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by Maddy Faulkner
With 2018 rapidly approaching, you may be looking to plan your next holiday. Have you considered taking a European city break over a long weekend?
We have compiled a list of 5 of our favourite cities which you should aim to visit in 2018!
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Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, is steeped in rich heritage.. Famous for its traditional and intense flamenco dancing as well as delicious tapas food, the city is a must-see destination for those wanting to explore Spain’s past.
You may want to explore the cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and take in the beautiful architecture or visit the the colossal Gothic cathedral, which is the highlight of the city’s historic centre.
Where to Stay: Hotel Alfonso XII, which is just a five minute walk from the cathedral, is grand hotel decorated in beautiful Spanish style. Double rooms from £196 per night.
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Hamburg, a city in Northern Germany and also the country’s largest port, is full of attractions for an action-packed stay. It’s selection of trendy bars, restaurants and hotels vamp up it’s appeal and it’s certainly one to visit in the New Year!
It’s home to Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway, which boasts over 10 miles of tracks - it’s incredibly impressive and must be seen to be appreciated. Afterwards, explore Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse district in the world.
Where to Stay: Gastwerk Hotel, a renovated gasworks with industrial-style loft rooms and minimalist decor, offers double rooms from £103 per night.
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The capital of Norway, Oslo, is known for its vast green spaces and huge variety of museums. Although notoriously expensive, it’s helpful to plan your stay in advance to avoid breaking the bank!
With a vibrant social scene and modern architecture, the city is popular with those looking for a trendy break. Be sure to visit Aker Brygge, renowned for its quirky bars, cafes and street performers.
Where to Stay: Thon Hotel Oslo Panorama, which offers spectacular views of the Fjord, has rooms starting from just £99 per night.
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Rome, Italy’s capital, is renowned for its plethora of art, architecture and culture. It’s a beautiful city with plenty to see and do, for all members of the family.
It’s mild Mediterranean climate attracts millions of visitors per year - but the main attraction will always be the city’s buzz and energetic atmosphere. With plenty of archaeological sites, such as the Colosseum as well as plenty of museums and shops, it will be difficult to plan your activities into one weekend!
Where to Stay: J.K Place Roma, a charming and luxurious townhouse hotel with antique furnishings and tasteful decorations, has double rooms from £337 per night.
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Designer hotels, trendy galleries and chic restaurants line the streets of Marseille, which is France’s second largest city.
At the heart of Marseille lies the Old Port, where enviable boats line the quay and there are plenty of mouth-watering fresh seafood restaurants. Notre-Dame de la Garde, which is situated at the highest point of the city, offers spectacular views for miles and is a must-see attraction - make sure you don’t forget to take your camera!
Where to Stay: Mama Shelter Marseille, an urban chic hotel, offers modern and clean bedrooms at affordable prices. Double rooms start from £68 per night.
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Monday, 4th June 2018
Still looking for somewhere to holiday this Summer? We’re sure that Rhodes will be the perfect destination for you!
Situated in the southwest Aegean Sea, Rhodes proudly claims to be the sunniest of the Greek isles with the Summer season extending well into October. With highs averaging 30 degrees celsius, it’s the perfect place to relax on the beach or embark on an action-packed adventure.
Monday, 26th March 2018
With a skyscraper-studded skyline, diverse landscape and bustling shopping districts, Hong Kong is the ultimate destination for travellers seeking a vibrant trip.
During your stay you'll eat some of the best, authentic food you’ve ever tasted, you'll be mesmerised by the sheer scale of the centre and you'll feel uplifted by a combination of the urban and the rural surroundings.
Monday, 19th March 2018
A visit to Greece would be incomplete without a visit to some of the beautiful Greek Islands.
There are around 6,000 islands in total which are scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for you.