Get on board with one of the most popular travel trends – city breaks. Nothing beats landing in a new city with all its culture, sights and experiences waiting for you, right? They’re the gift that keeps on giving, because no two cities are the same, and neither are two trips to the same city.

You’ve got an endless amount of falling in love – or falling in love all over again – to do, and the best part is that you can squeeze it into a few days for a short and sweet weekend getaway.

Whether you keep it closer to home or set your sights on further afield, here’s a guide to everything city breaks, from packing and budgeting to when you should go.

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    When should I go on a city break?

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    Europe is pure city break material. You’ve got the classics – Paris, Rome, and Berlin – and then there are the city-and-beach combos of Lisbon and Barcelona for sightseeing with a bit of sea and sand on the side.

    Eastern Europe comes in strong with Budapest, Prague and Krakow, and don’t even get us started on the Scandi-chic Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. And we can’t not mention the northern-most capital – Reykjavik.

    But that’s only one continent. Add a couple of hours onto the flight time and you’re looking at Marrakech, New York, Dubai. Or, if we’re talking long haul, you could be touching down in Las Vegas, Mexico City or Bangkok.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About City Breaks

    We love them all. But with our huge list of city breaks across France, Spain, Italy and beyond, you can pick whichever trip suits you best. Filter down your search results by duration, price and facilities to see what fits your requirements.

    If you’ve got limited time to spare, stay close to home and head to a city such as Paris, Amsterdam or Barcelona, with flight times of around two hours or less. We offer flexible flights with a range of trusted airline partners, too, so you can make the most of your time there by booking an early morning or after-work departure.

    For a short city break, you’ll likely only have a carry-on case in your luggage allowance, so you’ll have to pack lightly. Remember the 100ml rule for onboard liquids, too. Bring comfortable shoes for exploring and try not to overpack – you’re only going for a couple of days. Worst case, you’ll be able to pick up any forgotten supplies while you’re away.

    It depends on what time of year you’re travelling – go in the off-peak season and you’ll find deals all over the world, while a mid-summer break will push up the prices in the sunniest spots. All of our city breaks are great value, though, so you can be sure you’re getting the most for your money. Check out our latest deals for our recommended discounts, or if you’re feeling spontaneous, our last-minute getaways will guarantee some quick savings.