Travel Guide: European City Breaks

Sometimes, it’s hard for me to choose just one destination to write about… so, this week I’ve chosen a continent: Europe. I’ve done a bit of research into 20 of the cheapest flights to European hot spots from the UK. In this week’s guide, I’ll give you an overview of some of these beautiful cities! If you’d like to read more about a particular destination, simply pop a comment below & TravelTwix will create a full guide for you!

Milan, Italy, Europe

The buzzing metropolises of Milan is full of colourful streets, world-class sightseeing, fine dining, contemporary cocktail bars, high-end stores. Get yourself ready to immerse yourself in traditional Italian culture, fine artsfashion & years of history in this beautiful Italian city. What’s more, there’s SO much to see & do during your trip, some must-visit sights include:

  • The Last Supper (Crso Magenta & Sant Ambrogio)
  • Pinacoteca Di Brera
  • Teatro Alla Scala
  • Duomo & San Babia

Lowest accommodation price: £9 per person per night.

Read more about Italy in our Italian city break guide here.

Milan, Italy, Europe
Milan, Italy, Europe

Paris, France, Europe

The French capital was Europe’s most visited city during 2017, with an impressive 16.1 million international visitors… But what exactly is all the fuss about?!

Maybe it’s the beautiful streets, lined with museums & galleries? Or how about the classic French bistros, boutiques and bars? Whatever it is that you’re looking for, this deal is too good not to snap up!

Must see sights include:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc De Triomphe
  • Cathedral Notre Dame
  • Musee du Louvre
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Musee Rodin
  • Disneyland

So its time to take a break & indulge in the finer things in life! Promising a city-break full of luxury, picturesque sights & rich historic sightseeing, Paris is a must visit.

Lowest accommodation price: £13 per person per night.

Paris, France, Europe
Paris, France, Europe

Dublin, Ireland, Europe

Packed with historic buildings, stunning sights & top-class entertainment, the city promises a weekend to remember! It’s easy to see why the small capital has such a great reputation, with endless options for sightseeing, shopping, drinking & dining at your fingertips! What’s more, are the people of Dublin! The Irish truly know how to have a good time!

Top experiences include:

  • A Dublin Pub – docklands
  • The National Museum of Ireland
  • City Gallery at The Hugh Lane
  • Trinity College
  • Chester Beatty Library
  • The Guinness Experience

Lowest accommodation price: £14 per person per night.

Dublin, Ireland, Europe
Dublin, Ireland, Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe

Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen sits on the coastal islands of the country. Rich in history & stunning sightseeing, this destination makes for the perfect city break! The city is the epitome of Scandinavia, boasting bright & buzzing streets. In addition to the stunning sights, Copenhagen is super affordable, making it a great choice!

During your time in the city, be sure to visit:

  • National Museet
  • Louisiana
  • Norreport
  • The Tivoli Gardens
  • Christiania
  • Culinary Thrills

Lowest accommodation price: £8 per person per night.

Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe

Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

The capital city of Czech Republic is often referred to as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ is known for the heart of the city: its old town square. Home to colourful buildings, gothic churches, contemporary art & medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an hourly show.

If Prague isn’t a destination on your radar, it should be! Here are just a few reasons why;

  • The rich history – over a millennium to be exact
  • Art galleries – take a trip to Lobkowicz Palace or Troja Chateau
  • The impressive architecture – The powder tower, St Nicholas Church & Kinksy Palace to name a few
  • The beer

Whether you’re looking for a cheap break or luxury weekend away, Prague offers accommodation options to suit all budgets!

Lowest accommodation price: £9 per person per night.

Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Also known as the ‘little Paris of Central Europe’, the beautiful capital of Hungary attracts thousands of multinational globetrotters each and every year. Budapest’s charms are never-ending, and whether you want to soak up the rich culture and history. Or marvel at the natural beauty of the Danube or dance the night away in a famous ruin bar, you are sure to be Hungary for more.

Straddling the tranquil Danube waters, the Hungarian capital is made up of Buda and Pest. They are joined by magnificent bridges that give stunning views down the river. Rich in its culture and history, Budapest offers a wealth of sights to see and traditional Hungarian delights to discover.

Must-see sights include:

  • Buda Castle
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Thermal Baths & Spas
  • Ruin Bars and Garden Clubs
  • The Danube & its Bridges
  • Basilica of St Stephen

Lowest accommodation price: £10 per person per night.

Budapest, Hungary, Europe
Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Lisbon, Portugal, Europe

Lisbon’s trademark seven majestic hills overlook the Rio Tejo. They are scattered across the cityscape like magnificent guardians of history and are capped by a collection of terraces known as miradouros (viewpoints). From these, an array of no-filter-necessary views over Lisbon, the Tejo and beyond emerge. The hills cradle Lisbon’s picture-perfect plethora of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and domed cathedrals. This captivating concoction has been carefully crafted over centuries.

Top experiences include:

  • Alfama
  • Belém
  • Antiga Confeitaria de Belém
  • Museu Nacional do Azulejo
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Castelo de São Jorge
  • BA Wine Bar do Bairro Alto

However you choose to spend your time in Lisbon, you’re bound to enjoy yourself immensely in this perfectly Portuguese city! And in terms of accommodation, you have got plenty of choices.

Lowest accommodation price: £12 per person per night.

Barcelona, Spain, Europe

Barcelona truly is one of those cities that has the best of everything, all in one place! There’s no need to decide whether you are keen to visit the historic Spanish sights such as the Sagrada Familia, head down to Las Ramblas for a spot of shopping at the markets & world famous stores, or indulge in tapas in one of the many beachfront restaurants before relaxing on the beach with a cocktail, because in Barcelona you can do it all! So if you’re yet to visit one of the worlds most visited cities, this deal is too good to miss!

City highlights:

  • Great nightlife
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Good shopping
  • An array of eating & drinking options
  • Good transport links

Lowest accommodation price: £13 per person per night.

Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
Lisbon, Portugal, Europe

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