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Top City Breaks to Enjoy Europe This Summer

Europe has a great deal to offer and despite the recent changes in exchange rates, there are still good deals to be found, especially on city breaks.  This means that you can enjoy the climate of the different parts of the continent while taking in the best the country has to offer.  So where are the top city break locations for this summer?


Barcelona is one of those cities that offers something for everyone.  It has the football aristocracy, it has beautiful sights such as the cathedral and the Museu d’Art Comtemporani de Barcelona while there is a beach not far from the city centre too.  Summer can be a good time to visit as some of the locals head off on their holidays and this means it can be a little quieter but there’s still plenty to see and do.



Since it was used for filming in hit show Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik has become a popular spot for those European city breaks.  It is another place that has the best of both worlds – historic city on the coast.  From its city walls to the beautiful Adriatic beaches, this is a spot that can offer a great relaxing yet active holiday.  Don’t miss the Cultural Historical Museum and the Maritime Museum for some culture.


Sometimes you might not want to go somewhere that is all about hot sun and beaches and if that’s the case, then the Icelandic capital Reykjavik is a perfect option.  Not only does the city have lots to see including the National Museum and Old Harbour area but it is also a great base to see more of the country.  With activities such as whale watching and visiting volcanoes, the city offers a unique experience.

Even through Iceland isn’t in the EU, you still need to take your EHIC card with you when visiting the country.  This ensures you get medical treatment at a fixed cost or for free so make sure you get your EHIC renewal from MyEHIC before you leave.



If you want to go somewhere different but don’t want a long flight, then Dublin is the ideal place to visit.  The Irish capital may experience the same slightly unreliable climate as here in the UK but there’s so much to see and do that even the worst weather can’t spoil the trip.  The Guinness Storehouse is one of the most popular sites, where you can learn everything about the famous Irish drink.  And if the sun is out, the National Botanic Gardens or the parks across the city are worth visiting.

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