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
80% OFF | 2-night Venice stay at 18th-century Venetian residence near St. Mark's Square - inc. flights from JUST £132pp
Head to Venice in the new year and explore its cobbled streets and winding canals for JUST £132 per person with this deal from Voyage Prive. Daily breakfast, return flights and a bottle of wine are all included, plus a complimentary visit to the Murano Glass Factory. 3-night stays include a guided gondola ride too!
FROM £284 | luxury Collection: 2-night Porto city break with flights + 50 EUR spa credit - 77% OFF!
We've found a 2-night spa and city break to Porto for UNDER £300 per person with return flights and daily breakfast included. You'll get a VIP welcome plus 50 Euro credit to spend at the spa...bliss!
FROM £164 | 2-night Venice city break with flights + included excursion
Visit the city of love and explore the canals and cobbled streets of Venice with this 2-night city break from Voyage Prive. Return flights and daily breakfast are included plus a glass factory visit in Murano for just £164 per person!
UNDER £200 | 2-night Rome city break with daily breakfast & return flights - 74% OFF!
Save a massive 74% off this 2-night city break to Rome, staying at the deluxe 4* LOLY Boutique Hotel Roma. You'll also get daily breakfast and a 10% discount at Restaurant Osteria Trastevere for UNDER £200 per person!
UNDER £150 | Prague long-weekend with flights - 4 nights CHEAPER than 2
We've found an amazing price (UNDER £150 per person) for a 4-night Prague city break in February. It's over a weekend (Friday to Tuesday), has daily breakfast included as well as return flights and accommodation at the well-rated, 4-star Ambiance Hotel. SAVES 35%!
Posts and articles
Our BIG List of Competition Winners
17th November 2023 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,...
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...
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...
Looking for more? The following top UK travel bloggers have covered many city break destinatioms in the following blog posts