When you're mapping out your next overseas trip, it's easy to miss some amazing places. We take a look at our top 10 best cities in the world, and why these destinations are a must to put on your list. Number one is Kyoto, Japan. It's a beautiful city with lots to offer. It's the heart of traditional Japanese culture, with picturesque landscapes, from snow in winter to cherry blossoms in summer. There are a lot of beautiful temples and shrines to discover. It's also famous for being the best city to experience Japanese cuisine, from traditional Sake making to sushi and noodles, this town has you covered. Get a glimpse into the mysterious world of the Geisha, in the Gion district, or visit the home of the Marathon Monks.
Amsterdam is one of the most relaxing and inviting cities in the world. Whilst walking the streets of this vibrant city, be prepared to see corporate types riding bicycles to work. At night pop into the red light district, you have to at least experience it once! Or visit other attractions like Anne Frank's house and the Van Gogh museum. The food in Amsterdam is amazing – their food markets promise fresh produce like fish on ice, fresh breads, meats and cheeses. If you're into fast food chains and love burgers, you must try FEBO!
Barcelona has become one of the most popular tourist destinations of Spain. Why? It's a city that never sleeps and is so diverse. From the rolling mountains to the pristine beaches this city won't disappoint. Take an art tour through the trendy El Raval district, or visit the famous La Sagrada Familia built by architect Antoni Gaudí. The La Boqueria food markets are a must for all your fresh food needs.
Florence sometimes gets missed on tourists itineraries, competing with favoured Italian counterparts Rome and Venice. However Florence remains a rich cultural gem of art, architecture and history. Compared to other Italian cities, Florence has a calmer atmosphere – its lush green landscape sets it apart from the other locations. It's only an hours drive to the famous leaning tower of Pisa, and is home of the statue of Michelangelo’s "David" sculpture. It's definitely a city thats made for walking as it's quite flat and main attractions are in walking distance.
Istanbul is a vibrant city with lots to offer. Be prepared to see centuries-old churches and mosques to buzzing chaotic markets. Must-sees are the Turkish baths, the Spice Market or the Grand Bazaar, which is one of the oldest markets in the world, covering 61 streets and 4,000 shops.
Lucerne is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With its mountainous panorama and picturesque architecture, it makes strolling the streets a walk to remember, whilst overlooking Lake Lucerne. Be sure to visit one of their watch or Swiss army knife shops and grab yourself a souvenir, or try some traditional dishes such as veal with cream sauce, or rösti!
Munich is home to centuries-old buildings and many museums. The city is commonly known as the home to the famous Oktoberfest, which runs during the months of September and October. Many are stunned by the beauty and quality of Munich's architecture, and although it was heavily damaged during WWII, it's been rebuilt to appear almost untouched. Don't forget to try the local dishes such as schnitzel, rouladen and the famous warm pretzel which will be found in any street cart on the side of the road.
This city was made famous, being the birthplace of Mozart, and once home to the VonTrapp family. This stunning city stands beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, its manicured streets are breathtaking, making you feel like you're in a postcard. Home of classical music, take a moment to book a Mozart dinner concert or take a "Sound of Music" tour.
Tel Aviv is a major city in Israel. It's modern, vibrant and has become the new playground for the uber rich. It has some of the best nightlife in the world. From clubs to upmarket bars, the nightlife is jumping. From its beautiful Arabic heritage to its stunning white beaches, this city has it all! It's where old traditional culture meets a modern contemporary atmosphere.
Vancouver really does have it all. From majestic mountains to beautiful rainforests and stunning cityscapes. The people are known for their friendly nature, and welcoming attitude to tourists. If you like to keep busy outdoors Vancouver is the place for you – you will find unlimited amounts of outdoor adventure from fishing to kayaking and hiking. Jump on a seaplane and see the city from above. Enjoy sporting events, and world class shopping, or relax and unwind at one of the city's many fabulous restaurants and cafes.