Where to go for New Year!

Photo Credit: Jen Mayer

The New Year is fast approaching, and it may seem too late to make plans, but do not fear there are still some cheap deals available out there. With so many different countries celebrating the New Year in style, it can be a bit overwhelming to choose the best place. Here is a list of the best places in Europe to spend New Year and some suggestions on how to do it on a budget!

1. Amsterdam
Photo Credit: Nick Sheerbaat

First up is Amsterdam! I have just got back from my first weekend away in Amsterdam, and it is a fantastically friendly city to visit. For New Year, people take to the streets to bring it in with a variety of fireworks and celebrations.

Fights are available from as little as £82 return, below are some examples taken from skyscanner.
26th December-2nd January-£82 from Belfast
31st December-7th January – £111 from Glasgow
31st December-7th January- £91 from Leeds
29th December-4th January- £100 from Newcastle
31st December-7th January- £92 from Bristol
31st December-7th January- £89 from London

Selecting the dates 31st December-7th January to fit in with the majority of the suggested flight dates, this deal is still currently available and fits in with the budget price range of getting a New Year holiday for under £250.

10 Minutes from central station this apartment takes 4 people at a cost of £154 each for 7 nights through Airbnb. It has great reviews, and it really is an ideal location for a New Year get away!

Bargain Price: £236 from Belfast with central apartment!

2. Berlin

Berlin is next up with its fantastic New Year atmosphere! The majority bring in the New Year at Brandenburger Tor with firecrackers being launched from windows.

Flights can be purchased for as little as £100 return to Berlin!
30th December-6th January- £100 from London
31st December-7th January – £103 from Bristol
31st December-7th January- £115 from Manchester
31st December-7th January- £113 from Liverpool
31st December-7th January- £109 from Edinburgh

Again selecting the dates 31st December-7th January, these are the best deals for a private room available in central Berlin.

This property comes in at the bargain price of £24 per night per person for a group of 4. It is a private apartment in central Berlin, making it an ideal location for New Year!

If you are more a hotel sort of person, this hotel comes in at the bargain price of £18 per night, and has great reviews! This hotel was found on trivago, but there are also many more within the budget range in central Berlin.

Bargain Price:With flights from London and staying in the Berlin Hof Berlin, for 7 nights you can head to Berlin for the bargain price of £227.50

3. Budapest


I have been to Budapest for New Year twice now, and I’ve had a great time on both occasions! In Vörösmarty square, you will find plenty of fire work displays and locals bringing in the New Year! It has a great atmosphere and is worth a visit!

Flights can be purchased for under £72 return.
31st December-7th January- £72 from London
31st December-7th January- £133 from Bristol

Accommodation :

    Apartment in Pest

Situated right in the heart of Budapest, on the Pest side this apartment for two would make an ideal location for your New Year get away. This costs as little as £20 each per night, and the host has super host status!

    Dannubius Health Spa Resort

Again if you prefer hotels, why not check out trivagos offers. This hotel in the centre of Budapest comes in at as little as £25 each pn!

Bargain Price: £212 for 7 nights in Budapest staying in a central apartment and flying from London

4. Prague
Photo Credit: Ryan Lum
Prague is another city with plenty fireworks being let off over the New Year and champagne bottles being smashed (seems a strange waste of champagne in my opinion!)

30th December-6th January – £87 from London
31st December-7th January- £103 from Bristol



Located near the centre, this hostel is available for £20.50 each per night for a private room. The room looks lovely and it has good reviews!

Bargain Price: With flights from London you can get a deal for £230.50 pp

These are just some of the options available, as of course there are many great places to spend New Year! This New Year, I will be in Munich!

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