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Treat yourself to a city break this summer

It’s that time of year again, where most people are booking their summer holidays.

But, for us students, this is the time where we sacrifice food for a week in the sun somewhere.

Holidays and students don’t mix. Most holidays can be very costly and for us students, this is simply not an option.

Most students enjoy a cheap week away in Zante or Magaluf but this can still come up a bit pricey, when you think that you need to feed yourself for an entire week

This is where city breaks come in.

City Breaks don’t seem to sound as good as a week away in Zante but, a weekend away in Amsterdam can prove to be a more exciting than a week on a  Greek isle.

You could even go on two possibly three city breaks for the price of one summer holiday, if you book with the right people at the right time.

Here at Tside we have picked the top five  student budget friendly city breaks.

 

  • Krakow (Poland) is a very cool, calm and collective city. The huge, open, Old Market Town Square offers an impressive display of bars, restaurants and shops. The has an array of, parks, shopping centres and beauty spots. Student favourite and a personal favourite of mine, is the Wodka bar, situated just off the Old Market Square. Major tourism spots such as Auschwitz and Birkenau and Schindler’s Factory cost as little as £20 (student I.D must be present), with transport included. Meals and Drinks at hot spots such as, The Hard Rock Café come in at £15 per person. One way flights start from £40.00 per person.

 

Old Market Square, Krakow

 

  • Budapest (Hungary) is defiantly one of the cheapest cities. You can get some incredibly cheap deals on hotels that are right in the heart of the city. Why not visit the castle? With the national gallery close by, it’s a great way to spend a day. In the evening why not try the world famous Geothermal baths, they are most defiantly worth a visit and price start from only £15! Even just to see the unbelievable architecture and design of the buildings and outside areas. Budapest is littered with different free museums, perfect for gaining knowledge or killing a bit of time! Flights and accommodation are coming in at £150 per person for three nights.

 

                                      Hero Square, Budapest, Hungary.

 

  • Barcelona (Spain) is the place to go to if you are longing for the beach  intertwined with city streets. The beauty of this is city is that you can live the city and beach life. The streets of Barcelona are truly stunning, with local tourist hot spot Las Ramblas in the heart of the city, it’s a must visit. You can stock up on cheap, local, delicacies from the exquisite La Boqueria Market. Tourist hot spots include; Barcelona Catherdal, Sagrada Famillia and Camp Nou. With central Hotels starting at £55 per night-it would be rude not too!

 

                                        Overlooking the city of Barcelona.

 

 

  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)  is one of the most picturesque places in Europe. The combination of the busy city and the stunning canals makes this city so unique. The city has a very young culture and is the perfect sweet spot for students. Tourist hot spots include, Anne Franks House, Canal rides and Rijksmuseum. The Anne Frank museum costs nine Euros.  Some places can be expensive within the city, but what city isn’t expensive? The local delicatessens are the beauty of Amsterdam, you can fill up on the beautiful patisseries from as little as a Euro! You can also save a lot of money on transport by getting the Ferry. Prices start from £70 for two people.

 

  One of the many canals in Amsterdam.

  • Prague (Czech Republic) is a wonderful city to enjoy a long weekend away. Similar to Krakow with it’s Old Town Square, Prague has a wonderful array of cheap bars and restaurants, perfect for all students!  Tourist hot spots include, Prague Castle, The old Jewish Synagogue and the Powder Tower. Again, cities like Prague have a whole host of museums, most of them being free or with a small admission free. Flights start from£54 and central hotels, including breakfast, are coming up at £56 per night, per person!

Top tip for students looking for cheap travel to any of these places- look on Skyscanner.net! The home of all the cheap flights.

So, why not a try a few of these amazing city breaks this summer?

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