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Relax with a City Break

Posted on 15. May, 2013 by in Destinations

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of a modern city and, if you’re on holiday, the pressure to pack in as many landmarks and attractions as possible can be overwhelming. However, sometimes the best way to experience a city is to sit back, relax and let it come to you. Fortunately, there are luxury city breaks all over the world which let visitors do exactly that.

The jewel of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai’s feats of architecture are world famous. Visitors have a choice of stunning hotels including the Burj Al Arab, the Ritz-Carlton and The Palm – each offering views of Dubai’s wondrous skyline. You’ll stroll through gigantic malls, laze in sunny marinas, teeming with yachts and dine in award winning restaurants. Dubai is a showcase of extravagance -and a unique and relaxing city break.Dubai Marina

Eiffel TowerIn Europe, city trips to unwind and relax are a long-established tradition. Garish and artistic, sun-drenched Barcelona is a city made for warm, sleepy street cafes – while Venice’s winding network of canals is ideal for lazy, romantic weekends. Paris, the City of Love and Lights, is a haven for couples:  visitors to the capital can arrive to the historic opulence of the George V hotel, before indulging in the French capital’s tradition of fine wine, walks by the Seine, chocolateries and endless shopping streets.

Urban sanctuaries wait to be discovered across the world. Beijing is a stunning mix of contemporary Asia and its storied past: from the Peninsula hotel, only minutes from the historic Tiananmen Square, visitors experience China’s noble Imperial heritage amidst a meditative modern style. In nearby Singapore, the Shangri-La Hotel sits within a calming garden of palms, while the city itself offers dozens of elegant tea rooms, introspective parks and towering observation decks – showcasing the environment from every perspective.Beijing Summer Palace

New York is a magnet for sightseers but while there’s a huge amount of pressure to get the ‘Big Apple experience’, there are plenty of reasons to take your time – not least stylish, luxuriant hotels like the Four Seasons or the Mandarin Oriental. Authentic New York is often found in its quieter side: as visitors explore sprawling Central Park, spend afternoons on the Coney island promenade, and take horse-drawn carriage rides through glitzy city streets. Nights in the city bring a chance to dine in some of the world’s most romantic spots: from the candlelit Gallic elegance of La Grenouille, to the 26 story-high spectacle of the Top of The Tower restaurant.

Don’t race your way around the world’s famous cities – slow down, look around, and make the memories last a lifetime.

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