For students, city breaks can be amazing holidays – they are usually cheaper than going to a resort for a week, and you get to immerse yourself in a new culture. You’ll see some stunning architecture, eat delicious food, and have so much fun exploring a place you’ve never been to before. We’ve rounded up some cheap and cheerful city break destinations for students to visit this summer…
Located in the Czech Republic, Prague has a bit of a reputation for being somewhere full of stag do parties – and while it is popular for that, it’s also the perfect place to head with your friends for a couple of affordable days away. You can find relatively cheap hotels, and the public transport system is excellent, meaning you can stay further out from the city centre without having to worry about getting around. There is plenty to see and so including an illusions museum, the iconic astrological clock, a stunning castle, and a day trip to a nearby church made entirely of human bones. Spooky!
While Krakow might be Poland’s hot spot, it is getting a lot more expensive because of how popular it is. If you’re looking for somewhere else to visit in Poland, try Gdansk. This port city has so much WW2 history, as well as a brilliant museum related to the Solidarność – the first independent trade union in Poland and something which is recognised throughout the world. As a student getting ready to embark on your career journey, this is something really interesting to learn about. The city is very picturesque and has some amazing good and drink options too; accommodation isn’t too expensive, either.
You don’t need to leave the UK to enjoy a city break – and Manchester has so many free art galleries, so it’s definitely an art lover’s paradise! Jump on the train for a weekend, and explore this bustling city with its incredible tram network and wide array of delicious food establishments. This is definitely one of the best city break destinations for students!
The Albanian riviera is all over TikTok right now, hailed as ‘the European Maldives’ – and it’s great for a holiday, but quite difficult to get to. Much easier is the capital, Tirana; it’s a really quirky and affordable city with colourful architecture and mountain views. With museums, mosques, parks and a lot of delicious foods, you could definitely do worse than a trip to beautiful Tirana.
Italy is renowned for being an expensive place to visit but if you’re wanting a slice of Italian fun for a much lower price, try a trip to Naples. There are some fascinating underground catacombs to visit, as well as a funicular route with breathtaking views up at the top. It’s a very busy city, but the vibe is great and it makes for one of the best city break destinations for students.
Hopefully with this list of fun, exciting and affordable city break destinations for students you’ll be able to find somewhere to visit the next time you have some spare cash and time off. These cities are fantastic for half term breaks and reading weeks, but will definitely be more expensive in summer. Look for affordable flights using Skyscanner, and see if it’s cheaper to book directly with a hotel rather than using online booking sites. Travelling is an amazing way to broaden your mind as a student!