Capital Cities Tours

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Paris, capital city of France


There are few cities on earth that capture the imaginations and hearts of travelers like Paris. The French capital is at once historic, modern...

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Monaco city, Monaco


Monaco is one of the world's most sought-after addresses. Nestled between France and Italy, the city-state bristles with towers made of...

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Lisbon, Portugal


One of Europe’s greatest hidden gems, Lisbon is a city of spectacular natural beauty, wondrous architecture and vast history. From its perch...

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Athens Greece


Europe's oldest city, Athens, charms visitors with its relaxed atmosphere, vibrant street life and incredible monuments, museums and sights.

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Vatican City, Vatican

Vatican City

It may be the smallest sovereign state in the world, comprising less than a half square kilometer, but Vatican City has enormous appeal for...

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Rome, Italy


One of Europe's great cities, Rome is a bustling, vibrant metropolis that effortlessly pairs history with contemporary style. It is the city...

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Berlin, Germany


When it comes to European capitals, Berlin is a real scene-stealer, mixing glmor with grit, top museums with underground clubs and ethnic...

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Andorra-la-Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella

Andorra la Vella is the nerve center of Andorra, a mini country wedged between Spain and France. The capital is a major commercial center...

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Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholm is easily one of the world's most beautiful capitals. It is where terracotta and saffron-hued buildings shimmer under the blue skies...

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Madrid, Spain


Madrid has many calling cards: relentless nightlife, exceptional live music, astonishing art galleries, fine tapas bars and restaurants...

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Bern, Switzerland


The origins of Bern date back to the 12th century, and much of the city's medieval architecture remains well-preserved today, giving the...

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Vienna, Austria


Few of the world's cities mix the past and present as effortlessly and beautifully as Vienna. The historical facade of the city is characterized...

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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Belfast has transformed itself from a city to avoid to a bustling, hip and cosmopolitan destination. The once bombs-and-bullets pariah is...

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Moscow Russia


Moscow is a city of vitality and bustling creative energy. All facets of contemporary culture in the Russian capital reflect this innovation – from...

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Bucarest, Romania


Bucharest is a somewhat perplexing city, made of a mismatch of eras. It is where the brutal rebuilding phase of Ceausescu is still evident...

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Budapest, Hungary


Nestled by the western Buda Hills, the eastern Great Plains and the unbelievably romantic Danube River, Budapest is easily one central...

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Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh mesmerizes, transfixes and seduces visitors with it exhilarating atmosphere and scenic beauty. The capital is intimately entwined...

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Amsterdam, Netherlands


Other major European capitals are defined by their ornate palaces and grand estates, but in Amsterdam, the joy is in the details. In the capital...

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein


Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein, the sixth-smallest country in the world. At just 6 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers long, the principality...

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Brussels Belgium


Brussels is a city with dual personalities. It is where Flemish meets French, hip meets historic and beautiful meets bizarre. The Belgian capital...

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Tirana, Albania


A conglomeration of communist, Ottoman and Italian influences, the Albanian capital of Tirana is always evolving. Once dull and grey, the...

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Warsaw, Poland


Gdansk has the glittering seashore, and Krakow has undeniable beauty, but the Polish capital of Warsaw is the country's most cultured...

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Helsinki, Finland


Dynamic and exciting, Helsinki is a sea town at heart, marked by bays, inlets and a smattering of islands. The capital has a friendly energy...

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Vilnius, Lithuania


Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, is a bewitchingly beautiful city that seduces travelers with its enchanting Old World charm. The attractive...

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


As you explore Sarajevo, you may find yourself wondering how a people who have suffered so much created such a vibrant, vivacious city...

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Bratislava, Slovakia


Bratislava is a delightful mix of new, old and downright historic. The city center is criss-crossed with winding cobblestoned roads, candy-colored...

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Copenhagen, Denmark


Copenhagen is one of the coolest, most exciting and most cosmopolitan cities in Scandinavia, and the Danish capital is truly blossoming...

