Best long-haul city breaks

Best long-haul city breaks

There’s something brilliant about a city break. Hop on a flight and within a few hours you can find yourself eating gelato by the Trevi fountain in Rome, or taking a dip in a thermal spa in Budapest. Europe’s got tonnes to offer. But are you looking for something a bit further flung? You’re not the only one. According to google, the five destinations that topped holiday-goers lists for city breaks weren’t quite so close to home…

Heat up in Havana

If you like your city breaks rich with history and culture, Havana delivers like no other. The warm climate and love of dance – ever fancied learning how to salsa? – go hand in hand with the colourful colonial buildings and classic cars lining the streets. Even Ernest Hemingway called Cuba home for a while. If you’re desperate to explore the sun-bleached streets, our Havana city tour is the perfect way to spend an afternoon while holidaying at one of our destinations on the island. Make sure you don’t miss the famous Revolution Square, the spot where Fidel Castro hosted his rallies.

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Don’t miss Dubai 

Did you know Dubai is basically the Las Vegas of the UAE? It’s got a list of shops, restaurants and bars as tall as the Burj Khalifa, not to mention beaches – this city lies on the Persian Gulf coast. Ponder its promenade and pick your favourite amongst the impressive line-up of superyachts parked along the marina. Or swap the water for four wheels on an off-road dune tour into the desert. From, skyscrapers and supersized malls to airbrushed orange sands, this is not your average city landscape.  

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Tick off NYC 

Taking a bite of this Big Apple is a big tick on a lot of people’s city break bucket list. Walks around Central Park turn into window shopping down Fifth Avenue , and bagels for breakfast are essential Tiffany’s. Take to Times Square to see the lights and catch a show on Broadway – are you getting deja vu? Friends, Miracle on 34th Street, Die Hard – you’ve seen it all before on screen, but never quite like this. Need some more name drops? Let’s talk landmarks – there’s the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Empire State Building. This city is rich in culture and cuisine – yes, hot dogs and pretzels count.  

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Ready to see somewhere new? Take your pick from these long haul destinations for some more inspiration.

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Author: Lizzie Butler

Last updated: 02.11.2018