City breaks

CITY BREAKS DIRECTORY

 

uk flagAlfa Travel

based: Lancashire, UK
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Coach tour operator with city destinations at value for money prices in the UK and Continental Europe. Alfa specialise breaks for the over 50's and offer convenient local pick-up points from the South East, Midlands, North West and North East of England. Packages include half board quality hotels, excursions and entertainment. Check for exclusive web discounts!

| bus/coach holidays | sightseeing | city breaks | seniors/silver surfers | England | Scotland | Wales | Ireland | Western Europe |

 

artbreak™ Arts Immersion Vacations

based: Prague, Czech Republic
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An unequalled active-arts and adventure-learning vacation to renew your mind, heart, and spirit, midst the most beautiful city in Europe. artbreak™ gives you intimate access to Prague's brilliant artistic world via hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, plus the best of Prague's music, theatre and dance performances.

| city breaks | art appreciation | painting/drawing | music tours | concerts/music festivals | ballet/opera | theatre/shows | groups | Czech Republic |

 

uk flagDubai Holidays

based: London, UK
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Dubai specialists dedicated to creating inspiring holidays – at the right price. They aim to find exactly what you're looking for in Dubai, be it a luxury holiday in one of Dubai's grand hotels, a romantic boutique getaways, or a fun family holiday at a top theme parks or resorts.

| sightseeing | city breaks | United Arab Emirates |

 

uk flagEmirates Vacations

based: Suffolk, UK
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City break vacations and packages in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Lebanon) and Europe. Including city fashion and shopping breaks and romantic city breaks.

| city breaks | shopping | Middle East | Europe |

 

Florenceforover50s

based: Italy
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Florence cultural vacations for seniors, individual travellers, couples, two friends travelling together, women travelling on their own. Ideal short stays living with an Italian host family in Florence in excellent homes for comfort and quality with private room and private bath for guests. Breakfast and evening meal included in prices.

| singles | seniors | women | art appreciation | cookery | wine | shopping | sightseeing | tailor made | music tours/appreciation | city breaks | Italy |

 

uk flagGo Scotland Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Online one-stop-shop for tours in Scotland; offering various tours from the most recommended tour guides in Scotland. Scotland sightseeing tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and selected cruise ship ports. Many different tour types including: coach tours, city breaks, historical, student travel, landscape, whisky tours, film locations and much more.

| sightseeing | escorted tours | tailor made | weekend/short breaks | bus tours/coach holidays | city breaks | shopping | student travel/discounts | historical tours | whisky tours | cinema/film/TV/celebrity | Scotland |

 

uk flagHoseasons Holidays five star Featured Site

based: Suffolk, UK

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Hoseasons logoCity break apartments in all major UK cities and towns, with stays of any length available. Most city apartments include: DVDs, home cinemas and fully equipped kitchens; with garden accesss or a balcony in many. The 'Ultimate Collection' offers the very best, each with its own character and special features.

| city breaks | UK | Europe |

 

uk flagLastminute five star Featured Site

based: London, UK

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Lastminute logoCity breaks and short holidays everywhere! Including Eurostar and discounted breaks with up to 40% off. Save money by booking your flight and hotel together. Where do you fancy? Paris, Rome, Dublin, Barcelona, Venice or Prague. Or a further afield? How about New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo or Cape Town?

| city breaks | weekends/short breaks | France | Italy | Sweden | UK | USA | Ireland | Spain | Czech Republic | Egypt | Poland | Worldwide |

 

uk flagOne Traveller Ltd

based: Norfolk, UK
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Specialists in escorted holidays and cruises for mature single travellers, in the UK, Europe and Worldwide, plus an extensive Christmas/New Year offering from twice British Travel Awards winners: One Traveller. With a double room to yourself; most meals and excursions included; quality hotels; caring, knowledgeable Tour Managers and no single supplement. Travelling alone has never been more sociable!

| singles holidays | seniors/silver surfers | city breaks | sightseeing | escorted tours | ballet/opera | Christmas & New Year | art appreciation | architectural | theatre/shows | music tours | tailor made | Worldwide |

 

uk flagPlymouth City Breaks

based: Devon, UK
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For a short break in the city of Plymouth with information on where to stay, local events, and a suggested two-day itinerary for visitors. Plymouth is a great city break destination with a variety of city-based entertainment, surrounded by the ocean and the rugged Devon countryside.

