It's the mid-point between Christmas and summer when we're all wistfully longing for another escape. But these top urban breaks are guaranteed to spice up April's, and Easter's, agenda.
Not just the cradle of the Renaissance, but birthplace of Gucci and Roberto Cavalli, the riverside city emanantes a fusion of the past and the present. Feast on world-class art along with delicacies alla fiorentina.
Enjoy tulip-plucking season in all its glory in the Dutch capital. Cycle along tree-lined canals en route to the city's 'green lung', Vondelpark, or catch the city decked out in orange for King's Day, the national festival on April 27.
With celebrations of hanami (cherry blossom observation) still in full bloom, wandering through Tokyo's parks is something special. A firm favourite is Shinjuku Gyoen, where over 1,000 cherry trees of over a dozen varieties puff out their chests in pastel hues.
Inject a little je ne sais quoi into your Easter break in the city of love. From picture-perfect tourist spots and architectural gems to local spots like Rue Mouffetard, Paris and its floral coat look extra chic in spring.
A taste of the exotic at Easter should always be on the cards for a spring getaway. Step back in time amongst all the vintage Chevys, and experience the country's unique and robust culture in the temperate Cuban heat.