If your two week summer holiday is your main course then a luxury city break is a delightful amuse bouche to be spontaneously seized and savoured.
While we all look forward to our longer holidays it’s lovely to have something to look forward to throughout the year. There is always time to squeeze the odd long-weekend or shorter trip that is full of city culture and surprise.
There is, of course, a vast choice of city breaks in Europe whether you are travelling in summer or winter. A few breaks to Italy alone could easily fill the gaps in your holiday calendar – Venice’s canals, Rome’s ancient architecture and Florence’s famous fine art, exemplified in the Uffizi Gallery, being just a few city ideas to begin with.
But don’t restrict yourself to the very short-haul as fun and fascinating cities such as Cape Town, New York and Dubai are also within easy reach. And if you fancy combining a luxury city break with a beach holiday then Bangkok and Phuket, Singapore and Bali or Muscat and the Maldives make great combinations.