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European city breaks have never looked so good

Jetting off to spend a weekend on the continent might seem well out of reach, after all what good is a two-day break that involves hours spent waiting in airports? Thanks to the plethora of low-cost airlines currently flying from airports across the UK Europe has never been so easily accessible, with increasingly short journey times and fast-track check-in available when you book online.

The time has never been better to look into short breaks away for the whole family, or perhaps just a weekend away with a loved one. With some of the best cities in the world right on our doorstep, it seems like a great opportunity to take advantage of all the excitement Europe has to offer.

With a range of fantastic deals to be had, great value city breaks are a mere click away. Meaning it’s easier to just sit back, relax and look forward to discovering the abundance of culture that Europe has to offer.

With an unbelievable variety of places to visit, it seems there’s something to suit any traveller’s desires. Some of the sunnier destinations on offer include Madrid and Athens, while for the slightly more active amongst us, Amsterdam or Venice could provide a good few days of non-stop sightseeing. On the other hand, if a romantic weekend away is on the cards, why not consider Rome or Paris?

Paris weekend breaks are always a firm favourite, and why not? With so much stunning architecture to admire and the famous romantic atmosphere to soak up, it’s perfect for a couples’ first break. As one of the easiest European cities to get to, Paris is the place to escape to and forget every day stresses and strains.

On a short break to Paris you could discover the gothic architecture of Notre Dame, indulge in a spot of retail therapy along the Champs-Élysées or even fall in love with the view at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Famous for her cuisine, culture and romance, Paris is by far one of the best European destinations to visit for a short getaway.

However, when looking for something a little further afield another great option to explore is Italy. With architecture to rival its French counterpart and an atmosphere to match, short breaks to Rome are another great choice and are indeed worth looking into. Anyone who has been to this amazing city will agree that it’s like stepping back in time, with an impressive collection of sights, this city is a feast for the eyes; The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, are just a few of them.

With a glut of attractions and sights to satisfying the interests of even the pickiest, which European city will be your destination of choice for 2012?

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