Best City Breaks of 2016

Now is the perfect time to start thinking where you would like to explore this year, whether you are looking to explore food, culture, scenery, beaches or find an adrenaline filled adventure. Why not book a cheeky city break somewhere and experience some new sights and culture, a cost effective way to explore fantastic places in the world. City and beach breaks are the most popular types of holiday that we just can’t get enough of this year so if you’re struggling to decide where you’d like to visit, this blog is sure to help. We have put together a list of some fantastic cities you might want to try out for your city break, whether you are a group of friends, couple or family there will be the perfect spot for a bit of relaxation and exploration. According to the ABTA report, almost a quarter of people say they will try out a new city they have never visited before in 2016, here are just some gems to consider.

Amsterdam The Dutch capital is a fantastic place to explore a wealth of history, picturesque canals and parks plus some lively, contemporary bars. This fantastic hotspot is home to some of the world’s best museums and art galleries. Immerse yourself in the stunning pieces from the Van Gough Museum or take in the stories from the Ann Frank House. However you choose to spend your Amsterdam break, you will not be short of places to explore and sights to see. This really is a fantastic location for a city break, especially for the younger generation of travellers.

Athens If you love Greek philosophy, architecture and culture then Athens is the place for you. 3,400 years of Greek life lives on in this amazing city where you can explore on tour buses or cycle with locals to make the most of the amazing ancient structures.  Not only is this place rich in culture and history it also has an electric nightlife catering to all music tastes from rock to pop.

Budapest The capital of Hungary has the perfect mix of influences from the East and West making it an elegant and truly stunning city break destination. With a thriving nightlife and a booming business scenes a short city break here is sure to impress.

Madrid The pinnacle of Spanish culture this diverse and varied region hosts a wealth of amazing food, music and history.

Carolyne Larkin, Head Office recently visited Madrid and said “the museums and history of this place are astounding, it’s definitely worth taking bus tour so you get chance to appreciate the scenery. It’s easy to do a lot of walking without really noticing so I’d recommend taking a comfy pair of shoes!”

London A bustling city with almost eight million inhabitants, this fantastic city has tonnes of amazing attractions as well as secret pockets to explore. It can seem like an overwhelming place but if you break it down you will find some spectacular sights and opportunities. An influx of people from around the globe means that there are cultural delights from everywhere imaginable, something to suit everyone!

Rome This modern metropolis has so much to offer in terms of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment but the main reason people swarm to Rome is for the history. The stunning ancient ruins and history behind this city is something which has kept it alive for thousands of years. The Vatican Museum, Colosseum, Altare della Patria are all bursting with history and breath-taking views. This one really is a winner for a city break with a blend of nightlife and culture unlike anywhere else in the world. Here are just a few cities to consider for a short break this year if you want to expand your horizons and explore some new cultures.

If any of these destinations jump out at you then please get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor who will take care of everything for you. You could have your next trip to look forward to sooner than you think!  

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