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10 cheap flights in November 2018 from €35 return

Fancy a pre-Christmas getaway before the madness begins? From Athens to Istanbul and Budapest to Boston, here are ten amazing flight deals for city breaks in November 2018.

1. Dublin to Milan, Italy from €35* return

‘Tis the season to get cosy with a book, and the Ambrosiana Library in Milan is must see for book lovers. Founded in 1609, the library contains over 800,000 books and 35,000 manuscripts, including writings by Dante and Leonardo da Vinci. It also contains paintings by Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio and Leonardo.See our local’s guide to the top 10 things to do in Milan.

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2. Shannon to Warsaw, Poland from €39 return

Warsaw is a great place for unusual, alternative attractions, including the Neon Museum, where post-Stalin Communist glamour is preserved, the Warsaw Poster Museum, a collection of Polish Communist-era musical posters, and the Warsaw Gasworks Museum, which is, er, a showcase of gas lamps from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We told you it was alternative. For more on Warsaw, take a look at our guide.

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3. Dublin to Munich, Germany from €41 return

November is the perfect time to visit Munich and consume ‘bier’ the way it was meant to be consumed – i.e., after the crowds and hype of Oktoberfest have disappeared. There are many famous beer halls here, allowing you to experience the best pretzels, sauerkraut and oompah music to enjoy with your litre glass of the brown stuff. The Hofbrauhaus is perhaps the most famous beer hall in the world, where you can experience Bavarian hospitality at its best. Take a lot at our top 10 things to see and do in Munich.

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4. Dublin to Budapest, Hungary from €53 return

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a favourite destination for locals and tourists alike when it comes to viewing the impressive skyline of Budapest. It’s open all day and all night, and many of its balconies and cloisters are free to enter. At night the skies are lit up by flood lights that make the views perhaps even more spectacular. For more on Budapest, take a look at our Top 10 things to see and do.

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5. Cork to Amsterdam, Netherlands from €74 return

The artificial islands and abandoned waterfronts of the Oostelijk Havengebied (Eastern Docklands) are in the midst of a fascinating makeover, involving some of the most adventurous architecture in the country. There’s Renzo Piano’s NEMO building (a science museum) and the surreal bridges on Java Island, and you can take the escalators to the café at the top of the Openbare Bibliotheek (Public Library) for one of the best views in town. Now check out our top 10 things to do in Amsterdam.

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6. Dublin to Crete, Greece from €147 return

Crete’s medieval monasteries served as centres of resistance and refuge over the centuries of Ottoman rule and during German occupation in the Second World War. A few were founded in Byzantine times, but the surviving buildings tend to date from the Venetian period. One of the most impressive is the Arkadíou monastery (open daily 9am–5pm; €2.50): it was originally Byzantine, but the extant buildings date from 1587. The exquisite Venetian-rococo facade of the church featured on the now-retired 100-drachma banknote. Crete features as one of our best budget family holiday destinations.

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7. Dublin to Istanbul, Turkey from €166 return

Istanbul is offers fascinating views not only above ground but also underground: the Basilica Cistern, also known as Yerebatan, is an awe-inspiring piece of Byzantine engineering that once brought drinking water via aqueducts from current-day Bulgaria. With dimmed lighting, classical music playing and the sound of water dripping, you’ll either find it beautifully romantic or slightly spooky. For more on Istanbul, take a look at our Top 10 things to do in the city.

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8. Dublin to Athens, Greece from €247 return

When in Athens, be sure not to miss the Agora-Athens Central Market, also known as the Varvakios Agora or Dimotiki Agora (Public Market). It’s a lively place, as the Athenians love their fish, meat and vegetables – the restaurants in the meat market provide delicious, fresh and great value fare. The market is sandwiched between Athinas Street and Eolou Street, two of the quaintest streets for strolling in the city. Take a look at our top attractions and things to do in Athens for more inspiration.

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9. Dublin to Boston, United States from €254 return

One of the top things to do in Boston is visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (open every day 11am–5pm). Gardner bought land in Boston’s Fenway area to display her impressive collection of Italian art. The museum, which was fashioned after the Palazzo Barbaro in Venice, was completed in 1902, and is home to works by the Italian masters, including Raphael and Titian. The museum recently unveiled a new wing designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, as well as a glass atrium, greenhouses and landscaped gardens. Explore the best things to see and do in Boston, including the famous Cheers! bar.

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10. Dublin to Chicago, United States from €307 return

Chicago’s Navy Pier is an outdoor boardwalk packed with multiple exhibits and attractions, and crowds have been enjoying the shopping and entertainment options here for 100 years. There’s a new 200-feet-tall ferris wheel, while indoor activities include the IMAX Theatre and the Chicago Children’s Museum. Explore more things to see and do in Chicago, from baseball to doughnuts.

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*Published October 2018. Flight prices are for return journeys from Ireland departing and returning in November 2018. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability.

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