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Bangkok

Thailand’s capital is an enticing, exotic and chaotic city - a must for visitors because of its incredible temples, colourful floating markets and nightlife. The capital is divided by the Chao Phraya River and is nestled in one of the world’s most fertile rice-producing regions. The winding Chao Phraya River is connected by numerous canals which have given Bangkok its nickname of the ‘Venice of the East’ and boats trip along these ‘back alleys’ is one of the unique attractions of the city. The city is also a shopper’s paradise with everything on offer from high fashion to bric–a- brac in the street markets, to technology and fake goods, as well as many tailors where visitors can get clothes made with a 24 hour turn around.

Highlights


  • Visit one of the city’s most vibrant roads, the Khao San Road one of the best examples of a ‘back packers ghetto’ and location of the early scenes of the film The Beach
  • Bangkok has hundreds of temples to visit, with the largest & most visited being the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Include a visit to the magnificent Grand Palace, with is gleaming gold spires & the top attraction in Bangkok & the Jim Thompson House, home of the American silk entrepreneur Jim Thompson until his disappearance in 1967
  • Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market for a fascinating glimpse into the past and the centuries old life of the residents whose stilt-houses perch on the canals
  • Try the delicious street food found everywhere around the city or opt for one of the upscale restaurants located along & on the Chao Phraya which offer some of the best sunset views in the city

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    Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi is an up and coming destination in the Middle East offering visitors some of the best shopping in the UAE, many cultural and ecological attractions, some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and the world’s largest indoor theme park, Ferrari Theme Park -offering 20 Ferrari inspired rides and attractions. Abu Dhabi city is the capital of the UAE and visitors are treated to year round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and pulsating nightlife.

    Highlights


  • Roller blade along the Corniche to the end where the majestic Emirates Palace, one of the world’s most opulent hotels sits on 1.3 km of pristine beach
  • Spend a night out in the Liwa desert at a luxurious five star hotel, set amongst rolling sand dunes
  • Take a boat trip to explore the 200 or so islands that are scattered in the waters around the main island
  • Have a round of golf on the Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course located on Yas Island
  • Take a complimentary guided tour of the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world

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    Amman

    The capital of Jordan, Amman is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world and is home to almost half of Jordan’s population. Known as the White City it offers visitors a taste of old Arabia with its faded minarets, pavement markets, Arabian sweet shops and crumbling remains of ancient civilizations, as well as a modern side of contemporary buildings, fashionable boutiques and international restaurants. It’s also the gateway to the rest of Jordan including the World Heritage Listed Petra and the resorts of the Dead Sea.

    Highlights


  • Climb up Citadel Hill for a fantastic view over the city
  • Visit the Jordan Archaeological Museum that showcases ancient ruins and excavated relics from the capital and the rest of the country
  • Explore the heart of the downtown area with its atmospheric streets filled with exotic smells and home to the Ottoman-style King Hussein Mosque and busy souq that is a shopper’s paradise
  • Take a day trip to the Dead Sea, just 45 miles out of the city, for a chance to bath at the lowest point of the earth, 407 metres below sea level
  • Join a Desert Castle Loop tour for the chance to visit a cluster of historic ruins of castles, forts, baths and palaces that stretch from the east of Amman towards Saudi Arabia


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    Auckland

    Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, located on the country’s North Island and is the starting point for most international travellers visiting the county. It is known as the ‘city of sails’ because of its sailing heritage and its harbour is often dotted with hundreds of yachts. The city offers visitors plenty to do on land and water, some of the country’s most outstanding restaurants, great shopping and nightlife and is also the gateway to explore the fabulous scenery, beaches and mountains of the North Island.

