City breaks

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‘The chateau is screensaver material’: readers’ favourite long weekend trips
Great art, walks, history and cycles feature on these short trips that take in atmospheric places as diverse as Lincoln and Lausanne

Guardian readers

31, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Toulouse, France: ‘the sun bounces off the pink brick and everything glows’
Food tour operator Jessica Hammer on where to eat, drink and tango the night away in ‘la Ville Rose’

Interview by Carolyn Boyd

20, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Where tourists seldom tread, part 4: five UK towns with hidden histories
Heritage is as good an excuse as any to enjoy a pie and a pint. Here are more excellent reasons to visit places that rarely feature in the guidebooks

Chris Moss

15, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Share a tip on a favourite gallery – you could win a £200 holiday voucher
Tell us about a great arty hotspot in the UK – the best tip wins £200 towards a Coolstays break

Guardian community team

28, Feb, 2023 @11:42 AM

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Off the Mersey beat: a tour of Liverpool’s unsung cultural treasures
A magical mystery tour of the city reveals brilliant art, architecture and stories – with only minimal Fab Four interludes

David Bramwell

27, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Remade in Paris: new life for capital’s abandoned buildings
Across the French capital, old stations, factories and a university campus are being transformed into artists’ studios, theatres and some of the city’s hottest clubbing venues

Catherine Frances Bennett

23, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Barcelona’s ‘other’ great architect: five of his finest buildings
Catalonia’s design gems don’t begin and end with Gaudí. The works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner deserve a closer look on the centenary of his death

Stephen Burgen

08, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Edinburgh’s dark corners: a walking tour of the city’s hidden stories
Invisible Cities’ tours take visitors to the Scottish capital’s juiciest and least-known stories – and with guides who have known homelessness, they are rooted in real experience

Stuart Kenny

24, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Bucharest: a pizza of a city with something to see in every sector
From a warehouse brewery to a giant bookshop and glorious lakeside parks, Cosmin Cîrîc, manager of the city’s thermal spa, guides us around the Romanian capital

Interview by Stephen Emms

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘In Serbia, women shower men with nuts’: readers’ top Christmas traditions from their travels
Unruly Icelandic ‘lads’, mass football, kindly witches … our tipsters revel in festive legend and ritual

Guardian readers

22, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Nuremberg, Germany: great glühwein at a traditional Christmas market
Tour guide Claudia Radtke leads us around this atmospheric city, famed for its Christmas market, rich culture and centuries of history

Interview by Paul Sullivan

22, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dreaming of a green Christmas: an eco-friendly trip in festive Strasbourg
From sustainable gifts to energy-efficient fairy lights and hotels using only local products, here’s how to have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas in France

Carolyn Boyd

16, Dec, 2022 @8:53 AM

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