Flowers, cards, chocolates, a day out somewhere; making your mum feel special on Mother’s Day can get expensive – however can often feel quite repetitive. Brits are still proving they love spoiling their mums more than ever, having spent on average £600 million on Mother’s Day last year, an increase of 3.4% compared to £580 million spent in 2017.
So, if travelling to a beautiful and exciting destination on the continent can as much as a standard gift from the high street, why not make your money go further and whisk your mum away for a European city break this Mother’s Day?
With air fares decreasing last-minute deals can now offer sensational value. Flights to the likes of Dublin and Amsterdam can regularly be found for less than £100, offering fantastic opportunities to give mum a Mother’s Day to remember.
Here are four spectacular cities that you and your mum can explore and create everlasting memories in.
- Ireland– Dublin
If your mum enjoys meeting new people, the beautiful city of Dublin is the ideal place to take her on a city break. From charismatic Temple Bar to the stunning rooftop bar at The Marker Hotel, you and your mum will soon be swept up in the charm of Ireland’s capital city.
Two direct return flights – Manchester* – Dublin* priced from: £167.98 (single flight £83.99)
- Netherlands – Amsterdam
Spend some quality time with your mum and wander the historic streets, canals and parks of Amsterdam. With its array of stunning scenery, beautiful architecture and diverse art galleries, as well as its world renowned museums, Amsterdam is a wonderful city to explore and discover with your Mum.
Two direct return flights – Manchester* – Amsterdam* priced from: £169.98 (single flight £84.99)
- Denmark – Copenhagen
The clean, colourful and happy capital of Denmark is a wonderful city to explore with your mum. Copenhagen can raise a smile on even the most pessimistic of mothers, with its landmarks, museums and botanical gardens – and they’re all available to visit for free.
Two direct return flights – Manchester* – Copenhagen* priced from: £233.98 (single flight £116.99)
- France – Paris
Paris offers the chance to experience world famous cuisine at the drop of a hat so treat your mum to a dinner to remember this Mother’s Day. From its delicious patisseries to its Michelin star restaurants – your mum will be spoilt for choice in one of the world’s most historic cities. What’s more, if your mum loves a shopping trip, Paris definitely has you covered.
Two direct return flights – Manchester* – Paris* priced from: £255.98 (single flight £127.99)
If you want to make your budget go even further this Mother’s Day, online travel agent eDreams, who are passionate about making travel easier, more accessible and offering customers better value, recently discovered Friday is the cheapest day of the week to book a flight.