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If you are looking for a late summer getaway and  want a bit of sun, fun, and adventure then there are plenty of places you can pop to for a few nights all across Europe through August and September.

The five cities listed below are the top five most popular European city break destinations for British travellers, and it's easy to see why!

1. Rome

Rome is always popular: the heartland of good food, great wines, and ancient ruins. Not to mention an amazing nightlife scene of restaurants, cafes, and cozy bars down miles of cobbled streets.

The Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts. The crypts contain the remains of 4,000 friars. The bones are arranged along the walls and ceilings in elaborate and ornate patterns.

The Aventine Keyhole. This unassuming little key hole sits in the huge doors leading into the Priory of the Knights of Malta. If you bend down and look through it you will see the most beautiful picture perfect framing of St Paul’s Basilica.

La Bocca della Verità. Legend has it that if you put your hand in the mouth of truth mouth and tell a truth then you will leave unharmed, if you tell a lie however…

2. Barcelona

With a population of 1.6 million it’s a thriving city with everything to offer the curious traveller.

Casa Batllo. One of Antoni Gaudi’s masterpieces, Casa Batllo is not to be missed.

Parc del Laberint d'Horta. The famously beautiful and oldest historical garden in the city.

Plaza Reial. You can people watch and really soak up the atmosphere in the beautiful sunny square in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

3. Prague

A stunning city layered in history and culture. It’s the kind of place where the buskers are four piece string quartets and every corner offers something new.

The Old Jewish Cemetery. This beautiful, peaceful, place is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe and dates back to as early at 1439.

Prague Astronomical Clock. This medieval clock was installed in 1410 and every hour you can see crowds of tourists gather underneath it to wait and see it chime.

The Museum of alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague. Learn the fascinating history of magic and occult in eastern Europe and get a good shiver down the spine whilst doing so.

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4. Amsterdam

Whatever you want to do, you can be sure to find a place to do it in Amsterdam.

Schellingwouderpark. This park can only be reached by water and so is a wonderful space to relax and watch the world go by.

Canal Tours. Get to the heart of Amsterdam by taking a boat along its many famous canals.

Dam Square. This beautiful square is at the historic heart of Amsterdam.

5. Warsaw

Warsaw is the unsung hero of European destinations. This beautiful capital city has everything going, and you need to go and experience it all.

The Warsaw Rising Museum. If you are interested in modern European history then it’s really worth a look.

Ząbkowska Street. This is the street to go to if you want to experience the alternative vibrant restaurant and bar life of central Warsaw.

Wilanow Palace. Established as a museum in 1805, it is the heart of the country’s artistic, cultural, and musical heritage.

All these places are only a few hours away and offer a wealth of culture, history, and new experiences. Take a well deserved break and explore.