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


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Restaurant of the Week - Toulouse Brasserie Flo Les Beaux-Arts

Forests of wood panelling, mirrors everywhere, waiters in black waistcoats and white aprons, this restaurant - part of the Flo group - is every inch the traditional French brasserie. Oyster fans will love the different varieties on offer and if you like crepes, the Grand Marnier flambé is a must. A great location, attentive service, excellent food and wine, and fixed-price menus from around €25. 1 Quai de la Daurade0033 (0) 561211212.  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.


The Arsenale in Venice - Click for Venice page

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, most 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.


Santa Domenico E Sisto - a hidden gem - Click for Rome page

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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Eco-friendly travel - to find out how you can make your travel carbon neutral visit CarbonNeutral or ClimateCare.


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