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10 Travel Dupes

Updated: Jun 19


“Tripophobia (n.) The fear of not having any travel trips currently booked.”

I have done Travel Dupes (wanderlusttravelbucketlist.com) before, but it's because popular places are getting more crowded and there is so much more of the world to see. So, here I go again with more travel dupes.


Geneva, Switzerland (dupe for Paris)

Traveling to Geneva, Switzerland, promises a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and international flair. Geneva is well-connected by air, train, and road. Geneva Airport (GVA) serves as a major hub for international flights, with connections to cities across Europe and beyond. The city is also easily accessible by train from other Swiss cities and neighboring countries.

Best time to visit: May to October


Where to stay:

Hotel Rotary Geneva-MGallery

4-star Hotel

A welcoming, intimate place near Lake Geneva. The 4-star Hotel Rotary Geneva - MGallery offers unique décor for an exceptional stay. The hotel, located in the business district of central Geneva, provides a comfortable, unexpected, refined and completely renovated setting for guests. The rooms create high-end comfort through classic furnishings paired with items found during the owner's travels. 164 yards (150 meters) from Lake Geneva, this charming, Art Deco gem is a modern cabinet of curiosities. The location's discreet yet refined elegance is accentuated by lots of iconic objects.


The Woodward

5-Star Hotel

The Woodward is located on the shores of Lake Geneva offering panoramic views of Mont Blanc. The hotel was originally built in 1901 by French architect Francois Durel in post-Haussmann style and is currently being completely transformed and carefully reimagined by world-renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. A historic transformation creates Geneva s first all-suite hotel designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon with restaurants by Michelin-starred L Atelier de Joel Robuchon and vegetable driven Le Jardinier by Alain Verzeroli as well as a 1 200 square meter Spa by Maison Guerlain. Beyond The Woodward's historic facade guests will find classic meets contemporary interiors providing a stylish city sanctuary with spectacular lake and mountain views. Each of the 26 suites has been carefully curated to possess its own distinct character and individual design details with signature flourishes including marble fireplaces and bookcases. 21 of the suites have a full lake view. The jewels in the crown are the Presidential Suite designed in elegant ivory tones and offering panoramic lake views from every room with a private dining room and loggia and the Royal Suite reached by private lift and designed to resemble a chic Parisian apartment.

Things to do in Geneva:

  • Visit the Jet d'Eau: Marvel at the iconic Jet d'Eau, one of Geneva's most famous landmarks. This impressive water fountain shoots water 140 meters into the air at the tip of Lake Geneva and is particularly striking when illuminated at night.

  • Explore Old Town (Vieille Ville): Wander through Geneva's charming Old Town, with its narrow cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and picturesque squares. Visit St. Peter's Cathedral, climb the towers for panoramic views, and explore the Maison Tavel, Geneva's oldest house.

  • Take a Lake Geneva Cruise: Enjoy a scenic boat cruise on Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) to admire the city's skyline and the surrounding Alps. Choose from sightseeing tours, lunch cruises, or evening dinner cruises for a memorable experience on the water.

  • Visit the United Nations Office: Take a guided tour of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) to learn about its role in international diplomacy and humanitarian efforts. Explore the Palais des Nations and visit the Assembly Hall, Council Chamber, and Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room.

  • Explore International Organizations: Geneva is home to numerous international organizations and museums. Visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum to learn about humanitarian action or explore the World Health Organization (WHO) Headquarters and the International Museum of the Reformation.

  • Discover Cultural Institutions: Explore Geneva's vibrant cultural scene by visiting museums, galleries, and theaters. Don't miss the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, the Musée International de la Réforme, and the Grand Théâtre de Genève for a taste of Geneva's artistic heritage.

  • Relax in Parks and Gardens: Take a leisurely stroll or picnic in one of Geneva's beautiful parks and gardens. Visit the Parc des Bastions, the Parc La Grange, or the Conservatory and Botanical Garden for lush greenery, scenic views, and peaceful surroundings.

