Whether you’re looking to be amazed by the Colosseum in Rome or whether you are wanting to indulge in some retail therapy in Barcelona. Fulfil your holiday cravings without having to book off more than a couple days from work. City breaks are great for those who enjoy sight-seeing, culture, good food and maybe even a beach if you’re lucky.

If you are feeling super organised and want to take part in an event whilst visiting a city then let us help guide you to making your European city break that bit extra special. Get ready for your next adventure because our European holiday packages allow you to explore a host of destinations that require as little as one night away.

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Barcelona

Flight time from the UK to Barcelona: Approximately 2 hours

Enjoy the best of both worlds as you sink your toes into the sand on one day and explore the city life on the other. Barcelona is the ideal escape for those looking for the perfect sea-city combo only a short flight away. Drawing in crowds for it’s mix of Modernist Gaudi architecture, fine-dining restaurants, golden beaches and exciting shopping opportunities, it’s no wonder why Barcelona is visited by around 20 million tourists every year.

 

Must-attend event: Sonar Festival (18th June 2020 – 20th June 2020)

Established as one of Europe’s most well-known music festivals, Sonar Festival in Barcelona is an arts, design, and electronic music festival which sees thousands of people from all over Europe every year. The three-day festival which has taken place since June 1994 has experienced world-renowned artists such as the Pet Shop Boys, A$AP Rocky, Chemical Brothers, Annie Mac and Skrillex. A trip to the city in mid-June is definitely an unforgettable highlight.

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Munich

Flight time from the UK to Munich: Around 2 hours

The largest city in southern Germany, Munich is Bavaria’s capital and home to beautiful historic buildings, interesting museums and lively beer halls. As well as being an incredible base for visiting Southern Germany and other places in Bavaria, Munich has many amazing monuments to explore and the Marienplatz main central square is a particularly popular place for tourists to start their adventure. Whether you just want an active break with a group of friends tasting the locally brewed beer, or a more relaxing escape exploring local sites, you wont be able to help falling in love with Munich.

 

Must-attend event: Oktoberfest (19th September 2020 – 4th October 2020)

Oktoberfest is one of the world’s biggest beer festivals which now attracts five to six million visitors every year. Playing an important part in the Bavarian culture, the first Oktoberfest dates back to 1810 and has become increasingly more popular since. The festival has over 30 serving tents, millions of litres of beers, delicious food and hundreds of attractions. Plus, people tend to dress up in traditional Bavarian attire; the men wear lederhosen, and the ladies wear dirndls.

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Monaco

Flight time from the UK to Monaco: Average direct flight time is just over 2 hours

Located on the French Riviera, known for its lavish wealth and luxurious hotels, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world where an estimated 1 in 3 people are a millionaire. Although Monaco can be visited on a budget it does have a reputation as a more luxury escape attracting many celebrities and millionaires every year thanks to it being a gambling hotspot. The Monaco Yacht Show is one of Monaco‘s yearly highlights, where thousands of visitors come to see the latest luxury yachting innovations.

 

Must-attend event: Formula One World Championship 2020 (21st May 2020 – 24th May 2020)

The 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship has been recognised as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. It will be the 71st running of the Formula One world championship and take place in Monaco between the 21st of May to the 24th May 2020.

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Vienna

Vienna, Austria’s capital, is full of history, culture and architecture. The city has many museums, opera houses, world-class restaurants and also has the world’s oldest zoo in the Palace of Schoenbrunn. What makes the city even more appealing is the fact it has topped every quality of life survey in recent years thanks to it’s low crime rate, cheap public transport and clean air. Vienna has also been home to many famous faces including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

 

Must-attend events: Beethoven 2020 anniversary (throughout the year)

2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and Vienna is hosting a variety of exciting events to celebrate the milestone. Since Beethoven spent most of his life in Vienna, the city is scattered with Beethoven landmarks such as the Beethoven Museum, various memorial plaques and his grave. From January to October various events will take place including special concerts, art exhibitions and music competitions.

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London

The capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, London is rich in history and offers an array of amazing attractions. From luxury designer shops to street markets, you will never get bored of the diversity the city offers. Plus, your break doesn’t have to be expensive here as many museums and attractions are completely free such as the National History Museum or the Portrait Gallery.  Whether you’re looking for a wonderful long weekend or mid-week treat, London will not disappoint you.

 

Must-attend event: Taste of London: The World’s Greatest Food Festival in London (17th June 2020 – 21 June 2020)

The ultimate foodie’s paradise located in Regents Park, the Taste of London festival showcases dozens of London‘s top restaurants whilst also offering many activities and live entertainment including demonstrations, cooking classes and talks. Over 40 restaurants come together to cook up their best dishes which are generally priced less than £10. Get ready to indulge in London‘s best food, drink and live entertainment at this alfresco feast.

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