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Short Breaks

Make the most of a few days away with us on one of our short breaks. Sometimes all you need is a long weekend to enjoy and soak in the beauty of our European countries. Plus, with our expertly created itineraries, we make sure you get the best out of your holiday.

Short Break Holidays

See all the highlights in each destination with our short break holidays. There’s no need to worry about organising everything, we’ve got that covered. From weekend breaks to 6-night holidays, we plan and prioritise so you don’t have to.

With leisure time included, you can take your short break at your own pace. Our expert, local guides and excursions encourage you to take a closer look at both old and new attractions and fully immerse yourself wherever you travel. They will also be on-hand to offer recommendations and helpful tips, so you can make the most out of your short holidays.

From Poland to Germany, Spain to Slovenia, we offer a range of destinations in Europe so there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re chasing the sun and the beach or looking for a cultural experience full of history and stunning architecture, we’ve got a short break for you.

Each of our short break holidays include return flights, guided transfers, hotel accommodation and a selection of exciting excursions with expert, local guides.


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Why Choose A Travel Department Short Break Holiday?

See The Highlights

See The Highlights

With over two decades of experience taking travellers on fantastic holidays, we know how to plan and prioritise to make sure everyone gets the most out of each trip. Our Short Break holidays are specially designed so that we have time to see the most important highlights in each of our destinations in just a few days. Whether you want to explore Northern Italy on our Lake Garda, Venice & Verona holiday or soak up the sun on our Malta Short Break, we have something for everyone.

Make The Most Of Your Time Away

Make The Most Of Your Time Away

Our Short Breaks are perfectly planned to make the most of a new location or an old favourite in just a few days. Each of our holidays includes guided excursions and plenty of leisure time, so we’ll be able to immerse ourselves in wherever we travel. We offer a range of destinations in Europe or further afield to select from and enjoy in just 4 to 6 days. Take a trip to Germany’s Black Forest or discover the historic Spanish city of Salamanca.

Enjoy A Guided Experience

Enjoy A Guided Experience

In many locations, a guided tour is crucial to understand the incredible history behind the attraction or, can be an important part of navigating a new area. On each of our Short Break holidays, we include excursions with a local, expert guide, so we’ll get a background on the places we visit. In Iceland, our local guide helps us find the best viewing spot for the spectacular Northern Lights. While in Munich or Krakow, a knowledgeable guide will help us understand the incredible history that shaped these world-famous cities.

Travel At Your Own Pace

Travel At Your Own Pace

All of our Short Break holidays are perfectly paced so there is plenty of time for relaxing, exploring independently, or discovering the destination with the help of an expert, local guide. Plus, with recommendations and helpful tips from our guide, we’ll be sure to make the most of our time at leisure. During free time on our various holidays, we’ll have the opportunity to stroll through the charming streets of Salzburg, admire Roman architecture in the ancient city of Bath, or relax in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.

A Short Break Holiday Experience

We offer a fantastic selection of 4 to 6-night holidays in destinations throughout Europe and beyond. From the flourishing culture of Spain to the spectacular architecture of Russia and everything in between, we’ve got the best destinations covered. Join us to discover incredible natural scenery on our trip to Malta’s pristine beaches or on a holiday to Iceland including an excursion to the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. See England’s countryside in a new way on our guided holiday to Cotswolds, Windsor and Bath or explore a hidden gem of Eastern Europe on a break to Krakow. No matter which holiday you choose, these Short Breaks are the perfect way to escape for a few days. With over two decades of expertise, we specialise in helping travellers take the stress out of planning a holiday – so stop planning and start packing!

Short Break Holiday FAQs

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.

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