City breaks are the perfect way to just jet off and get away from it all. Escape the humdrum of daily life in 2021, and soak up the sun along with some culture and cuisine in a cosmopolitan cityscape.
For short weekend getaways, European cities are an obvious choice. Classic city breaks in Barcelona, Rome, Venice and Lisbon are ideal city escapes that don’t eat up too many holiday days. But you’re really spoilt for choice on our neighbouring continent. Historic Dubrovnik, the thriving art scene in Madrid, gastronomic delights in Naples - these are just a few of the phenomenal city breaks available. If you’re looking to rack up a few sunbathing hours during your trip, matching a city break with a destination on the European coast gives you the best of both worlds. Soak up the city’s heritage in the morning and hit the beach in the afternoon.
Of course, you don’t have to limit your options to Europe’s borders for a fantastic city break. The truly exotic and urban Marrakech is only 4 hours away. Or, for a metropolitan break brimming with luxury and class, you can’t beat Dubai for a city break that mixes cosmopolitan glamour with golden sands.
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The thrill of jetting off to a far flung city and exploring it for the first time never goes away. Whether you’re uncovering hidden gems in the winding back streets of a city or following a tried and trusted tour map - with so many new places to explore the major attraction of every city is discovery. New flavours, sights, sounds, and smells all hit your senses and reinvigorate you. Leaving the stresses and worries back home for a weekend away or week long break is the perfect way to relax and unwind. On a European city break you can expect cultural highlights, first-class museums and galleries, iconic landmarks, theme parks, water-parks and some of Europe’s best beaches on a coastal city escape. Head to Paris to scale the Eiffel Tour, fly to Venice to float along in a gondola, a trip to Barcelona brings, culture, sun and fantastic architecture - not forgetting the tapas. A city break is the perfect chance to see a city at its best. Take in the highlights, uncover some well-kept secrets and make a plan to come back and explore it all over again.
With many of Europe’s top urban destinations nestled on the coast, Europe is a great place to combine a city break with dipping your toes in the refreshing coastal waters. The ancient streets of Dubrovnik are packed with history and culture. Featured in Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik’s streets are full of Croatian heritage and historic spots to explore. When you’ve taken in all the sights and spotted your favourite locations from the TV show, you can hit the beach. Dubrovnik’s shores are lapped by the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, perfect for paddling, kayaking or snorkelling your way along this wonderful coastline. But you don’t have to stay close to home to enjoy a city break. For cosmopolitan luxury in the hot, hot sun, Dubai’s stunning modern architecture and long stretches of golden sand offer a city break with more than a touch of glamour.
Prices last checked at 8:02 PM March 7, 2021