Europe

Overall Europe Region

General Info / Resources – Europe General

• Albatross Tours (Luxury European tours) – http://www.albatrosstours.com.au/
Barge Vacations (European water barge experiences) – http://bargevacations.com.au/
Bentours – Scandinavian tours – https://www.bentours.com.au/
Beyond travel – (Specialised in Russia & Scandinavia, Croatia & the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey.) – http://www.beyondtravel.com.au/
Creative Europe – http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/

• Croatia (and Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro)Travel Specialists (Travel specialists – Based in Melbourne, Australia) – http://croatiatravel.net.au/http://croatiatravel.net.au/

Eastern euro tours – Australia based – http://www.easterneurotours.com.au/

• EuroCheapo – http://www.eurocheapo.com/
• ** Europe Best destinations (Europe destination guides and best of guides) – http://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/
• Europe This way – http://www.europethisway.com/
• Eurotrip – http://www.eurotrip.com/

• Europe for Visitors (Well respected guide to travelling in the European region) – http://europeforvisitors.com/

Eurovelo – bike network – http://www.eurovelo.com/en and http://www.eurovelo.org/
EU – Capital of culture – https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/actions/capitals-culture_en
Expat explore (Europe) – https://expatexplore.com/
Fifty degrees north – Nordic, artic and Russia travel specialist – https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/

French travel connection – Australia based – http://www.frenchtravel.com.au/
Greece and Mediterranean Travel Centre – Australia based – http://www.greecemedtravel.com.au/

• Holidays to Europe (Australian Europe travel portal) – http://www.holidaystoeurope.com.au/ and Europe travel blog – https://www.holidaystoeurope.com.au/home/europe-travel-blog/european-travel-blog
• Hidden Europe – http://www.hiddeneurope.co.uk/

• Ibertours (Spain, Portugal and Morocco guided tours operator – Based in Melbourne, Australia) – http://www.ibertours.com.au/

• Med Experience Tours (Sail Croatia, Greek Island hopping, Croatia and Greece roadtrip, Eastern European) – http://medexperience.com/

On the foot Holidays (Europe Walking tours) – http://www.onfootholidays.co.uk/
Pan Europe holidays (French, Italy, Czech, Hungary and Turkish tours and travel information) -http://www.paneuropeholidays.com/
Passport to Europe – Europe city guides – http://passporttoeuropeantravelguides.blogspot.com.au/

• Rick Steves Europe – http://www.ricksteves.com/
• Rail Europe – Blog – http://www.raileurope.com/blog/
• Rail Europe Connexion – http://www.raileuropeconnexion.com/
Russian travel centre – Australia based – http://www.eetbtravel.com/
• Savvy Backpackers (EU) – http://thesavvybackpacker.com/
• ** Slow Europe (Destination and activity information) – http://www.sloweurope.com/travel/

Spain & Portugal Travel Connection – Australia based – http://www.spanishtravel.com.au/

• Tempo Holidays (Self contained apartments and guided tours) – http://www.tempoholidays.com/

• Visit Europe – http://www.visiteurope.com/
• Visiting EU – http://www.visitingeu.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Europe General

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Europe General

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Europe General

• * We love city cards (Portal of various European city tourist cards) – http://welovecitycards.com/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Europe General (Countries not mentioned below)

Lake Baikal (Russia)

hermitage museum – Russia

Ski / Snow Areas – Europe General

• Wikipedia – List of Ski Areas and resorts in the Europe (Comprehensive List – Country by Country) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ski_areas_and_resorts_in_Europe
– Main areas: Andorra, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Local Transportation – Europe General

• Check my Bus (Europe only – Intercity bus search engine – searches for bus services within 100kms between destinations) – http://www.checkmybus.com/

• Shuttle Direct – (Airport to European City Transfers – Private Car, Shared Bus and Group transfers booking portal and information) – http://www.shuttledirect.com/

Shopping and Souvenirs – Europe General

• Argos (UK) – http://www.argos.co.uk/
• Cheapmonday – http://www.cheapmonday.com/
• Cosstores – http://www.cosstores.com/
• Deichmann – http://www.deichmann.com/

• El Corte Ingles (Spain department store) – https://www.elcorteingles.es/
• H&M – http://www.hm.com/

• Harrods – http://www.harrods.com/

• Humanic – http://www.humanic.net/

• Kukuxumusu (Spanish Designed goods store) – http://www.kukuxumusu.com/index.php/en/
Manfactum (Germany) – http://www.manufactum.com/home.html
• Montfalcon Gift wear (Barcelona) – http://www.montfalcon.com/
• Primark (Clothing) – https://www.primark.com
• Tiger Stores (Variety Store) – https://www.tiger-stores.com/
• Weekday – http://shop.weekday.com/
• Zara – http://www.zara.com/


Albania

General Info / Resources – Albania

Recommended Books (Selected) – Albania

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Albania

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Albania

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Albania

Local Transportation – Albania

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Andorra

General Info / Resources – Andorra

Recommended Books (Selected) – Andorra

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Andorra

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Andorra

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Andorra

Local Transportation – Andorra

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Austria

General Info / Resources – Austria

Austrian Holidays (Travel agency and travel information) – http://www.austrian-holidays.com/

Snip card – Small advertising and art cards – http://www.snipcard.at
• Vienna Information Portal (Government) – https://www.wieninternational.at/en and http://www.wien.gv.at/english/
• Vienna Unwrapped – http://www.vienna-unwrapped.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Austria

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Austria

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Austria

• Bregenz (and nearby region) Tourist card – http://www.bregenz.travel/en/vacation-in-bregenz/leisure-cards/

• Innsbruck Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.innsbruck.info/en/experience/innsbruck-card.html

• Linz Tourist Card – http://www.linz.at/english/tourism/5887.asp

• Salzburg Tourist Card – http://www.salzburg.info/en/sights/salzburg_card

• Vienna Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.wien.info/en/travel-info/vienna-card

• Vienna Pass card (Various attraction and discount card) – http://www.viennapass.com/

• Vienna City bus tours (Hop on-off bus) – http://www.viennacitytours.com/

• Vienna sightseeing bus (Hop on off buses and organised day tours) – https://www.viennasightseeing.at/

City Bike Vienna – http://www.citybikewien.at

• Red Bus Tours (Hop on-off bus) – http://www.redbuscitytours.at/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Austria

Vienna
– The donau river area – beaches and bars
– Seventh district

Mauthausen concentration camp – Mauthausen

Albertina
Austrian national library
belvedere
– hundertwasserhaus
Brunnenmarkt market
Burggarten
Burgtheater
Danibe island
Danube river
Danube river cruise
Danube tower
Danube-auen national park
Donaukanal
Donauturm tower
Imperial Treasury of Vienna
KunstHausWien
Kunsthistorisches museum
Mariahilfer strasse shopping street
Museums quarter
Naschmarkt market
Palmenhaus Schönbrunn
Parliament Building
Prater park
Rathaus
Ringstrasse
Schonbrunn zoo
Schwarzenbergplatz
Secession Building
Sisi museum
Spanish riding school
Stadtpark
Stephansplatz district
Strauss Monument

• Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Wattens – Near Innsbruck) – http://kristallwelten.swarovski.com/Content.Node/wattens/index.en.html

