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City breaks for £50 over KU half term

By Carly Hacon Oct 28, 2017
Half-term city breaks affordable for everyone Photo: REX Features

Imagine being able to afford a trip away this half term – a dream, right? Well actually you can…

The River shares how you can make the most of your ‘reading week’ and take a trip to one of these european cities whilst sticking to a student friendly budget.

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Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland Photo: REX Features

When: 3rd – 5th November.

Flight: Fly from London Stansted to Warsaw Modlin for as little as £38 return, on the dates specified.

Accommodation: Patchwork Warsaw Hostel, rated ‘very good’ at a scale of 8.5/10, located in Warsaw city centre and £13pp for two nights in shared accommodation.

What to do for free: Visit the Palace of science and culture which is only 300m away from Patchwork. The building has over 3,300 rooms, these including theatres, bars and museums on the ground level. However, the best attribute is the viewing terrace on the 30th floor allowing you to see the whole of Warsaw, which is spectacular at night. To reach the top floor it costs 15 zlotys (£3).


Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland Photo: REX Features

When: 1st – 3rd November.

Flight: Fly from London Stansted to Dublin for £36.00.

Accommodation: Hostel Kinlay House, also rated ‘very good’ with an 8.5. Located in the glorious Temple Bar district, priced at £21pp for a bed in shared accommodation, for two nights. Bars, cafes, bus stops and restaurants are all close by.

What to do for free: Take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Temple Bar. Although the pubs are pricey the beauty of the street is enough to take in.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany Photo: REX Features

When: 30th October – 1st November.

Flight: Fly from London Stansted to Cologne for £43.00, on the dates specified.

Accommodation: Pathpoint Cologne, rated ‘good’ with a 7.6 score, totalling £34 pp for two nights in shared accommodation. Located in a renovated church it is a five minute walk from multiple museums and Cologne train station.

What to do for free: Admire the Cologne Cathedral. The gothic building can be seen from nearly every point in the city. Tours can be booked for as little as €4 online. Situated next to the Rhine River, it also makes a picturesque point to admire the houses of The Old Town.

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