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.