If you’re itching to explore the world but simply don’t have the time, why don’t you consider a short city break?
Whether this means taking a short trip to Amsterdam or a slightly longer getaway in Dubai, we offer great value flight and hotel packages in some of the world’s most enthralling cities – many of which are just a few hours away.
Stuck for inspiration? Browse our best 2-night, 3-night and 4-night short city break options, below.
The serene canals and pastel-coloured buildings of Amsterdam serve as the perfect backdrop for a 2-night city break. Take in some local history at the sobering Anne Frank Museum, enjoy a cold drink by the Oosterdok, then dance the night away at one of the city’s legendary nightclubs.
Likewise, feed your wanderlust with a 2-night city break in Paris. From the charming side streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the spectacular Notre Dame Cathedral, the city of love is one of the best places to visit for a short city break.
Over in Germany, Berlin’s bicycle network allows you to make the most of your time. Cycle along the remnants of the Berlin Wall, then park up for a coffee at one of the many hipster cafés. For an afternoon of culture, veer off the beaten track and learn about the final days of the war at the Berlin Story Bunker.
A 3-night city break in Barcelona gives you the perfect amount of time to experience the works of Catalonia’s much-loved Antonio Gaudi. This includes the unusual Casa Milà, the gorgeous Park Güell, and of course, the breath-taking Sagrada Família. You might even be able to witness the artistry of the city’s other beloved son, Lionel Messi, at the Camp Nou.
For those culture vultures, a 3-night stay in Rome is perfect. The ancient capital is more of an open-air museum than a city. From the 2,000-year-old Pantheon to the imposing Colosseum, every inch of Rome tells a story.
From one grandiose city to another, St. Petersburg boasts a banquet of balletic beauties, including the majestic Mikhailovsky Theatre. To truly appreciate the scope of the imperial capital, head to the golden dome of St. Isaac’s View for sweeping panoramic views across the port.
The pull of a 4-night city break in New York might be too much to resist for those looking to tour the States. With five shopping districts replete with everything from boutique stores to luxurious international fashion houses, you’ll feel like you’ve just stumbled off the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For a photo finish, head towards Times Square. Here you’ll find star-studded attractions like Broadway and Madame Tussauds.
If you want to break up your retail therapy with a spot of sunbathing, look no further than a 4-night city break to Dubai. Just imagine shopping at the extravagant Dubai Mall, before pulling on your sandals, ready for the porcelain-white sands of Jumeirah Beach. If the Arabian sun doesn’t set your heart alight on your stay, we can bet the view of the breath-taking Burj Al Arab hotel certainly will.
There is nowhere quite as energetic as Morocco. Head on a 4-night city break to Marrakech and you can expect a maze of bustling stalls, hypnotic snake charmers and effervescent musicians making up the city’s sensational souks. For the perfect antidote, enjoy some blissful relaxation in one of Marrakech’s beautiful spas & traditional hammams.