St Petersburg Luxury Hotel 50% Discount Corinthia Sale

St Petersburg in Russia, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Built on land next to the wide River Neva next to the Baltic Sea, the city is banked by buildings so dainty and ornate, they look like sugar-icing creations. Palaces, canals and Museums make this a city to enjoy; Russia knows how to manage snow and ice, so daily life continues regardless of the conditions. If you feel it’s time you experienced this magnificent city, take advantage of a genuine sale opportunity. Beginning on 11th January 2016, the Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale offers a 50% discount on room rates in their five-star European hotels in Malta, Prague, Lisbon, Budapest and the state of the art, Corinthia St Petersburg Hotel is included in this tempting offer, (at the London hotel, rooms are being offered at 30% off on room rates).

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Situated in the heart of the city, Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg is within walking distance of many of the major cultural attractions. For a sensory overload, book tickets for The State Hermitage located within the stunning Winter Palace, where national treasures of extraordinary beauty can be viewed. Visit the Museum of Vodka or, for a more literary experience, visit The Museum of Pushkin, one of Russia’s finest writers. Take a stroll to the domed Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood – it’s gorgeous interior entranced believers for generations.

The Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg is a short journey from the local main railway stations, the sea passenger terminal and the local airport – making it an ideal base for anyone looking to combine business and pleasure. A picture of luxurious comfort and style, the hotel is a perfect destination for a special holiday experience.

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Set within three 19th century buildings, the Corinthia Hotel has been fully renovated to a luxurious five star standard. It has every modern convenience – combined with superior style and excellent customer care.

Fabulous fabrics, amazing original artwork, and first class design offer hotel guests a thoroughly relaxing hotel experience in spacious, comfortable rooms.

St Petersburg has many fine dining opportunities – and several top rated restaurants can be found in the hotel. You can sample local specialities or enjoy some innovative international cuisine in the sumptuous ‘Imperial Restaurant’. There are two bars, offering a fascinating range of local and speciality beverages, and for true Russian indulgence, sample a tempting high tea in ‘Café Vienna’.

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There is a fully-equipped Health Club, offering extensive gym facilities, suitable for beginners and experienced gym users. The views from the roof top Solarium are stunning! The nearby Crystal Spa & Lounge offers a full range of quality beauty treatments and the concierge will arrange your visit to suit your timetable. Guests who book a full treatment at the Crystal Spa & Lounge will also be offered one complimentary therapy from a set list, examples on offer are express hair treatments, facials, or nail treatments.

Russian history is fascinating, and this area of Russia has so much artistry, culture and passion. Take a chance to experience St Petersburg which retains so much of its original beauty. The BBCs latest dramatization of Tolstoys epic “War and Peace” may have wetted your appetite for the age of Russian opulence. A holiday in St Petersburg may have long been on your list of places to visit, but this fabulous offer should make the journey more palatable! For a destination with a difference, glorious St Petersburg will give you an unforgettable holiday.

Room rates at the Corinthia St Petersburg start at 64€ per night and guests can benefit from further rewards when booked exclusively on corinthia.com. The sale ends 24th March but you can stay any time this year, up until the end of December 2016.

Corinthia Reward Scheme

Both corporate and leisure guests can reap the rewards available when staying in one of the five star hotels exclusively when through the website. The reward scheme includes complimentary room upgrades, extended check outs and discounts in its restaurants and bars. Rewards vary per hotel and are available subject to availability – for further information, please see Corinthia.com.

Great Days Out on Costa del Sol

Are you thinking of a holiday on the Costa del Sol? You are probably looking forward to long warm days lounging by the beach and the pool, evening meals out and nights on the town in your resort. But there is so much more to the Costa del Sol than you might imagine. How about breaking up that lazy fortnight with a few days out and about? See what you think about these suggestions?

Ronda

Just an hour from the coast in a mountainous region of Spain lies the beautiful, historic city of Ronda. This unique city is in two parts, perched at the top of cliffs that are separated by a huge gorge – a must-see town that seems to transport you back in time. How about taking in the sights by horse and cart?

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Your guide will take you to…

  • The Plaza de Toros – the oldest and one of the most beautiful bullrings in the world

  • The breathtaking El Tajo Gorge

  • The spectacular Roman Bridge, known as the Puente Nuevo (New Bridge). Look down and you will see the old Roman bridge below

  • Ronda’s two museums

After touring, why not head for a nice meal or tapas…Ronda is well known for its range of fine restaurants and tapas bars.

Wherever you are staying on the Costa, you will find coach tours to Ronda are available. If you have a hire car, it is very easy to find, inland from Marbella. The journey itself, up a winding mountain road is spectacular in itself.

Malaga City

Having visited Malaga several times, it always surprises me that it is not more recognised as a tourist destination – at least that seems to be the case among British tourists. Malaga is a beautiful city, full of interesting historical buildings, wide boulevards paved in marble and a wonderful shopping centre. A great way to take in the sights is on the bus tour which takes place on a red, double decker London bus. This is a ‘hop-on-hop-off’ tour so when you see something that interests you, just jump off for a closer look. There are 14 stops throughout the city and a commentary is provided throughout.

