Budget Travel Tips: 3 Cheap City Break Ideas

A ‘city break’ is a great way to get away from it all without having to go through all the preparation and decisions that a big annual holiday often involves.

Choosing a city to visit is easy and makes for a perfect stress free getaway where you can do as much or as little as you would like.

One of the reasons this type of holiday has become so popular amongst many people in the past few years is that low cost airlines with great reputations now travel between a wide number of cities around the UK and Europe. It is simple and easy to choose from a wide range of cheap flight tickets and pick a great destination for a relaxing break.

There are now lots of different airports around the UK that might be closer to your home than the major hubs such as Heathrow, Glasgow and Manchester. Combined with the number of destination cities that are within easy reach, there is plenty of opportunity to experience unique sights and sounds within only a few hours travelling time from your own home.

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and it is one of the most important and historic cities in all of Europe. The many attractions include the Prague Castle complex and the Old Town, which is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

As with any other major modern capital, the more contemporary side of the city includes must-see locations such as the Museum of Decorative Arts which exhibits lavishly crafted furniture and clothing.

Taking the lift up to the eighth-floor of the Zizkov Tower offers stunning views across the city and is something that every visitor should do.

Belfast might not be high on the list of airports when most people think of choosing somewhere to fly to for a weekend break but the city offers a mix of attractions suitable for a romantic weekend for two, right through to being an ideal location for a stag or hen party.

As befits a modern contemporary European city, the capital of Northern Ireland boasts the whole range of attractions and facilities you would expect, as well as a host of unique features such as traditional Irish pubs.

The French capital has a well won reputation for romance, as well as for a rich history and culture. The great culinary traditions of fine dining mean that food fans can have experiences of a lifetime whilst iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Pompidou Centre and Notre Dame provide a perfect backdrop for a memorable break.

Joanna Owens/ author of the article
Hello, everyone! My name is Joanna Owens, and I'm a tourist guide. One of the things that sets me apart as a tourist guide is my enthusiasm and passion for what I do. I believe that travel should be about more than just checking off items on a bucket list; it should be about experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and discovering the world in all its beauty and complexity. I strive to create tours and experiences that are not only informative but also engaging and interactive, so that my clients can truly immerse themselves in the places they visit.
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