Top Travel Ideas for Visiting the World's Coolest Cities

Siobhan Grogan

From Tokyo and Hanoi to Mexico City and Rio, experience the highlights of the trendiest cities on the planet and book your place on one of these Culture Trip adventures.

City breaks can offer so much more than big-ticket sights and over-priced restaurants. From Mexico to Turkey, the coolest cities in the world feature conversation-starting historical monuments, independent shopping, and quirky museums and galleries. Some will keep you dancing till dawn, while others will inspire you to get up at sunrise and experience life as a local – but all will make you want to return again and again. Choose these expertly guided Culture Trip city breaks and fall in the love with the hippest cities in the world.

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Give sushi-making a try in Japan

With its geishas, skyscrapers, bamboo forests and kaleidoscopic neon lights, Japan is as exciting as it gets. On this 12-day Rail Trip, you’ll experience Osaka, Hiroshima and Tokyo, packing in museums, Mount Misen, ancient shrines, sake tasting, market shopping and even a sushi-making class. And, of course, there’ll still be time to tackle Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, the busiest crosswalk in the world.

From US$3569

Next available from 2nd Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Osaka, Japan

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ENDS AT

Tokyo, Japan

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Colourful Spices In Turkey including saffron and smoked chilli

Cross the Bosphorus from Europe to Asia in Turkey

Don’t expect a slow start to this fascinating 12-day tour across Turkey. You’ll meet fellow travellers in gloriously chaotic Istanbul where you’ll dine together in the Old City, have a chance to try a hammam, wander the Spice Market and cross from Europe to Asia on a ferry across the Bosphorus. Cities come with an unexpected twist on this tour. You’ll also visit the capital of the ancient Hittite Empire, the underground city of Kaymakli and the sacred city of Konya.

From US$2487

Next available from 16th Aug 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Istanbul, Turkey

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ENDS AT

Antalya, Turkey

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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This is an updated rewrite of an article originally written by Monica Nastase. Gethin Morgan contributed additional words.

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