    Highlights


  • Have lunch in the Wynyard Quarter the latest extension of Auckland’s waterfront and a great place to sample some great seafood
  • Visit Auckland Zoo, known as one of the most progressive zoos in the world and home to 138 different species and over 860 animals
  • Go on a whale and dolphin safari that takes visitors out to the beautiful Hauraki Gulf Marine Park for the chance to see over 22 species of dolphins and whales
  • Have dinner at Orbit, a revolving restaurant in Auckland’s Sky Tower 190 metres off the ground and offering dinners 360 degree views of the city
  • Visit New Zealand’s largest art institution, the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki that houses a collection of more than 15,000 works including historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists

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    Beijing

    Beijing is a unique mix of ancient citadel, dating back to the Mongol Yuan dynasty and a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. The ancient Forbidden City is its foremost historic attraction and the best preserved collection of imperial architecture in China. It sits in a city that is also home to Soviet-style monuments, multi lane boulevards, ancient temples, glittering shopping centres and the historic ‘hútòngs’ or alleyways that are a rare glimpse of what the city use to be like before the bulldozers came in.

    Highlights


  • Wander around the Forbidden City, off-limits to most of the world for 500 years this unique ancient city was home to emperors, concubines and eunuchs and with is great halls of the palace, pavilions and courtyards is one of the world’s top attractions
  • Take a day trip out to China’s other great attraction, the Great Wall of China which can be accessed easily within a couple of hours of the city
  • Go shopping in the undercover Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market) with five floors selling everything from clothes to handbags and watches, plus of course pearls & pearl jewellery
  • Dare to try some fried insects at the Donghuamen Night Market
  • Join the locals in a spot of Tai Chi in the park surrounding the Temple of Heaven

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    Buenos Aires

    The second largest city in South America and the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires has the feel of a European city and sits on the estuary of the Rio de la Plata. It is home of the dramatic tango dance, the famous ‘Casa Rosada’ (presidential palace) and Boca Juniors. It is a cosmopolitan city, with an air of melancholy that stems from the locals known as ‘porteños feeling more European than South American, with fabulous restaurants, cutting edge designer boutiques and glitzy neighbourhoods. People that visit fall in love with this great city and it is easy to see why.

    Highlights


  • Hunt for an antique gem in the San Telmo district on a Sunday when the ‘barrio’ holds its popular fair
  • Wander around the colourful & picturesque port of La Boca that was the birthplace of Tango & home to what is regarded historically as the best football team in the world, Boca Juniors
  • Visit the world-famous Recoleta Cemetery which is now the final resting place of Eve Peron or ‘Evita’
  • Take day trip across the Rio de le Plata & enjoy a fantastic steak lunch in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo following by a wander around Ciudad Vieja, the heart of historic Montevideo
  • Learn how to tango with a day or week long course, or watch the professionals at venues all over the city

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    Cairo

    The capital of Egypt, Cairo is a chaotic city of noise, traffic, city hawkers and smog, but also the gateway to the world famous pyramids and Sphinx at Giza that date back 4,000 years and home to world-class museums housing priceless Egyptian antiquities. It offers a unique city break as well as a great starting point for a tour of the rest of the country.

    Highlights


  • Take a private tour with an Egyptologist to the Giza Plateau, just 30 minutes from the city for a fascinating introduction to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafe and Menakaure and the chance to enter one of them
  • Sip a sugary shai or take a leisurely puff on a sheesha at a coffee shop & watch the world go
  • Take an afternoon to wander around the 120,000 ancient Egyptian antiquities at the renowned Egypt Museum, the most extensive collection in the world
  • Shop in the famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar & hone your bartering skills
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the floating restaurants on the Nile such as at the Le Pacha 1901, a landmark on the river Nile that was originally a floating palace from the turn of the century & now features 10 restaurants

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    Cape Town

    Cape Town in South Africa is the southernmost city in Africa and is a located where the Pacific Ocean meets the Atlantic. It is visually one of the most stunning cities in the world, set against the backdrop of the lush slopes of Table Mountain. Renowned for its fantastic beaches, fabulous hotels and delicious food and wine, it is a great place to spend a few days before heading out to explore the rest of the Cape Peninsula.

