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Introducing… 6 top cities on Earth

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Looking for the ultimate city break?

Condé Nast Traveller have released the results of their massive Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022! Firstly, a massive shout-out needs to go to Canada – so loved that it’s managed to get not one, but two of its cities in the top 10. Here are 6 of the World’s top cities this year (don’t miss the most popular down the bottom!)

Which tops your holiday wish-list?

Cape Town, South Africa

Coming in ninth position, with a readers’ score of 88.27 / 100 – it’s no surprise to see South Africa’s Cape Town featured on a ‘Top Cities’ vote. Sip world-class wine in top-notch restaurants, climb to the top of the iconic Table Mountain for a view you’ll never forget, explore the district of Bo-Kaap (as colourful as it is cultural!) take off on the road trip of your life along Chapman’s Peak Drive, and take a boat through shark-infested waters to walk in Mandela’s footsteps on Robben Island.

When to go: October – April

Québec City, Canada

Finding itself at number 8 on the list, Canada’s Québec City – with its charming UNESCO streets – scored an impressive 88.29 in the awards. Treat yourself to the ultimate Québec slumber and check into the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac for a night or two. Explore it all on this 12-day ‘Cultures of Québec’ holiday.

When to go: May – October

Tokyo, Japan

With its bright lights, futuristic robot shows, tranquil gardens, karaoke bars, ridiculously busy pedestrian crossings, stunning temples and incredible food – it’s not hard to see why the neon metropolis of Tokyo has made it onto the list. Coming in at number 6 and scoring an impressive 88.32, Tokyo is well and truly open for business. We haven’t been able to send any of you to Japan for far too long, so having it back on our books is such a treat. If you haven’t experienced Japan yet, you need to! Our Japan expert, Fenton, knows all there is to know about holidays here and he’s so happy to be back doing what he does best.

When to go: Whenever works for you!

Bangkok, Thailand

Making it to 4th place on the list is Thailand’s Bangkok. A far cry from the powder-white sands and gin-clear water of the Thai beaches, this bustling city has so much to offer. With colourful markets (both floating and on land), world-class restaurants, tempting street food (if you’re brave enough) and so much culture and character, you’ll love every moment of a stop here.

When to go: Year round

Victoria, Canada

Scoring a massive 89.46, Victoria bursts its way into 3rd place on the list! The biggest city on beautiful Vancouver Island and named in honour of Queen Victoria herself, it boasts a pretty harbour, an impressive array of museums and galleries, fantastic restaurants and countless opportunities for outdoor adventures right on the doorstep. Whale-watching opportunities aplenty await you here.

When to go: May – October


Condé Nast’s runner-up is Singapore! Scoring an enviable 89.49 from their readers, it’s no real surprise to see it near the top spot. This futuristic city is all about green living and sustainability, with great plans to completely greenify itself by the year 2030. Float in the iconic rooftop pool at the Marina Bay Sands, take a stroll around the glowing trees at Gardens by the Bay, and take in the colourful buildings that line Haji and Arab Lane. 

When to go: Great all year round!

Are any of these cities on your holiday wish-lists? Give our team of travel experts a call on 01242 253 073 to start planning your next adventure today.