It’s time for the latest holiday hotline – a weekly affair where I go in search for the best bargains out there for you.
If you want to be involved in the next one, make sure you’re following me over on Instagram where I post the request on my story!
But less about future hotlines, more about this one!
THE REQUEST: Christmas Market Weekend Getaway
Not heard of it?
Don’t worry. All you need to know is that they’ve got a cute af Christmas market in their old market square and the average pint of beer costs £1.68.
London to Poznań
Fri 13th – Sun 15th Dec
Ryanair – small hand luggage only
Though I much prefer the timings on this flight which is £81.
The great thing about Poland is that you can get so much for your money! Check out these two amazing Airbnbs for a starter.
And with cheap Airbnbs also come cheap hotels!
PURO’s range of hotels are always chic and the one in Poznań is no different!
PURO Poznań Stare Miasto
2 nights for £130 total
So, a weekend getaway in a top 10 Christmas Market destination from just £81pp?
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR BBZ?!
THE REQUEST: Boxing Day Flights to Moscow
Dates: Leaving 26th Dec and coming back end of Jan
London to Moscow
Thurs 26th Dec – Thurs 30th Jan
Wizzair – small bag included
From £167 each
You can also fly on Christmas day, returning on the 30th Jan for £138 each.
Please note: you will need a visa to visit Moscow which will cost around £100 and will need to visit their visa centre in either London, Manchester or Edinburgh and allow for at least 20 business days for it to process so do it sooner rather than later! There is also an urgent option but it will cost you a lot more. Here’s the info you need as a British national.
THE REQUEST: Christmas getaway from Manchester
Date: Leaving 24th Dec
Duration: 3-5 nights
Fun you say?
Well, there’s no place quite as fun as Berlin!
Manchester to Berlin
Tues 24th – Sun 29th Dec
Ryanair – small hand luggage only
easyJet – carry on case
You can also return on the Saturday for £96 each.
Amazingly, the hotels are much cheaper than Airbnbs during this period so why not treat yourself?
Here’s my top picks.
Boutique Hotel i31
5 nights for £387 total / £77 a night
Save an extra 5€ with the code 2020DIRECT
Leonardo Hotel Berlin Mitte
5 nights for £320 total / £64 a night
This is the hotel that James and I stayed at this summer and we loved its cool, boutique vibes and most importantly the AMAZING breakfast place downstairs. The best bit about staying is that you can ring down to reserve a spot and not have to wait in their huge queues!!
However, if you fancy having your own space so that you can properly enjoy a cosy day in on Christmas Day, here’s a cute Airbnb that may suit too!
THE REQUEST: December Trip to Kiev for 2
From: Birmingham/Manchester or London
To: Kiev, Ukraine
The cheapest flight I could find was this bad boy:
Manchester to Kiev
Mon 9th – Fri 13th Dec
There’s also this cheap option over a weekend from London.
London to Kiev
Weds 11th – Sun 15th Dec
There are also options with just Ryanair, or just Wizzair for a couple of pounds more.
THE REQUEST: January mini-moon in Naples
From: Luton or Heathrow
When: 3 nights in January
London Luton to Naples
Thurs 9th – Sun 12th Jan
easyJet – small carry on included
First, let’s take a look to see if there are any cute (and romantic??) Airbnbs.
HOW CUTE IS THAT?! (And just £64 a night? Yes please!)
However, since this is for a mini honeymoon, let’s see if we can also find a great hotel choice.
3 nights for £334 total
Fancy the best room in the hotel? It’s £165 a night for the King Suite with spa bath!
That’s everything fo this week’s holiday hotline.
Once again, I’m so sorry if I didn’t get to yours this week but make sure you’re following me over on Instagram to get involved with the next one!
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Until next time!
I have used some affiliate links throughout this article. They don’t charge you more, but if you book through them you’ll be helping me to continue my cheap travel booking hobbies. For full transparency, I earn about 10p if you book a flight through a link so… Yeah, I’m rolling in it la!