There is an old Chinese proverb that goes: “As for paradise, above there is heaven, below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou” . Such high praise is unquestionably justified and anyone who visits Hangzhou’s UNESCO world heritage listed West Lake or wanders its rolling green hills will struggle to disagree.
China’s two urban giants, Beijing and Shanghai, will understandably attract the majority of the country’s tourists, but if visitors take the time to venture away from this well-trodden path, they will discover an incredible display of beauty.
Hangzhou, capital of the Zhejiang province, is the perfect example. Found on the far eastern edge of China, Hangzhou has sunny, warm ...
Vienna, the thriving capital of Austria, effortlessly blends history with the contemporary. Its beautiful architecture, largely built during the centuries-long Habsburg dynasty, is captivating, while its attractions and nightlife are increasingly adding a modern edge.
Found in the northeastern corner of Austria, not too far from the borders of Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Vienna lies on the iconic Danube River. This prime location is one of the main reasons why it has such a fascinating history and culture, acting as a bridge between the eastern and western worlds.
The city’s climate is generally warm and temperate and summer temperatures typically average over 25 ...
Made up of a rich tapestry of history, Havana is a city full of contrasts. Spanish colonial buildings sit side-by-side with art deco structures, while influences from Cuba’s past with both the US and the USSR decorate the city. It feels like something of a jigsaw puzzle with pieces that perhaps shouldn’t fit together, but most definitely do.
While you could easily spend weeks exploring this fascinating country, for most people this just isn’t practical. We have therefore created a useful two-day itinerary for Havana, so you can get a flavour of the colourful capital in just a weekend or short break.
Most international visitors to Cuba will arrive via plane into Jose Martí ...
Venice is a city unlike any other. With seemingly endless waterways and canals, architecture that would take months, maybe even years, to fully explore and appreciate, and an enviable arts scene, Venice is well deserving of its status as a cultural haven.
Found in a beautiful pocket of north-eastern Italy, Venice, or Venezia as the locals call it, is actually comprised of 117 separate islands, with more than 400 bridges crossing the famous canals.
Summers are hot, with temperatures often climbing above 30 degrees Celsius, but in winter, the days are far cooler, with more frequent rainfall.
However, Venice never loses its appeal. Regardless of when you visit this unique city ...
Not all that long ago, Doha would have been called a 'city in the making'. However, rapid and stylish development over the past decade has ensured one thing: Doha has well and truly arrived. Embrace Doha's modernity, respect its roots and whether you are here for business or pleasure, we are certain that you will find a special place in your heart for this bustling metropolis.
The Qatari capital lies on the shores of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and its subtropical climate means that the city benefits from warm temperatures all year round. Regardless of when you arrive, Doha’s exciting range of attractions will delight all those lucky enough to visit.
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Shiny and modern, yet displaying traditional grandeur at every turn - destroyed in the Second World War, yet full of sights and landmarks - Germany’s capital Berlin is a hugely interesting destination that must be explored and understood.
If you are looking for a city break destination that is filled with culture, sights and experiences, but that is also enjoyable to simply stroll through and explore away from the main tourist attractions, Berlin is the one, offering something for every type of traveller.
With a continental climate that features warm summers and cooler winters, Berlin isn't radically different from the rest of western Europe in terms of temperature. This means ...
The Costa del Sol is one of Europe's most popular destinations for sun, sea and sand, and while large stretches of the coast are known for being popular tourist destinations, there are still lots of places to be found where the character and charm of the area still shine through. One of these is Estepona, the region's most westerly resort.
The resort town of Estepona is 90 km west of Malaga and just 33km outside of Marbella. The weather is sunny for most of the year, with temperatures being mild in winter, around 18°C, and hot in summer, reaching upwards of 30°C.
Estepona still has all of the big beaches, palm-lined promenades and marina-side cafes like other destinations on ...
Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras first opened its doors to guests on 7th May 2009, and this year it's celebrating its ten-year anniversary. To help mark the occasion, there will be a collection of special events taking place, all of which you can discover more about below.
Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras
Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras is a luxurious 5-star hotel in the beautiful High Tatras mountain range. It is located on the bank of the peaceful Lake Strbske Pleso, with panoramic views of the mountains, lakes and trees that surround it. It’s truly an oasis of luxury in a fairy-tale setting.
The hotel itself is a collection of grand, historic buildings, and has 98 exquisite rooms ...
We know that golf courses are a major attraction for many visitors, and if you are looking to explore somewhere new and try out one of the best golf courses at the same time, then we have you covered. At Kempinski, many of our hotels have direct access to some of the finest courses in the world. Read on to find out more.
Cascades Golf and Country Club, Egypt
The Cascades Golf and Country Club is the first ever championship course in the Middle East designed by golf legend, Gary Player. Consisting of an 18-hole, par 72 course, as well as a golf academy, the Cascades Golf Club has won the title of best golf course in the world outside of Europe four years in a row.
The scenery is beautiful ...
Turkey’s summer season falls between June and August, and these three months are the busiest time of year for tourists visiting Turkey due to hot weather, long of hours of sunshine and many beautiful coastal and historical sights.
The most popular tourist resorts in Turkey are its capital, Istanbul, and the picture-perfect beach resorts of Antalya and Bodrum. If you are planning a visit to any of these Turkish hotspots this summer, this guide has you covered.
Explore Turkey’s capital Istanbul
Spread across two continents (Europe and Asia) and two seas (Black Sea and Sea of Marmara), Istanbul is Turkey’s capital city that has plenty to offer visitors.
What to do in Istanbul?
The famed Bos...