City Break Holidays
Travel with us to get more out of your time away on one of our great value City Break holidays. Each of our City Break holidays include flights, transfers, hotel accommodation and a guided city tour so we get the most out of our time wherever we go.
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Why Choose A Travel Department City Break?
On each of our City Breaks, we’ll have the opportunity to experience the culture of a new place. A great way to get under the skin of a city is to experience its art by visiting galleries, museums or other cultural attractions. With tips from our expert local guides and plenty of free time, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the art and culture of whatever city we travel to. 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!
All cities have their own landscapes and layouts. Getting accustomed to a new one can be tricky, especially in a relatively short space of time. However, on all of our City Breaks, we offer a half-day city tour, given by an English-speaking local guide, to help us find our bearings. We’ll see the main highlights of the city and learn the history that has made it what it is today. As well as showing us some of the must-see attractions, our experienced guides will be happy to answer any questions we might have and recommend other places in the city that we might enjoy visiting.
One of the most exciting things about visiting a 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 but, even in the most famous culinary destinations, our expert guides will be able to point us to new tastes to explore. 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?
Our City Breaks are perfectly planned so they can be fit in over a long weekend or over just a few days. Whether you want to explore an old favourite or to find a new one, we have a range of destinations to select from and enjoy in just 3 to 4 days. Explore a Spanish city like Madrid, home to the Plaza de España and the country’s Royal Palace or, for somewhere entirely different, perhaps discover the up and coming destination of Bucharest. Wherever you choose, we’re certain you’ll return home again with amazing memories and a new appreciation for a different culture.
A City Break offers the chance to have a change of scenery for a few days. On these short holidays, for example, we’ll visit the fantastical buildings of Barcelona or the Gothic facades of Prague. Of course, there is much more to a city than its buildings. We’ll also have the opportunity to take in the beautiful natural scenery in beach-front cities like Lisbon and Valencia or stroll along winding rivers in Bruges and Budapest. In other cities, we have the opportunity to take in incredible urban parks, like those in Berlin or Krakow, which has 42 to choose from.
A Guided City Break Holiday Experience
In Europe, we’re perfectly placed for City Breaks, with a wealth of world-renowned cities just a short plane ride away. Our City Breaks are a great opportunity to take advantage of that proximity and explore a new destination or revisit old favourites. We offer a selection of some of the most fascinating European city destinations and beyond including Rome, Budapest, Krakow, Istanbul and Marrakesh. Each city provides our guests with the chance to immerse themselves in an entirely new place, soaking up the city’s history, sampling its culinary delicacies and taking in its culture with visits to galleries or museums. Our tour begins as soon as we arrive at our destination—we’ll be whisked to the hotel by one of our English-speaking local guides. We’ll then take a half day city tour to get a feel for the location and our expert guide will be on hand to answer questions and help us decide how to spend the rest of our holiday. When we’ve finished exploring the highlights, we’ll be transferred back to the airport for our return flight.
Most people ask us these questions...
What is included in my holiday?
Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.
All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
What is the deposit and when is full payment due?
Deposit is required on booking and is dependent on your holiday type and starts at €100pp for city breaks. Full payment is due 10 weeks before departure hence if you book less than 10 weeks from departure full payment will be due when you book.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
City Breaks - Reviews, Travel Tips & Advice
- Travel Department
- 18 February 2019
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