With the summer months now well behind us, Christmas is now less than nine weeks away, and as the days draw in, so too does the opportunity for one last city break in 2017. If you’re on the lookout for one final holiday in 2017, here are nine European cities worth considering for a pre-Christmas escape.
9 European Cities For A Great Pre-Christmas Break
With several flight options from airports across the country and a relatively short flight to boot, London is perfect for a pre-Christmas break. The English capital is one of the most popular shopping cities in the world and has so much to offer travellers. Check out the latest deals on London spa hotels and plan a relaxing Pre-Christmas break today.
Having recently celebrated Oktoberfest, Munich is another city worth considering visiting over the coming weeks. Home to many stunning old buildings and museums, including Neuschwanstein Castle and Deutsches Museum, Munich is perfect for a short city break. The Munich Christmas Market is one of the most famous in Germany, with local beer and food a highlight for many visitors. Check out the latest Munich hotel deals and plan your Bavarian adventure today.
Another of Europe’s top shopping destinations, Paris is perfect for a romantic pre-Christmas getaway with that someone special. The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and Notre Dame are among the city’s many famous attractions, while a day trip to Disneyland is a must when visiting Paris. Paris doesn’t have to be an expensive city break with many cheap hotels available in Paris. If you are planning a trip to the French capital, check out our top Irish pubs in Paris to help you settle in.
The capital of Malta, Valletta is the 2018 European City of Culture and a city worth exploring this November or December. With the temperature in the mid- to high-teens, you’ll be sure of a pleasant change from the current weather conditions here in Ireland, and with some stunning scenery to explore, including several Game of Thrones locations, Valletta and indeed Malta could be the perfect pre-Christmas escape. View the latest Valletta hotel deals and plan your Maltese break today.
With stunning architecture and picturesque cobbled streets, Lisbon is a great choice for a city break during the autumn and winter months. With flights throughout the week and some great deals on hotels, you’ll be surprised at how little it will cost to take you to one of Europe’s top travel destinations. A great shopping city, check out the latest deals on Lisbon hotels and book your Mediterranean break today. Check out our 5 top tips to enjoying a Lisbon city break.
Lanzarote is one of the popular Canary Islands (so more island than city) and famed for its year-round warm weather. If you’re looking for a winter beach holiday, Lanzarote has you covered, while the island has many parks and spectacular landscape and natural attractions to keep you busy. View the latest deals for Lanzarote beach hotels and plan your festive ‘Canaries’ escape today.
A wonderfully mysterious city, Krakow is one of the most popular travel destinations in Poland, and a city that is great for shopping and nightlife in particular. The city is home to some wonderfully preserved medieval castles and buildings, while the world-famous Auschwitz Museum and concentration camps is an hour from the city, with regular tours departing across the week – a must see if you’re planning a trip to Krakow. With a wonderful Chrismas market and regular flights from Ireland across the week, check out the latest Krakow hotel deals and plan your trip today.
Like Krakow, Prague is another historic city to consider visiting over the coming weeks. A popular destination for stag and hen parties, Prague is split into an old and new town, both with plenty to offer visitors to the city. Among the many highlights for visitors to Prague include Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Wenceslas Square. Prague is home to several great Irish pubs, so view the latest deals for hotels in Prague and plan your Pre-Christmas getaway today.
Scandinavia has some great destinations for city breaks over the winter months and can become particularly popular in the run up to Christmas. While Oslo has a reputation for being quite an expensive city, you can explore it on a budget – check out our 6 tips to exploring Oslo on a budget. With a great Christmas market, high street shops aplenty and popular attractions including the Viking Ship Museum and the famous Holmenkollbakken ski-jumping hill (with panoramic views of the fjord), check out the latest Oslo hotel deals and plan your Oslo city break today.
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