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31st July 2013
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Summer isn’t over yet and there are still plenty of opportunities to grab a short break to some of Europe’s most alluring cities – and even tie in a festival visit too!

Explore Budapest, Split, Amsterdam, Berlin or Vienna and discover the numerous festivals on offer from just £70 per person with Festicket.com.

Sziget festival, Budapest – Hungary  

With the old town’s architectural charm from the Ottoman-era, and the lure of the majestic Buda Embankment along the River Danube, Budapest is one of Europe’s hottest destinations right now. Culture nuts should head to Museum Mile for an effort-free glance into Hungary’s art and history, while the fashionable ruin pubs with their worn furniture, rough edges and art installation, are the places to be seen drinking. 

Tie in a break to Budapest with the award-winning Sziget Festival (5th – 12th August). Taking place on an island in the River Danube, this week-long event will have around 200 acts each day across 60 stages with BlurDavid GuettaBoys NoizeBiffy Clyro and more.

Sziget Festival packages start from £198 for a week-long festival and camping pass.

Return flights from London to Budapest start from £218 per person with Ryanair.

Discotheque Riva, Split – Croatia

Split is a wonderful city that merges the luxurious high-life of chintzy cocktails, seafront restaurants and well-dressed bars with its timeworn old town, Roman palaces and religious monuments. It’s also just moments away from some of Croatia’s best islands.

The perfect size for a long weekend, find time to chill at the stylish Kasuni Beach, visit the Tropic Club terrace bar at sunset and savour over some incredible seafood all over town. 

Tie your city break to Split in with Discotheque Riva (8th – 9th August) on the warm waterfront of Split’s charming old town. They’ve pulled in party specialist Fatboy Slim to headline proceedings alongside house legends Underworld.

Discotheque Riva packages start from £185 per person for a two day festival pass and two nights in an apartment hotel.

Return flights from London to Split start from £266 per person with easyJet.

Mysteryland, Amsterdam – The Netherlands

From wonderful canal-side saunters to the comprehensive Van Gogh museum, Amsterdam allows the leisure of setting your own pace. Delve through its flea markets and discover the zen of the hidden Begijnhof garden.

Tie in your city break to Amsterdam with Mysteryland (24th August). This Dutch dance don will have Steve Aoki, Steve Angello, Headhunterz, Chuckie, Fedde Le Grand and just about every other electronic star in the world playing as huge stage constructions and mind-bending Disney-like designs create the perfect playground.

Festicket packages start from £185 per person for a one day festival pass and overnight hostel stay.

Return flights from London to Amsterdam start from £73 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.

Berlin Festival, Berlin – Germany

The German capital is currently Europe’s number one spot for hedonism. Run your hand along what’s left of its infamous wall or just cycle to its open-air cinemas, printing photos from the many photoautomaten booths scattered around the city. Whatever you fancy doing, Berlin will have an answer.

Tie your city break in with the Berlin Festival (6th – 8th September), where hanging out in an airport really isn’t a chore. Taking over the tarmac and in the hangars of the iconic 1930s Tempelhof Airport, you can catch the likes of BlurBjorkPet Shop Boys and My Bloody Valentine if you can drag yourself away from the art village, poetry saloon, open debate, bumper cars, soccer pitch and the design and record market.

Festicket packages start from £130 per person for a two day festival pass and a two night stay in a three star hotel.

Return flights from London Heathrow to Berlin start from £89 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.

Transmission, Vienna – Prague

Prague, boasting scenic cobbled streets and plenty of Pilsner Urquell, is a city of peculiarities. Explore the eerie Bone Church, made of the skeletons of 40,000 people, or wander the Bohemian haunts of Franz Kafta. Decipher the time at the cubist-like Astronomical Clock or while away the hours drinking the world’s best lager.

Tie your city break in with the trance-tastic Transmission (30th November) in the city’s o2 Arena. With a crisp Funktion One sound system, incredible production and lighting to outshine the world’s greatest lightening storm, this all-nighter is not to be missed.

Festicket packages start from £70 per person for a one day festival ticket and a two night stay in a three star hotel.

Return flights from London to Prague start from £142 per person with Cheapflights.co.uk.

For more information about Festicket, or to book a festival package, visit www.festicket.com or call 0800 033 7132.




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