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Zagreb, Croatia


Zagreb combines a vibrant, modern energy with plenty of old-world charm and graciousness. The town center is full of elegant Austro-Hungarian...

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Prague, Czech Republic


Prague really has something for everyone. It's beauty rivals even Paris, its history spans a millennium and its home to some of the best...

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Oslo, Norway


Surrounded by woodland and fjords, Oslo is like being in a whole other world. The easy-going city and Norwegian capital is like many...

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar


Gibraltar is an intriguing destination for the curious traveler. The British territory is only 6.8 square kilometers, making it easy to explore on foot...

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Kiev Ukraine


Kiev tends to surprise first-time visitors expecting an imposing, Soviet-style city with more concrete than trees. There are, of course, plenty...

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San Marino, San Marino

San Marino

San Marino was founded in 301 AD, making it the oldest republic in the world. It is also the third-smallest state in Europe with an area of just...

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Cardiff, Wales


Shaped in the 19th century, Cardiff's architectural legacy mixes neoclassical elegance with colorful kitsch. Once dull and industrial, the city...

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Belgrade, Serbia


Nestled between the Sava and Danube Rivers, Belgrade is a gem of a city full of passion, finesse and grandiosity. The heart of the city is...

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Chisinau, Moldova


Chisinau is a funky city where traffic is dominated by shiny BMWs, young people strut down the boulevards in the latest fashions, and locals...

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Ljubljana Slovenia


Ljubljana is a true gem of a city, crowned by a hilltop castle and sitting on the banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River. The small...

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Podgorica, Montenegro


Podgorica is the largest city and capital of Montenegro. More than 150,000 people call the city home, and the area has been inhabited since...

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Pristina, Kosovo


A bustling capital with an international vibe, Pristina is filled with personnel from foreign agencies. The capital of Kosovo accommodates...

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Luxembourg city, Luxembourg


Exploring Luxembourg City is like walking through a storybook. The capital is a dramatically beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site...

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Nicosia, Cyprus


Nicosia is an enticing city and the cultural heart of Cyprus. Divided between the Republican South and the Turkish-occupied North, the city...

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Sofia, Bulgaria


One of Europe's oldest cities, Sofia is where the Middle East and Asia meet Central and Western Europe. Red Army monuments, domed cathedrals...

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Minsk, Belarus


Minsk is a mind-blowing city that can only be described as communist chic. The capital feels more Soviet than European, locals still talk...

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Reykjavik, Iceland


Reykjavik romances visitors with its bewitching mixture of big-city excitement and village vibe. During the summer, sunlight shines on the...

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Riga, Latvia


Riga's big-city vibe makes it the shining metropolitan star of the Baltics. The Latvian capital is vibrant and funky, pulsating with a magnetic...

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Douglas, Isle of Man


The Isle of Man has long been a haven for wealthy Brits and fans of Tourist Trophy (TT) motorbike racing, but its capital city of Douglas offers...

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Skopje, Macedonia


Skopje is the epitome of an Eastern European city. The skyline is largely made by housing blocks from the Communist era, the city's palette...

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Tallinn, Estonia


Tallinn is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe thanks to its blend of modern and medieval. In the Estonian capital, carved stone walls...

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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands


Tórshavn's story began centuries ago, when the Faroe Islands were first discovered by Vikings from Western Norway.

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Valletta, Malta


Known for its architectural beauty and massive fortifications, the small capital city of Valletta is one of the world's most highly-concentrated...

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Longyearbyen, Svalbard


Longyearbyen is the capital and sole city in Svalbard, a wondrous archipelago and one of the world's most spectacular places.

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Dublin Irland


Dublin is a small capital has a big personality. The perfectly landscaped parks and elegant Georgian architecture will make your head turn...

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Saint Peter Port, Guernsey

Saint Peter Port

Saint Peter Port is one of the most beautiful harbor towns in all of Europe. The capital of Guernsey has been a busy port since...

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Saint Helier, Jersey

Saint Helier

Saint Helier treats visitors to an interesting blend of French and English influences, a lovely coastal landscape and a mild climate.

