European culture and exotic Africa are the bargain flavours of this week.
Cosmopolitan cafes and sublime chocolates are just a short flight away in Brussels, while beer lovers should pack their bags and head straight for the Czech capital of Prague to sample some of the best. For a taste of the exotic and sizzling sunshine, Marrakech is our best bargain this week with flights from just £87! Your camel awaits…
Vivid red tiled roofs and sky piercing spires are the first things to catch your eye when you arrive in Prague. The second thing is likely to be the vast throngs of tourists milling through the quaint cobbled streets of this magical city. Don’t let this deter you though from marvelling at the incredible architecture from renaissance and gothic, to neo classical and cubist.
When the crowds get too much, just hop on one of the city’s famous, colourful and fabulously efficient trams and escape to the city’s outer edges like Žižkov, Vinohrady and Holešovice. There you will find beautiful gardens, riverside bars and cafes, basement jazz bars, museums and galleries, and delicious, authentic Czech cuisine; not to mention the world’s best beer, all at a fraction of the price in the Old Town. This is where you’ll find the real heart of the Czech Republic and it’s definitely not to be missed. Find flights to Prague
For a truly international mini-break, you can’t beat cosmopolitan Brussels. Sophisticated cafes line every boulevard, while dotted among them are some of the finest chocolate shops in the world. These are worth the trip alone for any chocoholic! The Art Nouveau architecture is a treat for the eye as is the monumental modern Grand Place where thousands of nationalities congregate.
One of the delights of Brussels is hearing the myriad of languages spoken on the city’s streets. Brussels is Belgium’s capital of cool, it’s very own Gotham City, with some of the best pubs in Europe and shopping to rival Milan and Paris. Explore the many ‘quarters’ of the city like the vibrant Matonge district, or ‘African’ quarter, with its lively markets and traditional food. A long weekend in Brussels is like experiencing ten different countries at once! Find flights to Brussels
If the May showers are getting you down then take a plane to exotic Marrakesh where scorching sunshine, spice scented air and endless surprises on every corner of the ancient medinas await you. Gaze in awe at the amazing architecture with its African and Islamic influences.
Energetic souls can lace up their walking boots and go trekking high in the magnificent Atlas Mountains, while those looking for something more unusual can jump on a camel and head out into the Sahara to see fiery sunsets across the sand. If you love shopping, then set your sights on the old souks of Marrakech which should uncover plenty of bargains. Follow this with a hookah pipe, some sweet tea and tasty Moroccan mezze and you might think you’ve died and gone to heaven. Find flights to Marrakesh