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Are you pretty fit? If buses aren’t your thing, why not take the Malaga Bike Tour? Bikes are provided, as is a guide who will show you the sights at a nice, leisurely place. This tour can take you down the little back streets and plazas that other tours miss. This is a unique way to really get a feel for this great town. Don’t miss…

  • The Picasso Museum (Malaga is Picasso’s birthplace)

  • The Alcazaba – a spectacular fortress

  • Malaga Cathedral – the huge vaulted ceiling is truly amazing. The cathedral took 250 years to build.

  • The Castillo de Gibralfaro – a castle that overlooks the city, featuring breathtaking panoramic views

  • Malaga Park – a sea of tranquillity in a busy city.

Gibraltar

There are dozens of companies on the coast running tours to Gibraltar or you could drive there from Malaga in about 90 minutes. Gibraltar is a little piece of home, right here in the sun. As soon as you cross the border the ‘Britishness’ of the place hits you – from the old-style red phone boxes to British Bobbies. There is also a lively shopping centre featuring many shops that are familiar on the British high street. Gibraltarians are very welcoming to tourists. If you do get to visit Gibraltar, you will want to see…

  • A dolphin spotting boat ride – You are highly likely to see hundreds of dolphins though this is not 100% guaranteed

  • St Michaels Cave – a magnificent natural phenomena

  • The Great Siege Tunnels – Tunnels hewn from solid rock, cannons and a history lesson on the 300 years of British Gibraltar

  • Cable Car to Upper Rock Nature Reserve –visit the home of the famous apes

  • Ocean Village – Bars, restaurants and shopping right on the port side

  • Gibraltar Casino – open early till late, free entry – but be careful, as this is an easy way to become separated from your money.

  • Europa Point – fantastic views across the Gibraltar Straits to Africa

Don’t forget your passport!

Tangier, Morocco

OK, it’s not on Costa del Sol, it’s in Spain and it’s not even in Europe! But Africa is so close, so why not grab the opportunity to get over there and take a look. In many ways it is like another world!

Algeciras is the Spanish port across the bay from Gibraltar and is about one-and-a-half hours from Malaga by car or coach. Then you have the choice of a standard ferry crossing of 90 minutes or a fast 30 minute ferry to cross the Straits to Tangier, a busy and bustling Moroccan port. It is a good idea but not essential, to get yourself a tour guide…there are many available. If you booked a package trip including the bus and ferry, one may be included in the price. Your guide will show you around and keep you from being pestered too much.

There is so much to see and do that a day trip might not be enough. Here are some suggestions:

  • The Grand Socco – the entrance to the medina

  • The Medina

  • The Kazbah – the highest point in the city

  • The Old Spanish Church

  • Mohammed Drissi Gallery of Contemporary Art

  • The Souk – the chance to haggle for a bargain. Be strong but remember it is just their way of earning a living

Wherever you visit and whatever you do during your stay on the Costa del Sol, enjoy your stay!

Article provided by Mike James, an independent content writer in the travel industry working alongside local companies like Penguin Car Hire – who offer great rates for Malaga Airport travel.

Best Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

Gone are the days when honeymooners would book a trip to Hawaii. Newlyweds now have more options when it comes to honeymoon destinations. Whether your idea of a dream honeymoon is at an exotic beach or in a mountain resort, you have lots of places to choose from.

Here are some of the best honeymoon destinations that you might want to consider for that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

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Belize

This small country in Central America is not exactly accessible from Europe, as it is around 10 hours away by plane from London. But it is beautiful and laidback; the type of place you’d want to spend days or weeks after months of preparing for your wedding. It is unspoiled, and it is largely unheard of unlike other Caribbean islands like Jamaica.

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This country is home to the second largest barrier reef system in the world. There are lots of diving, snorkelling and fishing spots. Plus the white sand beaches are perfect for sunbathing. And if you want to explore the other parts of the country, there are rainforest reserves and Mayan ruins to explore.

Maldives

If your dream honeymoon is spending time with your partner in a deserted island, then book a flight and accommodation in Maldives. For many years, this country has consistently ranked in the list of top honeymoon destinations.

This is a small archipelago that is located less than 500 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. It sits atop a huge underwater mountain range. It’s a paradise especially for divers who would want to get close to turtles, stingrays, Manta rays and whale sharks.

Like Belize, Maldives is around 10 hours away by plane from London. There are airlines that offer direct flights to Maldives from London such as British Airways.

Seychelles

Another archipelago in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is blessed with exquisite snorkelling and diving sites. Forty one of the 115 islands are granite. Island-hopping is the activity you’ll most likely enjoy here, aside from lounging around its white sand beaches. It is around 10 hours away by plane from London.

Fiji

If you and your partner would want to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban living, then you should book a honeymoon in Fiji. Sure, you’d spend more than a day travelling to this island-country from London but the sights are sure worth the long trip.

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Because the islands were formed by volcanic activity lots of years ago, there are countless rugged mountains with lush forests on many of the Fijian islands. The beaches are picturesque and you will love the many world-class snorkelling and diving sites.

But if you love golf, you will get excited with the fact that the country boasts of world class golf courses.

Porto Heli, Greece

In case you want to have a memorable and relaxing honeymoon without leaving Europe, then go to Porto Heli in the Peloponnese peninsula of Greece. The calm beaches of the small coastal town are great for sunbathing. You’ll also love the lush olive groves and perfect bays of the town.

Plan your perfect trip in advance or follow your heart and go spontaneously. Either way, have a splendid honeymoon!