City Highlight

City Highlight: Beijing

Beijing is everything you could want in a modern metropolis, but the city still honors its history

City Highlight: Budapest

Soak in soothing thermal baths or cruise under the Danube’s many magnificent bridges on a Hungarian holiday in Budapest

City Highlight: Edinburgh

World-class culture, striking architecture and a dazzling nightlife, Edinburgh is a city that will leave you awestruck and wanting more

City Highlight: New York City

The legendary city that never sleeps, New York is a sparkling world of its own

City Highlight: Naples

Shadowed by colossal Mount Vesuvius, Naples’ close proximity to Pompeii’s ruins and Capri’s glassy beaches make it a convenient Italian tourism hub

City Highlight: Philadelphia

Philadelphia is more than just a beacon of American liberty, it's vibrant art scene, diverse population and world-class museums all add to its appeal

City Highlight: Stockholm

Find a city-break escape in Stockholm: a spired skyline ensconced in an archipelago with world-class museums, succulent meatballs and refined heritage

City Highlight: Oslo, Norway

Lush and green Oslo flaunts a plethora of fun outdoor activities, and a visit to this scenic Scandinavian city promises a taste of its rich Viking heritage too

City Highlight: Bucharest

A vibrant collision of old traditions and growing reinvention, Bucharest is an ideal destination for your next city break

City Highlight: Kathmandu

From golden stupas to snow-capped mountains that define the landscape, Kathmandu generously offers intrepid visitors a slice of Shangri-La

City Highlight: Tel Aviv

Easy-going Tel Aviv is a hypnotic blend of beachside adventure, gleaming Bauhaus architecture, thriving café culture and thrumming nightlife

City Highlight: Boston

Bursting with American history and overflowing with city pride, Boston’s grit and old-school charm are sure to rub off on its visitors

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

City Highlight: Lima

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

City Highlight: Lisbon

With its colourful tiles, cobbled streets and crystal-clear skies, Portugal’s capital Lisbon enchants - and don’t forget to try its famous custard tart

City Highlight: Cairo

Amid ancient monuments, 19th century splendour and the buzz of modern technology, Cairo, Egypt’s capital, roars with life

City Highlight: Milan

Famous for fashion and football, Milan also features a magnificent mix of traditional and modern architecture, making it an essential Italian destination

City Highlight: Los Angeles

Year-round sunshine, world-famous beaches, renowned museums, and ample opportunities for celebrity-spotting make Los Angeles an ideal holiday destination

City Highlight: Seoul

With its glass and steel skyline, exciting nightlife and delicious cuisine, Seoul is a modern metropolis that’s well worth a visit

City Highlight: Cape Town

Spectacular scenery and a rich cultural heritage make Cape Town a top holiday spot, don’t forget to sample its quality wines and Cape Malay dishes too

City Highlight: Reykjavík

Reykjavik is well-known for its geothermal pools and volcanic landscape, but did you know that its hotdogs are a must-try snack?

City Highlight: Fez

Bustling markets, vibrant history, and the walled-in medina of Fès el-Bali make Fez a prime spot for adventure-seeking travellers

City Highlight: Nice

With its sunny weather, gorgeous green spaces and handsome Old Town, Nice makes the perfect gateway for a French Riviera beach holiday

City highlight: Honolulu

Synonymous with white sands, lei garlands and brilliant sunshine, Honolulu is a bucket-list holiday destination and here are some useful travel tips

City highlight: Brisbane

Glorious year-round sunshine, a packed events calendar, splendid scenery and friendly locals make Brisbane a top destination for backpackers and families alike

City highlight: Warsaw

Epic nightlife, rich history and fascinating culture make Warsaw, Poland’s capital, an exciting city to visit and explore

City Highlight: Rio de Janeiro

Vibrant, exciting and dazzling are words synonymous with Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s favourite party cities

City Highlight: Miami

Sunny weather, sandy beaches, a wild party scene and awesome festivals draw millions of visitors to Miami every year, read on to discover the hidden gems

City Highlight: Kuwait City

With its stunning skyline, a plethora of fabulous restaurants and cultural hotspots, Kuwait City is definitely a top contender within the Arabian Gulf

City Highlight: Hanoi

Teeming with culture, history and fantastic street food stalls spilling out across the street, Hanoi offers an eye-popping introduction to Vietnam

City Highlight: Seattle

Surrounded by lush green forests, water and mountains, Seattle is an outdoor lover’s paradise

City Highlight: Buenos Aires

With European-inspired architecture and an energetic nightlife, Buenos Aires has to be one of the most exciting cities in the world to visit

City Highlight: Paris

Even if you’ve never been to Paris, you probably have a mental image of it - such is the effect this magical city has had on the world

