South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
When considering a city break, Europe is hard to beat. From world-changing cities of modern history to 8th-century provincial wine villages, the continent is a jewel box of bucket-list destinations. Whether you're looking for timeless beauty in old favourites like Athens, Berlin, and Bordeaux, or a more offbeat holiday in Tallinn, Reykjavik, or Krakow, find your perfect city break today.
Just a few hours from London, you’ll find some of the most culturally rich, historic cities in the world. Choose a Europe city break in Poland for 13th century Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, or, visit Madrid for its extensive collection of priceless artworks; Picasso, Goya, and Bosch.
Stoll through luscious, sun-dappled vineyards in Bordeaux, before reaching 8th-Century wine villages for a taste of rare and exquisite vintages. Visit lively piazzas and hidden backstreets, medieval fortresses and Baroque chateaus, or stroll sun-dappled vineyards and ornamental gardens.
Choose Athens, the birthplace of Western civilisation, for perfectly preserved relics of ancient Greece. Take a guided tour of the Acropolis and Parthenon to see marble-chiselled sculptures of the Gods and colourful mosaic frescos. Or, visit Berlin, the epicentre of 20th Century history, for guided tours of the city’s must-see landmarks; the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and Check Point Charlie.
On our December holidays, visit enchanting, fairy-lit Christmas markets for a seasonal wonderland of open-air stalls selling handmade crafts and traditional wood-carved decorations.
Step back in time to the romantic city of Tallinn; its UNESCO listed mediaeval old-town dates back to the Hanseatic era and boasts spiralling gothic towers and colourfully gabled frontages. See cutting edge, contemporary design in the cosmopolitan hub of Helsinki, or, choose Seville for Moorish Alcazars and the stunning Sierra Morena National Park.
Europe offers a world of culinary delights; sample Lisbon’s iconic pastel de nata, try endless flavours of weird and wonderful vodkas in Krakow or choose exquisite bite-sized tapas in Madrid. It’s no wonder this content is the birthplace of the Michelin Star restaurant.
Our Europe city breaks are carefully crafted to give unrestricted access to the finest of this stunning continent. Exploring on foot, you’ll be immersed in authentic cultures as you follow the path less trodden, while also making time for more traditional sightseeing. Our expert leaders guarantee a smooth-running journey and also provide fascinating local insights along the way.