Summer is supposed to be here, but there is a bit too much rain for my liking, so what could be better than thinking about a change of scene? Rain or shine, in a city there is so much to do, and a rather neat site I have found offering short breaks is directline-citybreaks, who do some cool escapes to some really exciting cities.
You can enjoy the canals and bridges of Amsterdam, take in the hot nightlife of Barcelona, sip a Guinness in Dublin, listen to bagpipes in Edinburgh, stroll around the fabulous art museums of Madrid, have a romantic time in Paris, glide through Venice on a gondola, view ancient Roman sights with one of the many Rome city breaks, or choose from many other popular city break destinations such as Brussels, Budapest, or Prague. And if you feel like going slightly more off the beaten track, why not try the cool Scandinavian sophistication of Stockholm, the year-round warmth of Singapore, or the buzzing streets and fabulous temples of Bangkok?
A couple of minutes browsing and I found three nights bed and breakfast in Prague at the Quality Hotel, for a mere £229 per person including flights from Gatwick. Three nights bed and breakfast at the Artemis in Amsterdam came in at £324 per person, including flights from Stansted.
Regional UK airports are available as well, and some breaks can be done by the Eurostar.
Not only are there great offers, but the site is a mine of information about the cities themselves, including a comprehensive set of city guides, which give general information on a city, how to get around, and things to do. This makes the site a real one-stop shop, with all the information you need, along with booking at a couple of mouse clicks.
directline-citybreaks is certainly a site I will be coming back to.