• Swarovski Head quarters (Vienna) – http://kristallwelten.swarovski.com/Content.Node/wattens/index.en.html

Tiergarten Schönbrunn
United nations building
Vienna ring tram
Vienna state opera
Vienna woods
Volksgarten
Wurstelprater theme park

Other Austria
Graz castle – Graz
Mirabell gardens – Salzburg
Mozarts birthhouse and residemce – Salzburg

Local Transportation – Austria

• Austria and Vienna Buses (Postbus) – http://www.postbus.at/en/

• Graz – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Innsbruck – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Salzburg – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Vienna City Map (Overlapped with public transport services – Wien Government) – https://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/en/

• Vienna – Express Airport Train (CAT) – http://www.cityairporttrain.com/

Vienna – Airport Lines (Bus) – https://www.viennaairportlines.at/en/
• Vienna – Express Airport Bus (Postbus) – http://www.postbus.at/en/Airportbus/Vienna_AirportLines/index.jsp

• Vienna – Bus Express service between Vienna and Bratislava – http://www.eurolines.sk/en/products-and-services/express-bratislava-vienna.html
• Vienna – Main Bus Terminal – Vienna International Bus terminal (Erdberg) – https://www.eurolines.at/en/vib-bus-station
• Vienna – Secondary Bus Terminal – Südtirolerplatz (close to Wien Hauptbahnhof station)

• Vienna – Ferry service between Vienna and Bratislava (Twin City liner) – http://www.twincityliner.com/

• Vienna – Ferry service between Vienna and Bratislava (Lod) – http://www.lod.sk/en/hydrofoil-vienna-bratislava-vienna.aspx

• Vienna – City Danube River Cruise –

• Vienna – Trains (Wiener Linien) – http://www.wienerlinien.at/eportal2/ep/tab.do?tabId=0

• Vienna – Main Train Station – Wien Hauptbahnhof – http://www.hauptbahnhof-wien.at/
• Vienna – Secondary Train station – Westbahnhof (trains arriving from Western Europe and Western Austria) – http://www.bahnhofcitywienwest.at/de/home
•  Vienna – Secondary Train station – Wien Mitte Station (Terminus of the airport express train and several main lines) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wien_Mitte_railway_station
• Vienna – Secondary Train station – Meidling Station – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wien_Meidling_railway_station


Belgium

General Info / Resources – Belgium

Recommended Books (Selected) – Belgium

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Belgium

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Belgium

• Antwerp Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visitantwerpen.be/bze.net?id=BZE_CITYCARD

• Bruges Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.bruggecitycard.be/

• Brussels Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://visitbrussels.be/bitc/BE_en/minisite_brusselscard.do

• Ghent Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visitgent.be/en/citycard-gent

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Belgium

• Mini Europe – Brussels (Miniature park of replicas of significant European landmarks) – http://www.minieurope.com/

Local Transportation – Belgium

SNCB/NMBS (National Belgian Railways) – http://www.belgianrail.be
De Lijn (Flanders region – buses and trams) – http://www.delijn.be
TEC (Wallonia Region – buses and trams) – http://www.delijn.be
MIVB (Brussels capital region – buses, metro trains and trams) : http://www.sitb-mivb.be

• Brussels –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Brugges –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Croatia

General Info / Resources – Croatia

• Croatia Islands Vacation – http://croatia-islands-vacation.com/
• Croatia Traveller – http://www.croatiatraveller.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Croatia

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Croatia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Croatia

• Zagreb Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.zagrebcard.com/page_en.htm

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Croatia

Dalmation coast
Sail Croatia

• Krka Waterfalls – http://www.npkrka.hr/
• Plitvice Lakes – http://www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/
Saharun beach – little bay is located on the northern part of the island of Dugi Otok. The closest city on the Croatian mainland is Zadar

Local Transportation – Croatia

• Zagreb – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Cyprus

General Info / Resources – Cyprus

Recommended Books (Selected) – Cyprus

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Cyprus

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Cyprus

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Cyprus

Local Transportation – Cyprus

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Czech Republic

General Info / Resources – Czech Republic

Recommended Books (Selected) – Czech Republic

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Czech Republic

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Czech Republic

• Prague Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.praguecard.com/index.php?lang=en

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Czech Republic

Local Transportation – Czech Republic

• Prague –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Denmark

General Info / Resources – Denmark

Recommended Books (Selected) – Denmark

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Denmark

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Denmark

• Copenhagen Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.copenhagencard.com/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Denmark

Copenhagen
– Jaegaesborggade – nomebro area
– Kastrup soliad beach

The Øresund – This unique roadway connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Malmö – http://uk.oresundsbron.com/

Local Transportation – Denmark

• Copenhagen – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Finland

General Info / Resources – Finland

Recommended Books (Selected) – Finland

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Finland

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Finland

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Finland

Market Square, Helsinki

Local Transportation – Finland

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


France

General Info / Resources – France

French Holidays (Travel agency and travel information) – http://www.paneuropeholidays.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – France

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – France

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – France

• Bordeaux Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.bordeaux-tourism.co.uk/Plan-your-trip/Our-products/Bordeaux-Metropole-City-Pass

• Dijon Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visitdijon.com/en/dijon-visite-city_card.htm

• Lyon Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – https://www.lyoncitycard.com/

• Marseille City Pass (Official Tourist card) – – http://resa.marseille-tourisme.com/en/to-do/a628602/city-pass/showdetails

• Nice and French Riviera Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://en.nicetourisme.com/the-french-riviera-pass

– Paris – Paris by mouth (Food tour) – http://parisbymouth.com/

• Paris City Pass / Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://booking.parisinfo.com/z6200e2x26827m466g3514_uk-paris-city-passport.aspx

• Paris Pass (Unofficial tourist card) – http://www.parispass.com/

• Paris Museum Pass – http://booking.parisinfo.com/z6200e2x26827m466g2601_uk-tour-ticket-paris-museum-pass.aspx

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – France

Grasse, Southern France – perfume making
Louvre museum (Regional branch) –Lens

Marches aux Puces de Saint-Ouen – Paris, the world’s largest flea market – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – http://www.st-ouen-tourisme.com/en/

Brecy garden
Chateau Bosgouet
Chateau de Bizy
Château Malmaison
Giverny – Monet gardens
Le Jardin Plume
Les Bois des Moutiers
Varengeville-sur-Mer

Haribo Candy museum – http://www.museeharibo.fr/en/

– Musee Picasso

Lyon
– Greeter service – lyongreeter.com

• Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen Flea and vintage Market, Paris

Marche d’Aligre farmer market

Marche des enfants rouges – paris

• Millau Viaduct (Major scenic bridge, over the river tarn near Millau, France) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

Musee Orsay Museum – http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/home.html

• Palace of Versailles – http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage
• Pont du Gard (Aqueduct) – http://www.pontdugard.fr/fr
Promenade plantee urban park
Opéra National de Paris

Paris Plage (Beach) , Paris

Vieux Port, Marseilles, France

Local Transportation – France

• Nice – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Marseille –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Paris – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Germany

General Info / Resources – Germany

German Holidays (Travel agency and travel information) – http://www.german-holidays.info/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Germany

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Germany

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Germany

Berlin Food tour – http://berlinfoodtour.de/

• Berlin Tourist Welcome Card (Official Tourist card, official map and more) – http://www.visitberlin.de/en/welcomecard

