Check out our 6 captivating city breaks for under £65! Will it be chic Krakow or sunny Barcelona; cool Oslo or fairy-tale Ljubljana? For these great prices, why pick just one?
The big, beautiful and bustling Romanian capital is a relatively under-visited European city but one that deserves to be explored. Museums, galleries and stunning architecture ranging from the medieval to the modern, mingle with trendy bars and cafés where you can linger over a coffee to watch the street life.
With gardens landscaped by the famous Karl Meyer to the Piata Revolutiei where the Ceausescu regime first began to crumble, history is palpable on the streets of Bucharest, making a visit here a bewitching and rich experience. Find flights to Bucharest
This Polish powerhouse never let itself be defeated. Even after WWII, when very little remained of the once beautiful Krakow, the people rebuilt their city in its exact image, from the glorious renaissance architecture, ancient synagogues and pastel coloured buildings to the cobbled streets, lush parks and medieval monuments.
Once this was done they set about giving the city its soul back. Museums, cafés, bars and bistros; jazz clubs, galleries and lively markets all sprang to life and continue to be loved and used by all who live there. Discover more about the country’s heart-breaking past, but also relish the revival and transformation of Poland’s most enchanting city. Find flights to Krakow
Barcelona should really be known as Gaudi’s city as there is so much of his work and inspiration in it. From the majestic, and as yet unfinished, Sagrada Familia to the Parc Guell, his colourful mosaics decorate much of this modern, fun-loving city. Wide tree-lined boulevards are where the hip locals hang out in chic sunglasses, sipping coffee and lunching al fresco.
Outdoor markets, tantalising restaurants, tapas and Catalonian sunshine make an unmistakeably Spanish combination, bliss to experience. Shop in lively La Rambla, bike around the Gothic quarter or even take a cable car to the mountains before tucking in to the tastiest seafood for miles around. Find flights to Barcelona
This fairy-tale land is another of Europe’s undiscovered gems. Sip coffees with the locals by the Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city, weaving through the magical Baroque architecture, under the Dragon Bridge and past Ljubljana Castle and Republic Square.
See Roman ruins, museums and galleries galore or simply sit, entranced by the beauty of the place. Slovenia is extremely compact yet very diverse in its geography, so you can see beaches, lakes, snow-capped mountains, vineyards and cave systems, all in one weekend. Find flights to Ljubljana
With summer festivals, glorious natural surroundings and a refreshing climate, Oslo is wonderful for an outdoorsy break. With over 50 museums and galleries, a grand palace, an opera house and majestic cathedral, Olso is great for culture vultures.
See the traditional wooden houses or get out walking, biking and hiking in the forests or fjords with their fresh mountain air and dazzlingly-clear lakes that are wonderfully invigorating for a swim. With skiing in winter, Oslo is great all year round, offering fun for families and beautifully isolated accommodation for couples wanting a secluded romantic escape. Find flights to Oslo
It’s French versus Flemish in this intriguing city of contrasts. Designer chic accosts you at every corner, from clothing boutiques to shops selling Rolexs, while outdoor markets and cafés in the African quarter brim with colour and music. Art nouveau meets Gothic splendour in the Grand Place while the chocolate shops are a must see.
Glistening sweet treasures wink at you from almost every shop window, whispering of soft pralines, strawberry creams and champagne truffles. Brussels is an evocatively international city where anyone can feel at home almost instantly. With beautiful architecture and a feeling of cultural importance, everyone should visit Brussels at least once. Find flights to Brussels