With a world of cities to choose from, all offering something slightly different, from history and culture to record-breaking buildings and magical lagoons it can be difficult to choose where to go. Our team of passionate travel experts have discussed, debated, argued and finally agreed on our top 10 must-see cities for 2019.
This floating city is packed with culture and history, explore the canals, sit and relax in the small squares and dine on the finest Venetian seafood pasta. Visit the Leonardo Di Vinci museum, Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, there is so much to see in this romantic city.
Powder Byrne must see: Piazza San Marco
Wander downhill through Alfama’s steep, narrow cobblestoned streets and catch a glimpse of the more traditional side of Lisbon. This vibrant and bustling city effortlessly blends traditional heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking.
Powder Byrne must see: Pastéis de Belém
Wrap up warm and take a stroll along the marina where you will enjoy gorgeous views of the mountains and ocean. There are plenty of museums and galleries for you to explore and if you fancy a bit of relaxation head to the blue lagoon and dip in the picturesque geothermal waters and slather yourself in silica mud mask, a truly unique experience.
Powder Byrne must see: The iconic Hallgrímskirkja church
The flamboyant capital of India’s Rajasthan state epitomises the glamorous flavour, beauty and colour of the royal family that once ruled the region in 1727. A walk through the majestic courtyards, museums and gardens of the ‘Pink City’ famous for its pink buildings, will take you back to the days of the royal residence.
Powder Byrne must see: The Pink City
Cusco is brimming with activities from the old Inca fortress Sacsayhuaman which boasts an impressive system of tunnels for you to explore to the Pinipampa river where you can ride the rapids in your own inflatable canoe. Rest assured there will never be a dull moment.
Powder Byrne must see: The Pinipampa river
Explore Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, Sri Lanka’s largest botanical gardens. Discover the Temple of Tooth which dates back to the 14th century, filled with architectural brilliance and enjoy spectacular cultural performances in true Sri Lankan tradition during your stay.
Powder Byrne must see: The Temple of Tooth
Head to the top of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa and enjoy a birds-eye view of the city from a whopping 555m up. Watch the dramatic Dubai Fountain displays and immerse yourself in captivating water, music and light. Indulge in some retail therapy at the infamous Dubai Mall.
Powder Byrne must see: The Burj Khalifa
Wander around Stanley Park and make your way along the scenic harbour front and spot the seaplanes taking off. Head to the Seawall to take in an epic view of the Vancouver skyline. For even better views of the city, a short drive will take you to Grouse mountain where you can also discover some of Vancouver’s impressive wildlife.
Powder Byrne must see: Stanley Park
There is so much on offer in this bright and vibrant city. Take a trip to the Imperial Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. Or enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Yoyogi Park, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom it really will take your breath away.
Powder Byrne must see: Imperial Meiji Shrine
Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Australian city. Or zoom through the harbour on a speed boat and marvel at the Sydney Opera House. Wind your way along the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk passing through blissful bays, topped off with a well-deserved drink at Bondi Pavillion.
Powder Byrne must see: Sydney Opera House
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