Arts, culture, shopping, and the finest food and drink – our city breaks offer a whirlwind adventure that satisfy all the senses. From the vibrant bustle of Salzburg to the peaceful beauty of Bergen in Norway's fjords, and magical opera performances in Verona's Roman amphitheatre, Inghams offers a range of city breaks in some of Europe’s most distinctive settings.
Inghams’ cities are suitable for short breaks (3 or 4 nights), longer holidays (7 nights), and can even be combined with a rural retreat on a multi-centre holiday. What is more, we’ll include your flights and your transfers so you don’t have to worry how you’ll get to your hotel!
Salzburg is a mecca for music lovers. It is the birthplace of Mozart and the iconic setting for the Sound of Music. The Salzburg Festival, which starts in late July is one of the most prestigious classical music festivals in the world. Surrounded by mountains, this beautiful Baroque city is a recognized World Heritage Site and a remarkable place to wander on foot.
One of the most beautiful capital cities in the world, Vienna is a leading cultural hot-spot. The opera houses are alive with the sound of Mozart and Schubert, and the wealth of museums and art galleries display works from Renaissance artists through to the Modern masters.
The iconic city of Venice needs no introduction. Floating atop the Venetian Lagoon, Venice is one of the most distinctive cities in Europe, home to famous sights such as St Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs and the Doge’s Palace. Venice is a unique destination that everyone should visit at least once in their life.
Famous for its opera festival, which runs throughout the summer at the city’s Roman Arena, Verona is the perfect destination for a short city break. Easily combined with a longer break to the shores of Lake Garda, the pink marble city is an unforgettable destination.
Known as the ‘Cradle of the Renaissance’, Florence is home to monumental works of art and stunning architecture. However, it has much more to offer. The city has a buzzing cultural scene with quality crafts sold in artisan shops, classical opera performances and incredible Tuscan cuisine.
Of all of Italy’s cities, Rome has to be the most captivating. With 3,000 years of history, there is more to see here than any other city in the world. The best ancient monuments can be found on its streets and in its bustling piazzas, so slip into some comfy shows and enjoy the sights as you stroll around.
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The glorious Art Nouveau centre of Ålesund looks out onto spectacular coastal scenery – some of Norway’s most dramatic fjords. The local architecture will captivate you, but it is the natural scenery which makes Ålesund truly special. Make sure you take advantage of daily boat trips to the surrounding islands and skerries.
Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site characterised by its brightly coloured, gabled houses and narrow cobble-stone streets. There is a vibrant gastronomy scene in Bergen and you can explore some of this in the thriving markets around the famous Bryggen Harbour.
The quaint Norweigen city of Stavanger is full of cobbled streets and traditional, white wooden houses. Located in the south west of Norway, the coastal city of Stavanger has a fascinating historic harbour front. It’s the ideal place to relax in the evening while enjoying one of the cities many delightful restaurants.
The capital city of Slovenia, Ljubljana is a small but vibrant city. The centre is home to world-class music festivals and open-air bars, while cafés and restaurants line the riverside. The historical city is full of wonderful architecture, including the hill-top Ljubljana Castle, which dates back to the 16th Century.
Lucerne has romantic cobbled streets, frescoed architecture and pretty monuments. Explore Swiss history at the Rosengart art collection, museum of transport or glacier garden which is home to geological formations from the ice age. Be sure to visit the famous Chapel footbridge which spans the River Reuss or take a cruise on Lake Lucerne to a nearby village. The imposing mountains of Mount Rigi, Stanserhorn and Pilatus surround Lucerne. Why not take a trip on the steepest funicular in the world from Schwyz to Stoos or visit Lucerne’s trendy Bruch quarter.
FREE POCKET GUIDEBOOKS
Guides to Vienna, Salzburg, Venice and Verona
Book a break in one of the above cities and receive a free Berlitz or Insider Guide guidebook. Packed full of useful information and ideas, these guides are an invaluable tool to getting the most out of your city break.
Books will be posted to you or via your travel agent before your holiday begins.