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…

Game of Thrones: Backstage Tour in Barcelona

Winter is coming… to Barcelona! With season 7 of Game of Thrones all wrapped up for the year, fans will have to find another way to keep themselves occupied until the next barrage of dragon-wielding, accent-wavering madness hits our screens (play the board game, learn to fence… take up cooking?) Or, for fans who travel,…

Essential Language Apps for Your Holiday

One in 10 Britons avoids foreign travel due to language barriers. That’s almost 5 million people who are put off seeing the world because they are worried their language skills will let them down. In fact, fears of being ‘lost in translation’ or making an embarrassing faux pas are common even among those who travel,…

La Mercè: Barcelona’s Incredible Festival

If you’re in Barcelona this weekend then you’re in for a treat. Starting on Friday 22nd September, the yearly celebration in honour of the Virgin of Mercy comes to the city: the festival La Mercè. By far the city’s biggest and most colourful street party, this festival of lights, giants, devils and fire is the headline…

Your Last-Minute October Half Term Holiday Sorted

We know what it’s like. Summer has been declared ‘over’, the kids are back at school and, wait, it’s the last week in September? With only a few weeks to go, are you still searching for that October half term holiday? (If you’ve even had chance to think about it, that is…) Finding a holiday…

Monarch Airlines Customer Announcement

Dear Monarch Airlines Customer, Following today’s announcement of the sad demise of Monarch Airlines, the policy of HolidayTaxis on transfer bookings in conjunction with Monarch Airlines flights that are currently held and yet to travel is as follows: All bookings travelling outbound from UK from Monday 2nd October onwards will be cancelled for you free…

Monarch Announcement – Agents

Dear Trade Partners, Following today’s announcement of the sad demise of Monarch Airlines, the policy of HolidayTaxis on transfer bookings in conjunction with Monarch Airlines flights that are currently held and yet to travel is as follows. We will actively seek the co-operation of all our ground transportation suppliers to minimise any cancellation costs and…

How to Do Oktoberfest on a Budget

Go Midweek For the best Oktoberfest experience, go midweek. The opening and closing weekends will be heaving with crowds, with higher prices and queues for the tents starting as early as 6am. Go during the week and you can expect slightly smaller crowds but you may also pay less for food, accommodation and transport (both…

European Heritage Days: Explore a Secret Paris

The European Heritage Days (or journées européennes du patrimoine, as they are known in French) offer tourists and locals alike the chance to glimpse behind Paris’ many closed doors and discover the secret history of the city, all completely free of charge. Every year, on the third weekend of September, cities and famous institutions around France offer free guided…