Want to get away this summer? But you’re on a bit of a budget? Well we’re here to help.

We’ve picked out some of our favourite city break destinations with prices starting at under £100. That’s less than dinner at a top class restaurant, that designer dress you’ve got your eye on or 50 lotto tickets… you get the picture!


Think of Amsterdam and your mind is bound to be full of bicycles, canals, flowers and perhaps a few slightly more unusual images. This all means a city break in Amsterdam is a great way to spend a few days in the Netherlands. Just a short journey from the UK, you’ll be able to visit a number of museums (including the Van Gogh Museum), take a trip to Anne Frank’s House, or sail along a canal, not to mention having a stroll around the city’s famous Red Light District.

Amsterdam Canals by Amber de Bruin via Flickr


Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a lively stag or hen weekend, Prague has become increasingly popular with Brits in recent years. The city’s skyline is dominated by Prague Castle with its magnificent Gothic spires, while the medieval Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square is a must-see – head there on the hour between 8am and 8pm for a charming display featuring several wooden apostles.

Prague Astronomical Clock by Elena via Flickr


One of the oldest and most picturesque places in Poland, Krakow has plenty of things to keep you entertained if you’re there for a short city break. Hang out in the Old Town, pick up a bargain at the flea market in the Jewish Quarter or take a tour of a salt mine, while a day trip to Auschwitz is always an unforgettable experience. There’s good news if you like a drink too as the average cost of a beer is around £1.50 – bargain!

Krakow Old Town by Corinne Cavallo via Flickr


There’s not much more to say about Paris that hasn’t already been written. The city is quite simply one of the most extraordinary places in the world. Don’t worry if you don’t want to spend much whilst you’re there either as there are plenty of cheap things to do. If you’d like to visit a few of the different museums in the city, buying the Paris Museum Pass is an absolute must as you can often skip the queue, and save loads of money at the same time.

Louvre Museum by Gabriel Villena via Flickr


Summer in Madrid can be pretty scorching so if you’re planning on doing a spot of sightseeing, it might be worth waiting until the end of the season before visiting. The Spanish capital is worth waiting for though with a wide range of things to see and do. Art lovers will appreciate the Prado Museum, football fans can watch a match at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, while the Temple of Debod is the ideal setting for that perfect holiday photo to show off to your friends on Facebook.

Temple of Debod by John Robinson via Flickr

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Images: Mark Rowland, Amber de Bruin, Elena, Corinne Cavallo, Gabriel Villena & John Robinson via Flickr.