• Berlin Tourist pass (Unofficial tourist card) – http://www.berlinpass.com/

• Cologne – http://www.cologne-tourism.com/welcome/koelncard.html

• Dusseldorf – http://www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/en/duesseldorfcard/

• Frankfurt – http://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/en/Information-Planning

• Hamburg Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.hamburg-travel.com/search-book/hamburg-card/

• Munich – http://www.mvv-muenchen.de/en/tickets-fares/tickets/day-tickets/citytourcard/

• Nuremberg Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://tourismus.nuernberg.de/en/book-order/nuernbergcard.html

• Stuttgart Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/o-stuttcard-pay-once-experience-stuttgart

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Germany

Pergamon Museum- Berlin, Germany

Munich
Beer halls – Hoftbrauhaus
Cafe am beethoveplatz – concert cafe
Englishcher gardems
Feinkost kaifer – grumet foods
Glockbachviertel – hip hood
Glockenspiel in Marienplatz
Kaufingerstausee / neuhauser stauss – shopping street
mikes bike tours
National tehatre
royal residence
sandemans local tours
Vikualuienmarkt
Wiener platz – market square

Berlin
DDR Museum
Soviet Memorial, Treptower Park
Topography of Terror
KaDeWe
Gendarmenmarkt
Tiergarten
Charlottenburg Palace and gardens
Jewish Museum
Checkpoint Charlie
Tempelhof
– Botanical garden
– Prinzessinnegarten
– Gorlitzen park

Mauerpark
Berlin Wall Memorial
TV Tower (Fernsehturm)
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom)
Museum Island
Reichstag
East Side Gallery
Brandenburg Gate

• Neuschwanstein Castle (famous palace) Near the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany

• Tropical Islands Germany (Indoor giant tropical themed waterpark – 35kms south of Berlin) – https://www.tropical-islands.de/en/

Local Transportation – Germany

Lufthansa airport bus – Munich

• Berlin –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Dusseldorf –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Frankfurt –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Hamburg –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Munich  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Stuttgart –  – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Greece

General Info / Resources – Greece

• Greek Island Information – http://www.greekisland.co.uk/greeks/greekinfo.htm

Recommended Books (Selected) – Greece

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Greece

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Greece

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Greece

Sailing
Tinos, island
Sifnos island
Folegandros island
Crete Botanical Park and Gardens
Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece

Local Transportation – Greece

• Athens – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

• Greek Islands –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal


Hungary

General Info / Resources – Hungary

Recommended Books (Selected) – Hungary

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Hungary

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Hungary

• Budapest Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – https://budapest-card.com/en/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Hungary

• Budapest – Thermal Baths – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spas_in_Budapest

Local Transportation – Hungary

• Budapest – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Iceland

General Info / Resources – Iceland

Recommended Books (Selected) – Iceland

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Iceland

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Iceland

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Iceland

Blue lagoon
Northern lights

Svinafellsjokull glacier – skaftafell
Blue Lagoon (Grindavík, Iceland)

Local Transportation – Iceland

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Ireland

General Info / Resources – Ireland

Recommended Books (Selected) – Ireland

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Ireland

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Ireland

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Ireland

Local Transportation – Ireland

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Italy

General Info / Resources – Italy
• Altra Costiera (Amalfi Coast Information) – http://www.altracostiera.com/
• Amalfi Coast – http://www.amalficoast.com/
• Amalfi Coast Guide – Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/amalficoast.guide
Amalfi Coast – Nicki positano (Youtube) / Positano daily photo (Facebook)- http://figandlemon.blogspot.com.au/
Amalfi Coast – Path of the gods walk – http://www.pathofgods.com/
Amalfi Coast Travel essentials – Facebook page –
https://www.facebook.com/AmalfiCoastTravelEssentials
• Amalfi coast – Amanda Tabberer – Amalfi Coast (books, blog, advice and accomodation booking) – http://www.my-amalfi-coast.com/ and Blog http://www.my-amalfi-coast.com/blog/

Browsing Italy – http://www.browsingitaly.com/

Carla Coulson – Amalfi coast books – http://carlacoulson.com/books/

• Capri.com – http://www.capri.com/
• Capri.net – http://www.capri.net/

• *** Ciao Amalfi (Amalfi Coast Blog and happenings) – http://www.ciaoamalfi.com/ and (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/ciaoamalfiblog and https://www.instagram.com/ciaoamalfi/

Ciao Amalfi – Ferry schedules – http://www.ciaoamalfi.com/2017/03/amalfi-coast-ferry-schedule-2017/

• Ciao Amalfi – Events – http://www.ciaoamalfi.com/amalfi-coast-events/

• Discover Tuscany – http://www.discovertuscany.com/
• Destination Umbria – http://destinationumbria.wordpress.com/
• ** Enjoy the coast (Amalfi coast portal – Beaches and more) – http://www.enjoythecoast.it/

• Expo Venice (Organising group of events in Venice, Italy) – http://www.expovenice.it/
• Garden in Venice (Gardening and natural sights in Venice) – http://gardeninvenice.net/
• Go Venice – http://www.govenice.com/

• Hello Milano – http://www.hellomilano.it/
• Holidays to Europe – Italy (Articles) – http://www.holidaystoeurope.com.au/home/resources/destination-articles/italy
• In Venice (Guide and whats on in Venice) – http://www.in-venice.com/
Italian Wonderways – walks (around Rome) – http://www.italianwonderways.com/en/
Italy Explained – http://italyexplained.com/italy-travel-guide/
Italy Heaven – http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/
Italy Magazine – http://www.italymagazine.com/

Italy Tourism – Museum Tickets purchase portal – http://www.italia.it/en/useful-info/museums-buy-your-tickets-online.html

• Italy Traveller – http://www.italytraveller.com/

Italian Holidays (Travel agency and travel information) – http://www.paneuropeholidays.com/

Italian culture and entertainment – http://www.italia.it/en/travel-ideas/culture-and-entertainment.html
Italian cultural portal – http://www.culturaitalia.it/opencms/index.jsp?language=en
Italian department of culture and tourism – http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/index.html#&panel1-1
Italian mountain villages – http://www.borghipiubelliditalia.it/en/villages
Italian Museums online – http://www.museionline.it/

Life in Italy – http://www.lifeinitaly.com/

• Ms Adventures in Italy – http://www.msadventuresinitaly.com/blog/
• OG Venice Travel Guide – http://www.ogvenice.com/
• Positano Travel – http://www.positano.com
• Ravello – Italy Travel portal – http://www.ravello.com/
– Ravello arts festival – http://www.ravelloarts.org/festival/index.php
Romeing – http://www.romeing.it/
• Rome Toolkit – http://www.rometoolkit.com/

• Sorrento and Amalfi Coast – http://sorrentoandamalficoast.com/

• Summer in Italy – (Italy region guides) – http://www.summerinitaly.com/guide/

• * Travel for rookies – Budget guide to travelling in Venice (ebook) – http://www.travelforrookies.com/
• Veneto Inside (Guide to the Veneto region of Italy) – http://www.venetoinside.com/en
• Venezia.net (Portal of everything Venice) – http://en.venezia.net/