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London United kingdom


Rich with history, culture and spectacular architecture, there’s really no other place in the world quite like London. The capital city of the...

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Singapore Singapore


Once dismissed as bland and tasteless, Singapore has evolved into one of Southeast Asia's most enjoyable cities. From its past as a colonial...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Once nothing more than a dusty, desert outpost, Riyadh has blossomed into one of the most influential and intriguing cities in the Middle...

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Tokyo, Japan


Tokyo is a fast-paced city with an almost manic energy. The city is constantly changing, as the local obsession with newness makes fashions...

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Bangkok,  Thailand


The close quarters of Bangkok mean that most of life is conducted right out in the open, on the streets. This makes the Thai capital a...

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Hanoi Vietnam


Hanoi effortlessly blends new Asia's dynamic face with the exotic vibe of old Asia. The modern and the medieval co-exist beautifully on...

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Kathmandu, Nepal


Kathmandu is an intoxicating, exhilarating city. Traffic buzzes around the narrow winding streets next to rickshaws, rice and chili are laid...

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi

New Delhi is a multidimensional metropolis sprinkled with glittering gems. The city's sometimes gritty surface gives way to magnificent...

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Damascus, Syria


Damascus is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, and legend say that the Prophet Mohammed refused to enter the Syrian capital...

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Baghdad, Iraq


Modern Iraq was born from ancient Mesopotamia, nestled in the fertile valleys created by the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The country's...

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Kuwai, City Kuwait

Kuwait City

Sophisticated and interesting, Kuwait City is marked by excellent museums, eclectic souqs and malls, a world-class aquarium and stunning...

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan

Many visitors come to Bandar Seri Begawan expecting an extravagant mini-Dubai, but the capital city of Brunei is actually quite unassuming.

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Male, Maldives


Malé is both a city and an island, combining cosmopolitan style with laid-back islander roots. Candy-colored skyscrapers dominate the...

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Jakarta, Indonesia


Jakarta is a sprawling city of surprises. The facade is made of shabby slums, glass towers and concrete slabs, but underneath that is a sizzling...

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Beirut, Lebanon


What Beirut is depends mostly on where you are within the Lebanese capital. If you are exploring the vibrant, hip and young neighborhoods...

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Dili, East Timor


Amid the crowded refugee camps and burnt-old buildings in Dili lie charming neighborhoods where frangipani trees shed colorful flowers...

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh

When most travelers think of Phnom Penh, their minds instantly fill with images of the exotic. They think of monks adorned in fluttering...

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Doha, Qatar


If you ask Qataris which area of their homeland they are most proud of, the answer will be unanimous. The capital of Doha is a source of...

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Ankara, Turkey


Once a small, unassuming capital, Ankara has since blossomed to become a truly international city with an air of sophistication that...

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Kabul, Afghanistan


Kabul was left on life-support when the Taliban fled after the post-911 bombing campaign led by the United States. Reduced to rubble, the Afghani...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka


The Sri Lankan capital of Colombo combines a dizzying array of cultures and colors, creating an exhilarating atmosphere that charms even...

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Sana'a, Yemen


Mystical, romantic and endlessly enchanting, Sana'a is one of the greatest treasures of Arabia. It is also one of the world's oldest cities...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Once dominated by rudimentary huts, coral buildings and desert. Today, city has grown to one of the world's richest cities travel destinations.

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Tehran, Iran


Tehran is where the past and present collide. A dynamic, loud, chaotic and cutting edge city, the Iranian capital is home to 15 million people...

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Tashkent is a charmer, but visitors must penetrate its outer skin to uncover its true personality. On the surface, the capital of Uzbekistan...

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan


One of the most attractive cities in all of Central Asia, Dushanbe sits against a backdrop of mountains and is dotted with candy-colored...

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Muscat, Oman


Muscat is unlike any other capital in the region. There are only a few high-rise blocks, and the streets are spotlessly clean. The whimsically...

