Month by Month: Where to Go in Europe

With crisp snowy winters and glorious sunny summers, our neighbours in continental Europe are always worth a visit. At Flight Centre, we’re here to help you find the hottest city breaks around. The only question is, where’s it going to be next month? JANUARY … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

A First-Timer’s Guide to Rome

With its cobbled backstreets, iconic history and more delicious pasta than you can shake a stick at; Rome is what Italian city breaks are all about. Hear the blaring of honking horns, catch the scent of freshly-prepared dough mixed with aromatic tomatoes and feel … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

A First-Timer’s Guide to Venice

A city like no other, Venice is enchanting, magical and outright extraordinary. But for first-timers, there can be a sense of apprehension before visiting – will its narrow alleys and milky canals really look as good as they do in the pictures? I made … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 by Rhodri Andrews

A First-Timer’s Guide to Istanbul

Straddling Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul’s mish-mash of cultures is unique among the world’s cities. Here, in the midst of the shiny hotels and centuries-old architecture, European-style plazas combine perfectly with exotic spice bazaars, church spires stand side-by-side with Islamic minarets … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 by Angela Griffin

A First-Timer’s Guide to Madrid

Since my first visit to Madrid, the Spanish capital has become one of my favourite European destinations: a city full of interesting museums, pretty plazas and parks, lively markets, and breathtaking architecture, not to mention the continent’s most exciting food and drinks scene. What … Continue reading

November 30, 2016 by Claus Gurumeta

A First-Timer’s Guide to Budapest

Flung just slightly further than the classic short-break cities of Europe, Budapest owes its allure to a combination of things; in the Hungarian capital there’s a sense of Western European familiarity tinged with an exciting air of ‘other place’. Even the name – created … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 by Emma Brisdion

A First-Timer’s Guide to Prague

The Czech capital city has long been associated with raucous stag and hen weekends. But there’s more to the charming city of Prague than budget boozy breaks; discover a cool café culture, century’s of history, fun-loving locals and plenty of park space to explore. … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 by Daisy Cropper

A First-Timer’s Guide to Munich

Daydreaming on the plane, I imagined every stereotypical scenario I could come across in the German city of Munich. Burly old men with eccentric moustaches clad in lederhosen, drunkenly clinking beer-filled steins, the scent of bratwurst and glühwein clouding the Christmas markets, and a brass … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 by Helen Winter

7 Things to Do in Tromsø this Winter

Most people who tell you they’re going to Norway have probably booked a trip to Oslo, or are even planning a cruise around the fjords in Bergen. Tromsø, however, isn’t your average holiday destination. At nearly 70 degrees north, it’s easy to see why … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

A First-Timer’s Guide to Copenhagen

On one of those wonderful blue-sky autumn days when the air is chilled but the sun is bright, I arrived in Copenhagen with visions of Danish pastries and Lego dancing in my mind. I was in the city for just one day, but that’s … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 by Angela Griffin