Long-haul City Breaks

Love the cosmopolitan lifestyle but want to venture a bit further afield? We've got a few suggestions for intercontinental city slickers:

 

Lima, Peru

Sun, sea and South American culture await you in Peru’s historical capital. With a staggering stretch of picturesque beaches and a mix of ancient and modern architecture, Lima makes for an incredible destination for those who want to absorb the culture of one of the world’s most intriguing civilisations.

Marvel at the surreal sight of the Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca ruins standing proudly amid the sleek city landscape, an enchanting marriage of young and old. Lima is made even more fascinating by this seamless blending between eras and its rich history of religion and ritual is one of the city’s most intriguing features.

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Tokyo, Japan

Much like Peru, Japan’s profound history and vibrant energy make for a wonderful mix of ancient and modern structures. Tokyo boasts the formidable Skytower - the world’s tallest - from which you can take in a 360° view of the city’s sights. On a clear day, you’ll be able to make out the humbling sight of Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest volcano. Located around 60 miles south-west of the capital, this incredible natural wonder makes for a magical sightseeing pilgrimage.

On the subject of pilgrimage, Japan’s religious history is another reason to love this amazing island. Experience Sensō-Ji, the city’s most ancient Buddhist temple, and the adjacent Asakusa Shinto shrine before revelling in some of the city’s stunning natural beauty.

For the nature-lover among us, Tokyo’s Chidori-ga-fuchi moat makes for one of the most gorgeous sights in all of Asia. Sail down this waterway in blossom season (March-April) and be blown away by the lush riverbanks adorned with vibrant pink cherry blossom trees.

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Rio, Brazil

Perhaps South America’s most celebrated city, Rio de Janeiro boasts so many incredible landmarks that your only concern will be making time to see them all! With its immortalised Copacabana and Ipanema beaches and the awe-inspiring Sugarloaf Mountain, this incredible coastal city is the jewel in the crown of Brazilian beauty.

Your trip to the capital wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the most iconic statues ever erected: the magnificently imposing Christ the Redeemer, arms spread wide atop the Corcovado Mountain. Take the train or minibus or (for the more conditioned traveller) strap a bag to your back and hike up - we promise it’ll be worth the journey when you’re taking in the panoramic view of Brazil’s most famous city.

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