York, United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 28, 2009 -- Central and Eastern European cities with currencies outside the Euro are experiencing a surge in popularity as holidaymakers look for bargain European city breaks.
Weekend breaks in Prague, Budapest and Krakow are particularly popular. All three destinations have regular flights from airports across the UK and offer an attractive mix of culture and nightlife â at more than reasonable prices.
Jon Pearce of [http://www.citybreaks-direct.co.uk] comments: âCitybreaks in Prague and other cities in Eastern and Central Europe have been popular for some time, but we are definitely seeing more and more holidaymakers choosing to visit these destinations this year, sometimes in preference to taking a holiday in the sun.â
âIt is easy to fit a weekend city break around work and other commitments â we all need to get away from time to time and a short break to Prague, or a similar city feels luxurious, without being expensive.â
Citybreaks in Paris, Rome and Dublin (the most booked citybreak destinations in recent years) continue to be popular, but the very noticeable financial benefits of a relatively cheap city to visit, such as Budapest or Krakow, is encouraging more people to take a European citybreak outside the Euro Zone.
Top non-Euro citybreak destinations
Prague The stag party favourite of the last decade has a wide choice of bars and restaurants and still contains quiet spots away from the party crowd.
A 3-night break in Prague gives you enough time to take tours through the cityâs dramatic history. Highlights include views of the castle and Charles Bridge, walking in the footsteps of Franz Kafka in the Jewish Quarter and soaking up the atmosphere in the Old Town.
Krakow The medieval Krakow Old Town is small and welcoming, dominated by the Old Town Square which is ringed by bars and eateries.
Krakow is famous for its atmospheric, subterranean bars is now home to some of the most most fashionable shops in Poland.
Budapest Budapest is famously two cities separated by the Danube, Budapest has doubled as Paris in many films â and itâs easy to see when touring the grand boulevards of Pest.
The Viennese coffee houses and Turkish baths that can be found all over the city are another incentive to take Budapest citybreak.