Summer City Breaks

Frequently Asked Questions

Which cities are close to a beach?

Miami’s your best bet for tropical beaches – this city’s cosied up to the Atlantic and boasts some world-famous sandy sweeps. Like South Beach, which is over seven miles long and characterised by its roller-bladers and 1920s Art Deco buildings. If you want something a little closer to home, pick Valletta or Lisbon.

Where should I go for a short city break in the summer?

Our European cities are the quickest to fly to, and you can get under the skin of many of them in as little as two or three days. We’ve got more cities in our summer holiday programme than you can count on two hands – from Rome, Madrid and Florence, to Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Our best Summer City Breaks

City breaks in the summer come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve got European jollies that you could do in a couple of days – like Frankfurt, Prague and Paris. Or, you could go further afield and spend a bit longer in far-flung cities like neon-lit Las Vegas, ultra-modern Dubai and history-soaked Washington DC.

Cities by the beach are often high on the agenda when it comes to a summer holiday. Lots of our destinations throw up the best of both worlds, with A-star sweeps of sand rubbing up against historic landmarks, shopping areas and restaurants. Valletta in Malta is just half an hour’s drive from the island’s largest beach, while Lisbon’s within easy reach of some of Portugal’s most popular bays and coves. Long-haul beach cities, meanwhile, include Miami in the USA, and Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE – this place flaunts over 40 miles of meringue-white sand.

If you’re happy pottering about inland with the camera, make a beeline for a city with a high dose of history. Some of our best summer city breaks in Europe come piled with historic landmarks, like Budapest and its hilltop castle, Rome’s Colosseum, and the Jewish ghetto in Krakow.