Premier Travel Blog

Welcome to our brand new blog! We’ve included plenty of information to keep you updated, including a ‘travel diary’ section which shows you where our agents have been on recent holidays - including all their top tips on places to go and things to see! You can also keep up to date on where the Premier Travel staff’s favourite locations are, view our photo gallery to see some of our destinations and ensure you don’t miss out on any top offers by following us on our social media pages. Click on the ‘contact us’ section for more information or for any enquiries.

29 Sep 17

New Zealand - Travel Diary

Holly Shotter, manager of our Huntingdon branch, recently enjoyed a grand tour of New Zealand. Here, she explains all about the highlights of her trip, and why New Zealand is a must-visit destination.

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26 Jul 17

Tour of North East USA - Customer Travel Diary

When Premier customers James and Sarah Greenall toured the North East coast of America, we asked them to keep a travel diary. Read all about their trip here...

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16 Dec 16

Disneyland Paris - Travel Diary

Beth Collins, from our St Ives branch, and Kayleigh Rowland, from our Swaffham branch, have just returned from a magical pre-Christmas coach trip to Disneyland Paris. They tell us all about their break...

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09 Dec 16

Tour of Vietnam - Customer Travel Diary

Customer James Greenall recently booked a tour of Vietnam at our Cambridge branch. We asked him to keep a travel diary of his holiday and report back on his return...

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02 Dec 16

Taiwan - Travel Diary

Kelly Brasher, from our St Ives branch, paid a visit to the fascinating island of Taiwan, located to the east of China. Here she recounts the highlights of her trip....

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11 Nov 16

Northern Italy tour - Travel Diary

Seven of our travel consultants from several of our branches recently enjoyed a tour of Northern Italy. Here they reveal the highlights of the trip.

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02 Nov 16

Guernsey and Herm - Travel Diary

Gemma Evans, from our Haverhill branch, shares her experience of her recent trip to Guernsey and offers some top tips.

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26 Oct 16

Thailand then and now - Travel Diary

Debbie Goffin, from Premier Travel's head office, has visited Thailand many times over the past 25 years. She explains how exploring the less-known islands will allow you to step decades back in time.

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19 Oct 16

Best value destinations - Advice Column

Following Post Office Travel Money’s 2016 report on which destinations offer the best value for money, our regional manager, Steve Cox, explains where should be at the top of your travel list.

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12 Oct 16

Northern Lights cruise - Travel Diary

As National Cruise Month gets fully underway, Sarah Rowland from our Swaffham branch discusses her magical Norwegian trip to see the Northern Lights.

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05 Oct 16

Tour of Indonesia - Travel Diary

David Carlaw, from our head office, tells all about his tour of Indonesia.

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28 Sep 16

Florida family holiday - Travel Diary

Premier Travel Director Paul Waters tells all about his family holiday to the sunshine state of Florida.

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21 Sep 16

Food and wine tours - Advice Column

Some destinations are renowned for their cuisine and wine. Our regional manager, Steve Cox, recommends the best tours for food and wine lovers.

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03 Sep 16

South Africa - Travel Diary

Our senior marketing manager, Clare Crowson, enjoys a self-drive around South Africa and discovers it's a destination you'll want to visit time and time again.

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27 Aug 16

Lake Maggiore - Travel Diary

Stephanie Rolph, from our Halstead branch, discovers the delights of Lake Maggiore on the Italian and Swiss border.

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20 Aug 16

Olympic venues to visit - Advice Column

Following the success of Team GB at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio, our regional manager Steve Cox suggests where fans can follow in the sports stars' footsteps...

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13 Aug 16

Canada and Alaska Cruise - Travel Diary

Exploring the icy wilderness of the Canadian and Alaskan border is best done on a cruise, says Premier's Paula Wilson

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06 Aug 16

Tenerife - Travel Diary

Sun-kissed Tenerife definitely lives up to its reputation as one of the best year-round holiday hotspots, says Clare Riola from our St Ives branch

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30 Jul 16

Penang - Travel Diary

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang is a fusion of east meets west, as Alex Wallington from Premier’s Travel's head office discovers.

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16 Jul 16

Corsica - Travel Diary

With its French flavour, Corsica is an unlike any other, says Angela Clarke from our Wymondham branch

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02 Jun 16

Vietnam & Cambodia - Travel Diary

Vietnam and Cambodia are top spots for many bucket lists; our Communications Executive Esme Burden explains why the time to see them is now.

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25 May 16

Wildlife holidays - Advice Column

The draw of natural wildlife can have a big influence on our holidays, as our Regional Manager, Steve Cox explains.

