City Chic

Planning a city break in the next year? Here are the places you must visit in 2017

Reykjavik

REYKJAVIK – Winter Adventure

With fantastically unusual attractions, Reykjavik in Iceland really is a city like no other. The spectacular Northern Lights are one of the earth’s most outstanding natural phenomena and best seen in the winter months, which has now been dubbed as one of the top winter experiences in the world. To see the lights choose from a group tour or our personal favourite – a snow mobile or army truck adventure to conquer the rocky snow land while seeing the fascinating lights at the same time!

Milan

MILAN – Shopping Heaven

The Italian fashion hub bursting with everything elegant is a shoppers dream for 2017. It’s designer heaven along the famous ‘Quadrilatero d’Oro’ (‘rectangle of gold’) ; numerous streets make up this lustful array of the best Italian designers – Prada, Fendi and Valentino to name just a few, where you can blow your budget and beyond. The impressive array of designers and lavish window displays are well worth a gaze, even if your wallet won’t quite stretch to buy anything.

If you are looking for more of a bargain then you’ll need to head just outside Milan to the Fidenza Village. This impressive discount outlet houses brands such as Michael Kors, Versace and Paul Smith alongside some great restaurants and cafés. A luxury express bus will take you here from Milan in around an hour and a half.

Barcelona - W Hotel - Salt for Brunch

BARCELONA – Rediscover Brunch

This thriving city is a trendy Mediterranean hub busting full of style and energy. This is by far a must visit during spring 2017, with both the city and the beach to explore you’ll have a great mix of things to see and do.

A Barcelona must-do is a visit to one of the small boutique-like cafes for breakfast or brunch. Try the urban yet homely, Brunch & Cake which serves the most delicious eggs Benedict on waffles, black brioche with smoked salmon and strong coffee to start the day – you won’t be disappointed. Or head down to the beach at the W Hotel, Salt Café where the cocktails are as good as the food!

Budapest

BUDAPEST – Relaxing Spas

With warm thermal springs bubbling up from the ground, Budapest is known as one of the best spa cities to enjoy these
historic Roman baths. This relaxing activity should be firmly on your list when visiting this city.

Take a visit one of the best – the top photographed historic bath, Gellert, with its beautiful Art Nouveau features – from decorative mosaics to ornate stain glass windows, this traditional bath will be sure to be a relaxing memorial experience. They also have a fantastic list of luxury spa treatments to choose from, so go on pamper yourself!

Verona

VERONA – Perfect for Couples

The romantic city of Verona is one of our fi rm top picks for 2017, due to its world famous Summer Opera Festival – it really is music to our ears! It starts in June right through to the end of August every year with a choice of different performances, all of which are located in the beautiful open-air arena – but be quick as the tickets do often sell out
especially during peak times.

The top must see apart from the opera when visiting Verona is the famous Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet balcony (‘Juliet’s House’). Legend also has it, that if a couple leave a written love message here Juliet will bless them with eternal love!

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