From Madrid to Marrakech, Prague to Porto, I’ve got 10 great city break deals for less than €199!
I know many of you are busy planning summer holidays, but with airfares to European cities so low, you might be able to plan a sneaky city break too! I’ve found some great city break deals for you to enjoy this autumn. All deals include flights and top rated hotels in central locations.
Most deals are for three nights, but there are a few two-night deals too. However, all city break deals can be changed to suit you requirements – simply edit the search links below.
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1. Rome: Flights & 4-Star Hotel, 2nd October, 2 Nights, €197pp
Rome is always a great choice for a city break. There are ancient wonders at every corner, amazing shopping on the Via del Corso, and let’s not forget the food. The home of pizza, pasta and gelato, Rome is a feast for the senses.
I found a great deal in the 4-star Condotti Palace Hotel, which is superbly located in the heart of the city, right beside the main shopping area and the Spanish Steps.
Price for flights and a two-night stay from the 2nd of October. I have chosen an early morning flight to make the most of this short break, but dates and durations can be changed to suit your requirements – simply edit the search dates via the links below. There are many more hotel choices, as well as some top tips for visiting Rome in this post:
Search flights here 2nd – 4th October €65pp
View hotel here €132pp
2. Porto: Flights & 4-Star Aparthotel, 25th September, 3 Nights, €185
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I loved our trip to Porto and would highly recommend Porto for a city break. As well as being home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is packed with colourful buildings, delightful streets, and has a great food and wine scene.
Enjoy a three-night stay at the highly rated Reis de Gaia Aparthotel in September. Superbly located on the waterfront, next to Porto’s cable car and Porto’s famous Port wine cellars, it is also just minutes from the Dom Luis Bridge. Highly rated on TripAdvisor, this is one of the best value city break deals from Dublin.
Search flights here 25th – 28th Sept €67pp
View hotel here €118pp
3. Madrid: Flights & 4-Star Hotel, 25th November, 3 Nights, €199
Visit the Royal Palace, shop the Gran Via, take the tour of Real Madrid’s stadium, or enjoy a tapas trail around the city – there is so much to do in Madrid.
With Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Iberia Express all flying to Madrid from Dublin, there has never been a better time to grab a city break deal to the Spanish capital.
I found great value weeekend flights departing in November – the perfect time to start your Christmas shopping! Flights and a three-night stay in the highly located 4-star Hotel Sardinero Madrid is only €199 per person. Highly rated on TripAdvisor, this is one of the best value city break deals this summer.
4. Marrakech: Flights & 4-Star Riad, 11th September, 4 Nights, €198
Marrakech may not be the first place you think of when looking for city break deals from Ireland. However, there are direct flights every Thursday and Sunday from Dublin and it is a great choice if you want to sample the sights and sounds of this fascinating country.
For the most authentic experience, a stay in one of Marrakech’s Riads is a must. I found a great deal in the highly rated Riad Sofia, which is centrally located close to the Medina, and boasts a small pool with Berber tent on the rooftop terrace. This super city break includes breakfast too!
Search flights here 11th – 15th Sept €76pp
View hotel here €122pp
5. Alghero: Flights & Apartment, 6th October, 3 Nights, €190
Sardinia is a great choice if you are looking for a beach / city combination. With cobbled stone streets, trendy boutiques and a great food scene, Alghero is a pleasure to stroll around. And if you are lucky with the weather, there is a gorgeous sandy beach on your doorstep! Alghero has its own airport, and the town is just 10 minutes from the airport, making it ideal for a short break.
The Flowery Inn Villa is a hidden gem located in a quiet corner of Alghero. The centre of Alghero is just 1500 metres away, and a bus stop is located 50 metres away if you don’t fancy walking. Each apartment has a separate entrance and a patio or terrace.