  • Shop and Dine: Explore Geneva's shopping districts, from luxury boutiques on the Rue du Rhône to quirky shops in the Carouge neighborhood. Sample Swiss chocolates, cheeses, and pastries at local markets and specialty shops, and dine at waterfront restaurants offering international cuisine.

  • Enjoy Outdoor Activities: Geneva offers plenty of outdoor activities year-round. In the summer, enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and water sports on the lake, or rent a bike and explore the city's extensive network of cycling paths. In the winter, hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding in nearby resorts.

  • Take a Day Trip: Take advantage of Geneva's central location to explore nearby attractions. Visit the charming town of Lausanne, the vineyards of Lavaux, or the medieval castle of Chillon on Lake Geneva's eastern shore for a memorable day trip.



Parma, Italy (dupe for Rome)

Traveling to Parma, Italy, offers an immersive experience in art, culture, and gastronomy. Parma is located in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. The nearest airports are Parma Airport (PMF) and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). From Bologna Airport, you can take a train or rent a car to reach Parma, which is approximately an hour away.

Best time to visit: Spring or Fall


Where to stay:

Sina Maria Luigia

4-Star Hotel

Located in the center of Parma, the delightful Hotel Sina Maria Luigia provides guests with a one-of-a-kind and memorable stay. The common areas and guest rooms are exceptionally inviting, featuring classic decor, marble floors, and charming paintings that cater to every need with meticulous attention to detail. Maxim's Restaurant, situated in the heart of Parma, is renowned for its exquisite dining experience that reinterprets the traditional Emilian cuisine. For those seeking a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a drink, the L'Aiglon Bar is the perfect spot.


Grand Hotel de la Ville Parma

5-Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Parma the Grand Hotel de la Ville opened its doors in November 2003. It's inside the Barilla Center a shopping complex that houses Academia Barilla Paganini Auditorium a Spa Shops Restaurants and a multiplex cinema. The hotel has 110 rooms, including a restaurant, a cocktail bar, fitness area, internet and Wi -Fi.

Things to do in Parma:

  • Visit the Palazzo della Pilotta: Explore the Palazzo della Pilotta, a historic complex that houses several museums and galleries. Don't miss the National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale), which features works by renowned artists such as Correggio, Parmigianino, and Canaletto.

  • Admire Parma Cathedral: Marvel at the stunning Parma Cathedral (Duomo di Parma), an exquisite example of Romanesque architecture. Admire the intricately decorated façade, the impressive interior with its beautiful frescoes, and the ornate baptistery.

  • Explore Teatro Farnese: Step back in time at the Teatro Farnese, a magnificent wooden theater built in the 17th century. Marvel at the elaborate stage set and the grandeur of this historic theater, which is still used for performances today.

  • Discover the Birthplace of Parmesan Cheese: Take a guided tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory to learn about the traditional production process of this famous cheese. Sample freshly grated Parmesan and gain insight into the art of cheese-making.

  • Indulge in Parma's Culinary Delights: Parma is renowned for its culinary heritage, including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, and traditional balsamic vinegar. Explore local markets, trattorias, and gourmet shops to taste these authentic flavors of Parma.

  • Stroll Through Parco Ducale: Enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride in Parco Ducale, a picturesque park located near the city center. Admire the lush greenery, historic monuments, and serene atmosphere of this beautiful urban park.

  • Attend a Performance at Teatro Regio: Experience the vibrant cultural scene of Parma by attending a performance at the Teatro Regio, a prestigious opera house that hosts opera, ballet, and classical music concerts throughout the year.

  • Explore Historic Streets and Squares: Wander through Parma's charming historic center and discover its narrow cobblestone streets, elegant palaces, and bustling piazzas. Don't miss the Piazza Garibaldi, the heart of the city, and the Strada della Repubblica, lined with shops and cafes.

