little to look forward to during the long grey months of January and February. But if it’s blue skies and seas you’re in search of, don’t worry, there are plenty of places where the sun is shining at…

The Best things to Do in Krakow at Night

According to urban legend, Krakow  has the highest density of pubs and bars in the world, with a reputation as the clubbing capital of Poland. Full to the brim with old-fashioned bars serving vodka and Polish beer, as well as plenty of underground venues, Krakow nightlife is famously inexpensive, with many bars staying open until…

The Top 10 Places to Visit in 2018

With new and easier routes to far flung destinations and the spotlight on less-travelled cities, we’ve rounded up the best places to visit in 2018 – get there before everyone else does! Sightseeing in Malta Malta is set to top the must-visit destinations lists this year thanks to the announcement that its capital, Valetta, has…

Beyond Reykjavik: Where to Visit in Iceland

Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik, is a popular destination for travellers and holidaymakers looking to discover the beauty of this island nation. Home to only 200,000 inhabitants, the city is surprisingly animated and is renowned for its lively nightlife and cosmopolitan atmosphere. However, if you’re dreaming of discovering wild landscapes and charming coastal towns, and are…

The Best Places to Celebrate Winter Solstice

Dongzhi Festival The Dongzhi Festival (or Winter Solstice Festival) is one of the most important in the Chinese calendar, with celebrations dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). Falling on or around the 22nd December across the country and in other parts of Asia, the festival celebrates the return to longer hours of…

The Strangest Christmas Traditions Around the World

We all have our usual Christmas traditions, but in other parts of the world the typical festive celebrations can be a bit unusual… Catalonia, Spain In Spain’s Catalonia region, the traditional home Christmas decorations are joined by another, unusual addition known as the Tió de Nadal. Essentially a hollow log with four stick legs, a…

The 10 Best European Ski Resorts

Mayrhofen A once-traditional village in Austria’s Zillertal Valley, Mayrhofen has been a popular destination for British skiers (and now snowboarders) since the Seventies. The local area offers 136km of highly rated skiing terrain but, for the keenest of skiers, the Zillertaler Superskipass provides access to a massive 515km of pistes in the valley. The après…

Last Minute New Year’s Eve Destinations

Whether you’re looking for ideas on where to party, where to take the family, cheap New Year city breaks or the best places in the world spend New Year’s Eve, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our top 5 ultimate New Year destinations for last minute travel plans! Berlin Headlining the list of top…

Merry Christmas from HolidayTaxis

A very Merry Christmas, and a happy and prosperous New Year, from all of us here at HolidayTaxis to all of our wonderful customers! We’d like to take the chance to tell you about our involvement in the fantastic work of Rockinghorse Charity, our local charity for sick children here in Sussex. They have recently…

The World’s Greatest (Affordable) Train Journeys

Thanks to Kenneth Branagh’s new take on the classic Agatha Christie novel Murder on the Orient Express, old-fashioned train travel is having a moment. In recent years, some of the most celebrated railways in history have been carefully restored to working order, allowing customers to once again experience the golden age of train travel. If you’re…

Europe’s Most Magical Christmas Markets

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Europe, when the streets are filled with glittering lights and the flurry of snow makes cities Christmas card perfect. So why not get into the festive spirit this year with a visit to one of Europe’s many Christmas markets? We have some of the most magical (and less…

HolidayTaxis Christmas Quiz

Whether it’s leaving mince pies for Santa or hanging stockings on the fireplace, Christmas is a time for traditions. But do you know where those traditions come from, or how Christmas is celebrated around the world? Test your knowledge with our Christmas Quiz! Submit your answers (along with your name and email address) and you’ll…

6 Cheap City Breaks for a Winter Getaway

Tallinn, Estonia The medieval Estonian capital is an enchanting place to visit any time of the year but, during the colder months, Tallinn’s Old Town becomes a winter fairytale of snow-covered red rooftops and cobbled streets. The best views of the city can be seen from the iconic spire of St Olaf’s Church which dominates…

The World’s Best Winter Food (and where to find it)

Raclette Raclette, the name of both the dish and the cheese used in it, hails from the Alpine regions of Switzerland where it may have begun life as a simple peasant meal. Travelling from hill to hill, shepherds are said to have carried their nutritious (and filling) wheels of cheese to roast over the evening…

A Guide to the Biggest Fire Festivals in the World

In the run up to Bonfire Night this weekend, we take a look at some of the biggest and best fire festivals across the world. Bonfire Night, Lewes Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, may be celebrated around the UK but nowhere does it better than Lewes. This little town in Sussex, south England, has…

Sun or Snow: The Top December Destinations

Cappadocia, Turkey Thanks to travel bloggers, often snapped breakfasting with backdrops of balloon filled skies, the strange moonscape of Cappadocia is a rising star among other Instagram-able destinations. Only a short hop away from Istanbul by plane, the region promises an otherworldly experience without the backpacker inconveniences. The honeycomb rocks have been carved out over…

Hot Air Balloons and Hiking: Turkey’s Hidden Beauty

Fairytale landscapes and fire breathing monsters? There’s much more to Turkey than tired east-meets-west clichés. Fasten your rucksack and lace up your boots, it’s time to go hiking in Turkey. The Turkey that we know today is largely down to the work of one man, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Named “Father of the Turks” (or Atatürk, the name…

8 Killer Halloween Parties Around the World

If you feel like shaking things up next 31st October then take a look at our round up of the best places to be. From spine-tingling sites to monster balls, these events will knock you dead, so if you’re looking for a scream this Halloween, read on …if you dare. 1. Las Vegas For everything…

The Best Autumn Coastal Retreats

There’s something about the coast the captivates the human imagination and soothes the soul. Not just a destination during the hot summer months, the beach makes an wonderfully calming place to spend a chilly autumn day, if you’re heading home to a cosy cabin or welcoming guesthouse of course. With that in mind, these are…

Revisit Your Favourite New York On-Screen Moments

Much of the time when we travel we do our best to avoid the clichés. We want to get off the ‘beaten track’, do things like a local, or discover the ‘genuine’ [insert destination here]. But sometimes the clichés are so engrained in the image we have of a place they can be difficult to…

Fall in Love with Austria this Autumn

Next week (26th October) welcomes the 52nd Austrian National Day, an annual holiday marking the beginning of peacetime, celebrated with a host of events in Vienna. As part of the yearly festivities, the Austrian military parade along one of the world’s most beautiful boulevards, the Ringstrasse, and Vienna’s Imperial Palace opens its doors to visitors….

5 Days Trips for a Different View of Majorca

These days the Balearics have mostly shed their reputation as a destination for the package holiday hordes that flocked in during the 60s and 70s. Although it still pulls in the crowds looking for a party, most people are aware that there is much more to Majorca than Magaluf. If you’re a first-time visitor to…

Beginner’s Guide to Booking a Ski Holiday

If you’re new to skiing and you’re not too sure where to start when it comes to planning a trip to the mountains, or you’re just looking for some advice to make your ski holiday easier, then take a look at our guide to booking a ski holiday for tips on where to go, the…