European Short Breaks – Travel Guide To Europe
European cities make perfect destinations for a short break away, whether it’s a romantic retreat or a sight-seeing stay, the improved rail links between the United Kingdom and Europe have made it so that travelling to Europe is ideal for a short break.
With its rich cultural diversity, history and scenic beauty, Europe has long been a favoured travel destinations for tourists all over the world. Travelling to Europe from the UK has never been easier, and thanks to the transportation systems now in place, more and more Brits are heading to European destinations for their long weekends away and short stay trips.
Short breaks in Europe will take you to some of the world’s most renowned and most romantic cities and sights, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the magnificant Coliseum in Rome. From the Gothic beauty of Prague, to the graceful canals of Venice, and the beautiful museums and artwork on display in Berlin and Barcelona make European city breaks a feast of art, architecture and culture.
If glorious scenery is more youre thing, then you’ll certainly not be disappointed either, Europe has it all. With the stunning beauty of the Scottish Highlands, the fjords of Norway, the volcanic excitement of Iceland, and the breathtaking beauty of the Alps from France, Switzerland and Italy (and not forgetting the lesser known mountain ranges of Spain, Slovenia, Southern Poland and Slovakia).
Ofcourse many tourists travel to Europe in search of warm temperatures and inviting beaches, with many travelling to Spain’s Costa Brava, Portugal’s Algarve or France’s Côte d’Azur. If, however, you’re looking to avoid the main tourist resorts, why not discover your own pristine beach in Albania, Bulgaria or on the gem-like islands of Greece and Croatia.
Due to the proliferation of low-cost airlines and specialist European tour operators, over the past few years Europe has become a very tempting destination for UK travellers looking for a short break away. When city breaks in Europe first became fashionable, few would have predicted the popularity of European short breaks in Bordeaux, Reykjavik or Ljubljana.
But still, the ever-popular city breaks in Paris, Rome and Amsterdam haven’t faded away but instead have been joined by lesser-known capitals like Riga and beautiful smaller cities like Antwerp, Lille and Bruges. Classic Europe city break destinations like Vienna and Lisbon remain hugely popular but now Europe weekend break visitors also stroll the streets of Brussels, Palma de Mallorca and Dubrovnik too.
So what are you waiting for? With more than 45 extraordinary destinations offering incredible things to see and do, your only problem should be where to start…