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Top 10 City Break Bucket List

Marvel at world-famous monuments and landmarks, peruse the latest fashion in luxury boutiques and malls, discover world-famous artworks or historic artefacts at renowned museums and galleries, and sample the most delectable local food and drink, urban getaways are filled with culture, history, and excitement!

From the leafy boulevards of Paris to the futuristic architecture of Singapore here is our pick of the top 10 destinations in the world for a city break.


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An exciting, cosmopolitan metropolis, London is one of the most visited cities on the planet, attracting an estimated 30 million tourists every year.

From world-famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, and Tower Bridge, to the boutiques and theatres of the West End, along with close to 200 museums, over 1500 galleries, 3000 parks, and a seemingly endless array of clubs, bars, and eateries. London truly has it all, and is the perfect destination for a city break!

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A seductive blend of romance, history, and culture, Paris is a truly beautiful and beguiling city, and it is no surprise that it is one of the most popular destinations on earth.
Picturesque tree-lined boulevards, iconic monuments and landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc De Triomphe, a wealth of world-class museums, galleries, upmarket boutiques, and arguably the finest gastronomy on earth, Paris is a truly unique and intoxicating city that always leaves you wanting more.

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Few if any cities on earth rival the Italian capital when it comes to historic landmarks and monuments, which include world-famous icons like the Colosseum, the Sistene Chapel, and the Pantheon, and an array of lesser-known treasures, such as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli, the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj and Villa Medici.

Such historic riches are reason enough to visit, though, for those that need a little more persuading, Rome also boasts warm and dry weather most of the year-round, a plethora of museums, galleries, and upmarket boutiques, and some of the best food and drink on the continent!

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New York

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The ultimate destination for an urban getaway. NYC is a captivating amalgam of culture, history, food, fashion, and architecture, home to a plethora of iconic sights and landmarks immortalised by their appearances on the silver screen!

Explore iconic attractions and landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, world-class galleries and museums like the MET and the Whitney, take in a show at a Broadway theatre, or perhaps a basketball game at Madison Square Garden, and eat, drink and dance the night away at one of the city’s endless array of bars, clubs, and eateries, The Big Apple might just be the most exciting city on earth!

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One of Europe’s most interesting cities, the Dutch capital is a laid-back, picturesque maze of canals and cobbled streets, teeming with cyclists and fringed by iconic Dutch-Baroque townhouses, and a seemingly endless supply of bars, coffee shops, and eateries. Rich in history, arts, and culture, the city is home to some of the world’s best museums and galleries, including the Stedelijk, the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum (Dutch National Museum), and also boasts a thriving music scene and outstanding nightlife.

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Renowned for its diversity of cultures, environmentally-friendly outlook, and cutting-edge design and architecture, Singapore is one of the most unique and exciting destinations on earth. A great destination for a city break, boasting a glittering array of world-class bars and eateries, upmarket malls, casinos, theme parks, and stunning waterside gardens

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A fascinating city, the German capital is a striking blend of old and new, home to a myriad of iconic landmarks, museums, and monuments (such as the Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate, and the remains of the Berlin Wall) that serve as important reminders of the country’s often tumultuous past, and also boasts some of the most iconic modernist and postmodernist architecture in existence.

One of Europe’s most important cultural hubs, recent decades have seen young creatives flock to the city from across the continent, attracted by the relatively cheap rent, thriving arts and music scene, and round-the-clock nightlife which is among the finest in the world!

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Fascinating architecture and sandy beaches fringed by the azure waters of the Mediterranean. With world-class museums and galleries, vibrant nightlife, an endless array of excellent, bars and eateries, Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia

is one of the most beautiful and captivating cities on earth, and the perfect destination for a long-weekend escape!

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From grand baroque churches, art-nouveau hotels, gothic palaces, and the stunning 19th century Parliament building, the Hungarian capital is a magnificent city home to a wealth of striking architectural treasures and also boasts a wealth of galleries, theatres, opera houses, and thermal baths, including the world-famous Széchenyi Spa, the largest in all of Europe.

Though perhaps not always recognised as such, the city is also a major gastronomic centre, home to an array of world-class restaurants, bars, and eateries, along with some excellent nightlife, whilst during the winter it also plays host to one of the finest Christmas markets on the planet.

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One of Europe's most charming and picturesque capitals, Lisbon is a blend of winding cobbled streets, tiled facades, and baroque churches, built across seven hills that overlook the beautiful Tagus river.

Whether you fancy exploring magnificent baroque churches and palaces, sampling delicious local cuisine, hunting for bargains at a flea market, or enjoying a 'pasteis de nata' and coffee outside one of the many great cafes: you'll find something for you!

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