City Break Advice

If you need help with any aspect of your city break, and our extensive pages don’t already answer it, just ask! We’ve been travelling to the world’s best cities for over 10 years and have a wealth of tips to share on sightseeing, accommodation, transport, tours etc.  Take a look at our advice pages below or fill in the comment form at the bottom of the page to ask a question…

Hotel Booking Tips



Hotel Booking Tips – One of the biggest costs of your holiday will be the hotel you choose to stay in. As seasoned city-breakers, here are our top tips for getting the best price on the hotel you want. Read More…




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Tipping – Everywhere around the world has a slightly different approach to leaving tips and gratuities for people who serve you. The types of people you tip also varies from place to place. This is our guide to tipping around the world. Read More…



Currency Exchange Board


Currency Exchange –  Whenever you need to exchange your currency for foreign notes, there’s usually a charge involved. This is our guide to reducing those costs and getting the best deal. Read More…





These links will save you money:

Great Hotels At Discount Prices offer a best price guarantee and we’ve used them loads. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

Recommended Things To DoSee our comprehensive pages on tours and activities in major cities around the world.  Great prices in US dollars and booking ahead is a smart move on any city break

Bargain Attraction Tickets
We recommend Attractiontix for guaranteed lowest prices on attractions around the world

8 Replies to “City Break Advice”

  1. We will be arriving soon for our first visit to Las Vegas. Can you send some info on low cost hotels, attractions, maps of downtown and the strip. We also need info on the DASH, and monorail. Thanks, Trinidad McGee, San Diego

  2. Hi. We’d recommend Rome as so much of it has been used in movies over the years. Top of the list would be the locations used in Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks. See: Angels and Demons Filming Locations. Other options are Prague where Charles Bridge and many other locations were used in Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise or the city of Bruges where most city center locations were used in the movie “In Bruges” with Colin Farrell.

  3. Hi. We’re from the US and we like to visit places we’ve seen in movies. We’re planning to do Europe next year, so cCan you recommend some locations from movies we will have seen?

  4. We only recommend hotels we have actually stayed in, but fortunately the one we had in Florence was absolutely superb and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. It’s called Hotel L’Orologio and we’ve written a dedicated page to it here…

    Recommended Hotel In Florence

  5. Can you recommend a hotel in Florence for a romantic getaway for our anniversary early next year?

  6. Hi Wendy. Buckingham Palace has published the dates for opening in 2012 from July 31st to 30th September, so it doesn’t look like they’ll be opening early for the Olympics. If you want to read more, our Buckingham Palace page has a link to the Palace page that deals with opening times.

  7. Hi. We are planning a short break with some children with disablites for 2012 (before the olympics). Can you let us know if Buckingham Palace will be open earlier than the end of July next year – looking to come middle/early July


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