  • Visit Museo Glauco Lombardi: Learn about the history and art of Parma at the Museo Glauco Lombardi, which showcases archaeological finds, paintings, and sculptures from different periods of the city's history.

  • Take a Day Trip to Nearby Attractions: Parma is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding region of Emilia-Romagna. Take a day trip to nearby attractions such as the medieval town of Castell'Arquato, the culinary capital of Modena, or the historic city of Bologna.


Zakynthos (dupe for Bora Bora)

Traveling to Zakynthos, Greece, promises a wonderful mix of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. Zakynthos has its own international airport, Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH), also known as Dionysios Solomos Airport. You can fly directly to Zakynthos from various European cities during the summer season. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from the Greek mainland or other nearby islands like Kefalonia or Corfu.

Best time to visit: Spring or Fall


Where to stay:

Caravel Resort & Spa

4-Star Hotel

Located close to Tsilivi Beach, Caravel Suites - All Inclusive, Adults Only provides a free breakfast buffet, 2 poolside bars, and a terrace. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach volleyball. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a manicure/pedicure. The on-site restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fitness classes and yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include basketball and volleyball. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and an arcade/game room.

Porto Zante

5-Star Hotel

Standing majestically on a private sandy beach of a secluded bay, on the island of Zakynthos, just west of Greece’s mainland and famous for its turquoise waters and Venetian villages, Porto Zante Villas & Spa is a boutique luxury hotel comprising world class luxury villas on the beach, all with private pools, exquisite Greek & Mediterranean cuisine at the Club House Restaurant, a luxury Asian Fusion Restaurant offering delicious fresh Sushi, Sashimi and Thai options, a fabulous waterfront Spa, 24-hour five-star hotel services, and an array of unique activities & experiences for families and couples alike.

Things to do in Zakynthos:

  • Visit Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach): Explore one of the most iconic and photographed beaches in the world. Navagio Beach is famous for its white sandy shore, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and the rusting wreck of a ship that ran aground here in the 1980s.

  • Explore the Blue Caves: Take a boat tour to explore the mesmerizing Blue Caves along the northern coast of Zakynthos. Marvel at the vibrant blue waters created by the reflection of sunlight on the limestone cliffs, and venture into sea caves for a unique experience.

  • Discover Zakynthos Town: Spend a day exploring the charming capital of Zakynthos, known for its Venetian architecture, historic churches, and lively squares. Visit St. Dionysios Church, dedicated to the island's patron saint, and stroll along the waterfront promenade.

  • Swim at Porto Limnionas: Escape the crowds and head to Porto Limnionas, a secluded cove with crystal-clear waters nestled between rocky cliffs. Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing in this picturesque natural setting.

  • Turtle Spotting at Marathonisi Island: Take a boat trip to Marathonisi Island, also known as Turtle Island, to spot loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in their natural habitat. The island is a protected nesting site for these endangered species.

  • Visit Keri Lighthouse: Drive to the southern tip of Zakynthos to visit Keri Lighthouse, offering panoramic views of the coastline and the Ionian Sea. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and capture stunning photos of the rugged cliffs and azure waters below.

  • Taste Zakynthian Cuisine: Indulge in Zakynthian cuisine, which features fresh seafood, locally sourced produce, and traditional Greek flavors. Sample local specialties like grilled octopus, moussaka, souvlaki, and Greek salads at seaside tavernas and family-run restaurants.

  • Relax at Tsilivi Beach: Spend a day soaking up the sun at Tsilivi Beach, one of the most popular beaches on the island. Relax on the golden sands, swim in the calm waters, and enjoy water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing.

  • Take a Jeep Safari: Embark on a thrilling jeep safari adventure to explore Zakynthos' rugged interior and off-the-beaten-path attractions. Drive through olive groves, vineyards, and traditional villages, and discover hidden gems that are inaccessible by regular vehicles.

  • Enjoy Water Sports: Zakynthos offers a wide range of water sports activities for adventure enthusiasts. Try snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayaking, or paddleboarding along the island's coastline for an exhilarating experience.


