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Traveler’s Gazette – Your Monthly Journey Companion

Traveler’s Gazette – Your Monthly Journey Companion

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Exploring the World, One Adventure at a Time

Welcome to the monthly newsletter of Walks In Europe, where we bring you the latest news, updates, and exciting information about the world of travel. Our mission is to create unforgettable travel experiences for our clients, and we’re committed to sharing our passion for travel through this newsletter. With the winter chills ending it is time to think about spring. Imagine the blooming flowers in Venice, and the ducks swimming in the Seine river while you stroll along the charming streets. 

Walking tours are a great way to explore Europe during the spring as the locals do. 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.

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Join us in Milan, Italy, and experience the city like the locals. This walking tour will take you on a journey through the historic center of Milan, where you’ll discover the city’s hidden gems and iconic landmarks.

Led by our expert tour guides, you’ll explore the charming streets of Brera, one of Milan‘s most vibrant neighborhoods, and visit the famous Duomo, the magnificent cathedral at the heart of the city.

Along the way, you’ll learn about Milan’s fascinating history and culture, and sample some of the city’s delicious cuisine. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time visitor to Milan, this walking tour is the perfect way to experience the city’s beauty and charm.




From the Blog


Don’t forget to check our newest blog about Sacré-Coeur Photography Guide: 5 Tips and Techniques. 

Next time you are in Paris use our sunset photography guide to get that once-in-a-lifetime photo.



Travel Tips & Tricks

Traveller Pro Tip: Travel like a local

If you’re planning a trip and want to delve into local experiences, here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Prep with Passion: Before you jet off, take a moment to dig into local experiences. Check out upcoming festivals, cultural events, and must-see spots. It’s like prepping for a treasure hunt of experiences!
  2. Chat with the Locals: Engage in conversations with the people who call your destination home. Locals are the ultimate insiders, brimming with tips, tales, and friendly smiles. Don’t be shy – they’re eager to share their world with you!
  3. Take a Spin with a Local Guide: Hop on a tour led by a local enthusiast or a small, community-driven outfit. These guides sprinkle extra magic on your journey, offering insights and stories you won’t find in guidebooks.
  4. Indulge in Local Delights: Follow your taste buds to discover the local culinary delights! Explore charming cafes, vibrant markets, and food carts to savor the authentic flavors of local cuisine. After all, food is a language that brings people together!
  5. Join the Party: Dive into the local scene by attending festivals, concerts, and cultural celebrations. Experience the heartbeat of a destination with music jams and street fairs.
  6. Master a Few Phrases: Learning a few local phrases can help break the ice and make unforgettable connections. Even a simple “hello” or “thank you” can spread smiles. This will also be helpful when you are looking at a menu or local transport. 

In a nutshell, embracing local experiences adds layers of joy and meaning to your travels. So, whether you’re savoring street food, dancing at a festival, or swapping stories with a new friend, dive in with open arms – the adventure of a lifetime awaits!

Navigating Local Cuisine: Dorsoduro, Venice 


In the lively neighborhood of Dorsoduro, there’s a cozy spot that locals adore called “Osteria ai Pugni.”

This charming restaurant is a favorite hangout for both residents and visitors for several reasons. 

The moment you step inside Osteria ai Pugni, you’ll feel like you’re being welcomed into a friend’s home.

The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting, which makes it perfect for enjoying a leisurely meal with loved ones or simply chatting with the friendly staff. 

If you’re in the mood for authentic Venetian cuisine, you’re in luck! Osteria ai Pugni serves up mouthwatering dishes that are crafted from time-honored recipes and made with the freshest local ingredients.

From hearty seafood risotto to comforting pasta dishes, every bite is a celebration of Venetian culture and cuisine.

Customer Spotlight

Here is what you had to say about our tours:

Feb 26, 2024, Great experience!

Tripadvisor review: Venice: St.Mark’s Basilica & Doge’s Palace Tour with Tickets

This was a great tour and Clara was an informative, energetic tour guide. She was a fountain of information about the Doges palace- the different rooms and the artwork. She provided extensive information about the Basilica. Must say that the Basilica is one of the most wondrous churches I’ve ever entered! This is a skip the line tour and it was worth it – even in February there were long lines and crowds!

Feb 24, 2024, Nothing is left to chance!

Viator review: Best of Pisa: Small group tour with admission tickets

Roberto was our amazing tour guide! We learned so much from him and enjoyed listening to the many stories he told. This was a great tour. Highly recommend!

Jan 23, 2024, Highly Recommended Tour of Florence Duomo!

Viator review: Florence Duomo and Brunelleschi’s Dome Small Group Tour

Our local guide, Martina, was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history, architecture and artwork of the various places that we visited. We also did the Dome climb, and the views were just spectacular. It was definitely a memorable trip for us in Florence.

This Month’s Sample Itinerary For 2 days in Athens

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Day 1: Explore Ancient Wonders


Acropolis: Start your day early to beat the crowds and explore the iconic Acropolis. Marvel at the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Temple of Athena Nike as you soak in the history and breathtaking views of Athens below.

Acropolis Museum: After you visit the Acropolis, head to the Acropolis Museum to delve deeper into the history and significance of the ancient site. The museum’s collection of artifacts and exhibits offers fascinating insights into Athenian life and culture.

Plaka: Take a stroll through the charming streets of Plaka, Athens’ oldest neighborhood, and find a cozy taverna for lunch. Indulge in traditional Greek dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, or spanakopita while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.


Ancient Agora: After lunch, head to the Ancient Agora, the heart of ancient Athens. Explore the ruins of temples, stores, and public spaces that once served as the political, social, and commercial center of the city.

Hike to Areopagus Hill: For panoramic views of Athens and the surrounding landscape, take a short hike up Areopagus Hill. It’s a perfect spot to watch the sunset and reflect on your day of exploration.



 Monastiraki: End your day with dinner in Monastiraki, a lively neighborhood known for its bustling markets and vibrant nightlife. Choose from a variety of restaurants offering Greek specialties and international cuisine.

Day 2: Modern Athens and Cultural Delights


National Archaeological Museum: Start your day with a visit to the National Archaeological Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient Greek artifacts, including sculptures, pottery, and treasures from archaeological sites across Greece.

Syntagma Square: After the museum, stroll down to Syntagma Square to witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Take a moment to admire the grandeur of the Greek Parliament building and the beautiful gardens surrounding the square.


Exarchia: Explore the vibrant neighborhood of Exarchia, known for its bohemian atmosphere and eclectic mix of cafes, bars, and eateries. Choose a local cafe or taverna for a leisurely lunch and soak in the laid-back vibe of this alternative district.

Benaki Museum: Spend your afternoon at the Benaki Museum, a cultural institution dedicated to Greek art and history. Explore its diverse collections, which range from ancient artifacts to contemporary art, providing a comprehensive overview of Greek culture through the ages.

Lycabettus Hill: For panoramic views of Athens and the Aegean Sea, take a scenic ride on the funicular to the top of Lycabettus Hill. Enjoy a stroll around the hilltop park and catch the sunset from one of the city’s highest vantage points.


Psiri: Wrap up your Athens adventure with dinner in Psiri, a trendy neighborhood known for its vibrant street art, trendy bars, and hip eateries. Choose from a variety of restaurants serving modern Greek cuisine with a creative twist, and toast to a memorable stay in Athens!

With this itinerary, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Athens’ ancient wonders, delve into its rich history and culture, and savor its vibrant culinary scene. Enjoy your time in this fascinating city. 

Check out our website to enjoy these areas with our local guides and walking tours.

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