Some of the most popular travel destinations from Manchester:
Walk through the picturesque Vondelpark, then visit the famous Anne Frank House before wandering around the Rembrandt House Museum, the former home of the distinguished painter Rembrandt. You can also see the popular Rijksmuseum art and history exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum, the beautiful Jordaan neighbourhood, and many other fantastic visitor attractions.
If you're a Guinness fan, you shouldn't exclude a visit to the Guinness Storehouse, where you can learn about the heritage of this famous drink and try some fresh samples. Dublin also has an impressive 18th-century castle, an enormous public park known as Phoenix Park, and the Old Jameson Distillery where Jameson Irish Whiskey was made until the 1970s.
See the awe-inspiring 830-metre-high Burj Khalifa skyscraper, spend some time at the Dubai Museum, then visit the Dubai Mall for a few hours, where you can find an endless array of shops and restaurants. Dubai is also known for its extraordinary Wild Wadi Waterpark, which has a 59-foot waterfall and one of the largest water slides in the world.
Perhaps Germany's most handsome city, Munich is home to the splendid Marienplatz square and the charming Englischer Garden, and also features the elaborately decorated Munich Residenz palace. See the equally impressive 17th century Nymphenburg Palace and the attractive Italian quarter, or plan your visit to the city in late September or early October to celebrate the renowned Okotoberfest with the locals.
In the sun-kissed Costa Blanca city of Alicante, you can spend many happy hours bathing in the sun on the bright sandy San Juan Playa beach, then head to the fascinating Archaeological Museum of Alicante. This sought-after cosmopolitan resort also has an excellent Museum of Contemporary Art and the majestic 17thcentury Concatedral de San Nicolás co-cathedral church.
See the delightful Notre Dame cathedral and the Sacre Coeur basilica, then head to the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg, before visiting the world-famous Louvre art gallery. You could also explore Paris' trendy Montmartre district, head to the top of the Eiffel Tower for spectacular panoramic views, explore the impressive Petit Palais art gallery, and choose from dozens of other museums and attractions.
A paradise for theme park fanatics, Orlando has an extraordinary variety of family attractions, from Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld to the Disney Magic Kingdom. Orlando is also the home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Discovery Cove theme park, the latter of which is noted for its magnificent bottlenose dolphin exhibit.