Who doesn't love a city break? Inexpensive and accessible enough to allow most of us to fit around our annual holiday plans, these quick breaks transports us into the heart of another culture. Europe is bursting with city break destinations. Italy alone boasts some of the most popular city break destinations in the world. With Europe on our doorstep and just an hour or two away by plane and train, we are spoilt for choice. Choose from classic city destinations such as Paris, Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, Barcelona, Madrid, and Nice. For something a little different, try Scandinavia and Eastern Europe with cities such as Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Krakow and Prague.
For a more exotic city break, head to Marrakech or the glittering and glamourous Dubai - one of the most luxurious places in the world. This cosmopolitan city is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, where world-class shopping, luxurious hotels, Eastern-influenced food and traditional souks make it the ideal place to stay. An increasingly popular alternative is nearby Abu Dhabi.
Enjoy an American city break in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Experience the diverse cultures of New York City and its overpowering energy - you will want to explore every avenue. Or stay in a themed hotel in the glittering oasis of Las Vegas. Make the most of the gambling tables to the white-knuckle rides in this casino in the desert. San Francisco and LA have long been global cultural hubs and are must-see destinations.
Current city break deals
FROM £199pp | Prague, Vienna & Budapest triple city break with flights - 37% OFF!
With this package from Wowcher, you get three city breaks for just £199pp. That's right, visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest all in one six-night trip with flights, hotels and transfers included and you save up to 37% on what this package could cost, so not only is it a great trip, but it's also great value too!
FROM £159pp | Iceland 2-night break: Reykjavik hotel, breakfast & flights
We've found a great-value holiday including return flights, an optional tour, breakfast, and two nights at either the Hotel Island Spa & Wellness or Hotel Cabins — both centrally-located Reykjavik hotels. This offer has wide availability but the best prices are in March 2024 where a 2-night trip starts from just £159pp.
FROM £89pp | 2-night Venice city break with flights
The £89pp package includes return flights and a 2-night hotel stay at either the Smart Hotel Holiday or Hotel Aaron (both hotels have solid 4/5 ratings on Tripadvisor). We found quite a few dates at this price in November. If you're happy to pay a supplement, there's availability throughout 2024.
FROM £1099pp | Escorted tour of Norway cities & fjords w/flights - 45% OFF
Norway's fjords are full of dramatic, untouched landscapes of contrasting snowcapped mountains, crystalline glacial rivers, and lush vegetation. This £1099-per-person tour from Exoticca packs in historic cities, three UNESCO-listed fjords, a ride on the Flåm Railway, a river cruise, and a visit to the Telemark Canal, plus it includes summer departures.
Posts and articles
Our BIG List of Competition Winners
22nd February 2024 by Stuart
Think nobody wins competitions? Think again! This is a list of all people who have reported winning a competition in our Facebook competitions group. As you can see, there are absolutely loads! This list covers the last 6-ish years and the prize wins amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of trips, from hotel stays to long-haul adventures. Many of our members have won multiple prizes, which I've numbered beside their names. The luckiest person on our list is Dan with a...
Booking a Christmas market trip
8th February 2021 by Stuart
It's Chriiiiiiiiiiistmmaaaaaaaaasss!! Well, no actually, it isn't. But if you could see my inbox - full up with countless snowy and festive wintery travel deals - you'd definitely think it was close. September is clearly the month for change: hazy sunshiney memories begin to take a backseat, superseded by thoughts of wintery getaways.With all this in mind, and added to the fact it's often more advantageous to beat the rush and book your Chrimbo break early, we're celebrating with a whole...
The Scoop: Copenhagen
28th June 2023 by Stuart
Denmark and its capital hold the dubious honour of being touted as the happiest places on the planet. A 3-night break is a perfect amount of time to get to grips with the city and work out whether you agree. When to go? Pretty much any time from sunny, breezy spring through to hygge-inducing autumn and twinkly, tasteful Christmas. The largest crowds and the best festivals are in July and August, but this also brings the highest costs/rates. Temperatures rarely reach the mid-20s and so the...
