A city break is a unique holiday of urban exploration and cosmopolitan entertainment where surprises are around every corner. It’s all about experiencing new surroundings, getting in touch with local cultures, discovering delicious cuisines, and of course capturing the obligatory sightseeing photos! From wining and dining to museums, monuments and cultural or shopping hotspots, cities are the heart of our world — and an absolute traveller’s delight. The best thing about a city break is that it can be enjoyed any time of the year — rain, snow, or shine. It’s the perfect option for those wanting to spilt up a long year whilst waiting for a main holiday.
If it is an iconic travel destination that fills you with joys, then New York City is the place to go. It has everything from sightseeing and dining to shopping and shows. Start or end your trip with an outing to the Empire State Building — which stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years, and offers breathtaking panoramic views of Manhattan Island and New York City. Visit the world-famous Statue of Liberty, where you can climb to the torch and stand in one of the most famous places in the world, or visit one of the many museums, art galleries, theatres, or historical centres. If you’re looking for an authentic tour of New York, why not hop on a horse drawn carriage for a ride through Central Park. And if shopping is your thing then getting acquainted with Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue is an absolute must. From skyscrapers and teeming city streets to parks, bars and restaurants, New York City is something of a world tour — in one incredibly phenomenal place.
If you’re looking for the ultimate combination of city break and beach holiday, then Barcelona is a fantastic choice. Towering cathedrals, sprawling Mediterranean beaches, and breathtaking skyline views. Barcelona, Spain, is everything you can expect—and more—from a classic European destination. Here, the remarkable architecture of the past meets a modern lifestyle of fine dining, serene leisure, and exciting nightlife. From the Sagrada Familia basilica and the Gracia on Calle de las Carolinas neighborhood to the Park Guell, Barcelona is a centre of stunning old-world and Catalan architecture, enchanting gardens, and remarkable sightseeing. Then there’s the Barcelona dining and nightlife, where the avenues are brimming full of fine dining escapes, and quaint backstreets are an oasis of tapas bars, cafes, taverns, and nightclubs. Barcelona’s nearby landscape includes the sprawling sandy beaches of Barceloneta and Nova Icaria, as well as forested hills and trails where you can enjoy trekking, biking, and scenic exploration. There is always something amazing to see and do in this incredible city, no matter the time of day — or night.
If you’re seeking something different to a European city break, Marrakech is a perfect place to go. With a minimum of 7 hours sunshine, even in winter, its beauty can be enjoyed all year-round. The city of Marrakech, Morocco, is a landmark of historic heritage and opulence —as well as a delightful assault on all of your senses. From the sights to the sounds, the experience of Marrakech is as captivating as it is awakening. From the cultural splendour of Djemmaa el Fna, one of the most popular town squares in all of Africa, famous for its snake charmers and fire eaters, to boutique hotels, traditional riads, aromatic market squares filled with a thousand spices, and the winding streets full of monuments, tombs, and historic districts of Medina — Marrakech is a treasure trove of exotic settings, shopping opportunities, and experiences unlike anywhere else in the world. It’s no wonder why Marrakech city breaks are becoming increasingly popular.