    Highlights


  • Take a trip up Table Mountain by cable car for some of the most amazing views over the city and ocean
  • Take a guided tour of the Castle of Good Hope, the oldest building in South Africa, built between 1666 and 1667 by the Dutch East India Company
  • Visit the vibrant V&A Waterfront in the working harbour, the most visited attraction in South Africa where you can shop, dine, drink, take a boat trip and visit one of the two aquariums
  • Shop for African artefacts in Green Market Square one of the oldest and most popular markets in Cape Town, stopping for lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes that surround the square
  • Visit the immaculately kept Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden which is a world famous garden home to indigenous flora

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    Singapore

    Singapore is one of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities in Asia, a natural result of the country’s geographical position and commercial success. Established by Thomas Stamford Raffles as a trading post on 29 January 1819, the small sea town of Singapore soon attracted migrants and merchants from China, the Indian sub-continent, Indonesia, the Malay Peninsula and the Middle East. Today it’s an eclectic mix of cultures and offers visitors a rich historical heritage with its monuments, museums and memorials, some of the best shopping and food in Asia, as well as fantastic beach resorts such as Sentosa Island. It is also the place to try a Singapore Sling, made famous by the Long Bar at the iconic Raffles Hotel.

    Highlights


  • Visit the well-known island of Sentosa with its historical exhibits, entertainment, one of the world’s top day spas and beaches, or the quieter islands of St John’s, PulaeUbin and Lazarus Island
  • Explore the quieter areas of Singapore including the undeveloped pastures of the north-west of the island, such as the Kranji Countryside where an association of farmers have opened up their fields to visitors
  • Take a thrilling ride on the 165-metre Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel
  • Play your cards right at Singapore’s first casino at the impressive Marina Bay Sands resort that opened in 2009
  • Take the hydro-foil from Singapore to the Indonesian Island of Bintan that only takes 45-minutes

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    Colombo

    The Sri Lankan capital, Colombo is the largest city in the country and also the main port, commercial and financial centre. It is a bustling city that is a blend of old and new and visitors will be thrilled with the city’s colonial heritage, fine dining and shopping opportunities, in what is primarily a rural country. There are plenty of cultural and historical attractions to keep visitors busy for a few days, before they head off to one of the islands with their fabulous beach resorts.

    Highlights


  • Go shopping at the street stalls in Pettah or the three storey House of Fashion that sells off surplus clothing from the nation’s garment industry
  • The city has recently introduced the first open deck sightseeing tour the ‘Colombo City Tour’ and is a great way to see the highlights of the city if short on time
  • Play a round of golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club where the immaculately manicured greens have attracted golfers for 129 years, offering visitors a slice of golfing history
  • Travel to Mt Lavinia Beach, one of Colombo’s more laidback suburbs for great seafood at the many restaurants dotted near the golden beach
  • Try the quintessential Sri Lankan snack, kothurotti which consists of sliced-up bits of rotti, expertly blended with a choice of chicken, beef, egg, onions, tomatoes and green chilli

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    Erbil

    Erbil in Northern Iraq is one of the world's oldest continually settled towns continuously inhabited for about 8000 years byAssyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Sasanians, Arabs, And Ottomans. Being the fourth largest city & historic town of mesopotamia, Erbil became a major trading centre on the route between Baghdad and Mosul and still plays a role today with significant road links to the outside world.


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    Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and religions with Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic races living side by and side and this is most apparent in its capital, Kuala Lumpur. The city is a unique mix of old and new where modern sophistication meets colourful tradition, with its symbols of modernity the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, the largest twin structures in the world and the KL Tower dominating its skyline. With great shopping, fantastic restaurants and unique attractions it’s a great city to visit.

