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Welcome to the Firebird blog! Here we're happy to share our travel expertise with you as well as our latest and most interesting findings about Europe. Find answers to travel-related questions, learn more about the different destinations, cultures, and gastronomy, as well as catch up with the latest updates from Firebird Tours in the "Month in Review" and "News" sections.


In the first part of our review we’ve introduced you to the major destinations of the northern and central regions of France which are worth visiting. Now, let’s turn to the sunnier part of the country to see France from a different angle - with nice sandy beaches, azure bays, top-class resorts and colorful seaside towns with cozy winding streets.
If somebody asks you to name the most romantic destination in Europe, you are most likely to recall France first as the country has confidently headed the list of the best places to go for a romantic holiday with your beloved ones. So, in this piece, we want to introduce you to the first half of the top 10 places you would love to include to your France itinerary!
If you're heading to Europe, you should surely save a spot for "Deutschland", as locals call it. In this article, we'd like to introduce you to destinations that are highlights of Germany tours.
Enigmatic Iceland is one of the world’s most interesting destinations for nature travel. Despite cold outside temperatures, this chilly Northern country set in the Atlantic Sea has recently become a very popular travel destination. Annually thousands of travelers head to Iceland to spot the Northern Lights, and in this article, you can find out when is the most preferable time to go Aurora-hunting in Iceland, how to tour Iceland, and more.
The annual world-famous Oktoberfest, held in Germany’s Bavaria region, is right around the corner, yet this is by far not the only festive event in Europe which deserves looking forward to. In this article we have put together the top carnivals and festivals worth putting on your travel agenda while going on Europe tours.
Italian cuisine is something that is pretty well-known and popular around the world, and it is quite hard to find a person unable to name at least several national Italian dishes, isn’t it? Interestingly, authentic Italian food isn’t just about pizza and pasta, it’s really diverse and the traditions of cooking differ from one region to another. In this piece, you can learn more about Italian cuisine as well as jot down some dishes and beverages for your must-taste list as you travel Italy.
Are you one of the few percents of travelers who crave something more on their trip to Europe? There is one simple way to enhance any traveling experience and it is by choosing an amazing hotel. A hotel that would be not only home from home, but the one that you would love to talk to your friends and family about. Yes, these hotels exist and Scandinavia is home to many. So. today we would like to show you what you could spice your tour to Northern Europe with.
Easter is just around the corner and this means it’s almost time for chocolate bunnies, baskets of colorful eggs, parades and egg hunts. But how do people celebrate Easter in different countries in Europe? Here are our findings.
Often people are tempted to book tours to Finland just for this unique opportunity - to meet real Santa Claus! But there is more to Finland than that, it is an extremely welcoming, inspiring and unique country, with hundreds of different outdoor activities, delicious food, and unspoiled nature. Here is our top 10!
Denmark is rolling out all kinds of entertainment, from heritage treats to architecture treasures, modern art, and delicious traditional cuisine. Here you can find the places that have no crowds and no rush, as well as those that are full of adventurous experiences.
So you are planning a trip to Scandinavia, and Sweden is on your radar? That’s a great start! If it already made it into your itinerary, keep reading, as we are about to present a rundown of the top 10 experiences that will make that trip of yours a once in a lifetime adventure.
We've traveled the world in and out and can firmly state, Norway is a place which we could come back to again and again. Of course, not everyone loves pickled herring and meatballs, but who could possibly say "no" to a vacation to the breathtaking fjords and charming cities?
It goes without saying that human history counts numerous conquerors and brave travelers who have made thousands of discoveries, enriching our knowledge about some remote corners of the planet. However, there’s one famous man whose name is perpetuated in the world legacy, remembered by lots of generations, and inscribed in all history books around the globe - Christopher Columbus. And today is the best day to recall the renowned traveler and his great contribution to the world’s history.
Have you ever wondered whether it was curiosity and drive for adventure that made people discover America, Siberia, the moon? Since ancient times thousands of valiant travelers left their homes and set off on long voyages in order to find new lands and to perpetuate their names in history. Are you an adventure lover striving for new emotions and valuable experience as well? If the answer is “yes”, congratulations, you have a reason for a celebration today!
The most anticipated sport event of the year took its grandiose start and now all eyes are on Russia, which is hosting the FIFA World Cup for the first time in its history. Tours to Russia are in top demand as football fans from all over the world have gathered in the host country to support their national teams and take part in the epic celebration. Now let’s have a sneak peek at the whole crazy football rush that captured cities throughout the country.
Discovering Russia during a cruise is one adventure to remember, as apart from time spent on land, touring the two Russian capitals and their main landmarks, each day of the cruise part is full of fun activities and sightseeing during stops in ports of call. In this piece, we go “behind the scenes” of the 12-day cruise on board the 4+ star ship, MS Rostropovich.
As we leave October behind it's time to have a final look over the shoulder to evaluate how successful the month has been. It's always useful to monitor the travel trends and wishes of our clients, including destinations they have booked to visit and the countries they have been already discovering during the middle of Fall, today we want to share it with you! We also use these monthly blog posts to recap on the updates we shared with you, which usually include - interesting travel reads from our blog, entertaining videos releases on our Youtube channel and most of all - new tours we published on the website. So, let's roll.
We're writing this post on a gloomy Friday morning at one of our offices in Vilnius (the capital of Lithuania, which has four distinctive seasons) wishing it was summer again. But it's not, and we need to come to terms and make the most of this colorful fall. Anyway, that's what we're planning to do today! So if you're experiencing fall blues just like us, grab a cup of coffee and let's chat about traveling! Well more specifically - about which places our travelers explored this month, where they plan to go and how many itineraries we have sent already, and of course - what's new on our blog, so let's dive in!
Even though it is difficult to part our ways with summer, the ending of the month also means that we get to update you on what we have been up to during the sunny days of August, and we enjoy it almost just as much as planning your trips. So, if you are ready to learn which destinations our travelers were exploring this month and where they are planning to go next season, as well as the number of different itineraries we sent to our clients and the hottest news from our blog and channel - let's get down to it!
Can you believe that two-thirds of summer is already gone? We can't! Today we are here to reveal which destinations were amongst the most traveled to in July, which tours our customers are choosing for the Fall season as well as some exciting news from the blog! So get yourself a cup of tea (or coffee) and let's catch up!