Dublin Seaside Cottage
Stay in a Wonderful Cottage by the Sea with Flights from Bristol
Oh, I say it time and time again, but it’s so true – I do love to be beside the seaside! And if you’re craving a break from the hustle and bustle of inner-city life (or just need a chance of scenery), then I’ve spotted a fantastic little retreat over on Airbnb that has turned […]
Awesome Amsterdam Getaway
2 Nights incl Hotel with Various Departures for Flights
Looking for a great city break? Well, I sure have the perfect one for you with this awesome Amsterdam getaway incl Hotel & Flights
Cute Krakow Apartment
3 Nights in Bright Apartment for 4 People with Return Flights
Grab the gang for this amazing Krakow group getaway. Perfect for a cheeky catch up – and less than £100 per person!
2 Night Romantic Paris Minibreak
2 Night Stay in the City with 4* Hotel & Return Flights Included
Paris is by far one of the world's most beautiful cities. Come and live it up in the city of Love for two nights this autumn.
Solo Valencia Break
4 Nights Stay in a Well Rated Airbnb incl. Flights from Nottingham with Options
You're not going to want to miss out on this great value solo Valencia break! This break comes with plenty of options so get clicking today!
Krakow Cultural Break
2 Nights incl. 4* Hotel, Breakfast, Auschwitz Tour Option & Flights from London
I found you this Krakow Spa Break in October 2018! This deal includes 2 Nights in a 4* Spa Hotel & Flights for only £99pp! You could even add in a haunting trip to Auschwitz Memorial.
Rome & Venice Double Deal
4 Nights incl Hotel & Return Flights - Multiple Departure Airports Available!
Check out this 4 night Rome and Venice getaway that I found over on Wowcher. You can visit both these amazing cities for such a good price!
2 Nights in. 4* Hotel with Return Flights from Manchester
Been promising your missus you’d take her to Amsterdam but put off by the hefty prices? Fancy an Amsterdam city break with your best pal to bring a little excitement into your October? Check out this deal I put together using Trivago and my Flights Fare Finder, where you could be enjoying 2 nights in a fabulous […]
Banging Barcelona Break
2 Nights incl Choice of Hotel & Flights - Multiple Departure Airports Available!
We all need a little TLC and some luxury at times, so bag this banging Barcelona break: 2 Nights incl Hotel & Flights
Experience The Beatles Story in Liverpool
1 Night Stay in 4* Hotel with Breakfast & The Beatles Story tickets
Beatles fans, this is the getaway you've been waiting on! You can check out the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool with this lovely staycation!
Luxury Budapest Getaway
2 Nights in Award Winning 5 Star Hotel incl. Flights
Boy oh boy, I love Budapest. It’s such a pretty city, with a great location on the banks of the river Danube. The city is chock full of beautiful thermal baths where you can relax and soak in peace, and there are several museums and Baroque architecture for you to gaze on. I found this […]
Planet Hollywood London Staycation
Overnight Stay at your choice of Hotel with Breakfast and Dinner at Planet Hollywood
London is, without trying to sound biased, one of the best cities in the world. There’s just so much to see and do no matter what corner you turn. You really should have the best experience when you come to the city, so I’ve spotted this awesome getaway that gives you not just a staycation, […]
Bargain Lisbon City Break
2 Nights in 4-star Rooftop Terrace Hotel With Welcome Drink, Wine, Breakfast & Return Flights
This bargain Lisbon city break includes a lovely stay in an excellent 4-star hotel in the beautiful Portuguese capital as well as flights. Take a look!
Stunning Minibreak to Paris
2 Nights in Stunning Bright Hotel with Return Flights from Doncaster
Paris really does hold my heart. I cannot put into words just how much I love being in the City of Love. With so much to see and do here, a minibreak to Paris must be on the cards for absolutely everyone. Book a romantic minibreak to Paris The Best Western Hotel Le 18 Paris […]
Brilliant Budapest Weekend Minibreak
2 Night Weekend Break in the Hungarian Capital with 4* Hotel & Return Flights from London
The Jewel of the Danube or the Paris of the Danube, call it what you will. Budapest is perfect for a weekend break with your no 1 travel buddy
Cheap city breaks
Discover the most exciting cities in Europe
Cheap city breaks are always a good idea! These days they’re enjoying more popularity than ever before. With their fantastic value for money, exciting destinations and short travel times, it’s the perfect, compact travel experience. That also means you can be incredibly flexible too – a cheap weekend break after work could become normality, so it’s about time you started planning your city trip.
