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      Bewley and Ritch Blog — last minute city breaks

      Half-term getaways! Where can you go without breaking the bank?

      Half-term getaways! Where can you go without breaking the bank?

      Feeling those summer blues? You’re not the only one! That’s why we’ve found the cheapest city breaks for you this half-term. All that’s left to do is pack…

      Dublin - Amsterdam
      Cost: £31 Ryanair
      Wednesday 15th November – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

      Amsterdam is famous for many things: historic attractions, the Heineken Experience, the Amsterdam Ice Bar. Whatever you are interested in, you can guarantee you won’t spend a second of your trip bored. We recommend taking a cruise down the Canal – you can even dine here if your budget stretches that far.

      Tip: If you are a history fanatic like me, you will want to visit the Anne Frank Museum. But this isn’t one of those tourist attractions you can just turn up to, you need to book in advance!

      Bristol – Barcelona
      Cost: £47 Easyjet
      Monday 6th November – Thursday 16th November 2017

      Stuck between a city break and a beach holiday? Then combine the two and head straight for Barcelona! The city’s metro system is easy to use and can get you from the Sagrada Familia to Barceloneta beach in minutes. We recommend visiting Mount Tibidabo – don’t let your fear of heights stop you from seeing the breathtaking views this amusement park has to offer!

      Tip: Buy a T10 metro ticket and you can ride the metro 10 times for just 9.95. If you’re on a budget, avoid eating lunch/dinner in Las Ramblas.

      London Stansted – Basel
      Cost: £40 EasyJet
      Tuesday 31st October – Tuesday 7th November 2017

      If you are an Art fanatic, Basel is for you. And for those of you who aren’t, well what could be better than a trip to Switzerland in October? Basel is a culture-centric city bordering both France and Germany, and with its Munster Cathedral and Zoological Gardens, you won’t fall short of tourist attractions to visit.

      Tip: Book tours/museum tickets online for up to 50% discount. Spend £23 on a boat trip along the Rhine River, it’s worth it trust us!

      Manchester – Berlin
      Cost: £26 Ryanair
      Tuesday 7th November – Tuesday 14th November 2017

      If you haven’t already been to Berlin, then stop everything and book NOW! Berlin is one of the most stimulating, creative cities in Europe. It has something for everyone – history, nightlife and family friendly attractions. Do your research and plan out your activities, there are an abundance of sights to see and you may have to travel quite far for a few.  

      Tip: Make your way to Brandenburg Gate and take the ‘free’ walking tour – this is a great way to get your bearings whilst ticking off your site seeing list. P.S. We use the term ‘free’ loosely, you are required to donate a sum of money at the end of the tour. 

      Edinburgh – Prague
      Cost: £49 Ryanair
      Tuesday 31st October – Saturday 4th November 2017

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like starring in a Disney movie? Book a flight to Prague and find out. Whether you love architecture or take pride in your Instagram aesthetic, you will appreciate Prague’s beautiful baroque buildings and Gothic churches.

      Tip: See the sights in style – take the famous Prague Vintage Car Tour and ride to Prague Castle in an open top car. You can even squeeze time in to go paddle boating on the Vltava River.

      Top 10 Last Minute City Break Ideas

      1. Berlin

      Perfect for history lovers with many museums or Art fanatics with an abundance of galleries. Berlin has something to offer everyone plus it is highly recommended for the lively nightlife.

      2. Madrid

      Soak up the Spanish culture in the heart of Spain. Enjoy flamenco dancing and traditional tapas in the many restaurants that line the streets.

      3. Paris

      The French capital is just a train ride away on the euro star. Feel like a Parisian whilst browsing the chic department stores or exploring the back street bars and clubs.

      4. Budapest

      This city is great for back packers as it is young, fun and cheap. The architecture is renowned for its beauty and if you want to unwind then relax in the famous Budapest spas.

      5. Rome

      Rome is renowned for its iconic Colosseum and Basilica which are a must see. The city is brimming with history and Italian culture.

      6. Vienna

      Almost all of Vienna’s main attractions sit within the Ringstrasse, a concise historic city centre that is largely pedestrianised.

      7. Amsterdam

      Enjoy a calming boat ride along one of the many canals, be a true Dutch and get around on bike then take a trip to the Anne Frank house. That’s what people go to Amsterdam for isn’t it?!

      8. Lisbon

      Lisbon is a great city for enjoying museums and culture as well as sunbathing on the beautiful beaches.

      9. Dublin

      Dublin is still out of England but not too far for a quick break, it’s great value for money and has extremely friendly locals.

      10. Edinburgh

      The Scottish capital is again not to far for a weekend away but offers a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city. Plus it’s only a train ride away.


      Travelling - T-shirt £25.00

      Sight Seeing - Polo Shirt £35.00

      Evening - Short Sleeve Shirt £35.00

      It's always a challenge deciding what clothes to pack when going on holiday. That's why we have decided for you... For travelling, whether by train or airplane, wear a comfortable t-shirt. Whilst sightseeing during the day a smart polo shirt will keep you cool and look great in all of the holiday photos. A short sleeved shirt will also be ideal for the evening as it will again keep you cool and give a smart evening look. Wear the tops with neutral coloured shorts or chinos and pack a comfortable pair of shoes. Don't forget your sunglasses!

      Bon Voyage!