10 of the best autumn city breaks
With fewer crowds and temperatures remaining pleasant, autumn is the perfect time to book a European city break.
Top 10 European cities to visit this summer
If you prefer the faster pace of urban life or have only a few days to get away this summer, a city break could be for you – plus we've picked some lovely affordable options
Am I entitled to compensation for a delayed flight?
If the worst happens, what should you do and what are you entitled to?
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Cities often change completely in winter, making it a great season to explore somewhere new or see a different side of a favourite destination. With deals available for under £99 per person, including accommodation and flights, it’s also a fantastic time to save money. As with all these deals we source, take a look on the site yourself to find more offers for the dates and departing airports that suit you. All prices were correct at the time of writing. Rome from £69pp The deal: Flying from East Midlands on January 10 During the winter months, Rome’s streets become far less crowded, the piazzas fall quiet, hotel prices drop considerably, and the city takes on a much calmer atmosphere than you’d find during the summer. Iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and the Trevi Fountain are all open to visit, but the crowds are less oppressive and queues vanish almost entirely. It might be a little too chilly to enjoy Rome’s famous outdoor café culture (unless you’re brave!) but with incredible museums like the Vatican Museums, Galleria Borghese, and the Capitoline Museums to choose from, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep you out of the cold. Budapest from 74pp The deal: Flying from Leeds Bradford on January 10 Budapest is always a good bet for a bargain break, but during January prices get seriously low. The Hungarian capital is famed for its thermal baths and cheap spas, ideal for beating the chill of winter even when the mercury plunges below zero. Popular pools the Szechenyi Baths and Turkish Rudas Baths are among the best in the city, with the former hosting wild parties even in winter. Besides the thermal baths, Budapest also has some intriguing museums to explore – don’t miss out on the House of Terror museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. Hamburg from £59pp The deal: Flying from Manchester on January 10 If you love the vibrant, creative spirit of Berlin, Hamburg will be right up your street. From the wonderful warehouses of the Speicherstadt area to the pulsating nightlife of the Reeperbahn, there’s never a dull moment in Germany’s second largest city. Duck out of the cold and visit the fascinating Miniatur Wunderland – the largest model railway system in the world – stroll around the historic port area or enjoy the quirky atmosphere of...Read More
From near economic ruin to bearing the brunt of the 2015/16 refugee crisis, Greece has had to overcome a great deal in the last few years. Amid the height of the county’s problems, the British media went into an all-out frenzy, leaving many concerned over their travel plans top the popular holiday hotspot. Now, however, the situation has calmed down again, with tourism expected to thrive again in 2017. Here’s what you need to think about for a forthcoming trip to Greece. Is it safe to visit Greece this year? TravelSupermarket’s advice is that, based on the current situation, it is perfectly safe to holiday in Greece. There are no restrictions on travel to the country at present from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), which all UK tour operators abide by. The only real advice of note is to avoid demonstrations, take plenty of cash and ensure you have any necessary medical supplies with you for your holiday. Regarding the refugee crisis, the EU-Turkey deal that went into effect on March 20, 2016 has helped reduce the amount of people making the perilous journey to Europe, easing some of the pressure on Greece. Do bear in mind, however, that while this issue is not likely to effect a holiday to Greece, it is still ongoing. How can I protect myself if things do change? Most holidaymakers travel to Greece on package holidays, the bulk of which are covered by the Civil Aviation Authority’s ATOL scheme. If Brits were advised to no longer travel to the country, tour operators have well-established contingency plans to fly their customers home quickly. Those planning to travel would have their holidays cancelled and be offered a full refund. However, it would be extremely unlikely for us to witness mass protests on an idyllic Greek island, for example, as the locals rely so much on the tourist trade for their income that it would be self-defeating for them. While there may be protests in the cities and larger towns, holidaymakers are unlikely to see any disruption at all if political decisions prompt protests. Over the last three years, despite the turmoil in the country, those enjoying the beaches have been able to holiday as normal with no interruptions of note. If you have booked independently you are more at risk. If your hotelier goes out of business you...Read More