Finding the right city break

If you’re looking for short city breaks packed with fun, adventure and sightseeing, there are plenty of great options for rentals on Vrbo, whether you’re travelling solo or with the whole family.

City breaks in Europe

City breaks are the best way to pack a lot of sightseeing into a short period, especially in Europe. A holiday in Rome, Paris, Berlin or London can provide you with just enough time for must-see attractions, such as the Colosseum, Eiffel Tower, Brandenburg Gate or Big Ben, while also experiencing the local culture in pubs, bars or restaurants. The best part of a city break, however, is that it can be whatever you want it to be. Whether you dream of jetting off to a different European city every weekend, or whiling away your time among tucked-away landmarks and local haunts as you get to know a single neighbourhood, Vrbo has you covered, with a range of holiday apartments, homes, cabins and lodges to suit your idea of the perfect city break in Europe.

City breaks in the UK

With their Roman ruins and architectural wonders, many destinations in the UK are perfectly suited to short city breaks. From the eclectic history in spa towns like Bath, the budget-friendly events in the welcoming city of Manchester, the ancient ruins in the romantic city of Chester or the marine heritage of the coastal city of Portsmouth, fascinating culture and quirky heritage are everywhere in the UK. Vrbo rental properties for city breaks in the UK range from luxury condos to large holiday homes, giving you endless options for your short holiday. Many of these properties are located near the art galleries, museums, festivals and restaurants that draw travellers to the UK all year round for fun and excitement, so you’re sure to find the perfect accommodation for your ultimate UK city experience.

Cheap city breaks  

Short holidays don’t have to be expensive. In fact, with the many holiday home, apartment and cabin rentals on Vrbo, it's a breeze to find the perfect rental for your cheap city break in your favourite destination. Whether you’re travelling with friends, your partner, your family or solo, you’re sure to find cheap city break rentals within walking or driving distance from historic landmarks or museums, some of which may even be free. From lush parks and beautiful beaches with recreational activities to must-see historic monuments and museums, many of the most popular cities in the world offer an array of free attractions to make the most of your short holiday break. All it takes is a little planning and research, combined with the convenience of budget holiday rental properties close by.

Best city breaks

If you like the idea of a city break, but you’re not sure where to spend your leisure time, there are plenty of exciting options for the best city breaks to suit different travellers. If you’re escaping the cold of your hometown, taking a break in the ideal climate of Malaga, Spain or Barcelona, Spain may be right for you, but if you’re looking for excitement and culture, a trip to Budapest, Hungary, or Bratislava, Slovakia may be the better choice. Couples will enjoy the romance and old-world appeal of Florence, Italy, or Copenhagen, Denmark, while solo travellers may appreciate the welcoming atmosphere and safety of elegant Geneva in Switzerland, Norway's dynamic capital Oslo, or sunny Zagreb in Croatia. No matter where you choose to go for your holiday and what experience you’re looking to have, rest assured that you’ll find a variety of holiday rental homes, apartments and other properties on Vrbo that put you right in the centre of the action.

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