Day Trips To Europe - a guide for days out, weekends, short getaways and city breaks


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Restaurant of the Week - Venice - Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

There are several good reasons for eating in the Grand Canal restaurant of the beautiful 17th-century Hotel Monaco including the faultless service and excellent food. But the best reason of all is the waterfront terrace with its spectacular views of the mouth of the Grand Canal and the Santa Maria della Salute church. It’s expensive but you’re getting more than just a meal, you're getting an experience - 0039 (0) 415200211. Map


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The chimneys of Gaudí’s La Pedrera building in Barcelona - Click for Barcelona page

The chimneys of Gaudí’s La Pedrera building in Barcelona


Fancy taking in the Venetian glamour of the Gritti Palace while sipping Prosecco? Wandering around spectacular churches and palazzos?


Sightseeing by gondola after a little antipasto, some seafood risotto and a bottle of Bardolino? How about going for the day?


A day trip to Europe from the UK is easy and inexpensive. There’s also something almost dreamlike about the experience. It seems to stretch time and make things more memorable.


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The Arsenale in Venice

Plus there’s no luggage to carry or hotels to book, and it’s easier to find a babysitter for a day. A day trip can turn a special occasion into something remarkable.


Whether you’re driving to Bruges, getting the train to Paris or flying to Amsterdam, you could be there in under two hours, and spend eight or nine hours soaking up the atmosphere.


To minimize airport time, a number of carriers - including Easyjet, Ryanair and British Airways - offer online check in. And you only have to check in 30 minutes before you travel with Eurotunnel and Eurostar.


This site aims to open your eyes to the unique pleasures of day tripping to Europe. It provides all the information necessary to help create perfect, unforgettable days out.




But avoid the temptation to cram too much in. Try not to visit more than two or three sights; and allow plenty of time for lunch, and aimless exploring and people watching. After your first trip, you’ll want to do it again, and again.


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Santa Domenico E Sisto in Rome - a hidden gem

If you are planning a short break or a romantic long weekend in Europe you will also find this site invaluable.


And remember, although there are often last minute bargains to be had, it’s usually cheaper to book in advance and travel during the week.


Also, on weekdays the sights are generally less crowded and it’s easier to get into popular restaurants without booking.


The site includes information on journey times and local transport; recommended restaurants, places drink and shop; top sights, museums and major events; as well as currency exchange rates, learning a language, and a five day weather forecast.


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