After the buzz and excitement of the festive period, there’s no better time to book a city break on the continent. It’s the perfect way to take a step back from the bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in a different country and culture for a few days.

But where to go?

Here are five of our top picks for people looking for somewhere a little different this winter.

1. Palma, Mallorca

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Mallorca is, of course, a popular summer destination, but it has much to offer the winter visitor too. With stunning architecture (including the magnificent gothic Cathedral La Seu), designer shops, and winter festivals, there really is something for everybody.

Flights from: Bristol, Luton, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, and more

2. Paris, France

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Paris is beautiful at any time of year, but particularly so in winter. With the summer tourists long gone it is a quieter (though still bustling) city, its charming romanticism only highlighted by a slight covering of frost or fog.

Flights from: most UK airports

3. Lisbon, Portugal

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After the damp and drizzle of a British Christmas, Lisbon is the ideal place to dry out, being one of the warmest places in Western Europe. This maritime city is steeped in history and full of character.

Flights from: Bristol, Birmingham Edinburgh, Liverpool, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Manchester, and more

4. Dublin, Ireland

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For a winter break that’s closer to home, Dublin has everything you could want. One of the world’s most welcoming cities, it’s a place you’re happy to walk around even in a winter chill, knowing that you’re never far from a friendly pub and an open fire.

Flights from: most UK airports

5. Bergen, Norway

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If you’re prepared to risk 0°C temperatures, then the Norwegian city of Bergen is well worth your interest. A World Heritage city, Bergen is small enough to cover in a couple of days, but has enough art, history, culture, and night life to keep you returning.

Flights from: Gatwick, Heathrow, Dublin, Edinburgh, Manchester, and more

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