City Breaks

Why City Breaks?

Our exciting city breaks are the best way to see somewhere new and immerse yourself in another culture. With a number of European city destinations that are easily reachable within a few hours flight time, we offer short breaks in picture-perfect cities including Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Prague and Barcelona for you to enjoy with friends, family, or your partner.

Our city holidays are packed with adventures as well as relaxing days out if you prefer something more low-key. You can stroll along the beautiful boulevards in Paris, see the historic sights of Krakow, tuck into delicious Italian cuisine in Venice or have a hearty German beer in Berlin. With such a fantastic variety of destinations on your doorstep, there's no better way to see the world than with a Hays Travel city break!

Jetting off for a city break gives you the chance to enjoy a shorter trip across a wide range of must-see destinations. At Hays Travel we offer exciting city getaways for people who like to soak up the local culture with adventure-filled sightseeing trips and the opportunity to explore on foot. You'll marvel at the chance to visit world-famous galleries, museums and iconic landmarks. You can tuck into delicious traditional cuisine and revel in the excitement of local nightlife.

So, if you're looking for a trip in some of Europe's most exhilarating cities, browse our selection of city getaways at Hays Travel. You'll find direct flights and low prices to guarantee you have a short break to remember!

We have over 40 years of experience in booking unforgettable city breaks at Hays Travel. We have also been voted the UK's Best High Street Travel Agent, so you can rest assured that we can help you book your dream city break, no matter what your interests. We have fantastic options for weekend breaks as well as midweek escapes. Speak to our dedicated team today to book your city break.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the best European city breaks?

Europe’s cities are second to none. These are some of our favourite city breaks in Europe: 

Copenhagen: Quirky & eclectic, the Danish capital offers a great taste of Scandinavia.
Paris: Romance is everywhere in Paris: the perfect city to take your partner.
Dubrovnik: This exciting Croatian city promises a capital short break with historic architecture and endless culture.
Berlin: Incredibly cool and offering landmarks from throughout history, Berlin is the ideal city break.
Rome: The Eternal City; come to Rome to travel through time.
Reykjavik: Comprised of daringly modern architecture and surrounded by icy mountains, Reykjavik is not like most European city breaks.

Where are the best city breaks for winter?

Looking for a winter escape for your short break? Europe offers countless city destinations that are spectacular in the winter. 

Brussels: Belgium’s capital becomes a winter wonderland through the colder months, with a famed Christmas market.
Budapest:This Hungarian city looks stunning under crisp snow - you can always warm up in the thermal baths.
Krakow:There’s nothing quite as perfect as winter in Krakow’s old town as the picturesque architecture peeps out from under a blanket of white.
Amsterdam : There are around 75 museums in Amsterdam, with something to entertain every interest possible. Escape the cold in this charming Dutch city.

Where are the best city breaks for summer?

The best summer city breaks are those that have all the bustle and culture of a metropolis, with a beautiful coastline to soak up the sun. Here’s our top picks: 

Barcelona: From the Gothic quarter to designer shopping, and cocktail bars to beachfront promenades, Barcelona is the city with it all.
Ibiza: With unbeatable nightlife as well as a gorgeous old town, Ibiza has everything you need for a summer city break.
Lisbon: Spend your time on your Lisbon city break exploring it’s meandering cobbled streets and try your hand at surfing.
Palma: This stunning Spanish city is nestled between turquoise waters and verdant mountains. Need we say more?

Where are the best weekend city breaks?

If you’re jetting off for a weekend away, you want the shortest flight so you can enjoy as much time in your destination as possible. Our favourite short-haul destinations are: 

Stockholm: With direct flights from the UK that take under 3 hours, this colourful city is ideal for a weekend break.
Venice:Quintessentially Italian, Venice is an amazing weekend break. Plus, you can take a gondola ride down the canals that is longer than the flight to get you here.
Prague: Go east on a city break to the Czech Republic. Prague’s historic city centre and everything within it will make you swoon.
Dublin: With a 1 hour flight time, the aeroplane wheels will have barely left the UK before you land in this enchanting, musical city.