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Date: 8 July 2022

How to get the most out of your city break


We all love a good city break. They’re a great way to explore new horizons and are ideal if you want to take advantage of a long weekend or need to schedule your trips around school or bank holidays.

But these mini holidays are often accompanied by a hectic schedule as you try to squeeze everything there is to see and do into just a few days.

To save time, many people book tickets for sights and activities online in advance. That said, queuing to get into the most popular attractions on a city break can still be extremely time-consuming, even though you bought the ticket at home before you left.

Now, more and more travellers are opting to pre-order a ‘skip-the-line’ ticket instead. This way, you have all the main sights (or those you’re most interested in) covered while avoiding the massive entry queues, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the city’s gastronomy, shopping, and whatever else takes your fancy.

Tourists queue for the Meteora, Greece
More and more tourists are buying ‘skip-the-line’ tickets to avoid wasting time in queues on their short breaks

The team at GetYourGuide, a leading online vendor of tickets for guided tours and other experiences around the world, say skip-the-line tickets are increasing in popularity.

Whether you’ve chosen your destination already or you’re still on the fence and need some inspiration, here we give you some top tours, attractions and activities for some fantastic city break destinations as recommended by GetYourGuide. Many of these give you queue-jump access, so you can stop rushing, save time, and avoid coming home in need of another holiday.

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London Eye lit up at night as seen on city break tour
See the sights of London with a Thames river cruise

The British capital has something for everyone, from terrifying torture towers to lively West End musicals, traditional pubs to quirky markets. Get ready for your London adventure with these top tours and activities.

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Paris Louvre lit up on city break night tour
Paris is ideal for a short break, but make sure you book your tickets to the Louvre with skip-the-line entry

Fall in love with the most romantic city in the world. Take a look at these top things to do on your city break in Paris.

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Ready for some retail therapy in the fashion capital of the world? Take a look at our guide to the best places to shop in Paris.


Colosseum, Rome
Get to know the secrets of the Colosseum with a guided tour from a local historian

A city break in Rome is the perfect combination of history, culture, architecture and, of course, delicious food. If you’re planning to jet off to the Eternal City, then don’t miss these tours and activities.

Don’t forget, if you’re not up for any guided tours, you can also simply book Fast-Track entry to the city’s main sights.

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Visiting the Italian capital with your other half? Take a look at the 10 most romantic things to see and do in Rome.


Colourful merchant houses of Amsterdam as seen from boat tour
Explore the ‘Venice of the North’ with a boat tour of Amsterdam’s canals

There’s so much more to Amsterdam than just coffee shops. This popular city break destination is packed full of cool things to do, from canal cruises to beer tasting.

See all tours and activities and check out our tips for a weekend city break in Amsterdam.


Girl looking at camera on city break in Park Güell, Barcelona
Take some great panoramic photos of Barcelona from the heights of Park Güell

Beach, mountains, great tapas, amazing architecture… Barcelona has it all. Make the most of your trip to the Catalan capital and get these attractions booked in advance.

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Stockholm Gamla Stan as seen from city break boat tour
There are many boat tours of Stockholm which give you some great views of this picturesque city

The Swedish capital is said to be ‘a beauty on water’ and it’s clear to see why. Its charming setting on across a number of islands is like no other, and while it’s packed with historical structures and colourful buildings, this dynamic, stylish and progressive city may surprise you…

  • Archipelago Cruise with Guide – Cruise the waterways of Stockholm with this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour.
  • Stockholm City Tour: Old Town & Vasa Museum – Listen to stories and legends of early life in the Swedish capital as you explore the colourful streets of Gamla Stan then enjoy skip-the-line-entry to the Vasa Museum.
  • Stockholm Sightseeing Tour by Segway – Zip around the main sights of Stockholm and see the highlights of the city like the Royal Castle and Skeppsholmen on this 2-hour guided tour.
  • Skansen Open-Air Museum – Sweden’s oldest open-air museum and zoo combines historic structures (including a replica of a 19th-century town) and endemic creatures to form one of the city’s top attractions.

See all tours and activities and get more top tips for a Stockholm city break.


People in front of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin
Brandenburger Tor is just one of the many ‘must-see’ monuments on your trip to Berlin

Berlin is a creative hub of music, street art and museums, dotted with historic landmarks and reminders of the city’s turbulent past. Explore the intriguing sights of this vibrant city.

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Need more inspiration for your city break? Check out the 10 best things to see and do in Berlin.

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