Salvador Dalí at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris The Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain
It is over 30 years since the general public have been able to enjoy this collection devoted to the life and works of Salvador Dalí, the Spanish artist, who was once of the central figures of the surrealist movement in the 1930s.
At the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris from November 21, 2012 to March 25, 2013, there will be over 150 paintings, sculptures and writings displayed in all their splendour, including the rarely seen vast ‘Tuna Fishing’ painting and the famous floppy painted watches that he is notorious for.
2 or 3 nights from £195, including exhibition entry, Eurostar travel and 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
Bilbao and The Guggenheim
Sitting alongside the River Nervion, The Guggenheim is one of the most famous buildings in the world due to its impressive architecture and has attracted over 10 million visitors since it opened its doors 15 years ago.
Permanent collections range from the middle of the 20th century to the present day and include key works by some of the most significant artists of this period, including Anselm Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, Clyfford Still, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol.
2 nights from £145, including Guggenheim entry, return flights and 4* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
Brussels has decided to dedicate 2012 to all things culinary and at any given time you will find an array of wonderful events taking place. Restaurants, cafes and street stands are all joining in and during November there will be a fiercely contested battle to identify the best fritkot (chip stall) in the city.
The high point of any trip here must be lunch or dinner enjoyed aboard the unique Tram Experience, which offers a gastronomic and touristic experience that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Guests will enjoy several classic dishes of Belgian gastronomy, prepared by top chefs, whilst travelling along some of the region's most attractive roads.
2 nights from £275, including Tram Experience, Eurostar travel and 5* hotel accommodation with breakfast.
Berlin and the Pergamon
The Pergamon is the most visited museum in Germany, a UNESCO World Heritage site and is probably best known for its impressive reconstructed ancient structures that are proudly displayed, including the Altar of Zeus and the Ishtar Gate.
Full of archaeological splendours throughout the three-winged complex, with the Collection of Classical Antiquities, the Near East Museum and the Islamic Art Museum, it is a real treat for anyone and a must see on any visit to Berlin.
4 nights for the price of 3 from £279, including entry to Museum Island, return flights and 4* hotel accommodation with breakfast