Swap the cheesy Valentine’s card, the garage flowers and overpriced dinner for a European City Break. Escape the V-Day gloom and tick some cities off your travel bucket-list. We’ve rounded up our top 5 City Break Packages. 2 people, 3 nights’ accommodation, plus return flights for €199pp and under. Yep, that’s right! What are you waiting for?
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1. Brussels, Belgium
Explore Brussels, the home of craft beer and a mecca for chocolate lovers. See the largest Design Market in Europe, the galleries, museums and of course, the famous Grand Square - which was voted the most beautiful square in Europe (it’s very easy to see why!). Brussels is well-known for being great value for money, plus it’s a super trendy destination packed to the brim with bars, cafés, flea markets and exhibitions.
No City Break to Brussels would be complete without sampling the original Belgium waffle. It has to be tasted to be believed. Chocolate is everywhere! That’s not a joke. The country produces more chocolate per capita than any other country in the world, so you can enjoy it in Chocolate Boutiques, corner shops, restaurants & even chocolate street carts.
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2. Barcelona, Spain
Brimming with history, a city break to Barcelona has tonnes to offer, like galleries, museums, stunning architecture and beautiful parks. The Gothic Quarter, which resembles a sort of fairy-tale, is must on your travel to-do list along with La Sagrada Família, Casa Battló and Las Ramblas (one of Spain’s most famous streets).
The nightlife in Barcelona is among some of the best in Europe with famous clubs like Pacha and Opium staying open until 6am most nights. Barcelona is home to some of the best beaches in Europe – the third best beach in the world, in fact – so grab your beach towel and spend some time relaxing in the sun after a long night partying.
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3. Madrid, Spain
Aside from being the home of Real Madrid Football Club, Madrid has some of the best museums, galleries and architecture in Europe. See a match, watch flamenco dancing, take a ride in the sky on Madrid’s cable car or eat in the world’s oldest restaurant – the list is endless.
If you’re looking for good nightlife, the streets of Madrid are heavy with people partying into the small hours at famous bars such as El Penta and Tupperware. Oh, and don’t forget to try the best sangria in Spain and of course you can’t leave with trying the famous Chocolate Con Churros.
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4. Budapest, Hungary
Have a Hungarian spa-day at the famous Szechenyi Thermal Baths, with its 3 outdoor pools and 10 saunas; it’s sure to be a relaxing experience. After hours the Budapest Baths morph into a full-on party zone – a must see if you’re into pool parties and psychedelic music.
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Ruin bars are scattered all over the city, for the full hipster experience. The street food scene is one of the best in Europe with outdoor food markets serving Lángos (deep-fried cheesy bread), pastries and famous Hungarian wine. Explore the castle district with one of the many, free walking tours to discover the history of both Buda and Pest - or sail along the Danube on a boat tour and take in the gorgeous views.
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5. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague was voted one of the top five prettiest cities in the world, and it’s easy to see why. This small but beautiful city is packed with fairy-tale charm. The markets, magicians and buskers at the Old Town Square make for a buzzing atmosphere. Add the famous Prague Castle, Astronomical Clock and the romantic Charles Bridge to your travel to-do-list.
Prague is also home to the Klementinum library aka the most beautiful library in the world – which is worth a look. Of course, no city break to Prague is truly complete without trying famous Czech beer, which is delicious and reasonable priced. Oh, and food-wise, Chimney Cakes or Trdelník area must-try and some might say; dessert heaven.
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