Seoul (dupe for Taipei)

Traveling to Seoul, South Korea, offers a captivating blend of ancient traditions, modern innovation, vibrant culture, and delicious cuisine. Seoul is served by two major international airports: Incheon International Airport (ICN) and Gimpo International Airport (GMP). Incheon Airport is the primary gateway for international flights, with connections to major cities around the world. From the airport, you can take a taxi, bus, or train to reach the city center.

Best time to visit: Spring or Fall


Where to stay:

Lotte Hotel

4-Star Hotel

L7 Gangnam is located in the center of Gangnam, Sinsa, Cheongdam, Samsung, and other areas that represent 'splendor'. Whether it's business, fashion, or beauty, it's a place where you can find the latest trends in almost every area. From the open terrace bar and foot spa like an oasis in the heart of the city, to the Upper House Suite where unforgettable parties are held, you can feel the energy of this spectacular city. The hotel has studio suites for romantic spending in a spacious space, corner suites for business and relaxation at the same time, as well as general rooms that can be comfortably enjoyed by everyone.

L'Escape

5-Star Hotel

This hotel features 2 restaurants, a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking are also provided. Other amenities include 1 coffee shop/cafe, valet parking and concierge services. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. A Hongkong Style breakfast is available every morning at the property. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Namdaemun Market, Myeongdong shopping street, Seoul station, Palaces Insadong Department store and Duty Free. JungGu is a great choice for travelers interested in shopping for makeup and clothes shopping.

Things to do in Seoul:

  • Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace: Explore this iconic palace and learn about Korea's royal history.

  • Stroll through Bukchon Hanok Village: Experience traditional Korean architecture and culture in this preserved neighborhood.

  • Shop in Myeongdong: This bustling district is famous for its shopping, street food, and vibrant atmosphere.

  • Explore Insadong: A great place for traditional Korean crafts, antiques, and tea houses.

  • Walk along the Cheonggyecheon Stream: A serene urban oasis in the heart of the city.

  • Visit N Seoul Tower: Take a cable car up Namsan Mountain for panoramic views of Seoul.

  • Enjoy Korean street food: Try local favorites like tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), hotteok (sweet pancakes), and kimchi.

  • Visit the DMZ: Take a tour to the Demilitarized Zone, where you can glimpse into North Korea and learn about the divided history of the peninsula.

  • Explore Dongdaemun Design Plaza: A major urban development landmark with a unique architecture and vibrant nightlife.

  • Attend a K-pop concert: Experience the Korean pop culture phenomenon firsthand.

  • Relax in a jjimjilbang: Visit a traditional Korean sauna for relaxation and cultural immersion.

  • Take a Han River cruise: Enjoy beautiful views of Seoul's skyline from the river.

  • Visit Changdeokgung Palace and Secret Garden: Another stunning palace complex with a beautiful garden.

  • Explore Hongdae: Known for its youthful and artistic vibe, Hongdae is great for indie music, art, and nightlife.

  • Try Hanbok: Rent traditional Korean attire and take photos at one of the palaces or historic sites.


Ljublana (dupe for Venice)

Traveling to Ljubljana, the charming capital city of Slovenia, offers a delightful experience blending history, culture, and natural beauty. Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (also known as Brnik Airport) is the main international gateway to Slovenia. It's located about 25 km northwest of Ljubljana city center. From the airport, you can reach Ljubljana by taxi, shuttle bus, or rental car.

Best time to visit: May to September


Where to stay:

Vander Urbani Resort

4-Star Hotel

Vander Urbani Resort is a member of Design Hotels. Situated centrally on the riverbank of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, the surrounding area combines creativity and culture. Right outside the door you can stroll through the lively medieval streets, seek urban hot spots, relax in lush parks and admire the river from romantic bridges. While the facade maintains its historical appearance, the interiors offer something fresh and new. The 16 rooms feature high-end materials, one-of-a-kind design pieces and plush amenities that all add to the homey comfort. Continuous forms, such as patterned stone and curved walls and doors create a feeling of openness between the different levels that appear to flow seamlessly from one story to the next. Intimate spaces to reflect and rest abound, from the wine cellar in the basement to the restaurant, lounge, bar and rooftop terrace, where guests can take a sunset swim or enjoy the glassed-in yoga studio with views over the city.


