When it comes to short stay and cheap city breaks, Europe has some of the most wonderful destinations in the world. From London, Paris, Barcelona to Rome, these extremely popular city break destinations attract millions of visitors each year. With the increasing popularity and reach of low cost airlines in recent years, many smaller cities are catching up quickly. The fasinating Seville in Spain, charming Krakow in Poland and sophisticated Oporto in Portugal are just some of the many underrated urban playgrounds.
Paris is the undisputed top city break destination in France. However, there are many other charming French cities up and down the country waiting to be discovered, including the chic and glamorous Cannes and Nice in the south of France.
This Mediterranean mega tourist magnet is not just about sun, beach and sangria. The unique Barcelona offers the best of both worlds with its world class attractions, architecture and no less than 8 beaches. Madrid on the other hand offers cosmopolitan city breaks with some of the best cuisines and arts & culture. Apart from these two destinations, cities such as Valencia are undoubtedly surprise hidden gems.
For Brits and European travellers, short breaks in the UK often include the crown jewel that is London. The vibrant capital city is by far the most visited cities in the UK, but there are also other notable cities that are well worth visiting in England, Scotland and Wales. The enchanting Edinburgh is steeped in history and culture and is where the renowned annual Edinburgh Fringe Festivals is held.
Regarded by many as the romantic capital of the world, Italy is home to a number of unbelievably beautiful city getaways. The Italian capital city of Rome is full of historic buildings, monuments and treasures, and is just a joy to visit. The canal city of Venice and elegant Florence in Tuscany are just two of the many other exquisite city breaks in Italy.
As one of the most glitzy and luxurious holiday destinations in the world, Dubai never disappoints. The ultra-modern Emirate state not only has the largest shopping malls, tallest building, most prestigious hotels and apartments, it also has arguably the most iconic man-made structure - The Palm Jumeirah island.