    Highlights


  • Make sure you take a trip up the Petronas Twin Towers, not just for the views but its other attractions such as the Suria shopping complex, Petrosains Science Centre and the Aquaria Oceanarium
  • Pick up a bargain at the atmospheric night market along Petaling Street, the centre of KL’s original Chinatown
  • Visit KL’s oldest mosque, the Jamek Mosque, built in 1909 at the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers
  • Head 10 minutes out of the city to the serene KL Bird Park, home to more than 3,000 birds, 200 local and foreign species, just 10 minutes from the city centre
  • Malaysia is famed for its labyrinth of spooky caves dotted throughout the county and the closest to KL are the Batu Caves, with their awe-inspiring natural caverns reached by 272 steps

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    Lagos

    Nigeria is located in tropical West Africa and is predominately visited by business travellers due the country’s natural oil resources. Lagos was the capital until 1991, when it was changed to Abuja, but remains Nigeria’s largest economic centre and main port. The coastline of Nigeria is 500 miles and with its sandy beaches and lagoons, tropical forests, magnificent waterfalls and fascination historic sites could be a great tourist destination, once the infrastructure has been improved and more investment comes into the country. In the meantime it is enjoyed only by the most adventurous travellers and the business man seeking their fortune in the oil industry.

    Highlights


  • Lagos is well-known in Africa for its music scene and is a great place to see a live performance and enjoy many exotic styles of music
  • Check out one of the city beaches such as Lagos Bar Beach or Lighthouse Beach
  • For a chance to learn about Nigerian culture visit the Nigerian National Museum or the Black Heritage Museum
  • Visit the Lekki Conservation Centre operated by the Nigerian Conservation Foundation for the chance to see monkeys, crocodiles and many birds
  • Head 60km out of the city and rent a beach hut at the fashionable Eleko Beach

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    Melbourne

    Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and is renowned as the most European in feel with its trams rattling past Victorian buildings, parks and cafes. It is also the gateway to other great attractions in the state of Victoria such as the Great Ocean Drive and the giant limestone structures, the Twelve Apostles, located just off the coast at Port Campbell National. Melbourne is a lively and cosmopolitan city in which to spend a few days, exploring areas such pretty city centre with its streets that slope down to the Yarra River, the funky beach area of St Kilda and the vibrant waterfront Southbank area, famed for its restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping.

    Highlights


  • Visit Federation Square, a unique cultural precinct and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Victoria
  • Enjoy al fresco dining all over the city, but in particular try Hardware Lane, Degraves Street, Centre Place, Block Place or The Causeway for some of the city’s top outdoor dining spots
  • Foodies should take a two-hour guided tour of the iconic Queen Victoria Market, opened in 1878 this historic building has some 1,000 stallholders and gets around 10.5 million visitors a year
  • Take a free ride on the City Circle Tramp that takes visitors around the central business district letting them hop on/hop off at places of interest along the way
  • Visit Australia’s oldest public art gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2011. Its free, except for special exhibitions

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    Muscat

    Muscat is the capital of Oman and an intriguing city full of history that is located between the mountains and the sea, and offers visitors a taste of old Arabia. It is also home to many luxurious five star hotels and resorts and is an ideal winter sun destination. Old Muscat is where visitors will find a slice of traditional life, located along the MuttrahCorniche and is full of atmospheric alleyways and a wonderful waterfront, as well as some of the city’s most historical buildings. The market or ‘Muttrah Souk’ is also here and is a great place to bargaining for a variety of items including pasminas, perfumes and spices.

