Spring is pretty much here and what better way to shake out those winter cobwebs than by treating yourself to a little weekend away?
But as usual there’s one thing standing in the way – cash. Don’t worry though – a new study has revealed that British holidaymakers can still land a weekend city break for just over £100.
Post Office Money has compared prices in 35 European cities and with eight of the top ten cheapest destinations it seems like we should be heading to Eastern Europe, reports the Daily Mail.
Topping the list of bargain cities is Warsaw. For just £113, the Polish capital offers a three-course evening meal for two with wine, drinks, two nights’ accommodation, airport transfers, sightseeing attractions and city transport.
The same city break would cost you £115 in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, Budapest comes in third with a two-night trip costing £123, followed by Latvian capital Riga (£132).
Krakow – Poland’s second city – also offers good value for British holidaymakers, with a weekend break estimated to cost around £133.
Portuguese capital Lisbon has overtaken Athens to become the cheapest Western European city, with a weekend there costing around £135 – the same break in the Greek capital would set you back £149.
However, this is still only half of what you would spend in other popular destinations such as Paris (£265), Barcelona (£280), Venice (£283), Amsterdam (£301).
Moscow also makes it into the top ten after the collapse of the Ruble massively reduced prices for British tourists – leaving the cost of a city break in Russia’s capital at around £146.
The most expensive city of the 35 is Sweden’s capital Stockholm, where a weekend break costs £325, next was Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital (£321), then Oslo in Norway (£320).
So there you have it guys, book it, pack it – you know the rest.