Cruising the world

Viking river cruise

A city mayor, a famous chef, a leading artist; the value of travel lies in meeting the people.

River cruise no liver holiday Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia

A stay in St Tropez

This sexy siren has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot.

Medieval magic

This city is vibrant, quaint, easy to explore, great for a day visit and, really a complete surprise.

Bored with castles?

This Swiss city is a hotbed of architectural innovation.

A feast in slow motion

A healthy appetite and a dilapidated bike are ideal for tackling Turin.

A Lot of Kiwi connections

It’s funny where you meet Kiwis... Even in a small, lightly populated village in south-west France.


Paris is trying to convince tourists to not leave padlocks on the city's historic bridges — with a hashtag.

Top tourist spot

Holiday like a French president

Spires in galoshes

Venice Only surly travellers could complain about the infamous high tides of Venice.

Naked bulges

This Vatican tour is almost enough to make a Protestant boy blush.

Umbria's slow pleasures

Rome in three ways

In the lair of The Leopard

The elegant home of an Italian author has had its doors opened to guests.

See the real Berlin

Berlin street art This is tourism for non-tourists. It's a chance to see the city that doesn't make the TripAdvisor top 10.

A goth weekend

Revellers gathered over a weekend for one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe.

Van Gogh's ear grows back

The best place in the world

A new Berlin

It's been 25 years and Berlin is now one big city, open and free and exhilarating.