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Why choose Cresta

When you want to get away for a short city break, you could spend hours searching the internet trying to be your own travel agent, or you could let the experts take care of it. We pride ourselves on our longstanding relationships with our hotel partners in some of Europe’s most iconic cities, which we have built over many successful years of selling our quality city break. With over 50 of the world’s top cities to choose from, and a complete choice of transport options plus excursions, transfers and even opera, Cresta should be your first call

Peace of mind

Cresta is part of the Thomas Cook Group, so booking your holiday with us provides the reassurance of travelling with one of the largest travel companies in Europe. In addition all of our package holidays that include air transport are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Cresta criteria

Each of the hotels we offer has been carefully selected to enable you to maximise your precious time on your city break or short trip. Centrally located, close to key attractions or in desirable areas, every hotel receives a visit by an experienced member of the Cresta team to ensure that the hotel meets our expectations. In the vast majority of destinations, where stipulated, our prices include a breakfast typical of the location. These are just some of the reasons why Cresta gives you more! Don't forget - you can also make an accommodation only booking.

Cresta gives you more

With our breadth of experience and destination knowledge in both European and Worldwide cities we have secured some superb offers and unique added value benefits to turn your basic package into your perfect holiday.

Fabulous free night offers

We have hundreds of free hotel nights to give away on 3 and 4 night stays, see individual hotels in our brochures or hotel descriptions online for more details and other offers. We are constantly in contact with our hoteliers and additional offers are added all the time, please call 0844 879 8036 for details or visit

Free Eurostar upgrades

At certain times of the year we offer a limited number of free upgrades to the Standard Premier Service when booking a minimum of a three night package to selected Eurostar city break destinations. Explore Europe with Eurostar and take advantage of the expanding high-speed rail network making journey times easier and faster than ever.

Early booking offers

We have secured extra accommodation discounts with some of our key partners applicable if you book your European city break, Worldwide city break or Europe holiday package early. But if you are more of a last minute holiday booker every week we offer great deals on last minute city breaks

Honeymoon offers

If you are celebrating, look out for our honeymoon or anniversary offers in selected destinations, these can be found in the hotel special offer boxes in both our brochure and website.

Child discounts

In many of our hotels we contract family rooms and when sharing with 2 adults child discounts are often available, please call 0844 879 8036 for details.

Room upgrades

If you are looking for something extra special why not upgrade your room to a more spacious room or a room with a view. We can offer a variety of upgrades, junior suites and suites are available at many properties and some may also offer free upgrades at certain times of the year, check in our brochures or online.

Pre-bookable transfers

Make sure you include a transfer to ensure a seamless journey to your hotel. Whether it be a Worldwide city break or Europe holiday booking, we offer a selection of pre-bookable shared and private transfers in most of our destinations. These also include transfer by water taxi in Venice or by helicopter in Monte Carlo. The cost of these transfers are highlighted in the transport section in our brochure..

Pre-bookable excursions

To make your break or to celebrate that special occasion, we have put together a range of pre-bookable excursions to ensure that you don’t miss the highlights of the destination. European city excursions not to be missed include boat rides and cabaret shows in Paris, a trip to Flanders from Brussels, the famous flower show Keunkenhof from Amsterdam, Opera in Verona, and so much more. Don’t forget we also have a range of pre-bookable Worldwide experiences!

Something Extra

Look out for something extra that the hotel may be offering, this can be anything from a free drink at the hotel bar to a free dinner in the hotel’s restaurant.

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