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Continental Europe: Spot the giant! Game of Thrones® mythical characters appear in Ulster Museum

By Jocelyn Black

The latest element of Tourism Ireland's 2016 Game of Thrones® campaign has been revealed – and this time it involves a painting in the Ulster Museum which has been re-imagined to include mythical characters from the world of Game of Thrones®.

Continental Europe: Croatia Makes Its Debut with Peter Sommer Travels: September Gulet Journey Showcases Spectacular Dalmatian Coast

By Peggy Bendel

Monmouth, UK, --The spectacular Dalmatian coast of Croatia has become the newest destination offered by archaeological and cultural tour specialist Peter Sommer Travels, with a new eight-day yacht expedition between Split and Dubrovnik to debut in September.

Continental Europe: In a Galaxy not so Far Away...Ireland Feels 'The Force'

By joyoftravel.ca news services

An island off Ireland's south west coast is wowing audiences at screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Unveiled in the film's closing minutes, this closely guarded secret ending to Episode 7 was filmed in September 2014 on Skellig Michael Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continental Europe: Holidays in Berlin: No time for hibernation in Germany's vibrant capital

By Kirsten Schmidt

80 Christmas Markets, Shopping, Concerts, and Culinary Delights Heat Up the Season.

Continental Europe: The Hague: city of accessible delights

By Paul Knowles (first published in FYI: Forever Young Information)

The Hague (Den Haag) is a remarkable, small city, the royal city of The Netherlands, highly walkable, and home to some spectacular attractions.

Continental Europe: Hyatt Regency ideal base for Paris exploration

By Paul Knowles

Our favourite thing was the view. Every evening, before we went to bed, we waited for the half-hour Eiffel Tower light show, clearly visible from our 23rd floor window. Every morning, we awoke to a Parisian panorama that included the Tower, the Arc d'Triomphe, and just a bit farther, the Louvre. Amazing! (Photo: view from the author's room at the Hyatt; photo by Nancy Knowles)

Continental Europe: A proud time for Hamburg

By joyoftravel.ca news services

What does the Taj Mahal in India, the Peruvian Inka city of Machu Picchu and the Great Pyramids of Giza have in common with Hamburg? They all belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 5 July 2015, the Hamburg ensemble 'Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus' has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it one of the world's 1.031 'masterpieces of human creation with outstanding universal value'.

Continental Europe: Amsterdam: the city of canals

By Paul Knowles (first published in the Toronto Sun)

Amsterdam's canals are the heart of this amazing city, which locals insist surpasses Venice in its attractions! (Photo by Nancy Knowles)

Continental Europe: HOTEL HASSLER ROMA ANNOUNCES NEW "FLAVORS OF A JOURNEY" CULINARY PACKAGE

By Suzanne Flores

Rome's renowned Hotel Hassler Roma has announced a new "Flavors of a Journey" culinary package highlighting the innovative cuisine of Chef Francesco Apreda from the hotel's Michelin-starred Imàgo restaurant.

Continental Europe: THE PRINCIPAL MADRID OPENS GRAN VIA'S GRAND RENAISSANCE

By joyoftravel.ca news services

Located on the Spanish Capital's grand boulevard, Gran Vía, The Principal Madrid is the latest coup from hotelier and Design Hotels™' Original Pau Guardans. As the flagship property from his Único Hotels group, the palatial building dates back to 1917, housing 76 rooms and suites, a restaurant by acclaimed chef Ramón Freixa, a bar and year-round pergola. Modern Spanish luxe is at its loftiest heights at the crowning rooftop terrace and bar, with a sundeck and sweeping views of Madrid and beyond.

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