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10 City Break Deals – Flights & 4-Star Hotels from €170pp

From Amsterdam to Venice, Rhodes to Rome, I’ve got 10 great city break deals for the perfect spring break.

With airfares to European cities low in March and April, and hotel prices offering special deals, there has never been a better time to explore somewhere new. I’ve found some great city break deals stating in highly-rated 4-Star hotels in central locations, and all are less than €264 per person.

Note: I chose random dates for this post, however, dates can be changed to suit you requirements – simply edit the search links below.

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Read: My top 30  city break destinations

1. Rome: 7th March, 2 Nights, €256pp


Rome is always a great choice for a city break. There are ancient wonders at every corner, Rome feels like one magnificent open-air museum. And let’s not forget the food – the home of pizza, pasta and gelato, Rome is a feast for the senses.

I found a great deal in the centrally located 4-star Nikkis Collection Trastevere. It is rated as Excellent on TripAdvisor and the price for a two-night stay is just €183 per person.

Dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the search dates via the links below. There are many more hotel choices, as well as some top tips for visiting Rome in these posts:

Read: Where to stay in Rome, my top picks of 3, 4 and 5-star hotels

Read: Top things to do in Rome and restaurant recommendations

Search flights here 5th – 7th March €73

View Hotel here €183pp

2. Porto: 10th March, 3 Nights, €264pp

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I loved our trip to Porto and would highly recommend Porto for a city break. As well as being home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is packed with colourful buildings, delightful streets, and has a great food and wine scene.

Enjoy a two-night stay at the 4-star Eurostars Porto Duoro for just €96 per person. Facing the Duoro River and just a 3-minute walk from the Dom Luis bridge, it is ideally located to explore this great city.

Read: Why you need to choose Porto for your next city break

Search flights here 10th – 13th March €69pp

View hotel here €195pp

3. Madrid: 10th March, 2 Nights, €197pp

City break deals to Madrid from Ireland

Visit the Royal Palace, shop the Gran Via, take the tour of Real Madrid’s stadium, or enjoy a tapas trail around the city – there is so much to do in Madrid.

I found great value flights from Dublin for €75 and a two-night stay in the superbly located 4-star Hotel Meninas Boutique Opera Hotel is only €122 per person. See lots more hotel options in this post:

Read: Where to stay in Madrid and the top things to do – Madrid travel guide

Search flights here 10th – 12th March €75

View hotel here €122pp

4. Amsterdam:  10th March, 2 Nights, €215pp

city break deals to Amsterdam from Dublin

City breaks in Amsterdam are very much on trend this year. From top class museums to cycle trails along its canals, you will be spoilt for things to do.

I found a great deal in the Hotel Mai, priced at just €148 per person for a two-night stay. This four-star boutique hotel has just 81 rooms and is ideally located in Amsterdam city centre. Guests love its canal view location and stylish interiors which have warm Asian influences.

Read: Amsterdam travel guide – top things to do and where to stay

Search flights here 10th -12th March €40pp

View hotel here €175pp

5. Venice: 3rd March, 2 Nights, €257pp

city break deals to Venice from Dublin or Cork airport

The unique floating city of Venice has to be visited at least once in a lifetime. There are so many iconic sights, that simply wandering around its streets and canals will captivate you. However, sipping a latte on St Mark’s Square and taking a gondola ride through the canals have to be done too!

I found return flights for just €90 in March – departing early morning and returning late in the evening so you will have three days to explore this beautiful city.

I stayed in the gorgeous 4-star Hotel Palazzo Veneziano recently. It is great value at just €169 per person for a two-night stay. You can find lots more hotel options in my Venice travel guide here:

Read: Top things to do in Venice and where to stay

Search flights here 3rd – 5th March €90pp

View hotel here €167pp

6. Bilbao: 9th April, 3 nights, €253pp

One of the world’s finest art museums, some of the best Spanish cuisine, and a bustling old town, spend a weekend in Bilbao and enjoy one of Spain’s best kept secrets.

