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Please please help me with a surprise city break for DH

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KefaloniaBaby Fri 21-Mar-14 20:38:59

So DH is 40 next month and we had originally planned to go to Barcelona for a few days - without the kids. grin But the flights were awkward and meant we'd really need to leave the kids with my parents for 3 nights, which is asking a bit much I think. Plus it was just too expensive.

So he thinks the whole thing is off, but I am endlessly googling, trying to find an affordable city break:

:flying from Edinburgh or Aberdeen to Europe
: 2 nights either Friday-Sunday or Saturday-Monday
: about £500 for the pair of us blush I know, but it's all I've got.

Can anyone give me any good ideas? Thanks so much...

Anjou Sun 23-Mar-14 08:38:47

Lovely idea for your DHs birthday, OP!
From Edinburgh you can get to ...
Berlin - amazing city, might be v sunny if you're lucky
Prague - prob not that sunny, but beautiful and v walkable
Dubrovnik - might be v sunny if you're lucky, beautiful
Lisbon - should be sunny, great place
Nice - haven't been but should be sunny
Venice & Paris - you can never get tired of going to either IMO!

Have a lovely time. smile

MyNameIsKenAdams Sun 23-Mar-14 08:39:54

Can you get to Krakow? Beautiful little place!

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 23-Mar-14 08:47:03

Marrakech. Warm, sunny, and cheap. Not immensely long flights either

KefaloniaBaby Sun 23-Mar-14 21:44:23

Thanks so much everyone; I have actually found a great deal for Barcelona, so pleased! And sick of googling it...laptop is officially going OFF.


Only1scoop Sun 23-Mar-14 21:47:04

Barcelona is ace.

Have a wonderful time smile

fussychica Mon 24-Mar-14 19:21:52

Prague - fabulous place.

fussychica Mon 24-Mar-14 19:22:56

oh just seen you last post OP. Barcelona - wonderful. Enjoy.

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