City Breaks

The OH and i are planning to go away for a few nights in october, were thinking amsterdam or barcelona, but can anybody else suggest any other good places to go for a city break

and any advice on how to get the best deals would also be appreciated

looking to leave on the 4th/5th october for 3 nights from glasgow/edinburgh

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How about in your backgarden, balcony, its cheap as chips too.

Granada, beautiful city especially in october. don't know if you can fly direct from where you are but worth looking into.

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bebeleke

Granada, beautiful city especially in october. don't know if you can fly … Granada, beautiful city especially in october. don't know if you can fly direct from where you are but worth looking into.



will look into this one thanks

I'd recommend Prague. It's a beautiful place, cheap and nice beer. There's a bar called radodt I go to whenever I go and the cocktails are amazing. I used to go to Amsterdam but it's too expensive for me now. Hope you have a nice time wherever you go

Bar was called radost but the iPhone predictive txt changed it and I don't know how to edit post

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sensation

I'd recommend Prague. It's a beautiful place, cheap and nice beer. … I'd recommend Prague. It's a beautiful place, cheap and nice beer. There's a bar called radodt I go to whenever I go and the cocktails are amazing. I used to go to Amsterdam but it's too expensive for me now. Hope you have a nice time wherever you go



never thought of prague, absolutely love staropramen beer so this could be one to looks into, thanks

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flights to prague are turning out far too expensive, lookins at almost £600 each in flights alone

Venice
Rome
Paris
Bruges
Dublin
Berlin
Amsterdam and Barcelona are both beautiful cities, but out of those two I'd pick Barcelona.

All the above though are fantastic cities to visit on a little break!

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emhaslam

VeniceRomeParisBrugesDublinBerlinAmsterdam and Barcelona are both … VeniceRomeParisBrugesDublinBerlinAmsterdam and Barcelona are both beautiful cities, but out of those two I'd pick Barcelona. All the above though are fantastic cities to visit on a little break!



girlfriend is against going to paris, will certainly look into the others, thanks.

Out of curiousity what makes you pick barcelona over amsterdam

I like the not so touristy places. Amongst my favourite cities i have visited are :
Vilnius, Kiev, Tallinn, Cologne, Krakow & Venice ( touristy i know lol ) All can be reached relatively cheaply from london ...

PS - another thumbs up for Prague also


Edited by: "darren9030" 1st Aug 2010

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toolongawake

girlfriend is against going to paris, will certainly look into the … girlfriend is against going to paris, will certainly look into the others, thanks.Out of curiousity what makes you pick barcelona over amsterdam


why? its a fantastic city. Far nicer and lots more to do than barcelona or amsterdam.

Barcelona is uber expensive but then again so is Paris.

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csiman

why? its a fantastic city. Far nicer and lots more to do than barcelona … why? its a fantastic city. Far nicer and lots more to do than barcelona or amsterdam.Barcelona is uber expensive but then again so is Paris.



yeah she's mainly against paris because of the price of it

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toolongawake

yeah she's mainly against paris because of the price of it


I would avoid barca too then

I'd recommend Munich, with the dates you have you will miss the actual oktoberfest, but there is still plenty going on and plenty of quality beer. The ratzkeller under the town hall is amazing, although I wouldnt go there if I was vegetarian.

Rome. u gotta do Rome!!!

or if u dont mind a 7 hour flight do NYC!

Rome, we went in feb....only prob is so much to do in do little time, we had a great little hotel and had Ryan Air flights - regular bus service to the main station from the airport and then a metro to street hotel was on. Worth getting roma pass too as the metro is covered on it, or you can get a travel pass.

EDIT - hotel details hotelrediroma.com/ Very well priced for rome, lots of shops and restaurants in the locality and this brilliant bar round the corner barpompi.it/ on the metro line so easy to get to things the are more in the centre. Rome is so spread out that its not worth paying out loads for a dead centre hotel. HTH
Edited by: "Shellywelly" 4th Aug 2010

Berlin.

All I remember about Rome was the traffic .... couldn't get across the road! I love Barcelona but Paris is my fave short break. I have heard that Bruges is nice - mind you all European cities seem to be so expensive now with the Euro, couldn't believe how dear Spain was this year.

Krakow in Poland is a nice place, cheap, good beer (about £1 a pint when I was there last year) and you can fly from Edinburgh on either easyjet or ryanair, which should bring the cost of flights down a bit...

civms47

Krakow in Poland is a nice place, cheap, good beer (about £1 a pint when … Krakow in Poland is a nice place, cheap, good beer (about £1 a pint when I was there last year) and you can fly from Edinburgh on either easyjet or ryanair, which should bring the cost of flights down a bit...




Auschwitz is a must if you decide Krakow. Don't take the train though as it's so slow bus is far better

Just left Athens - fantastic city if you're into your history. Still spectacular if not - very cheap once you're their - attractions cost almost nothing.

Just got to Istanbul. Will see if that is any good...

emhaslam

Just left Athens - fantastic city if you're into your history. Still … Just left Athens - fantastic city if you're into your history. Still spectacular if not - very cheap once you're their - attractions cost almost nothing. Just got to Istanbul. Will see if that is any good...




It is - it's brilliant. You just have to go on the ferries for the hell of it. About 50p a journey anywhere & cheap drinks & snacks on board. Take care of your belongings at the Grand Bazaar & don't talk to strange men along istiklal caddesi ( seriously )

It is really good. Last day today. When did you go? Not quite that cheap now. Off to Turkish coast this evening...

emhaslam

It is really good. Last day today. When did you go? Not quite that cheap … It is really good. Last day today. When did you go? Not quite that cheap now. Off to Turkish coast this evening...




March 2007 i believe so i guess things will have increased a bit. Glad you've enjoyed it
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