Autumn city breaks with Confidentials x lastminute.com
If the thought of commuting in the rain, the cold and the dark fills you with a kind of existential dread, it’s time to do autumn properly. Sack it off. That’s right, September and October in the UK can be rubbish so go on a city break and get away from drizzle and drudgery, at least for a few days.
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Book your next city break with us and replace the daily grind with lovely holiday endorphins
If you’re saving for a rainy day then look out of the window. This is that day. And if not, there’s always a rainy day just around the corner at this time of year. So book a mini-break to Europe and enjoy yourself instead of fretting about Christmas shopping and work deadlines. Besides, with flash sales and year-round bargains, a getaway with Confidentials x lastminute.com doesn’t have to leave you skint and subsisting on a shoestring.
How about Rome? Rome is better than a damp, blustery walk to the bus stop on a Thursday morning. It’s a lot better than sitting on the bus in a fug of condensation, the air permeated by the smell of wet coats.
Rome is gorgeous in the autumn when the baking days of summer are gone. The tourist crowds are gone too. In September and October, Rome’s gems - like the Colosseum - don’t have the queues but there are enough visitors that the main attractions haven’t reduced their opening hours or closed down for the season.
Rome isn’t just a holiday city. It has a buzz about it all year round. It’s not called The Eternal City for nothing, you know. But Autumn is the very best time to visit. The rich light of autumn looks perfect on Roman architecture resulting in better photos than the glare of summer offers. It’s also easier to bag a table at the city’s best restaurants. Aroma, with its views over the Colosseum and its Michelin star, is well worth booking. Other restaurants you’ll love include Romanè, Enoteca Corsi and Giggetto al Portico d’Ottavia.
Spain is always associated with summer holidays but, like Rome, Barcelona is a great year round city. Autumn allows you to see it without the hordes of tourists but you can still expect warm, sunny days with highs of around 23ºc - 27 ºc on average.
Confidentials x lastminute.com have deals at hotels all over Barcelona for every budget. There are so many different places to go and things to do, but we have the perfect pad for your trip, whether you’re sauntering around the eclectic indie boutiques in Gràcia or nibbling on tapas in its atmospheric plazas or whether you’re drinking in the coolest bars of Sant Antoni or El Born. From rooftop pools, to hip hotels at a great price, book your Barcelona trip now.
If you’re more interested in sightseeing than sunbathing, Amsterdam is the perfect autumn escape. Potter around parks and strong along canals as the trees are aflame with reds, yellows and golds. It’s also a great place for a spot of culture, from the Amsterdam Dance Event which takes place every year in October to a trip to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
Amsterdam’s comforting food options are just what Autumn needs with chips, sausage and stamppot (mash plus), apple pie and Dutch pancakes all vying for your Euros. If you fancy something a bit fancier than beer and bitterballen, Jansz certainly fits the bill. Café Restaurant Amsterdam in an old pumping station and Yamazato are also great.
September and October never looked so exciting. Book your next city break with us and replace the daily grind with lovely holiday endorphins.
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