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Book Your Perfect City Break Today

Blue Lilo makes it easy for anyone to find the getaway of their dreams. With a quick search, you can compare cheap city breaks from all of the UK's top travel providers, ensuring you get the best deal. Once you've narrowed your list down to a few potential holidays, you can also shortlist them all in one convenient place. All of our holidays are part of the ATOL scheme, meaning that your holiday covered with ATOL protection. You can relax knowing that your holiday is covered. We offer hotel and flight-inclusive holidays so that you can book your city break in one easy step. We are always adding new city breaks to our website so if there is a destination you can't find, let us know! Alternatively, if you are searching for a beach holiday, we can also help you with your search. Blue Lilo is the perfect tool to easily and quickly find the best deal on your holiday, whether it be by the beach or on the city streets.

Why Book a City Break?

If you prefer a shorter holiday, are a culture-buff, or want a romantic getaway, a European city break might be right for you. Beach holidays are great for relaxing and soaking in the sunshine, but sometimes you want a holiday that is a bit more lively. With a city break, you have more control over parts of your trip such. You can choose where to eat (foodies will appreciate the options), what activities to do and have more flexibility for how long you stay. This type of holiday is also perfect for those who just want a weekend break without having to take time off work. If you're looking to blend sightseeing with nightlife or romance, then this type of holiday is perfect for you! The only thing left to decide is which city do you want to discover next.

What is Part of My City Break?

Every city break you find on Blue Lilo includes your flight, hotel and usually luggage. Transfers between your hotel and airport aren't usually included in a city break. Your holiday provider may offer this at an extra cost if you wish to remove the hassle of finding your own means of travel. Alternatively, you could research online and figure out which method of transport suits your budget and needs. Most airports offer some form of public transport between the city centre and the airport. Still, some people prefer to spend a bit more on a taxi or shuttle service and get dropped off outside their hotel. City breaks are rarely all-inclusive like many beach holidays. However, some city breaks will have breakfast included in your stay if you prefer to grab a bite in a local cafe you can choose to book room only.

Festive City Breaks

A short break abroad can the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than browsing some of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe with a cup of mulled wine. However, the Christmas season also means tighter budgets, using Blue Lilo guarantees you'll nab the best deal without the hassle of browsing multiple websites. The hardest thing about your search will be choosing where to go from our variety of Christmas market destinations. If you're seeking a festive holiday on the cheap than Budapest or Prague are good bets. Both destinations offer lively nightlife, romantic river cruises and cheap eats. If you need a break from the cold Budapest offers plenty of thermal spas to dip your toe in. Other destinations that are well-known for their Christmas markets are Amsterdam and Krakow.

Romantic City Breaks

There is nothing quite as romantic as a stroll along a cobbled city or a by a canal soaking in the local history. A city break can give couples a much-needed break from the everyday stress of life and give them a chance to connect and create fond memories. Paris is a popular choice and for good reason, the city has it all: first-class food, the Louvre (home to the Mona Lisa), and of course plenty of sights. Why not catch the sunset from the top of the Eiffel tower for a view you'll never forget?

You can't mention romantic city breaks without mentioning Venice. This city has been capturing heart for centuries and was the birthplace of Casanova. Where else in the world does a public transit ticket mean a boat ride through the city? Venice offers plenty of awe-inspiring sites from the golden mosaics of Saint Mark's basilica to the famous Rialto bridge. However, the city is probably best enjoyed with an aimless evening walk.

City Breaks by the Beach

Looking to enjoy the best of both a beach holiday and city break? If you pick the right destination you can have it all. This type of holiday is perfect for the person who wants to have some downtime to relax but knows they want something more fast-paced than a typical beach holiday. Spain is a firm-favourite for package holidays but also has many scenic cities to take in as well. Barcelona is a beloved city break destination but did you know the city is by the beach? When you've taken in the sights and need a break, you can head to the golden sands of nearby beaches. Nova Icaria stretches 400km and is the perfect place to relax after a busy day in the city. When the sun sets down, just head back into the city and you'll have your choice of eateries, entertainment and nightlife. Another option that seamlessly blends beach and culture is Dubrovnik. This city combines stunning views of the Adriatic sea with gorgeous medieval architecture, think terracotta rooftops and cobbled streets. If you are more of a nature-lover, you can head to the nearby island of Mljet where you can hike through forests and admire the island's two saltwater lakes.

How to Get a Great Deal on Your City Break

Looking to grab the best city break deal possible? Here are some of our tips to help you save big!

Travel in the Shoulder Season or Off-Season: Travelling during the peak season means higher prices and bigger crowds. Researching your destination allows you to figure when the peak times are so you can avoid them and score a cheaper holiday. The shoulder season is just before or just after the peak season and is suitable for those who want to save some cash but don't want to compromise on weather or availability of specific attractions. The off-season is further away from peak times than the shoulder season. You'll find even better deals. Still, it may mean encountering unpleasant weather and some attractions, or tourist sites may not be open. School holidays tend to always be peak times, so if possible avoid travel during those dates as well, if you want to save.

Fly in the Middle of the Week: Most people want to take as little time off work as possible for their holiday. This means the weekend, Monday and Friday are the most popular days for departure and return flights. If you don't mind travelling in the middle of the week you can save some money with no extra effort.

Compare City Breaks with Us

Using our website means you won't miss a deal. Instead of having to search on multiple websites to find the cheapest deal, you only have to search once. You can compare holidays from all the top tour operators in one place. You can also shortlist any holidays you see on our site, meaning the days of stressful holiday searches are over. Why not try us out today and see for yourself?

Book a Last-Minute City Break

If you like to be spontaneous and are flexible with your holiday plans, then a last-minute getaway is a great way to save. Airlines and hotels always want to maximise profits, and for them, a full seat or room sold at a discount is better than an empty one. This means you can find a budget break with a bit of compromise. Check out our last-minute holiday page for the latest deals, or if you have a specific destination in mind, then try a last-minute search. You won't usually find any deals until the departure date is less than four weeks away. The closer to that date you book the better the deal but beware as the more last-minute you book, the fewer options you are likely to have. This cost-saving option works best if you aren't set on a particular destination and/or departure date.

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