If you fancy a day at the beach you can easily hop on the metro but there is more than enough to see in Bilbao’s city centre, which is easily navigated on foot. Read more about our stay here:

Read: 48 hours in Bilbao

Aer Lingus is offering return flights from €108 in April with 10kg checked baggage, and a three-night stay in the centrally located 4-star Mercure Bilbao Jardines de Albia is only €145 per person.

View flights here €108pp

View hotel here €145pp

7.  Nice: 17th March, 3 Nights, €170pp

city breaks to Nice

The South of France is always a good idea and Nice is certainly one of the best value short breaks from Ireland. The flight time is only 2 hours 30 minutes from Dublin, and Nice town centre is only 4 miles from the airport, so you can be sipping cocktails on the Promenade des Anglais within a half hour of arriving in France🍸.

Nice has some gorgeous boutiques, amazing restaurants, and of course a fabulous long sandy beach – but that’s not all. Its location in the South of France is ideal for visiting Cannes,  St Tropez, Monaco, you can even pop into Italy on the train for your lunch!

This weekend break includes a three-night stay in the top rated Hotel 66. Centrally located, and highly rated on TripAdvisor, this is a great choice for a weekend break in Nice.

Search flights here 17th – 20th March €56pp

View hotel here €114pp

8. Lisbon: 3rd March, 2 Nights, €218pp

Lisbon is one Europe’s top city break destinations, and after my recent visit I now know why! It has a beautiful old town, and pastel-coloured buildings with terracotta rooftops as far as the eye can see.

Lisbon is very easy to navigate too, but if you don’t fancy walking it, there are delightful old trams and tuktuks available to help you explore this great city.

Read: My Top 10 things to do in Lisbon

I found a great rate in one of Lisbon’s top rated 4-star hotels, Figueira by The Beautique Hotels. It is located in the heart of the city and is a great choice for a city break in Lisbon. I have lots more options in this post:

Read: Where to stay in Lisbon – my top 10 Lisbon hotels

Search flights here 3rd – 5th March €56pp

View hotel here €162p

9. Rhodes: 13th April, 3 Nights, €230pp

Rhodes

If you are looking for a short break beside the sea, or who want to stay in the heart of Rhodes Town, then look no further than the Island Boutique Hotel. Located across the road from the beach, just 700 metres from the marina, and a TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice winner, this is a great choice to kick off your summer in style.

I found return flights for just €98 in April – you can choose to stay longer if you wish. A three-night stay at the top-rated Island Boutique Hotel is just €132pp. You can see lots more accommodation recommendations in this post:
Read: Rhodes holidays – where to stay for families, couples & groups

Search flights here 13th – 16th April €98pp

View hotel here €132pp

10. Malaga City: 19th March, 2 Nights €199pp


After many years of visiting the beach resorts on the Costa del Sol, I finally got around to enjoying a Malaga city break, and I can’t believe what I have been missing for the last 30 years!

Despite being the six largest city in Spain, Malaga feels more like a vibrant town. Its colourful streets are a delight to explore and it is packed with history and culture, as well as tasty tapas bars.

Many of the top things to do in Malaga are located close together so you can see most of the highlights in a Malaga city break. My Malaga travel guide has all you need to know about discovering this great city:

Read: Top things to do in Malaga, where to stay and eat

The 4-Star Soho Boutique Hotel Colón is just €122 per person for a two-night stay. I chose early flights from Dublin on 19th of March and returning on the 21st in the evening, this will give you three days to explore the city and beyond.

Why not walk the Caminito del Rey too? I did this recently and can’t recommend it highly enough!

Read: Top tips for walking the Caminito del Rey

Search flights here 19th – 21st March €77pp

View hotel here €122pp

All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some these city breaks deals contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made – but at no additional cost to you.

Sarah

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