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Celebrate grandeur on your next b'day getaway, 7 destinations with iconic palaces

Celebrate grandeur on your next b'day getaway, 7 destinations with iconic palaces

A birthday getaway amidst grand places, head to these 7 destinations for a fun family time visiting iconic locations.

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1. Bangkok, Thailand "Sightseeing places: Grand Palace - beautiful but oh so busy.."

Lastminute.com reviewer Ms says, "Weather in Bangkok always fabulous. Hot but bearable. Love using the river to get around - ferries super cheap and an experience in themselves. Food great everywhere we went - just try everything! Taxis plentiful but insist on using the meter - or they will invent crazy prices. De-stressing tips: Massage - shops available everywhere. Poolside chilling. Food experience: Street food everywhere is reliable, cheap and tasty - we tried everything and no one got sick, Just go with what's busy and looks good. Sightseeing places: Grand Palace - beautiful but oh so busy, Jim Thompson's House - an oasis of calm in the city, Asiatique - bit too touristy but fun shopping even if in a sanitized environment, Siam mall - posh shopping. Romantic experience: Riverside cocktails at Asiatique. Parent's experience: The Chao Praya ferries - cool breeze on the water while whipping up and down to the various sites. I liked: We went on to Hua Hin and stayed in the most fabulous beach front resort."

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2. Tokyo, Japan "Highly recommend imperial palace also."

Lastminute.com reviewer Thomas says, "Weather and food amazing. Best locations are Shinjuku shubuya and near the hotel. Highly recommend imperial palace also. Parent's enjoyment: The gardens and the temples. Adventure activities: Hiking, walking around the gardens. Sumo wrestling. Places you saw: Imperial palace, shinbuya - bars and clubs, shinjukyu - best places to eat, shiodome - amazing shopping. Like most in trip: The Ramen in Tokyo. So cheap and nutritious!"

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3. Venice, Italy "Parent's experience: The short boat trip to Murano & Burano."

Lastminute.com reviewer Louise shares, "Venice is a beautiful place to visit. There are many tourist attractions such as St Marks Square, Doge's Palace & the Cathedral. Murano & Burano are only a short trip by boat & well worth visiting. You'll do a lot of walking during your trip & there are very few public places to sit. There any many places to eat & drink. Best not to do this near the tourist spots as food & drinks can be very expensive. Sightseeing places: Murano, Burano, Rialto Bridge. Parent's experience: The short boat trip to Murano & Burano."

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4. Istanbul, Turkey "Parent's experience: The Topkapi palace history."

Lastminute.com reviewer Farheen shares, "Weather was really nice, Topkapi palace and Camilla Cami (new mosque) were really grand. Sightseeing places: Topkapi palace, Aya Sophia, Blue mosque, New mosque, I like new mosque the most. Parent's experience: The Topkapi palace history. I liked: Friendly people."

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5. Paris, France "Parent's experience: Palace of Versailles gardens."

Lastminute.com reviewer Glennis shares, "We went on an open top bus tour around the city and that came with a boat bus ticket too! The best trip was out to the Palace of Versailles which was stunning and informative. Sightseeing places: Palace of Versailles, Eiffel Tower and Sacre Couer were amazing. Parent's experience: Palace of Versailles gardens. I liked: Food, lovely french people and free things to do!"

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6. Budapest, Hungary "Parent's experience: The trip down the river."

Lastminute.com reviewer Selena adds, "Weather perfect. Hotel central. Good facilities. Welcoming. Very central. Everything needed on our door step. Sightseeing places: The river. Palaces castle baths hisoric builings. Parent's experience: The trip down the river."

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7. Sevilla, Spain "Sightseeing places: Torre del Oro, Plaza de Espana, Royal Alcazar."

Lastminute.com reviewer Amber adds, "Seville was so beautiful and picturesque. I wasn't so enamoured by the food but the weather was stunning. Sunshine and blue skies all day, it was so hot we stayed around the pool in the afternoon. Lots to see and do there, including flamenco shows and beautiful palaces. Sightseeing places: Torre del oro, Plaza de Espana, Royal Alcazar. Parent's experience: We did a boat cruise and they liked it."

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