City Break Ideas

City Break Ideas

This is where we store all our inspiring ideas. Each episode will offer an enticing selection of ideas of interest to city break fans. There will be listener suggestions on destinations they have enjoyed visiting or trips they still long to go on. We’ll be listing newsy items, perhaps on the recent re-opening of a museum or a newly-begun visitor service. Sometimes, there’ll be a special interest feature, exploring which cities have the best cycle path networks, most amazing libraries or tastiest patisserie. In short, we’ll be including whatever we think will interest and inspire everyone who enjoys city breaks!


City Break Ideas Episode 01

What kind of city break do you enjoy most? Which city would you like to visit next? Here are five tempting possibilities to consider.

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City Break Ideas Episode 02

This is our 100th episode, and after a small celebration of that and some bits and pieces of City Breaks news, we offer you more city break inspiration, via listener suggestions and the fruits of our research. Prepare to feel like booking a trip!

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City Break Ideas Episode 03

Five more inspiring city break ideas from our listeners. Find out which cities they recommended and why. Perhaps there is something on the list to tempt you to book your next city break!

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City Break Ideas Episode 04

Five more inspiring city break ideas, mainly suggested by listeners. There’s one of the planet’s brashest neon-lit entertainment centres, then there’s the UK’s smallest city, plus (what some would call) the home of football, a former East European capital with a long and chequered history and a well-known 18th Century centre of enlightenment. Surely something for everyone!

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City Break Ideas Episode 05

Among this week’s five inspiring city break ideas you will find a smart new city in South East Asia, a picturesque canals-and-cobbles city in northern Europe and our first ever suggestion from North Africa! Plus, new ideas from an old favourite and an Italian coastal resort which is a big hit with British visitors. Plenty of choice!

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City Breaks Ideas Episode 06

Four more city break ideas to tempt you. This week, a US West Coast city known for its very particular vibe, and Germany’s oldest university town where you can walk in the footsteps of philosophers and visit a jail built specially for students. We’re also featuring a suggestion for a visit to sunny Cyprus and another to a UNESCO World Heritage site in south-east Asia.

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City Break Ideas Episode 07

Some home-grown city break inspiration, plus three intriguing ideas from listeners. One takes us to central Spain, another gives a new take on an old favourite and the third makes a lively suggestion for a city break with music, fun and ghost stories. To finish, there’s a selection of spooky tales from other cities.

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City Break Ideas Episode 08

Lots of ideas for cities for a Christmas break, plus more inspiration for future city breaks from three great travel websites. There’s an Italian slant today, with visits to Turin and Venice, but we also take a look at Bratislava.

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City Break Ideas Episode 09

Loads of inspiration for future city breaks from three great travel websites.  We’re off to the Middle East, then taking in both Tuscany and southern Italy, as well as venturing into Eastern Europe for some New Year celebrations.  Something for everyone!

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City Break Ideas Episode 10

Inspiration for city breaks from three more travel websites. We take in Winnipeg in Canada in the company of two of its travel-orientated residents, tour Moscow with a Russian travel-writer and follow an American blogger to explore the far end of the alphabet in the shape of York and Zagreb.

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City Break Ideas Episode 11

We’re crossing continents this month. Three continents in fact, as we are bringing you city break ideas from three more great travel websites and sharing a clutch of ideas from the US and Australia, as well as a couple of mid-European classics. Do join us!

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City Break Ideas Episodes 12

Lots more city break inspiration this month and what a range we have on offer: everything from Glasgow to Tirana, from an old favourite – Seville – to a far less familiar gem, namely Pecs in southern Hungary, and not forgetting a tour of Japanese cities too. Surely there is something for everyone here.

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