Marvellous 3 night European city breaks

Thinking of fleeing somewhere for 3 night breaks? The possibilities are endless from shopping sprees in London to musical festivals in Manchester or Liverpool.

Give a thought to a theatre escapade and book a hotel stay at the Holiday Inn Express City through Superbreak (superbreak.com). Prices begin at £49 per night. Or, take your chances and book a mystery hotel that will get you discounted rates.

With over 50 theatre shows to choose from, enjoy the La Traviata Opera, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and We Will Rock You. Watch performances and end the evening by sampling the night life in London from its upbeat bars and pubs to its discos and restaurants.

Don't forget to do top attractions such as The Tower of London for a peek of the Crown Jewels, The London Eye, Downing Street, and the Big Ben. Show your kids the Sea Life London Aquarium and the London Zoo.

You can add passes to attractions to your booking as you wish. For a standard theatre package, expect to pay £144.50 per person per night including tickets to a show of your choice.

Head over to mainland Europe and resolve to know your European capitals. Hop on a Eurostar (eurostar.com) train that will take you to gay Paris. In less than 3 hours, you'll be at the Gare du Nord where you can check in at the nearby Ibis Gare du Nord or at the Garden Opera Paris. Hotel rates start at £86 per room.

See the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre Museum. Spare a day and head down to Versailles to see its magnificent gardens and palace.

Brussels is even closer by train. In just 2 hours and 10 minutes, you'll be at the Gare du Midi. Stay at the Metropole Hotel or at the Royal Windsor Hotel Grand Place. Rates begin at £102 a night.

With such an ideal location, enjoy the Grand Place with its impressive architecture and stop by at shops on the Rue Neuve. Get your chocolate high by visiting chocolatiers such as Wittamer, Leonidas, Pierre Marcolini, and Neuhaus. Don't miss the Sablon area for art and antique finds.

With plenty of fun filled 3 night breaks on offer, getting there is just a matter of booking with a few clicks of the mouse or picking the phone and reserving a much needed holiday.

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