Long Weekends - Why a long weekend?
Long weekend breaks are more popular than ever before, allowing you to visit a new destination, enjoy the city - yet keep your costs lower than on a week-long break. Many hotels offer great city break deals on three or four night stays and you may discover a bargain better than those for two night stays. Keep a look out for hotels that offer three night for the price of two deals, or similar - with the emphasis on value, you will find a number of exciting destinations are available at little extra cost.
Long Weekend City Breaks - Where to go?
There are so many wonderful destinations in Europe and further abroad, destinations like St Petersburg, Split or Istanbul, which, being further away than closer European counterparts are perfect for a long weekend break. Cities like these are large, intriguing and have a great variety of sights and character. A long weekend break where you travel a day or two before the weekend and return the day after is a great way to save some extra money - many flight companies drop their prices in the week as demand for flights fall. You might find that a destination like Istanbul with its ancient charm, famous landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and Bosphorous Bridge, a perfect destination for a long weekend. You can stay in a range of accommodations to suit your needs and budget, from city centre hotels with an emphasis on elegance, to more simple and budget accommodation outside of the centre. Whichever you prefer, there is a great deal waiting to be discovered.
Long Weekends - When to book
The two best ways to book your long weekend break in a city like Budapest or Cork are to book well in advance or to book last minute. You should book well in advance if the destination of your long weekend is non-negotiable. You will find many hotels offer great deals for holidays booked well in advance and doing so is the only way to guarantee yourself a place in a hotel and the right flight for you. If you are less concerned with the destination, and more concerned with the price, you should look to book your city break last minute. Booking a last minute city break means finding the cheapest deal to a major European centre but not knowing in advance where you will be going. Many operators offer long weekend breaks on last minute deals so keep your eyes on lookout for the best ones.
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