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There's plenty to pack in a break in Alicante

5 reasons why you must visit Alicante

Alicante is a fantastic city to go on a short break to. Not only is the Spanish destination around a three-hour flight from the UK, but it also offers the perfect mix between an activity, beach and cultural break, no matter who you are away with.

Normandy cities make ideal short breaks

Normandy has a host of cities perfect for a short break

Normandy is perhaps best known for the D-Day landings, and while this is a major draw for tourists, French holidays here make for a fantastic city break. The region's historic cities mix all the facilities you would expect, but with stunning scenery.

Colosseum

Best historical city breaks

For history buffs, a city break can be a great learning experience as well as a holiday. Europe is home to approximately 370 cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other continent in the world. In addition to these sites, Europe also contains some of the world’s best museums where you can learn about the history of almost anything. Here’s our list of Europe’s top historical cities.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?