LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2012) - If you're looking to escape the cold of the UK this coming autumn and winter, you won't need to go far to experience the warmth of some of Europe's favourite urban destinations. Monarch has committed to regular continental flights at great prices that are sure to make for perfect city breaks for you and the family.
Flights to Rome take two hours and 45 minutes (or less) from the UK and deliver you to one of the world's most beautiful cities. If you're looking for somewhere off the beaten track to sample some Italian delights between tourist traps then you'll find some of Rome's best gelato at Giolitti, close to the Pantheon. Open since 1900, this establishment has a huge selection; try the chestnut, a favourite of John Paul II.
After a perfect cup of coffee? Try Bar del Cappuccino on the Via Arenula. This tiny shop has a reputation for deliciously brewed drinks furnished with ornate, fanciful designs swirled onto their cappuccino foam. Head to Cristalli di Zucchero on Via di Val Tellina for the best miniature pastries and pretty cakes in the city, which you can enjoy on a picturesque shaded patio.
Thinking of travelling to Barcelona? Be there in less than two hours when you fly with Monarch and feel a world away from the British winter in this beautiful city. With something for everyone - including art, architecture, beaches, culture and delicious food - families, couples and individual travellers alike will find plenty to keep them busy.
If you're looking for a truly unique way to see the city and sample some local culinary delights, try Dinner in the Sky. You'll be served a gourmet meal strapped to a chair suspended 50 metres above the Magic Fountains of Montjuïc. Guests can rotate their seats by up to 180 degrees whilst in the air, so are able to make the most of stunning views of the BCN skyline. Whilst in Montjuïc, keep an eye out for a Chiringuito, or beach bar. Head over the road after exiting the funicular and find a hidden treasure with amazing views out over the Mediterranean.
Monarch flights to Rome are now available from Luton Airport from just £35.99 one way, including taxes and charges. Monarch offers cheap flights to Barcelona from Manchester, Birmingham and London Gatwick. With plenty of 2012 flights to both destinations still available, take advantage of some fantastic city break deals and book your break away today.