Short Breaks

Whether you dream of strolling through historic streets, savouring local delicacies, relaxing on a beach or immersing yourself in cultural wonders, short breaks abroad offer the ideal solution. Why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating getaway that only requires using two or three days of your valuable annual leave?

For short breaks in Europe look out for flight options that allow you to fly out in the morning and back home in the evening, ensuring you have as much time as possible in the destination of your choice.

There are so many spectacular destinations within easy reach. And there’s no better way to tick your way through that bucket list than with a few short breaks throughout the year. 

 

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Short Breaks to Spain

Short breaks to Barcelona allow you to discover the unique architecture and cultural richness of the city, with iconic landmarks like the Sagrada Familia and the bustling energy of La Rambla. If you're drawn to coastal delights, explore the sun-soaked beaches of Costa del Sol or the picturesque landscapes of Majorca. Dance the night away in one of Ibiza's top nightclubs or experience the cultural hub of Madrid.

Short Breaks to Italy

Short breaks to Rome allow you to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and rich history of the Eternal City. Discover historic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the magnificent St. Peter's Basilica. Alternatively, relax on the sun-drenched beaches of Sorrento and marvel at the historic ruins of Pompeii. For a taste of northern Italy's charm, escape to the azure waters of Lake Garda or the elegant villas of Lake Como.

Short Breaks to the Netherlands

Short breaks to Amsterdam uncover the vibrant tapestry of culture and history that defines the Dutch capital. Stroll around the famous canals, see the world-renowned art museums and visit Anne Frank's House.

Short Breaks to Poland

Discover a city steeped in medieval charm and architectural wonders with short breaks to Krakow and Auschwitz. Wander through the historic Old Town, where the magnificent buildings showcase Poland's regal past. And for a sobering reminder of the country's resilience you can book a day trip to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Alternatively, you may opt for a short break to other historic Polish cities, such as Warsaw, Gdnask and Wrocław.

Short Breaks to Central Europe

Central Europe is home to numerous imperial cities, awaiting your exploration. Short breaks to Budapest are about exploring a city which straddles the Danube and offers a seamless blend of thermal baths, historic grandeur and lively boulevards. Or you may opt for short breaks to Prague where its Old Town highlights include crossing the world-famous Charles Bridge and visiting Prague Castle. It’s especially popular in winter when the city hosts its annual Christmas market.

Short Breaks to New York

Short breaks to NYC let you cram the essence of this electrifying metropolis into a whirlwind adventure. Snap selfies with Lady Liberty, conquer the vertiginous heights of the Empire State Building, and lose yourself in the neon symphony of Times Square. Despite the longer flight time, New York is a popular short break destination. And its 'City that Never Sleeps' reputation means it's easy to avoid jet lag - breakfast at 4am is no problem!

Riu Plaza New York Times Square

Riu Plaza New York Times Square

USA, New York, Manhattan Midtown / Times Square

Park Central New York

Park Central New York

USA, New York, Midtown West

Hotel Edison

Hotel Edison

USA, New York

Hilton New York Times Square

Hilton New York Times Square

USA, New York, Midtown West

The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel

The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel

USA, New York, Manhattan Midtown / Times Square

Sanctuary Hotel New York

Sanctuary Hotel New York

USA, New York, Manhattan Midtown / Times Square

TRYP by Wyndham New York City Times Square South

TRYP by Wyndham New York City Times Square South

USA, New York, Manhattan Midtown / Times Square

YOTEL New York Times Square

YOTEL New York Times Square

USA, New York, Midtown West

Millennium Premier New York Times Square

Millennium Premier New York Times Square

USA, New York, Manhattan Midtown / Times Square

Hampton Inn New York Downtown

Hampton Inn New York Downtown

USA, New York, Manhattan - Downtown

Walker Hotel Tribeca

Walker Hotel Tribeca

USA, New York

Pestana Park Avenue

Pestana Park Avenue

USA, New York

Pestana CR7 Times Square

Pestana CR7 Times Square

USA, New York, Midtown West

Millennium Downtown New York

Millennium Downtown New York

USA, New York, Manhattan - Downtown

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza

Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza

USA, New York, Manhattan Midtown / Times Square

Short Breaks to Iceland

Iceland short breaks pack fire and ice into a single escape. Explore Reykjavik's colourful charm, go whale watching and soak up the paradise of the Blue Lagoon. As night falls, watch the sky ignite with the mysterious glow of the Northern Lights.

All Inclusive Short Breaks

Forget about how much you’ll need to spend on food and drink abroad, with an All Inclusive short break. Choose between the sun-soaked coastlines of Spain, the charm of Malta, the allure of Morocco, the exotic landscapes of Tunisia and more.

Short Golf Breaks to Portugal

Frequent asked questions
FAQs
Where can I fly to within 3 hours from the UK?

Most flights between the UK and mainland Europe take 3 hours or less - around the same time it takes to get between Brighton and Birmingham by train. The Canaries (just off mainland Africa), Cyprus and the Greek islands will take longer. So for a short break in the sun, mainland Spain, the Baleraics, Italy and Malta are among the best options.

Where can I go on holiday for 3 days?

There’s loads of options, depending on your preferences. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Krakow, Prague and Rome are some of the most popular destinations for short breaks. However, if you’re more interested in sea and sand there’s Majorca, Ibiza, Costa del Sol, the Algarve and Malta to consider. And for natural beauty it’s hard to beat Iceland or Switzerland.

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