From the natural hot springs and ruin bars of Budapest, to the turning leaves that frame Barcelona’s iconic architecture, and Rome’s truffle season, there’s a wealth of reasons to enjoy a European city break in the coming months.
For a truly immersive stay, Jet2CityBreaks offer great value trips to vibrant, diverse, cultural centres with handpicked, centrally-located hotels situated close to top attractions and transport links, so you can make the most of every day.
With deposits* at just £60 per person, 22kg baggage included, and flexible monthly payments** to help spread the cost of your holiday, it’s never been easier to plan your next city break. Here we outline five of the best destinations, places to stay while you’re there, and why there’s never been a better time to visit, so you can book the perfect seasonal Jet2CityBreaks stay.
Athens is dry and sunny for much of autumn and even the beginning of winter, and off-season, minus the crowds, it’s the perfect time to explore one of the oldest cities in the world. There are the classic sites to see (with good reason) like the ancient Parthenon, Acropolis and Acropolis Museum, but the city also plays host to the modern, from outdoor cinemas, to cafes and art galleries. Fuel your wanders with some of the city’s delicious traditional fare at some of the many Greek tavernas, ouzeries and grill houses serving up local, comforting dishes – ideal for warming up with as the temperature cools.
Where to stay: Guests at Brown Acropol can take in the surrounding views of the city and nearby Acropolis from the comfort of a rooftop terrace and bar, complete with whirlpools.
With UNESCO-listed sites, characterful ruin bars, food markets and thermal baths, the Hungarian capital is worth visiting year-round, but as autumn starts to set in, the city turns its attention to a calendar of music and food festivals. Temperatures typically stay mild and pleasant, with rays of sun shining through this pretty city. Stroll along the Danube River or visit Castle Hill, Parliament and Basilica of Stephen to get an insight into Budapest. Autumn and winter are particularly good times to see the leaves changing on a hike up Gellért Hill, the highest point in the city. Swim and spa in style in the natural hot spring waters of the stunningly ornate Széchenyi Thermal Baths, built in 1913 in a neo-baroque…