If you fancy escaping from the UK for a weekend away, you don't need to spend a fortune booking a short break in Europe. There are some great deals available on flights, hotels, or packages combining the two with Monarch.
This means you can arrange all the important things before you jet off, or be a bit more flexible when planning your getaway. The hardest part is going to be choosing where to go on your city break in Europe!
Top city break destinations in Europe
One of the best things about the UK is how close it is to mainland Europe, giving you a wide variety of places to visit, all just a few hours away by air. Many of the metropolises on the continent are home to a vast array of attractions, so whether you're after culture, history, relaxation, sunshine or the seaside, you'll find somewhere suitable.
Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
• Barcelona – Due to its location on the Mediterranean coast, Barcelona really does have something for everyone. You can relax on one of its beaches, discover the amazing architecture created by Antoni Gaudi or explore some of the many art galleries, as well as dine out at world-class restaurants.
• Rome – For a romantic escape, it's hard to beat Italy and Rome is the perfect setting for a city break with your partner. Its architecture is stunning, with its historical centre a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Round off a day of sightseeing with a delicious, candlelit dinner at one of the city's top-quality restaurants.
• Dubrovnik – Croatia's Dubrovnik is in a fantastic setting on the Dalmatian Coast and is home to some fascinating historical and cultural landmarks. Stroll around its old city centre before taking a boat trip to get a new perspective on the coastline.
• Palma – As the capital of Mallorca, Palma is a great choice if you want to combine a bit of culture and sightseeing with a day or two at the beach. Within the city itself are monuments like the Cathedral of Palma and the Almundaina Palace, while the Es Baluard Museum of Modern Art is also worth a visit. Nearby, you'll discover quiet coves and sandy beaches on which to relax.
Monarch also offers cheap city breaks to Venice, Verona, Milan and Munich, departing from various UK airports including Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham, giving you plenty of options for your getaway.
Packages – get the best deal
If you need flights and accommodation for your city break, choosing a package that includes both will often save you money – as well as time. At Monarch you can check out the various deals we offer, browsing the available hotels in the destination you're visiting to find rooms that suit your budget and requirements.
The cost of your stay will be calculated based on when your flights are, which will save you filling in countless search forms. We display the total price of your flights and accommodation, as well as showing you individual rates, so you can decide what package suits you.
Choose Monarch for your city break
If you're booking a last-minute getaway, you don't want to spend hours organising it. Come to Monarch and in addition to booking flights and accommodation, you can also add extras like car hire, travel insurance and even arrange to exchange travel money. What's more, all our holiday packages are ATOL protected, giving you further peace of mind when you book with us.
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