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19 May 16

UK Holidays: Caister-on-Sea - Travel Diary

Holidaying at home has ‘never been better’ says our Director, Paul Waters after a family break to Caister-on-Sea.

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13 May 16

Thailand: Bangkok, Elephant Hills & Khao Lak - Travel Diary

Some of South East Asia’s most enchanting natural beauty can be found in Thailand. Jazmine Woodhouse from our Saffron Walden branch explains why it’s a must for your travel wish list.

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05 May 16

Langkawi - Travel Diary

The verdant island of Langkawi offers a tropical escape within a beautiful setting. Manager of our Royston branch, Helen Waterfield explains why it’s the perfect place to unwind.

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27 Apr 16

How a Travel Agent adds value to your holiday - Advice Column

When it comes to choosing your holiday it’s important to get it just right. Our Regional Manager, Steve Cox explains how an experienced travel agent can add value to your booking.

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20 Apr 16

Croatia - Travel Diary

Croatia’s Adriatic coastline scenery has to be seen to be believed. Clare Riola from our St Ives branch explains why Split is ideal for an island-hopping escape.

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14 Apr 16

Bali - Travel Diary

Bali’s stunning temples, amazing wildlife and astounding natural beauty are a winning combination for adventure and relaxation, as our Head of Sales and Marketing, Debbie Goffin explains.

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06 Apr 16

Alabama & Tennessee - Travel Diary

America’s southern states offer a step back in time through history, culture and music as described by Alabama Tourism’s Della Tully; a preferred supplier of Premier Travel.

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01 Apr 16

Foodie Holidays - Advice Column

Our obsession with food and eating well is influencing our choice of holidays, as our Regional Manager Steve Cox explains.

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24 Mar 16

Reykjavik - Travel Diary

Iceland is packed with stunning scenery, beautiful landscapes and amazing natural phenomenon’s, as Cheryl Cleworth from our Saffron Walden branch discovers.

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03 Mar 16

How to find the perfect coach holiday - Advice Column

Our Haverhill branch manager and coach holiday expert , Steven Woodley explains why holidays by coach are a great way to travel.

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24 Feb 16

Italian Rail Holidays - Travel Diary

A rail holiday is a fantastic way to see more than one city in the same trip. Mariam Sajjad of Typically Italian Holidays - a partner of Premier Travel - explains why.

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17 Feb 16

China - Travel Diary

Following the BBC series ‘The Story of China’ sparking an interest around the destination, John Parker at our Head Office recounts his own trip and explains what to see in this magical country.

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11 Feb 16

South Africa: Cape Town, Battlefields & Beach - Travel Diary

A country of contrasts, South Africa is filled with both astonishing natural beauty and a rich history. Brian Gilbert from our St Ives team explains why a self-drive is the best way to see it.

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27 Jan 16

Dubrovnik - Travel Diary

Less than two hours’ flying time from Stansted Airport, Dubrovnik exudes Mediterranean appeal. Our Swaffham branch manager, Leisa Olley explains why a short break is the perfect way to see the city.

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20 Jan 16

Cruising the Mediterranean - Travel Diary

Cruise holidays have undoubtedly become one of the most popular ways to see the world, with a huge range of options for every guest. Chairman of the Premier Travel Group, Renford Sargent explains why a Mediterranean voyage should be top of your travel wish list.

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15 Jan 16

Queensland, Australia - Travel Diary

With David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef documentary on BBC 1 drawing visitors to Queensland, Sharon Jacobs from our Sidney Street branch explains what makes it the ultimate holiday destination.

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07 Jan 16

Where to go in 2016 - Advice Column

With 23% of people planning to spend more on their holidays this year and with one in five people set to visit a new country*, 2016 looks to be a big year for travel. Our Regional Manager Steve Cox offers his top tips for planning your next escape.

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31 Dec 15

Mallorca - Travel Diary

Families in search of the perfect summer destination need look no further – Mallorca has it all, as Niki Waters from our Head Office reveals.

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10 Dec 15

Italian Food Tour - Travel Diary

There’s nowhere quite like Italy for gastronomic delights, as our Regional Manager, Steve Cox discovers on a foodie tour of Portico di Romagna.

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03 Dec 15

Deep South USA - Travel Diary

Home to the heart and soul of country music and steeped in American history, the USA’s Deep South will capture your heart. Claudine from our Bedford Street branch explains why...

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27 Nov 15

Guernsey & Herm - Travel Diary

Guernsey is ideal for a relaxing break with neighbouring Herm, Alderney and Sark all within easy reach. Jo Cook at our Head office recently enjoyed a trip to Guernsey and shares her experience below.