Venice tourism – http://venice-tourism.com/

• Visit Venice Italy – http://www.visit-venice-italy.com/

• Walks of Italy – http://www.walksofitaly.com/blog/
Wandering Italy – http://www.wanderingitaly.com

Recommended Books (Selected) – Italy

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Italy

– Numbered tiles
– Pottery

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Italy

Italy tourist cards Portal – http://www.italia.it/en/useful-info/tourist-cards.html

Amalfi lemon tours – http://www.amalfilemon.it/
Bici baci – Rome – (Vespa and bike rental and tours) – http://www.bicibaci.com/en
Italy with us – Behind the scenes Vatican tours – https://italywithus.com/vatican-tours
Rome – Vespa tours – http://scooteroma.com/tours/
Tours of Tuscany – Australia based – http://www.toursoftuscany.com.au/
Tuscany painting – Painting in Italy – http://www.paintinginitaly.com/
Venice rowing – http://rowvenice.org/

• Bologna Tourist Card –

• Florence Tourist Card – http://www.firenzecard.it/?lang=en

• Milan Tourist Card – http://www.milanocard.it/

• Milan Tourist Pass – http://www.themilanpass.com/

Rome – Eating Italy food tours – http://eatingitalyfoodtours.com/

• Rome Tourist Pass – http://www.romapass.it/p.aspx?l=en&tid=2

• Rome and Vatican Omnia Tourist Pass – http://www.omniavaticanrome.org/en/index.html

Sorrento and Amalfi Coast – sightseeing bus – http://www.sorrento.city-sightseeing.it/eng/percorsi.htm

• Venice Biennale Card – http://card-eng.labiennale.org/

• Venice (Unica) Tourist and Transport Pass – http://www.veneziaunica.it/en/content/how-it-works

• Venice (Rolling Venice Youth – 14 to 29yrs) Tourist and Transport Pass – http://www.veneziaunica.it/en/content/rolling-venice

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Italy

Italy tourism – Italy online museum ticketing portal- http://www.italia.it/en/useful-info/museums-buy-your-tickets-online.html
Gardaland Theme Park (Verona) – http://www.gardaland.it/resort-en/the-resort/

natural spas of Saturnia in Tuscany

Amalfi coast and coast around salerno – driving
Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy – Venice’s only rooftop hotel pool offers a 360-degree view of the unique cityscape. The pool is open from mid-May through September.

Stromboli Italy
Tuscan villa Stay

Chandrataal Lake in Spiti

Lake como gardens
– Open march to October
– Villa metzi – Bellagio
– Villa serbelloni – Bellagio
– Villa carletta – tremorco
– Villa del balbiarello – Bellagio
– Villa cipreni – varenna
– Villa monastero – Varena

Citta Del Mare Hotel – Terrasini, Sicily (Features three-level water slide carved into a cliff face that shoots you out directly into the sea at the bottom)

Eataly world – Bologna – https://www.eatalyworld.it/en/

Spiaggia Urbani – near ancona eastern Italy

Spiaggia di Tordigliano, Campania:

Spiaggia di Sansone, Tuscany

Spiaggia di Caminia, Calabria:
Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily
Spiaggia di Chiaia di Luna, Lazio

Isola Bella
Isola Madre
Villa Carlotta
Villa Melzi Gardens
Giardini Giusti
Vencie – Bridge of Sighs
Marquess of San Giulliano
La Mortella – Ischia
Ninfa garden
Venice MOSE Project – Prevent flooding in Venice

Milan
Teatro alla scala – Milan

Teatro la fenice – Venice

Teatro dell’opera di Roma – Rome
Teatro regio di Torino – Turin

Rome
Campo Dei Fiori market
Monti district
Via Giulia district
– Capitolini Museum (Vatican) – http://en.museicapitolini.org/

L’isolda de cinema – rome (outdoor cinema) june to sept – http://www.isoladelcinema.com/

Public water fountains – Rome – http://www.acea.it/

Positano beaches
– Spiaggia Grande
– Fornillo
– Laurito
– Arienzo
– Hidden Beaches by Boat

Palmero – Vuccinia market

Marina di Praia beach – Amalfi coast
Capri
via krupp (Seaside path)
Grotto azura (blue grotto)
Villa san michele
Giardini de Augusto
Casa Malaparte
Migliera walking path
Punta carena beach
Villa damecuta
Marina piccola
Marina grande
Faraglioni rock formations
Arco Naturale
Villa Jovis
Anacapri town
Anacapri Chairlift

Naples
– Herculaneum ruins

• Apennine Mountains

• Chianti Region

• Della Palma (Gelato Place in Rome)- http://www.dellapalma.it/en/

• Dolomite mountains

• Lake Prags, South Tyrol

• Libreria Acqua Alta Library (Venice) – http://en.venezia.net/2014/02/04/libreria-acqua-alta-library-in-venice

• Terme di Saturnia Hot springs

• Mammaagata (Cooking and fresh produce centre in Ravello) – http://www.mammaagata.com

Testaccio and Pigneto areas

• Villa Cimbrone Gardens – Ravello – Italy – http://www.villacimbrone.com/
• Villa Rufolo Gardens – Ravello – Italy – http://www.villarufolo.it/

• Walk of the Gods (famous scenic walking trail – Nocelle to Afragola bomerano – near positano, Amalfi Coast) – https://www.summerinitaly.com/guide/walk-of-the-gods

Local Transportation – Italy

• Trenitalia – National Italian Rail service – http://www.trenitalia.com/

• Amalfi Coast – Alicost Ferries – http://www.alicost.it/

• Amalfi Coast – DT Service (Shared Shuttle bus service for Sorrento, Naples, Positano and Amalfi) – http://www.positanoshuttle.com/
• Amalfi Coast – Capri Tourism (Naples, Naples Bay, Capri Island, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Ferry timetables) – http://www.capritourism.com/en/ship-timetable
• Amalfi Coast – Caremar (Western coast – Ferry Service between Capri, Bay of Naples and Naples) – http://www.caremar.it/index.php/en/
• Amalfi Coast – Circumvesuviana (Train service from Naples to Sorrento) – http://www.eavsrl.it/web/en/content/download-train-timetable

• Amalfi Coast – GESCAB ferry – http://www.gescab.it/index.asp
• Amalfi Coast – Navlib ferry -http://navlib.it/eng/index.asp
• Amalfi Coast – Positano jet service – http://www.lucibello.it/web/en/positano-jet-daily-line-to-capri/

• Amalfi Coast – SITA Bus Services (Timetables and maps of buses) – http://www.sitabus.it/amalfi-cost-connections/
• Amalfi Coast – Sorrento Coast Shuttle (Shared Shuttle bus service for Sorrento, Naples, Positano and Amalfi) – http://www.sorrentocoastshuttle.com/
• Amalfi Coast – Travelmar (Eastern Coast – Ferry Service Between Positano, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori and Salerno) – http://www.travelmar.it/en/
• Amalfi Coast – Unico Campania (Transportation and Ticketing in the Campania / Sorrento region) – http://unicocampania.it/index.php?lang=en

• Bologna – Main station, buses and transport, airport connection

• Florence – Main Train station and Bus Terminal – Santa Maria Novella – http://www.grandistazioni.it/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=7df072ceeae7b110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

