Delhi, India

Delhi, India Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi. If Jaipur is historic India, and Mumbai its modern heart, Delhi is where the two collide: a frantic mix of medieval architecture, broad avenues, and modern design. Few cities have …

Mumbai, India

Victoria Terminus.

Mumbai, India Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Mumbai. One of the world’s great metropolises, Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is India at its most vibrant; a city of contrasts, where Bollywood stars and finance billionaires …

Cochin (Kochi), India ‘Chinese fishing nets’ are a testament to the multicultural history of Kochi. Known as the ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea‘, Kochi has long been among India’s most cosmopolitan cities. A center of …

Agra, India

Agra Fort.

Agra, India The Taj Mahal. Tourists come to Agra from all over the world to view the amazing Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most celebrated and iconic buildings. But while the Taj more than …

Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal

Jaipur, India Amber Fort, on the outskirts of Jaipur. The legendary ‘Pink City’, Jaipur epitomises the beauty and grandeur of historic India. The city takes its name from its founder, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, one …

Agrigento, Italy

Temple of Concordia

Agrigento, Italy Temple of Castor and Pollux, Agrigento. The city of Agrigento (Greek: Akragas) has been a hub of people and trade for over 2, 500 years. As Akragas it was among the greatest cities of …

Stirling, Scotland

Part of Stirling Castle

Stirling, Scotland Stirling’s surrounding scenery Stirling looks somewhat like a miniature Edinburgh with its cobbled streets, historic buildings and crag-top castle but it is an appealing and charming city in its own right with plenty …

Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland Grantown-on-Spey in winter An elegant Georgian town on the edge of the magnificent Cairngorms National Park, Grantown- on-Spey is a planned settlement, founded in 1765 by Sir Ludovic Grant to be a centre …

Perth, Scotland

Scone Palace

Perth, Scotland Perth, Scotland  Perth, which lies elegantly on the River Tay, regained its city status in 2012. Once thought to be the ancient capital of Scotland, Perth built its fortune on weaving, fishing and …

Noto, Italy

Noto

Noto, Italy Palazzo Ducezio and the Basilica Minore di San Nicolò, Noto. Long off the tourist trail, the city of Noto – capital of Sicilian baroque – is one of the most beautiful cities in …

Oban, Scotland

Oban, Scotland Oban, Scotland The seafood capital of Scotland and the gateway to the Hebridean Islands, Oban is a beautiful waterfront town on a near perfect horseshoe bay. Located within the Argyll and Bute council area, …

Inverness, Scotland

River Ness Footbridge, Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, Scotland Regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness lies along the River Ness and is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom. A vibrant cathedral city, Inverness is known for its proximity …

Sicily, Italy

Sicily

Sicily, Italy An autonomous region of Italy, Sicily is a world apart: an ancient and rugged island shaped by successive waves of civilisation. Long the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily is surprisingly untouched by modernity, …

Isle of Mull, Scotland Tobermory, the capital of Mull The island of Mull is the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides (after Skye) and the most accessible of the archipelago. Of all the Hebrides, …

Megalithic temples of Ġgantija, Malta The megalithic temples of Ġgantija, on the Maltese island of Gozo are the world’s second-oldest standing structures (after Gobekli Tepe in Turkey), predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. …

Orkney Islands, Scotland The Orkney Islands, also referred to as Orkney, are an archipelago off the north coast of mainland Scotland. Comprised of around 70 islands (20 of which are inhabited), the Orkney Islands have …

Gozo, Malta

Gozo, Malta Il-Kastell, Victoria. Laid-back Gozo is a highlight of any visit to Malta. Easily accessible from the main island by ferry crossing or cruise, Gozo boasts beautiful scenery and fascinating history. Gozo has been …

Thurso, Scotland

Thurso's beaches

Thurso, Scotland Thurso’s beaches The Scottish mainland’s most northerly town, Thurso, is a charming gateway to the Scottish Isles and, being on the country’s north coast, is considered to be Scotland’s surf capital. The remote …

Valletta, Malta

Valletta, Malta.

Valletta, Malta Few European cities capture the imagination quite like Valletta, the evocative golden capital of Malta. Only 1 kilometre by 600 metres, it packs in so much history and culture that when it was …

Aberdeen, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeen - Scotland

Aberdeen, Scotland A port city in northeast Scotland, Aberdeen is the country’s third most populous city. Often called the Granite City, in reference to the silvery granite from the nearby Rubislaw Quarry used in many …

Isle of Skye, Scotland View on Portree before sunset, Isle of Skye, Scotland The second-largest of Scotland’s islands, the Isle of Skye is known for its breathtaking, dramatic landscapes, beautiful natural wonders and quaint villages. …