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

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A grand mix of Russian, Polish and Austrian influences, Stuart Wadsworth returns to Lviv and discovers that Ukraine’s “Lion City” is ready to roar again. Read on for his top tips… There are some cities in Eastern Europe which defy logic. Lviv to Ukrainians, Lwow to Poles, Lvov to Russians,…

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Touristy but true to its character, Prague delights visitors with its fairytale architecture and surprises them with its oddball treasures. Hannah Carr guides us through the Czech capital. Prague is often dubbed “the city of 100 spires”. Whilst we don’t recommend taking the trouble to count them, what you and…

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Once derogatorily dubbed the Manchester of Poland, the country’s third largest city is undergoing a huge facelift more in keeping with its other sobriquet of ‘HollyLodz’. Stuart Wilson reveals the stars of the show… A leisurely stroll along Piotrkowska Street – the main artery running through the heart of Lodz…

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Krakow is one city that casts a charm over all who visit. Duncan Rhodes experiences the allure of Poland’s ancient capital, with its myths, magicians and medieval architecture. “Magiczny Krakow” (Magical Krakow) is how Poles refer to their ancient capital (Warsaw only took over in 1596), and the epithet fits…

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Skyscrapers and steeples, bonfires and Bohemians, ‘zepelins’ and Zappa… Thymn Chase has plenty to elaborate on when discussing the charms of the oft-overlooked Lithuanian capital.  Vilnius was founded by Grand Duke Gediminas in the 14th century supposedly after camping out in the hills above the bend in the river Neris and…