If you’re flying to one of our popular cities and wish to find out more about your destination dip into our guide for tips and advice specifically written for you.Aberdeen
Boomtown Aberdeen is making waves. Proud of its maritime traditions and ancient university, this prosperous northern European hub is going from strength to strength, with sparkling dining and cultural scenes complementing its glittering granite. Click here
to view our Aberdeen guide.
Being a canal city, Amsterdam is remarkably flat and therefore kind on the feet. Walking the city is a great way to get a feel for the place, though the streets are packed with cobbles so sensible footwear is a plus. Travel by bicycle is extremely popular: cyclists have priority over cars and there are places to lock your bike up all over the place. Click here
to view our Amsterdam guide.
History, from Roman, Viking and medieval times through the Revolutionary era, stalks the atmosphere-laden cobbled streets of Angers, yet, with a large student population, a brand-new tramway system and all the modern amenities, it's a thoroughly contemporary city too. Click here
to view our Angers guide.Basel
Dissected by the Rhine with boundaries in France, Germany, and Switzerland, Basel is conservatively traditional and industrial yet artistically avant-garde and sometimes architecturally deconstructed. Somehow it harmonizes these polar opposites into a cultural tour de force. Click here
to view our Basel guide.
Sunny, sexy and still able to surprise long-time visitors, Barcelona stands as one of Europe’s most seductive cities. The architecture is ground breaking, the beaches are long, the nightlife’s irrepressible and the food’s sensational. Click here
to view our Barcelona guide. Bern
Capital cities tend to be big and brash – but not Bern. Friendly and relaxed, it is particularly attractive – its medieval Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and it boasts stunning views of nearby lush green hills and snow-covered mountains. Click here
to view our Bern guide.
Ever the twinkle-eyed charmer, Dublin has weathered the considerable stresses of the last few years to remain a distinctive, forward-facing city with an atmosphere as rich as a pint of the black stuff. Click here
for Dublin guide.Dundee
Revitalised Dundee is undergoing a metamorphosis thanks to a bold 30-year waterfront transformation, a vibrant cultural scene and a spanking new V&A museum opening in 2015. Encounter rich industrial heritage, sensational seafood and world-class golf. Click here
to view our Dundee guide.
Graceful and historic, artsy and sophisticated, Edinburgh offers a tantalising blend of rich heritage, magnificent architecture and cutting-edge culture. Not to mention quirky neighbourhoods, eclectic shopping, cracking nightlife, views to die for and world-renowned festivals. Click here
for Edinburgh guide. Frankfurt
Germany’s financial capital means business, as one look at its bristling skyline will tell you. But beneath the ultra-modern skyscrapers, there’s a cultured and cosmopolitan metropolis that knows how to let its hair down. Click here
to view our Frankfurt guide.
Sassy, friendly and fiercely proud of its industrial heritage, rejuvenated Glasgow is an ever-progressing city of innovative design and architecture, world-class culture, first-rate shopping and kicking nightlife. As the locals say, Glasgow’s pure gallus. Click here
to view our Glasgow guide.
Strung out along the shores of beautiful Lake Geneva, Switzerland’s third city is a multicultural melting pot, with a distinctly international flavour. But with chocolatiers galore and a picture-perfect Old Town, Geneva’s Swiss identity is never in doubt. Click here
to view our Geneva guide.
A buzzing melting pot of iconic landmarks and cosmopolitan culture, London feels like the centre of the world. Ancient streets exude cutting-edge fashion, restaurant kitchens sizzle with international flavours and the city’s historic markets are as vibrant as ever. Click here
to view our London guide.
Sitting in splendid isolation in the centre of Spain, regal Madrid is one of the great European capital cities. Stately architecture overlooks a city of world-class art and cuisine. Madrid represents Spain with a proud, assured flourish. Click here
to view our Madrid guide. Milan
Italy’s economic powerhouse is synonymous with style thanks to its bi-annual fashion week. But it’s not all glamour. From striking medieval architecture to Leonardo’s magnificent Last Supper, Milan is also a haven for those in search of more cerebral pursuits. Click here
to view our Milan guide.
Nantes has a dynamic vibe, with animated street life and visual surprises round every corner. Brittany’s capital for 1,000 years, this city of ravishing architecture, modernist culture and innovative festivals, is now capital of Loire-Atlantique, after a controversial separation in WWII. Click here
for Nantes guide.New York
One of the world's great creative centres, New York City is a dynamic metropolis of art, music and fashion, with a staggering array of museums, theatres and concert halls, vertiginous nightlife and one of the best restaurant scenes on the planet. Click here
to view our New York guide.Rotterdam
While nearby Amsterdam trades on its cutesy canals, Rotterdam makes its statement by embracing the future. A melting pot of cultures living in a forest of towering modern architecture, the city has a global feel like no other city in the Netherlands. Click here
to view our Rotterdam guide.
France’s main naval port, Toulon has one of the world’s most beautiful bays, a fascinating maritime history, miles of sandy beaches and reputedly the largest outdoor market in Provence. It’s also a magnet for water sport enthusiasts. Click here
to view our Toulon guide.
Quimper is an intriguing mix of the sophisticated and traditional. This intimate centre with its bright medieval houses and flowery footbridges over the Odet River vibrates with Breton culture and heritage alongside the buzz of a modern departmental capital. Click here
to view our Quimper guide. Zurich
A medieval city with a modern soul, Zurich is bounded by the jaw-dropping natural beauty of the Alps and Lake Zurich. Its traditional Swiss facade hides all the luxuries of an international financial capital. Click here
to view our Zurich guide.