10 City Breaks over Easter Weekend, With Flights & Highly Rated Hotels Included


I’ve hand-picked some of my favourite city breaks over Easter weekend. Each break takes place from Good Friday, the 10th of April to the 13th of April, and includes flights and highly rated 4 and 5-star hotels.


Walk along the medieval walls in Dubrovnik, take a gondola ride in Venice or chase the Northern Lights in Iceland, these are just a sample of my favourite city breaks over Easter weeekend – I’ve got ten here to tempt you. All deals are priced with flights and 4 or 5-star hotels. These are highly rated on TripAdvisor and centrally located to make the most out of your weekend break.  




1. Dubrovnik – Croatia: €449pp

One of Europe’s most dramatic cities, I was awestruck when I stepped inside the old town of Dubrovnik. This walled city, although smaller than I expected, is remarkably well kept. In fact it’s almost like you stepped on to a movie set at times. When you walk along the medieval city walls (something you just have to do ), you will find, drawbridges and the most spectacular views. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to catch the light on the city’s terracotta roof tops, and make sure you ride the cable car to the fortress on Srd hill, for a panoramic view of the whole city. You will be staying at the 5-Star Valamar Collection Dubrovnik President Hotel which is highly rated on TripAdvisor and centrally located.

easter weekend in Croatia

View flights here €276pp View hotel here €173pp

Read my top tips on discovering Dubrovnik





2. Venice – Italy: €349pp

The unique floating city of Venice simply has to be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is romantic, captivating and will inspire you at every corner. There are so many iconic sights, you will be spoilt for choice. Sipping a latte on St Mark’s Square and taking a gondola ride through the canals, both cost a small fortune, but simply have to be done! There are plenty of things you can do for free though. Visit the Basilica di San Marco, cross the famous Rialto bridge, or simply wander through the back streets and alleyways and enjoy every day Venetian life.  You will be staying at the highly rated Palazzetto Madonna, which is superbly located to explore Venice’s captivating canals.

city breaks over easter weekend

View flights here €114pp View hotel here €235pp




3. Reykjavik – Iceland: €353pp

If you haven’t already visited Iceland yet – then you just have to go! Chase the Northern Lights, drive the Golden Circle and swim in the Blue Lagoon – all these of these things are incredible, and thats just the tip of the iceberg when you consider how much there is to see and do in this amazing country. Fly direct to Reykjavik from Dublin and spend three nights in the 4* Grand Hotel for only €353 per person.  I stayed in this hotel myself and loved it. 
city breaks over easter weekend - iceland






4. Wroclaw – Poland: €239pp

Wroclaw’s popularity and reputation as a top class tourist destination is growing more and more each day. This colourful city is located on the Odra River, and is home to some of Poland’s best architecture. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping, chilling with a coffee in the town square, or enjoying the extremely cheap Polish beer!  Enjoy a three night stay in the well located 4* Scandic Wroclaw and discover why Wroclaw is becoming one of Europe’s trendy city break destinations.

City Breaks over Easter Weekend - Wroclaw

View flights here €156pp View hotel here €83pp





5. Barcelona – Spain: €358pp

Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, with amazing architecture, mouthwatering cuisine, buzzing nightlife and excellent shopping – Barcelona has it all. Take a stroll along the famous Ramblas and watch the street artists perform, before stopping at a tapas bar for lunch. Take a tour of the famous Sagrada Familia Cathedral (I was amazed at its beauty when I stepped inside) and walk through the narrow streets in the Gothic Quarter. Barcelona is home to one of the biggest football teams in the world. and for any football fans a trip to Camp Nou will be high on the priority list. You will be staying at the 4-star NH Collection Barcelona Constanza. This is highly rated on TripAdvisor and is close to Barcelona’s top attractions.

barcelona break for easter weekend

View flights here  €128pp View hotel here €230pp



6. Stockholm – Sweden: €214pp

Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Stockholm is on the cutting edge of design, fashion and nightlife. There are multicoloured buildings along side sleek modern skyscrapers, it really is such an impressive sight. Stroll though the old town filled with cobbled stone streets, quirky shops and art galleries, experience the buzzing nightlife in the main city centre and be the 5th member of Abba in the world famous Abba Museum. You will be staying at the highly rated 4* Story Hotel, with breakfast included. Originally an old fire station and former City Hall it is one of the coolest places to stay in Stockholm. This is one of the best value city breaks over Easter Weekend, but you better be quick – this price won’t last for long.

City Breaks over Easter Weekend - Stockholm

View flights here €106pp View hotel here €108pp



7. Toulouse – France: €239pp



8. Lisbon – Portugal: €349pp 

Lisbon is finally getting the praise it deserves and it is slowly becoming one of Europe’s top city break destinations.  The city is very easy to navigate but if you don’t fancy walking it, there are fantastic old trams that will bring you around all the highlights. There is plenty to see in Lisbon itself, but if you want to travel, you can take the train to the coastal towns of Cascais or Estoril or explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Sintra. You will be staying in  5* Iberostar Lisboa which receives great reviews on TripAdvisor and is a great choice for a Lisbon city break.
city breaks over Easter weekend - Lisbon


View flights here €120pp View hotel here €229pp





9. Berlin – Germany: €244pp

The atmosphere in Berlin is almost palpable. Walking around the city you cant help but be taken by the enormity of what happened here. The Berlin WallCheckpoint Charlie, all the various memorials and the numerous museums are fascinating, even to someone who is not that up on her history! It is also renowned for amazing nightlife and must rival New York for the title of ‘the city that never sleeps‘. There are basement nightclubs, cocktail bars, craft beer houses and even beer cabins. You name it, Berlin probably has it. You will be staying at the 4-Star Select Hotel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt, which is highly rated on TripAdvisor and superbly situated to explore all of Berlin’s top attractions.

city breaks over easter weekend - berlin

View flights here €153pp View hotel here €91pp

Read my city guide to Berlin. 





10. Bilbao – Spain: €382pp

Bilbao is the unsung hero of the Basque country. Famous for housing the Guggenheim Museum and some of Spain’s best cuisine, it actually offers so much more. As you wander through the old town you can expect to see locals spilling out of pintxos bars (the Basque’s take on tapas), and it won’t be long before you start to soak up Bilbao’s fantastic atmosphere. You will be staying in the highly rated 4* Barceló Bilbao Nervión which is centrally located to enjoy all that Bilbao has to offer.

city breaks over Easter weekend - Bilbao

View flights here €207pp View hotel here €175pp


Read my blog post: 48 Hours in Bilbao


All of these city breaks over Easter weekend are correct at time of issue, but are subject to change. If you’re looking for more city break inspiration but can’t get away at Easter time, check out this post on the best city break destinations.


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The Travel Expert Sarah Slattery





  • Hi , I’m Looking for some advice/ideas please on for our summer holiday this year . This is the first year we are travelling with just out 13yr old daughter . Our older two are travelling with college friends . We have done sun holidays in Portugal and Spain all together for the last few years.

    Look forward to hearing any suggestions you may have . Thanks a mil Trish

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