Church of Spilled Blood Ceiling

On: 20th June, 2016

Why St Petersburg Should be your Next City Break

  • Russia
  • St Petersburg

'Why would you want to go to Russia?', has pretty much been the stock response from people for the last decade or so when I've told them I'm heading there, and that's usually followed by a slight shudder and questions about prison camps, Putin and whether the food is terrible. However,…

Christmas Tree in Stockholm

On: 22nd October, 2013

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Russia

The days are getting shorter, the telly's getting better and we've already had our first batch of mince pies in the office, which can only mean one thing: you can officially start getting excited about Christmas now.

Borscht Soup

On: 23rd September, 2013

Grandma's Borscht Recipe

  • Russia
  • Finland

Try this Borscht recipe, a Ukrainian / Russian / Polish soup picked up in Europe by Original Travel's Flora!

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By Harriet
On: 1st August, 2013

Christmas Special Offers for Europe

  • Estonia
  • Europe
  • Russia

In order to visit this year's festive European Christmas Markets you will need somewhere to stay! Here we have some exclusive Christmas special offers for some of the best hotels in Europe. BE WARNED - Limited spaces are available, so book now to avoid disappointment!...

Dog Sledding, Swedish Lapland
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By Tom
On: 17th January, 2013

10 Best Big Short Breaks

  • Cuba
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Norway
  • Russia

Way back in the mists of time, or on January 17th 2003 to be exact, Original Travel launched on an unsuspecting world with its natty new concept, the Big Short Break. The portfolio of trips were designed to provide what A A Gill called an 'espresso break' - a short, sharp hit of travel that…

Christmas in Stockholm

By Dominique
On: 21st December, 2012

Christmas Holiday Destinations for Celebrations with a Twist!

  • South Africa
  • Russia
  • Ethiopia
  • India
  • Sweden
  • London

Whilst Christmas isn't celebrated everywhere, those countries getting in to the festive swing of things have surprisingly different traditions, customs, and even dates of merriment. Here's a quick look at some of our favourite Christmas holiday destinations, both around the globe and a…

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By Tom
On: 7th December, 2011

80 Senses: #29 - The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

  • Russia
  • St Petersburg

3 million works of art and counting... Keeping up with the Joneses never resulted in as pleasurable experience as St Petersburg. Built in defiance of nature and logic, the city is a monument to the will of Peter the Great, who wanted Russia to have a 'window on the West' and - more…