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Five Holidays For Less Than Your TV Licence 

By Laura Burke 

Five Holidays For Less Than Your TV License

Face it, who wants to pay €160 of their hard earned wages for a licence for their TV, that’s 40 chicken rolls, or 160 packets of meanies. Like, really? We’ve composed a list of places that are cheaper to visit than paying your TV licence. If you want to ditch that screen and splash out on a holiday, here’s where to go.  

 

1. Happy Go Lucky Hotel & Hostel, Berlin - 03rd of April for €96 

Berlin

Berlin is the perfect mix of glamour and grit, a trend setting cultural hot spot known for the amazing art, cutting edge nightlife and rich history. Walk along the remainder of the Berlin wall, find yourself astounded by a Prussian palace, or stand in the same room where the Holocaust was planned. The German is the place to go for theatre, amazing concerts and opera shows, around every corner are iconic sights, trendy nightlife and stylish restaurants, Berlin is one non-stop party. Stay from the 03rd of April for 3 nights in the Happy Go Lucky Hotel & Hostel for only €96 and see it for yourself. 

 

2. Hotel Mars, Prague - 02nd of October for €126 

Prague

Bohemian vibes meet world class architecture and the best beer in Europe. How could anyone resist Prague? A picturesque city if there ever was one, the pretty Vltava river runs through the city and each day you’ll see dozens of steamers, rowboats and pedal boats float through the waters each day only adding to the beauty. Art galleries have collected huge collections of surrealist, cubist and constructivist pieces for you to admire, although in Prague the art surrounds you and the architecture is some of the most memorable in the world as gothic chapels and old gardens paint the city. Quirky bars serve a huge range of locally brewed pints for visitors to sample, most of them costing you only €2. A stay in this gorgeous city comes in at only €126 staying in Hotel Mars on the 02nd of October for 3 nights.  

 

3. Mirachoro II, Algarve- 22nd of March for €132

Algarve

The Algarve is a hugely popular sun destination, known for the seemingly never ending beaches which frame the island and great weather. When you visit the Algarve there’s some amazing snorkelling opportunities for you to enjoy, see the very best of Portugese marine life and enjoy a unique experience during your sun holiday. The perfect spot to relax, the nightlife is great with cheesy tunes and drink deals going on until late, the food is always out of this world with the freshest sea food and fruit playing a big part in the menu. Enjoy a sunny holiday in the Algarve staying in the Mirachoro II for only €132 on the 22nd of March for 7 nights. 

 

4. Vertice Roomspace Madrid - 18th of September for €142

Madrid

A stylish city, this is the place to go in Spain if you love art  with huge collections being housed in amazing galleries such as The Prado, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. The architectural history here is amazing and the fantastic buildings add a beautiful backdrop to the vibrant city life, from medieval mansions to royal palaces there’s plenty of exploring to do. Madrid is known for the shopping and is one of the fashion capitals of the world, from high street favourites to designer boutiques , spend days browsing markets or picking up a bargain in a mega mall. Many who visit Madrid would come back for the food alone, as different influences leave a mark on the menu, with the tapa’s here being some of the most delicious you’ll ever taste. You’ll love a sunny 3 day getaway to Madrid from the 18th of September for only €142 for 3 nights. 

 

5. Carlton Hotel, Malta - 09th of Decemer for €158

Malta

A small country which packs a lot of punch, Malta is a glimmering gem in the Mediterranean. The Maltese are known for their hospitality and friendliness and the island is very tourist friendly with most people speaking English. There’s some great points of interest with the capital, Valletta, built by the knights of St John offering a great insight into the history of this gorgeous island. The rocky coast make for postcard perfect views and the beaches are the ideal place to relax as they face out to still, turquoise seas. Spend your hard earned money on a holiday to the gorgeous island on the 09th of December when the weather is still around 20˚ for 5 nights for €158, staying in the Carlton Hotel. 

It's hard to resist holidays at this price, could a week in the sun possible be worth missing your favourite series? Find out, discover cheap holidays from Dublin and great breaks and packages from Ireland with  Budget Travel.

 

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