As our three bargain destinations this week are almost on your doorstep why not take a cheeky last minute long weekend break and escape the April showers.
Bask in the heady scent of a spirited German city, whisk a loved one off to a land of enchanting castles and cobbles or let the Guinness and good times roll in the fair Irish capital.
Cologne from £60
Sweetly scented Cologne (Köln to its locals) is a city on the Rhine, a city that Lewis Carol loved and a city with a spectacular Gothic Cathedral (Kölner Dom) that took 600 years to build. Art and architecture overflow in Köln, boasting one of the world’s best collections of museums and galleries, from museums of chocolate to modern art. Spend time savouring the famous Kölsch beer and everything from German to Turkish gastronomic delights. With a cheery carnival atmosphere and beer halls to rival Bavaria, Köln is the place for a seriously carefree and fun filled weekend. Find flights to Cologne.
Tallinn from £70
If the upcoming Royal Wedding has inspired a sense of romance then you couldn’t find anywhere more perfect for romance than Estonia’s capital, Tallinn. Like something out of a fairy-tale, Tallinn is a heady blend of the medieval and modern with narrow cobbled streets, dreamy spires and a world heritage Old Town. Amid the carved stone walls sit cosy cafes, hip bars, tempting patisseries and alluring restaurants while Tallinn’s historic gems shine like rays of lights through the city’s Soviet era. Treat your loved one to coffee on a sun dappled patio, dinner by candlelight, a night at the theatre and dancing until dawn in this decadent and mesmerising city. Find flights to Tallinn.
If you’re seeking a weekend getaway filled with friendly faces, lively music and snug pubs then Dublin is the place to go. Whether you have a week or a long weekend, the fun never stops in Ireland’s fair city. Culture spills out onto the city streets in the architecture, museums and galleries. The streets are stuffed with shops and replete with restaurants. Irish bars provide some of the most spirited live music on the planet along with the quintessential Irish ‘craic’. Dublin’s heart, soul and personality shine through this city, captivating all who visit. Find flights to Dublin.