These are UK-based tour operators and travel agencies specialising in short breaks and city breaks.
Brilliant Trips 0845 299 4096 Short breaks with activities & excursions (eg, archery, spa, comedy club, balloon rides) aimed at groups of friends, mostly in the UK plus a few selected destinations in Europe (eg Aachen, Budapest) and further afield (eg Bangkok). An online brand for Tracks Travel.
Britain Shrinkers n/a Short-breaks by Eurostar to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. What makes Britain Shrinker unusual is that they offer fully-escorted day trips and overnight trips.
British Airways Holidays 0844 493 0 787 Pound sign A programme of 40+ destinations in Europe and North America.
Citalia 0843 249 8139 Pound sign Italian specialist, Citalia have an Italian city break programme. Accommodation is in 3 to 5-star hotels.
Cities Direct 01242 536900 City breaks to Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Dublin, Brussels, Bilbao, Barcelona, Prague, Nice, Madrid, New York, London & Edinburgh
City Vacations 020 8518 1010 Website with city break offers. Sister site to part of Acetrip Ltd. They also operate the range of Mywebsites, eg,, etc.
ContempoHotels   Chic new (Feb 06) hotel breaks brand from Elegant Resorts, matching clients with glamorous urban and resort hotels, plus flights & transfers. Easy to use - start searching by picking a 'vibe' - or call one of their "Travel Designers".
Cresta Holidays 0871 895 0075 Longstanding city break operator, now part of the Thomas Cook group and offering short breaks to around 50 cities mostly in Europe.
Fregata Travel 020 420 7305 City breaks specialist in eastern European cities.
Great Escapes 08701 605742 European city breaks by air, by car, and by Eurostar.
Great Little Breaks 08448 488 488 Small and enthusisiastic UK short breaks specialist with a loyal following and a large portfolio of independent and chain hotels.
HF Holidays 0845 470 7558 The walking, cycling & special interests operator also offers straight-forward city breaks to a number of European cities including Amsterdam, Bruges, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Prague, Rome and Venice.
Inntravel 01653 629001 Sophisticated short breaks programme in 17 of Europe's most 'cultural' cities and in selected rural locations staying in elegant hotels and auberges. Inntravel were bought by Inghams in Feb 08.
Jeffersons 0870 850 8181 Jeffersons specialise in luxury short breaks by private jet to a selection of Europe's top hotels.
Kirker Holidays 020 7231 3333 starMuch aclaimed specialist, offering almost fifty short break destinations. Part of the Kuoni (below) family.
Kuoni 01306 747002 Pound sign Luxury city breaks worldwide.
Leger 0800 018 9898 Small programme of European short-breaks
Leisure Direction 0208 324 3030 Citybreaks in 12 European cities and short breaks in parts of France
Letsgo2 020 8329 2600 Flight & hotel combinations to Barcelona, Boston, Budapest, Chicago, Madrid, New York, Prague, Rome, Tallinn, Venice, Vilnius, Washington DC. 08444 77 00 78 Low cost specialists offering flight + hotel packages, or as separates, with a huge selection of hotels in most major cities.
Major Travel 020 7393 1070 A range of city breaks in Europe and shopping breaks the USA, bookable online
Original Travel Company 020 7978 7333 Launched in Jan 03, these guys are pushing at the edges of the 'short break' definition. Their strapline is "the big short break", and the idea is that by including weekends a huge 9-day holiday would only involve 5-days off work. Or you might choose a 'short' break of 4 days in a 'big' destination, like Botswana. There are some inspiring breaks, mostly active or healthy, in exotic locations, plus a set of traditional city breaks in cities like Dubrovnik, New York, Tallinn, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town.
Osprey Holidays 08705 605 605 City breaks to around 28 mainly European cities, plus Orient Express & Disneyland
Scotia Travel 0141 305 5000 Small programme of city breaks from Scottish airports.
Short Break 0870 200 2636 Short breaks to hotels in France, Belgium & Holland
ShortBreaks Ltd N/A Pound sign City-break packages by Eurostar to Paris, Brussels, Bruges, Lille and Antwerp. They also have a selection of arts,music and sporting breaks.
Short Breaks By Air 020 8289 8800 As the name suggest, short breaks by air to a small collection of European cities. A part of ShortBreaks Ltd (see below).
ShortBreaks Ltd 020 8402 0007 Breaks by Eurostar to Paris, Brussels, Bruges & Antwerp
Show & Stay 0800 0832 841 London theatre breaks specialist offering show tickets, hotel and travel (within UK).
Simply Travel 020 8541 2200 Small select programme featuring luxurious or elegantly simple hotels in around 25 destinations.
Superbreak 01904 620033 Ever-expanding range of mini-breaks in 'European Cities and Beyond'.
Thomas Cook 0844 879 8442 Pound sign A wide selection of short and long-haul city break destinations.
Thomson Holidays 0871 231 4691 Pound sign The full range of city break hotels and packages from budget to 5-star, Paris to New York. 08700 460 116 City breaks via Eurostar. Name change: they used to be
Travel Editions 020 7251 0045 A range of one-off city breaks and short holidays, often themed and sometimes in conjunction with newspapers
Travellers Cities 01959 540700 City-break specialists to Prague, Budapest, Madrid, Barcelona, Nice & Tallinn.
Travelsphere 0800 567 7372 Pound sign Short breaks throughout Europe
Vamos Travel 01384 878125 Eastern European city break specialist. They have three 'styles': Culture & Cuisine concentrates on detailed cultural & historical tours, fine restaurants and luxury hotels; Perfect Blend combines sightseeing, authentic restaurants and good standard accommodation; Party Animals... well, is for party animals! who want to try the new Eastern European club scene.
VFB Holidays 01242 240 340 Short breaks in France
Voyage Jules Verne 0845 166 7035 VJV has a programme of imaginative short breaks, mostly featuring classic cities and grand hotels, called Le Weekend Extraordinaire which is published bi-annually. The current programme (published April 05) is their 10th.

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