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Hamburg's official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Hamburg is a major transportation hub in northern Germany and has become a media and industrial center.
There are numerous museums and theaters to visit, as well as touring the architecture of the city. Visitors can tour the city by bus and take part in many of the traditional German festivals that take place throughout the year.
Ostende became a transit harbor to England in 1846 when the first ferry sailed to Dover.
Places of interest include the casino, Fort Napoleon, the James Ensor museum, and horse racing.
You an also sit outside in a plaza and enjoy music during the summer while you have a drink a the cafes.
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, England
As well as being a parish, St. Peter Port is a small town consisting mostly of steep narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes.
In addition to the church, the market, the Arcade, the High Street and the Pollet are all part of the shopping district.
Lorient is very involved in the region's fishing industry. Tourism plays an important part in the cities' economy and there are several large yachting marinas around the bay. The annual Festival Interceltique de Lorient was founded in Lorient in 1971 and attracts large numbers of tourists to the area every summer.
Le Palais/Belle Ile, France
Off the coast of Brittany, it s home to the Lyrique en Mer/Festival de Belle Île, the largest opera festival in western France.
The island's climate is oceanic, having less rain and milder winters than on the mainland.
The coasts are a mixture between dangerously sharp cliff edges on the southwest side, the Côte Sauvage (Wild coast), and placid beaches, the largest being les Grands Sables (The great sands) and navigable harbors on the northeast side.
La Rochelle (La Pallace), France
Pasaies (San Sebastian), Spain
Bilboa, Spain (overnight)
Bilbao is a major seaport of Spain, with a climate ranging from 9-21 degrees Celsius. The city has recently undergone major urban renewal, in order to move away from the region’s industrial history and instead focus on tourism and services.
As well as the famous Guggenheim Museum, the city acts as home for the Fine Arts Museum recognised as one of Spain’s finest art museums and recently refurbished and the Maritime Museum on the Nervión’s banks. In addition, eight new hotels have recently opened their doors.
La Corona, Spain
La Corona is a Spanish region located in the north-western corner of the country. It is part of the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, a region of vast green landscapes with a rich Celtic and Roman heritage which keeps, still today, a mystic and magic allure.
Today La Corona is a modern city, which combines its traditional agricultural and fishing industries with new successful industries, such as fashion and textile.
This region is also a perfect destination to enjoy sun and beaches, with an average temperature of 14º C and over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year. You can engage water sports such as surfing, sailing, diving, fishing, etc.
Islas Cies, Spain
An archipelago in the coast of Pontevedra in Galicia, the Islas Cies were declared a Nature Reserve in 1980.
The Rodas Beach was declared by The Guardian newspaper the top beach in the world.
There is a camping area but permissions have to be reserved at the Vigo port. A supermarket, a visitor center and a restaurant cater to the visitors. There are no waste bins in the islands, however, so visitors are required to take their litter back to the mainland.
Located near the Douro River mouth, Leixoes is one of Portugal's major seaports. It is Portugal's gateway to the world both for commercial and recreational purposes. The Port of Leixoes is able to receive cruise ships up to 930 feet in length.
The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in 1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history. Spreading out along the right bank of the Taugus, its downtown, the Baixa, is located in the 18th century area around Rossio. The Alfama, one of the oldest quarters in Lisbon, still retains much of its original layout since it largely survived the earthquake of 1755.