‘Weekend Breaks’… the very phrase leaves many with day dreams of a relaxing weekend in a European City of a quaint English Village. They offer the convenience of not requiring time off work, along with matching the budgetary constraints of today’s average household.
The cost of a weekend break can vary greatly. From the weekend away in Europe in a top hotel, to a quiet break in the Lake district staying a moderate B and B; weekend breaks truly offer something for everyone in terms of both budget and interests.
Popular European weekend break destinations include: Prague, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome. Due to the competition within the airline market, prices can range from a meagre £30 one way flight! What’s more, if you choose your destination carefully, you can save money on you day to day activities as some will allow for a strong currency exchange for your sterling pound.
Many choose Europe for their weekend break as a happy medium between a full holiday and a weekend break in the UK.
UK weekend breaks, and indeed UK holidays in general, have seen unprecedented growth in popularity since the financial crisis began in 2007; this phenomenon has seen the invention of the word ‘staycation’, and has seen the choice for UK breaks increase in range as well as quality.
The benefit of a weekend break in the UK as compared to Europe is that you don’t waste precious time travelling or stuck in an airport’s arrival lounge. Additionally you can chose to drive for as long, or as little as you like, as the sheer range of UK destinations allow for all manner of options. Finally the make up of the UK landscape will cater to everyone’s needs; from beautiful hills and mountains, to picturesque sea side towns.
Whether you’re travelling outside of the UK, or are opting to stay in the country, you’ll find a wide range of accommodation options open to you. From the 5 star hotels abroad, to a cosy English B and B in the countryside, your choice will be largely dependent upon your budget.
For the extra savvy weekend break bookers, you may wish to check out group deal sites for last minute deals, or sites that source the cheapest hotel rooms at short notice.
Whether you dream of jetting off to Prague for a for a romantic shopping weekend, or you long for a English Country pub with matching fire that features in your weekend away, weekend breaks can encompass all manner of destinations and activities. Additionally, by shopping around and planning your trip to the last detail you can ensure that your break won’t break the bank.