If you’re looking for an unforgettable city break, but don’t want to spend a fortune, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up all the European hotspots where your money will stretch furthest in 2018, using the annual Post Office Money Report for 2018 and throwing in a few wildcards – places that we love, and won’t break the bank. Check out our top tips for the cheapest city break destinations for 2018!
Palma, the gorgeous capital of Majorca, is a perfect city-break destination: a picture-postcard old town, beautiful harbour, plenty of enticing places to eat and drink, and fabulous beaches within easy reach. All this at prices that won’t break the bank!
The Italian capital also makes it on to the Post Office Money Report’s list for places to bag a bargain city break in 2018/2019! Soak up Rome’s energetic street theatre, set against the backdrop of magnificent ancient ruins and ravishing Baroque palaces and fountains.
A UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik is a spellbinding walled city on the shores of the Adriatic. History, culture, sightseeing, nightlife and beaches plus the balmy Mediterranean climate make it a superb destination for an unforgettable city break. Plus, it’s also one of the most affordable places in Europe for a getaway this year!
Valletta, the enchanting capital city of Malta, has been nominated a European City of Culture for 2018, and there’s a whole programme of special events to enjoy. A beautiful fortress city on a slender peninsula, it was built under the Knights of St John and has changed little in centuries. Perfect for a romantic city break, you can explore its charming streets and squares for less than ever before.
Lisbon is riding high at the moment – this beautiful city has never been so popular! Grab yourself a bargain city break at loveholidays.com, and you can experience its cobbled streets, enticing neighbourhoods, fascinating museums and fantastic nightlife for yourself.
It’s never been cheaper to visit Athens, considered the cradle of Western Civilisation. Visiting the city’s extraordinary ancient sites is a pleasure, thanks to the pedestrianized Archaeological Promenade, a 2-mile-long walkway that links the famous Acropolis with the not-to-be-missed Archaeological Museum. Historic neighbourhoods, a dazzling array of shops, restaurants and bars, and oodles of laid-back Greek charm combine to make Athens the ideal destination for an unforgettable city break.
Often overlooked in the rush to the seaside resorts of the Costa del Sol, Malaga is a fantastic city in its own right. Home to a slew of top-notch museums – including Picasso Museum and an outpost of the Pompidou Museum – plus a cliff-top medieval fortress, it has plenty to keep culture vultures happy. Add to that some fantastic people-watching, lively tapas bars and excellent shopping, and you’ve got everything you need for the perfect city break. And all at a price that won’t break the bank!
Palermo, with its crumbling palaces, historic street markets, and sultry charm, makes for an enticing city break with a difference. A European City of Culture in 2018, it’s also one of the best-value places in Italy for a city break in 2018/2019. Whether you’re a foodie, an art fan or just love the city’s faded Baroque grandeur, Palermo is guaranteed to get under your skin.
The colourful Spanish capital fizzes with energy all year-round, and city breaks to Madrid for 2018/2019 are more affordable than ever. Amble through the narrow lanes discovering tapas bars and cafés, visit world-class museums like the Prado and the Reina Sofía, shop till you drop in trendy Chueca or chic Salamanca, or just relax over a glass of wine on a beautiful square.
Faro doesn’t usually spring to mind when thinking about a city break, but it should: the gorgeous capital of the Algarve has everything from an enchanting historic quarter to breathtaking beaches and the stunning Ria Formosa nature reserve (complete with flamingos). All at a very budget-friendly price!