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Take a city break this spring

Whether you’re planning a weekend break or you’re looking for spontaneous late deals, our flight + hotel packages include a generous baggage allowance for when you need to pack a little more in. Book early and secure your city break with our low deposits from £150 per booking.

Use our Holiday Finder to discover our cheapest prices – you’re guaranteed to save money when you book your flights and hotel together. Remarkable history, distinctive architecture and strong cultural identities make each city unique, so which of our city breaks will take hold of you? The possibilities are now yours to explore.

Popular European city breaks

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VeniceFlight + 2 nights hotel£115 pp
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BarcelonaFlight + 2 nights hotel£120 pp
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AmsterdamFlight + 2 nights hotel£124 pp
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PragueFlight + 2 nights hotel£135 pp
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City breaks a bit further away

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DubaiFlight + 3 nights hotel£540 pp
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MiamiFlight + 3 nights hotel£571 pp
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New YorkFlight + 3 nights hotel£600 pp
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4* Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City from £169 pp

Amsterdam - British Airways Holidays offers two nights at the 4* Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City, from £169 per person, travelling July 1 - July 31. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Gatwick and accommodation.

The Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City is set in a beautiful location by the river and provides easy access to the center of Amsterdam which makes this central hotel ideal not only for business trips but also weekends away! You can reach the city center by public transport in just 10 minutes.

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Book a city break and soak up the glorious spring sunshine in our favourite cities.

Find your perfect US city break

New York
New York.

New York

For the first-time visitor, New York will not fail to wow. Dazzling Times Square, the urban oasis that is Central Park and some of the world’s most iconic landmarks are of course, must-sees. Then if time allows, take a foray into laidback Greenwich Village. Make your way to the chic Meatpacking District for cocktails. Or listen to live jazz sounds in soulful Harlem. Little ones and the young at heart will love the traditional appeal of Coney Island’s historic funfair. While the brilliant Bronx Zoo is also sure to delight the whole family.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas.

Las Vegas

Make no mistake – Las Vegas is big, bold, brassy and not about to apologise for it. But embracing the ‘Sin City’ way of life is what the Vegas experience is all about. For only here can you visit New York, Paris and Venice without leaving the Strip. Only in Vegas can you see an erupting volcano, watch spectacular fountains dance to music and float along a canal by gondola – all without leaving the city. World-famous entertainers, celebrity DJ-nights and superb dining combine to make Las Vegas city breaks unforgettable.

Boston
Boston.

Boston

Boston may be America’s oldest city, but there certainly isn’t anything dated about it. With its redbrick architecture and Gaslamp-lit cobbled streets, this characterful east coast destination is easy on the eye. Its foodie delights take on many forms, from harbour side seafood to hearty Italian portions in the North End – with brunch being an irresistible Bostonian pastime. Follow the historic Freedom Trail as it winds its way through the city, showcasing Boston’s iconic history and getting your bearings of the city at the same time.

Chicago
Chicago.

Chicago

This lakeside metropolis will dazzle you with its sky-scraping architecture and delight you with its city beaches, urban greenery and miles of lakefront paths. Set on the breathtaking shores of Lake Michigan, this vibrant city is proud of its artistic roots and foodie culture, which can be explored across its distinct neighbourhoods. A self-proclaimed fanatical sports town, embracing the sports culture is a must for any city break – whether it’s watching baseball at Wrigley Field or joining the locals for a beer at a neighbourhood sports bar.

Miami
Miami.

Miami

Miami is the ultimate city beach break, combining the vibrancy and flair of its cosmopolitan centre, with the natural beauty of the beaches and nearby areas like the Everglades. First time visitors will love the excitement of South Beach, with its iconic Art Deco hotels, trendsetting beach goers and Latin-infused nocturnal scene. Experience the buzz of the contemporary arts scene and enjoy the taste bud tingling delights of the evolving food scene - the neighbourhoods of Wynwood and the Design District have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years and are well worth a visit.

Enjoy a city break in Europe

Rome
Rome.

Rome

Romantic, vivacious and crammed with artistic and architectural treasures – Rome is quite simply, spell-binding. Thousands of years of history have bestowed an awe-inspiring legacy upon the city, including ancient icons such as the Colosseum and Pantheon, alongside artworks by Renaissance masters like Michelangelo. To experience the ‘real Rome’ though, tuck into crispy pizza at a bustling trattoria. Or people-watch over a glass of prosecco on a sun-drenched piazza. As evening falls, soak up the vibrant atmosphere as the stylishly-attired locals make their way to cocktail bars and clubs.

Barcelona
Barcelona.

Barcelona

Barcelona is a city with so much soul, one visit is sure to leave you wanting more. Top of your sightseeing list must be the architectural masterpieces of Gaudi and his contemporaries. But don’t leave without strolling the atmospheric streets of the Gothic Quarter, sampling the delectable Catalan cuisine and sipping txikito wine in a bohemian bar. Or simply stretch out on the golden shores of Barceloneta and watch the roller bladers whizz along the bustling promenade.

Nice
Nice.

Nice

For an unforgettable city meets beach break, look no further than Nice – a Mediterranean destination with year-round appeal. With its sweeping beachfront and iconic promenade, Nice has all the qualities of an unforgettable beach holiday - yet its buzzing nightlife and thriving arts scene rivals that of other European cities. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the palm-lined Promenade des Anglais or hire a bike for a memorable cycle. Get lost in the lanes of the old town and hit the shops along Rue De France, before taking in the spectacular bay views from Castle Hill. If you have time why not combine the timeless quality of Nice with the glamour of nearby Monaco.

