Top Tips for Easter Trips
Topdeck Travel festival manager Amelia Lawrence shares the best ideas to get away for less this Easter.
It’s a question that plagues travellers every year- what am I going to do for Easter?
Unfortunately, as the date draws closer, flight prices sky rocket, train prices become laughable and there’s no room left at the inn, hostel or hotel you want. However, there are still some options which will get you out and about, without breaking the bank.
Scotland’s capital city is a favourite amongst young and old travellers alike.
The beautiful medieval castle, perched atop the volcanic Castle Rock, dominates the skyline while the old cobbled streets surrounding it hide a number of secrets - including a number of strange hauntings!
The Scots are proud of their lineage and famous names such as Sir Sean Connery, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and even J.K. Rowling have all played a part in the rich tapestry of the city.
Edinburgh not only boasts a rich history, but also a vibrant nightlife. People are drawn from all over the world to visit the numerous bars, pubs and clubs which cater to every taste and budget.
Colin Farrell made it famous by declaring “I hate f***ing Brugge”, but he seems to be the only one.
Every year thousands of people flock to this beautiful medieval town to take in its unrivalled architecture, fabulous museums and excellent range of local beers.
Take in the city on a bike ride through the narrow, cobbled streets, or perhaps see it from a different viewpoint on a boat on the beautiful canals.
Try delicious Belgian foods such as waffles, moules-frites (mussels and chips) and especially the chocolate. For the beer connoisseurs, try one of the over 8,000 different beers brewed in Belgium each year.
And if you do tire of this amazing city, the country’s capital of Brussels is just a short distance away.
Skiing the French Alpes
Easter in the Northern Hemisphere means that spring is that much closer. However, in the French Alpes there is still a huge amount of snow to be enjoyed at this time of year.
Les Deux Alpes is a ski resort located just next to Europe’s highest skiable glacier which means that there is snow on the mountain all year round.
While skiing is considered by some as an expensive pastime, all inclusive packages are available which mean that you can not only enjoy the unrivalled snow on the 100 different pistes but you also get your equipment hire, lessons and even breakfast, lunch and dinner included for the one low price.
So don’t fear if you haven’t booked your Easter break yet – there are still some great options available which won’t ruin your budget.
Amelia Lawrence is travel manager for Topdeck Travel.
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