They call Prague the City of a Thousand Spires. Piercing the heavens, the spires dominate the picturesque skyline–a reminder of how long Prague has stood at a turbulent crossroads of Europe. Steve Meacham reveals the stories behind some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
While the big cities –London, Rome, Paris et al –may lure travellers to Europe, it’s often the smaller destinations that linger most in the memory. Packed with charm, history and culture, Steve McKenna discovers these three pocket-sized gems from Norway, Germany and Austria offer a fresh, invigorating perspective on the Old Continent.
Lucy Jones takes us north where less than 100,000 people live along Alaska’s Inside Passage, sprinkled between tiny fishing villages and historic gold rush towns that are inherently tied to the ocean. Many are secluded from the outside world, only accessible by water -and that’s the waythe locals like it. A cruise along the Inside Passage is an insight into these fascinating communities, and the best way to see some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet -soaring ice cliffs, ancient glaciers and unspoilt forests.
See New Zealand by rail. Sit back as New Zealand’s trains take you between mountains, cities and seaside towns. Travel in comfort as you enjoy new views around every bend. From coast to mountains, four special rail journeys explore the Land of the Long White Cloud. Travel on the iconic TranzAlpine from coast to coast across the Southern Alps, and ride the Coastal Pacific and the Glenbrook Vintage Steam Train, and also enjoy a unique Rail Cruising experience.
Trans-Tasman travel is back on and North Island's stunning subtropical enclave looks more inviting than ever.