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City Breaks

Take the hassle out of your next holiday on one of our great value City Breaks. We include flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and a city tour so all you have to do is show up. As soon as you land at your destination, you will be whisked to your hotel by one of our English-speaking local guides.

You will stay in one of our carefully selected hotels in the destination of your choice and enjoy a half-day city tour so you can get your bearings. We offer a selection of city breaks throughout the year to locations such as Rome, Budapest and Krakow.

City breaks are the perfect opportunity to explore a new corner of the world or to revisit an old favourite. Living in Europe, we are perfectly placed for city breaks, with a wealth of interesting places only a short plane trip away. At Travel Department, we offer a selection of some of the most fascinating European city destinations. In their different ways, they all provide our guests with the chance to immerse themselves in an entirely fresh place, soaking up its history, sampling its culinary delicacies and taking in its culture through visits to galleries, museums or sitting at a pavement cafe to watch the world go by.

After your City Break, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight so there's no need to worry about anything except having a great time. 

 

Our Top City Breaks

Getting your bearings

All cities have their own landscapes and layouts. Accustoming yourself to a new one can be tricky, especially in a relatively short space of time. However, on all of our City Breaks you will benefit from a city tour, given by an English-speaking guide, to help you find your bearings. As well as showing you some of the highlights, our experienced guides will be happy to answer any questions you might have and recommend other places in the city that you might enjoy visiting.

Of course, there is usually more to a city than buildings. Some, such as Budapest, are blessed with great rivers. Others, like Barcelona and Valencia enjoy beach-front locations. Parks, too, are an important part of many European cities. Krakow, for example, has forty-two from which to choose. A little closer to home, a stroll in Berlin's Tiergarten is a great way of exploring that city's green, beating heart.

A new culture

Visiting somewhere different is always exciting. Sometimes it can be a little daunting too, especially if you do not speak the local language. However, the more you travel, the more you realise how many things are universal. One of these is art, and a visit to a gallery or museum can be a superb way to get under the skin of a new city. Imagine viewing paintings by Raphael, Caravaggio, Bosch and Brueghel in the splendid surroundings of Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum, or admiring Gaudi's artistry in his adopted city of Barcelona!

Food and drink

An enormous pleasure when visiting any new place is the chance to try some of its particular delicacies. Sometimes you may already be familiar with the food from a particular place, such as Spanish tapas or Roman spaghetti alla carbonara in Rome but, even there, there are usually new treats to try. What about pa amb tomàquet (bread, rubbed with ripe tomatoes, salt and olive oil) in Barcelona or fiori di zucca (battered courgette flowers, stuffed with anchovies and mozzarella) in Rome? If you are heading further east, look out for Estonian blood sausages, or black pudding, in Tallin, and the Latvian dish of siļķe kažokā (a salad made from herring and beetroot) in Riga. Back west, there are the famous oranges of Seville and who could resist a Portuguese custard tart in Lisbon!

Which city to choose?

There can be no right answer to this. We all have our favourites or perhaps a place we have secretly dreamed of visiting for a long time. However, the easy accessibility of most of Europe's cities means it is easy to enjoy, for example, a Lisbon city break on one long weekend and a Vilnius city break on another. Some destinations are quieter or more compact than others: Bruges, for example, is eminently walkable. 

When choosing city breaks, holidays are always varied. Whether you want an old favourite or to find a new one, we have a range of city breaks for you to select from and enjoy. You might want to explore Madrid's Plaza de España and Royal Palace or, for somewhere entirely different, perhaps think about the up and coming destination of Bucharest. Wherever you choose, we are certain you will return home again with, yes, plenty of photographs and amazing memories but also with a new appreciation for the fascinating world in which we live.

Peace of mind with Travel Department

Why us?

  • We’ve done the research for you, creating perfectly planned itineraries
  • Outstanding value for money – Flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions included in nearly all our tours
  • We are experienced and dedicated to your experience
  • No holiday surcharges –
    guaranteed

Our guides

  • Friendly and welcoming everywhere you go
  • Local experts, passionate about their area
  • Take pride in making your holiday memorable
  • Innovative itineraries with amazing excursions

 

Our promise

  • To remember your holiday is a very precious time
  • To go the extra mile for you, our customers
  • To describe our holidays in an honest manner
  • To use your feedback to continually improve our service

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  • 24/7 emergency contact number while abroad
  • We are a privately owned business and have been around for over 20 years
  • Licensed and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. TO number: 163. TA number 0757