Welcome to Planet Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Planet ConfidentialNews.

Short breaks from Manchester

bmibaby will fly you to some of Europe's best holiday destinations for as little as £9.99 one-way including taxes

Published on October 14th 2010.


Short breaks from Manchester

The season of long summer holidays is almost over but that doesn't mean you have to put your suitcase away until next year. If you're still seeking the sunshine or just want to escape Manchester for a few nights, a short break could be what you need.

Low cost airline bmibaby flies from Manchester to a great selection of UK and European destinations popular with weekenders, from the sunny cities of southern France to the west coast of Ireland, to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

Some psychologists say that taking a number of short breaks rather than one long holiday makes you happier because you experience your time away more intensely and remember it more vividly. You also get to enjoy the anticipation of going away several times a year rather than just once.

So if you want a weekend getaway to look forward to this autumn or winter, what are your options? Low cost airline bmibaby flies from Manchester to a great selection of UK and European destinations popular with weekenders, from the sunny cities of southern France to the west coast of Ireland, to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

Their flights are great value (even including taxes) and you can choose your seat online so you don't have that mad rush on to the plane that makes some budget airlines feel like an overcrowded bus.

And if you're planning a group getaway, you can book tickets for 16 or more passengers through through their dedicated groups department. It makes it a lot easier to co-ordinate than trying to get everyone to book themselves a flight separately.

bmibaby flies to Belfast, Bordeaux, Geneva, Ireland, Jersey, Lisbon, Lourdes, Newquay, Palma, Perpignan, Prague and Toulouse from Manchester.

Click here to book your flight.

Or read our 30 second guides below to find out what to do and see in each one.

Destination: Belfast
What to see: Visit the Titanic Quarter (regenerated docklands including the huge dry dock where the ill-fated Titanic was built) and the iconic Stormont Parliament buildings, then explore the city's complex past through an open top bus tour.
What to do: Go to a traditional Irish bar for the Guinness and the craic.

How much: Fly from £9.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Bordeaux
What to see: Bordeaux has UNESCO World Heritage status for its architectural gems and there are more than 25 art galleries and museums to mooch around in.
What to do: Eat and drink – Bordeaux is home to nine Michelin-starred restaurants and a tour of a vinyard is a must.How much: Fly from £39.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Geneva
What to see: An international city that's small enough to keep its friendly, local feel, Geneva is a destination for shopping, wining and dining, and taking in the fresh Alpine air.
What to do: Relax by the waterfront of Lake Geneva, visit the United Nations Building, and take in the beautiful backdrop of snowtopped mountains.
How much: Fly from £35.99 one-way including taxes.
Destination: Ireland
What to see: Fly here if you want to explore the stunning scenery of Ireland's unspoilt West Coast.
What to do: Travel from the foothills of Ben Bulbin in north county Sligo all along the coast to the homely city of Galway, soaking up fantastic views and the natural beauty and ambience of the west.
How much: Fly from £24.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Jersey
What to see: For a small place it packs in a lot of variety: long sandy beaches, rocky beaches, woodland walks, cycle paths, tiny fishing harbours and some unique historical monuments.
What to do: Visit Jersey's War Tunnels, eat in a Michelin starred restaurant, or pack your walking boots to explore some the island's coastal paths and country lanes on foot.
How much: Fly from £14.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: LisbonWhat to see: Take in the mix of old and new...Lisbon combines baroque architecture, cobbled streets, and world heritage monuments with up-to-the-moment clubs, restaurants and shops.What to do: Soak up the street life from a pavement café in almost all-year-round sunshine.How much: Fly from £52.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Lourdes
What to see: Huge numbers of people make a pilgrimage to Lourdes for the holy water, but there are many other ways to refresh your spirits in this little city at the foothills of the Pyrenées.
What to do: Take the 100-year-old chair lift up Le Pic du Jer for views of the city and the mountains, or visit the nearby Lourdes' Lake and Woods for fishing, water sports and walking trails.
How much: Fly from £39.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Newquay
What to see: Beaches galore, surf contests, music festivals, and all of Cornwall on your doorstep
What to do: Visit Jamie Oliver’s famous Fifteen at Watergate Bay, check out the buzzing nightlife, or enjoy an invigorating, windswept walk followed by a glass of red by a roaring pub fire – Newquay isn't just a summer destination.
How much: Fly from £9.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Palma

What to see: Watch the yachts of the mega-rich pouring into the harbour and admire Palma’s La Seu Cathedral – a gothic inspired masterpiece.

What to do: Explore the maze of narrow, winding old town streets, museums and galleries, and take time out on the beach opposite the Cathedral.

How much: Fly from £36.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Perpignan
What to see: The region's distinctive Catalan culture and history gives it a Spanish feel – explore this beguiling city on foot or visit the nearby Languedoc beaches and Pyranees foothills.

What to do: It's the sunniest city in France so make the most of its palm-lined squares and pavement cafes with some quality people-watching time.
How much: Fly from £33.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Prague
What to see: Prague Castle, the famous Charles Bridge, and some of the finest Art Deco architecture in the world.
What to do: Take in a lunchtime classical music concert, stroll around the Old Town and Jewish Quarter or visit one of the city's microbreweries to try some world-class beer.
How much: Fly from £33.99 one-way including taxes.

Destination: Toulouse
What to see: It's known as La Ville Rose thanks to the rosy hues of the architecture – explore its grand squares and stroll along the Canal du Midi or along the banks of its river, the Garonne
What to do: Visit one of the bustling street markets and dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Toulouse has France's second largest student population, which means there's a great night life and vintage clothing scene.
How much: Fly from £39.99 one-way including taxes.

All prices are correct until 26 March 2011. Terms and conditions apply.

Click here to book your flights.

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT HERE..
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants

Anonymous

Manchester Airport is a disgrace when it comes to squeezing as much money out of people. They have…

 Read more
Anonymous

Manchester Airport is a disgrace when it comes to squeezing as much money out of people. They have…

 Read more
Anonymous

Manchester Airport is a disgrace when it comes to squeezing as much money out of people. They have…

 Read more
V. I. Lenin Aitport

This would also apply to travellers coming from North Wales. In fact if you live in central…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2017

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code