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Traveler’s Gazette – Your Monthly Journey Companion

Traveler’s Gazette – Your Monthly Journey Companion

Exploring the World, One Adventure at a Time

As we come to the end of the first month of 2024, we wanted to take a minute and tell you about some exciting new options coming your way. Walks In Europe is happy to host every guest. Our walking tours are more than guided excursions; they are immersive experiences that unravel the rich tapestry of history, culture, and hidden gems that define our city. 

As you wander through charming alleyways, iconic landmarks, and cultural hubs, our seasoned guides will weave tales that bring the city’s history to life, making every step a discovery and every moment an opportunity to connect with the pulse of the place.

Travel News of the Month

It seems like the trend for train travel is increasing in some European countries as a more sustainable way to travel. For example, at the beginning of June 2023, the French government announced that they would be banning flights between towns that can be reached by train in under two and a half hours. With this new change, railway companies around Europe have been working on making their services more convenient for locals and tourists. The extensive infrastructure of railway travel in Europe provides a unique opportunity to explore the continent. To learn about train travel in Europe check out this article from the Independent.

From the Blog

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Don’t forget to check our newest blog about Unveiling the Beauty of Île de la Cité in Paris. A classic neighborhood that hosts Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, and Tour de l’Horloge.

 

 

Our Newest Tours for 2024

As always the Walks In Europe would like to thank our  trusted customers for choosing us for your travels. Thanks to you we have hosted 83,366 travelers in the 2023 year. We couldn’t have achieved our busiest season without you.  It is time to reveal some exciting news coming your way in 2024 with some great new destinations. 

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Travel Tips & Tricks

Traveller Pro Tip: In-Flight Comfort

Many of us travel by plane these days, and it can be a challenge to be comfortable during the flight. Here are some tips from us to make your life easier:

  1. Combat jet lag with a personalized strategy tailored to your destination. Adjusting your sleep schedule preflighting or staying hydrated during the journey can help minimize the effects of time zone changes and to arrive at your destination feeling refreshed.
  2. Maximize your in-flight entertainment options with the latest tech gadgets and apps. From noise-canceling headphones to curated playlists, find out how technology can transform your travel experience, turning hours in the air into a personal entertainment haven.
  3. Transform layovers from a chore into an opportunity to explore. Uncover strategies for making the most of stopovers, whether it’s a quick city tour or a leisurely visit to a nearby attraction. Turn the in-between moments into unexpected highlights of your travel itinerary.
  4. Grab a few snacks for the flight. Having some options to snack during long flights makes a difference. It helps combat the hunger in between meals. 

Navigating Local Cuisine: A Foodie’s Guide

Delight your taste buds with our tips on savoring the best local flavors without missing out on any culinary delights during your travels.

This month’s favorite local spot comes from Paris. Nestled in the heart of the historic Île de la Cité, just a short stroll from Notre-Dame, Le Saint Régis offers a quintessential Parisian dining experience. This traditional French bistro is renowned for its warm ambiance, classic decor, and menu that showcases delicious French cuisine. Whether you’re craving coq au vin, duck confit, or a delightful selection of cheeses, Le Saint Régis provides an authentic taste of Paris.

Enjoy the intimate atmosphere and, if the weather permits, opt for a table on the outdoor terrace for a view of the charming surroundings. It’s an ideal spot to savor both the culinary delights of France and the historical charm of the Notre Dame neighborhood.

This Month’s Sample Itinerary For 2 days in  Florence

Day 1: Explore Florence’s Renaissance Treasures

  • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Start your day at the iconic Piazza del Duomo. Visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo), climb to the top of the dome for panoramic views, and explore the Baptistery and Giotto’s Bell Tower.
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Head to the renowned Uffizi Gallery. Marvel at masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and others. Consider booking tickets in advance to skip the lines.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Enjoy a Tuscan lunch at a local trattoria. Try regional specialties such as ribollita (bread and vegetable soup) or bistecca alla fiorentina (Florentine steak).
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Stroll across the Ponte Vecchio and explore the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens. Admire the art collections and take a leisurely walk through the beautifully landscaped gardens.
  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Head to the Oltrarno district. Explore the charming streets, visit local artisan workshops, and savor a delightful dinner at a family-run osteria.

 

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Day 2: Historical Wonders and Artistic Marvels

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s iconic statue, David. Again, consider purchasing tickets in advance to avoid long queues.
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Explore the historic Piazza della Signoria. Visit the Palazzo Vecchio e la Loggia dei Lanzi. Lunch at a nearby trattoria.
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Dive into the history of Florence at the Bargello Museum, housing an impressive collection of sculptures, including works by Donatello and Michelangelo.
  • 7:00 PM onwards: Experience the lively atmosphere of the San Lorenzo Market. Enjoy a diverse array of street food, shop for local products, and soak in the vibrant surroundings.

Feel free to adjust the itinerary based on your preferences and the opening hours of attractions. Florence is a city rich in history and culture, so take your time to savor each moment! Buon viaggio!

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