Beat the January blues with another amazing deal. 3 exciting European capital cities for under the price of a train ticket to Edinburgh – what are you waiting for?
10th January 2013
Fly with Wizzair from London Stansted to Warsaw – £12
The capital of Poland was reduced to rubble after World War II but has been brought back to life and continues to flourish as the one of the greenest metropolises in the world. Not as well known a tourist destination as say, Rome or Paris, however it is still an incredibly interesting city with plenty to see and do (especially for those who love history). Visit the city’s beautiful old town and make sure you try some traditional Polish cuisine (which is ideal for meat-lovers).
13th January 2013
Fly with Wizzair from Warsaw to Budapest – £16
If you fancy a bit of relaxation at good prices, Budapest is the place to go. Known for being the ‘city of spas’, the capital is rich in thermal waters and you will find many affordable baths to relax in (both indoor and outdoor). The city is easy to navigate with the river at it’s heart. The Budapest card is £15 for 24 hours which gets you unlimited public transport and discounted entry into the baths and museums. Budapest also proudly holds many historic grand cafes so don’t leave without visiting one for a sweet pastry. (Café Gerbeaud). Finally, make the climb up Castle Hill to Buda Castle for breathtaking views of the city.
16th January 2013
Fly with Ryanair from Budapest to Rome – £15
The historical capital of Italy is a must-see destination and a very romantic one at that. The elliptical amphitheatre that is the famous Colosseum and the Trevi fountain are only a couple of the city’s top attractions which I am sure are already on your to-see list.
But for a break from all the hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions, why not take a stroll or cycle down the atmospheric and peaceful 2300 year old Via Appia. Alternatively, visit the Aventine hill which provides beautiful views of the city. There hides a keyhole of a door at the headquarters of the Priory of the Knights of Malta, which perfectly frames a sweeping view of Rome and the dome of St. Peter’s.
And of course, when in Rome… eat a LOT of pizza. If like any other student, you’re used to the constant stream of Domino’s deliveries men at your door, you will be blown away by the pizzerias in Rome.
Return to London
20th January 2013
Fly with Ryanair from Rome to London – £24Thanks to @wojtek111, @patricio and @star99 for the use of their images on sxc.hu