There is no denying that city breaks are a great way of making the most of your free time, and experiencing another culture to boot. Though some of the top city destinations are a touch on the pricey side, there are still plenty of cities where your pound will buy you plenty of riches.

So here are the top picks where you are guaranteed to have a great time without coming home in the red.


Thanks to its winding streets and gothic architecture, Prague makes a great destination for a city break. Add to that cheap food/drinks and good value accommodation and you’ve got yourself a top weekend away.

To find the cheapest deals, book your flights and accommodation together. Or book low cost flights and then look into hiring a cheap holiday apartment or even youth hostel accommodation.


Krakow city holiday

Krakow city holiday

This beautiful city was overlooked by western tourists for years as they were unaware of the treasures that it had to offer. However, the secret is now well and truly out, so expect to bump into a few other visitors as you stroll around town. Cheap accommodation is available throughout most of the central districts, and most hostels are also very reasonably priced.

If you want cheap eats, it doesn’t come much cheaper than the delicious Zapekanka, Poland’s answer to pizza, which can be picked up on most street corners for around 50p.


Look in the right places, and there are few western European destinations which are cheaper than Berlin.

Hire an apartment or book a room in a hostel and you’re unlikely to pay more than 10-15 euros a night. Even in the city centre a beer will set you back just 2.50-3 Euros and the tasty kebabs, ubiquitous in every district, will cost you about the same price.


Though not traditionally considered a cheap city, a break in Istanbul really doesn’t have to cost much.

Hire a holiday apartment for the best value accommodation and spend your days wondering the maze of streets that make up this incredible city. Cheap food can be found on the shores of the Bosphorus, where fishermen grill up their fresh catches and serve them in spiced bread for around £2.

There are some great affordable city breaks with Superbreak available throughout Europe, so now is the perfect time to jet off for a weekend adventure.