There is a wide range of different types of holiday for us all to choose from and Fred.\ Holidays can help you to plan many of them. However, for those of us who enjoy strolling around city centres and getting our fill of major sights and attractions, the city break has many obvious advantages.
Beach holidays are great for getting away from it all and doing next to nothing for an extended period of time, whilst cruising is the perfect way to experience more than one destination in a single trip, but here are three reasons why city breaks could possibly provide the ultimate holiday experience.
Stay In The Heart Of The Action
Anyone who likes to see and do as much as possible during their time away will take great pleasure in being situated in the centre of one of Europe's major cities. Not only does this mean that most of the best attractions are close by (and therefore easier to cram into a short space of time), the fact that they will mainly be in walking distance will cut down on any travel costs.
Many people believe that staying in the busy parts of town will mean they pay a lot more for their accommodation, thus negating the money saved by staying closer to the sights. However, Fred.\ Holidays has many different hotels available for every budget, and so you are sure to find somewhere that suits your needs and that doesn't leave you with empty pockets for the remainder of your trip.
A Truly Cultural Experience
Exploring an historic city centre will mean that you get to truly immerse yourself in a country's culture for as long as you are there, giving you a real taste of what life is like for the locals. You can eat where they eat, get around using the same transport systems and interact with people that aren't just employed to deal with tourists.
Most European cities have parts of town which are steeped in history and taking time to discover these is sure to enrich your holiday experience. It's all very well relaxing on a beach but these areas are mostly filled with other tourists and so you could actually be anywhere in the world and receive the same experience. A city break is all about finding those little, interesting things which make that specific place unique whilst unearthing some hidden gems that few tourists will have experienced.
Great Transport Connections
One of the most frustrating things about a resort holiday is that you get off the plane ready to enjoy your wonderful week away, only to realise that you have another hour or so of travelling to do until you get to your hotel. Taking a European city break usually means that you can arrive at the airport or train station and your accommodation is only a short trip across town away. The result is that you arrive a lot less stressed and with much more time to enjoy yourself.
The great transport systems found in city centres also mean that you can take in the sights of other destinations nearby. Take Germany for example; a country in which we offer many city breaks. By using the well-oiled train network you can enjoy many other towns and cities around the area in which you are staying. A Cologne city break will allow you to travel to Dusseldorf within 30 minutes, Dortmund in just over an hour and Stuttgart in under an hour and a half.
You don't even have to stay in the same country when doing this either. A Vienna city break is only an hour and a half's train ride away from becoming a Bratislava city break, and a trip to the Estonian capital Tallinn can easily incorporate the sights of Helsinki by taking a 2-hour direct ferry across the Baltic Sea costing around €55pp.
As you can see, there are many positives to taking a city break holiday that will leave you feeling enriched by your chosen destination. And there will still be plenty of time to relax if you plan a couple of rest days in amongst all the exciting activities. If you would like more information on any of the trips that we offer, please call us or send us an online enquiry.