That’s not the only thing that makes city breaks so appealing. There are so many countries at our doorstep that you can easily cross off your list in no time at all, even if you’re on a really tight budget. Anyone can enjoy the excitement of a few days away, and that’s exactly why I’m always looking for plenty of city breaks to help keep you inspired!
Cheap City Breaks from the UK
Weekend breaks vs. weekday breaks
To get the best value when booking a city break you should try to avoid travelling at the weekend. The hotel rates for Friday and Saturday nights are always much higher than during the week. So if somehow possible ask for two days off and depart on a Sunday. Then you still have one day without taking a holiday but avoid the high flight prices as well. Of course, if you only have time at the weekend, then check out my deals. I always mention in our deal headings if the break is over a weekend and I get you the cheapest possible weekend city break deals.
City breaks from London
There are endless opportunities for cheap city breaks from London. You have six airports, most of which fly to almost all European capitals direct for a really low price. You can get return flights to Cologne for as little as £14. Flights to Dublin are always super-affordable as well. If you fancy a break in France, you can grab flights to Nice for £30. You can get two-night breaks, including accommodation in cities like Prague, Berlin and Gdansk in Poland for just around the £100 mark. If you want to travel a bit further, then a four-day break to New York will only set you back £430pp!
City breaks from the North
Manchester Airport is an excellent base for travelling to the Scandi countries! If you plan it in advance, you can fly direct to Oslo in Norway for as little as £30 return, Copenhagen for £45 and Reykjavik in Iceland for just over £50.
City breaks from Scotland
If you’re departing from Scotland, then you can choose from six airports. Edinburgh Airport, the busiest in the country, will get you to a host of European, Middle Eastern and some US cities. You can secure a three-day cheap city break from Edinburgh to Brussels, Budapest and Tallinn for almost nothing!
Glasgow Airport provides international flights, so with a bit of planning, you could to Turkey and Montenegro for under £200!
City breaks from Northern Ireland
The main airport in Northern Ireland is Belfast International. There are still ample opportunities to find cheap city breaks from Northern Ireland by flying to popular cities like Venice, Amsterdam, Reykjavik and Split in Croatia for under £100.
City breaks from Wales
Cardiff Airport is a fine place to fly from if it’s a city break in a warmer region you’re after! You can get a cheap city break from Wales to Faro, Malaga and Rome. You can also fly direct to Turkey for only £90 return.
Last Minute City breaks
Especially when booking a last minute city break you can get a great deal on short notice. Sometimes the flight prices drop by a great deal and you’ll be able to snap up a super bargain. The only thing that you need to be is flexible. It could be that you are departing within the next week, but then again…it won’t get cheaper. Unlike long-distance holidays, I would definitely recommend waiting for last minute deals in this case.
Alternative city breaks in Europe – explore up and coming destinations
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is – there’s are city break destinations for every season. For example, autumn can be a lovely time for short breaks. You can also take a look at my best winter city breaks. It’s a quick and easy way of getting to grips with new cultures, learning about the history and enjoying the diverse and varied nightlife. In my City Break category, I share the best deals around, guaranteeing you incredibly low prices to cities like Dublin, Amsterdam, Budapest and Prague (to name just a few!). Trips to European destinations for under £100 per person? It’s possible! Staying in a 4* hotel even though you’re on a tight budget? Of course – I wouldn’t be your Guru otherwise!
It’s not just the prices I keep my eyes on though. I always make sure that I’m providing destinations that you might not have considered before to keep things interesting. Cities like Riga, Tallinn, Gdansk, Bratislava and Ljubljana aren’t just beautiful – they’re cheap too! That’s why it pays to try somewhere new and unknown since you’re guaranteed to make amazing savings along the way.
Classic city break destinations for fantastic prices
You’ll still be able to save and take advantage of great bargains even with more popular cities like Berlin, Lisbon, Barcelona and Copenhagen. They’re great places to meet like-minded people along the way, or you can finally do that sightseeing tour you’ve always wanted to do.