Great Britain, London: The Shard

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The newest, highest tourist spot in London is called the Shard. You go up up up to the floor 68, 69 and 72 to find a garden of Eden, with a snack bar and plenty of photo ops. Since it is almost twice the height of any other view in the capital, it offers wowy 360-degree views for up to 40 miles. Free on the London City Pass.

Great Britain, London: Tower Bridge in London

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City Cruises take you under many of the bridges on the Thames, this iconic one is the Tower Bridge.

Great Britain, London: New Skyscrapers of London

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London’s skyline has changed dramatically, Here are the modern skyscrapers which you pass on the City Cruise, free with the London City Pass.

Great Britain, London: St Paul’s Cathedral from the Thames City Cruise

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City cruises are part of the London City Pass. Nice to get off our feet and relax on the Thames and pass famous landmarks.

Great Britain, London: Was Big Ben

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Now Londoners are referring to this famous clock tower as the Queen Elizabeth Tower, but the world only knows this famous London clock as Big Ben. Sadly, they had to stop the chiming during the makeover, as it was too hard on the workers’ ears.

Great Britain, London: Women Power

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It’s terrific to see women empowered, as depicted on this London monument to the women who served in World War II.

Great Britain, London: Horsing Around in London

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You never know when you will bump into royal horses when visiting London.

Austria, Innsbruck: Snowball Catch in August

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Bring gloves along for the fabulous feeling of throwing snowballs in August. Ride the Nordkette cable car in Innsbruck to the end and frolic in the snow.

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Great Britain, London: Lord Nelson’s Column

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The Lord is between the guys (and a horse on a shoulder) at Trafalgar Square, London (Lord Nelson’s Column, that is). He was called Admiral Horatio Nelson when he died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Austria, Wattens, Innsbruck: Crystal Clouds at Crystal World

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Real clouds mingle with Swarovski Crystal Clouds at Crystal World, Austria.