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Night time looking towards the Historic Zone

Istanbul: a city on two continents

Destination: Istanbul

Standing on the very link between Europe and Asia, Istanbul also marries modern and ancient, and is one of the most amazing cities in the world

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The glorious riverside at Coimbra, with the university on the hill behind

Coimbra's a cut above

Destination: Bussaco

It may be way off the usual tourist trail but that's all the more reason to love Portugal’s ancient capital of Coimbra and its beautiful surrounding countryside

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Enjoy the view of Lake Pichola at sunset (© Gareth Lofthouse)

Live the life of a maharaja in Rajasthan

Destination: Jodhpur

You don’t need a bank account at Coutts to live like a royal – just head to Rajasthan, where you can hop from one regal palace to the next

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Baku's Icheri Sheher, viewed from Maiden's Tower

March to a different beat in Azerbaijan

Destination: Baku

Azerbaijan’s oil wealth is transforming the little-known former Soviet republic, but behind Baku’s modern façade lies a traditional heart best explored through a long musical heritage

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Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur

A regal tour of Rajasthan

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Destination: Udaipur

Staying in some of Rajasthan's beautifully restored fort-palaces, now converted into luxury hotels, gives you a memorable chance to see India through the eyes of the maharajas

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India-ahhhhh

Destination: India

Luxury India....

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Roman Temple at nightfall

Portugal - castles and culture in the Alentejo

Destination: Evora

With the opening of a new airport at Beja, the peaceful Alentejo region is all set to welcome new visitors. Share with me some reminders of a turbulent past and enjoy the serenity of the present

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Palacio de las Ciguenas, Caceres (© Turespaña)

Caceres: city of storks and conquistadors

Destination: Caceres

The Spanish city of Caceres is full of character, thanks to the fine Renaissance mansions built by returning conquistadors - and the noise of the storks who inhabit their towers

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Horse-drawn carriages are a great feature of the tourist trail in Seville

Off the beaten track in Seville

Destination: Seville

Head to La Macarena district, a little-visited corner of Seville, for a glimpse of an older Spain

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The beautiful riverfront at Esch-en-Sure

Luxembourg: Europe’s big little country

Destination: Luxembourg

Luxembourg is often written off as little more than an expensive financial base - but with stunning scenery, centuries of history and a beautiful capital, that couldn’t be further from the truth

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