City breaks in Europe
Looking for the best European city break or weekend break?
We have a great selection of Eurostar European city breaks and weekend breaks for you to choose from.
Hop on one of our trains and discover the best city breaks in Europe and delve into the cultural delights on offer in some of the most famous cities in the world. Here are some of the best European city breaks with Eurostar.
Does Eurostar offer City Breaks and Weekend breaks in Europe?
Yes, we do! Eurostar European 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 European 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.
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 cafés 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. Just outside of Paris, direct on Eurostar, you can take an unmissable trip of a lifetime to the magical kingdom of Disneyland® Paris.
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. The beautiful culture-packed city of Lille is under 1 hour 30 minutes from London and makes the perfect short city break. Nantes in Western France is full of interesting historical landmarks with a stunning 17th-century castle and cathedral. To the East of France, you will find the stunning city of Strasbourg, also known as the Capital of Christmas. In the heart of France, discover historical and architectural landmarks in Lyon. Or take a longer break to the South of France and discover Avignon with its Gothic palaces and cultural heritage or take a trip to the exuberantly multicultural port city of Marseille. France has so much to offer.
What are the best city breaks in Belgium?
Belgium’s capital Brussels might just surprise you with its breathtaking mix of art, culture and UNESCO sites.
Alternatively, why not lose yourself in the medieval masterpiece that is Bruges, arguably the most photogenic city in the world? With its medieval step-roofed houses, imposing churches and the still waters of its canals, your camera will never leave your hands. 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.
What is there to do on a city break in Amsterdam?
Why not wile away the hours amongst canals, winding walkways and some of the most famous museums in Europe on 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 famous port is also a vibrant university town, with great shopping and a buzzing night-time scene that caters to all-night partygoers, culture connoisseurs and jazz aficionados. And at just under four hours from London, it’s ideal for weekend breaks with friends.
Where are the best city breaks for summer?
Fancy some sunshine? Book a ticket 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 rosé in Provence, a weekend break in France never disappoints.
Where does Eurostar go?
Discover all of Eurostar's destinations - with trains direct to Paris, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, as well as our connecting destinations in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, with an easy change in either Paris, Lille or Brussels.
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 book an indirect trip, connecting in Paris. 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.