Ten cheap places you can fly to from Manchester Airport this Easter Bank Holiday for around £100 or less

As lovely as Manchester is, it’s always good to get away every now and then. And a holiday feels even better when you don’t have to use up your annual leave for it.

In just a few weeks’ time, Brits will be able to enjoy a long weekend with Easter Bank Holiday. And, seeing as we can’t always rely on the sunshine to make an appearance in Greater Manchester, we’ve taken a look at where you can head abroad on the cheap instead.

We scoured SkySkanner and individual budget airline websites – Ryanair, easyJet, and Jet2 – to find the best deals on offer for flights from Manchester Airport for the four-day break. Usually, prices are a lot more expensive during a school holiday or Bank Holiday, but there are still some good prices available.

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Here are 10 cheap places you can travel to – flying out on Friday, April 15, and returning on Monday, April 18 – for around £100 or less. Please note: prices were accurate at the time of searching – based on one adult. You may have to pay additional costs for luggage and transfers.

Ryanair

Cork

© Publicity Picture Cork, Ireland

Jam-packed with buzzing pubs, galleries, museums, and arguably the best restaurant scene in Ireland, Cork is the perfect city break destination. It’s described as Ireland’s ‘second city,’ while locals refer to it as the ‘real capital of Ireland’.

The vibrant city centre is set on an island, surrounded by the River Lee. It’s made up of a busy network of 17th-century alleys, housing the opera house, pubs, bars, cafes, and shops.

From £46.78 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Dublin

© scu Night view of Temple Bar Street in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s capital, is on everyone’s bucket list. Framed by mountains, centred on a river and edged by a beautiful bay, the city’s streets and alleys are filled with vibrant art, historic buildings, and hip cafés.

It’s undeniably a social place, packed with traditional ‘old man’ pubs, as Dubliners call them, where you can sit back and enjoy the live music scene. Or, you can head out beyond the city, where the UNESCO Biosphere of Dublin Bay opens up with coastal walks, little villages, wide sea views and rugged mountain backdrops.

From £48.98 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Knock

Ireland’s West Airport Knock is your ideal gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way. The west coast of Ireland is an ideal location for a road trip if you want to see stunning coasts, chalk-white beaches and gloriously green mountains.

The 2,500km stretch runs from Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, down to Kinsale in Cork – perfect if you want to experience a longer, more in-depth adventure across the Emerald Isle.

From £107.48 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Brussels Charleroi

© Daily Record Grand Palace, Brussels

From medieval masterpieces to 20th-century gems, covered arcades to incredible views, there is something for everyone in the Belgian capital. Home to arguably the best chocolate and beer, Brussels also boasts a thriving arts scene, with Art Deco jazz bars, colourful comic-strip street art, and galleries.

Just a short train from Brussels is Bruges – the romantic fairytale town lined with canals, where you can travel through the cobbled streets by horse and carriage.

From £76.58 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Pisa

© Getty Images Italy, Tuscany, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta

Pisa is another destination that is well known by tourists, with a visit to the famous Leaning Tower on a lot of people’s must-do lists. After taking a snap alongside it, you can climb it for impressive views across the city.

But the vibrant college town has a lot more to offer than this iconic landmark. The Piazza dei Miracoli, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, is also home to the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta cathedral – a perfect example of Roman-Pisan gothic architecture, made of white marble.

You can take a leisurely stroll along the Arno River – where you will come across the Santa Maria della Spina, an amazing gothic church, and where you can sample some of the town’s artisan gelato.

From £86 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Brindisi

Brindisi’s port served the ancient Romans when they traded across the Adriatic Sea – it was their gateway to the Middle East. Today, the beautiful Italian marina is used for yachting and tourism, hosting various water sports events.

it is a good airport for exploring this southern area, and particularly for visiting the Baroque town of Lecce, which is a short bus ride away.

From £129.98 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Warsaw Modlin

© Getty Images/Ingram Publishing Castle Square, Warsaw

The capital of both the Mazovia province and of Poland itself, this is a truly extraordinary city. Situated right in the heart of Europe, Warsaw is a major economic, academic, cultural, and tourist hub with an array of historical sites and tourist attractions.

There’s no better place to start your trip to Warsaw than in the spectacular Old Town, whose history goes back 700 years. The now-UNESCO World Heritage Site was reconstructed after it was completely destroyed during World War II on the basis of paintings by Canaletto.

For a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can head down to the waterfront. The riverbanks are one of the biggest draws of Warsaw; with clean, well-kept beaches, boulevards with bike paths, observation decks, a mini-beach, and a river marina.

From £104.58 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

easyJet

Aberdeen

© David Robertson/Visit Scotland The impressive ruins of Dunnottar Castle

While it’s known as the ‘Granite City’, Aberdeen is surprisingly nature-heavy. Set on the stunning Scottish coastline, its famous grey buildings have lengths of sandy beaches at their feet. Head in the other direction and you’ll find Dunnottar Castle, one of the most breathtaking sights in the region, thanks to its incredible clifftop location with the blue sea behind and green grass all around.

You can step back in time in Aberdeen’s old town as you visit the cobbled roads and historic buildings in Old Aberdeen, or stay in the heart of a bustling city with a vibrant foodie scene – including big names like Mackie’s and BrewDog.

From £103.98 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Prague

© PA Prague Castle seen from Charles Bridge

Prague is the Paris of Eastern Europe – but a Paris that floats on good beer rather than kir royales and champagne. The Czech Republic’s capital, this ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ has increasingly stood at the forefront of European tourism since the Velvet Revolution of 1989 overturned its Communist rule.

Crowds are a given, but the colourful Baroque buildings of the Old Town and the grandeur of Charles Bridge set atop the Vltava river are hard to dim. And, after the sightseeing, there are endless cobbled streets filled with bohemian cafes, cute churches, and blissfully tourist-free bars to lose yourself in.

From £136.98 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Jet2

Budapest

© Getty Images View over Danube River

The Hungarian capital is the country’s grand dame, with an abundance of art nouveau architecture, relaxing bathhouses and hipster hangouts to experience. The mighty Danube River snakes through the heart of the city, helping you get your bearings no matter what neighbourhood you’re exploring.

Budapest is built above natural hot springs and the city makes the most of this with its great variety of baths. The bathing culture started back in the Roman times and was continued over a thousand years later during the Turkish occupation – giving this city break a lot of potential for a relaxing trip away.

From £147 return.

Based on Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18.

Please check the Foreign Office travel advice for latest entry requirements and safety information at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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