Experience the best of Short Breaks

A few days away, or maybe just a long weekend… it may not seem like long time, especially when you’re looking for an exciting experience, taking in the very best of what Europe has to offer. But, with McLachlan European Holidays, you’ll be amazed at how much you can see and do on a short break. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely few days away, or a fun-packed city break, we’ve got something to suit everyone. With our perfectly planned itineraries, we’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing. From the splendours of Paris to the delights of Amsterdam, with its springtime charms of the Dutch Bulbfields. And, let’s not forget the incredible events on offer such as the world-famous Edinburgh Military tattoo and the Rhine in Flames festival. Short breaks in Europe like these are the perfect add-on to one of our longer holidays.

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Dutch Bulbfields & Delights of Amsterdam

Bloom and blossom on this wonderful break as you enjoy the stunning springtime tulip displays of Holland, visiting Keukenhof Park and Amsterdam.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only $873pp $1,745 for 2 people

Dutch Bulbfields Cruise & Highlights of Holland

Enjoy the highlights of Holland aboard the MS Rhine Princess on a river cruise holiday, taking in the delightful Dutch Bulbfields along the way.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights cruising with full board
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only $1,148pp $2,295 for 2 people
new Rouen & Monet’s Garden for Single Travellers

Rouen & Monet’s Garden for Single Travellers

Combine a visit to the splendid house and gardens of Claude Monet with the old-town charms of Rouen and a full day in Versailles.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
4 days from only $998pp $1,995 for 2 people

Beautiful Bruges & Ghent

Enjoy a picturesque short break by coach and join us on our ever-popular Bruges and Ghent holiday, taking in these two true delights of Belgium.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only $748pp $1,495 for 2 people

Monet's Garden & Treasures of Versailles

Enjoy this short break, combining a visit to the splendid house and gardens of Claude Monet and a full day in Versailles, home to the famous château!

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only $998pp $1,995 for 2 people

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Stirling & the Trossachs

Combine one of the greatest shows on earth with an exploration of wonderful Scottish scenery on this great-value short break by coach.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient regional joining points
5 days from only $1,423pp $2,845 for 2 people

Killarney, Cork & the Ring of Kerry

This unforgettable trip takes us to Ireland’s most famous coast, visiting Cork, the Beara Peninsula, Killarney and Dublin.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Convenient regional joining points
6 days from only $1,373pp $2,745 for 2 people

Splendours of Paris

One of our best-selling short breaks, this trip to Paris combines beautiful buildings with stylish streets and an unbeatable romantic atmosphere.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only $748pp $1,495 for 2 people

Discover the very best of Jersey by Air

Fly to the most southerly of the Channel Islands, Jersey, and spend a relaxing holiday enjoying the beautiful sights this island has to offer.

Tour Includes

  • 4 or 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 or 7 evening meals
  • Return flights to Jersey with one checked-in suitcase
  • Airport transfers in Jersey
5 - 8 days from only $798pp $1,595 for 2 people

Monet’s Garden, Versailles, Cheese & Calvados

With visits to the fabulous house and gardens of Claude Monet, stunning Versailles and the gorgeous countryside of Normandy, this tour is a must.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,123pp $2,245 for 2 people

Highlights of Holland

A delightful holiday to Holland, taking in the charms of Amsterdam, The Hague, Volendam and Enkhuizen!

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $998pp $1,995 for 2 people

Floralia Flower Show, Dutch Bulbfields, Antwerp & Ghent

Visit the spring flower exhibition at the castle of Groot-Bijgaarden on this fabulous holiday taking in the true floral delights of Holland.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,123pp $2,245 for 2 people

The 'Rhine in Flames' Festival

Visit charming Rhineland towns on this fantastic tour to Germany before witnessing the kaleidoscopic colours of the Rhine in Flames festival.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only $848pp $1,695 for 2 people

Monschau, the Eifel Hills & the Ahr Valley

Enjoy plunging valleys, idyllic scenery and wooded hills on this coach holiday touring Monschau, the Eifel Hills and Ahr Valley.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,123pp $2,245 for 2 people
new Brussels Carpet Of Flowers

Brussels Carpet Of Flowers

Enjoy the incredible floral display of the Brussels Carpet of Flowers on this short break to Belgium, including visits to Bruges and Ghent.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only $748pp $1,495 for 2 people

Delights of Valkenburg, Aachen & the Rhine Valley for Single Travellers

Experience the charms of the Netherlands and Germany on this fantastic tour, visiting Valkenburg, the Rhine and Moselle Valleys, and Aachen.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 3 evening meals
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
5 days from only $1,423pp $2,845 for 2 people

Little Trains of the Romantic Rhine & Ahr Valley

Enjoy the best of the Rhineland with scenic rail rides and exceptional excursions. From your base in Remagen, discover the Rhine and Ahr Valleys.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 light lunch
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,373pp $2,745 for 2 people

Rome City Break by Air

Travel to Rome by air and revel in iconic sights such as the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, delicious cuisine and a lively atmosphere.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Return flights to Rome with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • Services of English-speaking local tour escort
5 days from only $1,023pp $2,045 for 2 people

Rouen & the Seaside Towns of Normandy

With its majestic old towns, sleepy countryside and elegant seaside resorts, Normandy is the ideal destination for a short break in France.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $998pp $1,995 for 2 people

Luxembourg & Trier for Single Travellers

Discover the deep valleys and beautiful buildings of lovely Luxembourg and the German town on Trier on this charming holiday.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 3 evening meals
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
5 days from only $1,373pp $2,745 for 2 people

Alsace, Luxembourg & Trier for Single Travellers

Visit some of Germany, France and Luxembourg's most beautiful sights on this singles holiday. See Strasbourg, Trier, Luxembourg City and more!

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 3 evening meals
  • Welcome drink
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
5 days from only $1,673pp $3,345 for 2 people

Hidden Gems of Luxembourg

Witness stunning scenery and fine architecture on this quaint tour of Luxembourg, enjoying Luxembourg City, Vianden and Trier in Germany.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,248pp $2,495 for 2 people

Dutch & Belgian Delights All-Inclusive

This all-inclusive short break gives you a taste of the delights Holland and Belgium can offer, with the chance to visit Ghent & Knokke-Heist.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast, 3 buffet lunches & 3...
  • Unlimited drinks including sparkling wine, whisky and vodka (bar...
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,248pp $2,495 for 2 people

The Zundert Flower Parade

Enjoy the stunning Zundert Flower Parade as we travel to the Netherlands for the annual event, famous for its exquisitely decorated floats!

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only $998pp $1,995 for 2 people

Amsterdam & the Hansa Towns of Old Holland

Visit the cosmopolitan city of Amsterdam and enchanting Hansa towns of Old Holland in one tour - a rich serving of Dutch delights!

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only $823pp $1,645 for 2 people

4-Star Rhine & Moselle Valleys

Enjoy a 4-star taste of the fantastic Rhine and Moselle Valleys as we visit beautiful Boppard and medieval Koblenz on this 5-day Germany break.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only $1,823pp $3,645 for 2 people

Paris Christmas Markets

Nothing is more romantic than Paris at Christmas! Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the Paris Christmas Markets and indulge in festive treats.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast.
  • Convenient Joining Points
4 days from only $948pp $1,895 for 2 people

Amsterdam Festive Season & Light Festival

Enjoy the festivities Amsterdam offers in the build up to Christmas and experience the spectacular Amsterdam Light Festival.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service
4 days from only $948pp $1,895 for 2 people