For the mini-holiday on December 1st, the prices for plane tickets started from 39 euros!

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From Budapest and Prague to London and Edinburgh, European cities are now gearing up for the festive Christmas season. And since the end of November coincides with the official opening of the Christmas markets, tourists have already started making holiday plans.

Moreover, in Romania, there is a four-day mini-holiday, considering the free days offered on the occasion of Saint Andrew and the National Day. November 30 and December 1 fall, this time, on Thursday and Friday. Now is a good time to plan a city break, especially since, according to experts, flight prices are now lower.

According to vola.ro, cthe cheapest plane tickets for the December 1st mini-holiday were only 39 euros on the following routes: Sibiu - Nuremberg (November 30th - December 2nd) and Cluj-Napoca - Paris (November 29th - December 1st).

According to the online travel agency Vola.ro, the average price for a flight in November 2023 is 144 euros. Despite the price increases this year, the average price in November is lower compared to the same period last year. 

What are the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe?

For lovers of winter holidays, this year's offer is a very generous one, which includes both European capitals with Christmas markets with decades of tradition, as well as cities that are now starting to gain ground and position themselves as festive destinations.

through the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe are those of London, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Edinburgh, cities that completely transform during the winter holidays. In fact, the Christmas markets have been open since mid-November and are waiting for their visitors this year as well.

Travelers have many options. According to Vola.ro, the list of Christmas markets that you can reach at a distance of less than 3 hours by plane and at an affordable average price includes cities such as: Cologne - 60 euros, London - 80 euros, Berlin - 85 euros , Nuremberg – 94 euros, Brussels – 96 euros, Edinburgh – 116 euros, Manchester – 127 euros, Prague – 177 euros, Vienna – 167 euros, Budapest – 177 euros.

Where will Romanians spend their mini-holiday on Saint Andrew and National Day?

Vola.ro has also compiled the list of the most booked mini-vacation destinations, and the Romanians' choices are not at all surprising. Their main options are the popular cities for city breaks, known destinations including for the festive events organized during this period: London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Milan, Brussels.

In the top of the countries to which Romanians will fly during the mini-vacation is, as expected, Italy, with 19.24% of the reservations. Great Britain, Romania, France, Spain and Austria follow, countries where there are also large communities of Romanians, a sign that many will take advantage of the free days to visit their relatives who live abroad or to return to the country.

Moreover, because St. Andrew's and National Day holidays are confirmed every year, they were able to book their tickets ahead of time, taking advantage of affordable prices: 36% booked 14-33 days before their flight , while 53% booked more than a month in advance. The rest of the percentages were split almost equally between other options. Also, the average duration of their stay at the destination is 3-5 days, a short city break.

As for the cheapest flights sold by Vola.ro during the mini-holiday, they were only 39 euros on the following routes: Sibiu - Nuremberg (30 November - 2 December) and Cluj-Napoca - Paris (29 November - 1 December ). At the opposite pole, the most expensive flight sold was on the route Bucharest – Rovaniemi (Finland), between November 29 and December 3, at a price of 894 euros.

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