26 March 2014

Posted by Discount Insurance on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Put a spring in your step with an egg-stra special Easter break in one of these brilliant cities.

Paris, France

As Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea, but it’s a particularly good idea at Easter time.”

Paris celebrates Easter over the long weekend from 30th March to 1st April – as Good Friday is not a public holiday in France.

Easter in Paris is all about gourmet brunches, magical trips to Disneyland, exciting Easter egg hunts, fun educational workshops, chocolate creations by master chocolatiers and majestic celebrations at Notre Dame de Paris, Sacre-Coeur and in churches all over the country.

Rome, Italy

Rome celebrates its most significant Catholic holiday over Easter and although it’s one of the busiest times of the year, the atmosphere is electric as tens of thousands of people make a pilgrimage to the city.

Visit the Vatican, join the Stations of the Cross procession through the streets of Rome or simply take in attractions like the Trevi Fountain and the Coliseum.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Keep the kids entertained, with a city break in Edinburgh taking in the International Science Festival which runs from 5th – 20th April.

However, if this doesn’t take your fancy then Edinburgh has plenty of other things to offer; stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, first-class attractions, outdoor pursuits and beautiful coasts & countryside.

Seville, Spain         

When spring is slow to get going at home, the sun has got its hat on and is looking rather awesome in Seville.

In springtime the scent of orange blossom hangs deliciously on the air in Andalucia’s capital, a captivating historic city of cobbled streets, Moorish places, authentic tapas and lively nightlife.

Easter is extra exciting in Seville, as its citizens celebrate Semana Santa (Holy Week) in style – so why not join them?

Munich, Germany

Markets in Germany are as much for Easter as they are Christmas. They’ve not even packed away the gingerbread when up pop the Ostermarkts, bearing gifts and, coming as no surprise – sausages and alcohol.

The weather will be best down south, so get yourself to Munich for seasonal shopping, bratwurst and beer.

Athens, Greece

Stroll around candles, lose yourself amidst the many shops specially decorated for these festive days or you can try some Lenten food.

All the formal religious events which take places in the churches of Athens provide a first-hand experience of the solemnity that is typical of the Greek Holy Week while, after the Paschal Vigil, almost every restaurant offers magerista (a soup  made of the lamb’s internal organs: liver, heart, lungs and intestines with an egg-lemon sauce), red eggs and roast lamb.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio’s Holy Week celebrations are electric. Streets covered in flowers with samba-soundtracked processions, shops sell special celebratory cakes and patisseries to mark the occasion and when the sun sets, head down to Copacabana for a beer, swim or a game of beach volleyball!

Washington DC, USA

Ever wanted to pay visit to the President of the United States?

Barrack Obama takes his wife and kids out onto the lawn for a spot of family fun at the White House Easter Egg Roll – just about the best kid’s Easter party on the planet.

If you’re interested in attending the celebrations, which date back to 1879, you can register for tickets on Friday 28th March at 10:00am (PT) on www.recreation.gov.

Once you have booked your perfect Easter holiday - be sure to contact Discount Insurance regarding a competitive quote on your travel insurance.