Second City Travel

If you’re craving the bright lights of a big city, but fancy exploring beyond the big hitters, consider jetting off to a second city. Behind the big names (Rome, Lisbon, Marrakesh) are some seriously cool sibling cities (Verona, Porto, Fez) that will satisfy your cultural cravings and give you a more offbeat urban adventure.

When it comes to second city travel, there is no shortage of dreamy destinations on the menu. If it's culture you're after, there is plenty to see beyond the Louvre or the Colosseum. Head to Verona to walk in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet and tour countless churches, step back in time on a visit to Fez - Morocco's ancient capital - and trot across to Porto to marvel at the hundred-year-old hand-painted tiles adorning the crumbling buildings.

Or perhaps you're pining for a gastronomic getaway? While Roman pizzas and Parisian croissants are hard to top, there are plenty more great places to gobble up. Satisfy your sweet tooth in Gothenburg, with cakes and buns at every turn; feast on fabulous tapas in Valencia; and savour the finest French fare in Lyon's atmospheric bouchons (bistros).

With the help of our travel experts and knowledgeable Concierges, we can craft the ultimate slick city getaway packed full of awesome activities that will bring these under-the-radar destinations alive.

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