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…

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…

The New iPhone X – Best Smartphone for Travel Photos?

With the unveiling of the brand new iPhone X last night, it’s time to ask ourselves: is it time to upgrade our smartphones and take our travel photos to the next level? New Portrait Mode The new iPhone X comes with an enhances Portrait Mode, with lighting features that allow you to add more professional…

The Best Beaches for an Endless Summer

Dreaming of an endless summer? Get your beach holiday inspiration from our list of the best beaches to visit in October and November… Malta Average temp: 21°C Often overshadowed by the Mediterranean’s more popular destinations, Malta is proof that good things come in small packages. Otherworldly landscapes, unique architecture and ancient history can all be…

The 10 Best European Cities to Visit in Autumn

Autumn, with its lower prices and smaller crowds, is the perfect time for a city break. Here is our list of the best European cities to visit now, as well as what to see and what to do. Bordeaux Popular with tourists in June and July, a ghost town in August (when the local population…

Hurricane Irma Update

If you are currently in resort and affected by Hurricane Irma, please contact your local supplier for updated travel advice and assistance. You can find your suppliers contact details on your transfer vouchers. If you are due to travel, please refer to the Foreign Commonwealth Office for updated travel advice.

The World’s Best Wildlife Holidays

10 amazing (and surprising) wildlife holidays and the animals found there 1. Whale Watching in Spain One of the most exhilarating animals to see in the wild, the whale is fascinating to watch in its natural environment. A close encounter with one of these enormous creatures guarantees a lasting impression, offering a glimpse of the…

Autumn in Palma: a Relaxed Family Holiday

Majorca, with its blissful temperatures and profusion of gorgeous sandy beaches, is a favourite with holidaymakers from all over the world, for both family holidays and couple getaways. Whilst many tourists come to Majorca for summer beach or clubbing holidays, there is an alternative way to spend your family holiday here. The capital, Palma de…

Culture without the Crowds: A Romantic Trip to Venice

La Serenissima, The City of Bridges, Queen of the Adriatic… The floating city of Venice goes by many romantic sounding names but sadly, due to its popularity, it can be more tourist hell than dreamy getaway for two. Queuing for hours for a public toilet does not exactly say ‘romantic trip to Venice’. However, if…

Your Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Outside the capital, it’s a whole other country, and no-where is this more true than in London. While many cities have established a unique identity, sometimes far unlike their neighbouring towns, London has taken this to the extreme with its huge melting pot of cultures, identities, styles and flavours. This is a city that means…

5 Places to Take the Kids in Malaga

Malaga is a beautiful part of southern Spain, with over 160km of stunning coastline and, inland, no less than fifteen officially protected nature reserves. Not only is this a beautiful part of Spain, it is also a popular destination for holidaymakers who come in search of sun, sea and sand in Malaga’s nearby resorts. Of…

Top 10 Spa Destinations in the World

Thinking about taking a relaxing holiday or spa break? If you’re in need of some inspiration, or just want to dream, then take a look at our list of the top 10 spa destinations in the world. UK For a spa destination a little closer to home, look no further than the UK itself. With…

7 (Almost) Free Things to Do in Alicante

There are plenty of things to do for free (or almost) when visiting Alicante, so whether you’re cash-strapped, stingy or just looking for holiday tips, we’ve compiled a list of the best budget activities to do in the city. Go for a stroll along the sea front The Explanada de España is a long, palm tree-lined…

5 Ways to Explore Singapore Like a Local

Explore Singapore like a local with our 5 tips on the places to go, the food to try and phrases to use when chatting to Singaporeans. Today, the National Day of Singapore 2017, marks the 52nd anniversary of the country’s independence from Malaysia, so what better time to discover more about Singapore’s multicultural heritage. Grab…

From Egypt to Japan: Travel Tips for Cat Lovers

From demigod to Instagram fame, the humble housecat has been capturing human hearts across the globe for centuries, so how exactly did cats come to take over the world?  In light of International Cat Day 2017, we take a look at how the cat has become an international star, with a few travel tips for…