Booking a Christmas market break
8th February 2021 by Stuart
With late summer daylight beginning to lose its battle with encroaching autumnal darkness, thoughts inevitably begin to turn to the â€œCâ€ word. Yep, Christmas is fast approaching and, love it or loathe it, it eventually claims us all! While many people look to escape in search of some much-needed winter sun, more and more are attempting to kick-start a full-on festive feeling by booking a Christmas market break. But with more Christmas markets popping up in so many countries every...
Barcelona, getting off the beaten track
11th March 2021 by Europe a la Carte
Barcelona is one of the most popular tourist city destinations in the world. Its streets are always full of people, regardless of the season. It is a favourite city break destination for British tourists: famous because of its good weather, its delicious Mediterranean food and its spectacular architecture - cradle of artists as important as Gaudí. But Barcelona is much more than a simple tourist city. Probably, most of you already know the typical and always crowded tourist streets, monuments,...
Travel diary: Two days in Oslo
20th January 2021 by Stuart
Norway. Vast pine forests, stunningly beautiful fjords, clear air and prosperous people. It's a winter wonderland and a summertime adventure playground. But if you're anything like me, Oslo has never featured especially highly on your 'bucket-list' (yes, I hate that phrase too!) As it turns out, that was exactly why I ended up choosing to go there! Let me take you back... Black Friday 2017: Ryanair (gulp!) - attempting to claw back a little dignity after their monumental flights cock-up...
15 ultimate tips for travelling on a budget
26th February 2021 by Andy
You saved your pennies, you packed your bags and now you're are ready to hit the road. Your budget is set. You figured out how much money you will need and determined the length of your trip and the route. Being on the road you realize that travelling can be a lot more expensive than expected. Suddenly the taxi is twice the price than expected and you can’t seem to find the best market so fruits cost you a fortune.But there is good news! With just a few simple tips you can cut your expenses...
Europes most affordable destinations
22nd February 2021 by Andy
Planning to travel on a budget is always a time-consuming task but there are plenty of destinations in Europe where you won’t have to put so much effort into making sure your Euros go further. Whether you’re looking for a sun holiday, a city break or an adventure getaway - there is something for you in Europe and we’re about to show you exactly where you can go without worrying about emptying your bank account.Lisbon, PortugalLisbon is the capital of Portugal and sits right on the margins...
Getting around Amsterdam
4th March 2021 by Europe a la Carte
One of the surprising things for the first-time visitor that separates Amsterdam from other European cities is the fact that the central areas see very little in the way of traffic congestion simply because cars are not very practical in a city that is crisscrossed by numerous canals. Because of this many visitors find it more practical to walk around the relatively small tourist areas of this city.Amsterdam on footWalking in Amsterdam is a very pleasant experience allowing you to take in all...
This week's successes: 18th February 2024
19th February 2024 by Stuart
There are four new wins and two prize updates to tell you about this week...New winnersFirstly, we were excited to draw the winner of our own competition this week. Julia was the luck winner of a luxurious spa break for two at Boringdon Hall in Devon. Julia and her guest will enjoy Stay & Spa Mayflower Break package that includes one nights accommodation, a 60-minute Gaia treatment each, dinner in the Mayflower Brasserie, full access to the spa and breakfast in the morning. Fabulous!It was...
Cheapest places to holiday in June
12th February 2021 by Andy
It’s time to celebrate when it’s June! Summer is here and a â€˜staycation’, a trip to the Mediterranean or a city break means great weather, without the rush of August crowds. Best of all, you’ll miss the scorching heat of July, while being able to take advantage of fantastic deals across the globe. Pack your sunscreen, flip flops and favourite summer read - ready to hit the beach!Beach HolidaysJune brings some of the best weather conditions to Europe, however many popular resorts...
Cheapest places to holiday in October
12th February 2021 by Andy
October is off-season in many of the world’s top destinations, which means fantastic news for your travel budget! You’ll find great package deals to beach destinations where the sun is still shining, cheaper hotels in big cities and savings on long-haul flights.Check out our top picks for October holidays and be sure to stay up-to-date with our weekly deals, to catch some great bargains.Beach HolidaysDon’t despair about autumn weather in October, as it’s still warm enough for a sunny...
Looking for more? The following top UK travel bloggers have covered many city break destinatioms in the following blog posts