InterContinental Ljubljana

5-Star Hotel

Breathtaking panoramic views and Michelin-recognized dining await you at InterContinental Ljubljana. In the tallest hotel in Ljubljana, with an iconic glass exterior, you'll unwind in luxurious rooms and suites featuring elegant marble bathrooms and stunning city views. Step outside into historic Old Town and explore the city by taking one of our custom city tours. When you return, rejuvenate at the spa, relax a lounge and experience gourmet rooftop dining at award-winning B-Restaurant.

Things to do in Ljubljana:

  • Explore Ljubljana Castle (Ljubljanski grad): Perched on a hill overlooking the city, Ljubljana Castle offers panoramic views of Ljubljana and the surrounding Alps. Explore the castle grounds, visit exhibitions, and enjoy cultural events held here.

  • Stroll through Ljubljana's Old Town (Stari trg): Wander through the charming cobblestone streets of the Old Town, adorned with colorful Baroque buildings, lively squares, and quaint cafes. Don't miss Preseren Square (Presernov trg) and the iconic Triple Bridge (Tromostovje).

  • Visit the Ljubljana Cathedral (St. Nicholas's Church): Admire the beautiful architecture of the Ljubljana Cathedral, a stunning Baroque church located in the heart of the city. Climb the bell tower for panoramic views.

  • Take a Boat Ride on the Ljubljanica River: Enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the Ljubljanica River, passing under picturesque bridges and alongside the vibrant riverbanks. Boat tours offer a unique perspective of the city.

  • Explore Tivoli Park: Relax in Ljubljana's largest park, Tivoli Park, known for its lush greenery, flower gardens, fountains, and tree-lined paths. Visit the Tivoli Castle (Tivolski grad) and the Modern Art Gallery located within the park.

  • Experience Ljubljana's Culinary Scene: Indulge in Slovenian cuisine at local restaurants, cafes, and markets. Try traditional dishes like Štruklji (rolled dumplings), Prekmurska gibanica (layered pastry), and local wines.

  • Visit Ljubljana's Museums and Galleries: Explore the National Gallery of Slovenia, the City Museum of Ljubljana, and the Museum of Modern Art to discover Slovenian art, history, and culture. The Museum Quarter (Muzejska četrt) is also worth exploring.

  • Admire Modern Architecture: Ljubljana boasts impressive modern architecture, including the futuristic Nebotičnik skyscraper (Ljubljana's tallest building), the Plečnik House (dedicated to architect Jože Plečnik), and the Stozice Stadium.

  • Attend Cultural Events and Festivals: Check out Ljubljana's cultural calendar for events such as concerts, theater performances, art exhibitions, and festivals like Ljubljana Festival, Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival, and Ljubljana Jazz Festival.

  • Explore Metelkova City: Visit Metelkova City, an alternative cultural center known for its vibrant street art, underground music scene, bars, and clubs. It's a unique and eclectic part of Ljubljana's nightlife and cultural scene.


Ksamil, Albania

Ksamil is a stunning coastal town in southern Albania, known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. Ksamil is accessible by road, with the nearest airport located in Corfu, Greece. From there, you can take a ferry to Saranda and then a short drive to Ksamil.

Best time to visit: June to September


Where to stay:


El Primero

4-Star Hotel

Situated in Sarandë, 450 m from Maestral Beach, El Primero Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a private beach area. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast. El Primero Hotel offers a sun terrace.


Buze

4-Star Hotel

Located in Sarandë, 200 metres from Maestral Beach, Buzë Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel also offers a bar.

