It can be tough to settle on a destination with so many great choices on offer from Stansted. To help you out, we’ve devised a quiz to to help. Which of these six stunning places is the one for you?
The culinary delights of Barcelona are known the world over. As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona offers a wide range of food that will satisfy any traveller’s appetite. Seafood is a particular speciality of the region, as are desserts, so prepare to loosen your belt after a visit here. The good news is that the scenic city is great to walk around, so you should be able to work off that pa amb tomàquet one way or another…
Warsaw has a long history with many notable events from the past shaping its current status as one of the world’s must-see destinations. Of course, you could always opt for a relaxing trip discovering all the authentic fare the city has to offer, but it would be a shame to visit and not explore the Polish capital’s heritage. Although the temperatures dip in Autumn, this does make for fewer crowds, creating an unforgettable experience for architecture lovers… or those just looking to tuck into a generous portion of pierogi.
Known as the ‘Cannes of the North‘, you’ll find it hard to believe that this quaint French town is only just over an hour away from Stansted Airport. Also surprising is the fact that the beaches around Dinard are some of the best in Europe, with locals keen to keep it something of a secret from the rest of the world. On your way into town, you’ll also notice numerous boats in the harbour, highlighting the sea-faring roots of this part of Brittany. A relaxing getaway is guaranteed.
At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul might seem like it’s having a constant identity crisis. Over the centuries, the culture of the city, as well as the superb architecture and food, has been influenced by visitors from all over the world. The markets are open all year round and the city boasts numerous examples of spectacular artwork. Every vantage point offers distinctive views of a beautiful skyline, providing perfect backdrops for late nights spent discovering local delicacies. The best of both worlds, right on your doorstep.
From comfy cardigans on TV to the best pop music around, Scandi-cool is a buzz phrase that refuses to go away. The effortless style of Stockholm is infectious; just be prepared to be the best dressed person in the office when returning from your trip to the Swedish capital. Get those oversized jumpers ready!
One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice offers art-lovers the opportunity to be in their element. The winding canals often lead to picturesque plazas and once on dry land, you can venture into the numerous galleries and museums to take in all manner of masterpieces from around the world. Many writers, painters and poets have found Venice to be the perfect place to get their creative juices flowing, so be sure to pack your own paint brushes and pens before you visit.
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