City Break Articles

Valladolid, Spain
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Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino: how to spend a weekend in Valladolid, Spain

Renaissance architecture, sacred statues, and plenty of vino; Valladolid, Spain serves up plenty for a relaxing, yet fun, weekend city break.
Reflections of Gijón, Spain
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A guide to Gijón, Spain: Asturias’ beloved beach escape

For a city-cum-beach-break, the Asturian city of Gijón, Spain, ticks all the boxes; from golden sands to roman ruins.
Cuenca Spain
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22 Hidden Europe Gems You Need to Visit in 2022

Forget Paris and Rome for your 2022 Europe trips and discover these incredible 22 lesser-known towns and destinations. If Mantua, Cuenca and Vipava Valley don't sound familiar then this one is for you.
An outside restaurant in the white streets of Locorotondo Puglia
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Italy off the beaten path: 25 hidden gems in Italy

Discover some of the best hidden gems in Italy. I love getting off the beaten path in Italy with so many colourful and dreamy destinations to explore.
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A quick guide to Palma de Mallorca: Spain’s best island city break?

Where to eat, drink, visit and stay in the capital city of the Balearic Islands: Palma de Mallorca - with day trip suggestions.
Porto as seen from the river
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Palatial, palatable Portugal: a long weekend in Porto and the Douro

From sampling Port and cruising along the wine region of the Douro, to enjoying the grand architecture and colourful facades, Porto is the perfect long weekend break!
Views over the harbour in San Sebastian
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Getting back to the Basque Country: San Sebastián and beyond

A weekend break to San Sebastian is the perfect Spanish city-break, but why not stay a week and explore more of the beautiful Basque Country.
Bologna
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Renaissance, Romance and Ragù: three days in beautiful Bologna

Whether you spend a long weekend in Bologna or use it as a base to explore the Emilia Romagna region, you'll be hard pushed not to fall for its beauty.
San Marino
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Mini adventures in micro countries: a quick guide to Europe’s smallest nations

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and as Europe's smallest nations show us, big doesn't always mean better. Here are six tiny countries to visit!
Singapore Marina Pool
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Surprising Singapore: stop stopovers and stay a while…

With the 'worlds best airport' people are lining up to pass through, but I say stop stopovers and discover how diverse this garden city can be! A Singapore travel guide from high rises to wildlife run islands...
Colourful illuminated Chinese fish in Chinatown
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Exploring Singapore’s cool quarter: Chinatown and Keong Saik Road

Singapore might be famed for the futuristic side, but in Chinatown and Keong Saik Road a chilled, chic and traditional experience awaits.
A beautiful red pagoda sits next to a large red temple in the city of Tokyo
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A quick guide to Tokyo: must-visit neighbourhoods, attractions and easy day trips

Tokyo is a city where you could spend countless days exploring, but here is a quick Tokyo guide of must-visit areas and day-trip ideas.
Dubai Stopover Guide
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How to spend 12 hours in Dubai on a stopover without breaking the bank

If you want to make the most of a Dubai Stopover without breaking the bank, here is everything you can pack into a 12 hour stop using public transport.
The start of the torchlight procession in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay: The best place to party for New Year’s Eve?

From flames burning at the torchlight procession, to a celebrity led midnight party – Edinburgh's Hogmanay is one of the best NYE parties in the world!
A sunset amongst the mountains around Salzburg
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The many slices of Salzburg: UNESCO city centre to mountain lakes

Salzburg isn’t just a famous city centre, it’s a region that was once its own country, here's what to do on a long weekend in Salzburg, Austria.
Durham Castle as seen from the riverside
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Reasons to visit Durham City and County, the quintessential English getaway

The city of Durham is the ideal British escape. A grand UNESCO Cathedral, impressive castles, afternoon tea and interactive museums in the perfect package.
Canals in The Hague
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A long-weekend in The Hague, the perfect Europe city-break?

A long weekend in The Hague packs a punch with chic beach clubs, golden sands, Dutch brews, great dining, history, culture, museums and of course, canals!
The Peace Palace at night
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An eye-opening visit to The Hague during the Peace and Justice weekend

Every year The Hague, known as the city of peace and justice, opens its most important institutions to the public, providing the perfect chance to learn.
Bolgna
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Things to do in Emilia Romagna: 15 must visit places and experiences

Emilia Romagna is a stunning region of Italy where tiny villages of colourful houses, amazing foods, supercars and buzzing cities come together.
Lucknow Mosque
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A quick look at Lucknow: one day in the Uttar Pradesh capital

My one day in Lucknow was completely unexpected but determined to make the most of the flying visit, I crammed a lot into my short time in Uttar Pradesh.
A cathedral in Kyiv Ukraine framed by an art stool on the bottom right
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One day in Kyiv, Ukraine: the surprising city that deserved more than a stopover

One day in Kyiv was certainly not enough, but it still allowed me time to sample the culture, architecture and leafy vibes of the Ukrainian capital.