Things to Do in Ksamil:


Puerto Rico (Dupe for Mexico)


Traveling to Puerto Rico offers a rich blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions, making it a popular destination for tourists. Puerto Rico is accessible via direct flights from many major U.S. cities, as well as from international destinations. The main airport is Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan.

Best time to visit: December through April


Where to stay:

Hotel el Convento

4-Star Hotel

Just steps away from historic landmarks and nightlife in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Old world charm and elegance meet contemporary comfort and luxury at Hotel El Convento. Built in 1646, it was the first Small Luxury Hotel of the World member in Puerto Rico and is the oldest member of the Historic Hotels of America.


Within the walls of a 350-year-old former Carmelite convent, an air of refined sophistication merges harmoniously with genuine warmth and hospitality. Immerse yourself in classic elegance, as high ceilings, exquisite mahogany beams, handcrafted tiles, antique chests, and wrought ironwork all bear witness to the authentic charm of the Conquistador Age. Every guest room captures captivating vistas of Old San Juan and the mesmerizing bay beyond.


Embrace the breathtaking panorama of Old San Juan from our rooftop terrace, complete with a rejuvenating plunge pool and Jacuzzi, where you can bask in the tranquility of the surroundings. For those seeking the sun-kissed shores, our beach club offers a serene retreat, while the restaurant entices with tantalizing Puerto Rican delicacies.


The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

5-Star Hotel

Ideally located on a former coconut farm and situated between the El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is set on 483 pristine acres and 2 miles of secluded beach with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the natural wonders that our island has to offer and after, be lulled in one of our private cabanas at our oasis pools or soak in the sun in our lounge chairs. Enjoy state of the art cuisine, explore the lush and exotic wildlife of our sanctuary, test your golf skills in Bahias expertly designed 18-hole course. For more excitement, enjoy the selection of water sports or just pamper yourself with a custom spa day in the Iridium Spa. This enviable setting combined with the legacy of St. Regis creates a luxury retreat where adventure, history, elegance and tropical splendor blend perfectly together.

Things to do in Puerto Rico:

  • San Juan: Explore Old San Juan with its cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and historical sites like El Morro and San Cristóbal forts.

  • Beaches: Visit renowned beaches such as Flamenco Beach on Culebra, Playa Sucia in Cabo Rojo, and Luquillo Beach.

  • El Yunque National Forest: The only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System, offering hiking trails, waterfalls, and lush vegetation.

  • Bioluminescent Bays: Experience the glowing waters of Mosquito Bay on Vieques, Laguna Grande in Fajardo, or La Parguera in Lajas.

  • Adventure Activities: Try zip-lining, kayaking, surfing, and diving in various parts of the island.

  • Music and Dance: Enjoy the vibrant rhythms of salsa, reggaeton, and bomba y plena.

  • Festivals: Participate in local festivals like San Sebastián Street Festival in January and the Ponce Carnival.

  • Food: Savor Puerto Rican cuisine, including mofongo, lechón, pasteles, and fresh seafood. Don’t miss local drinks like piña coladas and rum cocktails.


Copenhagen (Dupe for London)

Traveling to Copenhagen offers an opportunity to explore a country rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Denmark is well-connected with direct flights from major cities around the world. The main international airport is Copenhagen Airport (CPH), located in the capital city.

Best time to visit: Spring


Where to stay:

Nobis Hotel

4-Star Hotel

With a prime location next to Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square and the internationally renowned Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum, you can easily enjoy the comfort of being within walking distance to all the delights that the capital has to offer. But you can also stay in and discover the Scandinavian architecture in our historic building from 1903. The interior is designed in co-operation with the Swedish star architect Gert Wingårdh, to create our concept of contemporary five-star luxury - elegant and timeless, superior comfort with first-class service, but also personalized, sharp and updated in every detail.