    Highlights


  • Buy authentic national crafts such as weaving, copper and terracotta at the Omani Heritage Gallery
  • Hire a car and get out of the city to discover a stunning landscape dotted with historic fortresses
  • Explore the embassy quarter of Muscat, visiting the incredible Grand Mosque Sultan Qaboos, the Muttrah Quarter, the Portuguese forts at the Old Town and the Bait Al Zubair
  • Go on a desert safari that includes an exciting dune ride in a 4WD and a BBQ dinner in desert
  • Go diving and discover the pristine marine life in the Gulf of Oman in Muscat or further up the coast to experience the Arabian Sea

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    Sydney

    Sydney is one of the world’s most visually stunning cities with its beautiful harbour and iconic Harbour Bridge, year round sunshine and laid back outdoor lifestyle. Its home to some of Australia’s top attractions such as Bondi Beach and Manly Beach, the Sydney Opera House and the historical Rocks area and is a must on any Australian itinerary. The city also plays host to a number of vibrant festivals such as the Sydney Festival of Arts in January, the colourful Mardi Gras in February and the Sydney Film Festival in June, that all bring an additional buzz to the city.

    Highlights


  • Do the Sydney’s Harbour Bridge climb, one of the most unique experiences in Australia
  • Take the ferry across Darling Harbour to the laid back beach area of Manly Beach, a favourite local hang out
  • Take a tour of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the symbols of the city that opened in 1973 as a multi-venue performing arts centre
  • Take a tour around the oldest part of Sydney, the historic Rocks area, the site of Australia’s first European settlement in 1788 and now a vibrant area of cafes, shops and attractions
  • Go walking in the stunning Blue Mountains which foothills start around 30 miles out of the city

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    Tokyo

    One of the world’s most populous capitals with a population of 13 million - Tokyo is an intriguing mix of ancient traditions that sit alongside fantastic symbols of modernity. This is a city, which offers visitors a fantastic array of cultural and historic attractions including historic temples and fascinating museums, as well as unlimited shopping and entertainment and tranquil gardens and green spaces. There are a number of attractions in Tokyo that should not be missed such as the large-scale downtown areas, including Ginza where famous shops from around the world stand side by side, the sleepless Shinjuku that has become the "new city center of Tokyo," Asakusa which is reminiscent of the traditional Edo (the former name of Tokyo), and Shibuya that is the funky and trendy part of the city.

    Highlights


  • Visit Tokyo’s famous Shinto shrine, dedicated to the late 19th century emperor who opened Japan to the west, for a less crowded and serene experience
  • Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market early in the morning for a sushi breakfast. This is the world’s biggest and busiest fish markets and is one of the best places to enjoy fresh sushi
  • Sumo is uniquely Japanese and it’s well worth trying to get to see one of the three grand tournaments, each last for 15 days, if you happen to visit in January, May or September
  • Step back in time in the Asakusa district, Tokyo’s Geisha district. The areas buildings have survived earthquakes and bombs and its home to traditional Japanese houses, ancient shrines and Geisha joints
  • Visit the mysterious Imperial Palace Tokyo home to one of the most discreet and unknown Royal families in the world, the Japanese Emperor and his family

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    Toronto

    Toronto is Canada’s largest city and boasts fantastic museums, funky bars and restaurants, luxurious hotels and a rich multi-cultural heritage of more than 80 ethnic groups. Located on the northern shore of Lake Ontario it is home to the world’s longest street, Yonge Street, the world’s largest free standing structure, the CN Tower that is 553 metres tall and the world’s largest underground shopping complex, PATH, making it one of the most impressive cities in North America. As well as these signs of modernity the city also features some Victorian and Edwardian architecture that survive alongside the skyscrapers.

    Highlights


  • Explore the 200,000 square foot Royal Ontario Museum, with more than 40 galleries showcasing art, archaeology and science exhibits in three buildings
  • Take a day trip to the awesome Niagara Falls, one of the most visited natural sites in North America
  • Wander around the Distillery Historic District, containing the finest collection of Victorian industrial architecture in North America. The Distillery opened in 1883 and ceased operations in 1990 and the area has become an pedestrian-only village
  • Seek a peaceful refuge by taking a ferry and exploring the Toronto Islands, a chain of small Ontario Lake islands, just offshore of the city
  • Hangout at the Harbourfront Centre, which has an idyllic setting right on the lake and is the place to shop, eat, gallery hop, cycle and enjoy music and concerts

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