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    • efes shareholder
    • By efes shareholder 12th Apr 18, 1:16 PM
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    rome or barcelona - January City break with 3 early 20's ofspring
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    rome or barcelona - January City break with 3 early 20's ofspring 12th Apr 18 at 1:16 PM
    I have offered to take my kids for a short european city break instead of purchasing presents this christmas
    ( i gathered that they soon forget last years gifts but never the memories of holidays)
    We will be a 4 and its my treat however i do like value for money so i will scour sky scanner and trivago/ air bnb for suitable places to stay

    thing is , to where ?
    Eldest has done Paris , Prague , Berlin and Athens
    Middle has done Paris and Prague
    Youngest no city break experience

    The younger two have mentioned Italy however i have a feeling this can't be done on a budget

    I have been to a few cities Dublin , Barcelona , Prague , Brussels , Budapest , Madrid , Lisbon and although I am not against revisiting any I would like to make sure there is plenty for all of us

    I'm thinking Barcelona ticks the boxes for the offspring and also Rome - any other suggestions people ?

    Any tips welcome
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    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 13th Apr 18, 10:34 AM
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    Once yearly big sales will be on in Rome.
    Barcelona would be the more budget friendly option imho
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 13th Apr 18, 10:47 AM
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    The younger two have mentioned Italy however i have a feeling this can't be done on a budget
    Originally posted by efes shareholder
    It depends on what your budget is - We've just done 3 nights in Venice for 360 each including hotel, flights & transfers + 150 euros each spending money.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 13th Apr 18, 12:04 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:04 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 12:04 PM
    Something different - short 3 or 4 night cruise from Southampton ?

    All meals paid upfront and entertainment laid on.
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 13th Apr 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:31 PM
    I love Roma, the history, the two thousand year old buildings, the museums, the galleries, the food, but it's anything but cheap.
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    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 13th Apr 18, 5:02 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:02 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:02 PM
    Surely it depends what your budget is?

    We did four nights for three of us in a 4 star hotel in Rome last April for 700 all in.

    Needless to say loads to do, but January could be the wrong time.
    • Teahfc
    • By Teahfc 13th Apr 18, 5:19 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:19 PM
    Valencia would be perfect, reasonable prices, easy to get round, lots of things happening.... flights freely available... check tripadvisor etc for more info.
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    • PoppyTaylor
    • By PoppyTaylor 13th Apr 18, 5:43 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:43 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:43 PM
    Although I love everything about Italy, I would vote for Barcelona. My friends and I (all in our 20s) went for city break there a couple of years ago and had a fantastic time, lots to do and we didn't find it too expensive!
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