1. La Rochelle, France from £30Get a taste of the sun and the sea in south-west France. In La Rochelle, enticing restaurants line the seafront. Splash out on sumptuous seafood served on a tiered stand like a high tea from the ocean. Devour glistening langoustines, washed down with ice-cold vin blanc, lean back in the sun, and enjoy.2. Trieste, Italy from £30The style, the food, the history, the architecture of Italy and central Europe collide in the exciting city of Trieste. It’s a bit like Venice without the tourist crowds, with a bit of Vienna chucked in – pizza and pasta, coffee and cake, and definitely more gelato for your euro.3. Budapest, Hungary from £44Looking for a cheap city break somewhere exciting, how about Budapest? Thanks to a non-eurozone exchange rate, the cost of living when you’re there is pretty reasonable, so you’ll be able to splash out on some slap-up Hungarian dinners after chilling in one the city’s massive beer gardens. 4. Split, Croatia from £45The charming port of Split is the gateway to dozens of Dalmatian islands just a ferry hop away. Alternatively, Split’s main beach, Bacvice, is only a few minutes’ walk east of town and is surrounded by restaurants and bars. By night it’s a lively spot with partygoers often dancing until sunrise.5. Vilnius, Lithuania from £50Tell chums or colleagues that you’re off on a weekend break in Vilnius and they’ll assume that is for a stag do (unless you’re female, obviously), but put them right: you are a massive fan of Baroque architecture and you won’t be drinking the excellent local beer until at least lunchtime.6. Porto, Portugal from £56As April’s cold wind blows, dream of warmer days in Portugal’s most pleasant second city, Porto. You could pass much of your time simply strolling around the UNESCO-listed old town. Be sure to indulge in the local wine from the Douro Valley, which will fortify you for listening to sweet fado music long into the night.7. Menorca, Spain from £60The nightlife mightn’t be so wild as Ibiza or Majorca, but for family-friendly, reasonably-priced sun, sea and sand, you can’t go far wrong with another Balearic island, Menorca. The kids will probably be happy with the hotel pool, but one of the best beaches on the island is Binibeca Nou, perfect for a paddle.*flight prices have been checked and are correct at time of going to press – 8 April 2013ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related9 flights for under £30Book a budget break for the autumn – nine cool city break ideas, all with return flights under £30.6 flights for under £30Another week, another selection of cheap flights to take you to city break bliss – all under £30 returnWhere to go on holiday in DecemberFancy Christmas abroad this year? Here’s our guide to where’s hot in December when you need a winter escape: the best cities, the greatest events, the sunniest beaches – and the best time to book a cheap deal.