If you’re looking for a seasonal getaway, then Europe is still the perfect choice. With so many city breaks, beach holidays and other hidden gems across the region, it’s well worth snapping up a cheap flight, booking great accommodation online and organising a last-minute trip. Here are six of our favourite European cities to jet off to for a short break.
Whether you go for the beer, the flower markets, the museums or the famous red light district, Amsterdam is a tourist paradise. Flybe offers some great deals on quick flights, and you can be there in just 90 minutes. Why not treat yourself to a lavish stay in the Marriott with a full Irish breakfast and a superior room?
The Irish capital is full of the craic, with lively bars, fantastic shopping, a beautiful old town centre and plenty of history to explore. Enjoy live music, taste the finest Irish cuisine and explore the winding streets with plenty of friendly people to meet along the way. British Airways offer plenty of flights from the UK’s main airports. You can also visit Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud, for the finest of dining experiences and a once-in-a-lifetime memory. Just remember to book well in advance.
The capital of love, Paris lures in visitors from across the world with its heady blend of romance, culture, fine dining and glorious arts. The Eurostar is a great way to travel, and you can enjoy a cheeky tipple as you travel in complete comfort and style. Why not stay at one of the Hilton’s hotels in the city, many of which are located in beautiful historic buildings with a superb atmosphere and proximity to all the nightlife?
The capital of cool in Germany, Berlin is a favourite with hipsters from across Europe thanks to its exciting arts and culture scene, entertainment and fantastic food and drink. You can get a cheap flight with Easyjet Enjoy a walking tour to begin your love affair with this ancient city, which dates back to the thirteenth century, and see the fine architecture, medieval churches and art installations as you explore.
Yes, it’s in the UK – and no this isn’t cheating! There’s a reason why London is one of the biggest global destinations right now, and a weekend in the Big Smoke will offer you everything you could hope for. You can get a fast train in just an hour or two from most big UK cities with prices that start at just £25 from Manchester with Virgin trains. Find a cheap hotel deal – Travelodge is usually a good source of well-priced rooms in the capital and then take advantage of all the free museums, the stunning art galleries, the superb shopping in Convent Garden and Oxford Road and the beautiful Thames.