Top ideas for short breaks away

Short breaks away don’t have to be expensive: you can rent a cottage in the countryside and unwind; you can take an inexpensive flight to a city in Europe that you haven’t been to before; and you can even venture further afield and travel much further thanks to cheap long haul airlines like Air Asia.

Berlin is a city full of history, and should definitely be on your "to go" list. Be sure to take a trip to Museum Island and take in what the museums have to offer. Visit Checkpoint Charlie, the famous east-west border control during the Cold War. If you enjoy night life you will adore Berlin - it is a city famed for its night clubs and you will struggle to keep up with the locals! Get a great view of the city by going up on the helium balloon. The Hi-Flyer is one of the world’s largest helium balloons and for €19 you will rise to over 450 feet for a great view over the city. Don’t worry about blowing away - the balloon is attached by cable to the ground.

Paris is a city you don’t have to make any plans for. Book your flight and hotel and when you get there just walk! Get lost in the city's side streets and walk along the Seine to take in the stunning buildings, delicious food and a few of the world’s most famous landmarks, including the Arc De Triomphe, Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Paris is a city to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Take your time and enjoy the atmosphere.

New York can be a great place to visit for a short break. There is so much to see in New York that even if you spent months there you wouldn’t experience a fraction of them! Having so much history, beautiful landmarks, famous shops, galleries and museums, New York allows the visitor to follow their own itinerary according to their interests. Squeeze in as much as possible - visit the Bronx Zoo, take a helicopter tour of Manhattan, get lost in Central Park... And be sure to visit New York's most famous landmark, the Statue of Liberty.

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