Prague
Prague.

Prague

There are few cities with more fairy tale appeal than Prague. On the banks of the Vltava river and crowned by an elegant hilltop castle – Prague’s setting is postcard-perfect. Among its array of arrestingly beautiful architecture are Renaissance palaces, Gothic churches and baroque buildings – with the 14th-century Charles Bridge at the centre. Quaint cafes and bars nestle amid Prague’s labyrinth of cobblestone streets. While leafy parks and gardens offer serene strolling spots. Quench your thirst afterwards with a glass of the renowned local beer.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

A small city with a huge personality, Amsterdam is perfect for a whirlwind city break. This picturesque city combines a village-like charm with a buzzing social scene and an urban edginess. Travel the café-lined canals as the locals do, by bicycle or boat – soaking up the quaintness of the gabled buildings and pretty bridges as you go. Explore the atmospheric lanes and quarters, to admire how the 17th-century charm effortlessly blends with the city’s modern edge - get your culture fix at the world-class museums before embracing the city’s unique nightlife.

Venice
Venice.

Venice

Be romanced by breathtaking Venice on your spring getaway. A city like no other, it’s impossible not to be enchanted by the beauty of this Italian classic. An artistic masterpiece, built on water – the magnificence of Venice never fails to impress, as remarkable Venetian architecture lines the shimmering Grand Canal. But the real beauty of the city can be found in its labyrinthine streets and passageways, which reveal secret squares and hidden treasures. Enjoy a gondola ride along the canals, as they gently meander under ornate stone bridges into the jade lagoon. Or enjoy divine seafood and a glass of fizzing Processo, at a picturesque canal side bistro.

Berlin
Berlin.

Berlin

A city with many faces, Berlin is evolving into a culturally-exciting creative hub - proudly highlighting its diversity and uniqueness. City breaks can take on many forms, with history filling your days and the vibrant nightlife taking over your evenings. A city with a tale to tell, you won’t fall short of historically-significant places to visit – but be sure to soak up the city’s outdoorsy vibe. Cycling is a fantastic way to see the sights – hire a bike and explore the urban greenery of the Tiergarten (with a pit stop at a beer garden) or join the locals for Mauerpark’s Sunday flea market.

Madrid
Madrid.

Madrid

Immerse yourself in the Madrid way of life on city breaks to the Spanish capital. Feel the passion that runs through the veins of this culture-rich destination – experiencing its creative culinary flavours, admiring the timeless artistic flair and feeling the energy of the buzzing nocturnal scene. Admire treasured artworks by eminent Spanish artists, marvel at stunning architecture and majestic monuments or shop ‘til you drop at El Corte Inglés. Madrid is simply bursting with culture and buzzing with a unique energy that is impossible to resist – with dining out and going out the perfect way to experience the Madrileños passion for life.

Lisbon
Lisbon.

Lisbon

Soak up the sun kissed charm of Lisbon, a year-round destination that provides an effortless city and beach combination. Explore this compact city at your own pace, discovering its fascinating history, timeless architecture and charming café culture. Its vintage trams and village-like neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into times past, while the intimate bars and lively nightlife represent a more modern time. The city is also blessed with beautiful surroundings, so make sure you take the time to visit the breathtaking Lisbon coast for some traditional Paella with a beautiful sea view.

Vienna
Vienna.

Vienna

It’s impossible to resist the charm of Vienna. An unmatchable city when it comes to culture and music, its polished grandeur is met by a buzzing social scene. An endless list of things to see make sightseeing easy. Impressive palaces, enchanting heritage, timeless opera and Viennese Waltz give way to colourful contemporary culture and innovative performing arts - with cosy coffee houses providing the perfect stopping point on a busy day.

A fresh look at our favourite cities

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Europe

Admire the work of Renaissance greats, browse glamorous boutiques, lose yourself amongst the winding lanes and people watch from a pavement café on European city breaks.


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North America

Marvel at the city’s towering skyscrapers, shop ‘til you drop, lie on sun-drenched beaches, then sip cocktails in a trendy bar. There’s a buzz about the Americas that’s hard to put your finger on.


Penguins Cape Town.

South America

Explore some of the greatest landmarks, relax on sweeping sands and dance the night away. The intoxicating Latin mix of South America has all the ingredients for an exciting city break.


Penguins Cape Town.

Africa

Soak up the laid-back lifestyle, dramatic landscapes and fascinating wildlife on city breaks in Africa. Rich in atmosphere and attractions, there really is something for everyone here.


Clothes on a hanger.

Middle East

Discover a mosaic of diverse cultures, hunt for bargains in traditional souks and relax in modern luxury. There’s a world of experiences waiting to be discovered in the Middle East.


Boats in Bangkok.

Far East and Australia

Take to the bustling streets, inhale the smells of authentic cuisine, visit Buddist temples nestled beside vast skyscrapers and entice your senses on a short break to the Far East and Australia.


London.

UK and Ireland

Capture the spirit of a nation through its inspirational heritage, captivating landscapes and quintessential pubs. City breaks to Britain and Ireland are full of discoveries.

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