How to Survive a Hangover While Travelling

Happy International Hangover Day! If you’ve been making the most of International Beer Day (see our blog for more), or it’s just been another typical Friday night out on the town, then you may be feeling a bit grim this morning. But if you’re travelling today then nothing could be worse than waking up massively…

The Best Beers around the World

There’s nothing better than a refreshing beer on a hot summer’s day, but do you know which beer is the most popular choice in the world? Apparently, neither did we. Turns out it’s a watery lager sold for roughly a dollar in China, called Snow. In fact, most of the beers in the top percentage…

Celebrate Swiss National Day 2017

Famed for its snow-capped mountain peaks and controversial chocolate, discover a different side of Switzerland this 1st August and join in the annual celebrations of the Swiss National Day. The Switzerland we know today was first formed back in 1291 as an allegiance between three cantons (or provinces), holding fort against the power of the…

The Old Town – Benidorm’s original character

Popular with tourists since the package holiday explosion, Benidorm is the brash hub of the Costa Blanca and a must see for anyone visiting this stretch of the Mediterranean coast line. But if you want to experience the true Spanish character of the place then the Holiday Taxis team’s recommended destination must be the Old…

San Antonio, Ibiza – Highlights

The name Ibiza is iconic and synonymous with memorable, luxurious and fun-filled trips. Most popular with Europeans, the destination is arguably the most famous of the Spanish Balearic Islands, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers every year. The island remains a busy tourist destination from January all the way through to December thanks to…

What’s the Craic in Krakow?

From the charming cobblestone streets of the Old City to the buzzing nightlife, it’s no surprise that Krakow is fast becoming one of Europe’s new darling hotspots. Located at the base of the Carpathian Mountains, Poland’s second largest city is home to 1.4 million residents. The city is divided into 18 districts, each offering up…

Spain’s Best Water Parks 2017

Thousands flood to Spain every year to soak up the sun and enjoy the relaxed way of life. Spain is rich in culture, has wild and rugged landscapes as well as hundreds of miles of idyllic sandy beaches. It’s easy to see why Spain remains a favourite holiday destination. Excellent roads link airports and beach…

Finding your way from Faro Airport to Albufeira

Albufeira, on the southern coast of Portugal, is a lively beach town offering a range of hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and day trips. It is a really popular holiday destination for families, young people and couples. The nearest airport is Faro, which serves the whole Algarve region, and is just 35km away from Albufeira. Travelling…

Visit Dubrovnik and revisit your favourite Game of Thrones scenes

As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and deemed ‘the pearl of the Adriatic‘, Dubrovnik was used to film several locations for the popular TV series Game of Thrones. There are several ‘official’ walking tours and cruises around Dubrovnik where you can experience the locations described below – or enjoy your own self-guided…

Menorca, The Low Key Celebrity Alternative

Menorca has too long been the overlooked member of the Balearic Islands. Ibiza has its cool party vibe and Majorca has its resorts and high rises, but Menorca? It doesn’t spring to mind; and in essence that is the nub of its low key charm and the reason why it is picking up a celebrity…

Fantastic Finnish Films to Feast On!

Watching foreign films offers an interesting and easily accessible insight into the culture of the country. The Finnish people are a nation of storytellers and their films tend to be artistic and deeply moving with intricately woven plotlines and rich characters. If you are new to the world of Finnish cinema and want to expand…

Instagram / Facebook Competition

Upload your favourite travel/holiday pics to Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #HTXsnaps and the best submission will win a free airport transfer! Terms and Conditions No purchase necessary to enter the competition. Entrants may submit as many entries as they wish but no entrant may win more than one prize. All entries must be received…

Spring Festivals in Barcelona and Catalonia

Spring is a time of year rich with unique and sometimes comical festivals and ceremonies around the Mediterranean. They are a curious mix of Christian and pagan traditions, with more commercial international fixations with chocolate eggs and cartoon bunnies taking a back seat to some very odd ceremonies… In many places around Spain, there’s the…

A Luxury Alternative In Rome

This post was originally published on think-magazine.com If you are on business or holiday in Rome and looking for a luxury place to stay, the HolidayTaxis team would like to suggest the following for a newcomer to the Italian capital which is now offering upmarket hospitality for the discerning guest. An alternative to hotels, onefinestay aims…