Top City Breaks for Mother’s Day from Manchester Airport

Treat your Mum to a well-earned City Break this Mother’s Day!

She brought you into this world; looked after you, cooked and cleaned, mended your clothes and took care of the bill. What better way to say thank you to your favourite person than with a fabulous city break to celebrate Mother’s Day? And let’s face it, she deserves it!

We have scoured the internet and come up with some great last minute deals, flying out of Manchester. Check out our 6 top destinations that say thank you for being a great Mum, better than flowers ever could…

And don’t forget to save yourself a packet by pre-booking APH Parking at Manchester or for a little more luxury why not treat your Mum to a stay in a Manchester Airport Hotel the night before your flight.

 

Food & fashion: Paris

Mother's Day City Breaks

Think: Shopping, Food & Drink, Art

A slightly obvious choice, yes; but there’s no denying Paris’ many charms; with incredible culture, shopping and eating all on offer, it’s the perfect place to treat your Mum.

Start with a trip to the fabulous Louvre via a boat ride on the River Seine to take in this spectacular city. Marvel at the Mona Lisa before heading up the infamous Eiffel Tower for a bird’s eye view of the urban sprawl.

Perched above the winding cobbled streets of Montmartre, the Sacré-Cœur is resplendent in white and waiting to be explored. Then, as Café culture was invented in Paris (probably), take a breather from all the sightseeing, sit back with a frothy latte and watch as perfectly dressed Parisians glide by.

When you’re all cultured out, hit the shops Parisian style. With gorgeous clothes, shoes and handbags to suit all budgets, your Mum will be in a state of retail bliss that will keep you in her good books for life!

Best for: Shopping ‘til you drop… right into an elegant café!

Deal: Flight and 3 nights at Saint Augustin Hotel from £292 per person

Contact: Low Cost Holidays

 

Pasta & Piazzas: Rome

Mother's Day City Breaks

Think: History, Food & Drink, Shopping

Beautiful and ancient, Rome is history; living and breathing. Wander around the hallowed halls of the Vatican, marvel at the Colosseum or just get lost in Rome’s narrow and winding streets, gelato in hand; the past is waiting to greet you around every corner.

With so much on offer you’ll be hard pressed to see it all; highlights include the beautiful Trevi fountain, the Spanish Steps and the fascinating Roman Forum where ancient Romans went about their daily business.

And we haven’t even mentioned the food! With no end of delicious Italian treats waiting to delight you, say goodbye to the diet and dive into food heaven, your Mum will be on cloud nine.

Best for: Eating your way through history

Deal: Flight and 3 nights at Hotel Gambinus from £331 p/person

Contact: Low Cost Holidays

 

Lava & light shows: Reykjavik

Mother's Day City Breaks

Think: Nature, Spas, Relaxation

Who needs shops and café’s when you can watch one of the most spectacular shows that nature has to offer? The Northern Lights are created when charged particles collide in the heavens, and at their very best, they fill the sky with vibrant colours. March is a great time to catch the show in Reykjavik, as if the lights don’t come out to play, you’ll still have enough daylight hours to enjoy this quirky capital.

If the sky bursting with gorgeous colours isn’t enough to entertain your Mum, the amazing Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa is the perfect place to unwind after a long night of star gazing. Cover yourself with the mineral infused mud, which is said to work wonders for your skin, or just sink into the steamy and sulphuric water and feel its beautifying powers do their thing.

Best for: Mind blowing natural wonders!

Deal: Flight and 3 nights at Grand Hotel Reykjavik from £305 p/person

Contact: Travel Republic

 

Markets & Mystery: Marrakech

Mother's Day City Breaks

Think: Culture, Haggling, History

If you’re after something a little more extraordinary for your Mum, take a trip to the madness of Marrakech.  Hustle and bustle will greet you the second you land, as will the heady scent of spices and exotic treats. This is city break to remember…

Start at the lively Jemaa el-Fnaa; the square that is at the heart of Marrakech, and take in the snake charmers, acrobats, mystics and musicians, all vying for your attention as you meander through the chaos.

Next head to the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech’s most famous landmark, or get thrifty in the legendary Souks; bustling markets that are the life and soul of this city. Come armed with money and your wits as you haggle for the best deal on carpets, textiles, clothing and spices.

After a long, hot and dusty day, we can’t think of a better way to unwind than with a cocktail on the roof terrace of a bar, with the sights and sounds of the city all around you.

Best for: Exotic sights and culture shock shopping

Deal: Flight and 3 nights at Hotel Oudaya from £365 p/person

Contact: Low Cost Holidays

 

Culture & Cocktails: Berlin

Mother's Day City Breaks

Think: History, Museums, Nightlife

Surprise your Mum with a trip to one of the most vibrant cities in the world; she’ll love the history and the culture; you’ll love the first class food and the cutting-edge bar scene; pick Berlin and everyone’s a winner!

This once divided city has overcome it’s difficult past and blossomed into one of Europe’s most hip and happening cities. It’s not just that the locals are very friendly, that there’s fascinating history on every corner, or that it produces some of the best new art in Europe; there is a buzz about Berlin that is infectious.

By the time you’ve taken in the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, countless museums and art galleries, not to mention Europe’s largest department store, you’ll be thankful for a long cool drink in one of the cities trendy but friendly bars.

Best for: Lively nightlife meets sobering history

Deal: Flight and 3 nights at Berlin Berlin Hotel from £282 p/person

Contact: Travel Republic

 

Sightseeing & Skyscrapers: New York City

Mother's Day City Breaks

Think: Shopping, Museums, Sightseeing

If you’re looking for maximum impact, then why not treat your Mum to a trip to the non-stop, happening, heaven that is New York City!

There’s no danger of being bored in the city that never sleeps. Catch the lift up the Empire State Building for some perspective on just how densely packed this little island is, or browse the excellent Metropolitan Museum of Art, before taking a breather in stunning Central Park. We suggest a trip on the boating lake for a unique outlook on the city; there’s nothing quite like rowing this picturesque turtle filled lake while skyscrapers loom around you.

With so much on offer you’ll be spoilt for choice; you could head to the moving 9/11 memorial, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, meander the cobbled streets of Greenwich Village, flex the credit card on the Avenues, or venture to Times Square for some tacky tourist fun; this city really does have it all!

Best for: Pretending you’re in a movie while splashing the cash on 5th Avenue

Deal: Flight and 3 nights at Hotel Pennsylvania from £603 p/person

Contact: Low Cost Holidays

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