• Florence – train, buses, airport connection, transport

• Milan – Maplensa Express Train (Milan Malpensa Airport to City) – http://www.malpensaexpress.it/
• Milan – Main Train station Centrale and Bus terminal – http://www.milanocentrale.it/en/
• Milan – Milan Metro Trains – ATM (Metropolitan City Train System) – http://www.atm-mi.it/en/Pages/default.aspx

• Milan – Buses
• Milan – Trenord Milan (Suburb Train system) – http://www.trenord.it/EN/

• Naples – Main Train station Centrale – http://www.napolicentrale.it/en/

• Naples – Buses, Trains, airport connections

• Palmero – Main Train Station – http://www.grandistazioni.it/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=262172ceeae7b110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

• Rome – Rome Toolkit (Public Transport in Rome) – http://www.rometoolkit.com/mnu/rome_public_transport.htm
• Rome – Airport to City Public Transport – Leonardo Express Train – http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=dd2aeb82a8fbf310VgnVCM1000008916f90aRCRD
• Rome – Main Train station and Bus terminal – Termini – http://www.romatermini.com/en/home

• Torino – Main Train Station – Porta Nuova – http://www.torinoportanuova.it/en/home

• Torino – Public transport

• Venice – Venice Airport Boat Transfer – (Venice Marco Polo Airport ferry service) – http://www.alilaguna.it/en/

• Venice – Shared and shuttle airport boat transfers – http://venicelink.com/
• Venice – Venice Public Transport – Waterbuses – http://www.actv.it/en/
• Venice – Main train station – Santa Lucia (Not to be confused with ‘Meste’ which is on the mainland)- http://www.grandistazioni.it/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=4a4172ceeae7b110VgnVCM1000003f16f90aRCRD

Local Tours – Italy

• Italy on a budget tours – http://www.italyonabudgettours.com/en/


Liechtenstein

General Info / Resources – Liechtenstein

Recommended Books (Selected) – Liechtenstein

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Liechtenstein

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Liechtenstein

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Liechtenstein

Local Transportation – Liechtenstein

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Luxembourg

General Info / Resources – Luxembourg

Recommended Books (Selected) – Luxembourg

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Luxembourg

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Luxembourg

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Luxembourg

Local Transportation – Luxembourg

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Malta

General Info / Resources – Malta

Recommended Books (Selected) – Malta

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Malta

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Malta

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Malta

Local Transportation – Malta

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Monaco

General Info / Resources – Monaco

Recommended Books (Selected) – Monaco

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Monaco

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Monaco

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Monaco

Local Transportation – Monaco

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Netherlands (The)

General Info / Resources – Netherlands

• Awesome Amsterdam – http://awesomeamsterdam.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Netherlands

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Netherlands

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Netherlands

• Amsterdam Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/i-am/i-amsterdam-city-card

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Netherlands

Amsterdam
– Watercoplain flea market

Aalsmeer Flower Markets
Delft’s Botanic Gardens
Floralies – Ghent
Het Loo Palace
Kasteel de Haar
Keukenhof Gardens
Mauritshaus – home of Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring
Zaanse Schans

Sand hotels (Part of Friesland sand sculpture festival) – Sneek, Friesland and Oss, Brabant, The Netherlands. (Sand hotel open from May to Early October) – http://zandsculpturenbrabant.nl/ and http://zandhotel.nl/
Anne Frank house – htp://www.annefrank.org
Jordaan area

• Madurodam (Miniature Holland World) – http://www.madurodam.nl/en/

– pavilijoen van beuningen rooftop garden
– zuipark

Local Transportation – Netherlands

• Amsterdam – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main station


Norway

General Info / Resources – Norway

Recommended Books (Selected) – Norway

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Norway

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Norway

• Bergen Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visitbergen.com/bergencard

• Oslo Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visitoslo.com/en/bookonline/oslopass/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Norway

Aker Brygge, Oslo
Soynefjorden – big fjord

Northern Lights (Northern Norway, Scandinavia) Sept to march
Preikestolen (Forsand, Ryfylke, Norway)

Trolltunga Cliff, Norway

Local Transportation – Norway

• Oslo –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal


Portugal

General Info / Resources – Portugal

Recommended Books (Selected) – Portugal

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Portugal

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Portugal

• Lisbon Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.askmelisboa.com/en/catalog/lisboa-card-0

• Porto Tourist Card – http://www.visitporto.travel/Visitar/Paginas/PortoCard/PortoCard.aspx

• Yellow Bus Tours (City sightseeing hop on-off bus) – http://www.yellowbustours.com/en

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Portugal

Local Transportation – Portugal

• Lisbon –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal


San Marino

General Info / Resources – San Marino

Recommended Books (Selected) – San Marino

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – San Marino

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – San Marino

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – San Marino

Local Transportation – San Marino

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Slovakia

General Info / Resources – Slovakia

• Slovakia Tourism Information (Unofficial) – http://www.slovakia.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Slovakia

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Slovakia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Slovakia

• Bratislava Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://visit.bratislava.sk/en/vismo/zobraz_dok.asp?id_org=700014&id_ktg=1102&p1=6492

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Slovakia

Local Transportation – Slovakia

• Bratislava – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Slovenia

General Info / Resources – Slovenia

Recommended Books (Selected) – Slovenia

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Slovenia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Slovenia

• Ljubljana Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visitljubljana.com/en/ljubljana-card/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Slovenia

Lake bled

Local Transportation – Slovenia

• Ljubljana – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


Spain

General Info / Resources – Spain

Barcelona 360 – http://barcelonamap360.com/

• Barcelona Connect (City events and happenings) – http://www.barcelonaconnect.com/
• Barcelona Metropolitan (City events and happenings) – http://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/
Barcelona Portal – http://www.barcelona.de/en/
Barcelona Tourist Guide – http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en
• Barcelona Yellow (Guide to Barcelona) – http://barcelonayellow.com/

Camino spain – http://www.caminoadventures.com/

• Costas of Spain – Beach Guide for Spain – http://www.spanish-web.com/costas/

Madrid Maps – http://www.planometromadrid.org/
Madrid Tourist – http://www.madridtourist.info/

Metro Barcelona Maps – http://www.mapametrobarcelona.net/
Spain web – http://www.spanish-web.com/regions/
Spain Fiestas – Portal – http://www.spain.info/en/consultas/agenda/fiestas.html
Where to Madrid – http://www.wheretomadrid.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Spain

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Spain

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Spain

• Barcelona Taste Tour – http://thebarcelonataste.com/

• Barcelona Tourist Card  – (Official Tourist card and includes free transport, tours) – http://www.barcelonacard.com/

• Bilbao Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.bilbaoturismo.net/BilbaoTurismo/en/bilbao-card

• Catalunya Tourism Bus (Day and half day trips from Barcelona ) – http://www.catalunyabusturistic.com/

• Girona Museum Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.gironamuseus.cat/eng/index.php

• Granada Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://granadatur.com/en/uplevel-menu/granada-card/

• Madrid Tourist Card  (Official Tourist card + Tourism Transport at extra fee) – http://www.madridcard.com/en/inicio

• Seville Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) -http://www.sevillacard.es/en/inicio

• Tarragona Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.experience-tarragona.co.uk/attractions/tarragona-card.html

• Valencia Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://shop.visitvalencia.com/en/valencia-tourist-card/product/valencia-tourist-card