| city breaks | England |

 

uk flagSaga five star Featured Site

based: Kent, UK

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Saga logoWide range of holidays and escorted tours for mature travellers aged 50 and over. Includes many escorted hotel based city breaks and sightseeing holidays in the UK, across Europe and Worldwide. Popular city destinations include Bath, Bournemouth, Oxford, Harrogate, Glasgow, Barcelona, Berlin, Marmaris, and Madrid.

| seniors/silver surfers | sightseeing | city breaks | UK | Europe | Worldwide |

 

Istanbul Tours

based: Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul Tours offer tailor-made private guided cultural tours in Istanbul.

| city breaks | Turkey |

 

Russian City Breaks

based: Cheshire, UK

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Russian city breaks specialist, arranging bespoke tours to Moscow and St Petersburg using expert local guides, for individuals and small or large groups.

| city breaks | Russia |

 

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City-break inspiration

Choosing a city break destination can be difficult, there are so many inspiring cities vying for attention, what criteria do you use for selection? Travel-Quest is all about specialisms so, keeping with that tradition, here are some city break destinations to inspire you:

 

Top 3 cities for art lovers:

Florence, Italy – birthplace of Renaissance Art.
FlorenceWHY: The Uffizi Gallery (with works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto, Titian, Botticelli, Raphael, ... ); Accademia Gallery (Michelangelo's 'David'); sculpture at the Bargello Museum; frescoes at the Duomo di Firenze Cathedral (and in numerous other churches and chapels in the city); the Pitti Palace galleries; contemporary art at Biagiotti Arte Contemporanea, Il Ponte and the EX3 Contemporary Art Center and modern sculpture in the Marino Marini Museum.

Paris, France – often refered to as the 'City of Art'.
The Paris LouvreWHY: The Louvre Art Gallery (home to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo); Musee d'Orsay; the Picasso Museum; the Rodin Museum; the Pompidou Centre; Jardin de Luxembourg; Museum of Decorative Arts; local and street art in the Place du Tertre and Montmartre; art stalls on the banks of the Seine; and the Eiffel Tower – of course.

London, UK – where you're spoilt for choice.
London, National GalleryWHY: The Royal Academy of Arts, Hayward Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. And for modern art, the White Cube Gallery, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), Tate Modern and the sometimes controversial Saatchi Gallery. For British art there is Tate Britain. And then there is Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth (with its specially commissioned artwork), the Bayswater Road Artist's Gallery (with works on the railings) and the regular Spitalfields Art Market – just for starters!

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Top 3 food and drink cities for foodies:

Tokyo, Japan – fabulous fish!
Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish MarketWHY: Tsukiji Fish Market (over 450 varieties of fish/shellfish sold daily, arrive by 5am to watch the tuna auction and follow that with a fresh sushi breakfast); more Michelin-rated restaurants than Paris; impressive depachika food floors in department stores; top restaurants (like Tsujitome and Waketokuyama); French-Japanese fusion food (try Chatelain Taillevent-Robuchon or Chez Matsuo); Izakayas (Japanese sake bars with food). The food blog Tokyo Eats has plenty of info on the city's best eating places.

Bologna, Italy – Italy's culinary capital, not nicknamed La Grassa (The Fat One) for nothing!
Bologna food marketWHY: So many good places to eat it's hard to go wrong (try resturants such as Pappagallo, Trattoria Del Rosso, Da Leonida, Da Gianni, Anna Maria, ...); classic Bolognese ragu; tagliatella Bolognese; the Bologna sausage; the Culinary Institute of Bologna (for cooking lessons); ice cream (gelato) and the Carpigiani Gelato Museum; city gourmet walking tours; the Mercato Centrale food market.

Marrakesh, Morocco – food for the senses, big on flavour and aroma.
tanjiaWHY: A wonderful mix of North African, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean styles; open-air Djemaa el-Fna street stalls for atmosphere and value; local cuisine including tajine (especially the local tanjia marrakshia), couscous, pastilla and harira soup; Middle Eastern desserts in the markets; mint tea sellers in Djemaa El-Fna Square; cooking workshops at La Maison Arabe hotel; eating from beautfully decorated traditional creamics and tajine pots; tasting samples at Bab Doukkala local food market.

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