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Search flights here 6th – 9th October €95pp
View Apt here €95pp
6. Nice: Flights & 3-Star Hotel, 24th September, 3 Nights, €172
The South of France is always a good idea and Nice certainly deserves a place on this city break deals post. Flight time is only 2 hours 30 minutes from Dublin airport and the town centre is only 4 miles from the airport, so you can be sipping cocktails on the Promenade des Anglais within a half hour of arriving in France🍸.
Nice has some gorgeous boutiques, amazing restaurants, and of course a fabulous long sandy beach – but that’s not all. Its location in the South of France is ideal for visiting Cannes, St Tropez, Monaco, you can even pop into Italy on the train for your lunch!
Price includes a three-night stay in the popular Hotel Esprit d’Azur. Located just five minutes walk from the Old Town and fifteen minutes from the beach, this hotel is highly rated on TripAdvisor and offers super value for a short break away.
Search flights here 24th – 27th Sept €48pp
View hotel here €124pp
7. Lisbon: Flights & 3-Star Hotel, 10th September, 3 Nights, €193
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Lisbon is one Europe’s top city break destinations, and after my recent visit I now know why! It has a beautiful old town, with pastel-coloured buildings with terracotta rooftops as far as the eye can see. Lisbon is very easy to navigate too, but if you don’t fancy walking it, there are delightful old trams and tuk tuks available to help you explore this great city.
The modern Ibis Styles Marquês de Pombal is ideally located close to Avenida da Liberdade. It also receives excellent reviews on TripAdvisor and is great choice for anyone looking for great value city break deals to Lisbon. See lots more hotel options here:
Search flights here 10th – 13th September €65pp
View hotel here €128pp
8. Toulouse: Flights & 4-Star Hotel, 8th October, 3 Nights, €199
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Otherwise known as ‘The Pink City’, Toulouse is a colourful, vibrant city that is a pleasure to ramble around. Although one of France’s largest cities, it doesn’t feel like it when you are lost in the Old Town or relaxing by the Garonne River.
Constantly voted as one of the top places where French people want to live, this University town offers a lively atmosphere as well as some outstanding museums, including the Space and Aviation museums. I enjoyed a weekend in Toulouse a few years ago and loved it – Toulouse is also ideal for solo travellers.
I have chosen the Privilège Appart Hôtel Saint Exupéry for its central location and superb views. Priced at only €107 per person based on a three-night stayl, it offers excellent value for a short break. Many more dates and durations are available.
Search flights here 8th – 11th October €92pp
View hotel here €107pp
9. Barcelona: Flights & 3-Star Hotel, 18th September, 2 Nights €199
It’s no surprise that Barcelona is one of the world’s best city break destinations. It’s got amazing architecture, mouthwatering cuisine, buzzing nightlife and excellent shopping, and let’s not forget its location on the Mediterranean Sea.
There are many great hotels to choose from, and you may wish to extend your stay, but for this city break deal I have chosen the highly rated Ciutat de Barcelona Hotel.
Located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, just minutes from Las Ramblas, it boasts an outdoor rooftop pool, a tapas-style restaurant, and a popular bar. See this and lots more accommodation options in this post:
Search flights here 21st-23rd September €82pp
View hotel here €117pp
10. Prague: Flights & 4-Star Hotel, 30th October, 3 Nights, €191
Prague must rival Paris for the title of Europe’s most beautiful city. Wenceslas Square, medieval Charles Bridge and Prague Castle are just some of the architectural masterpieces. This compact city is one where you can see the most of the highlights in your three night break. And if nightlife is what you seek, you won’t be left wanting, with arguably the world’s best beer to go with it!
The Hotel Merkur is a highly rated 4-star hotel located close to the Old Town Square and Prague’s historic centre. It offers great value if you are looking for city break deals in October, with room rates from just €66 per night. I priced this deal over the October bank holiday weekend but prices are even less on earlier dates.
Search flights here 30th Oct – 2nd Nov €92pp
View hotel here €99pp
All prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Please note some these city breaks deals contain affiliate links, where I receive a small commission if a booking is made – but at no additional cost to you.