Connect with us


Europe’s most popular city break is cheap and beautiful



Dreaming of getting away for a last-minute city break? The team at KAYAK have shared this year’s most popular destinations.

The travel experts looked at the most searched-for cities on its holiday booking platform and a bargain destination came out on top.

Istanbul was this year’s most popular last-minute city break destination. The Turkish city is fantastic value with great prices for Britons.

A KAYAK spokesperson said: “Steeped in history and holding a unique position as the only city in the world to straddle two continents, the Turkish city has featured on many travel tastemasters ultimate destinations to visit in 2024.

“Whether choosing to indulge in its booming culinary scene, sun-soaked beach days or exploring ancient ruins without the summer crowd – Istanbul is the perfect destination for a range of holiday dreams.”

Visit the city’s Blue Mosque for a stunning example of Ottoman-era architecture or head to the Grand Bazaar to shop for every type of souvenir.

Turkish cuisine is world-famous so make sure to indulge in one of the country’s lavish breakfasts with everything from cheese to bread and yoghurt.

Britons could also use Istanbul as a starting point to explore the rest of Turkey and head to Ephesus for history or one of the country’s beach resorts.

Continue Reading