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Fancy a quick city break before the summer but don’t want to break the bank? From Prague and Copenhagen to Lisbon and Dublin, we round up some amazing budget deals that won’t make your wallet wince. All prices were correct at the time of writing and based on a two-night stay and – prices are subject to change over time. Prague from £83pp The deal: Flying from London Stansted on March 28 A historic capital with a flair for dramatic architecture and quality beer, Prague is right up there with the best city break destinations in Europe. Easily explored on foot, you can see most of Prague in two days. Get lost strolling through the winding cobbled streets of the medieval city centre, check out impressive Prague Castle and wander across the iconic Charles Bridge at your leisure. Milan from £63pp The deal: Flying from London Stansted on March 29 A stylish city in the north of Italy, Milan has plenty to offer as a city break destination. There’s culture at almost every turn, with the remarkable Duomo cathedral, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping centre, and Da Vinci’s eerily serene Last Supper among the highlights. For shopping and drinking respectively, head to the Fashion District and Navigli canal district. Barcelona from £91pp The deal: Flying from Liverpool on May 16 Not many cities combine holiday activities like Barcelona – whether you’re after sightseeing or sunbathing, the Catalan capital doesn’t disappoint. Of course, there are the big hitters such as Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia, the Camp Nou and Las Ramblas, but there’s also the simplicity of the beach, the subtle art of MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona and the city’s pulsating nightlife to enjoy. Brussels from £59pp The deal: Flying from Manchester on March 28 Belgium’s pretty capital might be better known as a political hub, but there’s much more to Brussels than boring bureaucrats in stuffy suits. Delicious chocolate, world-class beer, fascinating street art and a beautifully constructed central square are just a few reasons why Brussels should be on your city break hit-list in 2017. Dublin from £69pp The deal: Flying from Glasgow on March 28 Dublin needs no introduction: from its legendary nightlife to its rich literary past, the Irish capital caters to party animals and culture vultures alike. While the biggest draws...Read More
Following the deadly Tunisian terror attack in the resort of Port El Kantaoui, near Sousse, on June 26, 2015 – as well as the earlier atrocity in Tunis on March 18, 2015 – the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) took the decision to warn against all but essential travel to Tunisia, and a state of emergency has been put in place until at least May, 2017. For the latest advice, check the FCO site. I have a package holiday booked to Tunisia in 2017. Can I change or cancel my booking? The current advice from the FCO has been updated to extend the state of emergency status until January 2017. If for some reason you have a booking for travel in 2017 and beyond which you wish to change or cancel, you should contact your travel company or look on their site for updates. Thomson announced on January 31 that it would not be selling any Thomson or First Choice holidays to the destination until the FCO advice changes. Thomas Cook has cancelled all holidays to Tunisia up until at least May 24, 2017. I have made independent arrangements to travel to the country – do I have any rights? If you cancel your trip you may lose money if the travel company you have booked with is not offering free cancellations on its arrangements. However, the vast majority of booking companies should be able to help. Independent travellers with future bookings should contact their airline and hotel companies to discuss what options are open to them. Can I claim for any losses from an insurer? This will be dependent on the type of policy you have, but try to claim what you can back from your travel provider first and then work out your final losses. It’s unlikely that the cheapest policies will cover losses, while many more comprehensive policies will – but check yours to find out. Many providers are looking at claims as a result of the situation on a case-by-case basis and, unusually, some providers such as Aviva have announced that if customers with its policies are unable to recover costs from their tour operator for cancelling a holiday to Tunisia, they will allow claims up to a certain value for this. What if I travel to parts of Tunisia against the advice? If you decide to go to areas...Read More