With numerous exciting European cities on the map, it’s hard to know which one to tick off your wish list first. While budget plays a part in the final decision, how many people look at comparable city break destinations to save more money? A report released by the Post Office1 narrows down the most affordable city break destinations for 2014 – taking into account key factors such as hotel accommodation, meal prices and sightseeing tours. We’ve selected a couple of our favourites below to share with you.
Budapest – Hungary
Budapest offers the best bargain travel if you’re on a budget. As one of the largest cities in the European Union, you really get more bang for your buck here – the Hungarian capital offers a two-night trip for a couple costing only £117 per person.2Here you can take walking tours to cut down costs, or if you’ve budgeted for additional trips you can visit the Palace of Arts and see one of the awe-inspiring performances. If you’re a real foodie, then Budapest is a fantastic choice, as a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine costs under £303,4. Head to the Zeller Bistro to sample some home-style Hungarian cuisine or experience authentic Italian street food at Zeller Bistro – their price ranges are £2 – £7 for a meal5, making it really affordable.
Prague – Czech Republic
You’ll love Prague’s prices, especially if you’re looking to save some money. As the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of the largest cities in Central Europe. Monuments are reminiscent of the city’s rich historic roots and have an olde-worlde charm. For as little as £120 per person6, you can get a two-night trip in this incredible city. When visiting Prague, be sure to try the traditional Czech cuisine. For a true taste of the Czech Republic, tourists should head to U Kroka. Here you can be wined and dined with a three-course meal, bottle of wine and sides for two for as little as £227. An absolute must-see is Prague’s Old Town – if the city had a beating heart, this would be it. The square is filled with churches, houses and monuments dating back to the 13th century. European city breaks offer tourists value for money and unmatchable experiences. With a short journey on a no-frills airline you can take advantage of cheap cuisine, unforgettable scenery and outstanding day trips – there has never been a better time to explore new destinations! Whether you’re looking for the bustling music scene in the Czech Republic, or the scenic setting of Hungary, there are countless European city destinations to choose from.
1 Post Office Travel Money. (2014). Retrieved 16 May 2014 from http://bit.ly/1yP5peL
2 Travel Supermarket. (2014). Retrieved 16 May 2014 from http://www.travelsupermarket.com/
3 Tripadvisor. (2014). Retrieved 16 May 2014 from: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g274887-d4041036-r203211054-Zeller_Bistro-Budapest_Central_Hungary.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT
4 Tripadvisor. (2014). Retrieved 16 May 2014 from http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274887-d4041036-Reviews-Zeller_Bistro-Budapest_Central_Hungary.html
5 Tripadvisor. (2014). Retrieved 16 May 2014 from http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274887-d4041036-Reviews-Zeller_Bistro-Budapest_Central_Hungary.html
6 Low Cost Holidays. (2014). Prague City Breaks. Retrieved 16 May 2014 from http://bit.ly/1nF7qTe
7 Tripadvisor. (2014). Retrieved 16 May 2014 from http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g274707-d819580-Reviews-U_Kroka-Prague_Bohemia.html
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