As we’re Niche Destinations, our urban explorer deals are beyond fab: from Krakow’s historic districts to Vienna’s cobbled streets, we’ve searched far and wide to find the most interesting destinations, the coolest hotels and the best city breaks. For us, this means places brimming with culture: think extraordinary museums, royal castles and chic art exhibitions – places full of hidden gems, extraordinary shopping and great eateries for sampling your chosen city’s favourite dishes.
The best European city breaks can be found in our Niche collection. Uncover the world of Mozart in Austria’s SalzburgerLand, the home of the famous Salzburg Festival, or visit the most incredible Christmas markets in Innsbruck in Tyrol. Try your hand at glassblowing at the Riedel factory in Kufstein before picking up souvenirs for all your favourite humans.
Stroll through the historic streets of Krakow, Poland’s second largest city and one of our favourite haunts. Stop for pierogi at the local market before jumping aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a sightseeing tour of the old town. As this is a somewhat controversial option, we highly recommend any of the fabulous walking tours on offer. They’re free, but you won’t be told off for tipping! Afterwards uncover the secrets of the city’s magnificent Wawel Castle – we love the private apartments!
Stray away from the usual European haunts for amazing adventures in Marrakech, one of Morocco’s hottest urban destinations. Discover a city bursting with culture: explore mosques, palaces and gardens and stroll around the medina to haggle at the souks for traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. This city has it all: from the exquisite modern architecture of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech to the thrills of the snake charmers at Jemaa El Fnaa.
The best city break deals combine urban exploration with a stay at a cool hotel. Think 5-star gem and gothic spa in Poland or historic building with Viennese-style coffee house in a charming old town. You might prefer a modern-luxe location where you can take part in charming farming in the morning, then be wine tasting by the afternoon. It’s all possible with our city breaks!