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Top 10 Cheap City Breaks in Europe

Cheap city breaks, weekend breaks, midweek breaks and more – we all love to get away for a few days! Escape the everyday with a few days in one of Europe’s best cities. We’ve put together a quick guide here.

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Prague

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We’ve sent 1000s of Irish holidaymakers to the City of a Thousand Spires. People love it for its charming old squares, its famous Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge.

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Prague is one of Europe’s most popular cheap city break destinations. Small but full of historical flavour, it’s perfect for a weekend break or a midweek break. Head here for a romantic break, a stag or hen or just a change of scenery. Sample local beers and see the sights.

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Amsterdam

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The city of canals and culture, Amsterdam is a totally charming cheap city break destination. A true cultural hub, visit top museums, enjoy a famous nightlight, eat in amazing restaurants and just live it up!

 

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Cheap city breaks to Amsterdam are tons of fun. It’s one of Europe’s must-see cities. Visit the Anne Frank Musuem, chilled-out neighbourhoods like NDSM Wharf, and party all night in the Rembrandtplein Distrist.

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Rome

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The Eternal City draws millions of visitors a year. Rome has been here for 1000s of years and its history and heritage is unparalleled.

 

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Top things to do in Rome during your Rome cheap city break include visiting the Colosseum, The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. You can do it all in one long afternoon and afterwards explore the city’s piazzas, pizza places, fine restaurants and gelato joints. Visit the Vatican for spectacular St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum, home to the Sistine Chapel.

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Istanbul

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Stunning Istanbul is the bridge between Europe and Asia. It’s a truly ancient city where the heritage of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires are on full display, and there’s plenty of modern charm too.

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During your Istanbul city break, see the Blue Mosque, as well as the Hagia Sophia built three times on the same site during its long, long history. See the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar. Venture across the river to the underrated Asian side of the city for a more low-key vibe full of cuisine and culture.

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Paris

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Simple one of the world’s famous cities. And one of its most visited. Everyone wants to see the Eiffel Tower at least once in their lifetime – and Paris has plenty to offers besides that iconic landmark.

 

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There so many things to do in Paris. See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre (be prepared to queue!), stroll along the Seine, visit the Musée d’Orsay, head to charming Montmartre, go down deep to the creepy Catacombs, and just indulge in stunning cuisine.

And don’t forget about Disneyland Paris!

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Porto

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Portugal’s 2nd capital is one of its top first-rate city break destinations! Its charming and historic districts like Ribeira and Belem and are full of things to see and do.

 

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Porto’s small but full of sights. It’s a totally charming destination to explore by foot, taking in sights like the Clérigo Tower and Church, Lúis I Bridge and so much more. Sample local delicacies and just relax by the River Douro.

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You should also check out our Lisbon city guide – Portugal’s other amazing city!

Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of Spain’s most popular destinations in a city that’s full of them. Barcelona offers beautiful beaches, architectural wonders and tons of quirks and culture.

 

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Top things to do in Barcelona include visiting the Gothic Quarter, seeing the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell envisioned by architect Gaudí who truly left his mark on the city. Stroll along the beach and sample authentic Spanish cuisine.

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If you’re heading to Spain, see our guide to Seville here

And our guide to Madrid here!

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Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik’s Old City has come into its own as a major cheap city break destination thanks to its stunning old walls, crystal waters and starring role in Game of Thrones.

 

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Explore Dubrovnik’s charmed streets, filled with restaurants and shops. The city has a busy yet laid back vibe helped out by its great year-round weather. Enjoy walking along the city walls, as well as visiting the Franciscan Monastery and Old Pharmacy Museum.

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Krakow

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Medieval and modern in equal measure, Krakow is Poland’s historical and cultural heart.

 

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During your cheap city break to Krakow, you’re sure to pass through the Old Town. The whole Old Town area is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its cobbled streets are packed with gothic architecture, charming squares and bustling streets. While it’s a darker side of the city’s history, taking time to pay respects at Auschwitz is also one of the must-do things during a city break to Krakow.

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Copenhagen

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Denmark’s capital is full of sights, great food and drink and it has a relaxed seaside vibe that makes it a great place to get away for a few days.

 

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Many visitors on a cheap city break to Copenhagen stay in one of the city centre areas, especially historic 17th-century canal district Nyhavn. That’s now become on the city’s busiest tourist areas, so think about alternatives like trendy Vesterbro, multicultural Nørrebro, or seaside Amage. See top sights like the Little Mermaid statue, Copenhagen Town Hall with its tower-top views and storybook Rosenborg Palace.

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