Tiqets unveils 5 ideas for city breaks less than two hours from Paris

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Lovers of short stays are in for a treat in 2023, with no less than five bridges and long weekends scheduled between April and June. This is the perfect opportunity to plan your next urban getaway in European metropolises. To celebrate the return of spring, Tiqets, an online platform and mobile reservation application for museums and tourist and cultural attractions, unveils its top 5 of the best European city breaks within two hours by transport from Paris.

#1 – London, in the footsteps of British icons

A multitude of direct flights serve London from Paris each day in just over an hour. It is also possible to opt for the Eurostar which connects Paris Gare du Nord and London St. Pancras station in just 2h15.

To enhance a stay in the capital of the United Kingdom, Tiqets offers a combined ticket to visit the Royal Botanical Gardens and Kew Palace, as well as Kensington Palace. Ideal environments to appreciate the return of fine weather and the flowerbeds. The combined ticket is offered at €36.28, a reduction of 10% compared to the normal value of tickets sold separately.

How can you imagine a visit to London without a stop at Westminster Abbey? This world-famous religious building houses the tombs of many sovereigns of England, but also of famous British personalities. The abbey will be the scene, next May, of the coronation of King Charles III alongside Queen Consort Camilla, like many monarchs before him. The entrance ticket to Westminster Abbey is available with Tiqets from €30.66.

For budding wizards, Tiqets offers a tour of the Harry Potter Warner Bros. studios. from €106.74 including entry to the Warner Bros. studio. London as well as return coach transport from London. A must-do activity for fans of the famous Harry Potter saga.

#2 – Amsterdam, for a colorful stayThe Netherlands is certainly the first country you think of when it comes to flower season. Just 1h15 flight from Paris, Amsterdam is a destination of choice for a flowery city break.

With the return of spring, the famous Keukenhof flower park will once again welcome visitors from March 23 to May 14 inclusive. The entrance ticket to the Keukenhof is available from €19.50 on Tiqets.com.

In Amsterdam, art lovers can visit the Van Gogh Museum by booking their ticket on the Tiqets website or mobile app for €22, audio guide in French included.

For those who wish to combine a historical visit, an interactive experience and a taste discovery, Tiqets offers tickets for the Heineken Experience Amsterdam Museum at the price of 21€. The famous Dutch beer will then reveal almost all its secrets to them.

#3 – Barcelona, ​​for delusions of grandeurAfter a flight of approximately 1h45 from Paris, travelers land in the capital of Catalonia, also nicknamed “City of Gaudí”.
Indeed, it is impossible to visit Barcelona without seeing the incomparable monuments designed by the famous Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. Tickets for the Sagrada Família, certainly his most majestic work, are available with Tiqets for €33.80.

Equally impressive, the Camp Nou stadium, which hosts the matches of the local football club FC Barcelona, ​​deploys its huge stands of nearly 100,000 seats in a mythical setting. Tiqets offers tickets to visit the Camp Nou from €28, a reduction of 11% compared to the normal price.

But the best way to realize the immensity of Barcelona and its monuments is certainly to take the Montjuïc cable car which connects Miramar Avenue to Montjuïc Castle, perched on the hill of the same name. Stunning view of the city guaranteed! Return tickets are available from €15 on Tiqets.com.

#4 – Rome, for a real journey through timeIf there is one city in Europe that shines with its rich historical past, it is Rome. Accessible by plane in two hours from Paris, the former capital of the Roman Empire conceals treasures and archaeological remains not to be missed.

Starting with the Colosseum, the city’s emblem, a visit to which can be combined with other unmissable historical sites during a stay in Rome, such as the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The combined ticket for these three sites is available on Tiqets.com at the price of €30, a reduction of 14% compared to the value of the tickets sold separately.

Nestled in the heart of Rome, the city-state of the Vatican attracts visitors from all over the world eager to discover the seat of the Catholic Church and the residence of the Pope. With Tiqets, it is possible to book a skip-the-line ticket for the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, famous for its ceiling by the painter Michelangelo, from €27.50.

Like Paris, Rome is home to many intriguing and exciting catacombs. Tiqets offers a 40-minute guided tour of the Catacombs of Santa Callixtus, among the largest and most important in Rome, from €13.

#5 – Brussels, for a trip off the beaten trackHeadquarters of several of the major European institutions, Brussels is also home to more unusual sites. With easy access from Paris, just an hour away by plane, the Belgian capital has plenty to attract travelers looking for a city break for a long weekend.

After a visit to the Atomium, symbol of the city, offered by Tiqets from €16, visitors can satisfy their taste buds during a gourmet getaway to Choco-Story Brussels to learn all about the history of chocolate. Tickets for the Brussels Chocolate Museum are sold from €13 on the Tiqets website and mobile app.

The most curious can admire the works of the famous urban art artist, Banksy, at the eponymous museum. Tiqets offers entrance tickets to the Banksy Museum (Banksy’s World) from €11.50. At this price, visitors leave with a Banksy poster of their choice.

About Tiqets

Tiqets, an online booking platform for museums, attractions and experiences, is on a mission to make culture more accessible. Since 2014, the company has helped millions of people travel with confidence by providing flexible, mobile booking for more than 7,000 of the best experiences around the world.

Tiqets’ award-winning technology connects travelers with activities in 1,300 cities around the world. Available in 14 languages ​​and in 62 countries, Tiqets makes discovering and exploring new places quick, easy and fun. www.tickets.com

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