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World Travel Guide


Editorial Foreword

  The World Travel Guide (WTG) is the flagship digital consumer brand within the Columbus Travel Media portfolio. Available in English, German, French and Spanish versions, the WTG provides detailed and accurate travel content designed to inspire global travellers. It covers all aspects, from cities to airports, cruise ports to ski and beach resorts, attractions to events, and it also includes offbeat travel news, stories, quizzes and guides for adventurous travellers.

Travel Features


Top 5 places to enjoy celestial spectacles

Whether you want to stargaze in Scotland or enjoy a meteor shower in Jordan, we cast our eyes skywards for a guide to the planet’s best celestial wonders

City Highlight: Valletta

A well-preserved fortified city with magnificent sea views and profound history, Valletta is an ideal city-break holiday destination in Europe

The theme park of hell

Would going a theme park filled with monstrous figures and fiendish underworld torture make you want to do more good deeds? Vivien Yap finds out

Bitesized guide: Schengen Visas

From visa requirements to visa validity, here’s all you need to know about visiting 26 European countries with the help of a Schengen visa

City Highlight: Lima

Sunny beaches, lively heritage, ornate cathedrals, and otherworldly pre-Columbian ruins make Lima an exceptionally exotic getaway

Food and Drink


Amsterdam food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

From authentic Amsterdam street food “war fries” to “wrong coffee”, here are our top 10 things to try in Amsterdam and where to find them

Lima food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Lima, Peru

Zesty and colourful, Lima’s cuisine will leave any traveller in taste bud bliss with traditional Peruvian dishes and decadent street food selections

7 must-try wine experiences in Sicily

WorldTravelGuide works with Wine Paths to unearth the seven must-try wine experiences in the sun-kissed Sicily

Lisbon food & drink guide: 10 things to try in Lisbon, Portugal

For savoury flavours, fresh seafood and a bit of adventure, read on for the top 10 tasty indulgences of Portugal’s picturesque capital, Lisbon

Go beyond the cellar door and explore Victoria’s undiscovered wine regions

Experience warm hospitality, stunning scenery and fresh alpine air on a two-day Australian wine tour in the high country of Victoria’s northeast

City Guides



"Why did you have to come to Casablanca? There are other places." Humphrey Bogart's plea to Ingrid Bergman in the classic film Casablanca rings true for many tourists today


The protagonist in a rags-to-riches story, Latvia’s capital has embraced the vitality of the European Union, and the ensuing influx of money has transformed Riga into a wealthy, cosmopolitan metropolis with a big city buzz


Sofia is a city with a sparkling future; it’s the energetically resilient Bulgarian capital that still revels in its own idiosyncrasies as it forges towards a more cultured and urbane existence


It might be nicknamed La Serenissima (the most serene) but there’s little that could be described as calm about Venice. Home to some of the most iconic architecture on the planet, its ancient colonnades and meandering canals are very much part of a truly modern city


It’s the setting of the world’s greatest love story, but Verona has more to offer than just Romeo and Juliet. While romance, conflict and passion shaped the city, it’s the Roman, medieval and Renaissance architects that earned it UNESCO World Heritage status

Country/ State/ Region Guides



Bulgaria's spectacular mountains, golden beaches and vibrant cities have begun attracting hordes of eager-eyed tourists over the past few years, and with them much has been transformed in this crossroads between the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe


Travelling around Italy remains one of those rare experiences in life – like a perfect spring day or the power of first love – that can never be overrated. In few places do history, art, fashion, food and la dolce vita (“the good life”) intermingle so effortlessly


Tucked away in the heart of South Africa sits the Kingdom of Lesotho, known to locals as the Kingdom of the Sky


There is so much to see and do in Mongolia, from the stunning scenery and wildlife of mountains and deserts to the emerging luxury hotels and restaurants of capital Ulaanbaatar

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating country where travellers can explore remote villages, as well as enjoying spectacular diving, stunning wildlife and myriad cultures