City Highlight: Phnom Penh

Authentic and exotic, Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, dazzles visitors with its riverside walks, colourful markets and amazing street food

City Highlight: Prague

With grand baroque squares and Gothic spires, Prague has the storybook looks that make an impression regardless of the season

City Highlight: Shanghai

Shanghai is fast-paced, confident, and still growing at an extraordinary rate – it is where visitors come to see modern China at its glimmering best

City Highlight: New Delhi

New Delhi is a city of contrasts, and can be bewildering for first-time visitors, as the sights, sounds, smells and sensations can go into overdrive

City Highlight: Madrid

Madrid is vibrant, creative, and has a regal vibe with grand architecture befitting an ancient empire that once gripped the Iberian Peninsula

City Highlight: Vienna

Discover the blend of Baroque grandeur and space-age museums in Vienna, and see why it’s constantly voted one of the world’s most liveable cities

City Highlight: Rome

From world-famous ruins to chic cafés and must-try specialties, in Italy’s cosmopolitan capital it’s certainly true that “one lifetime is not enough”

City Highlight: Amsterdam

Whatever your pre-imagined image of Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands will exceed your expectations

City Highlight: Sofia

A city as beautiful as its name, Sofia boasts onion-domed churches and Soviet-era monuments interspaced with manicured gardens and wide cobblestone avenues plied by rattling trolley buses.

City Highlight: Athens

As the historical capital of Europe, Athens offers a stunning range of rich history, savoury cuisine, and a tangible feeling of culture

City Highlight: Austin

A liberal sanctuary in the Lone Star State, Austin is said to be the blueberry in the tomato soup of Texas.

City Highlight: Kuala Lumpur

Beyond its new-build skyscrapers, KL’s ethnic neighbourhoods provide myriad sights and flavours, from the joss houses of Chinatown to the saris and spices on sale in Brickfield, or Little India.

City highlight: Panama City

In the 500 years since the city was founded, Panama’s eponymous capital has never been much of a tourist draw - until now that is.

City Highlight: Montevideo

It may be old-fashioned and quirky but Uruguay’s capital is one of South America’s most charming cities

City Highlight: Berlin

Famed for its nightlife, Berlin also has a dramatic history,  museums and hip districts alive with bars, cafés and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights of Germany’s largest city.

City Highlight: Istanbul

Historically the end of the Silk Road, and at the point where Europe meets Asia, Istanbul’s tumultuous history makes it a fascinating city to explore.

City Highlight: Liverpool

Handpicked from a wealth of historical and cultural landmarks, our Liverpool highlights include iconic attractions, heady club nights and buzzworthy dining.

City Highlight: Jakarta

Jakarta is as bold and dynamic as the Java coffee beans it has been exporting to the world since the 17th century. For intrepid foodies, it’s Kopi Luwak that gets all the attention.

City Highlight: Doha

In Doha, going to the shopping malls is more than a hobby, it's a necessity. Read on to find out why.

City Highlight: Copenhagen

One of our writers said Copenhagen is like sunshine on roses - beautiful and sophisticated, it makes your heart melt like butter on a hot pavement.

City Highlight: Beirut

One of the oldest cities in the world, Beirut is an intoxicating mix of East and West.

City Highlight: Sydney

Hugh Jackman said, “If I’m a lush at anything, it’s food and drink.” He’s a Sydney boy, and his hometown makes the tastebuds of food lovers salivate.

City Highlight: Marrakech

Spring is the perfect season to visit Morocco – between April and June, you’re guaranteed blue skies and sunshine, but temperatures have not yet reached the stifling heights of summer.

City Highlight: Dublin

Dublin is ideal for a weekend trip. Fly in, hop on the Luas (tram) to get around the city, stay for a night then leave with great memories.

City Highlight: Mexico City

A city of marked extremes, Mexico’s capital is home to more than 20 million inhabitants and has its own unique Latin buzz.

City Highlight: Montreal

The Canadian city with chic appeal, Montreal has an attitude and sense of style that would be more at home in continental Europe than North America.

City Highlight: Barcelona

Ask anyone who has been to Barcelona about the city and you are likely to get a big smile and hear the so-clichéd-but-so-true words, “I love Barcelona!”

City Highlight: Kolkata

Kokata is India's second biggest city and the former capital of British India.

City Highlight: Bogotá

One of the biggest cities in the Americas, Colombia’s vibrant capital Bogotá embraces an outward-looking modernity while still celebrating its rich colonial past.

City Highlight: Taipei

You'll find different sides to Taiwan's capital: crowded, chaotic, but also laid-back and welcoming.

City Highlight: Bangkok

The capital of Thailand possesses an intoxicating charm that will lure you in and hook you for life.