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POPULAR: Krakow in Poland has been named the favourite city break destination for Brits

Forget Paris and Barcelona, it seems Brits are becoming a little more adventurous when it comes to city breaks.

In 2017, the French capital was names as the most poplar holiday hotspot for Brits, but this year we're venturing further afield.

Krakow in Poland has been named the favourite short-haul city break destination for British travellers for first time.

Data compiled by TravelSupermarket found searches to the destination have risen by 222% year-on-year.

At present you can pick up bargain flights to Krakow on Skyscanner. Return flights from London to the Polish city cost just £46 return in November this year.

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In second place was beautiful Amsterdam, while the third most popular destination was Rome.

They are followed by Venice, Berlin, Dublin, Barcelona, Paris, Prague, Budapest and Reykjavik.

When it comes to value for money, the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius ranked as the cheapest city break for autumn.

The TravelSupermarket Best Value Index ranks the price of a package, eating out and drinks in 60 short-haul cities from the UK.

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Data found the price of an average city break between September and March has fallen by 35% since last year.

Emma Coulthurst, travel expert for TravelSupermarket, said: “The price of your city break can differ tremendously, depending on where you opt to go. A break to Dubrovnik can cost you 195% more than to Vilnius, yet both offer lots to see and do.

“The index shows you how important it is, if you want to ensure great value, to look at the package price (combined flights and hotel costs) as well as how much things are going to cost you when you get there.

“Consumer prices in cities like Zurich (+85.32% vs UK) and Reykjavik (+59.81% vs UK) can be a real shock.

“Eastern European cities, where the cost of eating out is anything from 35% to as much as 62% less than in the UK, are also great places to treat yourself and splash out at, say, a higher end restaurant than you might normally go to.

“Picking a less popular destination can save your wallet and you will also have the city more to yourself.

“Hardly anyone searches prices on our site for the likes of Bratislava, Vilnius, Turin and Lyon – the top four on the index – but theyre really missing out.

“As well as offering low-priced package to entice Brits to visit this autumn/winter, these cities also have a lot less visitors.”

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Where are the cheapest city breaks?

1. Vilnius, Lithuanian

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation costs just £80. A three course meal at an average restaurant costs £15.65, and its just £2.68 for a pint of local beer.

2. Bratislava, Slovakia

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation costs £103.

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3. Turin, Italy

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £141.10.

4. Lyon, France

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £144.37.

5. Krakow, Poland

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £146.32.

6. Porto, Portugal

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £148.26.

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7. Riga, Latvia

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £149.69.

8. Berlin, Germany

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £149.73.

9. Sofia, Bulgaria

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £150.98.

10. Cologne, Germany

The average price of a city break with flights and accommodation is £154.68.

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