Top 5 City Breaks to Visit this Easter
More often than none by the time Easter break comes around we are ready for a holiday. We have researched the top cities for you to take a quick trip for this upcoming bank holiday weekend with the help of Worldee travel app.
Rome holds a special place in our Worldee heart’s as this is where the idea of our travel app came from. Standing in front of the Spanish Steps – an attraction we didn’t know even existed at the time.
Our idea sprung from ‘What if we could point our phone at a place of interest and it would tell us what it is, further information about it and directions to other attractions, restaurants, hotels or bars near by?’ and thats what we did!
Following on from this point the Spanish Steps are a must see when in Rome, not just the steps themselves but it is everything around them which makes this attraction so magical. You can watch locals drinking from the fountain, visit one of the best people watching restaurants at the top of the steps whilst sipping an Aperol Spritz; and it is also neighbour to the most luxury shopping street in Rome.
History is thriving in the city of Rome, visit the Colosseum and the Pantheon with Worldee travel app to give you all the information you need on these two hot spots saving you the time and money of opting for a tour guide.
The Trevi Fountain is also a must see and the place to get your ‘worldee’ pics in, we warn you at peak season the Trevi Fountain is one of the most visited attractions in Rome so can get very busy. We would recommend taking an early visit to get a sunrise shot.
What makes your trip to Rome during Easter week so unique to any otehr time is the fact that Italy is a very religious city. Watch out for the Colosseum on Good Friday at 5pm when the ritual of the Stations of the Cross is re-enacted. On Easter Sunday, the crowds also descend on the Saint Peters Square for Mass at 10am.
Barcelona is just a 2-hour flight from London so can be the perfect fit over a 4-day weekend without takig any holiday days.
The city never stops so even on Bank Holiday Monday they will have shops open along Las Ramblas as well as night life and restaurants – you can find what is closest to you using Worldee travel app.
Some of the top attractions in Barcelona are based around Gaudi’s iconic modernist architecture such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Gaudi House.
One of our favourite attractions of Barcelona was the National Art Museum of Catalonia, surrounded by the magic fountain of Mountjuic the views at the top are spectacular and the museum itself is breath-taking.
Holy week begins on Palm Sunday; April 14th up until the following Sunday; April 21st. Our favourite hotel to eat and drink was the W Hotel, we would of loved to of stayed here to however this was quite a pricey option. If you are looking for something low budget try the Barcelo Raval this Easter the hotel starts from £175 per person per night for a room only based on a three night stay
Paris is a typical romantic weekend awat for couples. You can catch the Eurostar from Kings Cross St Pancras with the average journey time being just 2 hours and 43 minutes.
Obviously the first attraction you will want to visit is the Eiffel Tower, to avoid all of the other tourists opt for one of these hot sports to get the most picturesque shot.
The Tour Montparnasse observation deck provides a 360 view of the whole of Paris, the 56th floor has an open-air terrace which lends itself perfectly to capturing your ideal shot.
Take a river cruise on the Siene to not only get an amazing images of the Eiffel Tower but to also get breath-taking views of the rest of the city. We reccomend using Worldee to locate the attractions as you pass them by so that they save in your personal profile which you can visit later to read all the information gathered.
If you are looking for a long distance shot then combine this with another trip, the Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris as a great additional feature to the interiour tour whereby you can climb to the top of the towers and look over the city. Finally below the tower itself is one of the best photo locations in the city. A top tip to remember is that every hour on the hour for 5-minuets the tower sparkle’s – a photo you wont want to miss.
Other attractions include The Louvre, the Champs-Elysees and the Sacre Coeur. What makes Paris perfect for an Easter get away is the fact that Easter weekend in Paris is all about welcoming Spring. The Church bells ring loud on Easter Friday, and patisseries fill the cafe windows with chocolate themed displays for the season.
Budapest is one fo the destinations that is more of a laid-back visit for the Easter break. The streets are lined with quirky cafes and bars and the thermal baths in the city is what Budapest is best known for. Szechenyi Thermal Baths is the largest medicinal bath in Europe, its water is supplied by two thermal springs.
After a relaxing visit use Worldee travel app to find the Buda Castle, get directions from your current location for the quickest route. On arrival find the castle on Worldee app to discover free information, the Buda Castle is the most historic castle in Budapest being first completed in 1265.
If you are looking for something quirky to do visit the Hungarian Stater Opera House; as well as being beautiful from the outside you can also enjoy something a little bit special on your Easter Trip.
A recommended place if you would like to get some more blogger style images would be the New York Cafe open for breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea and cake. The grand interiors were not only a favourite in this day and age but also at the turn of the 20th century where the New York Cafe was ‘the most beautiful and beloved house in Budapest’.
Oslo is another city which is only a 2-hour flight away, great for those who would like to make the most of their 4 day weekend without the expense of any additional holiday days.
If you are looking for a trip where you are constantly on the move, then this is the place for you as walking is the best way to explore the city. The Vigeland Park is a sculpture park and museum displaying the works of Gustav Vigeland. A fun Worldee fact is that this attraction is the largest sculpture park in the world by a single artist. Another nice hot spot is the Akerhus Fortress – a medieval caslte that was built to protect and provide a royal residence for Oslo.
To save time and help you make the most of the city use Worldee to find out all the information you need to know on these attractions. Your places of interest also automatically saves to your personal profile so you can re-visit this information in your own time.
For the foodies our there a must visit is the oldest hot dog stand in Oslo. The Kiosk has been serving hotdogs since 1979 feeding Norway with its family recipes and reasonable prices; 20 krone (£1.90) – this being one of the cities cheapest snack options.
We hope you enjoy visiting these Worldee Cities in time for Easter celebrations!
Written By: Daisy Flood