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The Best European City Breaks in 2020


The Best European City Breaks in 2020.


One of the most popular tourist cities in Europe is Paris due to its famous landmarks, museums, art galleries as well as the diverse range of restaurants and bars. A flight away or with direct connections to London via the Eurostar, the city of lights is great for a short break away. 

The city has a unique ambience is extremely diverse in terms of restaurants, bars and shops. Filled with museums, galleries and tourist attractions here is a rundown on some of the must-see places. If you enjoy art, the Louvre is the largest art museum in the world and definitely worth a visit. However, due to its size, housing thousands of art pieces and the crowds it’s attracts, be prepared for waiting in line and not be able to get around everything. Other popular tourist locations include the Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathédrale and of course the Eiffel Tower for those perfect photo opportunities. Not to mention if you’re interested in fashion and high-end brands this chic city is also home to several luxury fashion boutiques and brand houses.


In recent years the capital of Hungary has become one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe and there’s no denying why. The city has lots to offer whether you’re interested in the culture, tourist attractions, restaurants or shopping there is plenty to do for fun-filled days.

Perhaps the most unique to the city is the famous thermal baths. In particular, the Széchenyi is the largest and most popular in Budapest with 18 pools and 10 saunas, open to the public 365 days a year. The relaxing pools are the largest medicinal baths in Europe enriched with mineral components due to the natural springs below the surface. Due to their popularity, the baths can get quite busy at peak times, because of this we recommend booking in advance or visiting in the late evening. With picturesque surroundings outside, rich interior décor and warm water temperatures there’s no doubt this is something to tick off your bucket list.


Barcelona is known for being a popular city break because of its abundance of culture, close proximity to the beach as well as the warm weather. A large and diverse city with rich history, striking Spanish architecture, restaurants and nightlife Barcelona is an ideal choice for city breaks. Not to mention if you fancy a day further afield Salou is a short journey away.

This cosmopolitan city is full of culture and is suitable for budgets across the board. When wondering around make sure to visit the La Sagrada Familia for its stunning views, although unfinished this is arguably one of the most popular locations to see and there’s no question why. In the heart of the city, this unique landmark with stunning grand and gothic design is like nothing you’ve seen before. Other popular hot spots include Las Ramblas, a lively promenade perfect for exploring what the city has to offer, as well as the Magic Fountain Show, combining water, lights and music for a fantastic free show visited by millions each year.

Top tip: Barcelona has been known to have a reputation for pick-pocketers, to help prevent this travel with subtle accessories that are close to the body so you can tell you’re the only one reaching in them.


Amsterdam is always a popular choice for city breaks, especially in the warmer seasons. When the weather is nicer you don’t need to worry about wrapping up as much when exploring what this beautiful city has to offer. Full of culture, there is something for everyone to do in Amsterdam no matter your interests.

Whether you simply want to explore the cobbled streets and local architecture, cycle along the canal go on boat trips or visit the museums there is always something to do, to make your trip as jam-packed or relaxed as you fancy. Popular tourist attractions include the Heineken Experience, the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s House and Dam Square for its shopping and wide range of restaurants and bars.  


Although not as exotic, Edinburgh can easily be reached by train (if you’re in the UK) and is particularly fab for a city break around Christmas time. Famous for the Christmas markets this is perfect city break for the festive season. Enjoy walking around the markets, trying international festive foods and browsing the trinket market stalls with a hot drink. The Scottish capital is also known for its landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, with the oldest part of the fortress being built during the 12th century this venue has significant history and is perfect for day of activities and exploring. If you fancy the hike Arthur’s Seat is up in the hills just East outside the city centre and has extraordinary views of the city. Not forgetting Edinburgh is a popular choice for a day of shopping all year round. With high street favourites located along Princes Street as well as luxury department store Harvey Nichols in St Andrew Square only a short walk from the train station and front street.

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