Welcome to Great City Breaks!

The European summer has gone so now is the time to start planning your winter or spring break. Why not consider a trip to Europe for some Christmas shopping or even a trip to bring in the New Year somewhere different? Spring time can be a great time to travel and experience somewhere new. There are some great offers available on . Click the banner to the right to search for your Great City Break. Why not take a city break and combine some European culture with some shopping in between the rest and relaxation!





To give you inspiration we highlight many of the top destinations across the globe! These include the best European destinations as well as some of the top UK City Break cities. If you fancy travelling further afield or are looking for a stop over destination you will find some great options here. Explore all our destinations through the menu on the left!



The other essential item is insurance. You will find the best deals at Flexicover Travel Insurance. Whether you are looking for a single trip, annual or winter sports policy, you will find the best deals at Flexicover.




The best travel deals on the are right here at Great City Breaks. For more deals and offers see below!

Rail and Eurostar

Rail Europe is the leading supplier of European train tickets in the UK. The cheapest and best way to book is online at RailEurope.co.uk. Rail Europe sells tickets on various European networks including SNCF, TGV, Thalys, Elipsos and Artesia. Visit the Rail Europe website today and explore the endless possibilities!

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UK Getaways with Trainline.com

Trainline.com is the best site to buy tickets for the UK train network. Upgrades are also available from only 15 pounds!



Insurance

Travel Insurance is a vital component of any holiday or city break. At greatcitybreaks.com we bring you the best offers today. Start by getting a quote from Flexicover.net

When shopping for travel insurance there are various considerations to think about. Do you wish an annual policy or single trip cover? If you take more than one holiday a year it is probably worthwhile taking annual cover as it will save you money!

How long are you going to be away? If it's only for a short city break there will be no problems but some policies have a maximum trip duration clause. If you are going on the Big Trip look out for this!.

Another clause to look out for is winter sports. If you go skiing in the winter you will need to ensure winter sports are covered in the policy. If you don't ski then you don't need this and you can save money!

Hotels and Flights

Booking hotels and flights on the web for your holiday or city breaks has never been easier. You can find the best deals at the best prices at greatcitybreaks.com without leaving the comfort of your own home!

There are numerous websites which specialise in booking travel online. In Australia, Expedia have just launched Expedia.com.au. They can both be accessed from greatcitybreaks.com



There are a couple of things to bear in mind. If you are in the UK please use as they will only send airtickets to a UK address. In Australia please use Expedia.com.au Generally this restiction does NOT apply to hotel bookings where no tickets are required!

Car Hire Guide and Deals

Booking car hire online is convenient and is likely to get you a better deal! Reservations are made on line but payment will be taken from your credit card when the hire is complete.

Car groups are generally classified by a letter. eg. A for a very basic to E etc for a luxury vehicle. Carefully consider size and lugguge requirements before you book. If you are lucky when you pick the car up you may get an upgrade! Remember that manual transmissions are more common in Europe with Automatics in North America and Australia.

The process at the counter and things to look out for are as follows:

The car hire desk will have your booking. They will ask you to provide your driving licence and a credit card (for guarantee).

Make sure you hand over any Frequent Flyer number to maximise your points!

Consider your insurance options carefully. Excess reduction can add up over a few days but a bill for several thousand will not go down well if you have an accident! Underbody or overhead damage is often excluded unless some "supercover" is taken out at the appropriate premium. Weigh up the risks and take the chance if you wish or pay up for peace of mind.

Consider the fuel options available carefully. You may get the option to "pre-purchase" a tank of fuel. This will only be a good deal if you are going to use nearly a full tank. The best option is to fill up yourself just before you return the car. If you don't return the car full of fuel you will be heavily penalised at a high price per litre. Make sure you fill up before you return!

You will need to sign your contract and acknowledge any damage on the condition report. Make sure you check this when you get to the car! If there is damage not on the condition report then you will be charged! If you find any get the staff to update the sheet before you depart!

Drive safely and remember which side of the road you should be on!

Destinations

UK and Ireland

Belfast
Birmingham
Cardiff
Dublin
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Liverpool
London
Manchester
Newcastle
Oxford

Mainland Europe

Athens
Amsterdam
Barcelona
Bergamo
Berlin
Brussels
Budapest
Copenhagen
Dubrovnik
Florence
Girona
Helsinki
Krakow
Lisbon
Madrid
Marseille
Milan
Munich
Oslo
Paris
Prague
Reykjavik
Rome
Sarajevo
Stockholm
Tallinn
Valencia
Venice
Vienna
Warsaw
Zagreb
Zurich

North America

Boston
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
Philadelphia
San Francisco
Seattle
Vancouver

Australia

Sydney
Melbourne
Perth
Adelaide
Brisbane
Hobart

Asia

Bangkok
Hong Kong
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur

Middle East

Dubai

Africa

Johannesburg

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