• Zaragoza Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.zaragozacard.com/en/inicio

A taste of Spain – Food tours – http://www.atasteofspain.com
Insiders Madrid – Tours -http://www.insidersmadrid.com

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Spain

Carretera de les Aigües – views of Barcelona. – viewing point from the Collserola Ridge’

Castell (Human towers in catalonia, Spain) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castell
Camino de Santiago (Famous walking track)
Basque country driving
Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Balearic Islands

Chocolateria San Gines Madrid (Famous chocolate institution)
Chocolateria Valor.(Famous for Churros)

Madrid
– Quinta de los molinas park
Museo Nacional del Prado – Madrid, Spain
Retiro park

Barcelona
– Markets
o Nihot
o Conpcio flower market
o San antoni
o Els encants vells

Walking the camino trail

Cova d’en Xoroi, Menorca

• Douro River – Cruising (Runs through Portugal and Spain)
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Dali Museum in Figueras

La Boqueria Market – Barcelona

Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Local Transportation – Spain

• Red Transporte (National Spain Transportation Portal) – http://en.redtransporte.com/

• Balearia – Balearic Islands ferry service (Includes – Ibiza, Mallorca)- https://www.balearia.com/
• Renfe – Spanish National Rail Service – http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/

• Barcelona – Aerobus (Airport to Barcelona City -Pl. Catalunya – Shuttle bus service) – http://www.aerobusbcn.com/
• Barcelona – Airport Public Transport Options – http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Barcelona/en/Page/1237554338469//Public-transport.html
• Barcelona – Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (Portal of Metro and Bus services) – http://www.tmb.cat/en/home
• Barcelona – City Tram and light rail services – http://www.tram.cat/en/

• Barcelona – Main Ferry Port – http://www.portdebarcelona.cat/en/web/Port%20del%20Ciudada/ferris
• Barcelona – Main Train Station – Barcelona Sants – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Sants_railway_station
• Barcelona – Main Bus Terminal – Barcelona Nord (A few blocks away from Barcelona Sants Railway station) -https://www.barcelonanord.cat/en/home/

• Madrid – Airport Express Bus service (40 minutes – Madrid airport to City) -http://www.emtmadrid.es/lineaAeropuerto/index.html
• Madrid – Airport Public Transport Options – http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/Aeropuerto-Madrid-Barajas/en/Page/1237554326802//Public-transport.html
• Madrid – EMT Madrid (Portal of Bus services) – http://www.emtmadrid.es/Home.aspx
• Madrid – Metro Madrid (Portal of Subway train services) – https://www.metromadrid.es/en
• Madrid – Main Train Station – Atocha- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madrid_Atocha_railway_station
• Madrid – Main Bus Terminal – Méndez Álvaro Station (Sur) – http://www.estacionautobusesmadrid.com/
• Madrid – Secondary Bus Terminal – Avenida de America Station – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenida_de_Am%C3%A9rica_(Madrid_Metro)

• Bilbao – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Gran Canaria – Canary Islands – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Granada – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Malaga – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Mallorca – Balearic Islands – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Murcia – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• San sebastian – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Seville – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Valencia – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Zaragoza – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal


Sweden

General Info / Resources – Sweden

Recommended Books (Selected) – Sweden

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Sweden

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected)- Sweden

• Gothenburg Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.goteborg.com/en/citycard/

• Malmo Tourist Card – https://www.malmocity.se/en/discover-malmo-malmo-city-card/

• Stockholm Card – http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Stockholmcard/

Stockholm our way (Food tour) – http://stockholmourway.com/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Sweden

Stockholm
– Djrugarden – city park
– Stockholm archipelago – http://www.stockholmarchipelago .se
Mall of Scandinavia
Abisko national park
Midnight sun
Northern Lights
Fjords and Lakes
Icehotel Jukkasjarvi – http://www.icehotel.com/

Stockholm
ABBA the museum
Djurgården island
Drottningham palace
Ericsson Globe and skyview
Fotografiska
Gamla stan old town
Gröna Lund amusement park
H&M Stadium Globen
Hagaparken
Ikea – Kungens Kurva Skärholmen

• Jumbo Plane Hotel – Located at Arlanda Stockholm Airport (Sleep in a real decommissioned plane) – http://www.jumbostay.com/
Kulturhuset
Kungsholmen
Lake Malaren
Långholmen

Maritime Museum
Millesgarden
Monteliusvagen
Nationalmuseum
Nobel Museum
Old Haymarket
Riddarholmen
Royal Armoury
Royal palace
Royal Swedish Opera
Skansen zoo
Skogskyrkogarden
• Stockholm Archipelago Islands- 150kms East of Stockholm
Stockholm Canals
Stockholm City Museum
Stockholm concert hall
Stockholm Public Library
Stortorget

Stureplan – shopping and market
Swedish centre for Architecture and design
Swedish History Museum
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology
Vasa museum

Other Sweden
Abisko National Park – Lapland
Garden Society of Gothenburg
Gothenburg Archipelago of
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Kungsparken, Malmö

Liseberg (Gothenburg) – Theme park
• Northern Lights (appear around the beginning of September (Kiruna) to around the end of March all over Swedish Lapland)
Universeum (Gothenburg)

Local Transportation – Sweden

• Sweden Buses – http://www.swebus.se/

• Stockholm – Airport Express bus service (Airport to Stockholm central bus terminal) – http://www.swebus.se/SwebusExpress_com/Airport-transfer/

• Stockholm – Arlanda Airport Express train service (Airport to Stockholm central train station) – https://www.arlandaexpress.com/

• Stockholm – Central Train station – http://www.dinstation.se/stockholms-centralstation/

• Gothenburg – Central Train station – http://www.dinstation.se/goteborgs-centralstation/

• Malmo – Central Train station – http://www.dinstation.se/malmo-centralstation/

• Gotenburg – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Malmo – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal
• Stockholm – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Stockholm Public Transport Portal (SL) (buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines)- http://sl.se/en/


Switzerland

General Info / Resources – Switzerland

Apps – http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-au/about-switzerland/apps-panoramas.html
Cheese from Switzerland – http://www.cheesesfromswitzerland.com/
Hotels Switzerland – https://www.hotelleriesuisse.ch/en/pub/index.htm

• My Swiss alps (Swiss Travel guide) – http://www.myswissalps.com/
Newly Swissed – http://www.newlyswissed.com/
Search Switzerland – http://www.search.ch/
Swiss national parks – http://www.paerke.ch/en/index.php
Swiss vistas – http://www.swissvistas.com/
Switzerland – Hiking – http://www.wanderland.ch/en/wanderland.html

Switzerland – mountain biking – http://www.mountainbikeland.ch/en/mountainbikeland.html
Switzerland – Ski field finder – http://winterfinder.myswitzerland.com/

Switzerland Holidays (Travel agency and travel information) – http://www.switzerlandholidays.com/