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18 Nov 15

Best value winter destinations - Advice Column

In search of a winter break but don’t know where to choose? Our Regional Managerl, Steve Cox hunts down the best value destinations in the UK, Europe and further afield.

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12 Nov 15

Madeira - Travel Diary

Less than four hours flying time from the UK and with a favourably warm winter climate, Madeira is the perfect destination for a short winter break. Our Newmarket branch manager, Elaine explains why it should be top of your list.

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04 Nov 15

New Zealand - Travel Diary

Known for its outstanding natural beauty and spectacular scenery, New Zealand is a country quite unlike any other. Our Senior Marketing Manager, Clare Crowson explains why it has to be seen to be believed.

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28 Oct 15

Japan - Travel Diary

A fusion of culture, tradition and modern day technology make Japan one of the Far East’s most fascinating and beautiful countries, as John Parker from our head office discovers.

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22 Oct 15

Iconic James Bond film locations - Advice Column

In anticipation of Spectre, the latest James Bond film hitting cinemas this Monday; Our Regional Manager Steve Cox offers his top tips for Bond-themed holidays.

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14 Oct 15

Munich Christmas Markets - Travel Diary

If a trip to Europe’s Christmas markets is on the cards, look no further than Munich for a dose of festive fun. Niki Waters at our Head Office explains why it’s the perfect choice for a Christmas break.

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07 Oct 15

Thailand & Myanmar - Travel Diary

Two of the Far East’s most culturally fascinating destinations, Thailand and Myanmar create the perfect twin-centre holiday. Emma Brasnett at our head office explains why both countries hold a place in her heart.

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24 Sep 15

Jersey - Travel Diary

Beautiful scenery, fantastic beaches and the best sunshine record in the British Isles make Jersey the perfect choice for an action-packed family holiday. Our head of Sales & Marketing, Debbie Goffin tells the Cambridge News why it’s a winner for both parents and children.

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17 Sep 15

River Cruising: Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg - Travel Diary

River Cruising takes you right to the heart of a destination and is a fantastic way to see lots of places in one holiday. Our Huntingdon Branch Manager, Holly Shotter explains why River Cruising should be top of your bucket list.

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16 Sep 15

Canada: Calgary Stampede Revisited - Guest Blog

Two customers at our Reepham Road branch, Helen Fraser & Meg White visited the world famous Calgary Stampede Rodeo in 2011, and loved it so much they decided to go back again this year. Read their guest blog to find out more...

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09 Sep 15

South Africa: Cape Town, Winelands & Safari - Travel Diary

Dramatic scenery, fantastic food, incredible wildlife and outstanding value – South Africa has it all, and much more besides. Our South Africa expert, Steve Guy explains why there’s so much to love about this beautiful country.

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03 Sep 15

Mini breaks to ease the winter blues - Advice Column

With summer coming to a close and autumn fast approaching, a short break can help to avoid the ‘winter blues’. Our Regional Manager, Steve Cox gives the Cambridge News his top tips for a seasonal short break.

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26 Aug 15

Great Rail Journeys: Eastern & Oriental Express - Travel Diary

The wonders of the Far East are best explored in style, as our Dereham branch manager, Jo Peacock found on board the iconic Eastern & Oriental Express. Find out why this great rail journey from from Singapore to Bangkok is a must for your bucket list.

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20 Aug 15

Fred.Olsen Cruise: St Petersburg, Stockholm & Estonia - Travel Diary

The Baltic cities all have their own unique charm, and one of the best ways to uncover their magical history is with a scenic cruise. Having experienced Fred. Olsen’s 2014 voyage to Russia, Sweden & Estonia sailing from Southampton; Premier Travel’s cruise expert, Caroline Young tells the Cambridge News why it’s a must for your travel wish list.

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12 Aug 15

Tavira, Portugal - Travel Diary

The beaches of the Algarve are undoubtedly alluring, but you’ll find a more authentic taste of Portugal in Tavira’s cobbled streets. Brian Gilbert from our St Ives team explains why this hidden gem is well worth a visit.

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29 Jul 15

Norfolk Broads - Travel Diary

There’s no better way to unwind than out on the water, with some of the UK’s most stunning scenery and waterways just waiting to be explored. Ian Pritt at our Dereham branch explains why his recent boating trip along the Norfolk Broads was so inspiring.

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23 Jul 15

Northern Spain - Travel Diary

Spain is often thought of as a classic beach holiday destination, but its lesser known Northern region is also packed with history and culture just waiting to be discovered. Following a recent educational visit, Kelly from our St Ives branch explains why this unspoiled area is the perfect choice for a sunshine-soaked break.