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Beijing, China


Beijing is both one of China's most modern, aspiring cities and a true ancient citadel. The architecture of the capital reflects every major...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is not just an amazing capital city; the modern metropolis is a thriving monument to the determination and ingenuity that...

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan


Ashgabat is Turkmenistan's showcase city, where shimmering gold domes top extravagant marble palaces and manicured gardens burst into...

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Dhaka, Bangladesh


Dhaka is a frenzied city that bubbles over with energy. A true melting pot, the diverse capital throbs with culture, color and art. No matter...

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Manama, Bahrain


Manama literally means “Sleeping Place,” but the Bahraini capital is always lively. Visitors flock to the city on the weekends for off-duty...

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Amman, Jordan


Amman is a city with split personalities. In Eastern Amman, conservative and Islamic ideals rule over locals living just steps away from...

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Taipei, Taiwan


Taipei went from one of Asia's ugliest ducklings to one of its most loveable, dynamic and exciting cities in just a short period. Once overly...

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Seoul, South Korea


Called the “miracle on the Han River,” Seoul has emerged like a phoenix from the destruction of the Korean War. The 600-year-old capital has...

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Astana, Kazakhstan


Astana is a new capital with a long history. Although the city was founded in 1830, it did not become the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997...

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Vientiane, Laos


Delightfully friendly and abundantly beautiful, Vientiane is somewhere between a diminutive city and a large town. Crumbling French mansions...

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Manila, Philippines


The jovial, laid-back energy of the Philippines is alive and well in Manila. The capital is a teeming metropolis that seems to always be growing...

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Ulaanbaatar is an enormous city characterized by a bohemian counter-culture, pulsating commerce and thriving nightlife. New buildings are...

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Tbilisi, Georgia


Tbilisi is the economic, cultural, political and social heart of Georgia. It is where Georgians gravitate when they seek excitement and action...

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Yerevan, Armenia


Yerevan is a laid-back capital that sometimes feels like it is on a permanent holiday. Locals saunter down the main boulevards in the latest...

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Thimphu, Bhutan


Visitors approach Thimphu from a single-lane road that winds around bending curves, each one delivering a glimpse of the capital. The...

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Baku, Azerbaijan


Baku is easily the most cosmopolitan city in the Caucasus. There are few cities that are evolving as quickly as the Azeri capital, where East...

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


Bishkek is a young capital, but it makes up for what it lacks in historical sites with plenty of parks, museums and monuments. The walkable...

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Islamabad, Pakistan


A proud showcase of planning and government, Islamabad is laid out in a grid pattern marked by broad avenues, green open spaces, amazing...

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Pyongyang, North Korea


Thanks to the persistent efforts of the Korean Workers' Party, Pyongyang is one of the world's strangest capitals. A thick mist often covers...

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Jerusalem, Israel


For more than 3,000 years, Jerusalem has dazzled and inspired visitors. You will leave the city speechless whether it is your first visit...

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Hong-Kong, China

Hong Kong

Navigating the tightly-packed sidewalks of Hong Kong, you will be met at each turn with steam-filled canteens, bright neon signage...

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Naypyidaw, Myanmar


Naypyidaw is a new capital; so young, in fact that you will not find much information about it in any travel guides. Built from scratch in...

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Macau region  of China


Macau is a city with a split personality. One is defined by churches, fortresses, Chinese culture and Portuguese influences; the other is the...

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Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire


Yamoussoukro is one of the most bizarre modern cities on the planet. The capital of Cote d'Ivoire is a sprawling grid of paved streets, but...

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Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, known to locals as just “Addis,” is a quickly-evolving city whose recent economic growth is one of Africa's greatest success stories

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Asmara, Eritrea


Asmara is a diamond of a city. The sun shines down on its peaceful neighborhoods for eight straight months of the year, and the streets are...

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Lomé, Togo


Once known as the Paris of West Africa, Lomé is one of the continent's most charming cities. Attractive and safe, the capital of Togo is...

