Discover luxury travel guides to the world’s best city break destinations. Concise itineraries show the best way to spend two perfect days in the city.
Amsterdam combines the unparalleled beauty of the 17th-century Golden Age city centre with an array of world-class museums and art, not to mention a remarkably relaxed atmosphere. It’s a small metropolis, that packs the cultural wallop of major world destination. If you’re looking for a laid-back city break – with sun-dappled canals, high culture and a vivid night life, look no further than Amsterdam.
Once known as Constantinople, Istanbul is the only city in the world that straddles two continents. Half in Europe, half in Asia, this Turkish city offers juxtapositions of old and new. Here are tips to experience Istanbul’s mystical allure, from Turkish breakfast and rooftop cocktails, to mosques and traditional spas, in just a couple of days.
Travelling to New York this summer? Want to experience all that the city of dreams has to offer, without falling into tourist traps or waiting in crowded queues? I’ve put together a list of ideas outside the mainstream activities that’ll give you an authentic and exhilarating experience of New York City.
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Start off your time in the big apple with a delicious bang, visiting stone street!
The Eternal City is rich with history, culture, beautiful architecture and delicious food – making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy la dolce vita (the sweet life). There is much more to discover here than you can possibly see in two days, but a short visit is enough time to get a taste of the city.
Venice is a romantic and fairy-tale-like city, the perfect place to aimlessly wander down cobblestone streets and alongside canals while soaking up the atmosphere. Pay attention to the details, such as the way the golden evening light reflects on the canals or the way the high heels of the stylish Italian women clip clop on the streets.
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Your guide on how to spend 2 days in Milan, Italy.
Ah, Milan. The fashionista’s dream. As such, it goes without saying that the shops can resemble a free-for-all at the weekends, but if retail therapy is your thing, then we wouldn’t discourage it.
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Your guide on how to spend 2 days in Bruges, Belgium.
For a small city, Bruges has much to enjoy. Of course, while the must-dos include canal tours, admiring the medieval architecture and climbing the 13th century Belfry, we’ve decided to provide some inspiration on the not-so-obvious activities.
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Your guide for what to do in Amsterdam, Holland over a two day itinerary.
Amsterdam – the city also known as the Venice of the North. With the obligatory activities such as canal cruises, visiting the Anne Frank Museum and nightly walks aside, we’ve looked a little deeper into what this beautiful city has to offer its visitors.
Grandeur is part of the internal workings of Vienna, but you wouldn’t expect anything less from a city whose luminaries include historical heavyweights like Klimt, Mozart, Beethoven and Freud. Find out what to do in Vienna with our guide to two perfect days in the city.
A two-day visit to the Austrian capital is plenty of time to run through an itinerary suited to specific cultural interests, but for a general overview, shamelessly take the easy route with a walking tour to get your bearings.
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Here’s how you can spend 2 perfect days in Reykjavik, Iceland.
So you’ve decided to venture to Reykjavik, but you need to cram everything you need to do into two days. What might sound to you like a bit of a job really is.