The Most Affordable Cities To Visit In Europe

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Have you ever been in a situation where you are desperate to get away for a long weekend but are also slightly strapped for cash? I think we’ve all shared this familiar feeling of desperate wanderlust at some point or another. You’ll be happy to know there is a solution to travelling with a budget restriction and it simply involves choosing your destination a little more wisely. Europe can be an expensive place to visit unless you know which city will help your money go further. So, get your EHIC card and passport at the ready and check out our list of the best places in Europe to escape to when you’re feeling the pinch…

Kiev, Ukraine

Sadly, the conflict and uncertainty Ukraine has witnessed in recent years has caused its currency to drop and inflation to skyrocket and, although this is terrible news for their economy, it does mean it’s cheaper for outsiders. Kiev is bursting at the seams with cool juxtapositions of the ancient and modern; bustling shopping areas and quiet idyllic parks, fancy supermarkets and farmers markets- it has it all. A boost in tourism would be really beneficial during this period of economic instability, so why not pay this fascinating place a visit?

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Having recently earnt a UNESCO world heritage site title, Dubrovnik is now considered an upmarket and exotic retreat. Surrounded by the deep blue Adriatic Sea and filled with historic charm and Baroque churches, getting yourself to Dubrovnik is a must for the old Bucket List. Hotel prices are most affordable during the winter season and rest assured, the temperate and climate on this beautiful city remain mild and pleasant throughout the winter months.

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn contains some of the best preserved old towns in Europe, with cobbled streets, ancient city walls and more spires and steeples than you can shake a stick at.

Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest is best to visit in late autumn and winter in order to really take in the city’s unexpected delights and cosmopolitan vibe. Bucharest Old Town is a massive draw for tourists, offering a historic feast for the senses, having remained largely untouched by the Second World War. With its hostel prices getting cheaper and cheaper, Bucharest should stay very appealing to those on a budget for many years to come.

Berlin, Germany                

Over two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city of Berlin is as alive and thriving as ever. From fashion to food and nightclubs, it has it all, and at a fabulously affordable rate. A great place to kick back and soak up some history, Berlin is likely to have you coming back over and over again.

Krakow, Poland

Krakow has seen the biggest drop among its European neighbours when it comes to total holiday costs, but still retains fairly high hotel prices. That’s not to say that there are no cheaper alternatives, however. Known as Poland’s second city, Krakow is lively and architecturally stunning as well as boasting to have one of Europe’s largest medieval city squares.

 

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