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Antananarivo, Madagascar


Nearly every corner of Antananarivo seems to bustle with activity. Motorcycles whiz down the crowded streets, slicing through a sea of bodies...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania's and the country's capital, but it feels more like a quaint village. The down-to-earth city is...

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Yaounde, Cameroon


Yaoundé stands out from other West African capitals because of its lush green and hilly setting. The air is also cooler in the city because it...

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Bamako, Mali


There are plenty of reasons to love Bamako. The capital of Mali is always buzzing with activity. Colorful markets spill into the streets, great...

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Conakry, Guinea


Conakry is a spirited city. Friendly, musical, colorful and a bit wild, the capital is the epitome of African flavor. Subtle charms enchant visitors...

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Cairo, Egypt


The choreographed chaos of Cairo often hits first-time visitors like a ton of bricks. The capital is vibrant jumble of sounds, sights and smells...

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Abuja, Nigeria


Abuja is quickly becoming one of Africa's most exuberant cities. The purpose-built capital is in the heart of the Nigeria, a neutral location...

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Brazzaville, Congo


Low-key and unassuming, Brazzaville was founded in 1880 by a Franco-Italian explorer named Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, and the city still...

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Kampala, Uganda


Confident and compelling, Kampala is Uganda's center of intellectual excellence, commercial activity and political intrigue. Although deeply...

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N'Djamena, Chad


N'Djamena is a city of contrasts. The capital of Chad is quickly growing, and estimates project the population to double to over two...

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Freetown, Sierra Leone


For many visitors, Freetown feels more welcoming than other large cities in West Africa, perhaps due to its beautiful setting and welcoming...

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Khartoum, Sudan


Khartoum is one of Central Africa's most modern cities. Built where the Blue and White Niles join, the city boasts high-rise buildings, paved...

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Niamey, Niger


Niamey lies on the lush shores of the Niger River. The capital is refreshing, and visitors can immerse themselves in the busy markets, take...

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo


Kinshasa is a sprawling city home to more than six million people. Built on the Congo River's banks, the city is a huge metropolis defined...

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Algiers, Algeria


The whitewashed city of Algiers is a big, bustling destination on the dazzling Mediterranean coast. The thousand-year old city was a thriving...

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Bangui, Central African Republic


Founded by the French in 1880, Bangui is reminiscent of its founders' aesthetics. A bustling central market is the heart of the city, and all the...

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Monrovia, Liberia


Sprawled over the narrow peninsula formed by the sea and the Mesurado River, the Liberian capital of Monrovia is recovering from the...

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Tunis, Tunisia


Tunis is the best introduction to Tunisia, where Eastern and Western influences collide to create one of the region's most interesting cities...

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Victoria, Seychelles


Victoria is the main commercial, economic, cultural and political hub of the Seychelles, but the capital retains a charming provincial...

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Accra, capital city of Ghana


Since its founding in the 17th century, Accra has grown into a buzzing capital city known for its rich Western-style buildings and friendly...

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Dakar, Senegal


Dakar is brimming with life, from its exuberant markets to its bustling streets and festive cultural scene. The Senegalese capital is home to...

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Hargaisa, Somaliland


More than 1.2 million people call Hargeisa home. The capital of Somaliland is safe, peaceful and growing rapidly since Somalia's collapse...

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Mogadishu, Somalia


Since its founding in the 17th century, Accra has grown into a buzzing capital city known for its rich Western-style buildings and friendly...

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Banjul, Gambia


Banjul is one of the best examples of urban Africa. The sand-blown streets play host to colorful markets and fading colonial buildings, and...

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Rabat, Morocco


Rabat has all the cosmopolitan chic of Casablanca minus the frantic pace and gritty atmosphere. Well-kept and quite European, the city is...

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Juba, Sudan


Juba is the capital of South Sudan and one of the world's most quickly growing cities. South Sudan is rapidly developing thanks to an abundance of...

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Moroni, Comoros


Moroni makes visitors feel like they are in an entirely different world. A romanticised Arabia where the air is heavy, the capital of...

