City Breaks With A Difference For 2016
Explore new cultures at five city break
Whether you’re planning a romantic surprise, or you’re eager to broaden your
horizons, city breaks are always a good idea. If you’ve already ticked off the perennial list-toppers, why not try
a destination with a difference this year? Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
Iceland is making serious strides in the tourism stakes, but it’s still a relatively
undiscovered gem. Head to Reykjavik now to beat the crowds and enjoy some of the most incredible scenery on earth.
Bob around in the tranquil Blue Lagoon. Try your hand at adventure sports, such as caving and glacier walking. Get
your pulse racing on a snowmobiling trip. Hire a car and drive around the Golden Circle. Meet the locals and hear
all about the fascinating folklore. Stock up on wooly jumpers and quirky crafts by day and join the party after
|Postcard-like views of Reykjavik city and Iceland (Image by
A fascinating feast for the senses, Marrakech is a marvellous mixture of hustle and bustle and tranquil oasis.
Live in the lap of luxury in Morocco and hire a riad. Enjoy traditional tea and brave the night markets.
Head out into the Atlas Mountains to escape the crowds and enjoy panoramic views of the golden desert sands.
Ride a camel, hike up a mountain and relax with a Turkish bath at the end of the day. Embrace the vivid colours
of the vibrant souks and don’t leave without treating yourself to a few souvenirs.
|Traditional Moroccan souk lamps at a Marrakech market (Image by
If you love the history and splendour of Rome and Athens, make Malta your next destination. Set above the
historic port, Valletta is a majestic city. Think ancient walls, an array of statues and awe-inspiring
architecture. The Maltese capital was built in the 16th century and offers an intriguing insight into years gone
by. Stay a few days and take advantage of the sunny climes and
clear azure waters. If you have time, take the short ferry trip over to the island of Gozo.
|If you enjoy historical destinations, Malta's capital Valletta should be an
intriguing location.(Image by Pixabay.com)
Slovenia’s capital has emerged as one of the most exciting new city break destinations in Europe. Visit the Old Town to see the domineering castle and a
handful of beautifully preserved churches. Enjoy a leisurely wander through the cobbled streets. When you’ve
worked up an appetite, sample the enticing locally-produced cream cakes. Cross the river to do some shopping.
You’ll find everything from trendy independent boutiques to international best-sellers.
|One of most interesting new European city destinations is Ljubljana city, the
capital of Slovenia.
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Most people immediately think of Venice, Florence and Rome when they start planning Italian city breaks. But
Italy has a lot more to offer. Bologna is an exciting city, which offers a blend of antiquated culture and tradition and youthful exuberance. There’s a large student population, and
you’ll find all kinds of live gigs and late-night entertainment. Check out the weekly organic market, or put
your feet up and leave it to the experts. Bologna boasts some of Italy’s finest trattorias.
|For an antiquated culture and rich history, you will find Italy's Bologna city just
(Image by Pixabay.com)
City breaks are a great way to explore new cultures and combine sightseeing with shopping, dining and chilling out. If you’re eager to think outside the
box for your next break, look no further!