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No Spain? No problem. Alternative holidays, from city breaks to beach resorts

Whether you were planning a trip to Spain this year which has been put on hold, or you’re just looking for an alternative to the Spanish sunshine, we’ve got some amazing alternatives to Spain for you to try this year, plus you can fly to all of them from Manchester Airport.

For family fun

Instead of the Costa del Sol, try… Cyprus

Looking for a relaxing family trip with plenty of sun and sea? Cyprus has everything you need for a family holiday, with sandy beaches and year-round sunshine. There's plenty to keep the kids entertained, from boat rides to water sports, as well as a water park and zoo if you want to venture away from the beach. 

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For culture and nightlife

Instead of Madrid, try... Berlin, Germany

Berlin museum

If you’re looking for culture, look no further than Berlin. Museum Island boasts five incredible museums, with art from all over the globe, plus there are historic landmarks to explore all over the city. And when it comes to nightlife, Berlin has something for everyone, whether you want to sample famous German beer or try the club scene.

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For partying

Instead of Ibiza, try… Lisbon, Portugal 

Want picture-perfect views by day and banging beats by night? Lisbon has it all. By day, explore the city and its rich history on foot or in one of the city's iconic trams, and by night watch as Lisbon's nightlife comes alive in some of the most unlikely places, including a rooftop bar on the top of a multi storey car park.  

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For food and wine

Instead of Barcelona, try... Porto, Portugal

Glass of wine in Porto, portugal

If you are looking for delicious food and quality wine, Porto is a great option. Portugal's second largest city is world renowned for its food and drink scene. Wander through the city's food markets, dine in Michelin star restaurants and sample wine from the nearby Douro Valley.

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We've got loads of destinations for you to try on your next trip, whatever your holiday style. Explore all destinations you can fly to from Manchester.

All destinations mentioned were available to fly to from Manchester and all on the travel corridors list at the time of writing.