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Djibouti, Djibouti


The city of Djibouti is little more than a ramshackle port village, where the paint is peeling off colonial buildings and modern structures...

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Harare, Zimbabwe


In many ways, Harare is an atypical African capital, influenced more by its Western history than by its West African roots. You will find...

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Lilongwe, Malawi


Lilongwe is a pleasant little city with a vibe that is more sleepy than spectacular, making it a nice break from exploring other larger cities...

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


Ouagadougou, or as the locals simply call it, Ouaga, is a truly African capital. Although it is the political center of one of the world's poorest...

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Maseru, Lesotho


Maseru has always been one of Africa's quieter cities, but the capital of Lesotho has rapidly expanded in recent years. Today, the city is...

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Gaborone, Botswana


Fifty years ago, Gaborone was a dusty one-horse town with little character. Today, it is a continually-growing city that is home to over...

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Maputo, Mozambique


Maputo is undeniably one of the most attractive capitals in all of Africa. Trees line the avenues, cafes spill out onto the sidewalks and...

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Porto Novo, Benin

Porto Novo

Porto-Novo was founded by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and the capital still retains much of that influence. It is the second largest...

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Lusaka, Zambia


The small Zambian capital of Lusaka is a delightful mix of traditional African style and modern influences. Although the city does...

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Guine Bissau, Bissau


In comparison to many other African cities, Bissau is a quiet capital. The city lacks the chaotic hustle and bustle of other capitals, offering a...

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Tripoli, Libya


From its setting on one of the best natural harbors in North Africa, Tripoli exuded an exotic Arabic-Islamic flavor peppered with Mediterranean...

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São Tomé, São Tomé e Principe

São Tomé

São Tomé Town is the capital of the second smallest nation in Africa, but the paradisiacal town has a big personality. Surrounded by...

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Bujumbura, Burundi


Bujumbura is as exotic as its name sounds. The Burundian capital sits on the shores of Lake Tanganyika surrounded by looming mountains...

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Pretoria, South Africa


For such a young city, Pretoria has a remarkable amount of history. The administrative capital of South Africa was once the headquarters...

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Windhoek, Namibia


The German-influenced city of Windhoek is the capital and commercial nerve center of Namibia. Set in the Central Highlands, the city's...

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Malabo, Equatorial Guinea


The first things visitors see when they fly into Malabo are the coastal refineries, tankers and oil platforms that surround the capital's...

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Praia, Cape Verde


Praia is the busiest city in Cape Verde and has been its capital since 1770. Located on Santiago Island’s southern end, the city has good...

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Kigali, Rwanda


Rwanda's nickname is the “Land of Eternal Spring,” and the capital city of Kigali fits the bill. The small but attractive city sprawls over...

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Nouackhott, Mauritania


Founded after independence in 1960, Nouakchott is the sprawling capital of Mauritania. The intriguing city is short on traditional tourist...

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Luanda, Angola


Perched on the Atlantic coastline, Luanda's spectacular setting matches its exotic atmosphere. Since Angola gained independence over...

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Jamestown, Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan da Cunha


If you are looking for isolation, there are few better places to go than Jamestown, the capital of St. Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension. The...

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Mbabane, Swaziland


Relaxing but nondescript, Mbabane is a great place to recharge and unwind against the picturesque setting in the Diangeni Hills...

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Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis

In the shadows of the Pieter Both and Le Pouce mountain peaks lies Port Louis, the capital, economic hub and largest city in Mauritius...

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Nairobi, Kenya


Long a jumping-off point for safaris for adventurers like Ernest Hemingway and Teddy Roosevelt, Nairobi remains the first stop for...

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Libreville, Gabon


A city of contrasts, Libreville is glitzy in some areas and ramshackle in others. The beaches are lined with high-rise hotels, expats from...

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Mamoudzou, Mayotte


The Mayotte Islands are known for their breathtaking natural splendor and unique plant and animal life. The capital of Mamoudzou lies on the...

