World Cultures

Links To Cultures Around The World

Grand Tour 2005

Useful Information

Hotels / Hostels

General –

http://www.tripadvisor.com/                             Trip Advisor (Hotels)

http://www.hotelscomparison.com/                  Hotel Comparison (Hotels)

http://www.expedia.co.uk/                                 Expedia (Hotels / Flights)

http://www.inn26.com/                                       World Accommodation Guide (Hotels & Hostels)

http://www.venere.com/site/index.php?lg=en&ref=27055          Venere (Hotels) * 2star

http://www.eurocheapo.com/                           Euro Cheapo (Hotels) – uses Venere

http://www.holidaycityeurope.com/index.shtml                Holiday City (Hotels) *

http://www.travelocity.com/                             Travelocity (Hotels)

http://www.priceline.com/                                  Priceline (Hotels)

http://www.octopustravel.com/IntlHome.jsp                Octopus Travel (Hotels)

http://www.bookitcheap.com/index.html        Book It Cheap (Hotels) *

http://www.bookings.org/                                 Bookings (Hotels) *

http://www.activereservations.com/                Active Reservations (Hotels) *

 

http://www.absolutehostels.com/index.html                Absolute Hostels (Hostels)

http://www.gomio.com/index.aspx                    Back Packing Portal (Hostels)

http://www.cheap-hostels-in.com/                   Cheap Hostels (Hostels) *

http://www.hostels.com/index.php                   Hostels .com (Hostels) * map

http://www.hostelplanet.com/                           Hostel Planet (Hostels)

http://www.hihostels.com/openHome.do     HI Hostels (Hostels) * need to be HI member

http://reservations.bookhostels.com/travelindependent/                Hostelworld * (using cheap-hostels?)

http://www.hostelworld.com/                            Hostel World * very good

 

Places –

France

http://www.parisinfo.com/                                                Paris Information

http://www.123france.com/                                French Hotels *

 

Spain

http://www.spain.info/TourSpain/home?language=en              Spain Information - Tourism

http://www.okspain.org/                                    Spain OK – Tourist

http://www.hotelsearch.com/                             Hotel Search in Spain * very good

http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/                   Barcelona Information - Tourism

http://www.barcelona-on-line.es/eng/index.asp                Barcelona Hotels *

 

Portugal

http://www.portugal-info.net/                          Portugal Information - Tourism

http://www.portugal.com/                                 Portugal Online – Tourism

 

Italy

http://www.it.laterooms.com/?lang=eng         Book late accommodation in Italy

http://www.emmeti.it/index.uk.html                Accommodation List (not dated)

http://www.roma-hotels.com/                           Hotels in Rome (dated) *

http://www.romeby.com/accommod/choose.htm                Rome Accommodation (not dated)

http://www.liveinrome.com/hotels/cheap.htm                Cheap Hotels in Rome

http://www.florence-online.com/                      Florence Online (Information & Accommodation)

http://www.guideofvenice.com/eng/hotel/tutti/index.php         Guide of Venice (Accommodation)

http://www.venicecard.com/cose_eng.jsp     Venice Card (Tourist pass)

 

Slovenia

http://www.slovenia-tourism.si/intro/                Slovenia Tourism

http://www.ljubljana-tourism.si/index.cgi?set_lang=us                Ljubljana (Tourism & Accommodation)

 

Slovakia

http://slovakia.eunet.sk/                                    Guide to Slovakia (Information & Accommodation)

http://www.bratislava.sk/en/                              Bratislava Tourism (Information & Accommodation)

 

Austria

http://www.oejhv.or.at/e-choose.htm                Austrian Youth Hostels

http://www.info.wien.at/article.asp?IDArticle=9010                Vienna Tourism (Info & Accommodation)

 

Czech Republic

http://www.bed.cz/                             Prague Hotels

http://www.hotels-in-prague.net/                Hotels in Prague

http://www.prague-info.cz/                Prague Tourism

http://www.phl.cz/                               Prague Hotel Locator *

http://www.czechsite.com/                                Czech Tourism

http://www.travelguide.cz/                                Czech Tourism

 

Germany

http://www.visits-to-germany.com/                Welcome to Germany (Information & Accommodation)

http://www.berlin-tourist-information.de/english/reiseveranstalter/index.html                Berlin Tourism

 

Netherlands

http://www.holland.com/us/                Holland Tourism (Info & Accommodation) *

http://www.amsterdam.nl/uk                Amsterdam Tourism

http://www.hotelres.nl/                      Book Hotels

 

