Weekend Breaks

Weekend breaks are a great way to satisfy your wanderlust in just two to four days. Whether you want to get out and explore a new culture or have a long weekend in the sun, it feels spontaneous and exciting. You could book an outdoorsy escape to the Lake District, a balmy beach trip to Majorca, or an urban adventure in Dublin.

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. Browse our list of handpicked deals and take your pick from weekend getaways in the UK and Europe.

 

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Romantic weekend breaks

Europe is home to some of the most romantic backdrops in the world. From the beautiful avenues of Champs Elysees in Paris to the charming canals that labyrinth through Venice, the continent is full of fairytale destinations. For an under-the-radar escape, why not jet off to Prague, aka The City of a Hundred Spires? Cross the River Vltava by the iconic Charles Bridge, or walk hand-in-hand up to the world’s largest ancient castle. And then there’s Rome, the city of romance. Toss three coins into Trevi Fountain with your partner - one coin ensures a speedy return to Rome, the second, romance, and the third, marriage.

Amsterdam weekend breaks

Tulips, townhouses and cycle-friendly canal banks. Weekend breaks to Amsterdam feel like you're stepping back in time. Do like the locals do and explore the Dutch capital on two wheels. There is no better way to immerse yourself into the culture than cycling through the city. Alongside must-see attractions like Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank's House, you can also do plenty of things for free. Escape the hustle and bustle with a detour to Vondelpark, where you can unwind under shady birch trees. Or visit the floating flower market on the Singel Canal.

Paris weekend breaks

Ah, Paris! Nothing quite ignites the joie de vivre like a weekend break to the ‘City of Light’. Eat your way through macarons and pralines on a chocolate and pastry tour, or climb Montmartre hill to soak up the views from the Sacre Coeur. And you can’t miss a trip to the Louvre, where you can see Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Paris weekend breaks are great for families too. Spot gargoyles together at the Notre Dame Cathedral one day, and meet all your favourite characters at Disneyland® the next.

Long weekend breaks to Spain

Uncover a fascinating culture, ancient architecture and beautiful sandy shores with long weekend breaks to Spain. From the golden beaches of Benidorm to the artistic buzz of Barcelona, you're only ever a few short hours from sun-soaked bliss. You could treat the kids to the thrills and spills of Aqua Natura Waterpark or marvel at the works of Gaudi at La Sagrada Familia. For otherworldly landscapes and outdoorsy adventures, book a getaway to the Canary Islands. Here, you could hike through the mountain of fire at Timanfaya National Park, in Lanzarote, or across the unique rock formations of Roques de Garcia in Tenerife.

Short weekend breaks to Dublin

A trendy and welcoming city, short weekend breaks to Dublin are rich in music, art, foodie hotspots and plenty of craic. Sink a pint of the black stuff in Temple Bar or the famous Guinness Storehouse. Discover the region's rich history on the St Patrick's Cathedral tour. Or visit the haunting prison, Kilmainham Gaol, where some of the most notorious criminals were held. There are plenty of things to do with the family too, like a day trip to Dublin Zoo, where you can visit the Gorilla Rainforest and House of Reptiles. From the lively watering holes, to the historic sites, Dublin is an ideal spot for a two-night minibreak.

Family friendly weekend breaks to the Balearic Islands

Just two to three hours from the UK, family friendly weekend breaks to the Balearic Islands can be just what you need to get that top-up of magical sunshine. Book an escape to Menorca for the scenic coves and lush landscapes. Stay on the west side of the island to while away the day on the white sands of Cala'n Bosch beach. This horseshoe bay boasts warm sands and shallow waters, ideal for paddling with your little ones. And when you want to race down water slides with the kids, make a trip to the Aqua Center Los Delfines, complete with wave machines and inflatables. Ready to plan your short break in the sun? Take your pick from our line-up.

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