Top European City Breaks To Beat The January Blues

European City Break

Only got a few days to get away? Make the most of your precious holiday time with our top 10 European city breaks.

Reykjavik

Iceland Northern Lights

Iceland is a winter wonderland of, well, ice! It may be cold out there, but the drop in temperature is well worth it for the country’s outstanding beauty.

Things to do: Northern Lights, Penguin Island, Whale watching, Blue Lagoon, Seljavallalaug Pool, Volcano Hekla and the Golden Circle

Kraków

Kraków Poland

Kraków is an historic city bustling with underground clubs and fantastic places to eat. It’s perfect for history buffs and party-goers alike looking for a cheap weekend getaway.

Things to do: Wawel Cathedral, St Mary’s Basilica, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Schindler’s Factory, Galicia Jewish museum and Auschwitz concentration camp

Paris

Eiffel Tower Paris

Proclaimed the city of love, there’s so much more to Paris than just romantic connotations. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the eerie Catacomb Burial Grounds, there’s something for everyone in this diverse capital.

Things to do: Catacombs, Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Arc de Triomphe

Berlin

Berlin Germany

The home of good beer, hearty food and heaps of historical landmarks, Berlin makes for an unforgettable weekend break. You can rest-assured there’s always something going on in the city that knows how to party.

Things to do: Berlin Botanical Gardens, The Berlin Wall, Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag Building

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Croatia

Famous for its appearance in Game Of Thrones, Croatia is a spell-binding country full of stunning natural scenery and swooping hilltop landscapes. For a generous mix of culture and nightlife, we suggest staying in the country’s capital, Dubrovnik.

Things to do: Ancient City Walls, Sveti Jakov Beach, Dubrovnik Cable Car, Club Culture Revelin and the Old Town

Barcelona

Barcelona Spain

Sun, sea, sand and…Barcelona! As one of Spain’s most exhilarating cities, it has plenty to offer for every inquisitive traveller. From stunning beaches to mouth-watering seafood, the historic sites are pretty hard to beat, too.

Things to do: Güell Park, Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, La Barceloneta Beach and a Segway Tour

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Loved for its elaborate canal system and notorious nightlife, Amsterdam is an artistic gem in the heart of the Netherlands. Live like a local and travel around by boat or bicycle to see this stunning city in all its glory.

Things to do: The Heineken experience, picnic in Vondelpark, ride a canal boat, tour the Red Light District and visit the Anne Frank museum

Rome

Trevi Fountain Rome

A cosmopolitan city with fascinating ancient architecture, Rome ticks all the boxes when it comes to an unforgettable weekend away. Plus, you can feast on delicious pizza and pasta till your heart’s content. What more could you want?

Things to do: The Vatican City, Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps

Transylvania

Transylvania Romania

Ignore the old folk tales about Transylvania, there’s not a blood-sucking vampire in sight in this stunning Romanian town. Transporting you back to simpler times, it’s a great place for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Things to do: Brasov Council Square, Brasov Black Church, Liberty Bear sanctuary and climb Mount Tampa to the famous Brasov sign and viewing platform for an excellent photo opportunity

Helsinki

Helsinki Finland

With its irresistible emphasis on relaxation and exploration, it’s no wonder Helsinki is the capital of Finland. Filled with magical landscapes, traditional sauna houses and creative cuisine, it’s the perfect year-round holiday destination.

Things to do: Helsinki Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church, Seurasaari Island, vintage tram ride, urban sauna visit and husky sledding

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