Hotel D'Angleterre Copenhagen

5-Star Hotel

A Copenhagen icon since 1755, the Hotel d'Angleterre re-opened in May 2013 following the most ambitious hotel restoration in Danish history. The d'Angleterre is located in the heart of the city center and all rooms and suites have therefore been renovated with triple glazed windows. The Balthazar Champagne Bar at the hotel offers a selection of more than 200 champagnes, tapas-style cuisine, caviar service and live DJs on weekends. Dining and cocktails will be served in the Restaurant Marchal and feature a walk-in wine room, open display kitchen and cocktail bar, all designed to create a dynamic and high-energy environment for both residents and Copenhageners alike. Located on the historic Kings Square, next to the Royal Theatre, the Nyhavn Canal, and the Stroget shopping street, the hotel is within walking distance of most famous attractions. The hotels Amazing Space SPA and fitness will provide guests with a range of exercise and relaxation options. A 10 by 12 indoor swimming pool is open for guests.

Things to do in Copenhagen:

  • Copenhagen: Explore attractions like Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid statue, Nyhavn harbor, and the historic district of Christianshavn. Visit world-class museums like the National Museum and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

  • Aarhus: Denmark's second-largest city, known for the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, the Old Town open-air museum, and a vibrant food scene.

  • Odense: The birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, with museums dedicated to his life and work.

  • Castles: Visit historic castles such as Kronborg (the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet), Frederiksborg Castle, and Egeskov Castle.

  • Legoland: A must-visit for families, located in Billund, the home of LEGO.

  • Nature and Outdoor Activities: Explore the Danish countryside, national parks like Mols Bjerge, and the sandy beaches along the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Biking is very popular in Denmark, with extensive bike paths throughout the country.

  • Design and Architecture: Denmark is known for its modern design and architecture. Visit the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen and explore the works of famous architects like Bjarke Ingels.

  • Hygge: Experience the Danish concept of hygge, which emphasizes coziness, comfort, and a sense of well-being.

  • Food: Savor Danish cuisine, including smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches), pastries like wienerbrød, and dishes featuring fresh seafood. Denmark is also home to several Michelin-starred restaurants, including the world-renowned Noma.

  • Festivals: Enjoy festivals such as the Roskilde Festival (one of Europe's largest music festivals), Aarhus Festival, and Copenhagen Jazz Festival.


Budapest (Dupe for Madrid)

Traveling to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, offers a unique blend of history, culture, and stunning architecture. Budapest is well-connected with direct flights from many major cities around the world. The main airport is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD).

Best time to visit: Spring to Fall


Where to stay:

Prestige Hotel Budapest

4-Star Hotel

Prestige Hotel Budapest welcomes you in a real cosmopolitan, pulsing milieu, at the same time offering peace and intimate retirement, just in the heart of the city center. Timeless elegance tailored for the demands of your time; an exceptional combination of magnificent architecture and divine cuisine, in perfect harmony. A Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant and a beautifully restored town palace joined forces for you!


Hotel Clark Budapest

5-Star Hotel

The 5 Star Clark Boutique hotel is situated on the banks of the River Danube by the iconic Chain Bridge. It offers an enchanting view of the city and its most beautiful historical landmarks. Built in 2018 the hotels interior design features chic modern settings and exudes elegance throughout the property- from the skylight illuminated reception and lobby with living plant wall through to the fashionable guest rooms. 86 guest rooms in 6 different categories tastefully designed with sleek black and silvery furnishings and come with all the amenities guests would expect. Guests can enjoy Free access to the Finnish Dry Sauna and the Panoramic Fitness Room providing perfect scenery for anyone using the treadmill. The LEO Bistro offers a unique experience in gorgeous timeless architecture. The menu has been created to magnify simple yet high quality ingredients to create delicious gastronomic experience with its fine selection of international and modern Hungarian dishes available daily for a la carte breakfast lunch and dinner. The spectacular rooftop LEO Bar is open year-round serving a wide range of cocktails- beverages and snacks.