Swiss info – http://www.swissinfo.ch/

Recommended Books (Selected) – Switzerland

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Switzerland

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Switzerland

• Bern Tourist (and Transport) Card – http://www.bern.com/en/travel-planning/bernticket
• Bern Museum Tourist Card – http://www.bern.com/en/travel-planning/mcard
• Geneva Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.geneve-tourisme.ch/en/useful-information/geneva-pass/?module=reservation&action=reservation
• Lucerne (and Lake Lucerne region) Tourist card – http://www.luzern.com/en/festivals-events/visitors-card
• Lucerne Museum Tourist Card – http://www.luzern.com/en/art-culture/museums/museum-card
Swiss Travel Pass (Unlimited Rail, road, waterway pass – includes most panorama routes – Public transport in 75 towns and cities, various museums, 50% off most mountain railways) – http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/passes/swiss-travel-pass.html
• Zurich Card (Official tourist card) – https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/your-city-travel-pass

• Swiss Passes (Summary of regional and city tourist attraction and transport passes) – http://www.swisspasses.com/railpass/swiss-regional-rail-passes/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Switzerland

Iglu-Dorf (Ice hotel), Zermatt, Switzerland

Fox trail – Amazing race style exploration in Swiss cities – http://www.foxtrail.ch/en-us#how
Viadukt Shopping district – Zurich – http://www.im-viadukt.ch/en/

Lucerene
– Mt rigi
– Mt Pilatus
– Mt stanserhorn

Lucerne market – sat and Tuesday

Zurich – Mt Uetilberg

Bern
– Spalenberg district

Chaux de fonds city – Watch industry town
Creux du van (Natural rock formation) –
Gruyeres town- Home of chocolate making
Emmental town- Origin of cheese production

• Cailler / Nestle Chocolate Factory – Broc, Switzerland – https://cailler.ch/en/maison-cailler/visit-us/tarifs/
• FIFA HQ – Zurich – http://www.fifa.com/about-fifa/administration/fifa-headquarters.html
FIFA World Football Museum, Zurich –
• Lindt Chocolate Factory and Outlet – Kilchberg, Zurich, Switzerland – http://www.viator.com/Zurich-attractions/Lindt-and-Sprungli-Chocolate-Factory-Outlet/d577-a881
• Olympic Museum and HQ – Lausanne – http://www.olympic.org/museum
• Verzasca valley (Near Tenero), Ticino Canton – Swimming waterholes
Victorinox Swiss Army Knife visitor centre – Brunnen

Local Transportation – Switzerland

• Switzerland Trains (SBB) (National Train operator) – http://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html & http://www.swissrailways.com

• Swiss travel system (National Swiss Public transport Service) – http://www.swisstravelsystem.com/en/home.html & http://www.swissrailways.com

• Bern – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Interlaken –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Lucerne –  Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main Train station, bus terminal

• Zurich Public Transport – https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/vbz/en/index.html
• Zurich Airport Rail Transportation (Airport to City Rail service) – http://www.zurich-airport.com/passengers-and-visitors/access-and-parking/swiss-federal-railways


Turkey

– Turkey has been placed as part of Europe, for the fact that most of the tourism hotspots of Turkey are closest to the European overall continent.

General Info / Resources – Turkey

Recommended Books (Selected) – Turkey

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Turkey

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Turkey

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Turkey

Pammukkale baths – turkey
Cappodoccia hot air balloon – tturky

Bozcaada (Turkey)
Iztuzu Beach, Dalyan, Turkey

• Cappadocia Turkey Hot Air balloons – http://www.viator.com/cappadocia-balloons

Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

Turkish Baths
Hagia sofia – ayasofyamuzesi.gov.tr
Uskudar district

Local Transportation – Turkey

• – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus


United Kingdom (The)

General Info / Resources – United Kingdom

British and Irish Holidays (Travel agency and travel information) – http://www.britishirishholidays.com/

• Britain is great (Tourism authority Blog) – http://www.britainisgreat.com/

• Guardian – UK Travel – http://www.theguardian.com/travel/uk
http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/Pages/default.aspx
London Cheapo – https://londoncheapo.com/
• London Evening Standard – Goingout – http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/
• London Pass (London city information, downloadable map and attractions summary) – https://www.londonpass.com/london-tourist-map/

• London Theatre (Guide to stage shows in London)- http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/
• London Theatre (Westend Theatre official) http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/
London Theatre – Theatre people (Performing arts portal) – http://www.theatrepeople.com
• London Town (City events and sights guide) – http://www.londontown.com/
• Londonist – http://londonist.com/

• Royal Horticultural Society United Kingdom (Gardening events and open gardens) – https://www.rhs.org.uk/
• Secret London – http://www.secret-london.co.uk/ and http://secretldn.com/
• Telegraph – UK Travel – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/
• This City Life London (Blog) – http://www.thiscitylifelondon.com/
• Timeout London – Blog – http://now-here-this.timeout.com/

• TNT Magazine – (London events and happenings portal) – http://www.tntmagazine.com/london
• Tourist Information – UK – http://www.tourist-information-uk.com/
• Urban Walkabout – London – http://www.urbanwalkabout.com/london/
• View London – Whats on and Live music – http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/whats-on-live-music.aspx
• Whats on Stage (Guide to theatre in the UK) – http://www.whatsonstage.com/

Recommended Books (Selected) – United Kingdom

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – United Kingdom

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – United Kingdom

Warner bros – harry potter tour London
London – Santander public bike hire

isles of scilly – England
Woolacombe Beach, Woolacombe, United Kingdom

Northern Ireland
– Giant’s Causeway (Country Antrim, Northern Ireland)

National Gallery – London, United Kingdom
British Museum – London, United Kingdom

London
– Portobello market
– London roofgarden
– barge garden – east london
– grow london fair garden expo
– thorntons budgens supermarket garden rooftop
– Oxford circus
– Greenwich park – near London (GMT time)
– Piccadilly Circus
– Shard (The) – Observation deck
Royal Opera House
Carnaby street

• Borough Market, London

Brixton district

Brixton Village Market, London

• Emirates Airline Sky Gondola – Shttp://www.emiratesairline.co.uk/
• Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland
• O2 Arena (Main arena for events and shows) – http://www.theo2.co.uk/
• Portobello Road Market – London – http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/
• Royal Albert Hall (Performances and shows – London) – http://www.royalalberthall.com/
Royal parks – https://www.royalparks.org.uk/

Concerts, Music events (and more) ticket portals- United Kingdom

• AXS (London and UK Tickets) – http://www.axs.com/uk
• Live Nation – UK (Tickets for shows, festivals and music gigs) – http://www.livenation.co.uk/

• London TKTS (London Discounted Westend musical shows and theatrical show tickets) – http://www.tkts.co.uk/
• See Tickets (UK Tickets for shows, festivals and music gigs) – http://www.seetickets.com/
• Stubhub (London and UK Tickets – http://www.stubhub.co.uk/
• Ticketmaster – UK (Tickets for shows, festivals and more) – http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/
• Ticketstarter (Major events and concerts tickets) – http://www.ticketstarter.co.uk/

Television Audience and Filming – United Kingdom

• Applause Store (Includes Britains Got Talent, X factor, Big brother) – http://www.applausestore.com/home
• BBC Show tickets – http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/tickets/tv and http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/ and BBC show taping – http://www.bbc.co.uk/shows-and-tours
• Be on Screen – http://www.beonscreen.com/
• Lost in TV – http://www.lostintv.com/
• SRO Audiences (Includes the voice, Graham Norton)- http://www.sroaudiences.com/shows.asp