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South Tarawa, Kiribati

South Tarawa

South Tarawa is the capital of Kiribati, a scattered group of islands in Micronesia. The capital's island, Tarawa, lacks the luxury of...

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Nuku'Alofa, Tonga


Nuku'alofa is where old and new Tonga meet. The city challenges all preconceptions of a South Pacific idyll. It is the first place most...

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Yaren, Nauru


The South Pacific island of Nauru is the smallest independent republic in the world, and it takes under an hour to...

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Saipan Northern Mariana Islands


Saipan is an inexpensive slice of exotica, known for its indigenous charm, affordable accommodations and intensely beautiful beaches...

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Ngerulmud, Palau


Ngerulmud is the young capital of Palau, established in 2006 when the government moved its offices from Koror, the former capital. Located...

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Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands


If your idea of a perfect vacation is truly “getting away from it all,” there is probably no destination on Earth better than Adamstown...

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Palikir, Micronesia


Palikir is the relatively understated capital of the Federal States of Micronesia. Located on the island of Pohnpei, the city is short on traditional...

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Wellington, New Zealand


Hugged by picturesque hillsides and a magnificent harbor, Wellington is New Zealand's most appealing city. Although its rival, Auckland, has...

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Papeete, French Polynesia - Tahiti‎


Apia is a small capital surrounded with tropical grandeur. Hugged by sublime beaches, craggy lava cliffs and verdant conservation areas...

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby

Port Moresby greets visitors to Papua New Guinea with interesting cultural displays, impressive buildings, charming gardens and a...

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Hagåtña, Guam


Once somewhat a Pacific theme park for tourists from Japan, Guam and its capital of Hagåtña are in the middle of a tourism overhaul. The...

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Funafuti, Tuvalu


Funafuti is an atoll that contains the capital of Tuvalu, a group of South Pacific islands known not for their spectacular cities, but instead...

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Apia, Samoa


Apia is a small capital surrounded with tropical grandeur. Hugged by sublime beaches, craggy lava cliffs and verdant conservation areas...

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Port Vila, Vanuatu

Port Vila

The beauty of Port Vila puts other Oceanic capitals to shame. The city was built around Vila Bay, and the French atmosphere provided by...

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Suva, Fiji


Suva is an urban milieu of cultures and ethnicities. In the downtown district, modern shopping plazas sit side by side with colonial...

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Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island

Flying Fish Cove

Christmas Island is an impressive feat of nature full of natural wonders including red crab migrations, exotic birds and wonderfully deserted...

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Majuro, Marshall Islands


Once called “the pearl of the Pacific” by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Majuro Atoll is one of the greatest treasures of the Marshall Islands...

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Pago Pago, American Samoa

Pago Pago

Pago Pago is the stunningly beautiful capital of American Samoa, a chain of seven islands in the South Pacific. The city...

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Avarua, Cook Islands


The Cook Islands are a dream come true for any traveler who has fantasized about escaping from the modern world's hustle and bustle.

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Alofi, Niue


The most important thing to pack for a trip to Alofi is a sense of adventure. The capital is the gateway to Niue, where the rocky coast is dotted...

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Mata-Utu, Wallis and Futuna


Traveling to Mata-Utu, the capital of the Polynesian islands of Wallis and Futuna, is like traveling to an entirely different world

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Canberra, Australia


Cradled by mountains and bushland hills, Canberra is more than just the political heart of Australia. The liberal city is also where national...

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Kingston, Norfolk-Island


Norfolk Island is where you can really immerse yourself in rich layers of history, culture, creative expression and nature. The tiny island is only...

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Honiara, Solomon Islands


Honiara is a city looking optimistically toward the future. Ethnic tensions and civil unrest rocked the capital of the Solomon Islands between...

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Nouméa, New Caledonia


New Caledonia is a little slice of France in the Pacific. The capital city of Nouméa has the atmosphere of the French Riviera but also...

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West Island, Cocos Keeling Islands

West Island

West Island is one of the only two inhabited Cocos Keeling Islands. The remaining 27 islands are some of the last unspoilt paradises...

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