Finding weekend breaks starting out on Friday, and back Sunday makes the most of the desirable weekend. For many people though, weekend is little more than a pit stop when you catch up on work around the house and shop for the week ahead before collapsing at your desk on Monday morning for another long week. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Weekend breaks can bring a little excitement into your daily fussy life and break the routine. A little research of weekend breaks with and just a few clicks can net you a real bargain. So, where do you want to go?
With more than 100 city weekend breaks, beach and countryside offers as well as last-minute getaways departing in the next 30 days, you may be somehow overloaded by the choice. If you prefer to build your own weekend breaks rather than buy one ready-made, decide what you are interested in and then start searching for it on the variety of sites. Romance? There's no better place than Paris or Prague. Interested in architecture and cultural weekend breaks? Consider a weekend in Rome, Prague, Venice, Dublin and Cork, this year's European Capital of Culture. For adventurous weekend and city breaks go slightly off the beaten track in the new EU states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, though African safari seems a good idea, too.
Condense a "bucket and spade" holiday in the popular resorts of Spain or Portugal into weekend breaks. And of course, Madrid, Milan and the shopping outlets of the French capital will lighten your purse but weigh down your luggage. There are constant favorites for weekend breaks such as Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Dublin; Eastern European is also marked by weekend breaks available.
The length of weekend breaks naturally depends on your work, but also on your budget. For most cities in Europe, a Friday night departure and Sunday evening return will give you enough time to see the sights, shop and have a good night out. If you can afford a longer break, there is not a problem to find weekend and city breaks for up to five nights in a vast number of destinations.
Can you afford to go away for a long weekend over Easter or bank-holiday weekend? Traveling at times of high demand and peak seasons will be more expensive than if you choose weekend breaks at a quiet time of the year. Advance booking can have its benefits and its drawbacks. For example, last-minute bookings can contain cheap flights, but if you leave it too late, you may find yourself without a getaway at all. This is one more reason for you to research your destination before you go to get the most out of your time there.
So summarizing all the above, these are the weekend break tips:
1. Shop around for the best deal and save your money for luxuries once you get there.
2. Make sure you arrive at the airport/station in plenty of time. Remember that check-in times for low-cost airlines are very strict.
3. Don't forget your passport or valid identification and know which currency you will need.
4. Choose weekends that aren't public holidays, Easter or Christmas. Breaks will cost more when there is high demand.
Now that you have all the information, the only thing left for you to do is pack your bags and start planning your vacation!