City breaks

Holiday ideas, travel tips and hotel suggestions for great cities around the world including London, Paris, Rome, New York, Barcelona, Amsterdam and more...

May Bank Holiday: Top 5 European city breaks

With not one but two May bank holidays coming up, if there's a time in the year to take a short city break, it's now. But where to jet off...

Visit Paris: Things to do in the City of Light

Click on photo for full gallery of things to do in ParisAffectionately known as the City of Lights, Paris attracts some of the world's biggest stars. The French capital is...

From Istanbul with love: exploring Bond's favourite film set

The opening scene of Skyfall, Daniel Craig's latest Bond film, was a riot of colour, noise and energy. Bond played his part in that, but so did Istanbul, where some...

Last-minute A-list Easter breaks: from David Beckham's Parisian base to William and Kate's latest slope visit

Whether it's a weekend of luxury staying in David Beckham's glorious Parisian base, Le Bristol, or a few days on the Swiss slopes of the Arosa resort where the Duke...

When in Rome: What to do in the Eternal City

Rome is one of the most romantic and oldest cities in the whole of Europe. In 2012 alone, it was the setting for two fairytale celebrity weddings, those of Cat...

Reach the heart of Moscow in a weekend

A land that lay hidden behind the Iron Curtain for decades was finally revealed in 1991. And now, twenty-one years on, Moscow is one of the greatest cities in the...

Art, wine and tapas in Barcelona

A region with its own language, character and history – it is no wonder that its capital is Spain's most cosmopolitan city and one of the Mediterranean's busiest ports. Barcelona...

European urban adventures: Top five city breaks

A European city break is a great getaway – in just a few days you can explore a new place, soak up a different culture and indulge in exciting new...

Copenhagen: one of Europe's coolest, greenest cities

The longest pedestrian street in Europe, Strøget, winds through the city centre with shops of world-renowned Danish design, fashion and much more. In its squares and along its fascinating canals...

Bamberg: a Bavarian treasure

The lush green countryside around Bamberg is a charming setting for the seven-hilled town that residents of Bamberg like to compare to Rome. The hills are dotted with an abundance...

Gourmet Brussels in seven steps

Tip 1: Plan your route. Pop into the Office of Tourism and pick up a map (.50€ - about 30p) outlining one of the gastronomy trails organised by the city...

Brazilian design comes to Berlin

Berlin is one of Europe's most attractive cities, not simply because the city itself is beautiful, but because of its rich cultural life and its wealth of art galleries. And...



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