1. Paris, France - Paris is the romance capital of the world, and in this amazing city you’ll fall in love with the many cultural highlights. Some of the most famous and visited landmarks include the Louvre (where the Mona Lisa lives), whose glass pyramid in the plaza makes for stunning footage at sunset. Then there’s the Arc De Triomphe, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysees, and of course the Eiffel Tower! After filling your belly with croissants, macarons, crepes and washing it down with a few glasses of Bordeaux, you’ll never want to leave!
2. Rome, Italy - Next stop on your culture quest is Rome! This ancient city is home to none other than the centuries old Colosseum, as well as the Trevi Fountain with its wish-fulfilling powers, the amazing artwork of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Spanish Steps. This city which is steeped in religious history will dazzle not just your eyes but your taste buds too!
3. New York City, USA - New York provides a more modern perspective for culture lovers! Within the concrete streets of this gridded metropolis lies a new adventure on every corner. The city strikes a perfect balance between daring architecture and theatrical art forms. Popular cultural sights include the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Natural History. There is also dozens of places to see live music including the Radio City Music Hall, but the one thing you HAVE to do before you leave is catch a broadway play somewhere in New York’s theatre district.
4. London, England - Old London Town is another favourite cultural city with a rich history of world class literature and theatrical productions. Popular attractions include Buckingham Palace (where the Queen lives), the Tower of London, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, The Tate Modern, Westminster Abbey, and Tower Bridge. In the summer the Globe Theater holds open-air Shakespearean productions. Just walking along the old cobbled streets you’ll feel like a character from a Dickens novel!
5. Kyoto, Japan - Kyoto is known as a city of 10,000 shrines, and proudly preserves its heritage with a sense of reverence. There’s no flashy ads or tall buildings here, however there is plenty of stunning gardens with cherry blossoms, and beautiful buddhist temples and shrines. Attractions include the Gion District where you may spot a geisha or two walking around, Nijo Castle which is a large fortress-like complex from the 17th century, as well as the famous Bamboo forest.