Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009
Tired of too many tourists and escalating prices? Head north for a weekend break in one of Europe’s most captivating and under-explored capital cities
“You must go to Vienna – it’s like Paris, but without the French!” So says the David Frost character in the film Frost/Nixon. But is he right?
There are three very good reasons to visit St Ives right now: the ailing pound against the euro, a great new luxury place to stay, and a fantastic exhibition at the Tate
There were plenty of people who warned us off going to Yemen, but we chose to ignore them - and discovered an architectural wonder forgotten by time, plus a whole lot of fun
by Kevin Hughes
There's nowhere quite like the Argentinian capital: if you fancy learning to tango, feasting on the best steak ever or simply snapping up a bargain leather jacket, Buenos Aires is the place to be
If classical architecture, wine and historic sights on every street corner are your thing, you opt for a short break in Rome, don’t you? Nein! Get yourself on a plane to Trier – Germany's oldest city
by Lucy C
Take a walk around the streets of Vienna combining flamboyant architecture with modern art and lively cafés. You might even bump into Mozart!
With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away
Once famous for its wool and textiles, Leeds is now a cosmopolitan and vibrant city ideal for a short break. The city is home to excellent shopping, culture, food and nightlife