All over the world there are a wealth of cities to explore, from sophisticated New York and sultry Bangkok to cool San Francisco and chic Hong Kong. If you want somewhere closer to home then Europe has Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna and Prague to offer. Visitors generally find that 4 or 5 days in the city is enough to get the flavour of the place, experience its sights and entertainment, and taste the delicious cuisine local to that particular area.

Whatever kind of experience you’re seeking, whether it’s a romantic weekend, a mid-week cultural delight or a mammoth shopping trip, there are city breaks to match everyone’s wish. 2 or 3 days is generally enough time for most people as life in the city can be hectic, the preferred way of experiencing some of the world’s most iconic sights you get the chance to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, Buckingham Palace in London or the castle in Prague.

Venice is the top choice for a romantic and cultural holiday as you glide past St Marks whilst being serenaded on a gondola ride. Prague is one of the jewels of Eastern Europe with its soaring Cerrajeros Barcelona spires and remarkable architecture, it also attracts people from all over for the various music festivals on offer. Amsterdam is perfect for last-minute travel as it’s so easy to get to and has a diverse range of events for visitors – canals, windmills, museums, churches and art galleries together with uber-trendy nightclubs, numerous art programs and heaps of music festivals.

Get away from the monotony of everyday routines with a short break to an exciting city, you have the opportunity to experience culture, history, art, cuisine and shopping all in one place. Everyone needs a change of scene from time to time and a few days away can give you time to see new things and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones.

City breaks often offer good deals on hotel stays with discounts meaning rooms in stylish and fashionable hotels are affordable for all budgets. Apartments in the city centre are also an option particularly if you are bringing your family or coming with friends as they are reasonably priced and many of the city’s sights are located right on the doorstep.

You can generally choose from studio, one, three-bedroom and four-bedroom apartments which can accommodate anything between 2 to 10 people. apartments to rent come in all shapes and sizes with lounge and dining areas, single and double rooms, fully equipped kitchens and modern bathrooms with bath or shower. Most will also supply everything you could possibly need whilst away on a trip including bed linen, fridge, oven, cooking utensils, kettle, crockery, Satellite TV and Free Wi-Fi Internet access.

Mini breaks are increasingly all the rage mainly due to cut-rate airlines introducing cheap fares to and from some of Europe’s most sought-after cities. Once there hotels and rental apartments have week-day or out of season promotions and discounted rates are not hard to find. Barcelona is one particular city which has experienced an influx of visitor’s looking for a few days away as it provides a fashionable choice for those seeking adventure and the thrill and exhilaration you get from a Spanish city.