Tv Recordings – http://www.tvrecordings.com/

Areas / Districts of London – United Kingdom

• London Town – London Streets – http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets/
• My London Map (Interactive map with areas and public transport overlay) – http://www.mylondonmap.com/
• Shoreditch – London hipster area – Airbnb – https://www.airbnb.com.au/locations/london/shoreditch and (Shoreditch magazine) – http://madeinshoreditch.co.uk/
• Stuck in London – London Area Guide – http://www.stuckinlondon.com/londonareaguide/
• Wikipedia – Areas of London – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_areas_of_London
• Young London – Districts and rental areas – http://www.younglondon.co.uk/renting/areas/

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – United Kingdom

• Belfast Tourist Card (Official Tourist card) – http://www.visit-belfast.com/home/page/belfast-visitor-pass

• London Tourist Card / Pass (Official Tourist card) – http://www.londonpass.com/

Local Transportation – United Kingdom

• British Rail – http://www.britishrail.com/
• Eurostar Trains (Between UK, France and Belgium) – http://www.eurostar.com/
• Heathrow Express (Airport Express Train) – https://www.heathrowexpress.com/

• National express (Trains and buses) – http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx
• National Rail – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ (Station information , Theme parks, Sports venues, Airports and destination guides) – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/default.aspx
• Oyster Card (London Transportation smart card) – https://account.tfl.gov.uk/oyster

• Train Line (The) – United Kingdom Trabsportation Portal – http://www.thetrainline.com/
• Transport For London (Buses, London Train Tube system and light rail) – http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

– Improvements and projects – https://tfl.gov.uk/travel-information/improvements-and-projects/
– Maps – https://tfl.gov.uk/maps/
– Night tube – https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/tube-improvements/what-we-are-doing/night-tube?intcmp=22069
Wikipedia – Major development projects in London – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Major_Development_Projects_in_London
• Tube Planner (London Train station route planner) – http://www.tubeplanner.com/
• Visit London – London Trains (To/From and Within) – http://www.visitlondon.com/traveller-information/travel-to-london/trains-to-london

London Major Train Stations

London is a city with twelve major railway stations around the central area of the city. Each station has train services to different regions of the country.

Cannon Street: Local stopping services to South East London, and outer suburban services to Kent.
Charing Cross: Services to Kent, and the south coast of England. Local stopping services to Lewisham, Blackheath/Greenwich and south east London.
Euston: Terminus of West Coast Main Line – services to Birmingham (New Street), Manchester, Liverpool, the Lake District and Glasgow. Overnight sleeper trains to Scottish destinations (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William) also depart from Euston. Local stopping services to Watford, Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Fenchurch Street : Local stopping services to East London suburbs and the Essex coast.
Kings Cross: Terminus of East Coast Main Line – services to Peterborough, York, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Local stopping trains to North London suburbs, Hertfordshire and onwards to Cambridge.
• London Bridge : Local stopping services to South London suburbs as well as commuter services to Kent. Train services also to Luton (Luton Airport). Express services for Gatwick Airport.

• Liverpool Street : Terminus of Great Eastern Main Line – services to East Anglia (Ipswich, Lowestoft and Norwich), local services to East London suburbs and the Essex coast. Express services to Stansted Airport.
• Marylebone: Terminus of Chiltern Line – commuter services to Buckinghamshire towns, Banbury and Birmingham (Snow Hill)
Paddington: Terminus of Great Western Main Line – services to Oxford, Swindon, Bath, Bristol and the South West of England. Also terminus for the Heathrow Express.

• St Pancras: Terminus of Midland Main Line and High Speed One – services to Luton (incl. Luton Airport), Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield. Eurostar international services to Paris (Gare du Nord) and Brussels. High Speed services to Kent (from December 2009). Express services for Gatwick Airport.
• Victoria : Terminus of the Brighton Main Line – services to Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. Local stopping services to South London suburbs. Express services for Gatwick Airport.
Waterloo : Terminus of the South Western Main line – services to Bournemouth, Southampton and towns along the Dorset coast.

Eurostar

Eurostar trains run frequently to Brussels , Lille (France) & Paris via the Channel Tunnel from St Pancras International Station .

Airports serving London and City Transport connections

• London City (LCY)
London City is in East London in the old Docklands. There is a DLR (Docklands Light Railway) station which connects to the Jubilee Line Underground at Canning Town and the Central and Northern Lines at Bank.

• Heathrow (LHR)
Heathrow is the worst served of all London ’s airports for rail links. A non-stop service call The Heathrow Express runs to Paddington Station, however this service is very expensive (about £16 single) even though the journey is only around 10-15 minutes. There is also a cheaper, less frequest service called The Heathrow Connect which runs the same route, but also stops at intermediate stations. Heathrow is the only London airport with an underground station. The Piccadilly Line runs from Heathrow to central London with stations at Earls Court, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden. Average journey time around 50 minutes, but can be quite unpleasant and overcrowded at peak times. There is also an easy change at Hammersmith for the District Line to Westminster.

Heathrow Express – https://www.heathrowexpress.com/

• Gatwick (LGW )
Gatwick is served by the Gatwick Express with frequent departures direct to Victoria . There are also Southern Rail trains to Victoria or Brighton . These are normal trains and may be crowded at peak times. These are cheaper than the Express and some trains are just as quick. First Capital Connect trains also stop at Gatwick and these trains run from Brighton, in the south, to Luton or Bedford , in the north of London . They also stop at London Bridge and the basement level of St Pancras International Station

Gatwick Express – http://www.gatwickexpress.com/

• Stansted (STN )
During the day, trains depart every 15 minutes for the 45 minute journey to Liverpool Street . The train company is Stansted Express . Liverpool Street Station is on the Central line of the Underground, so quite easy to get to from elsewhere in London . Trains also run to Stratford in East London and Birmingham , Peterborough and Leicester .

Stansted Express – https://www.stanstedexpress.com/

• Luton (LTN)
Luton Airport is served by Luton Airport Parkway station which is a short bus ride from the terminal. First Capital Connect operate regular services via London Bridge and St Pancras Thameslink stations. Also National express offering bus express services. Certain services bound for Sheffield or Derby from St Pancras Internationalalso call at Luton Airport or Luton itself. These are considerably faster than the Thameslink services provided by First Capital Connect, but always check as some trains go through Luton without stopping.

National Express Bus service (London to Luton) – http://www.nationalexpress.com/wherewego/airports/londonlutonairport.aspx

London Luton Airport – Train and other services – http://www.london-luton.co.uk/en/content/2/1202/by-rail.html

Obtained from: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Travel-g186338-c51074/London:United-Kingdom:Railway.Stations.html


Vatican City

General Info / Resources – Vatican City

Swiss guard – http://www.guardiasvizzera.va/content/guardiasvizzera/en.html
Vatican museum – tickets – https://biglietteriamusei.vatican.va/musei/tickets/do
Vatican News – http://www.news.va/en
Vatican radio -http://en.radiovaticana.va/
Vatican State Government – http://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/en.html

Recommended Books (Selected) – Vatican City

Recommended souvenirs (Selected) – Vatican City

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Vatican City

• Vatican tour (Official)- http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html
• Vatican tour (Unofficial) – http://vaticantoursonline.com/

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Vatican City

Local Transportation – Vatican City

• Vatican City – – Airport transport, Ferries, train, buses, Ticketing, Main train station, main bus

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