The holiday that people look forward to more than any other is the Easter holiday. It marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring with longer days and the promise of sunshine. It isn’t surprising that ever increasing numbers of we Brits plan to spend our Easter holidays abroad.
Here we have selected some of the more popular Easter holiday destinations that are ideal for a short break away. They are all very accessible and just a short flight away.
Paris in the springtime has a reputation for being the most romantic city in the world, and a perfect Easter holiday destination. It is impossible to tire of Paris; there is always so much to see and so much to do that you never run out of new experiences to enjoy, and even the familiar sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, and Notre Damme can be visited time and time again and of which you never tire. Wander along the banks of the River Seine, visit the Louvre, enjoy the fine food and wine at the many reasonably priced Bistros, relax at a café, shop in some of the exclusive fashion boutiques, there is just an endless list of activities to fill your time.
Although Prague in the Czech Republic seems to have gained a reputation as a party city and a big attraction for stag parties, hen parties and the like, that accounts for just a small part of what happens in Prague. In reality Prague has something for everyone and in many ways it is the most beautiful city in Europe, and certainly it is the most vibrant and exciting. The city has a fascinating history; its architecture is at times breathtaking and the scenery is stunning with some of the most beautiful cityscapes you will find anywhere. Visit the romantic Charles Bridge which is a traditional place to propose marriage, visit the wonderful Prague Castle, wander round the Prague Old Town, enjoy the restaurants on Wenceslas Square.
If you have never before visited Venice, of even if you have, then a break in Venice is a perfect way to spend your Easter holiday. You will have seen all the pictures and the movies, but to really believe this wonderful city it is necessary to see it live and marvel at its mystery of engineering and stunning beauty. It is composed of 118 islands which are interconnected by countless bridges; there is a wealth of ancient buildings, churches, cathedrals and other Renaissance buildings and there are more artistic masterpieces per square mile than anywhere else on the planet.
Many people consider Rome to be the most exciting city in the world, and if you visit it for the first time on a short Easter break you can guarantee that you will be seduced by it and you will feel compelled to return. Steeped in history, it is probably the greatest art cities in the world with a wealth of history. Everywhere you will find masterpieces by Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini. Once the world’s capital city, the centre of the Roman Empire, the seat of the Pope, with the Colosseum, the Vatican, St Peter’s Basilica, underground temples, and roadside shrines there is no place that comes close to it. Rome is also a modern upbeat city with great restaurants, attractions and night life.
If you want guaranteed sunshine this Easter then the place that is most likely to provide it is the French Riviera, otherwise known as the Côte d’Azur. Once a playground for the rich and famous, today it is a popular holiday destination for couples, friends and families. It is Europe’s most popular yachting destination and it boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. Some of the more popular places are Nice which is the largest city and airport, Cannes which is famous for its film festival, St Tropez with its jet set reputation, and Monaco famous for its casino lifestyle and Formula One Grand Prix.