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16 Jul 15

New York - Travel Diary

As one of the biggest shopping destinations in the world, New York is the perfect choice for some retail therapy. Following her amazing holiday, Hanna Taylor, Travel consultant at our Addenbrookes branch explains why a shopping break in the big apple is hard to beat.

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16 Sep 14

Las Vegas - Travel Diary

When Gemma Evans, Assistant Manager of our Haverhill branch was given the opportunity to experience Las Vegas on an educational visit, we asked her to tell us all about it when she returned. Click below for more details about her fantastic trip.

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15 Aug 14

Dublin from Cambridge Airport - Travel Diary

When Sue, our Ely branch manager tried out the route from Cambridge Airport to Dublin on a day trip, we asked her to keep a diary of her time away so we could hear all about it when she got back. Read all about Sue's trip by clicking below.

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25 Jun 14

P&O Adonia Cruise Ship Visit - Travel Diary

When Laura Ashley, our Addenbrookes' Branch Manager visited P&O's Adonia Cruise ship for the day, we asked her to keep a diary of her experience to share with us when she returned. Click below to find out more about her visit.

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08 Apr 14

Tuscan Coast - Travel Diary

When one of the Travel Consultants from our Bishop's Stortford branch, Annette Kempster went on an educational visit to the beautiful Tuscan coast, we asked her to keep a diary of her time in Italy and fill us in on her return. Here is her personal account of the trip.

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27 Feb 14

Malta & Gozo - Travel Diary

When Ian Pritt, Assistant Manager of our Swaffham branch went to Malta & Gozo on an educational visit, we asked him to keep a travel diary to show us when he returned. Continue reading to see his personal account of the trip.

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08 Jan 14

Morocco - Travel Diary

When Stephanie Rolph (pictured furthest right), one of the Travel Consultants from our Halstead branch went to Morocco on an educational visit, we asked her to keep a travel diary to show us when she returned. Here is her personal account of the trip.

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12 Dec 13

Liguria - Travel Diary

When Felicity Turpie (pictured right), one of the Travel Consultants from our St Ives branch went to Liguria, Italy on an educational visit, we asked her to keep a travel diary so we could read all about it when she returned. Here is her personal account of the trip.

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27 Nov 13

Dubai - Travel Diary

When Chloe Elmar, one of our Travel Consultants from Travel Centre Dereham was sent on an educational visit to Dubai, we asked her to keep a travel diary of her time away so that we could hear all about it when she returned. Click here to read Chloe's personal account of the trip.

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05 Nov 13

Lake Como & Milan - Travel Diary

When our Royston branch manager Carrie Taylor went on an educational visit to the beautiful Lake Como and Milan, we asked her to keep a diary of her time in Italy and fill us in on her return. Here is her personal account of the trip.

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10 Oct 13

Canada & The Yukon - Travel Diary

When Steve Guy, one of our Senior Travel Consultants and a Canada specialist, went on an educational trip to the lesser known Canadian territory of The Yukon earlier this month, we asked him to take notes and fill us in on his trip when he returned. Check out his personal account of his time in Canada and the Yukon, and his amazing photos!

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24 Sep 13

Celebrity Infinity

When Victoria Coleman was given the opportunity to visit the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship whilst docked at Harwich, she was only too happy to attend. Here is her account of her time on board the Celebrity Infinity.

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27 Aug 13

Amsterdam - Travel Diary

When Premier Travel's Senior Marketing Manager, Clare Crowson went on a mini-break to Amsterdam with her sister, we asked her to keep a record of her trip and what she got up to. Here is her travel diary of her long weekend in Amsterdam.

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19 Aug 13

Elephant Hills - Travel Diary

When Premier Travel's Graphic Designer Jo Berg took her family on a tropical Thailand holiday in July, one of the stops on their list was at the amazing Elephant Hills resort in Khao Sok. Here is Jo's daughter Adeva's account of their amazing experience.

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15 Jul 13

Norwegian Fjords - Travel Diary

When one of the Travel Consultants from the Premier Travel team went on a cruise around the Norwegian Fjords earlier this month, we asked her to take notes and fill us in on her trip when she returned.

Below are the daily updates of her favourite areas and her holiday itinerary; including advice on things to do and pictures of the best sights.

Norwegian Fjords travel diary by Liz Rhodes, Premier Travel Consultant

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25 Jun 13

Rome – Travel Diary

When one of the Premier Travel Marketing Team went to Rome earlier this month, we asked her to keep a diary of her trip away.

Below are the daily updates of her favourite areas in Rome and her holiday itinerary; including advice on things to do and pictures of the best sights.

Rome travel diary by Esme Burden, Premier Travel Marketing

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