Budapest - 4th May
When it comes to beauty, there really is nowhere quite like the Hungarian capital. The ‘Queen of the Danube’ has a distinct eastern flavour that sets it apart from Paris, Vienna and Prague. The architecture ranges from Baroque to Art Nouveau. Wander the city’s elegant tree-lined boulevards, pop into its many leafy parks or take a boat down the Danube.
Cologne - 1st May
Sat on the Rhine, and boasting all the boat rides and riverside charm you’d expect, Cologne in Germany is a perfectly up-to-date medieval town. It has all the spectacular sights, age-old wonder and breathtaking buildings of a historical setting, but combined with modern lifestyle, interesting nightspots, and a rich and varied selection of art and culture.
Dubrovnik - 16th May
Described by poets as the ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’ and ‘heaven on earth,’ Dubrovnik really is a picture postcard of a city. This vibrant fortress town that extends down into glittering turquoise waters of the Adriatic has lots of surprises up its sleeve. It is perfect for a summer getaway or a city break retreat due to perfect summer temperatures, crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and historic buildings.
Zadar - 27th May
Zadar was voted European Destination of the year 2016.
Boasting a historic old town of Roman ruins, medieval churches, cosmopolitan cafes and quality museums set on a small peninsula, Zadar is the perfect place to start exploring Croatia. It’s not too crowded and its two unique attractions – the soundand-light spectacle of the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – need to be seen and heard to be believed.
Figari, Sud Corse - 19th May
The breathtaking natural beauty of Figari in Corsica makes it the perfect destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Partake in exciting adventures on the French island with a hiking or climbing trip, or explore some of the historical wonders in the region.
Lyon - 1st May
Step into a chic metropolis steeped in French charm and culture. Visitors to Lyon, the third-largest city in France, will find themselves surrounded by outstanding heritage, gastronomic pleasures, and a thriving nightlife.
Perpignan - 25th May
Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, Perpignan retains a strong Catalan heritage. Think colourful buildings, narrow medieval streets and an outdoorsy carnival vibe and you’ll understand why Salvador Dali saw it as the “Centre of the World” And it sees over 2500 hours of sunshine a year.
Milan - 1st May
Famed for the three Fs; fashion, football and food, the Italian city is unique in that it appeals to pretty much everyone. Milan is home to some to some of the world’s most famous art and the peerless opera house, La Scala, yet punctuated with a decidedly modern gastronomic and retail scene.
Venice - 1st May
A watery world of Gothic palaces, carnival masks and Byzantine churches, Venice does not fail to impress. Venice really is the jewel in Italy’s crown and is one of the most recognisable and unique places in the world. A floating city of bridges, canals and winding back streets, this place is a Mecca for romantic couples, culture vultures and those wanting to step into an enchanted world.
Vienna - 10th May
More than 50 concert and theatre performances take place daily in Vienna – and with that volume of entertainment on offer, where better to go for a short culture break than the Austrian capital? Its rich arts scene is one of Vienna’s main draws, though there is plenty more to experience by way of history and local traditions on any visit to the city.
Reus - 10th May
Reus in Spain is a picturesque town that was once famous for the production of brandy. Today it is a bustling town 10 kilometres from the town of Salou on the Costa Dorada, or just an hour from Barcelona.
Prague - 8th May
The capital of the Czech Republic looks like it has come fresh from a Disney fairytale, the city is a magical masterpiece of medieval architecture and culture. Walk the winding cobblestone streets as you make your way to the city’s majestic castle, or watch the world go by as you sip on a pilsner in one of the many bars and pubs throughout its Baroque squares.