City Guide

Below are our latest “Long Weekend” City Guides, penned by our destination experts. Get the low down on how to spend a wild weekend in some of the world’s best cities, from the unmissable attractions to lesser-known secrets. Each guide has tips on the best hotels, restaurants and bars in the city – and much more. For a full A-Z list of our weekend city guides click here

york weekend break

The city where Guy Fawkes was born, Dick Turpin was hung and Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor has certainly got plenty of stories to tell – and plenty of great pubs to tell them in. Sasha Arms reports. York has a rich cultural history that strikes the visitor the…

trieste short breaks

A city of castles and cliffs (and coffee!), forged by a mix of Roman, Venetian and central European powers, Trieste is Italy’s cosmopolitan outpost in the east. Gaia Zol is our insider guide. Trieste’s charm is in the city’s countless guises. It stands as the last Italian rampart in the…

eger-city-breaks

With a castle, basilica, synagogue, thermal baths, a tradition of wine making and even a Valley of Beautiful Women, isn’t it time we put Eger on the itinerary?  Stuart Wadsworth is the man behind the words, and lens, in our latest city guide. Hungary, similar to nearby Czech Republic, is a country…

lyon city guide

A city of proud pedigree with several envious claims to fame, it’s high time tourists stopped overlooking the regional capital of the Rhône-Alpes for Paris. Mandy Andritsi and 
Mateo Jaramillo Ortega spill the beans on Lyon… Lights, camera… Lyon! This is the city where cinema was born, when brothers Auguste and…

Weekend away in Venice

Whilst many claim that mass tourism has turned the merchant city of Venice into little more than an European museum, our expert on Italy, Alice Mulhearn, has a different story to tell… Nowhere on earth is as still as Venice at night. No street vendors, no tourists, no sound – only…