The Opodo Prime Day is back from 3rd October to 5th October! Are you ready to get back to travel again around Europe?
The Opodo Prime Day are 3 days of incredible deals on flights, hotels, and car hire. The discounts will be even cheaper than in previous editions. Take advantage of exclusive offers of up to -60% off airline tickets and reduced rates on accommodation and car hire. There is no better excuse to book a great trip, discover new destinations, and revisit those places you love so much.
If you are thinking of spending a few days away from work, and studies and disconnecting from everyday life, we recommend you to take advantage of the Opodo Prime Day to book your new destination and organize all the details of your trip. In this article, we want to give you some destinations for a city break trip in Europe.
Despite its proximity to the ocean, Lisbon enjoys a mild climate even in autumn, although often windy. But a little breeze, in the right direction, will give you the boost you need to tackle the uphill stairs leading to Europe’s most picturesque viewpoints.
Alternatively, you can hop aboard the iconic tram 28 and enjoy a scenic tour of the Portuguese capital, winding through narrow, steep streets, through popular neighborhoods such as Graça and Alfama. Spice it all up with a good glass of port or a tasty pasteis de nata and a few notes of fado, and the magic is done.
To taste pasteis de nata in their original recipe, take a stroll in Belém. Pastéis de Belém is a historic pastry shop and a must-see for food lovers. The Belém district offers pleasures not only for the palate but also for the sight. Here you can admire the very special Mosteiro dos Jerónimos overlooking the Praça do Império, one of the capital’s most beautiful and majestic monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Let’s stay on the Iberian Peninsula but move to Spain. For those who like to travel low-cost, another destination worth considering for the fall-winter season is Seville, which offers tourists – as well as residents – consistently mild temperatures.
In other words, there will certainly be no need to pack scarves and windbreakers, as the temperatures here easily exceed 20 degrees. An opportunity not to be missed to get in touch with the smiles and friendliness of the Andalusian people, who are always helpful and kind.
The city of Seville possesses extremely important artistic and architectural riches, to the point that it has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site: this would be enough to deserve a visit. If this were not enough, in addition to its artistic heritage, the Andalusian capital also boasts a wonderful gastronomic tradition. This elegant city is probably one of the most exotic-looking European destinations, representing well the effects of the contamination between European and Arab civilization.
Budapest is a great destination at any time of the year, but in autumn there seem to be a few more reasons to visit. The temperatures during these months are still mild and the autumn colors make the city magical. So it is definitely worthwhile to organize a weekend trip to the city known as the “Paris of the East” at this time.
Budapest is particularly famous for its extravagant Turkish baths, which are spread throughout the city. They are a great way to enjoy a relaxing and casual trip to Europe with your family or friends. If the baths aren’t to your taste, there are a range of other activities to choose from.
Take a free walk to learn more about the history of Budapest’s two parts, Buda and Pest. Or climb up to the Fisherman’s Bastion for a great view of the city. Visit the Gothic Hungarian Parliament building or admire it from across the Danube. The more adventurous among you can even climb the Széchenyi Chain Bridge (although this is not the best idea). Finish the night by visiting Budapest’s famous ruin bars.
If it is true that autumn is one of the most picturesque times of the year, it is even more so in Paris. The colors of the trees in the boulevards turn vibrant dotted with the lights of the capital’s bistros and attractions. Wrap yourself in a warm wool jumper and lose yourself in the streets of the Ville Lumière.
A walk on the Champs-Élysées is one of the best ways to start the autumn day. The long rows of trees help create the right atmosphere, and you will be completely captivated by the landscape of this romantic city. Let yourself be lulled by the waters of the Seine and admire the breathtaking view of the city.
Paris has so much to offer and visiting it in a few days is no easy feat. It is also one of the most expensive capitals in the world. If you want to spend a few extra days in the French capital without breaking your budget, take advantage of Opodo Prime Day to find great deals on hotels. Incredible discounts are waiting for you, all you have to do is set a reminder on your calendar and book the option that suits you best. You’ll be spoilt for choice with over 2.1 million accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Among Europe’s cities that are easy to reach and still warm in the fall-winter season. Walking among the ruins of Athens is like taking a trip back in time, to the era of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology.
Spend some time in the beautiful Athenian neighbourhoods such as Plaka, Monastiraki, Psyrri. And don’t give up the joys of Greek cuisine. Restaurants and typical taverns will welcome you in the best possible way.
After the archaeological tour and the hustle and bustle of the city, take a break by the sea in the shadow of the Parthenon. Who says you can’t swim in Athens? The Athens coastline boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, winding between lush peninsulas, jagged rocks, and crystal-clear bays.
From the port of Piraeus to Cape Sounio, the Saronic Gulf offers plenty of opportunities to relax or enjoy the sunset by the sea. Even without straying too far from the city, you can swim in the clear waters and lie in the sun on the golden tan!
6. Valletta, Malta
There are three main reasons to visit Malta. The first is the weather, during the winter, temperatures hover around 20°C. With over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Malta is one of the warmest and sunniest countries in Europe. The second is distance: a direct London-Valletta flight takes no more than ninety minutes. The third is the budget, as prices are particularly affordable these days.
Malta’s capital, Valletta, looks much the same as it did 400 years ago when it was founded by the Knights of Malta. The Baroque buildings, cobbled streets, and imposing fortifications have been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. With 320 monuments on such a tiny territory, Valletta is one of the areas with the highest concentration of monuments in the world. Its streets are studded with architectural gems that give the city a surreal, almost film-set atmosphere.
If you have a few extra days available, hire a car to explore the surroundings in more depth. Take advantage of the offers and travel on four wheels at your own pace. You will be able to visit many more attractions such as St Paul’s Bay, the Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, medieval Mdina and the Dingli Cliffs.
Take advantage of Opodo Prime Day
Remember that during the Opodo Prime Day you can enjoy exclusive discounts of up to 60%, for three consecutive days. Thousands of opportunities and new places are waiting for you to visit in the coming year. Save the date of the Opodo Prime Day to buy your flight, book your accommodation and even rent a car to enjoy your next holidays.