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Looking for the perfect city break or weekend break?

We have a great selection of Eurostar city breaks and weekend breaks in Europe for you to choose from.

Hop on our trains for a quick trip to Paris in France and discover a culture of bistros and cafés. Belgium's capital Brussels will surprise you with its breathtaking mix of art culture and UNESCO sites. Alternatively lose yourself amongst tulip fields, canals and windmills in Holland for a weekend getaway in Amsterdam .

Fancy some sunshine? Catch our direct Eurostar service to Lyon, Marseille or Avignon for a hot weekend break.

 

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Looking for the perfect city break or weekend break?

Eurostar weekend breaks cater to all your short break requirements. Fancy a festive treat to visit some of the best Christmas markets in Europe in the likes of Brussels, Paris or Bruges? Is a Valentine’s break in the most romantic city in the world top of your travel plans? Are you itching to sample some of the best culinary delights from across the continent?  

Whatever your city break desire or your dream destination, choosing Eurostar city breaks means that you’ll arrive in your chosen location in comfort and style. With loads of legroom and space to unwind, our seats are set up for a comfier journey, while our two-bag luggage allowance means you’ll have room for your comfy trainers and those essential outfit changes.

 

 

Amsterdam Holidays

There's so much to do and see in Holland's capital, you'll want to stay longer than a weekend.

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City breaks in Bruges

Visit one of the prettiest towns in Europe and you won't be disappointed, whatever the time of year.

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City breaks in Paris

Paris is all about people watching, as you drink coffee on a café terrace.

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City breaks in Brussels

Beer, waffles, chocolate and culture, and only 2 hrs from London by train.

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What are the best city breaks in France?

Make a quick trip to Paris your city break priority. With history around every corner, bistros and cafes aplenty, and art and culture top of the agenda, Parisians know how-to city break in style. Join them for a couple of days at least. If you fancy a little time away from the crowds, head to the equally as interesting, if less packed, French cities that are ideal for city breaks. Choose from the likes of MarseilleLyonAvignonLilleNantes, or Strasbourg.  

City breaks in Paris

Paris is all about people watching, as you drink coffee on a café terrace.

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City breaks in Strasbourg

Whenever you go, Strasbourg is perfect for a short break or weekend away.

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Lille city breaks

At only 1 hr 30 mins from London, Lille is the perfect destination for a day trip or overnight stay.

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Marseille city breaks

Sun, sea, culture and gastronomy are all combined in this exciting city, just waiting to be explored.

Marseille city breaks

Lyon Holidays

The gastronomic heart of France, this city has it all - history, culture, food and sunshine.

Lyon city breaks

Avignon city breaks

If you love food, culture, sun, wine and sightseeing then look no further.

Things to do in Avignon

City breaks in Nantes

Where else can you hitch a ride on a giant mechanical elephant for a walk around the town?

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What are the best city breaks in Belgium?

Belgium’s capital Brussels might just surprise you with its breath-taking mix of art, culture and UNESCO sites. Alternatively, why not lose yourself in the medieval masterpiece that is Bruges? As arguably the most photogenic city in the world, your camera will never leave your hands. Pick from its medieval step-roofed houses, imposing churches, or the still waters of its canals for your Instagram pics. Don’t forget to sample the chocolate too. Another top pick just 30 minutes from Brussels is the medieval city of Ghent, which offers a little peace and quiet away from the crowds.  

Belgium isn’t just about a trip into the past. Antwerp is the coolest city in the country and caters for all your contemporary needs. Great shopping? Check. Top-notch food? Check. Diamond jewellery? Check. Antwerp is the centre of the diamond trade in Europe and the place to find some true bling.

 

 

City breaks in Antwerp

The coolest town in Belgium is well worth a shopping trip or a foodie break.

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City breaks in Strasbourg

Whenever you go, Strasbourg is perfect for a short break or weekend away.

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City breaks in Ghent

Only a 30 minutes train ride from Brussels, explore Ghent in all of its medieval glory for a weekend break.

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Lille city breaks

At only 1 hr 30 mins from London, Lille is the perfect destination for a day trip or overnight stay.

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What is there to do in a city break in Amsterdam?

Why not wile away the hours amongst canals, winding walkways and some of the most famous museums in Europe for a weekend getaway in Amsterdam? That’s not to forget the 600+ shops and markets, as well as the 1,500+ bars, restaurants and clubs.

But lively nightlife in the Netherlands isn’t just limited to Amsterdam. The city’s neighbour Rotterdam is ideal for European city breaks with a difference.

The vibrant university town promises great shopping and a buzzing night-time scene that caters to all night party goers, culture connoisseurs and jazz aficionados. And just under four hours from London, it’s ideal for weekend breaks with friends.

Amsterdam Holidays

There's so much to do and see in Holland's capital, you'll want to stay longer than a weekend.

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City breaks in Rotterdam

It may not be as well known as Amsterdam, but Rotterdam is a party town with lots to offer.

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Where are the best city breaks for summer?

Fancy some sunshine? Catch our direct Eurostar service to Lyon, Marseille or Avignon for a hot weekend break. You can also take the Eurostar from London to Nice (connecting in Paris), where you can visit stunning beaches and access Cannes and Monaco quite easily. Whether you’re sunning yourself in the French Riviera or soaking up the culture, history and roséin Provence, a weekend break in France never disappoints.

Discover the best of Europe

And with direct routes to some of the best European cities including Paris, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Calais there’s so much opportunity to discover the best of Europe for a short break or even a little longer. That’s not forgetting our connections across France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

Christmas shopping breaks

Why not get your gift-shopping done and enjoy a city break in Europe at the same time?

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Christmas markets

A round up of some of the best Christmas markets around Europe.

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From breakfast to dinner in Europe’s capitals

Three fantastic meals, three different countries – all in one day.

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Trip ideas for special occasions

Celebrate your big life events with something a little different and make unforgettable memories.

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Quirky ideas for romantic breaks in Paris

If your grand gestures are missing a petit quelque chose, try these not-so-cliché takes on Parisian romance.

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Day trips to Europe from London

When you fancy a change of scenery but don't want to do an overnight break.

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Book your accommodation too

That’s your travel sorted. But we know city breaks to remember are made up of quick and easy travel, the dream location, and accommodation that ticks all your boxes. Eurostar city breaks don’t begin and end with the travel, we also give you the opportunity to select your hotel and book the full trip with us. There’s no need to worry about your travel or accommodation. All you need to focus on is making the most of your time away when you step off the train.

Fancy a longer holiday in Europe?

Sometimes a weekend away just isn’t enough. While a city break serves to whet the appetite, a longer break offers a tasting menu of treats. If you fancy hitting the Alpine slopes for skiing, snowboarding and a little après, just hop on our ski train. For a longer break in France with Eurostar you can enjoy the coastal delights of the South of France or the wine and foodie treats of Bordeaux. Or why not opt for a longer stay for the whole family with Mickey and friends at Disneyland® Paris? Whatever your holiday of choice, we’ll take you to your dream destination.

Disneyland® Paris

We all need a little magic in our lives and where better to rediscover your inner child? 

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South of France holidays

There's a reason so many artists and celebrities flock to this part of the world. Find out why.

South of France holidays

Aix-en-Provence Holidays

Just a short drive from Marseille and the coast, this city of fountains and markets is a great holiday base.

Aix-en-Provence Holidays

Ski holidays

Hop on the ski train and get to the slopes for your ski holiday in comfort and hassle free.

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Things to do in Bordeaux

Wine, food, culture and shopping - all the ingredients for a fantastic holiday.

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