5 Reasons to take a city break with Travel Department

Georgina Willcox | 18 February 2022


A city break is a perfect way to get a taste of a new country, immerse yourself in a new destination and as it’s a short trip you can easily fit it into a busy schedule. Take advantage of bank holidays like St. Patrick’s Day or the long Easter weekend and make it memorable by experiencing a new city. It’s also the perfect way to break up the year, whilst waiting for your major holiday or even to cure the post-holiday blues! If you want to enjoy a short hassle free holiday, then check out our five reasons why you should go on a city break with us.

1. Visit The Top European Cities


We offer a range of fantastic city breaks in Europe, such as Prague, Budapest, Porto, Istanbul and many more. Each city has its own unique charm, history and attractions. Watch the astrological clock in the Old Town Square, admire the historic statues as you cross Charles Bridge, climb the Old Castle Steps for panoramic views of the city, or just relax and take in the wonderful atmosphere of Prague. From the magnificent architecture of Hungary’s parliament building to the stunning Crown Bridge, it’s no surprise why they call Budapest the ‘Pearl of the Danube. Discover the wonderful city views from Castle Hill and Fisherman's Bastion on our city break in Budapest. Porto is a stunning and compact city to explore. A  trip to this UNESCO World Heritage Site would not be complete without trying its most famous export - Port wine. Discover the city where Asia meets Europe, on our incredible Istanbul city break. Numerous highlights of Istanbul include the Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia and a cruise on the Bosphorus. If you want to experience a city escape during the festive season, then check out our selection of the best Christmas Markets in Europe

2. Meeting like-minded people


It’s often the people you meet on holiday that are the highlight of the entire trip and you’ll have amazing memories of the shared experiences you had together. The beauty of an escorted tour is that you will be travelling with a group of like-minded people.

3. Local guides


Guided holidays are not just limited to long-haul travel, so whether you're looking for a city escape or a short break, you will also benefit from expert local guides. When you only have three or four days in a destination you need to visit all of the must-see attractions and a local guide can make this possible. The quality and passion of a superb local guide is second to none when it comes to a well-organised city tour. Also many of our city breaks allow free time to explore independently and our local guide can offer suggestions for what to see and do in your own time.

4. Value


Our city breaks are fantastic value for money. Hand-picked hotel accommodation, flights, transfers, breakfast each day, a city tour with a local guide are all included in the main price of the tour.

5. Peace of mind


The main advantage of travelling with Travel Department is that we look after everything. Escorted holidays are continuing to rise in popularity and it is ideal for anyone looking for a stress-free experience. Leave the planning to the experts so you can be sure you have the best holiday itinerary possible and see the main highlights of your chosen city destination.

Discover some of the best capital cities in Europe with Travel Department. Whether you are looking to revisit an old favourite or discover a new city, a guided city break is the best way to do it. If you have a few more days to spare, we also have a fantastic range of short European breaks.


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