5 Best Last Minute European Destinations

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Planning a long-distance adventure holiday can take a great deal of time, savings and consideration which is ideal if you have a far flung destination you really want to travel to. However, sometimes there is nothing quite like whisking yourself away on a last minute excursion, which is why our close proximity to Europe is perfect! City breaks are among some of the most popular holiday choices for Brits and offer you the chance to make that bank holiday weekend that much more exciting and luxurious. If you are looking to get away sharpish and with minimal damage done to your bank balance, then you will be thrilled to know about the following best last minute European destinations…

Paris

Paris; grand, beautiful and intimate. As one of the most romantic and scenic cities in the world it is hard not to be captivated by its architectural wonders and famous landmarks. The global centre of culture, cuisine and fashion certainly has a lot to offer someone looking to break away from the daily hum drum of everyday life- from taking a picnic to the banks of the river Seine to art gallery hopping and people watching from a café. There is never a time where going to Paris is a bad idea.

Flights and accommodation from: £129 per person

Barcelona

The cosmopolitan capital of Spain is one of the best short haul travel destination you can look out for when you’re in need of a little sunshine and sangria! The great thing about coming to Barcelona is the fact that you can laze on the beach during the day and take to the streets at night and watch the cities bars and restaurants spring to life.

Flights and accommodation from: £159 per person

Venice

Venice is made up of a series of tiny islands (more than 100 to be precise!) and offers the perfect place to lose yourself in its charismatic atmosphere and charming winding streets. From visiting Piazza San Marco to taking a boat bus to Lido or Murano, there is plenty to keep you entertained. While Venice can be expensive, there are definitely cheaper (and quieter) times to visit- go out of season for the best deals!

Flights and accommodation from: £129 per person

Bruges

The small medieval town of Bruges is perfect for those who love history, culture and picturesque cobbled streets. The great thing about Bruges in Belgium is that it is so easily explore on foot so it makes for a stress-free and easy vacation destination.

Flights and accommodation from: £159 per person

Dublin

The capital of the Republic of Island has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it an irresistible destination if you are looking to get away as soon as possible. The city is filled with pretty parks, fantastic pubs and museums that illustrate the rich heritage of the Ireland.

Flights and accommodation from: £149 per person

If you are considering taking a last minute vacation to Europe at any point in the future then why not apply for or renew your European Health Insurance Card today? The EHIC typically takes 10 working days to arrive and is valid for 5 years, making it ideal for those who are short of time and are looking to get away quickly. Apply today and keep yourself covered for medical costs in Europe for the future.

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