Weekend City Breaks
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Brussels – Fairytale Streets, Modern Shopping and Cultural Charm (RRS004)
From 3 days
Spend a weekend time-travelling in this lovely old city, which offers the ancient charms of guildhalls and galleries alongside sleek, modern bars and restaurants. Big enough to suit every taste but small enough to stroll around, Brussels is curious, creative and complex.
Price from £365pp based on second class Eurostar and accommodation based on twin share (B&B basis)
Paris – Enjoy the Romance, Charm and Fun of the French Capital (RRS005)
From 3 days
A thousand and one books have surely been written about travellers journeying from London to Paris – but the trip never becomes less enticing or romantic. There is guaranteed delight in three days exploring the French capital, and travelling by train means the journey becomes part of the pleasure. There will be time for plenty of sightseeing – the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, The Louvre and the Pompidou Centre are the big game of Paris and always rewarding – but Paris is also a city that’s perfect for wandering – find boutiques in the Latin Quarter, stroll the banks of the Seine, or take the Metro to the flea market at Porte de Clignancourt.
Price from £375pp based on second class Eurostar and accommodation based on twin share (B&B basis)
Lille – Discover Europe’s Hidden jewel, where France meets Flanders (RRS008)
From 3 days
Explore the cobbled streets and medieval squares of beautiful Lille – just over an hour from London. Leave St Pancras on Friday afternoon, and spend three days exploring the fairytale charms of Lille. This magical long weekend promises lifelong memories of cobbled, medieval streets, hidden candlelit bars and pleasures of great art, in this unique corner of Europe where France and Flanders seamlessly meet.
Price from £285pp based on second class Eurostar and accommodation based on twin share (B&B basis)
Lyon – Spend the Weekend in the Food Capital of France (RRS017)
From 3 days
Spend a wonderful weekend in Lyon, the food capital of France. Travel by train and stop off in Paris for a luxurious lunch, before speeding through the heart of the French countryside to arrive in Lyon just two hours later. On the way back, there’s time to see more of Paris. A weekend in Lyon is an escape into food, history and culture, in one of France’s most beautiful cities, built around the Rhone and Saone rivers that converge here. Famous for its gastronomy, Lyon is also a busy, working city, with a thriving centre full of quirky shops and bars.
Price from £275pp based on second class Eurostar and accommodation based on twin share (B&B basis)
A Long Weekend in Salzburg – An Austrian Gem (RRS029)
From 4 days
Take the train to beautiful Salzburg; the birthplace of Mozart, where music fills the streets and theatres every night of the year. Ringed by snow-peaked mountains and crossed by a sparkling jade river, this beautiful city combines ancient, onion-domed churches with cosy restaurants and lofty medieval palaces.
Anyone wondering what to do in Salzburg will be overwhelmed by possibility – spend the weekend exploring the old town, with its unchanged artisan shops and centuries old inns, visit the beautiful churches and cathedral, which resonate with history, or follow the skipping steps of the Von Trapps through the city’s famous squares, before taking a horse drawn carriage through the streets.
Price from £490pp based on second class rail, a 2-berth sleeper on overnight train and accommodation based on twin share (B&B basis)