Looking for a way to celebrate in style this New Year’s Eve? Say hello to 2015 and fly to one of these great European cities for less than £100 return, using Skyscanner’s flight search.
Whether you’d prefer to quaff champagne in Cologne or bring in the New Year in Belfast, here are six last-minute places to party without blowing the holiday budget:
1. Maastricht, Netherlands from £99
Avoid the crowds in Amsterdam and explore another Dutch town, a little less well-known but brimming with charm and quaint cobblestoned streets. Foodies will love Maastricht’s plentiful fine dining options. Work up and appetite and get on your bike; the German and Belgian borders are just a short cycle away.
2. Belfast, Northern Ireland from £86
Belfast is packed with pubs and clubs for plenty of New Year shenanigans. Get your giggle on at The Empire Comedy Club, then head to the Golden Mile, the area between Belfast City Hall and Queen’s University, to dance ‘til dawn.
3. Cologne, Germany from £100
Kick back in Cologne, or Köln to the locals, a city loved by famous author Lewis Carol and home to Kölner Dom, a spectacular gothic cathedral that took 600 years to build. Enjoy a pint of this picturesque town’s most famous export, Kölsch beer and soak up the atmosphere in Cologne’s traditional German beer halls.
4. Glasgow, Scotland from £86
Host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow has enjoyed its fair share of international limelight over the past 12 months, and for good reason. Discover the city’s industrial history, especially its shipbuilding history at the Scottish Maritime Museum, or hit the shops and pick up a few New Year’s sale bargains on Buchanan Street.
Read more: 11 best things to see and do in Glasgow
5. Szczecin, Poland from £91
Now with more routes from the UK, flying to Szczecin has never been easier, or cheaper! But why? Well it’s only starting to make it on to most weekend getaway hit-lists, so there are very few crowds but bags of Baltic charm. Recharge your batteries after a long night of partying with a strong coffee in one of the cool cafes on Wały Chrobrego and watch boats cruise along the Oder valley.
6. Stavanger, Norway from £93
Situated on the south-western coast of Norway, Stavanger makes an ideal winter weekend break. Nature-lovers and aspiring mountaineers can explore the trails surrounding the city, great for clearing your head after a few too many akvavit, a traditional Norwegian spirit.
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*All flights departing December 29th-30th and returning January 2nd. Prices correct at time of publication.