City breaks

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  • 61 Hamburg: Europe's green capital
    Enjoy a boat trip along the River Elbe from Hamburg to Cuxhaven on the North Sea; relax in the leafy shade of a spreading oak tree looking out over the Alster lake; take a tour of HafenCity, the modern...

  • 62 Five-star train-spotting!
    The Blue Train  Ranked among the very best hotels in the world, not only for the luxury and exclusivity of the accommodation and the quality of the service, but also for the chance to travel back...

  • 63 Enjoy a drink among Roman ruins
    Along the Costa Daurada – the golden coast – beach flags flutter, as blue as the sea itself, denoting water quality, environmental standards and safety. The quintessentially Mediterranean climate...

  • 64 Edinburgh – even better in summer
    Scotland's second most populous city lies about fifty miles north of the English border, between the Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills. With its fine castle perched high on a rocky crag, the medieval...

  • 65 Chicago chic
    Even those who don't know Chicago recognise its nickname 'The Windy City'. They picture it in black and white, with vintage cars driven by gangsters toting machine guns, but America's third most populous...

  • 66 Hot spots and cool cafes on the Bosphorus
    A thousand scents and fragrances entice the traveler and a thousand more await you as you pause for a drink or a thick Turkish coffee on one of the numerous terraces overlooking the Canal. Here, exotic...

  • 67 Float away on holiday
    Whether you fancy the bustle of a modern city getaway or the tranquillity of a tropical island, floating hotels are a way to make sure you get 24 hours enjoyment from every day you spend away. Have a look...

  • 68 Which summer festival will you choose?
    Veranos de la Villa – Madrid's Summer in the city One of the year's top diary dates in the Spanish capital. Dance, theatre, zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and concerts are all performed on stages...

  • 69 Oman: a country of contrasts
    A country of contrasts, the oil-rich Sultanate straddles between the sea and the desert, between ancient history and the ultra-modern. The Portuguese took and occupied Muscat – now the capital –...

  • 70 Nights of fantasy in Le Mans
    The historic town of Le Mans in the French region of Pays de la Loire invites you on an extraordinary journey back in time, a journey to be savoured and enjoyed with all your senses. Stroll though the...

  • 71 Follow Catherine Zeta Jones' lead with a luxurious break in Bodrum
    Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones certainly know how to take a holiday.  The pair recently kicked back by sailing on a million pound yacht around one of the most beautiful spots in the world...

  • 72 Your quick travel guide to Monaco
    With a total area of less than a square mile, it's not surprising that the nearest international commercial airport is actually in France. The journey from Nice can be made by taxi, coach or train, but...

  • 73 The princely hotels of Monaco
    Hotel de Paris Opened in 1864, the Hotel de Paris aimed to offer the height of excellence of the period and continues to honour this goal today. Set in the privileged Place du Casino, the hotel boasts...

  • 74 The glamour of the Cote d'Azur
    Before Brigitte Bardot became Saint Tropez's most famous resident, the French Riviera had long been a haven for artists, writers and other bohemians. Then the fashion icon put the little fishing village...

  • 75 Nhow Berlin: check in to the world of music
    Until now the NH hotels have been known for being pleasant, comfortable and functional, but perhaps just a little uninspiring. However, the most recent additions to the chain like the NH Palacio de Tepa...

  • 76 Lots to do in Los Angeles
    Los Angeles – 'the city of the angels' – the third richest city in the world, is the indisputable entertainment capital, and epicentre of the motion picture industry. It's also an international...

  • 77 Treat yourself to a celebrity holiday
    Whether it's simply taking time out from their latest filming or tour commitments, a visit to enjoy the nightlife and culture of some of the world's most cosmopolitan destinations or for more personal...

  • 78 Sightseeing in Paris by Citroen
    There are lots of ways to travel around a city, but there's no doubt that none are quite like seeing the sights from a classic 2CV, the minimalist cuatro roues sous un parapluie – 'umbrella on four...

  • 79 Gijon: a modern shopping mecca
    Pick up a street map of Gijon at the local tourist office and start your tour in La Troupe, in Calle Instituto, where designer Lucia Garcia Antunez sells her original hats. The young Asturian studied...

  • 80 Panamericano, a privileged view over the capital of tango
    There are certain places around the world that simply must be seen, and the fascinating city of Buenos Aires is one of them. It doesn't matter if it's springtime, high summer, autumn, or winter: any...



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