Whether you’re still yet to jet off for a break this year or you’re wondering where to book your next adventure, look no further.

Manchester Airport is giving customers the chance to enjoy various city breaks in September with direct flights available for less than £150 per person for return trips.

It’s important to note that prices are correct as of August 24, 2023 and are subject to change.

From Copenhagen to Valencia, there are plenty of cities to explore.

Manchester Airport offers flights for less than £150pp for city breaks this September

Manchester Airport serves a range of city break destinations including Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam and more.

To help you choose your next city break, the airport has listed 12 of the “most exciting, budget-friendly destinations” that Manchester Airport serves, giving passengers some travel inspiration this September.

You can book your flights or find out more via the Manchester Airport website.

Bologna, Italy

Bologna is served directly by Ryanair from Manchester Airport and it’s located in central Italy.

The historic city is nestled in the foothills of the Apennine mountains and its medieval city centre’s Two Towers, both leaning, are taller than their more famous counterpart in Pisa.

The surrounding Emilia-Romagna region is the home of foods such as Modena balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese and Parma ham.

Cologne, Germany

In Cologne, you’ll be able to take in the city’s medieval walls and Old Town as well as its unique architecture.

Its cathedral towers over the city centre and is one of the biggest in the world.

Cologne is served directly by Jet2.com and Ryanair.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Last year, more than 146,000 people travelled to the Danish city from Manchester.

On the harbourfront of Denmark’s capital, you’ll see multi-coloured townhouses and its Christianshavn district is inspired by the canals and architecture of Amsterdam.

easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair and SAS Scandinavian Airlines all serve Copenhagen directly from Manchester Airport.

Geneva, Switzerland

easyJet and Ethiopian Airlines serve Geneva directly year-round from Manchester while Jet2.com and TUI Airways serve it seasonally.

It’s located in southwest Switzerland and is bordered by both Lake Geneva and the Alps.

The UN’s headquarters are located in Geneva and art lovers can visit Musée d’Art et d’Histoire to see one of Europe’s most extensive collections of fine art.

Foodies can look forward to indulging in Swiss cuisine.

Lisbon, Portugal

If you’re looking for a bit of late summer sun, Lisbon could be the spot for you.

The city sits on Portugal’s Atlantic coast and is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches, backed by a promenade dotted with bars and cafes.

Visitors can look out for Saint George's Castle which sits on a hilltop overlooking the city.

Lisbon is served directly by easyJet, Ryanair and TAP Air Portugal from Manchester.

Marseille, France

Marseille is France’s second-largest city and offers everything from arts and architecture to world-class restaurants and an appealing nightlife.

Calanques National Park is a possible day trip for those visiting Marseille with its sandy beaches and fjord-like valleys.

Ryanair directly serves Marseille from Manchester Airport. 

Oslo, Norway

Norway’s capital was founded by Vikings more than 1,000 years ago and it is one of Europe’s most northerly major cities.

However, temperatures in September are still fairly mild and often top 20C.

Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream is housed in Oslo’s National Gallery and Munch Museum.

Norwegian and SAS Scandinavian Airlines serve Oslo directly from Manchester.

Poznan, Poland

Poznan is located in western Poland and it’s an old provincial capital.

It has a vibrant craft beer scene with dozens of independent brewers and it’s also famed for its pastries with Manchester Airport recommending that visitors try a St Martin’s Croissant, packed with poppy seeds, nuts and dried fruits.

Ryanair serves Poznan directly from Manchester.

Riga, Latvia

Riga is served directly by Ryanair from Manchester Airport and is famous for its budget-friendly nightlife.

It is also one of Europe’s greenest cities with lots of places to escape the crowds but if visitors want to visit sandy beaches, temperatures in September might just allow it.

Valencia, Spain

Within walking distance of Valencia are miles of beaches, ideal for those who want to combine a city break with some summer sun.

The city is world-famous for its oranges and has a burgeoning agritourism scene.

Many local orange orchards offer tours and stays for visitors and Valencia is served directly by Ryanair from Manchester.

Verona, Italy

Verona is the setting of two Shakespeare plays and a popular sight to see is Juliet’s Balcony, affixed to a small townhouse overlooking a square.

The Roman-era Arena is well-preserved and it regularly hosts opera performances today.

Ryanair and TUI Airways serve Verona directly year-round while Jet2.com serve the city seasonally from Manchester.

Vienna, Austria

Austria’s capital is renowned for cakes and biscuits and is home to dozens of independent patisseries.

You can find out more about its most influential figures at the Mozart Haus Vienna, housed in a former apartment building where the composer lived for three years at the height of his success.

Vienna is served directly year-round by Austrian Airlines and Ryanair while seasonally it is served by Jet2.com from Manchester.