Belgium

http://www.visitbelgium.com/                Belgium Tourism (Info & Accommodation - links)

http://belgium-hospitality.com/newbelgium/recherche1.php                Belgium Hotels

http://www.brussels-hotels.com/                Brussels Hotels

http://www.ebrusselshotels.com/                Brussels Hotels

http://www.hotelsbelgium.net/                Hotels in Belgium *

 

Transport

Trains

http://www.interrailnet.com/                             InterRail (Train Pass)

http://www.raileurope.com/us/index.htm        Travel Europe (Train Pass & Timetables)

http://www.budgettravel.com/eurorail.htm   Europe Rail Transportation (Information)

 

http://www.seat61.com/Spain.htm                   How to Travel By Train… (Information)

-          Book Through:

http://www.raileurope.co.uk/                0870 5 848 848 (lines open 08:00-21:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00-18:00 on Saturdays and 10:00-17:00 on Sundays)

http://www.festtravel.co.uk/Ffestiniog_Travel.htm                01766 512400

 

http://www.spanish-rail.co.uk/                         Spanish Train Booking – linked too…

http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/ingles.html           Spanish Trains

 

http://www.sncf.com/indexe.htm                      French Trains

 

http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/oebb.w02/query.exe/en                Austrian Trains

 

http://www.vlak.cz/ConnForm.asp?tt=c&cl=E5                Czech Trains

 

http://www.bahn.de/-S:PtVOR9:dzAupdNNTcbRtNNNNO5M/p/view/international/englisch/international_guests.shtml German Trains

 

Ferry

http://www.poferries.com/                                 PO Ferries (Portsmouth – Le Havre)

http://www.hoverspeed.com/                            Hoverspeed (Calais – Dover)

http://www.seafrance.com/en/home/index.php                Sea France (Calais – Dover)

http://www.ferrysmart.co.uk/dover-calais-ferry.shtml                Ferry Smart (Information)

 

Airplanes

http://www.travelocity.com/                             Travelocity (Flights & Hotels)

http://www.priceline.com/                                  Priceline (Flights & Hotels)

http://www.easyjet.com/                                   Easyjet (Flights)

http://www.cheapflights.co.uk/                       Cheapflights – Air Travel 

 

Backpacking Help

http://www.bootsnall.com/                                                Boots n’ All (Information & Hotels / Hostels)

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/                           Lonely Planet (Information)

http://www.travellerspoint.com/                        Travellers Point (Information & Hotels / Hostels) *

-          above uses https://b2b.hotelclub.net/

http://www.lastminute.com/site/                       Last Minute (Flights & Hotels)

 

Online Travel Agents

http://www.infohub.com/                  InfoHub – Speciality Travel Guide (+hotels)

http://www.travelocity.com/                Travelocity – Flights/Hotels

http://www.bargainholidays.com/home/home.asp                Bargain Holidays – Accommodation + Flights

 

Others

http://www.maporama.com/share/                    Maporama (Maps)

http://www.multimap.com/                               Multimap (Maps) **

http://www.subwaynavigator.com/subway_site/eng/accueil/fset_subway.htm                Subways

http://www.travelblog.org/Europe/                  Travel Blogs

http://www.footloosetravel.com/index.html                Footloose Travel Magazine

http://www.oanda.com/                                      Currency Converter

http://www.xe.com/ucc/                                    Currency Converter

 

Travel Insurance

http://www.churchill.com/travel/travel_getquote.htm?vName=subNav0                              Churchill

http://www.lloydstsb.com/insurance/travel_insurance.asp                                       Lloyds

 

Backpacking Details

http://www.travelindependent.info/                 Travel Independent Information (Information)

http://www.the-backpacking-site.com/                The Backpacking Site (Information)

http://www.guideforeurope.com/index.html Guide For Europe (Information & Hostels) *

http://www.statravel.co.uk/index.asp?bhcp=1                STA Travel (Information & Hostels) *

 

Travel Information

http://www.visiteurope.com/                Visit Europe – Information & Guide 

 

E-mail

http://gmail.google.com/gmail                Gmail e-mail

http://mail.lycos.co.uk/                             Lycos e-mail

http://uk.yahoo.com/                                Yahoo e-mail

http://www.msn.co.uk/default.asp         Hotmail e-mail

 

Extra

http://members.freewebs.com/                Freewebs Hosting

http://www.theweatheroutlook.com/forecasts.asp                Weather Outlook

http://www.192directory.co.uk/weather.htm                   Weather Directory **

http://www.europeanirish.com/PubsShops/index.htm                Irish Pubs