Things to do in Budapest:

  • Buda Castle and Castle Hill: Explore the historic Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, and Matthias Church. The area offers stunning views of the city.

  • Parliament Building: Visit the iconic Hungarian Parliament Building, one of the largest in Europe, known for its stunning architecture and guided tours.

  • Thermal Baths: Experience Budapest's famous thermal baths, such as Széchenyi, Gellért, and Rudas Baths.

  • Danube River: Take a river cruise on the Danube to see the city from the water, especially beautiful at night.

  • Heroes' Square and City Park: Visit Heroes' Square, a major landmark, and explore the adjacent City Park, which includes Vajdahunyad Castle and the Budapest Zoo.

  • St. Stephen's Basilica: Visit this impressive church and, if you're up for it, climb to the dome for panoramic views.

  • Ruin Bars: Experience Budapest's unique nightlife in ruin bars, such as the famous Szimpla Kert, located in abandoned buildings and courtyards.

  • Music and Arts: Attend performances at the Hungarian State Opera House, concerts, and art exhibitions in various galleries and museums.

  • Museums: Visit the Hungarian National Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and the House of Terror, which provides a sobering look at the fascist and communist regimes in Hungary.

  • Food: Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, including goulash, pörkölt (stew), and lángos (fried dough). Don’t miss the local pastries like kürtőskalács (chimney cake) and dobos torte.

  • Markets: Explore Central Market Hall for local produce, meats, spices, and souvenirs.



Toronto (Dupe for New York)

Traveling to Toronto, Canada's largest city and a major cultural and economic hub, provides a diverse and vibrant experience. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is the main international gateway, with flights from major cities around the world. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) serves regional flights and is conveniently located near downtown.

Best time to visit: Sprint to Fall


Where to stay:

W Toronto

Hotel near Royal Ontario Museum. Located close to University of Toronto, St. George Campus and Bata Shoe Museum, W Toronto provides a terrace, shopping on site, and a coffee shop/cafe. At the two on-site restaurants, enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, light fare, and American cuisine. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Bisha Hotel Toronto

5-Star Hotel

In the heart of Toronto's entertainment district and steps away from the best shopping and dining, Bisha Hotel will provide guests with unrivaled access to local experiences elevated service and artfully bold interiors. Boasting a floor of Lenny Kravitz-designed guestrooms, event meeting space with breathtaking city and lake views, a 24-hr cafe Destination Restaurant, exquisite lobby lounge and rooftop restaurant with pool, Bisha will welcome local tastemakers and discerning travelers alike.

Things to do in Toronto:

  • CN Tower: Visit this iconic landmark for stunning views of the city and Lake Ontario. Experience the EdgeWalk if you’re feeling adventurous.

  • Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): Explore one of the largest museums in North America, featuring diverse exhibits on natural history and world cultures.

  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): Home to an extensive collection of Canadian and international art, including works by the Group of Seven.

  • Toronto Islands: Take a ferry to the Toronto Islands for beaches, parks, and beautiful views of the city skyline.

  • Distillery District: Wander through this historic area known for its well-preserved Victorian industrial architecture, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants.

  • Kensington Market: Explore this eclectic neighborhood filled with unique shops, cafes, and street art.

  • St. Lawrence Market: Visit this historic market for fresh produce, specialty foods, and local delicacies.

  • Hockey Hall of Fame: A must-visit for hockey fans, featuring exhibits on the history of the sport and famous players.

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada: Located near the CN Tower, this aquarium offers a fascinating look at marine life from around the world.

  • Theatre and Performing Arts: Enjoy world-class performances at venues like the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

  • Festivals: Toronto hosts numerous festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Caribana, and the Toronto Pride Parade.

  • Food: Savor the city's diverse culinary scene, with everything from high-end restaurants to food trucks. Don’t miss local favorites like peameal bacon sandwiches and butter tarts.

  • Neighborhoods: Explore Toronto’s diverse neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, and Little India, each offering its own unique cultural experiences and cuisines.


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